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The Weekender: Carolinas Art Contest Kickoff, Plenty of Parties + More
Wednesday, Jul 11 2018

Our curated list of the best things to do in Charlotte the weekend of July 12-July 15!

Thursday
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Race Through Plaza with Legion Brewing

Every Thursday at 6:30p, join Legion Brewing for their weekly run club. Runners are encouraged to stay for a pint (or two) after the 4+ mile run through Plaza Midwood.

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Race Through Plaza with Legion Brewing
Free   .  Legion Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Geek Out with Thirsty Nomad Brewing

Join Thirsty Nomad every Thursday for trivia where they will focus on hard hitting themes like Harry Potter, Star Trek and Disney. Trivia is free but be sure to RSVP because space is limited.

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Geek Out with Thirsty Nomad Brewing
Free   .  Thirsty Nomad Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Shake What Your Mama Gave You at Salsa Class

Every week join Rumbao Latin Dance Company at La Revolucion for Salsa! Dance away your stress with an intro salsa class starting at 10p. Then show off your moves until the lights come on.

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Shake What Your Mama Gave You at Salsa Class
$5   .  La Revolucion   .  Charlotte
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Saturday
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Cool off in the pool then heat it up at the party. Craft City Social's summer pool parties include cabanas, booze, food, and music for a day that's sure to be fun.

Sat Aug 04, 1:00p
Splash Bash Pool Party
Free   .  Craft City Social Club   .  Charlotte
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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.

Multiple Day Event
Cocktails in the Courtyard at The Duke Mansion
Free   .  The Duke Mansion   .  Charlotte
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Past Experiences
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Watermelon Day

Let your five senses go wild at Annual Watermelon Day! Enjoy the taste, smell, sights of the Charlotte Regional Market while listening to the sounds of the 484th Army Band - Woodwind Ensemble. 

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Watermelon Day
Free   .  Charlotte Regional Farmers Market   .  Charlotte
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Carolinas Art Contest Kickoff

Engage, explore and be entertained during this epic kickoff event! Top notch, local talent will be there for you to enjoy, as well as the top 10 food trucks from around the Carolinas!

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Carolinas Art Contest Kickoff
Free   .  Spirit Square   .  Charlotte
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BYOD: Dog Walking Program Launch

Think less intense than a running group, with all the fun of puppies and outdoors. BYOD and hit the pavement with your new dog walking crew!

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BYOD: Dog Walking Program Launch
Free   .  NoDa Brewing Company   .  Charlotte
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CineOdyssey Film Festival

Spend an evening being entertained, enlightened, empowered, and engaged at this year's CineOdyssey Film Festival. 

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CineOdyssey Film Festival
$10+   .  Knight Theater   .  Charlotte
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Creative Mornings CLT

Wake up with local food, coffee, and stimulating conversation. Discuss the theme of "intention" with peers while enjoying local treats, and live music.

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Creative Mornings CLT
Free   .  The Fillmore Charlotte   .  Charlotte
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Wooden Robot Three Year Anniversary Party

Three years of Wooden Robot in the books! Celebrate their anniversary and enjoy a line-up of specialty releases and exciting new brews.

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Wooden Robot Three Year Anniversary Party
$5+   .  Wooden Robot Brewery   .  Charlotte
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Cracking Up for Adoption Comedy Fundraiser

Laugh your way through the evening while helping local families cover the cost of adoption—because every child deserves a happy and laughter-filled home. 

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Cracking Up for Adoption Comedy Fundraiser
$15+   .  The Comedy Zone   .  Charlotte
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Silent Disco at Rooftop 210

Pick which DJ you want to party down with and dance the night away, then take your headphones off and watch strangers dance in silence. People watching is half the fun!

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Silent Disco at Rooftop 210
Free   .  Rooftop 210   .  Charlotte
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Free Range Third Anniversary Shindig

Come party and help Free Range Brewing cheers to three years of beers! Get your tastebuds ready for a day of brewery delight, including some very special new brews.

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Free Range Third Anniversary Shindig
$10   .  Free Range Brewing   .  Charlotte
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Charlotte French Festival 2018

French favorites including wines, crepes, pastries, music and dance will be plentiful at the second annual French Festival!

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Charlotte French Festival 2018
$5+   .  Nevin Community Park   .  Charlotte
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Liberate Your Palate Mixology Class

Do you like it shaken or stirred? Learn how to make three summer cocktails and be the life of your next party. 

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Liberate Your Palate Mixology Class
$65   .  Hygge Coworking   .  Charlotte
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Summer Jazz Series feat. J'Michael Peeples and Art Sherrod Jr.

Smooth jazz to funk and R&B, you will hear it all during this free outdoor concert. Snag your spot in the park and get ready to enjoy a musical evening.

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Summer Jazz Series feat. J'Michael Peeples and Art Sherrod Jr.
Free   .  Freedom Park   .  Charlotte
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Blackout Brunch With Brody Jenner

Snag your ticket for this Black Out Brunch and jam out with DJ sets by Brody Jenner! Get one of the VIP tickets and enjoy some epic perks.

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Blackout Brunch With Brody Jenner
$25+   .  Queen Park Social   .  Charlotte
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The Underground's First Annual Toga Party

Time to get crafty with your bed sheet! Toga it up then break it down to celebrate 40 years of Animal House.

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The Underground's First Annual Toga Party
$10   .  The Underground   .  Charlotte
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Phoenix Rising Fire Party

All are welcome for this collaborative art piece and ceremonial burn in honor of the Summer Solstice. This year Haylo is donating funds to The Burned Children's Fund.

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Phoenix Rising Fire Party
Free   .  Haylo Healing Arts Lounge   .  Charlotte
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Band Together Benefit for Behailu

Nine local bands battle it out in the hopes of winning the grand prize. Do your part to make sure your favorite band gets crowned the winner by buying all the $1 voting cards you deem necessary! 

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Band Together Benefit for Behailu
Free   .  Divine Barrel Brewing   .  Charlotte
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ArtPop - Pop Up Party

See beautiful pieces of art and mingle with the local creator who dreamt them up. This quarterly event is an exciting new twist on the art buying experience. 

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ArtPop - Pop Up Party
Free   .  Evoke   .  Charlotte
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