Saturday, July 25, 2015

Car show, live jazz and a flash mob

So many different things to do today. Get out early and shop, dance or do both. Then head out for a car show and live jazz. Great day to get out and about. See you in the streets. 

Vintage Shopping - More than 80 local vintage and artisans will show their goods at VTG CLT for the fourth annual Summer Market, The Warehouse, 2205 N Tryon St.
Beer from by Sycamore Brewing, coffee from The Daily Press CLT and food from Juan Taco Truck, Bleu Barn Bistro and King of Pops. Admission is FREE from 11am-6pm! Pay $5 and get a head start at 10 a.m. Details.

Book Sale - Have you been eyeing an artsy coffee shop book at the Mint Museum’s gift shop. Now is the time to pick it up at the Mint Museum Library Book Sale. Plus it’s also Make Me An Offer day. Great buys from 1-5 p.m. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Rd. Details.

Dance! Dance! Dance! - Celebrate National Dance Day. Nigel Lythgoe of “So You Think You Can Dance” created the event to promote health and self-esteem through dance. The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center hosts a party at Wells Fargo Plaza, 301 South Tryon St. Details.

Plaza-Midwood celebrates National Dance Day with a flash mob performance at Thomas Avenue and Central Avenue. Then festivities continue at Pizza Peel, The Workman’s Friend and Peculiar Rabbit. Details.

International Soccer - Charlotte continues to build its reputation as a city that supports soccer. Today, Paris Saint-Germain FC v. Chelsea FC in the International Champions Cup at Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St. Hang out uptown for the tailgating and then watch the game at Draught.

Don't Forget

Car/Bike Show & Concert - Rapper Lil’ Boosie headlines the King of the Streets Concert & Car/Bike Show. Metrolina Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. Details.

Viewing Party - Watch the 2015 Special Olympics World Games and support NC athletes: Cheer on the participating athletes Charlotte’s Katie Degnan, Lexington’s Allison Douglas, Concord’s Starr Kluttz and Greensboro’s Randy Rogers. Kickstand Bar and Grill, 1101 Central Ave. 8 p.m. and opening ceremony starts at 9 p.m. 

Jazz Festival - This is a multi-day jazz festival in various venues at the QC SummerFest uptown. Performances by saxophonist Najee, pianist Keiko Matsui, guitarist Chris Standing and others. Guitarist Nick Colionne will host. Venues include McGlohon Theater and Belk Theater. Details.