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The Weekender: 4th of July Festivities Begin, Puppy Talent Show + More
Wednesday, Jun 27 2018

Our curated list of the best things to do in Charlotte the weekend of June 28–July 1!

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Lunge With Legion Brewing Every Sunday

End your weekend on a high note with Legion Brewing in their all-levels vinyasa flow yoga class. Class starts at 12p every Sunday. After class be sure to grab your complimentary pint and rehydrate.

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Lunge With Legion Brewing Every Sunday
$7   .  Legion Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Cocktails in the Courtyard at The Duke Mansion 932 fire icon

Visit The Duke Mansion—without having to dish out for a room! For one month only, sip summery drinks in the beautiful courtyard and ease into a summer evening, southern style.

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Cocktails in the Courtyard at The Duke Mansion
Free   .  The Duke Mansion   .  Charlotte
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Summer Solstice Bavarian Feast

More daylight means more time to eat food, right? Treat your tastebuds to five courses of deliciousness and beer pairings.

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Summer Solstice Bavarian Feast
$75   .  Resident Culture Brewing   .  Charlotte
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80s Dance Party

Practice your moonwalk, cabbage patch, and worm for this months 80s dance party at Petra's.

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80s Dance Party
$2+   .  Petra's Bar   .  Charlotte
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Strut Your Mutt Talent Show

Dress your pup up in everything red white and blue—then show off all their skills in this talent show just for our four legged friends.

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Strut Your Mutt Talent Show
Free   .  Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte   .  Charlotte
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Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops: Celebrate America

Party like it's 1776 with a night of patriotic favorites played beautifully by the Charlotte Symphony. The night will end with a BANG with a spectacular firework finale.

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Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops: Celebrate America
$5+   .  Symphony Park   .  Charlotte
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Meet the Puppies Social

Swing by and meet the newest batch of Operation Sidekick Service Dogs while sampling some of the best whiskey in Charlotte! 

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Meet the Puppies Social
Free   .  Whiskey Wine Room (WWR)   .  Charlotte
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7th Street Public Market Vegan Tasting

Viva Raw, Orrman's Cheese Shop and Assorted Table Wine Shoppe come together for a multi-course vegan tasting menu. Come hungry!

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7th Street Public Market Vegan Tasting
$45   .  7th Street Public Market   .  Charlotte
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All White Erotic Party

The sexiest people from around Charlotte will be gathering together for an evening of adult only fun! Get ready for erotic poets, comlimentary massages, body paint, and more surprises. 

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All White Erotic Party
$20   .  124 Atando Ave   .  Charlotte
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Bright Star

Transport yourself to the 1920s and '40s as this tale of love and redemption, that's based on a true story, unfolds on the stage before you.

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Bright Star
$25+   .  Blumenthal Performing Arts   .  Charlotte
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Paint and Play Two Year Anniversary

Gather the squad and head down to the event that everyone is talking about. Enjoy a night filled with live painters, spoken word, line dancing, crafters, vendors, go-karts, bowling, arcade, and more.

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Paint and Play Two Year Anniversary
Free   .  Victory Lane Indoor Karting   .  Charlotte
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Red White & Brew Fest

Happy Birthday America! Celebrate a few days early with Sycamore Brewing. Perpetual Groove and Atlas Road Crew will be rocking the main stage and JJ's Red Hots will be serving up dogs all night.

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Red White & Brew Fest
Free   .  Sycamore Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Black-Owned Bar Crawl

Wander your way through the variety of black-owned bars, lounges and nightclubs that Charlotte has to offer.

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Black-Owned Bar Crawl
$20+   .  Charlotte   .  Charlotte
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Karate Kid at Midwood Park

Not only do you get to watch Mr. Miyagi in all of his karate glory (wax on, wax off... genius), you also get to see a special pre-show live karate demonstration.

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Karate Kid at Midwood Park
Free   .  Midwood Park   .  Charlotte
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Cannes Film Critique

Join filmmakers and artists from around Charlotte to discuss and analyze the films that made it to Cannes, and brainstorm how to get Charlotte on the filmmaking map. 

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Cannes Film Critique
Free   .  The Light Factory   .  Charlotte
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Pig Pickin' Fundraiser

Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina Trailblaze Challange need your help! Enjoy a day of beers and BBQ to help raise money for these great causes.

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Pig Pickin' Fundraiser
$15+   .  NoDa Brewing Company   .  Charlotte
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The Purple Party - A Celebration of Prince

The Purple Party is celebrating the best of Prince in Charlotte! Enjoy all the hits of this world wide legend with dance offs, themed drinks, a photo booth and more!

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The Purple Party - A Celebration of Prince
$15   .  Carolina Ale House   .  Charlotte
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Capture - Creative Dinner and Workshop

Time to let your creative monster out! Learn about talents you didn't know you had during this dynamic, hands-on dinner and workshop.

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Capture - Creative Dinner and Workshop
$50   .  BLKMRKTCLT   .  Charlotte
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