Happy Friday! Happy Cinco de Mayo! Happy May 2017! There are many reasons to be joyful and jubilant today and this edition of Things To Do This Weekend offers events and experiences that will truly have you celebrating the first weekend of the month. If you enjoy the opportunity to be proper and dignified, maybe even put on your ‘Sunday’s Best’, then there are benefits and gatherings to participate in. Do you prefer to spend a day out, involving yourself around athletic activities? You could even get a bit (ok, A LOT) dirty this weekend with some friends, all while taking part in a fun community race. Art exhibits, fantastic chorale singing, movies and individuals displaying their finest (and other worldly) talents, the Greater Charlotte area is bursting with wonderful early May things to take part in.
May 5 @ 8:00 PM
Veteran’s Park in Kannapolis
N Main St.
Who doesn’t love a night out with the family? Pack your blanket, bring the lawn chairs and mobilize the kids for Movies on the Campus. The free event is a bit of American nostalgia as an outdoor movie graces the big screen on a warm May evening. This year’s movie is MONSTER TRUCKS!
Not sure what to do on Cinco de Mayo this year? Let Little Wonders enchant your evening with delectable food, sip sensational wines, imbibe with unique cocktails – surrounded by the luxury of the Ritz-Carlton, Uptown. While there, experience unparalleled service as you browse a curated selection of silent and live auction items donated by gracious local businesses and artisans. Best of all, proceeds from Little Wonders go to benefit Child Care Resources Inc. and its mission to help families find, afford and recognize quality child care and early learning opportunities.
Join artists and fellow art lovers as Waxhaw Arts Council kicks-off its 4th Annual Open Studios Weekend with a show of visual art from more than 20 artists and silent art auction sale! Enjoy some snacks and libations, and see the work and process of Waxhaw’s most dynamic and committed artists.
MuckFest MS is the mud run everyone can have the best time with the best obstacles. This obstacle course is built for some muddy family fun but also to support people living with multiple sclerosis.100% of the fundraised dollars will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
An annual event that integrates interactive experiences to enhance cultural awareness amongst the Sugar Creek and Hidden Valley communities diverse populations, inclusive of culture-specific entertainment, food, and recreation. Goals – To provide a free public event that advances positive sociocultural outcomes in the Sugar Creek and Hidden Valley communities of Mecklenburg county North Carolina.
Kick off the Spring with our 2nd Annual Music, Dance ‘n Que Fest! Kick back as artists dance, sing and play their way through historic tunes, folk songs and bluegrass music. Bring a chair or a blanket to lounge on, or snag a bale of hay to sit on. The entertainment will come at no cost, but folks can enjoy a North Carolina barbeque meal for a small fee.
Named the “Best Party for Young Professionals” by the Charlotte Observer and “Best Young Professional Party” by Society Charlotte magazine, Derby Days brings together more than 400 of Charlotte’s young professionals to enjoy a day of live music; lawn games; Mint Juleps; free wine and beer; food trucks; 50/50 raffle; and a large-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby, dubbed “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.
If you want to hear a variety of choral music at its best, you won’t want to miss The Big Sing! All three Carolina Voices ensembles -MainStage, Impromptu and Festival Singers- come together to present an exciting night of choral favorites — from the California sounds of the Beach Boys to the rich, extraordinary music of composer Eric Whitacre and the pop stylings of Michael Jackson and more. Don’t miss this fabulous night of entertainment with a red-hot band, fabulous dancers from Northwest School of the Arts and, of course, the soaring Carolina Voices!
Come and get a Taste of Tennis. Did you just buy your tennis racquet? Have you played before in the past but need a refresher course? MatchMaker Tennis has the class for you. They specialize with new tennis players and players returning to the game to teach the very basics of the game, ie: forehands, backhands, volleys and serves. When you are finished with the series, you will be able to keep score and play a very basic game of tennis.
Step right up! Step right up!
The producers of the best selling magic show in the world have teamed up with award-winning puppeteers to create a TURN OF THE CENTURY CIRCUS SPECTACULAR!
Cirque du Soleil made fame two decades ago when they removed the animals from the Circus, but with CIRCUS 1903, they are back and more beautiful than ever! Featuring the most amazing, dangerous, and unique acts from all four corners of the globe, accompanied by the largest ever performing African elephant, CIRCUS 1903 transports the audience to the golden age of circus.
This is a truly captivating circus extravaganza that is perfect for the entire family.