Weekend: 24 things to do in Charlotte this weekend, including activities for you and your pup

Presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway, hosting the Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals September 23-25 ​​at the zMAX Dragway. Tickets to the Ultimate Drag Race Weekend start at $99.


88. Scattered thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.

Panthers vs. Bills preseason game at Bank of America Stadium: Enjoy the only last home game of the pre-season. 7 p.m. The price varies. Details

Gōl + CLT Hub Tailgate Party – Panthers vs Bills at CLT Hub: Start the season with indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxation, live music and food. 21+ only. Free. 3pm-11pm Details

Illusions the Drag Queen Show at 3217 The Plaza: Enjoy burlesque style and comedic performances from some of the funniest drag queen hosts in town. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $10. Details

Yoga at Rosie’s Wine Garden: Grab your yoga mat and take in the NoDa scenery for a 1-hour yoga class suitable for all levels. Tickets start at $10. 8:30 a.m. Details

Outdoor movies at Triple C Brewing: Watch Top Gun on the terrace and taste the dishes of Izzy’s. The price varies. 7-10 p.m. Details

DJ dinner at Yunta: Enjoy Japanese and Peruvian cuisine and music from a DJ. 7-11 p.m. The price varies. Details

Happy Hour Doggy at BW Sweets: Let your pup join in happy hour with dog-friendly cups of whipped cream, gourmet dog treats, and plenty of water. $3. 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Details


89. Afternoon thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.

Crown Town Animal Hospital Grand Opening at Crown Town Animal Hospital: Join the local authorities for a family event full of animal adoptions, food, drink, balloon animals, a bouncy house, tours and music. Free. Midday. Details

Loso Pup Crawl at Protagonist Beer: Enjoy a beer with friends and your pup with all proceeds going to Animal Care & Control. Tickets start at $40. 11am-3pm. Details

Pop culture at the Pizza Peel & Tap room: Step out onto Plaza Midwood and enjoy the music, food, art and shopping. Free. 4-8 p.m.Details

WAKE ME UP – 2010 EDM Retrospectives at The Music Yard: Thrill with EDM comebacks with friends all night long. 6 p.m. Tickets start at $5. Details

2022 Environmental Justice Day Festival at the West Complex: Enjoy a festival that highlights the importance of the intersections of environmental issues and social justice. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details

9th Annual Sickle Cell Walk/Run at 324 S. Mint St: Walk or run to raise funds for sickle cell services. 8 a.m. Tickets start at $25. Details

Hillman Day Party at Oak Room: Dress up retro 90s to dance, meet new people and enjoy the music of DJ LP & Friends. 3 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Details

Charlotte FC-Kick Childhood Cancer at Bank of America Stadium: Atrium Health and Charlotte FC will provide the first 10,000 fans in attendance with a special artist-designed mini soccer ball while recognizing children and families affected by the disease. Tickets start at $36. 7 p.m. Details

Uptown Farmers Market Downtown: Start your morning supporting local farmers and artisan food vendors while enjoying live music from local musicians. 8h-12h30. Free. Details

India Festival at Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Belk Theater: Learn about Indian culture and heritage through the showcase of arts, crafts, languages, tailoring and cuisine. The festival will also highlight some local forms of Bollywood and classical Indian dance. 12 p.m.-8 p.m. $6. Details

The Lumineers – BRIGHTSIDE World Tour at the Spectrum Center: Enjoy indie folk music favorites from The Lumineers. 7:30 p.m. $39 to $139. Details

Dog Days of the Summer at Sycamore Brewing: Shop at dozens of local dog vendors while experiencing new food trucks and live music. Free. 12pm-10pm Details


88. Isolated thunderstorms. 30% chance of rain.

Straight Ahead Jazz concerts “A sign of the times” at Arts Factory: Enjoy a smooth jazz performance. 4 p.m. Tickets start at $10. Details

Fashionably Authentic’s Style Day Celebration at 222 West Blvd: Meet creatives at the fashion party while enjoying wine and appetizers. Plus, enjoy a small fashion showcase. 2:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Details

Divas Summer Party at Hi-Wire Brewing: Mix and mix with tunes from DJ Vanna Vanity while enjoying pizza from Benny Pennello and performances from Ariana Venti. 2-5 p.m. $5. Details

Fun in the Sun Foam Party in Skiptown: Spend Sunday Funday with bubbles for your pup and booze for you and your friends. 11am-6pm. The price varies. Details

Summer evenings and gelato at HoneySuckle Optimist Hall: Donate school supplies to benefit the Merry Oaks International Academy for a few scoops of ice cream. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details


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