What’s Happening, Charlotte: Check out 17 ways to spend your weekend
Happy Friday Eve, QCity!
The weekend is so close I can almost smell it — is what I would say if not for all the pollen riling up my allergies.
Despite the sneezing and puffy eyes, I’m still looking forward to checking out the Seltzerland Festival.
Other things to do this weekend could include visiting a new exhibition at the Harvey B. Gantt Center, catching a fashion show, attending a Spring Fling Festival and lots more.
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International artist debuts his first American museum exhibit at the Gantt
For Reginald Sylvester II, painting was always a side hobby but never something that he considered a potential career. After spending some time in corporate America, he took a chance to pursue art full-time in 2015.
Sylvester has showcased his work in exhibitions across the globe, but never in the United States.
On Thursday, he will finally get his chance at the Gantt Center.
Keep Reading. Jalon Hill
Our Weekend Picks
Food and Drink:
- Crave Food Festival (Sat-Sun): Enjoy some of the best food, wine, cocktails and craft brew that Charlotte has to offer in this fun, tasty event.
- Open Studio (Sat): Join art enthusiasts and artists in this event for creative exploration.
- Yoga on the Rooftop: (Sun): Enjoy yoga on the roof of the Gantt Center and take a self-guided tour of the galleries afterward.
Note: Visit our events page for more QCity happenings or to post your own event. Sometimes the events we post are rescheduled, changed or canceled. We suggest you check before you go.
When hip-hop, comedy and improv mix
Before Hamilton, before In the Heights, there was Freestyle Love Supreme. Now, more than 15 years after its inception, the original hip-hop musical phenomenon from Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale is coming to Charlotte May 24-29 in Knight Theater.
Every performance brings the unexpected, as the crew takes the crowd on a freestyle, hip-hop, improvisational comedy ride. See it for the first time each time – no two shows are the same!
The city’s proposed $3.2 billion budget includes a 50% increase for the hourly rate of street parking in South End and Uptown. (The Charlotte Observer) 🔒
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is urging parents to be alert heading into the summer swimming season. (WCNC)
The African American Quilt Guild of Gaston County takes pride in maintaining Black history in quilting and supporting the community. (WFAE)
More weekend plans from our partners
The Accenture IMAX Dome Theatre at Discovery Place Science is gearing up for summer with two incredible blockbusters—Top Gun: Maverick followed by Jurassic World Dominion! Only here for a limited time. Tickets on sale now.
This Saturday, May 7th, Paradise Valley Golf Course will turn into a hard seltzer paradise. Guests will be able to enjoy this one-of-a-kind immersive experience spending the afternoon tasting 100+ unique hard seltzers, indulging in delicious munchies, receiving tons of Seltzer swag, and capturing insta-worthy moments. Get tickets!
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