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Watch lacrosse, learn to line dance this weekend in Charlotte

By Brittney Cason
Brittney Cason
Brittney Cason writes about nightlife for The Charlotte Observer.

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What are you doing this weekend? Here are a few suggestions when you get done with Home Depot and Bed, Bath & Beyond – because you should always make time for fun!

Friday

SouthEnd Cinema free outdoor movies at its makeshift theater at Atherton Mill (2000 South Blvd.): There’ll be a dessert truck and lawn games starting at 6 p.m., while the movie begins after the sun goes to bed. This Friday they’re showing “Skyfall,” and hopefully nothing falls from the sky again this weekend, as the movie will be canceled if it rains. www.southendneighborhood.com.

Saturday

Major League Lacrosse All Star Game at Memorial Stadium (310 N. Kings Drive): The marquee event for professional lacrosse, featuring the top talent in the league. 7 p.m. $20-$25. After the game, the Fireball Whiskey MLL All-Star after-party is at Whisky River (210 E. Trade St.), which is also debuting its new patio this weekend. No cover. 704-206-1515.

Open Studio Saturday at McColl Center for Visual Art (721 N. Tryon St.): The artists open their doors and let the public watch them do their thing. Free tours beginning at 11:30 a.m. 704-332-5535. And if you’re inspired to do your own painting (and drinking) afterward, head for The Wine Palette (1308-C The Plaza, 704-334-3111), Painting with a Twist (4724 Sharon Road, 980-224-7760), and Wine & Design (1419 East Blvd., 704-951-5916).

Buck Wild Saturday at Saddle Up Saloon (820 Hamilton St.): Free line dancing lessons at 8 and 9 p.m., and the finals for the bikini bull-riding contest (with a $1,000 cash prize) go off at midnight. No cover. 704-900-7039.

Brittney Cason is a writer who talks for a living at CBS Radio – mornings on WFNZ, nights on WSOC.
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