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Plan your weekend on the cheap with this list of 43 (and counting) free things to do in the Charlotte area from Friday, July 18th, 2014, to Sunday, July 20th. Some highlights are a concert at Bechtler Museum with Charlotte Symphony s timpanist Lee Soto, a free concert with Junior Astronomers IF you dress like a fish, and a comedy improv show. Make sure to follow each link to get the necessary details. If you re not doing this already, you cansubscribe to Charlotte on the Cheap s daily emails.

Friday

12:00pm:Music Box lunch at Romare Bearden Park: Tommy Keyes
5:00pm:Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews
5:00pm:Brewery tour at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
6:00pm:Rush Hour Recital at Bechtler Museum with timpanist Lee Soto
6:00pm:Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company
6:00pm:Live music at Birdsong Brewing Co: Giant Squid Squad
6:30pm:Live music at NoDa Brewing: Todd Cecil
7:00pm:Family concert at Calvary Church Go Fish
7:00pm:Friday Night Live concert series in Belmont: Coming Up Brass
7:00pm:Birkdale Village Mingling on the Green concert: Angela Easterling
7:00pm:Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Buddy Dukes
7:00pm:Blakeney Summer Concert Series: The Java Band
7:30pm:Blumenthal Performing Arts Open Mic
9:00pm:Live music at Sydney s Martini and Wine Bar: Derwin Friday
9:30pm: Under the Sea Hootenanny at Neighborhood Theatre: Free if you dress like a sea critter
10:00pm:Live music at Tin Roof: Brandon Stiles. Arrive before 10 p.m. for free admission

Saturday

9:00am:Customer Appreciation Day at Mint Hill Farmers Market
9:00am:Free pickles at Atherton Market
10:00am:Workshop at Guitar Center: Recording Made Easy for Garage Band
10:15am:Group ukulele lesson at Guitar Center
11:00am:Kids craft at Lakeshore Learning Count and Decorate Octupus
2:00pm:Made in 1984 Film Series: Amadeus
2:00pm:Brewery Tour at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery(also at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm)
5:00pm:Live music at Birdsong Brewing Co: Dimestore Saints
5:00pm:Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company
6:00pm:Rivergate music series: Aerial View
7:00pm:MatthewsSummer Concert Series: Peace and Love Band
7:00pm:Kannapolis summer concert series: Carolina Soul Band
7:00pm:Birkdale Village Mingling on the Green Concert Series: The Drive South Band
7:00pm:Whitewater River Jam Concert Series: T Bird and the Breaks
7:00pm:Blakeney Summer Concert Series: The Java Band
7:00pm:Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Buddy Dukes and Rayen Bellechere
8:00pm:Comedy Improv show in Fort Mill from Over the Counter Improv
8:30pm:Cornelius Outdoor Cinema: Delivery Man
9:00pm:Live music at Sydney s Martini and Wine Bar: Karenski and friends
10:00pm:Live music at Tin Roof: Francisco Vidal. Arrive before 10 p.m. for free admission

Sunday

Free admission to Levine Museum of the New South for groups of fewer than 10 people
3:00pm:Free pickleball at Nano Sports Center
3:00pmBrewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company
3:00pm:Live music at Tin Roof: Atlas Road Crew with Josh Swain of The Movement
4:00pm:Organ recital at Myers Park Baptist Church
4:00pm:Birkdale Village Mingling on the Green Concert Series: Anthony Cirillo
6:00pm:Karaoke at Snug Harbor
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