CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Looking for something fun to do this weekend? How about something free. Here are the top five free things to do around Charlotte this weekend.
Festival in the Park: This is Festival in the Park’s 47th year, and it’s really grown up. More than 1,000 entertainers will perform on several stages on Friday through Sunday at Freedom Park.
Opening reception for “Elements” at McColl Center for Visual Art: McColl Center for Visual Art, at 721 N. Tryon Street, is welcoming new artists into its studios this fall. The Opening Reception for “Elements” is a chance to meet them all. “Elements” features the work of Carrie Becker and Michael Gayk. The exhibits stretch over 5,000 square feet of gallery space. Friday from 6pm to 9pm.
UNCC International Festival: Enjoy music, dancing, entertainment, food, and more from about 50 nations at Barnhardt Student Activity Center. The booths are staffed by UNC Charlotte international students and members of Charlotte’s international community. You’ll find art, crafts, costumes, and food at the booths. Kids will enjoy face painting and other kids’ activities. Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Macbeth – Shakespeare Unplugged! is presented by Davidson Community Players at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street, Davidson, NC, from Friday, September 23rd, to Sunday, September 25th. It’s free but call 704-892-7953 for reservations. See a schedule of performances.
Bizarre Bazaar at Amelie’s: Visit Amelie’s French Bakery, 2424 North Davidson Street, on Saturday, September 24th, from 2pm to 8pm, for the Bizarre Bazaar. This carnival-like marketplace will take place in the atrium behind the restaurant. All entertainment is free, but be kind and tip the artists if you see something you like. Sounds fun: local artists and vendors, Amelie’s deliciousness, and a touch of oddness. Expect to see body painters, tarot card readers, a henna tattoo artist, belly-dancing, live music, and more.