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 22

65. Sunny.

Food & Drink

Birdsong Tap Takeover at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen: Try some great locally crafted beers and the pairings the Chef is creating to compliment them. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Cider Release at Red Clay Ciderworks: Summer must be around the corner because they’re releasing Bramblin’ Blackberry. 3-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Beer Release at NoDa Brewing Company: They’re releasing Par 4 on taps and in cans. 3-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Freegrass Friday and Flip the Bird Release at Triple C Brewing Company: Celebrate the return of Spring with a free bluegrass show on the patio from Flat Tire Trio, grub from Jive Turkey Legs Food Truck a pilot batch release – Flip The Bird Pale Ale. 4-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Spring Food Truck Friday at Sycamore Brewing: Expect the city’s best food trucks, live music by The Hwy, corn-hole and fresh beer. 5-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Open Demo at Hot Glass Alley: Come watch the artist in action on the torches and blowing to make unique, interesting pieces or Art Glass. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

2019 Aerial CLT Instructor Showcase – Creatures at Aerial CLT: The instructors of Aerial CLT will be bringing their Creature creations to the stage and they’ll have vendors to shop and food for sale. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10. Details.

The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein at Knight Theater: The hills are alive for this program celebrating the musical catalog of Rodgers and Hammerstein. You’ll hear hits including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from “The Sound of Music,” “Shall We Dance?” from “The King and I” and more. 7:30 p.m. $27+. Details.

Laugh at Lenny at Lenny Boy Brewing: They’ve got three comedians lined up (Wills Maxwell, Tyrone Burston, Lauren Ansley) and they’re transforming the Brewhouse into a comedy club for the night.  8-10 p.m. $10. Details.

Ghost-Note at Heist Brewery: The multi-Grammy-winning percussion duo will be performing alongside Louis Cato. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15. Details.

John Mellencamp Live at Ovens Auditorium: His “The John Mellencamp Show” tour is set to coincide with a highly anticipated new album release. 8 p.m. $137+. Details.

Dear Evan Hansen at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: See the musical that took home six Tony Awards and the 2018 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. 8 p.m. $34.50+. Details.

Fried Chicken Art Party at Oso Skate Park: Come out for an evening of free fried chicken and PBR, regional artwork, skating and music by That Guy Smitty and Lxs Ortiz from Chocala. 21+. 8-11 p.m. Free, $10 to skate. Details.

Grateful Dead tribute at Visulite Theatre: See Cosmic Charlie perform all of the greatest hits from the Grateful Dead. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $14-$16. Details.

Experience

The 9th Annual Charlotte Spring Fair at 6558 Bruton Smith Blvd.: Experience shows, rides and fair food. They’ve got a Thrill Show, petting zoo, rides and lots of fried foods. 4-10 p.m. $5-$25. Details.

Heart of the Home Tour at Eastover, Myers Park, Elizabeth & SouthPark: Taste your way through some of Charlotte’s most exquisite private homes with food, music and spirits. Tour-goers will enjoy small plates from Charlotte’s most celebrated chefs, sample creative cocktails, hear live music from the award-winning Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, and tour a carefully curated selection of the city’s most beautiful private homes. 6-9 p.m. $25-$30. Details.

Silent Disco at Rooftop 210: You’re in control of which of three DJs you listen to thanks to wireless headphones for every guest. Get there fast, because headphones are limited. 8 p.m. to midnight $0-$15. Details.

Learn Things

HackathonCLT MMXIX at Discovery Place Science: #hackathonCLT is back for the 7th year with even more interesting community problems to tackle and over $30,000 in prizes for the best solutions. 5 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday. Free entry. Details.

Adult Art Party: Coiled Basketry at Mint Museum UPTOWN: Go on a mini-tour, enjoy an adult beverage with a friend and create a set of fun and functional coiled coasters, bowl or jewelry. 6-8:30 p.m. $40. Details.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

63. Mostly sunny.

Food & Drink

Dual Can Release and Brewhouse Bazaar at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: They’re releasing two IPAs: Booty Cal and Send It. Try them while you shop local vendors in the taproom. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Bazaar is 1-6 p.m.). Free admission. Details.

Birdsong Tap Takeover at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen: Try some great locally crafted beers and the pairings the Chef is creating to compliment them. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Street Food Fest at Sycamore Brewing: Three different street food vendors will be slinging Cuban, Venezuelan and Latin dishes, plus they’ll have live music from Miguel & Urban Roots and Below the Belt. Noon to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

Beer Release at Triple C Brewing Company: They’re releasing Puppy Dreams Apple Brandy Sour. New Wrap Order will be on the patio and Sandy Herrault will be playing from 5-8 p.m. on the outdoor stage. Noon to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Bottle Release at Wooden Robot Brewery: They’re releasing Coalescence in bottles, which they brewed in collaboration with Burial Beer Co. Noon to midnight. Free admission. Details.

French Wines Class #3 at Reid’s Fine Foods: Explore wines from Loire River Vineyards. The class includes five wines, five kinds of cheese, a map, a placemat, a tutorial booklet, a special discount on all wines featured 2-4 p.m. $40. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Dear Evan Hansen at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: See the musical that took home six Tony Awards and the 2018 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $34.50+. Details.

BadCameo Saturday Residency 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.

The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein at Knight Theater: The hills are alive for this program celebrating the musical catalog of Rodgers and Hammerstein. You’ll hear hits including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from The Sound of Music, “Shall We Dance?” from The King and I and more. 7:30 p.m. $27+. Details.

The Queens of Soul Jazz at Mcglohon Theater at Spirit Square: Saxophonist Jeanette Harris and Flutist Althea Rene are taking the stage. 8 p.m. $47.75-$72.75. Details.

Journey Tribute at Amos’ Southend: See Departure, one of the most well-respected Journey cover bands performing today. 8:30 p.m. $13. Details.

Experience

Heart of the Home Tour at Eastover, Myers Park, Elizabeth & SouthPark: Taste your way through some of Charlotte’s most exquisite private homes with food, music and spirits. Tour-goers will enjoy small plates from Charlotte’s most celebrated chefs, sample creative cocktails, hear live music from the award-winning Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, and tour a carefully curated selection of the city’s most beautiful private homes. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $25-$30. Details.

BrickFair North Carolina LEGO Fan Expo at The Park Expo and Conference Center: You’ll find tons of custom creations made from millions of LEGO bricks, hands-on games and activities, vendors selling unique LEGO-related items and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $14. Details.

10 Year Anniversary at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: They’re celebrating with a special Anniversary Beer release, live music, commemorative glassware and more. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Hop Culture & RC Juicy Brews March Madness at Resident Culture Brewing: Join Hop Culture Magazine for an afternoon of basketball and beer with unlimited pours from some of the country’s best breweries, as well as screenings of March Madness games and merch. Jersey’s are encouraged. Noon to 4 p.m. $20-$85. Details.

3rd Anniversary Block Party at Abari Game Bar: They’re celebrating with a full day of live music, food trucks and shopping from local vendors. Noon to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Puppy Easter Bunny Photos at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Steele Creek: Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue will be taking adorable pictures of your pups for donations. Plus, 10% of bar sales will be donated to CBHBB. 1-4 p.m. Donation. Details.

The 9th Annual Charlotte Spring Fair at 6558 Bruton Smith Boulevard: Experience shows, rides and fair food. They’ve got a Thrill Show, petting zoo, rides and lots of fried foods. 1-11 p.m. $5-$25. Details.

Date Night at Tate Hall – CPCC: Spice things up with a red carpet reception with free food and drinks, a live podcast recording and then the No. 1 comedy show in Charlotte, “The Comic Strip Experience.” 7-10 p.m. $30-$35. Details.

Upscale Saturday Night at Prime at 6538: Enjoy live music from Gena Chambers and curated food and drinks. 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. $20. Details.

Learn Things

Homeless to Housing Resource Fair at Movement School: Learn about the housing resources for seniors, veterans, the homeless and community members in Charlotte. They’ll also have vendors on site to shop from. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Read It at Rosedale at Historic Rosedale Plantation: Bring history to life with a moderator-led discussion of Glory Over Everything followed by a specially designed house tour. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $15. Details.

Fitness

Elizabeth 8K Road Race at Hawathorne Recreation Center: 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/walk. 8 a.m. $15-$40. Details.

The New South Trail Marathon at USNWC: Choose between a half (one loop) or a full (two loops) for a marathon experience on the winding trails along the river. 8 a.m. $60-$85. Details.

Boot Camp & CG Social at Legion Brewing: Enjoy a workout that’s suitable for all fitness levels followed by tasty eats and craft beers. 11 a.m. Free. Details.

Sports

Queen City Classic 2019 at Sugar Creek Brewing: The USA Weightlifting Sanctioned Event will allow athletes to qualify for National events. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free to watch. Details.

Knights Fest at BB&T Ballpark: Help kick off the team’s upcoming season with a Softball Home Run Derby featuring the Dudley Demolition Bombers, a Media Softball Game, $2 concession items and lots of kids activities. Noon to 3 p.m. $5. Details.

Charlotte Hornets v. Boston Celtics at Spectrum Center: The Hornets will take on the Boston Celtics and the first 7,500 fans will get a Classic Night Giveaway Commemorative T-shirt. 6 p.m. $39+. Details.

Charlotte Checkers v. Hartford Wolf Pack at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Hartford Wolf Pack. 6 p.m. $18.50-$88. Details.

Kids

The Orchestra Olympics at Knight Theater: History’s musical greats, from Mozart to Tchaikovsky, will appear in this fun, engaging program that introduces your child to the instruments of the orchestra. 11 a.m. $10-$24. Details.

Shopping

Chip and Dip Day at Charlotte Regional Farmers Market: Vendors will be giving out free recipes for how to make both chips and dips from ingredients found at the market. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

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.

Starving Artist Market at Catawba Brewing Company: Shop a variety of local vendors and handmade artists. Fresh Med Mediterranean Fusion Food Truck will be on site. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

68. Partly cloudy.

Food & Drink

Birdsong Tap Takeover at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen: Try some great locally crafted beers and the pairings the Chef is creating to compliment them. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Details.

March Sweetness Dessert Market at NoDa Brewing Company: Are you team sweet or salty? Local dessert shops and bakeries will be bringing their best sweet and salty desserts for you to enjoy. Noon to 5 p.m. Free, vendors accept cash and card. Details.

The Farmer That Feeds Us Screening and Dinner at 7th Street Public Market: Join Soul Food Sessions for a screening of episode 2 of The Farmer That Feeds Us which focuses on West End Charlotte and a family-style dinner followed by a Q&A session. 5:30-9 p.m. $75.00. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Dear Evan Hansen at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: See the musical that took home six Tony Awards and the 2018 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $34.50+. Details.

Artist Talk – Silvia Levenson at Mint Museum UPTOWN: Silvia Levenson will discuss her career as an artist working in glass, including her sculpture, Until Death Do Us Part, recently acquired by The Mint Museum. She will also discuss how the theme of intimate partner violence is addressed in Until Death Do Us Part. 2-4 p.m. Included in admission, registration requested. Details

Pro-Am at Knight Theater: A free, public performance will follow a professional-style rehearsal and a shared meal with Charlotte Symphony musicians. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Travis Scott: Astroworld at Spectrum Center: He’ll be performing with Sheck Wes as part of their Wish You Were Here Tour 2. 8 p.m. $30+. Details.

Mac Powell and the Family Reunion at Mcglohon Theater at Spirit Square: Four-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling Third Day frontman, Mac Powell, is hitting the road with his new band Mac Powell And The Family Reunion. 8 p.m. $17-$70. Details.

Experience

BrickFair North Carolina LEGO Fan Expo at The Park Expo and Conference Center: You’ll find tons of custom creations made from millions of LEGO bricks, hands-on games and activities, vendors selling unique LEGO-related items and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $14. Details.

10 Year Anniversary at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: They’re celebrating with a special Anniversary Beer release, live music, commemorative glassware, and guests like Discovery Place and local artists. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

HERstory at Levine Museum of the New South: Come dressed as your favorite woman from history and enjoy musical performances, spoken word, local vendors and arts and crafts. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

The 9th Annual Charlotte Spring Fair at 6558 Bruton Smith Blvd.: Experience shows, rides and fair food. They’ve got a Thrill Show, petting zoo, rides and lots of fried foods. 1-10 p.m. $5-$25. Details.

Sunday Fun Day- The Great Outdoors at The Mint Museum: “Meet” North Carolina flora and fauna courtesy of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens and the North Carolina Zoo. Make a butterfly feeder, paint mountain laurel, construct a clay snake, and view incredible clay sculptures inspired by nature. 1-4 p.m. $6, kids are free. Details.

Sports

Charlotte Checkers v. Hartford Wolf Pack at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Hartford Wolf Pack. 3 p.m. $18.50-$88. Details.

Do Good

VolunCHEERS: South End Clean Up at Bland Street light rail station: Help clean up the neighborhood and get rewarded with a free T-shirt, drinks and food at the afterparty at The Union. They’ll also have more than $1k worth of raffle prizes. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

Perfect Wedding Guide Wedding Show at Hilton Charlotte University Place: Meet vendors who are ready to help you plan your dream wedding, enter to win prizes and giveaways and get special discounts to put towards your big day. Noon to 4 p.m. $7 adv, $10 dos. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

2nd Annual RV 5K: The annual Red Ventures 5K is back and bigger than ever with an all-new race course through the trails on campus and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Girls on the Run and Let Me Run — two awesome nonprofit organizations that help develop young men and women through the power of running. Plus, prizes for men’s and women’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers and a special award for the top fundraiser. March 30.

Craft Beer Week Kick off at Bold Missy Brewery: The Queen City Sip Shop will be popping up at the brewery with 15-plus vendors so grab your crew and shop local artisans and makers and sip some fabulously brewed beer. March 31.

First Annual Battle For Charlotte: As part of Charlotte Craft Beer Week, representatives of nearly every brewery in Charlotte are coming out to sell as much of one of their beers as possible in just five hours. The first to kick their keg or to sell the most when the time is up, wins. The Dumpling Lady will be on site for food. April 3.

See all the upcoming events here.

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