Going out in Charlotte doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, to prove that statement, we've compiled a list of cheap things to do in the Q.C. this weekend. These events may vary, but they're all entertaining and they won't break your bank (piggy banks excluded).
Southeast Asian Street Food Festival at Midwood International & Cultural Center: This fundraiser (to benefit the Southeast Asian Coalition Youth Program) includes a pho eating contest. Need I say more? There's also a screening of mini-documentary My Life in 5 Minutes, performances by SEAC youths, a silent auction, raffles and prizes, and plenty of Southeast Asian food available for purchase. Yum! Free admission. May 31, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Midwood International & Cultural Center, 1817 Central Ave.
Pure: All White Party at Vanity Charlotte: The lovely model Maliah Michel hosts this party - presented by Boss Management Group and Black Ice Entertainment. Dress code is white attire. There's also music by DJ Fannie Mae. Free admission until 11 p.m. May 31. Vanity Charlotte, 500 W. 5th St. www.vanitycharlotte.com.
The Sounds of Spring at CPCC: NC Music Center students are putting on this free concert with an assortment of classical, jazz and pop tunes. Free admission. May 31, 12:30 p.m. CPCC's Tate Hall, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.
Squirt Day Party: This ultimate summer party is complete with squirt guns, kiddie pools, food trucks, a dunk tank and more. Music by Grip Plyaz, Miami Dice, Stranger Day, Elevator Jay and more. Free admission. May 31, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. More info here.
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