Weekend Ahead: June 26-28

GRANT A WISH – Rock for the Children Benefit Concert

There are four things in this world that are guaranteed to make me weep instantly: the ASCPA commercial with Sarah McLachlan singing in the background (you know the one), the WWF commercial about how all the polar bears are dying (I’ve owned a stuffed polar bear since the age of two), video footage of soldiers returning home from war and being hugged by their children, and heartwarming news stories about terminally ill children being granted their life’s wish by the Make a Wish Foundation. That’s why I implore you to buy a ticket to hear live music this Saturday at Ten O’Clock Charlies in Mooresville. The all day festival for kids and adults will donate all proceeds to the Make a Wish Foundation. Tickets are $15 at the door and it costs approximately $6,000 to make a child’s wish come true. What are you waiting for?
Saturday, June 27, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
455 E. Plaza Drive, Mooresville
PACK A PICNIC – Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops Concert
I am a lifelong Charlottean. Excluding the 4 years I was in college and the 2 years I spent living in Los Angeles and Chicago, I have been here, in Charlotte. For some implausible reason, I have yet to be able to make it to a single Pops in the Park outing. By the time I finally remember to schedule it into my weekend, their limited summer run is over! Well, now there is a little added motivation to help me finally complete my goal: this sunday’s concert (in ode to Italy) is also the night of the annual picnic contest, where three prizes will be provided for the most impressive picnic spreads. Challenge accepted.
Sunday, June 28, 7 p.m.
Symphony Park at SouthPark
THROW SOME ‘BOWS – Carolina Warehouse Sale
In case you missed our earlier post there is one MAJOR sale going on this weekend. Clothes from all the boutiques you always wish you could afford to shop at more regularly, slashed prices, adrenaline-high ladies, and just one day to claim what rightfully should belong in your closet. Who knows when a sale like this will ever come again… you’d be a fashion fool to miss it!
Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m. (but get there earlier).
Old Barnes and Noble location across from SouthPark Mall, behind Harper’s.
FIND A FURRY FRIEND – Adopt a Shelter Cat Month at Joseph-Beth Booksellers
As you might know, Sarah is a dog owner. I too hope to one day be a dog owner, but in my heart, I think I am a cat person. How do I know that? Well, because I already have two of them and I can scarcely pass a pet adoption event without accidentally taking home another one. Here’s my pitch for why you should adopt a cat: they are clean, low maintenance, quiet and incredibly soft. They add just the right amount of weight when they sleep at the foot of your bed. They do hilarious things like play the piano and attack ceiling fans (see You Tube for evidence). They’ve gotten a bad rap for being standoffish and lacking in affection, but that is simply not true. They can greet you at the door, beg to be held, and curl up in your lap while you waste hours on Twitter. Both of my little guys are adopted from shelters, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. (Just look at their little faces!!) Adopt one this weekend – you can thank me later.
Sunday, June 27, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Joseph-Beth Booksellers at SouthPark Mall