29 free things to do this weekend

29 free things to do this weekend

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29 free things to do this weekend

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by Jody Mace / NBC Charlotte Contributor

WCNC.com

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Plan your weekend on the cheap with this list of 29(and counting) free things to do in the Charlotte area. Some highlights are free events at Charlotte Museum of History, including a visit from George Washington, an old-time music jam and free ice cream. Make sure to follow each link to get important information and any updates. Also educators get free admission to Discovery Place museums for themselves and a guest on Saturday. Follow Charlotte on the Cheap to learn about free things to do in Charlotte every day.

Friday

11:30am:          Music Box Lunch Concert Series at Romare Bearden Park: Matt Stratford

5:00pm:           First Friday celebration in downtown Waxhaw

5:00pm:           Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:00pm:           Tossed ‘n’ Found art exhibit opening reception

6:00pm:            Free concert by Plaza Family Band

7:00pm:           Live music at The Wine Vault: Rich Challen

7:00pm:           Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Brubakers & Jeff Brown

8:00pm:           Live music at Summit Coffee: Reeve Coobs and Jason Scavone

Saturday

Free admission to all Discovery Place museums for educators and a guest

Free museum admission for Bank of America customers

9:00am:         Kids’ workshop at Home Depot:  football ring toss game

11:00am:         Kids’ craft at Lakeshore Learning:  Make and Play Guitar 

11:00am:         Fun Factory at Concord Mills

11:00am:         Magic Celebration at Parker, Banner, Kent & Wayne

11:00am:          Patriot Day Celebration at Charlotte Museum of History

1:00pm:           Charlotte Folk Society Old-time Music Jam and Ice Cream Social

2:00pm:         Magic Celebration at Parker, Banner, Kent & Wayne

2:30pm:         Film screening and discussion of “4 Little Girls” 

6:00pm:         Magic Celebration at Parker, Banner, Kent & Wayne

7:00pm:           Live music at The Wine Vault: Chris Suter

7:00pm:           Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Loafers

7:00pm:           Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Brubakers & Jeff Brown

8:00pm:          Comedy Improv Show in Matthews

8:00pm:          Live music at Summit Coffee: Grievous Angels unplugged trio 

Sunday

Free museum admission for Bank of America customers

10:00am:         Open gaming at Parker, Banner, Kent & Wayne

12:00pm:         Fun Factory at Concord Mills

2:30pm:           Film screening and discussion: 4 Little Girls

6:00pm:           Live music at The Wine Vault: Jared Allan

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