NC Beer Month Dinner
Fran’s Filling Station, 2410 Park Road
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.: A four-course dinner in partnership with Olde Mecklenburg Brewery to celebrate NC Beer Month. Cost $45, call 704-372-2009 for reservations.
The Infamous Stringdusters
Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.: The band that has three International Bluegrass Music Association awards and a Grammy nomination includes members who play dobro, guitar, banjo, fiddle and upright bass. Tickets $18.50/$22.50, www.visulite.com.
U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Canoe/Kayak Slalom
U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Friday, 12:20 p.m., Saturday 1:30 p.m.: The Road to Rio comes through Charlotte with two days of competition in canoe and kayak slalom, followed by an awards ceremony, live music and fireworks on Saturday evening. Terrace access VIP tickets includes lunch and dinner, $75. www.usnwc.org
Little Sugar Creek Clean Up
Birdsong Brewing, 1016 N. Davidson St.
Saturday, 10 a.m.: Join the Birdsong Brewing crew to clean up its portion of Little Sugar Creek. Breakfast bites and after-clean up pizza party provided to all volunteers, plus prizes for weirdest items found. www.birdsongbrewing.com
Cultivate Creatives Brunch
Latta Park, 601 E. Park Ave.
Saturday, 10 a.m.: A gathering for female creatives and entrepreneurs as a means to connect and find a supportive and encourage community within Charlotte. Bring your favorite dish to share; all welcome. www.facebook.com/studiocultivate