Sunday: Six free things to do today in Charlotte

Sunday: Six free things to do today in Charlotte

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by Jody Mace / NBC Charlotte Contributor

Jody Mace / NBC Charlotte Contributor

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 9:41 AM

The weather forecast for today, Sunday, June 1st,  is perfect, so why not get out and enjoy some of what Charlotte has to offer? It’s even better if you can do these things for free! There are several great free events going on today, so spread the word, gather some friends and enjoy. If you want to make sure you never miss the announcement of a free or cheap event, make sure to sign up for Charlotte on the Cheap’s daily email

Explore historyLevine Museum of the New South is free to visit every Sunday, as long as your group is smaller than 10 people. Park in 7th Street Station and bring your ticket to the Levine Museum to be validated. On weekends you can get it validated for all day.

Try a new sport: The Nano Sports Center is hosting Pickleball open play. Pickleball is like tennis but on a smaller scale. No pickles are harmed during the games.

See Shakespeare in a new way: Charlotte Shakespeare is staging Love’s Labor’s Lost as a Beatles-inspired 60s era musical romp. The performance is Uptown, outside on The Green. There’s even a free workshop before the show. Follow the link for showtimes and more details.

Enjoy a picnic and musicDavidson’s Concerts on the Greens have gotten rolling for the summer. Bring your own picnic or buy dinner in Davidson and relax to the sounds of Gal Friday, a country band. Bring a chair or blanket.

Get up close to the music: Charlotte folk/roots duo Sinners & Saints is the focus of the first installment of the new QC Independent Acoustic Sessions at Salud Beer Shop in NoDa. The event will include an acoustic set by the band, as well as a live interview and audience Q&A. QC Independent’s goal is to present music in an intimate setting.

Free ice cream and music: At Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church’s outdoor pops concert, Pritchard’s orchestra will play Christian and popular selections, and I Scream 4 Ice Cream will give all attendees a double scoop cone or cup.

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