For folks who’ve been anxiously awaiting this year’s Breakin’ Convention, here’s something to tide you over until those shenanigans. This is a b-boy/b-girl jam that’s set to go down in the heart of Spirit Square. Drop a move or stand back and be an envious spectator. DJ Justin Aswell spins during the youth and adult competitions and there’s also a Charlotte versus Fayetteville city battle. $5 to enter; $8 to battle
The Muggles that make up the 2nd & Charles staff are getting crafty. In honor of the July 31 release of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, they’re throwing a midnight release party. There will be a costume contest, trivia and Xbox quidditch tournament, in addition to activities like wand making. Forget Pokemon and opt to search for horcruxes lurking in the store, instead. Free
Charlotte’s been hosting some bigger international club soccer names in recent years, and that trend continues this Saturday when Bank of America Stadium plays host to Inter Milan vs. FC Bayern Munich. Despite both teams being without some key players for this international friendly, there promises to be a great atmosphere and plenty of high-level soccer — sorry, futbol. $34-$200
With the demise of Tremont Music Hall and the Chop Shop, Charlotte’s music scene could use some new life. Well, here it is — there’s a new venue in town, opening in the former Bootlegger’s location at the AvidExchange Music Factory. The Underground, owned by Live Nation, will have a 750-person capacity. The first concert is locals only with Fifty Watt Freight Train, Something Clever and The Reason You Stayed. $10
It’s time to break out the hulas for this luau that celebrates the South Pacific islands. In addition to traditional Polynesian food and vendors selling goods in an open air market setting, there’s so much entertainment. You can expect fire/knife spinning, live music from reggae bands, hula fitness demos, and a special appearance from Tongan professional wrestlers Lei’D Tapa and Sione Havea Vailahi, aka The Barbarian. Free
The first ever BBoy/BGirl Jam at Spirit Square uptown, Charlotte! Tron and Bumenthal Performing Arts have teamed up to present (in conjunction with Breakin' Convention) E=mcSquared - an all ages community event to showcase the regional Street Dance culture!