Short week, full weekend ahead. Let’s get offline.

(1) Laugh Your Booty Off at One Big Joke

Thursday, doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. $5. Petra’s Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave.


Enjoy an array of comedians and musicians for a relaxing night of great drinks and big laughs. The lineup includes host Evan Pittfield, comedian Ramon Perez, comedian Kaleigh Cutright and musical guest George Banda. 21+ only.

(2) Paddle towards the sunset with My Aloha

Friday, 7-8:30 p.m. $35. My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Inc. 17505 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.


Enjoy the Lake Norman sunset while on top of a paddle board! Bring your nice camera (make sure it’s safe from water), because you will paddle to Port City Club, a local favorite for photographers. Life jackets will be provided if needed — they are required for the journey.

(3) Pop the top at Sycamore’s CANtopia

Friday, 5-11 p.m. Free. Sycamore Brewing, 2161 Hawkins St.

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Come out and celebrate the new line-up of completely redesigned Sycamore beer cans! There will be special beers on tap, two stages of live music, food trucks, prizes and multiple pouring stations. Plus, the first 100 guests will get a free coozie.

(4) Get a sugar rush at Joe’s Doughs’ Grand Re-Opening

Saturday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Joe’s Doughs, 1721 N Davidson St.


Joe’s Doughs has been working diligently all year testing and tasting, trying to create the perfect doughnut. They think they’ve done it and are ready to share it with you at their Grand-Reopening. Try the new recipe as well as four new specials: Cinnamon Peach Crisp, Blueberry French Toast, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Strawberry Balsamic Goat Cheese. There will be iced Enderly coffee and a rotating Lenny Boy Kombucha available. In the next few weeks, hold on to your socks, because they will be releasing a full-service coffee bar.

(5) Get your ride clean with Bubbles & Beards

Sunday, donation-based. 1-5 p.m. NoDa Company Store, 3221 Yadkin Ave.


If your ride is not dirty enough for a wash, find a mud hole, because the The Beard & Moustache Club of NC — Charlotte want to suds up your whip for a good cause. Proceeds will benefit Safe Alliance. A $10 donation will get you a car wash and some quality entertainment. Have a drink, too.


  1. Is the sunset paddle boarding Friday or Thursday? Their website says Thursday but the newsletter and offline site both say Friday