Fri., May 24
Charlotte Motor Speedway - Concord/Kannapolis
Price: $25 Winged, 850-horsepower, open-wheel sprint cars compete.
Fri., May 24, 4 p.m.
Sullivan's Steakhouse - South End
On the heels of The Great Gatsby's release, Sullivan's is hosting this event comprising a Roaring Twenties costume contest, Gatsby-themed cocktails, lively raffles and trivia. Guests will be able to nab prizes throughout the night that include Skyy Vodka martini sets. Live music that includes Electro Swing and 1920s tunes will also be on site. In addition to the gala, Sullivan's fans may participate in a 1920s-themed photo contest surrounding the event from May 17-31. For more information and to make reservations, call (704)355-8228 or visit www.sullivanssteakhouse.com/gatsby
Fri., May 24, 7:30 p.m.
Be Yoga - Dilworth
Price: $25 This is for you if: -You want a deep experience of meditation -You are an experienced meditator and want to go into a deeper, more embodied experience -You are brand new to meditation and want a safe, easy, and fun way to experience it -You find meditation difficult because “you can’t slow your mind” or “feel too restless” -You want to improve your health naturally You want to feel more spontaneous joy, gratitude, connection, and peace
Fri., May 24, 9 p.m.
BlackFinn Saloon - Uptown
Price: free Giving away a Kindle Fire May 24 from 9-11! Contact KLavallee@Blackfinncharlotte.com to get on the list for free cover & drink specials
Sat., May 25
Price: $27-$62 The festival, which travels across the country, highlights local soul food institutions and gives patrons live entertainment to accompany their meals. Held at the intersection of Ninth and Brevard Streets. For more information visit www.ilovesoulfood.com.
Sat., May 25, 8 a.m.
Charlotte Peace at Home - General Charlotte Area
Price: $30.00 We are proud to present the 2013 Charlotte Run for Peace at Home hosted at McAlpine Creek Greenway on May 25, 2013. For nearly 20 years, our goal has been to raise awareness and funds to benefit domestic violence programs in our community.
Sat., May 25, 9 a.m.
Belmont Police Department - Gastonia
Annual 5K raising funds for Belmont’s Police Department. Race begins at 9am.
Sat., May 25, 12 p.m.
Shakori Hills Community Arts Center - General Charlotte Area
Price: $20 IN ADVANCE; $25 AT GATE Gates open at noon, music starts at 1:30. FREE CAMPING/FAMILY FRIENDLY This is a celebration of our local beer, wine, food, and farms all enhanced by superb music!! There is so much North Carolina has to offer in regards to our beers, wineries, sustainable farms, the restaurants that buy from our farms and of course the great music that helps that NC beer, wine and food go down so well! This festival is to not only showcase that, but to bring awareness to what it is we have here!!
Sat., May 25, 2 & 4 p.m.
SouthPark Mall - General Charlotte Area
Price: Free for members; $5 for non-members Little food lovers will get creative with cuisine as Super Duper Lil Chefs makes its annual appearance at SouthPark! Families can stir up some tasty fun with a variety of exciting activities, including food-related arts and crafts projects, prize giveaways and a local food drive.
Sat., May 25, 7 p.m.
Old Courthouse Theatre - General Charlotte Area
Price: $7.00 Love all things 80s? Tired of the same ol' club scene? Come see some of the best belly dancers in the Southeast in a whole new way! We've got more than 50 performers dancing to your 80s favorites - from Motley Crue to Michael Jackson to Depeche Mode. So come be part of the show! Dig out your best 80s garb, bring your friends, and support live, local entertainment! Want more info? Find us on Facebook at We Will Raq You III (80s edition) This show sold out the last two years, so get your tickets NOW!
Price: Free Admission NASCAR fans can test their tire-changing skills on a full-size racecar during the day on Friday at the CL booth at the Food Lion Speed Street festival. The fastest five will go up against NASCAR's best pit crew tire changers to win prizes and bragging rights. CL is also hosting many different autograph sessions during the festival. Booth is on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Tryon Streets.
Thu., May 23, Fri., May 24 and Sat., May 25
Price: Free admission Celebrating its 19th year, Food Lion Speed Street transforms the streets of Uptown Charlotte into an racing enthused entertainment zone with live music, appearances and autograph sessions with NASCAR drivers and celebrities, activities and an assortment of vendors. Held in Uptown Charlotte. For more information, visit www.600festival.com.
Thu., May 23, 12 p.m., Fri., May 24, 12 p.m. and Sat., May 25, 12 p.m.
Uptown Charlotte - Uptown
Price: FREE Celebrating 19 years of family-friendly fun, Food Lion Speed Street delivers an unprecedented consumer experience to an estimated 400,000 fans by means of live entertainment, access to NASCAR’s brightest stars, and vendor displays from sponsors such as Food Lion, Coca-Cola and Chevrolet. www.facebook.com/foodlionspeedstreet Twitter: @flspeedstreet
Sun., May 26
Kennedy's Premium Bar & Grill - Elizabeth
Venues in the Elizabeth neighborhood sure know how to team up for a good party. The third annual Memorial Day Block Party stretches from Jackalope Jacks, Kennedy’s Premium Pub, and the Philosopher’s Stone and offers live music, drink specials, corn hole tournaments and more.
Sun., May 26
U.S. National Whitewater Center - General Charlotte Area
Kick off Memorial Day weekend with a challenging five- or eight-mile race through the USNWC trail system. The races will be followed by a Memorial Day celebration that includes entertainment, food, drink, fireworks and live music.