Fri., Aug. 1 and Sat., Aug. 2
Rooftop 210 - Uptown
Legends Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush host the party with John Wilson from WCCB's Wilsons World. There will be prizes and giveaways, including tickets to the Champions Cup Game on Aug 2. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 1, 8 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 2, 8 p.m.
10th Street Townhomes Courtyard - Uptown
Price: $25 each night The festival showcases locally produced films in a range of genres that include documentaries, music videos, comedies, dramas, and experimental flicks. For more information, visit www.joedance.org.
First Friday of every month, 7-9 p.m.
Pottery 51 - Matthews
Price: free Starting Aug 1st, Pottery 51 will hold an Open House on the 1st Friday each month as we celebrate Mint Hill's "Art Around the Block", promote our pottery and sign up students for lessons. Please come out and meet us! Pottery 51 has joined with local Mint Hill artists and businesses for “Art Around the Block”, an evening of fine art, music, demonstrations, entertainment and more. The monthly ““Art Around the Block” event will feature displays of pottery, paintings and other fine art by local artists, promote local restaurants and other businesses offering music and theater lessons. Ample free parking.
Sat., Aug. 2, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
U.S. National Whitewater Center - General Charlotte Area
Join the USNCW for the 3rd annual Build Your Own Boat competition. Whether you build your own boat or simply cheer on your favorite boat builder, you're invited to attend. Also enjoy live music, a run-paddle-run duathlon and the BYOB competition. For more information, visit http://usnwc.org/build-your-own-boat-festival/
Wed., July 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thu., July 31, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri., Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Charlotte Convention Center - Uptown
Price: $14 daily, $35 for all four days Workshops with Well-Known Quilters More than 450 quilts 8 exhibits Huge Merchant Mall Over $50,000 in prizes
Sat., Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rockin K Ranch - Huntersville
Price: Free (entry donation appreciated) Family fun to raise awareness for the future Charlotte Zoo. Petting zoo, horse rides, face painting, and arts and crafts. Animals will include horses, donkeys, bulls, sheep, goats, and reptiles. Meet Charlotte sculptor Jon Hair and Charlotte Zoological Society board members to answer questions. Food includes Papa Johns, hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks. Entry donation appreciated but not required.
Sat., Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Beverly Crest - Matthews
Price: Half the line is under $50! Enjoy a day of great shopping with Stella & Dot, Rodan + Fields, Bella Tunno, Mary Kay, & La Senorita Jolie. Shop an amazing Sample Sale & view the new Fall Lines! Check out our wonderful vendors: www.StellaDot.com/sites/JennyWilken http://www.sandracarr.myrandf.com www.bellatunno.com www.MaryKay.com/dphilbeck www.lasenoritajolie.com
Sat., Aug. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden - General Charlotte Area
Price: $12 - adults; $11 - seniors 60+; $6 - kids 4-12; Free - Garden Members and children under 4 Wildlife biologist Susan Campbell returns for her annual research trip as she traps, bands, and releases hummingbirds. Visitors can observe, ask questions, and help release the tiny birds, resulting in an incredible opportunity to see science in action.
Sat., Aug. 2, 12-6 p.m.
Price: $10 (ticket includes a T-shirt, entry into participating bars and entry into giveaways) Celebrate the Champions Cup with Guinness specials, give-aways, including tickets to the upcoming Liverpool vs. AC Milan game at Bank of America Stadium. Stops on the crawl include Blackfinn, Whisky River, StrikeCity, Rooftop 210, Vida Vida, Vida Cantina, Suite, and Bubble. For tickets, visit www.championscupbarcrawl.eventbrite.com.
Sat., Aug. 2, 1-10 p.m.
U.S. National Whitewater Center - General Charlotte Area
Price: Free Our 3rd annual Build Your Own Boat competition takes over as its own festival this year on Saturday, August 2. Whether you build your own or provide moral support, the race of homemade crafts down our Competition Channel is entertaining for everyone. The festival will kick off with our 2nd annual Amphibious Duathlon at 8 a.m., followed by the BYOB competition and live music.
Sat., Aug. 2, 1-4 p.m.
Napa on Providence - Myers Park
Price: $15 Angel's Accessory Plus presents this event with vendors and a poetry performance from LaShay "Lady Truth" Hill. Folks hosting the event will be collecting school supplies to donate to Loving Our Kids. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.
Sat., Aug. 2, 2-4:30 p.m.
Be Yoga - Dilworth
Price: $30 Prosperity means different things to different folks. Through the lens of yoga, wealth is an internal conversation with external manifestations. It’s a Spiritual conversation applied in a practical way. To have access to that state of being, our basic needs must be met. If our financial resources are scarce, it is harder to be in the flow of our own lives. In this workshop, we will practice a powerful yoga set to release tension and improve intuition. Participants will learn a potent meditation to create prosperity in their lives (and get a copy of the meditation to take home).
Sat., Aug. 2, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Triple C Brewery - South End
Price: $15 The festival, benefiting DrumsForCures, features live music (Bombadil, River Whyless, Sinners & Saints, Caroline Spence), raffles, food trucks, art, popsicles, cupcakes and more. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com.
Sat., Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Bank of America Stadium - Uptown
Two of Europe's most notable football teams, Liverpool and Milan, will compete in an international competition held in Charlotte at the Bank of American Stadium. For more information, visit http://internationalchampionscup.com
Sat., Aug. 2, 8-10 p.m.
The Secret Chocolatier Ballantyne - Ballantyne
Price: $50 for a table of two Enjoy An Evening of Chocolate with a fruitful bounty at The Secret Chocolatier. Guests will be treated to three chocolate-inspired dessert courses incorporated with fresh, locally grown fruit. Chef Bill Dietz – the store’s chief chocolatier and a 30-plus-year pastry chef – will prepare and plate each course onsite at The Secret Chocolatier’s Ballantyne location. Seating is limited for the event and reservations are required. Cost is $50 for a table of two.