Things to do in June, events, things to do in Charlotte, NC

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The Untappd Beer Festival returns to Charlotte on June 18th.

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Friday

For Pride Month activities your dog can enjoy, too, visit Skiptown for a weekend of Pride-themed events benefiting nonprofit partner Time Out Youth. The boarding service, bar and dog park kick off the celebrations with their first-ever drag show, hosted by Patti O’Furniture. Other events this weekend include a Pup-Up Market Adoption Event and two Most Prideful Pup Costume Contests on Saturday. Free for Skiptown members; $15 for the Skiptown Day Pass. Buy in the Skiptown app. 222 Rampart St. https://bit.ly/3MMArOr

Meet a friend for lunch and coffee at 220C Banh Mi and Coffee to experience the flavors of Vietnam. The restaurant bakes French-style bread daily for banh mi sandwiches, as well as other savory and sweet treats. 10020 Monroe Street. https://bit.ly/3b4gTYM

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220C Banh Mi’s savory buns include bulgogi beef and hot dog options. Tricia Tam/MoRA

Saturday

Grab your picnic blankets and chairs and take the whole family to an outdoor Moiana performance with live music, kids’ activities, local food and more at Wilmore Centennial Park. Free. Register online. Music and activities begin at 5-9 p.m. Wilmore Centennial Park, 205 West Kingston Ave. https://bit.ly/3xHWnps

Enjoy unlimited samples of 300+ craft beers from 100 world-class breweries, live music and more at the Untappd Beer Festival. VIP admission begins at 11am, doors open for general admission at 12pm and close at 3:30pm. VIP admission for the second session starts at 5:30pm, general admission starts at 6:30pm and ends for the night at 10pm General admission is $60, VIP admission is $150. American Legion Memorial Stadium, 1218-1238 Armory Drive. https://bit.ly/354E16K

Learn about the experiences and impact of immigrants on the American spirit through the works and stories of seven immigrant artists at the opening of the Brooklyn Collective’s new exhibition, Resilience. 6 p.m. free. 229 S. Brevard St. https://bit.ly/3Hvd62D

Sunday

Celebrate June 16 with a live performance by Quentin Talley and The Soul Providers, plus a hands-on art workshop and community talk on what freedom means today at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture’s Junteenth Celebration: Elements of Freedom means. 12:30pm-5:00pm Free. 551 S. Tryon St. https://bit.ly/3HnxC57

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Take your dad to the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery for Father’s Day brunch, including bison breakfast sliders, fried chicken and waffles in buttermilk, shrimp and grits and more, plus live music, golf games and a chipping competition from 2pm to 3pm with prizes , and of course a large selection of craft beers. Free admission. Brunch: $27.95 per person; $10.95 for children under 10 years old. 10:00-22:00 The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery & Beer Garden, 4150 Yancey Road. https://bit.ly/3tYiZA3

Monday

Visit the Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark for a wine pairing dinner that will transport your taste buds to Spain. The meal will include a selection of Spanish wines to accompany five courses, including Spanish tapas, mofongo stuffed with grilled crab, roast pork shoulder and more. 6:30pm Tickets include dinner and wine pairing with each course. $130 per person (taxes and tips not included). Email [email protected] to reserve your spot. 4905 Ashley Park Lane, Suite. J. https://www.dilworthtr.com/southpark

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Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark will host its next Multi-Course Dinner with Wine Pairing on Monday, June 20 at 6:30pm DTR SouthPark.

Skip the cooking and grab a burger for dinner. Check out our interactive burger guide that allows you to search by location and type of cuisine to find the best burger in your area. https://bit.ly/3ObhENO

Tuesday

Learn how to play pickleball so you can challenge your friends to a weekend game. https://bit.ly/3QjyT1l

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Lifetime’s Charlotte location includes pickleball classes, clinics and free spins. Lifetime fitness

Wednesday

Discover new comedians and help them out in “Night of a Thousand Laughs,” a fast-paced comedy show hosted by Don Garrett. This month’s comedians include Jimmy Briggs, Kaleigh Cutright, JBliss, Kim Harrison, Julio Hennessey, Johnny Millwater and LA Redd. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the box office, $25 season ticket. Buy tickets online. The Comedy Zone Charlotte, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., B3. https://bit.ly/3QiA5BZ

Support your favorite Charlotte ice cream parlor by nominating them for our reader poll. https://bit.ly/3xPqpaQ

Thursday

Join CLTure and Jack the Radio at the new Super Abari Game Bar to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Charlotte’s HeroesCon comic book convention for their kickoff party. While there, hear live music from local and regional acts such as Jack the Radio, Ancient Cities, Sonny Miles, Erick Lottary, Shame Gang, Modern Moxie and Nia J. 4pm – 1am $10. Buy tickets online. 1015 Seigle Ave. https://bit.ly/3QlNTLZ

If you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway, consider planning a trip to Greensboro. Book this Airbnb guest house designed by an HGTV host and visit a museum or two. Then have lunch at one of the city’s local restaurants, like Scrambled Southern Diner, which serves breakfast and lunch all day, or Bandito Bodega, Greensboro’s most popular food truck, with a menu that includes everything from out-of-the- Box burritos served with kimchi fried rice and katsu curry. End the day with a beer and a wide range of classic and modern arcade games at one of the best bars in town, Boxcar Bar and Arcade. https://bit.ly/3mOOGaY

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Ursula Carmona, host of the show Table Wars: The Look for Less, now hosts her guest house in Greensboro on AirBnB. Courtesy of Ursula Carmona

mark your calendar

Join the crowds at Celebrate America, hear patriotic music from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and see fireworks for the whole family at Truist Field. June 22, 8:30 p.m. 324 S. Mint St. Tickets start at $25+. https://bit.ly/3QmJlVJ

Tickets to the inaugural Queen City Jam Sessions, a multi-day music festival August 19-21 presented by MaxxMusic and NoDa Brewing Company, are available now. See Greensky Bluegrass, Oteil and Friends and Infamous Stringdusters and more at NoDa Brewing. A three-day general admission pass is $189. VIP passes cost $299 and include express entry, premium seating, two beers per day and access to the private bar. Children under 7 are admitted free. Buy tickets online. NoDa Brewing Company, 2921 N Tryon St. https://bit.ly/3ENznYk

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