Cool stuff to do in Charlotte this weekend

Wooden Robot Brewery will hold a grand opening on Saturday, July 11 at 1440 S. Tryon St., Suite 100.
Wooden Robot Brewery will hold a grand opening on Saturday, July 11 at 1440 S. Tryon St., Suite 100.


‘Magic Mike XXL’

Sat-Sun New in theaters.

There are worse ways to spend a couple of hours, if you’re a Channing Tatum fan, than watching a movie in which he stars as a male stripper. Or, if dream of having rock-hard abs like the ones Tatum flaunts in the promos for this well-reviewed sequel, you could skip the flick and spend those two hours doing sit-ups.


Wooden Robot Brewery

Sat-Sun 2-10 p.m. Saturday and 2-8 p.m. Sunday. 1440 S. Tryon St., Suite 100. www.woodenrobotbrewery.com.

We’re especially intrigued by this new brewery, on the edge of South End, because of the name. Explains co-founder Dan Wade: “Wooden for us represents that artisanal, farmhouse, Belgian tradition. And the robot represents the American innovative spirit.” Soft opening is this weekend, grand opening is next.


‘Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular’

Sat 8 p.m. on NBC.

Enjoy all of the thrills of watching a big-budget fireworks display from the comfort of your living-room sofa, while wearing your pajamas and sipping on a glass of Cabernet (or two). Plus, when it’s over, you can walk 20 feet to your bedroom, instead of having to sit in a parking lot for 20 minutes trying to get out.


‘A Capitol Fourth’

Sat 8 p.m. on PBS.

Same thing here. By the way, the Macy’s show features Ed Sheeran, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida and Meghan Trainor. So that one’s for the youngsters. D.C.’s – starring Barry Manilow, Alabama, KC and The Sunshine Band and the National Symphony Orchestra – is for us old-timers.


‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’

Sun 3 and 7 p.m. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $20-$44.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Haven’t seen this Blumenthal Performing Arts production, so I’ll quote our theater critic, Lawrence Toppman, and hope this makes it past the censors: “The star of the one-person show, Dixie Longate, reminds us to be careful about the sorts of places where we put our meat (and other preservable items).”