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 15

70. 80% chance of thunderstorms.

Food & Drink

Food Truck Friday at Resident Culture Brewing Company: The Charlotte tradition is back for the season with a full line up of trucks and live music. 5-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Beer and Cabot Cheese Pairing at Pilot Brewing: Taste unique beer and cheese pairings benefitting the Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love. 5-9 p.m. $10. Details.

Beer Release at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte: They’re tapping a keg of Peanut Butter Jelly Time from Catawba Brewing Company. No Forks Given Food Truck will be on site. 6-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Vegan Drinks March at Queen City Grounds: They’ll be serving special drinks and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society. 6 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Bechtler by Night Swing into Spring at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Create a spring flower art collage with a gin & tonic in hand to shake off the winter blues. The galleries will be open for viewing so that you can get inspiration for your masterpiece. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Beyond the Mountain Opening Reception at Elder Gallery: See the gallery’s newest nature-inspired exhibit with the artists Jessica Singerman and Martha Armstrong.  6-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Peter Pan by Charlotte Ballet at Knight Theater: Let your imagination take flight on a spectacular journey to Neverland! Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s gravity-defying Peter Pan promises high-flying adventure, extravagant sets and costumes and marvelous dance for an experience you’ll never, never forget. 7:30 p.m. $35-$85. Details.

Experience

Orchid Show 2019 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: This show, recognized by the American Orchid Society, will feature spectacular tabletop orchid displays. You’ll be able to purchase stunning orchids from NC Piedmont Orchid Society. 1-5 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Science on the Rocks: Masquerade at Discovery Place Science: Expect a night of lively music, drinks and a fun photo booth plus, a chance to check out the Museum’s Bug Lab. 5-9 p.m. $10-$12. Details.

Malaa at World Nightclub: See the DJ perform live. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15-$30. Details.

Learn Things

Skookum Tech Talk: The Unfulfilled Promise of Patient-Centered Healthcare at Skookum – 201 S. Tryon St., Suite 1500: Learn more about patient-centered healthcare and technology’s role in creating a better experience. Noon. Free. Details.

Culture + Kicks: The Intersection of Sneaker Culture and Social Justice at The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: In collaboration with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Community Read of The Hate You Give the museum will be hosting a conversation exploring the ways sneaker culture and social justice intersect in “The Hate You Give.” 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Sports

ACC Tournament at the Spectrum Center: College basketball teams will compete for the title of conference champion and the chance to go to The Big Dance. Game 12 is at 8:30 p.m., Game 13 is at 9 p.m. $185+. Details.

Charlotte Checkers vs. Rochester Americans: The Checkers will take on the Rochester Americans. 7 p.m. $18-$40. Details.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

56. Cloudy.

Food & Drink

St. Paddy’s Day at The Suffolk Punch: Come out for a day full of Irish foods, drinks, music and events. They’ve also got a special beer release lined up. 10 a.m. to midnight. Free. Details.

St. Patrick’s Day in LoSo 2019 at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: Wash down their Bangers and Mash and other Irish dishes with special Spring beer Früh Bock. They’ll also have live music going all day. Be sure to wear green! 11 a.m. Free. Details.

Beer Release at Pilot Brewing: Raspberry lovers, this one is for you. They’re releasing Razia’s Raspberry Saison, a French Saison Ale with a ridiculous amount of fresh, house-pureed raspberries. Wraps Around the World Food Truck will be on site. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

St Patrick’s Day Beer Release at Sugar Creek Brewing: They’ve teamed up with St. Patrick’s Cathedral and will be donating a portion of the sales from the new Irish Red Ale named Snake Chaser back to them for charities in the city. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Oyster Roast and St. Patrick’s Day Party at Sycamore Brewing: Enjoy award-winning oysters from Oysters Carolina, live music by Below the Belt, craft beer, fresh cider and two food trucks with Irish dishes in the Beer Garden. Noon to 5 p.m. Free. Details.

Beer Release at Triple C Brewing Company: They’re releasing a Dry Irish Stout on Nitro that was brewed with Carolina Malt. Noon to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Spring Craft Crawl at Historic South End: Free transportation on the signature historic trolleys will take you to all of the best craft beer spots in the area. 1-7 p.m. Free. Details.

The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne at The Ballantyne: Enjoy an Irish whiskey tasting of Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey served with small plates. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $65+. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

African-Print Fashion Now!: Kumasi Marketplace at Mint Museum Randolph: This event is inspired by the special exhibition African-Print Fashion Now! and Gastonia artist John Biggers’ Kumasi Market. You’ll be able to shop exhibition-inspired clothing, jewelry, shoes, handbags, graffiti-wear, and home décor. Noon to 4 p.m. $0-$5. Details.

Public Talk: Victoria L. Rovine at Mint Museum Randolph: Join UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Victoria L. Rovine for an intriguing conversation about the innovations of African designers and the influence of African style on European fashion design’s past and present followed by a light reception. 2-4 p.m. $0-$5. Details.

Cinderella at Halton Theatre at CPCC: The Charlotte Youth Ballet presents the classic storybook ballet. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $20-$30. Details.

BadCameo Saturday Residency at Resident Culture at Resident Culture Brewing: Join the Winston-Salem based premium funk band for free live entertainment complete with good people, good beer and the best music. BadCameo is joined by a different incredible Charlotte-based band each Saturday so there will always be new music to discover. 3-6 p.m. Free. Details.

CLT Pulse 2019 at Hickory Ridge High School: UNC-Charlotte will host their first ever Bollywood Fusion Dance Competition. Eight of the nation’s premiere Bollywood-Fusion dance teams will take the stage and all proceeds will benefit Safe Alliance. There will be an after party at Heist Brewery. 5:30-9 p.m. $15. Details.

Peter Pan by Charlotte Ballet at Knight Theater: Let your imagination take flight on a spectacular journey to Neverland! Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s gravity-defying Peter Pan promises high-flying adventure, extravagant sets and costumes and marvelous dance for an experience you’ll never, never forget. 7 p.m. $35-$85. Details.

Lauren Daigle Live at Ovens Auditorium: See the award-winning Christian singer who got her start on American Idol in 2012. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $260+. Details.

Experience

Orchid Show 2019 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: This show, recognized by the American Orchid Society, will feature spectacular tabletop orchid displays. You can buy orchids from NC Piedmont Orchid Society. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Green River Revival at USNWC: Kick off the 2019 festival calendar with a trail race, yoga and the highly anticipated moment when the river turns as green as a four-leaf clover. There will be live music on the River Jam Stage. 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free, $6 to park. Details.

Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival at S. Tryon St. between 3rd St. & Stonewall St.: The Parade is open to bands, neighborhood associations, schools, cheerleading and drill teams, police and fire departments, elected officials and anyone else who wants to be Irish for a day. The festival will feature Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, Irish/Celtic vendors, children’s amusements and plenty of food and beverages. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

The Real McCoy St. Patrick’s Day Party at Hickory Tavern: Party like the Irish with festive food like Corned Beef & Cabbage, drink specials, prizes and giveaways. 11 a.m. Free. Details.

St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza at Carolina Beer Temple: Celebrate their biggest holiday of the year by wearing green, enjoying discounted pours of specialty beer, playing bar games and more. 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Free. Details.

St. Paddy’s Day Partner WOD and Bar Crawl at Crossfit Mecklenburg: Your ticket includes a themed T-shirt, and if you check in to all the spots along the crawl you’ll be entered to win a raffle. Proceeds will benefit Good Soles. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $30. Details.

Axe Throwing at Divine Barrel Brewing: Southern Axecent will be set up in the parking lot so that you can split some wood (after a short safety lesson). Noon to 4 p.m. $5 for one game, $10 for unlimited throws. Details.

Rich & Bennett’s 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl at Uptown Charlotte: Rich & Bennett’s Pub crawl season is unlike any other in the city of Charlotte. R&B paint the town green with their 20,000+ custom event T-shirts making it the World’s Largest Pub Crawl. Noon-10 p.m. $20-$35. Details.

Shamrock Jam 2019 at Queen Park Social: Join KISS 95.1 and K 104.7 for an all-star music lineup and other festivities. Noon to 7 p.m. $10. Details.

Moans & Mimosas at Mooney’s Lounge: Featuring Iz-Real The Poet and Chermean The Sensuous Author. They’ll be serving recipes from the Sensuous Cookbook, specialty mimosas and more. 2-5 p.m. $20. Details.

St. Patrick’s Day Pawty at Dog Bar: Join the Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and shake your shamrock. Your donation at the door gets you a beer and a raffle ticket. They’ll also have vendors on site selling dog-focused goodies. 1-5 p.m. $5. Details.

Shamrockin’ South End at South End: Go out on an Irish stroll with friends and enjoy free admission and drink specials at participating bars around South End. The event starts at Slate, where you’ll pick up your bandana and other supplies. 1-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Color Me Green 5K Trail Run at USNWC: This untimed race challenges runners to avoid (or invite) being bombarded with green dye as they run through the USNWC trail system. Stick around after the race for all the festivities happening at Green River Revival. Wear white because awards will be given to the greenest and cleanest runners. 8 a.m. $42. Details.

Famous Toastery Shamrock 4 Miler presented by Novant Health at Famous Toastery – Ballantyne: Head down to South Charlotte with us as we kick off our 2019 Six Pack Race Series with this scenic 4 miler. 8 am. $40. Details.

Cycle Studio Grand Opening at Dowd YMCA: Take the new studio for a spin in two special classes. The studio features 60 bikes, stadium-style seating, integrated sound and light systems and leaderboard scoring. Reservations required. 8 a.m. & 9 a.m. Included in membership. Details.

North Carolina Fitness Expo at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center: The sixth annual North Carolina Fitness Expo has healthy living resources and fitness instruction for all ages and lifestyles. Popular area fitness centers and instructors join forces to offer a full day of fitness options including yoga, cardio dance, local health experts, a fitness challenge and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free in advance, $5 at the door. Details.

2019 Healthy Living Expo at The Carole Hoefener Center: Join the National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Queen City Metropolitan Chapter for workshops, health screenings, vendors, workouts and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Sports

ACC Tournament at the Spectrum Center: College basketball teams will compete for the title of conference champion and the chance to go to The Big Dance. Game 14 (the championship) is at 8:30 p.m. $82+. Details.

Charlotte Checkers vs. Rochester Americans: The Checkers will take on the Rochester Americans. 6 p.m. $18-$40. Details.

Kids

Cookie Mouse Character Breakfast at Barnes & Noble: Kids can enjoy breakfast and story time in the cafe with Cookie Mouse. The first 50 cafe purchases will receive a complimentary cookie for their child to decorate. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Tiaras and Tea at The Venue: Join Little Brown Girl Publishing for a tea party with a special young girl in your life. It will focus on empowering girls through books while engaging them in discussions about relevant topics such as self-awareness, manners and first impressions. Noon to 2 p.m. Donation. Details.

The Lion King Jr at Johnson C. Smith University: Acting Out Studio presents the childhood classic tale, brought to life on stage. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $15. Details.

Shopping

Farmers & Artisans Market in South End at Atherton Market: Enjoy a cup of coffee or a cold beer or glass of wine while you shop a variety of vendors. The market is dog-friendly! 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

House of Nomad Pop-Up with Elisabeth Rose at Elisabeth Rose: Join the House of Nomad team as they take over the Elisabeth Rose shop in Davidson for the day. In addition to offering full-service design, HON sources a beautiful and curated collection of home decor from travels across the world. Expect mimosas while you sip and shop. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free, RSVP. Details.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

54. Sunny.

Food & Drink

Black & Blue X Hangover Party at Wooden Robot Brewery: Celebrate the Annual Brawley’s Beverage Black & Blue Hangover and St. Paddys Day all in one spot. 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Details.

St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Brunch at Fitzgerald’s Charlotte: The menu will include Lucky Charms Pancakes, Corned Beef Hash and Irish shots. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are free. Details.

St. Patrick’s Day Bash at NoDa Brewing Company: They aren’t dying the beer green, but they do have special cups that turn green when beer is poured inside. The first cup is on them! TIN Kitchen will be on site. Noon to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Black Food Truck Sunday at 4128 South Blvd.: Get a taste of Charlotte’s best black-owned food trucks and shop unique pieces from black-owned retail vendors. 3-8 p.m. Free. Details.

St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl starting at Lucky’s Bar and Arcade: Wear all green and celebrate like you’re 100 percent Irish. Tickets include game tokens, first drink and shot, and admission into the other venues. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15-$25. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Peter Pan by Charlotte Ballet at Knight Theater: Let your imagination take flight on a spectacular journey to Neverland! Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s gravity-defying Peter Pan promises high-flying adventure, extravagant sets and costumes and marvelous dance for an experience you’ll never, never forget. 2 p.m. $35-$85. Details.

Cinderella at Halton Theatre at CPCC: The Charlotte Youth Ballet presents the classic storybook ballet. 2:30 p.m. $20-$30. Details.

Hozier Live at Ovens Auditorium: The artist will perform live as part of his Wasteland, Baby! tour. 8 p.m. $35-$60. Details.

Experience

Orchid Show 2019 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: This show, recognized by the American Orchid Society, will feature spectacular tabletop orchid displays. You can buy orchids from NC Piedmont Orchid Society. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

St. Patrick’s Day in LoSo 2019 at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: Wash down their Bangers and Mash and other Irish dishes with special Spring beer Früh Bock. They’ll also have live music going all day. Be sure to wear green! 11 a.m. Free. Details.

Sir Ed’s St. Patrick’s Day Party at Sir Edmond Halley’s Restaurant & Freehouse: Celebrate with family-friendly activities including Irish food, Irish dancers from Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dancing, music by bagpipers, bouncy house and plenty of giveaways. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

St Patrick’s Day Party at Red Clay Ciderworks: They’re releasing Emerald Curtain, a naturally green kiwi, cucumber and lime semi-dry cider. There will be green wafflewiches, an artist will be drawing caricatures, and Irish tunes will be blasting. Noon to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Sports

Salute To Heroes Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: The Checkers will play a special game to honor those who have served. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Great Balls of Fire Charitable Foundation. 5 p.m. $12. Details

ON THE AGENDA

March Pints for Purpose: Enjoy dinner and drinks and be ready to bid on some amazing raffle prizes with all proceeds going towards Cara’s Purpose. Details

Elizabeth 8K Road Race: Run Charlotte’s oldest road race to help raise money for the Elizabeth Community Association. Choose between an 8K or a 1.5-mile run and/or walk. Details

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. 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. Details

See all the upcoming events here.

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