Agenda Weekender: 70+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Agenda Weekender: 70+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend
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FRIDAY, MARCH 1

57. 40% chance of scattered showers.

Food & Drink

Beer Release at Catawba Brewing Company: They’re releasing Peanut Butter Jelly Time in raspberry and strawberry rhubarb varieties. Noon. Free admission. Details.

Cookie Beer Release at NoDa Brewing: Their seasonal and highly anticipated cookie-inspired beers are back on draft and in four packs to go. 2-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Black Food Truck Friday at Recess: Grab dinner from local food trucks while you enjoy games, art and more to raise funds for local charities. 4-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

19th Annual Art Exhibit at Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center: See more than 200 works of art in all mediums created by local public servants and their families. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Jazz at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: See T.S. Monk perform live. 6 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. $16. Details.

March First Friday Gallery Crawl at Historic South End: Many neighborhood galleries (and the occasional unconventional space) will stay open late to host lively receptions for new art exhibitions with music, food and drink, and an opportunity to meet the artists. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Conversations with Nature: A Multisensory Art Event at C3 Lab: The artworks are all inspired by nature and what it communicates to us. They’ll have a bar serving nature-inspired cocktails with proceeds benefitting Charlotte Community Toolbank. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Marc Broussard at McGlohon Theater: The singer will be performing alongside Jamie McLean. 8 p.m. $25-$72.50. Details.

Interstellar Overdrive at Visulite Theatre: See a career-spanning Pink Floyd cover band play live. 8-11:30 p.m. $18 adv, $20 day of. Details.

Franco Escamilla at Ovens Auditorium: See the Mexican musical artist perform live. 8:30 p.m. $41-$127. Details.

Experience

2019 CIAA Fan Fest – Novant Health Pavilion at Charlotte Convention Center: Enjoy educational programming, step shows, concerts, talks from celebrities like Sonya Curry and free health services. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

On the Hush: 2019 Tournament Day Party Edition at Loft & Cellar: This silent disco will have individual headphones for each guest, three DJs playing to choose from, drink specials and a special food menu. Noon to 6 p.m. $20-$25. Details.

Spread Love The HBCU Way at Sydney’s Martini and Wine Bar: Kick off the tournament for a good cause. Proceeds from each ticket sale will go to affiliated local HBCU Alumni Chapters. Noon to 7 p.m. $20-$600. Details.

Tournament Alumni Day Party at Queen Park Social: DJ Tramare & The Mighty DJ DR will be spinning and they’ll have food and drink specials. 1-7 p.m. Free before 2:30, then $10-$20. Details.

Frozemont: 2 Day Bar Olympics at Rosemont Bar: Bundle up and grab your team to win prizes all weekend long. They’ve got tons of tournaments lined up (beer pong, giant darts, cornhole and more), plus live music, shotskis, food and drink specials and fire pits. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

CIAA Trap Poetry at Studio1212: Learn how to write like a poet, while enjoying classic trap music, vendors, drinks, food and live poetry. 7-9:30 p.m. $25. Details.

CI Tournament Party at Howl at the Moon Charlotte: They’ve got non-stop entertainment lined up through the end of the tournament. Many things are sold out, so they recommend getting there early. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20. Details.

I Love The 90s Tourney Party at Vibrations Night Lounge: DJ Cleve will be in charge of the entertainment and they have a ton of reserved seating options. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10-$200. Details.

So We Heard You Like Dubstep at SERJ: See performances from OG Nixin from La, Jordan Castle, Snakko and the Riddim Professor. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15-$30. Details.

TYBERPALOOZA at Tyber Creek Pub: There’s going to be DJs, live music, a flip cup tournament and more. 7 p.m. $10. Details.

Sports

CIAA at Bojangles’ Coliseum and Spectrum Center: See a men’s or women’s basketball game and/or hit up all of the parties and fan events happening over the weekend. All day Tickets start at $200. Details.

Charlotte Checkers vs. Binghamton Devils at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Binghamton Devils. If you donate a piece of sports equipment (footballs, jump rope or soccer balls) for local schools you’ll receive a free ticket to the March 24 game. 7 p.m. $18.50-$88. Details.

College Baseball Series at BB&T Ballpark: Appalachian State University will host Gardner-Webb University. 7:05 p.m. $15. Details.

Shopping

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Discover the latest in home improvement, design, landscaping, and more. Julia Collin Davison of “America’s Test Kitchen” will be appearing live. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. $10 online, $12 at the door. Details.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

62. 40% chance of showers.

Food & Drink

Beer Release at Sycamore Brewing: They’re releasing Love Jones Double, an IPA on the sweet side, and Aurora Borealis, a Norwegian Farmhouse IPA made in collaboration with Amor Artis Brewing. Noon to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Seafood Bash Mardi Gras Celebration at Three Spirits Brewery: They’re joining forces with SouthEast Crab Feast to serve up fresh Oysters, Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Steam Shrimp, Crawfish, Gumbo, Fish & Chips and plenty of beer/wine/cider. Noon to 4 p.m. $5, includes a free beer. Details.

Can and Bottle Release at Salud Cervecería: They’re releasing four of their best beers in packages, and they’ll be slinging pizzas all day. 11 a.m. to midnight. Free admission. Details.

Can Release at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: They’re bringing back Tropicalus, a White IPA, with a brand new look this year. It’s also Q & Brew, and they’re serving jerk pulled pork with tropical sides. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Picobatch at Thirsty Nomad Brewing: They’ve only got one keg of Admiral Crunch, an 8 percent ABV Cream Ale that was brewed with Cap’n Crunch instead of corn. 1-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Can Release at Blue Blaze Brewing: They’re releasing Ursa Major Double IPA in cans for the first time in an exclusively small batch. They’ll also have live music and Ace Of Spuds Truck on site. 2-7 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Third Anniversary at The Broken Spoke: Celebrate with an evening of giveaways, cocktail features and more. 5-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

44th Faces of Diversity Mural Unveiling at 945 N. College St.: Edwin Gil fled to Charlotte from South America in 2000, and through the ArtWorks945 Program, he’s become a successful artist and teacher at Providence Day. He and student Kate Carlson have created the 44th Faces of Diversity Mosaic. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Details.

House Iz My Release Tourney Day Party at Crown Station: International singer and songwriter Lady Alma will be performing funk-house-soul music alongside Terry Hunter. 2-8 p.m. $12. Details.

5.5ish Music Festival at The Unknown Brewing Company: Expect five live bands including The Marcus King Band plus the release of Unknown Brewing’s 5.5ish Anniversary Ale. 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Dogs of NoDa Release Party with special guests Menestree at Canvas Tattoo & Art Gallery: The Dogs of NoDa Photo Book is the culmination of a year of Sarah McParland’s work with the beautiful dogs and people of NoDa. Beer and wine will be served and Ace of Spuds will be on site. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Funny As Ish Comedy Tour at Ovens Auditorium: Mike Epps, Lavell Crawford, Karlous Miller and Mark Curry will be performing live. 7 p.m. $61-$127. Details.

Sisters In Song: Saluting Music’s Greatest Divas at Mcglohon Theater at Spirit Square: Three top female jazz vocalists will pay tribute to legendary R&B/Jazz greats. 9 p.m. $39.50-$69.50. Details.

Sincerity: An Ode to Mary J Blige & Nas at Petra’s: They’re spinning the greatest hits from The Queen of Hip Hop Soul and God Son. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Details.

SOS Improv Presents Certified Platinum at 219 S. Brevard Street: Two hilarious hours of Improv comedy, in the style of “Whose Line is it, Anyway?”. Full bar available, PG-13 content rating. $12. Details.

Experience

Tournament Bar Crawl at Flight, Lucky’s & Fitzgerald’s: See three different DJs with food and drink specials and giveaways at each location. Noon to 9 p.m. $10-$450. Details.

2019 CIAA Fan Fest – Novant Health Pavilion at Charlotte Convention Center: Enjoy educational programming, step shows, concerts, talks from celebrities like Sonya Curry, and free health services. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Mardi Gras 2019 at Sycamore Brewing: Expect live Music by Falconheart and The Hwy, Bayou Betty serving up Cajun deliciousness all day long, special beer releases and more. Noon to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

Sprite Lymonade Official CIAA Saturday Day Party at Rooftop 210: See performances by 2 Chainz and special guests. Noon to 7 p.m. $0-$2,000. Details.

DMV Tourney Day Party at The Press Box: See DC’s elite go-go band Suttle and Charlotte’s premier go-go band Uptown Swagga perform live. 1-7 p.m. $0-$90. Details.

2019 Mardi Gras Party & Gumbo Cookoff at Draught Charlotte: Come try homemade gumbo, authentic King Cake, bloody marys and specialty beers. Proceeds will benefit a scholarship fund to help a student from the Carolinas attend LSU. 2-5 p.m. $7-$15. Details.

Charlotte Ballet’s Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte Gala at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts: Six community and corporate leaders will take the stage to compete for your votes and for a charity of their choice at this black-tie event. 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $200-$350, (donations can be any amount). Details.

CI Tournament Party at Howl at the Moon Charlotte: They’ve got non-stop entertainment lined up through the end of the tournament. Many things are sold out, so they recommend getting there early. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20. Details.

Royale At The Ritz at The Ritz-Carlton: Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres served butler style, parties across two different ballrooms, multiple bars and VIP table service. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25-$850. Details.

Tournament Takeover featuring Ludacris at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Whisky River at the Epicentre: See the famous rapper perform live while you celebrate the tournament. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $40-$1,500. Details.

Outkast on a Quest at Crown Station: Two-time Emmy Award Winner, Bluz, will host this party with two legendary Carolinas DJs, plus a live performance by Quentin Talley and the Soul Providers. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Details.

TYBERPALOOZA at Tyber Creek Pub: There’s going to be DJs, live music, a flip cup tournament and more. Noon to midnight. $10. Details.

Learn Things

Whitewater Job Fair at USNWC: Prospective employees will have the opportunity to meet with managers, gain insight into organizational culture and operations and learn more about available positions. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free (no parking fee). Details.

Family First Presented by Novant Health: Poetry In Action at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: In this in-depth workshop led by members of Guerilla Poets, participants will explore the comparison between the film The Hate U Give to the music and poetry of Tupac Shakur. Suitable for ages 13+. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5. Details.

Dear Future Me: New Beginnings at Advent Coworking: Need some inspiration or help navigating life? Network with other young professionals, hear from four speakers and snack on some light snacks for this event. 2:30-5 p.m. $10. Details.

Fitness

Ride and Seek at USNWC: In this race, teams of two ride their way to various checkpoints throughout the 40-mile trail system in the order of their choosing, aiming to complete as many as quickly as possible. 9 a.m. $55-$65 per team. Details.

Free Yoga with The Renfrew Center at Warehouse 242 – 2307 Wilkinson Blvd: You are invited to quiet your mind and connect with your body at a free yoga class led by Dina Gambella in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. To register, contact Paige Brown at pbrown@renfrewcenter.com. All levels are welcome, bring your own mat. 10-11 a.m. Free. Details.

Sports

CIAA at Bojangles’ Coliseum and Spectrum Center: See a men’s or women’s basketball game and/or hit up all of the parties and fan events happening over the weekend. All day Tickets start at $200. Details.

College Baseball Series at BB&T Stadium: Wake Forest University will host Furman University. 2:05 p.m. $15. Details.

Charlotte Checkers vs. Binghamton Devils at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Binghamton Devils. It’s wrestling night, so WWE Superstar R-Truth will make an appearance and sign autographs before the game. Plus, the first 1,000 fans will get a free Husqvarna hat. 6 p.m. $18.50-$88. Details.

Kids

Full STEAM Ahead at Carolinas Aviation Museum: Home of “Miracle on the Hudson” Flight 1549: PreK to third-grade students can enjoy sessions designed to encourage artistic expression and creativity while incorporating aviation and STEM principles. 11 a.m. $5. Details.

Shopping

2019 Reopening at NoDa Farmers Market: Join the local vendors for their Spring reopening with plenty of fresh local goods. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Details.

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Discover the latest in home improvement, design, landscaping, and more. Julia Collin Davison of “America’s Test Kitchen” will be appearing live. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. $10 online, $12 at the door. Details.

Community Pop-Up Market at Sardis Marketplace: Come and shop lots of vendors/crafters outside and 60-plus permanent vendors inside. Plus they’ll have a certified aromatherapist on site, snacks and live music. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

March Starving Artist Market at Lenny Boy at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: They’ve got tons of local vendors that will be on site selling their goods, plus plenty of beer and kombucha to go around. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

March NoDaHood Market at Divine Barrel Brewing: They’ll have 15-plus vendors set up for a pop-up market in the parking lot, plus a food truck and live music. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

56. 50% chance of showers.

Food & Drink

Free BBQ, Sliders, & Sauce at Free Range Brewing: Bull Moose BBQ will be handing out samples of their signature dishes. 12:30-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Job Fair at Carowinds: They’re ready to hire 4,000 new employees in a range of departments, so come discover what opportunities they have. Apply in advance so your information is already on file at the fair. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Book party and reading for Charlotte Lit’s 3rd birthday at Mint Museum Randolph: Judy Goldman will be reading and signing her book, “Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap.” 1-5 p.m. (drop-in) $0-$50. Details.

Fitness

Yoga + Bowl at 10 Park Lanes: Enjoy a one-hour session of slow-flow yoga led by local rotating and experienced instructors, then reward yourself with a mimosa and bowling. 11 a.m. $10-$15. Details.

Roots & Branches of Yoga: A Scholar & Yogi Teach and Debate at The Space CLT: Learn about the history and development of Buddhism from two experts with vastly different backgrounds. 2:30-6 p.m. $45 adv, $50 day of. Details.

Sports

Charlotte Hornets vs. Portland Trail Blazers at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Portland Trail Blazers. 1 p.m. $15-$345. Details.

Kids

Family Opera: A Busy Bee at Providence Day School: Opera Carolina will be performing this brand new children’s opera. Best suited for ages 4-12. 9-10 a.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Discover the latest in home improvement, design, landscaping, and more. Ty Pennington will be appearing live. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10 online, $12 at the door. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival: Enjoy a full day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy a bottomless sampling of beer and bourbon. They’ll also have a VIP mac & cheese pavilion and a Tasting Theater with culinary demonstrations. March 9.

Science on the Rocks: Masquerade: Expect a night of lively music, drinks and a fun photo booth plus, a chance to check out the Museum’s Bug Lab. March 15

Center City Literary Festival: The two-part festival includes daytime events featuring children’s authors along with fun kids’ activities such as creation stations (coloring, crafting, and character-building) and scavenger hunts and in the evening, welcome award-winning authors for a reception, readings, discussion, book signings and socializing. The festival aims to bridge the university and city through the literary arts and celebrate all the many ways we tell stories. March 30

See all the upcoming events here.

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