Here’s a dozen ways to spend your weekend – Livin’ Charlotte

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Good Morning QCity and Happy Friday eve!

Supposedly June 21 marks the first day of summer, but if you’ve stepped outside these last few days, you know it’s already sizzling.

On the bright side, that means you’ll get plenty of sun as you check out what’s happening in Charlotte with our events listing below.

As temperatures creep into the 90s, Amanda is looking to enjoy her weekend indoors at the Gantt Center’s showing of Black Orpheus, one of her favorite classic films.

If you can take the heat, hit up Lake Norman for Hot Grill Summer and soak in some sun.

No matter how you spend the weekend, spend it making memories in the Queen City.

Our Weekend Picks

Arts and Culture

Food and Drink

Note: Visit our events page for more QCity happenings or to post your own event. Sometimes the events we post are rescheduled, changed or canceled.

This Weekend: Diva Royale Drag Queens Show: A Celebration of all things feminine

Photo via Livin’ Charlotte

When most people think of a drag show, they may think of fast cars, dirt roads, and stadiums. North Carolina is the NASCAR state after all.

However, since the airing of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2009, the art form of men in makeup, dresses and wigs lip-syncing, dancing and performing for an audience earned the phrase ‘drag show’ a second meaning.

RuPaul’s success with his show and education on the meaning of Drag Queen created a public interest in drag and inspired more drag queens across the nation.

Keep reading. (Angel Butler)

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Get tickets before you’re iced out

The Tony®-nominated Best Musical FROZEN features the songs you know and love from the original film. An unforgettable theatrical experience with sensational special effects, FROZEN is everything you want in a musical: it’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy

Scene in Charlotte: THE COLOR OF JAZZ SERIES – A Tribute to Women in Jazz

Photo via Livin’ Charlotte

From Nina Simone to Getrude “Ma” Rainey, Black women have helped pioneer much of our culture’s music. 

A recent series paid tribute to prominent women in Jazz, Blues, and more. 

If you missed it, check out this photo gallery over on Livin’ Charlotte to get a glimpse at the event. 

Be sure to keep an eye on the “Scene in Charlotte” tab on our new site to see more photo galleries like this one.  

More Headlines

The national average for a gallon of gas is nearing $5, and with diesel climbing at an even faster clip, it’s impacting Charlotte’s landscaping businesses. (WCNC)

Growth, construction costs, safety and more were discussed Tuesday when officials from suburban towns met with Charlotte-Mecklenburg School leaders. (WFAE)

While inflation is squeezing consumers around the globe, in the U.S., those living in Charlotte are among those feeling it most acutely. (WSOC)

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Advice from a business professor

Dr. George Banks is a professor at UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business. We chatted with him for 15 minutes about his tips & advice for business owners and entrepreneurs.

Read more about our webinar series highlighting some of the entrepreneurs and business talent in the Queen City.

Share your summer reading list

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Summer Break reading program has started, and we want to know — what are you reading? Fill out this short form and we’ll share your list in this newsletter.

Promote Your Event

QCity Metro partners with some of Charlotte’s leading arts & entertainment organizations. Let us help you promote your next event. Email Bethany Lane at

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