Agenda Weekender: 70+ things to do this weekend, including the grand opening of Divine Barrel Brewing, a Girl Scout Cookie Palooza and Paws for Celebration

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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 54. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.
Saturday: 65. Cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Sunday: 48. 100% chance of thunderstorms.

Friday, March 9

Food & Drink

Small Batch Cider Release – The Emerald Curtain and Red Clay Ciderworks: Start St. Patrick’s Day early with this green-inspired cider made with kiwi, cucumber and lime. 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Craft Cocktail Crawl at The Epicentre: Sip your way through bars like Rooftop 210, Blackfinn, Vida and Lucky’s. Ticket gets you entrance to the bars, two drink tickets, special pricing on cocktails and more. 5-10 p.m. $15-30. Details.

Pabst presents EMO Night at Skylark Social Club: Relive your high school days with the music you listened to when nobody else understood what you were going through. 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Test Drive Event at Hendrick BMW: Test drive the all new BMW X2 and receive a $1,000 allowance toward any new BMW model. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Game of Thrones Trivia at Flight: Know everything there is to know about GoT? Prove it, and win $500 in cash and prizes. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

The Black and White Party at Mint Museum Uptown: Modeled after Truman Capote’s famed “Party of the Century,” this black and white masquerade will feature a DJ all the way from New York City. 8-11 p.m. $125 ($63 is tax deductible). Details.

Arts & Entertainment

The Most Incredible Thing at Knight Theater: See Javier de Frutos and the Pet Shop Boys’ show, a pop ballet version of the Hans Christian Andersen fable, make its American debut. Through March 18. $15-85. Details.

Art Opening at Shain Gallery: Join Charlotte-based artist Andy Braitman as he presents his latest work in a new solo show. 6-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Craft Night Out at 7th Street Public Market: Create an Instagram-worthy framed letter board with a phrase of your choice. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35. Details.

Shopping

Anniversary Sale at Blue Hem: Celebrate Blue Hem’s 2 year anniversary in South End and take advantage of a 20% discount (online, too, with code ANNIVERSARY). Carrying over 10 denim brands for men and women you are sure to walk away with a pair of jeans that fits well and feels right. Friday (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.). Free. Details.

Grand Opening at Amodernary Furniture Designs: To celebrate their grand opening, they’ll be giving away food and beverages as well as door prizes such as customized furniture. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Do Good

PassPeaceForward Event & Fundraiser on the 42nd Floor at One Wells Fargo: Enjoy a glass of wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and a silent auction while mingling with the worldwide community of Charlotte in the top of one of the tallest buildings uptown. Proceeds support life changing international experiences for youth locally. 6-9 p.m. $35-$40. Details.

Sports

Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Support the Checkers as they take on the Hartford Wolf Pack. 7:15 p.m. $18+. Details.

Saturday, March 10

Food & Drink

Brunch and Brews at Legion Brewing: Snag a Southwest Breakfast Burrito, lox bagel, mixed berry parfait and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

24 Hours of Que’ty at Swine ‘n’ Dine: Preorder your meat from Team REEB’s Swine N’ Dine Wood Smoked Eastern North Carolina BBQ. All proceeds benefit 24 Foundation and The Fight against Cancer. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $12/lb. Details.

Devil’s Backbone Beer and Cheese Tasting at Reid’s Fine Foods Barclay Downs: Enjoy tastings of the Gold Leaf Lager and Vienna Lager, both paired with artisanal cheeses from Reid’s. 12-2 p.m. Details.

More Than the Basics: Brunch Cocktail Class at Nest Restaurant and Lounge: Create a Bloody Mary tailored to your taste, a Morning Margarita and Pimm’s Cup. 12-2 p.m. $65. Details.

Pink Robots Release: Raspberry & Blackberry Kettle Sour at Birdsong Brewing Co.: The kettle soured ale, brewed with puréed raspberries and blackberries, is back by popular demand and will be available on draft and on tap. 12-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Grand Opening at Divine Barrel: In honor of its opening, the new brewery will spend the day celebrating with beer, food, games, live music and more. The first 500 to purchase a signature glass will get 2 full pours from the taproom. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte. 12-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Girl Scout Cookie Palooza at Piedmont Social House: Support Charlotte-area troops as they wrap up their season. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Sierra Nevada Southern Gothic Kick-Off at The Peculiar Rabbit: Get a beer and keep the glass, plus win prizes like a customized Sierra Nevada Brew kit, VIP Tour & Taproom Experience and more. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Ales and Tails Brew Tour at Catawba Brewing: Enjoy a beer or two while you hang out with Urban Feed Store and South of the Bully & Friends, cuddles puppies and buy dog treats. 3-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Wizard & Wand Bar Crawl in Uptown: Tickets to this themed crawl includes bar admission, a welcome shot, themed glass and more. 3-9 p.m. $30. Details.

Bulldog Dilworth 5th Anniversary Party at Bulldog Beer and Wine: Stop by for beer, wine and spirits. 7-11:59 p.m. Free. Details.

March Madness Sale at Flight at Flight: Celebrate the start of the NCAA tournament with $1 shots, beer specials and more. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Hop with Boxers at Dog Bar: Bring your fur baby for pictures with the Easter Bunny, plus enjoy trivia and a silent auction, snag an adoptable Boxer and more. 2 p.m. Free. Details.

“Bey”Hive Karaoke at FLO Bar and Lounge: Playing only Beyoncé songs, this karaoke night is any superfan’s dream. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Infant Massage Intro Workshop at Bellies and Babies: Cynthia Wood, of Infant Massage Charlotte, will be on-site for an informative and interactive introduction to the art of infant massage. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Details.

Self Defense Workshop at FTF Fitness and Self Defense: Learn the basics of how to punch, kick and move, plus other basic self-defense techniques. 10-11 a.m. Free. Details.

Patio Farming Mini Course: Planning, Plants & Particulars at Seeds on 36th: Learn the basics of plant selections, watering schedules, maintenance advice and more to make your patio come to life. 1-3 p.m. $17. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Chelsea Clinton Signing at Barnes & Noble: Chelsea Clinton will be signing her newest book, She Persisted Around the World. Book must be purchased before 9 a.m. day of, when wristbands will be distributed. 2-5 p.m. Details.

#REPURPOSEDCLT: Upcycled Fashion + Furniture Show at Warehouse 242: Local designers will transform discarded items into couture masterpieces. Presented by Crownkeepers and City Solid Waste, #REPURPOSEDCLT educates attendees on upcycling as an option to reduce waste, and sales support Crownkeepers. 5 p.m. $20. Details.

ArtPop Pop Up Party at Evoke: Browse local pieces and meet the artists behind them while you enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and wine, beer or cocktails. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Improv Charlotte at Stage Door Theater: Enjoy a show whose benefits go to Project/Alive, an organization dedicated to kids with Hunter Syndrome. 8 p.m. $11. Details.

Dance Legends at McGlohon Theatre: Enjoy performances by 10 professional ballroom dance partners from 5 different dance studios in Charlotte. 8-10 p.m. $95-115. Details.

Photography Exhibition at Canvas Tattoo & Art Gallery: Artist Sarah McParland will be sharing her Red Chair photography series. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

Bridal & Wedding Expo at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Your wedding planning just got a bit easier, with the city’s experts under one roof at this two-day event. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free in advance. Details.

Starving Artist Market at Lenny Boy March 10th at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Shop 20+ local vendors while you enjoy kombucha, beer and food. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Grand Opening at Urban Skin Solutions: Enjoy complimentary food, beverages and amazing deals while you shop the store and enter for a chance to win giveaways. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Do Good

Urban Stream Advocacy Training at Clanton Park: This half-day training is designed to give urban communities the tools necessary to identify, document and report issues in their neighborhoods with an in-the-field water testing component. All necessary materials will be provided and no previous knowledge is needed. Dress in comfortable clothes that can get wet and dirty. Snacks provided! 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free, but registration is required. Details.

Bulldog Adoption Day at Kickstand Charlotte: They’ll have cute, adoptable bulldogs along with $3 Sierra Nevada beer, $4 Bloody Marys, $2 mimosas, giveaways and more. 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Memory Gala at The Westin Charlotte: Indulge in a cocktail hour, seated dinner, dancing, musical entertainment and more while supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. 6-11 p.m. $250. Details.

5th Annual St. Jude Evening of Hope at Urban Garden: This celebration of support for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Hospital will feature cocktails, chef tasting stations, music, auctions and more. 7-11 p.m. $250 for individuals, $400 for couples. Details.

Paws for Celebration at 8.2.0: Join The Humane Society of Charlotte Young Affiliated Professionals for an elegant evening showcasing the Humane Society of Charlotte’s work and raising money to support their adoption, spay/neuter, volunteer and community outreach programs. This cocktail event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, dancing and an exciting raffle. 7-11 p.m. $95-$105. Details.

Kids

Takeover Day at Discovery Place Science: Join the Charlotte chapter of the American Institute of Architects as they take over Discovery Place Science for a Museum-wide celebration of architects. All day Included in admission. Details.

Pancakes with The Easter Bunny at StoneCrest at Piper Glen: Enjoy breakfast and lunch ($1 pancakes, too), a balloon artist, Easter Bunny and more. Proceeds benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $1+. Details.

Children’s Art Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Family will enjoy hands-on activities, crafts and more based on the Garden’s newest exhibit, Art & Orchids: Egyptian Tapestries. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Charlotte Youth Summer Fair Expo 2018 at Southview Recreation Center: Explore a variety of options in the area for your kids to get involved with this summer, and get exclusive discounts from the organizations. 12-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Mad Park 5K in Madison Park: The 5K is back with a new log, better prizes, and the same touch course. 8-11 a.m. $30. Details.

Carolina Sports Clinic: Part 2 – Runner’s Hip & Pelvis at Charlotte Running Company: Dr. Kylie Rabe of Carolina Sports Clinic will be on-site to discuss biomechanics of the hip, pelvis and lower backs of runners, plus walk participants through easy exercises and stretches to help prevent injury. 12-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Free Camp Gladiator Workout at Blue Blaze Brewing: This 60-minute full body workout is perfect for all levels. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Green on the Green 5K at Corvian Community School: Run the Greenway and University Business Park in as much green as you can muster. Proceeds benefit the children of Corvian Community School. 4-7 p.m. $31. Details.

Sports

College Baseball at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium: Support the 49ers as they take on an in-state rival, the East Carolina Pirates. 1-4 p.m. $5-10. Details.

NBA Basketball at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Phoenix Suns. 5 p.m. $15+. Details.

Roller Derby Double Header at Grady Cole Center: The Charlotte All-Stars will be going head-to-head with Panhandle United while the B-Dazzlers will go up against the Bootleggers. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte. 5 p.m. $11. Details.

Sunday, March 11

Food & Drink

Counter Culture Charlotte at Johnson & Wales University: Learn about all things cheese, charcuterie and specialty foods. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Brunch and Brews with Farmers First Coffee Company at Legion Brewing: Fill up on brunch and fresh coffee from Farmers First. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Battle of the Boy Bands Brunch at Draught Charlotte: Listen to all of your favorite boy bands while enjoying brunch and drinks that start at just $2. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Details.

Queens Who Brunch at Vida Cantina: Enjoy brunch while watching performances Charlotte-famous drag queens. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $30+. Details.

Ales and Tails Brew Tour at Legion Brewing: Shop The Urban Feed Store and support their rescue partner, North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue while you buy dog treats, cuddle puppies and more. 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Bosses Do Brunch at Project 658: Get your fill of brunch while you listen to a panel on what it takes to balance motherhood and entrepreneurship, business taxes, finance, PR and more. 4-7 p.m. $20-50. Details.

Burly Wine Dinner at Napa on Providence: Hosted by Burly founder Hank McCrorie this 4-course dinner has been exclusively created to be paired with Burly Signature wines. Reservation required. 6 p.m. $125++. Details.

Experience

Rangotsav / Color Festival 2018 at Hindu Centre Charlotte: Come celebrate the Holi festival, a spring celebration of color and good over evil. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

The Intention of Wellness at VBGB: Learn how to give your dog its best life with the help of a dog expert from The Well Oiled K9. 12-3:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Essential Oils Q + A at Juice Bar Charlotte: Learn about all things oils and try a few from the menu. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

The Classic Black Cinema Series at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: Take in a screening of the 1958 film St. Louis Blues. 2-4 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Shopping

Queen City Makers Market at Legion Brewing: Stick around after brunch to shop local artists like Lush Life QC, Luna & Lee Designs and Purple Girl Designs. 3-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Yoga at Free People: Enjoy a free yoga class and top it off by shopping and enjoying refreshments from Not Just Coffee. BYO mat. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Details.

NoDa Hop Yoga at NoDa Brewing Company: Take a restorative yoga class and stick around for a post-practice beer. 10:45-11:45 a.m. $5. Details.

Sunday Serenity Yoga at Blue Blaze Brewing: Get an hour-long session and a beer after. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $8. Details.

Namastay at Legion Yoga: Fit in an hour of practice suitable for all levels, and enjoy a pint on the house afterward. 12:30-1:30 p.m. $7. Details.

2018 Shamrock Shuffle 5K at Shamrock Gardens Elementary: Run through Plaza Midwood route in support of Shamrock Garden Elementary and stick around afterward for food trucks and yoga. 2-4 p.m. $20-30. Details.

Sports

Salute To Heroes Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: The game will be played in honor of those who serve, have served and have been injured or lost in the line of duty. 3 p.m. $12. Details.

We’re excited for…

The 4.5ish Funk Fest at Unknown Brewing Company: This year’s anniversary celebration will not only be free, but also include an unveiling of the new taproom and rooftop bar. March 24.

Catawba Lands Conservancy’s 2nd Annual Pop-Up Picnic at Freedom Park: Join the Conservancy and Carolina Thread Trail for a family-friendly evening of live music, local beer and wine and picnic baskets prepared by local restaurants that highlight the important of farmland conservation and the ability to eat local. April 14.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Symphony Park: Sample 60+ beers, 40 bourbons and plenty of BBQ while you learn a thing or two from master distillers, enjoy live music and more. Tickets include a tasting glass and unlimited samples. May 12.

See all the upcoming events here.

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