Your 5-minute guide to the best things to do in Charlotte | May 10-16

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Party In The Park at Romare Bearden Park.

Friday

Spend your Friday night Kicking It With Cam at the Bank of America Stadium. For its fifth year running, this annual event will include the Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton as well as his teammates and celebrity friends — but for the first time ever, the tournament will be played on the stadium’s game field. 4 p.m. 800 S. Mint St. Tickets are $4.66 plus fees.

One part symposium, one part exhibition, one part immersive music and art installation, End to End is coming to Camp North End this Friday and Saturday to celebrate the creative process. It’s being referred to as a “confluence of innovation,” where you can watch artists painting 19 murals in real time, take part in “Braindates” with other participants and presenters, hear a series of local and national speakers hosting talks across a range of industries and more. May 10 – 11. 1776 Statesville Ave. Free.

Saturday

Join 800 other Charlotteans in supporting CPCC student scholarships at the 23rd Annual Central Piedmont Skyline Run in Elizabeth on Saturday. You can participate in the Kaye McGarry 5K Run, 5K Walk for Health, 1-Mile Family Fun Run or the 5K Baby Jogger Championship — or if you’re not a runner but want to support the cause, you can choose the “sleep in and donate” option instead. 7:30 – 9 a.m. start times. 1206 Elizabeth Ave. Registration starts at $10.

Celebrate the moms in your life at Mother’s Day Weekend at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden this Saturday through Sunday. Explore the sprawling gardens full of beautiful blooms, shop from a variety of local vendors, sip a mimosa or two, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, listen to live music and more. But get there early — the first 250 mothers admitted each day will receive a free potted plant courtesy of Rountree Plantation Garden Center. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 6500 South New Hope Rd. Free for mothers, $14.95 for other adults, $7.95 for children.

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N.C. Brewers and Music festival.

Festival season continues: The North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival returns once again to Rural Hill, a non-profit historic site and farm in Huntersville, on Saturday, May 11. In addition to offering a full day’s worth of music and unlimited sampling from Carolina breweries and cideries, the festival also offers the unique opportunity to allow guests to camp on the grounds. Tickets, which vary in price depending on sampling and camping options, can be purchased here. There is also a Friday Night Jam option, but all sampling takes place on Saturday from 12:45 – 4 p.m. 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. – Daniel Hartis

Sunday

Join King of Pops and Bekah Coggins of Okra Yoga for Free Yoga On The Rail Trail in South End this Sunday (and every Sunday), on the dog run between the Light Rail and Hawkins St. by the Spectrum South End Apartments. This class is open to all ages and levels of experience — all you have to bring is your mat. 1 p.m. 2500 Dunavant St. Free.

Grab your moms (or your mom friends) and spend the afternoon crafting together at the DIY with Mom Family-Friendly Wood Workshop. Make your own bathtub tray, lazy susan, pedestal tray, plank sign or any other number of customized wood projects with AR Workshop Charlotte. Moms get a complimentary mimosa, and muffins will be provided for everyone. 1 – 4 p.m. 117 Middleton Dr. Prices start at $39.50.

Tuesday

Calling all Star Wars fans: meet characters from the movie franchise at the 6th Annual Star Wars Knight baseball game at BB&T Ballpark. Bonus: the first 2,000 fans to arrive at this game against the Rochester Red Wings will receive a “Jedi Knight” Good Night Charlie bobblehead. 7:04 p.m. 324 S. Mint St. Tickets start at $9.

Wednesday

Party In The Park is back for its sixth year at Romare Bearden Park. Pack up your lawn chair or blanket and come enjoy the kickoff of this bi-weekly concert series with live music from Steve Owens & Summertime. You can bring your own picnic or enjoy food and beverages from on-site vendors. 6 – 9 p.m. 300 S. Church St. Free.

Thursday

Get a head start on the weekend with Alive After Five and The Soul Psychadelique Orchestra this Thursday at Rooftop 210 in the Epicentre. With live music, drink specials, giveaways and more, you can’t go wrong by swinging by Charlotte’s longest-standing after-work party (20 years and running). 5 – 8:30 p.m. 210 E. Trade St. Free.

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