Looking for something to do this weekend? As summer winds down, events in the Queen City are heating up.

On Thursday, check out a poetry slam or attend a Knights baseball game. On Friday, a new social lounge will open in Uptown. Society at 229 will be a membership-based coworking space where members will get access to exclusive social gatherings after hours.

On Saturday and Sunday, celebrate the LGBT+ community at Charlotte Pride.

If you’re looking for a weekend road trip, check out our guide to Charleston, S.C., home of the new International African American Museum.

Our Weekend Picks



  •  30Six NoDa Block Party: This block party features live music, food trucks, local breweries and pop-up shops. 
  • Front Lawn FridayJoin in for an evening of rhythmic jazz and exquisite wines while dining on great food.


  • Orchestra Noir Presents: Y2K Meets 90’s Vibe: Listen to the renowned all-Black orchestra, Orchestra Noir, play classics from two decades. 
  • Aries SpearsNew York native Aries Spears has been a regular on Fox’s sketch comedy series, “MADtv,” and performed stand-up shows around the country.


  • Brick Fest Live: View life-size LEGO sets at this weekend convention. 
  • Yoga on the Rooftop: Head to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture for rooftop yoga this Sunday.


  • Pride Trivia Night  (Thurs.):  Join BOOM Charlotte’s Jelly Clarckson at Weathered Souls Brewing in South End for a night of Pride-filled festivities.
  • WERQ Opening Reception (Fri): Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community through dramatic and intriguing art. 
  • Cupcakes for a Cause (Sat.): The Market at 7th will be sponsoring Cupcakes for a Cause, a cupcake sale to benefit the local nonprofit, PFLAG Charlotte.
  • Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade (Sun.): Charlotte’s largest annual parade returns to Uptown. More than 40 floats and more than 200 contingents will make their way down a rainbow-filled Tryon Street. 

Check our events calendar for more QCity happenings or to post your own event.
Note: Events are sometimes rescheduled, changed or canceled. Check before going.

Live music in Historic West End

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Summer drink of the week

A sweet and fruity drink can be a refreshing adult treat for these dog days of summer. 

The CAT 5 “HURRICANE” is made with Plantation Pineapple Rum, Parrot Bay Passionfruit Rum, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, orange, pineapple, citrus, grenadine and 151 float. 

For $14.50, this classic drink can be found at The Waterman Fish Bara seafood restaurant and oyster bar located in Southend. 

Enjoy it with selected $1.50 oysters on weekdays from 2-7 p.m. during Oyster Happy Hour.

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