Agenda Weekender: 27 cool things to do this weekend, including $3 beers at Sycamore and CIAA festivities

Agenda Weekender: 27 cool things to do this weekend, including $3 beers at Sycamore and CIAA festivities
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

52. Mostly sunny. 20% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Cinnaholic opening at 3050 Derita Road, Concord: You can get $1 cinnamon rolls to celebrate the new vegan bakery’s opening day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $1. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Scotty McCreery at Coyote Joe’s: Put on your cowboy boots, and grab tickets to see the North Carolina native and country star perform live. 7 p.m. $23. Details.

Experience

TyberPalooza at Tyber Creek: Expect a power-packed lineup of live bands and DJs for a two-day music fest, plus a flip cup tournament (free to enter, teams of five needed). 7 p.m. $10 weekend pass, free for flip cup participants. Details.

Particle Falls at UNC Charlotte Center City – 320 E. 9th St.: Environmental nerds, this one’s for you. Particle Falls, an air quality exhibit by artist Andrea Polli, translates real-time pollution data into an animated light display, projected nightly onto UNC Charlotte Center City. Begins at sunset. Free. Details.

I Heart Rail Trail at South End Rail Trail: There are four interactive light installations spread along a one-mile stretch of the Rail Trail, from Carson Street to Sycamore Brewing. So fire up your Instagram and stroll the four-mile trail. All day. Free. Details.

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Find all things home and garden, from granite countertop suppliers to roofing companies to blind and shutter shops. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. $0-$12. Details.

Free For All Friday at CoWork by Camden: Start the day with a free one-hour yoga class and breakfast from Poppy’s. Then, stick around because you can work at CoWork for free all day. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Sports

2020 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Spectrum Center: Twenty-two men’s and women’s games will be going on over the course of the weekend. Snag tickets while you can for the tournament’s last year in Charlotte. Varies. Varies. Details.

CIAA Fan Fest at Charlotte Convention Center: The highlights of the first day of this free event include a high school band competition, a cheerleading competition, and national recording artist Layton Greene. Noon to 9 p.m. Free. Details.

CIAA Step show at Charlotte Convention Center: The CIAA hosts two official step shows over its tournament weekend. The first is Greeks vs. Greeks on Friday night. Come witness the best stepping in the country, before the event moves to Baltimore next year. Teams include the Alpha Phi Alphas from Winston-Salem State, the Delta Sigma Thetas from UNC Chapel Hill, and the Sigma Gamma Rhos from N.C. Central. On Saturday night’s step show will have high schoolers from across the state— and even one team from Seattle. 6-10 p.m. $20-$30. Details.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29

49. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Pop’s Pickles/$3 Beer Day at Sycamore Brewing: Brews (Sungrown Lager, Strawberry Lemonade Gose, Juice Pops Fruit Ale, Special Brownies Stout) will be $3, and food trucks will have $3 food specials. Pop’s Pickles will also have six different pickle flavors available for tasting. Noon to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Hoppin’ 2 Year Anniversary Party at 1402 Winnifred St.: Festivities include the unveiling of a special beer amde in collaboration with Seaboard Brewing, live DJ all day, a photo booth, beer and wine specials, specialty beers on tap, food by Twisted Eats, and a scratch-off style giveaway (first 500 people will receive prizes). 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Uncorked: Charlotte Wine Festival at Discovery Place Science: Expect over 100 different wines and champagnes, gourmet food vendors, a custom photo booth, and interactive exhibits. 7-11 p.m. $60-$75. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Diana Ross at Belk Theater: The icon has more than 50 years of hit songs, awards, and countless accomplishments. Don’t miss the legend live. 8-11 p.m. $35+. Details.

Dancing with the Stars: Live! – 2020 Tour at TheBOplex: Hello, Dancing with the Stars fans. This is your chance to see your favorite dance competition live. 8 p.m. $59.50-$95. Details.

Experience

TyberPalooza at Tyber Creek: Expect a power-packed lineup of live bands and DJs for a two-day music fest, plus a corn-hole tournament ($20 per team to enter in advance, guaranteed three games). 7 p.m. $10 weekend pass, $20-$30 per corn-hole team. Details.

Particle Falls at UNC Charlotte Center City – 320 E. 9th St.: Environmental nerds, this one’s for you. Particle Falls, an air quality exhibit by artist Andrea Polli, translates real-time pollution data into an animated light display, projected nightly onto UNC Charlotte Center City. Begins at sunset. Free. Details.

I Heart Rail Trail at South End Rail Trail: There are four interactive light installations spread along a one-mile stretch of the Rail Trail, from Carson Street to Sycamore Brewing. So fire up your Instagram and stroll the four-mile trail. All day. Free. Details.

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Find all things home and garden, from granite countertop suppliers to roofing companies to blind and shutter shops. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. $0-$12. Details.

Fitness

OH Well: treadHAPPY Pop-Up at Optimist Hall: Start your morning with a free HIIT circuit and fun run, followed by snacks from Village Juice Co. 9:30 a.m. Free, RSVP. Details.

Sports

2020 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Spectrum Center: Twenty-two men’s and women’s games will be going on over the course of the weekend. Snag tickets while you can for the tournament’s last year in Charlotte. Varies. Varies. Details.

CIAA Step show at Charlotte Convention Center: The CIAA hosts two official step shows over its tournament weekend. The first is Greeks vs. Greeks on Friday night. Come witness the best stepping in the country, before the event moves to Baltimore next year. Teams include the Alpha Phi Alphas from Winston-Salem State, the Delta Sigma Thetas from UNC Chapel Hill, and the Sigma Gamma Rhos from N.C. Central. On Saturday night’s step show will have high schoolers from across the state— and even one team from Seattle. 6-10 p.m. $20-$30. Details.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

58. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Arts & Entertainment

Amigo at Thirsty Beaver: See the band live at the classic Plaza Midwood watering hole. Free. 5 p.m. Details.

Experience

Particle Falls at UNC Charlotte Center City – 320 E. 9th St.: Environmental nerds, this one’s for you. Particle Falls, an air quality exhibit by artist Andrea Polli, translates real-time pollution data into an animated light display, projected nightly onto UNC Charlotte Center City. Begins at sunset. Free. Details.

An evening with Casey Donahue of The Moth at Covenant Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall: Casey Donahue of The Moth, a New York-based podcast dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling, will show the power of stories to transform lives and communities. She will also share tips and techniques to help attendees shape their own stories. 6 p.m. Free. Details.

I Heart Rail Trail at South End Rail Trail: There are four interactive light installations spread along a one-mile stretch of the Rail Trail, from Carson Street to Sycamore Brewing. So fire up your Instagram and stroll the four-mile trail. All day. Free. Details.

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Find all things home and garden, from granite countertop suppliers to roofing companies to blind and shutter shops. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $0-$12. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

14th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival – Charlotte. Indulge in a day of all things quintessentially Southern: all-you-can-taste beer and bourbon, barbecue and fixins’, boots, biscuits, bluegrass, and smoked meats. Expect cigars, music, games, and shopping, too. March 7.

Science on the Rocks: Game Night. Play all of your favorite childhood games with a twist, including giant Chutes and Ladders, Battleshots (with alcohol-filled ships), Dance Dance Revolution, and more. Of course there will be a cash/credit bar with beer, wine, and liquor, too. March 20.

SEED20 OnStage. Twenty nonprofit entrepreneurs will be vying for prizes, and up to ten finalists will give fast-paced three-minute pitches of their ideas to a panel of judges and to the audience (you get to vote, too). Tickets includes admission, drinks, and dinner. March 31.

See all the upcoming events here.

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