MONDAY, MARCH 18
$5 margarita night at RuRu’s
RuRu’s Tacos & Tequila | All day | $5 per marg | Details
Why you should go: RuRu’s Friend Zone (tequila, agave, line juice, orange juice with a salted rim, normally $8.75) and Magic Mike (skinny margarita with tequila, agave, lime juice, no salt, normally $9.25) are $5.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 19
Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. | $18+ | Details
Why you should go: Cheer on the Hornets when they take on the ten, nine, eight 76ers.
Dear Evan Hansen
Belk Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $34.50+ | Details
Why you should go: The musical won the 2018 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album and six 2017 Tony Awards, so it’s a must-see show. It runs until March 24.
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Monetizing Your Blog
Packard Place | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $30 | Details
Why you should go: Learn how to make money from your blogging passion through brand partnerships and other means.
March Pints for Purpose!
Resident Culture Brewing | 4-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Enjoy a pint, or a few, while you bid on raffle prizes. The proceeds go to Cara’s Purpose, a nonprofit that supports families wit terminally ill infants.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Charlotte Checkers Winning Wednesday
Bojangles’ Coliseum | 7 p.m. | $18.50-$40 | Details
Why you should go: You get $1 beers, and if the Checkers beat Syracuse Crunch, you get a free ticket to their April 3 game.
Charlotte’s Happy Hour For Black Professionals (Caribbean Edition)
Negril Social Restaurant & Lounge | 7-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Enjoy Caribbean food and drinks (including Rum Punch) while you network with other entrepreneurs and professionals. Bring business cards if you’ve got them.
Next Plate: Cocktails + Desserts
Camp North End | 7-9 p.m. | $60 | Details
Why you should go: Beloved mixologist Bob Peters and 300 East Chef Laney Jahkel-Parrish are creating an awesome food and drink menu; the tasting will be accompanied by members of the Charlotte Symphony.
Knight Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $45-$65 | Details
Why you should go: See the Van Cliburn Piano Competition Award Winner perform live.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
Skipper’s 21st Birthday Paw-ty!
Sycamore Brewing | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: There will be a photo booth, free dog nail trims, crafts, a group dog walk, free dog treats and more, so bring your pups and be prepared to pawty.
Grey’s Anatomy Trivia
Tin Roof Charlotte | 7-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Find your person (or people) so you can put your Grey’s knowledge to the test (hopefully you do better than George on the Intern Exam).
Charlotte Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. | $19.31-$39.69 | Details
Why you should go: Help raise money for Good Soles, a nonprofit that provides steel-toed work boots to those in need, by buying tickets to the game through this link. You’ll also be able to sit on the sidelines for warm-ups.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Discovery Science Place | 5 p.m. to 2 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Teams of tech lovers and hackers work together to compete in challenges, and there’s $30,000 in prizes.
John Mellencamp: The John Mellencamp Show
Ovens Auditorium | 8 p.m. | $42-$130 | Details
Why you should go: Who doesn’t love John Mellencamp? He has so many great songs, including “Jack and Diane,” so this is another must-see show.
Ghost-Note W/Louis Cato
Heist Brewery | 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. | $15 | Details
Why you should go: This percussion Dallas-based band mixes funk, hip-hop and jazz music styles and two members of the group are Grammy winners.