Agenda Weekender: 30 cool things to do this weekend, including 10 St. Patrick’s Day festivities

Agenda Weekender: 30 cool things to do this weekend, including 10 St. Patrick’s Day festivities
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Editor’s note: Events are likely to be canceled/rescheduled due to the coronavirus. The Weekender will be updated as those decisions are made. For all coronavirus news, check our comprehensive story


FRIDAY, MARCH 13

74. Cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Paddy Fest/Guinness Beer Dinner at Rí Rá: Your $50 ticket includes a five-course Irish meal paired with varieties of Guinness. They’ll also have Irish dancers.  7-10 p.m. $50. Details.

Spring Food Truck Friday 2020 at Sycamore: It’s finally Food Truck Friday szn. Sycamore’s kicking it off with Cousins Maine Lobster, OooWee BBQ, Gyro Twins Truck, Bae’s Burgers, and more. Plus, there will be the usual beer, cider, and live music. 5-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

(CANCELED) Sleeping Beauty: A Fairy-Tailored Classic at Knight Theater: One of the world’s most popular classical ballets, this is a show you should take the whole fam to. 7:30 p.m. $25-$96. Details.

Experience

The Charlotte Fair – Spring 2020 at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Expect all the usual fair fun like Lady Houdini and the Marvelous Mutts, rides, and fried foods. 4-10 p.m. $5-$30. Details.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

62. Mostly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Mixology with Bob Peters – St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails at Earl’s Grocery: Legendary mixologist Bob Peters will be showing off tricks of the trade and teaching you how to create St. Paddy’s Day cocktails. 2:30 p.m. Free. Details.

 

(CANCELED) Pi Day at Blaze: After 3:14 p.m., you can get an 11-inch, build-you-own pizza for $3.14. P.S. You’ll need to download the Blaze app to unlock the deal. 3:14 p.m. $3.14. Details.

Whisk(e)y School at The Crunkleton Charlotte: If you nerd out over spirits, this monthly series is for you. You’ll try nine bourbons, and Gary Crunkleton will walk you through every one. 3-5 p.m. $66. Details.

(CANCELED) St. Patricks Day Par-tay! at Sycamore: They’ll have beer specials all day long and McDermott’s Irish Food Truck on site. Noon to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Martin Lawrence at Spectrum Center: Comedy fans, don’t miss Martin Lawrence live. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $71-$303. Details.

(CANCELED) Sleeping Beauty: A Fairy-Tailored Classic at Knight Theater: One of the world’s most popular classical ballets, this is a show you should take the whole fam to. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $25-$96. Details.

Experience

(CANCELED) 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl in Uptown: A 20-year St. Patty’s tradition, the pub crawl is back for another year of tons of alcohol, a sea of green parading through Uptown, and bad Irish-related puns. Starts at noon, goes all day. $20-$35. Details. RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 27.

(CANCELED) 2020 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival at Tryon and Ninth streets: See the 24th annual parade (with the usual Irish dancers, floats, bagpipes, etc.) and then stick around for the festival for a kids’ zone, live Irish music, vendors, and more. 11 a.m. Free. Details.

(CANCELED) St. Paddy’s Day at The Suffolk Punch: Expect bagpipes and live music in Norfolk Hall, $3 Suffolk Punch Irish Stout, Irish food specials, and vendors. 10 a.m. to midnight. Free. Details.

(CANCELED) LoSo Neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: Expect live music, Irish food, and plenty of beer. NOTE: OMB is open this weekend, but they’re not participating in the St. Patrick’s festivities. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Paddy Fest at Rí Rá: They’ll be showing three rugby games, and have live Irish music throughout the day. All day. Free. Details.

(CANCELED) Green River Revival at U.S. National Whitewater Center: Spring is finally here, y’all. Hang out at the Whitewater Center all day and watch them turn the river green, beer in hand. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

The Charlotte Fair – Spring 2020 at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Expect all the usual fair fun like Lady Houdini and the Marvelous Mutts, rides, and fried foods. 1-11 p.m. $5-$30. Details.

Learn Things

Second Saturday Charlotte at Marcellino & Tyson: This workshop is designed specifically for women to learn more about the divorce process. Led by Attorney Jennifer Moore, the workshop is held in a safe space where trained professionals guide participants through the legal, financial, family, and personal issues that may arise through a divorce. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $45. Details.

Fitness

OH Well: NC Yoga Bar Pop-Up at Optimist Hall: Start your day with a free, one-hour class then get some treats from Village Juice Co. to round out your health god/goddess morning. 9-10 a.m. Free, RSVP. Details.

Sports

(CANCELED) Checkers vs. Providence at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on our Charlotte Checkers while they dominate Providence, and get a Love Your Melon beanie. 6 p.m. $40 hat package. Details.

Do Good

(CANCELED) Pet Adoption at The Suffolk Punch: Drink beer and adopt your new best friend. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

54. Showers. 70% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Buff Faye’s “Get Lucky” Drag Brunch at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille: Nothing luckier than getting to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with brunch and a drag show. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $30. Details.

(CANCELED) Brunch Bash at Sycamore: Chase the Sunday scaries away with brunch food trucks, and plenty of beer. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

(CANCELED) Sleeping Beauty: A Fairy-Tailored Classic at Knight Theater: One of the world’s most popular classical ballets, this is a show you should take the whole fam to. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $25-$96. Details.

Experience

Paddy Fest/St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Event at Rí Rá: They’re aiming to raise $30,000 to benefit those with childhood cancer through this head-shaving event. They’ll also have live Irish music. Shaving starts at 1 p.m., music starts at 4 p.m. Free. Details.

The Charlotte Fair – Spring 2020 at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Expect all the usual fair fun like Lady Houdini and the Marvelous Mutts, rides, and fried foods. 1-10 p.m. $5-$30. Details.

Fitness

Flow for Fosters at Flower Child: Take a $5 yoga class, and stay for mini lemon cakes, activated rose petal lemonade, and 10 percent off your meal after class. And adoptable dogs will be on site. 10-10:45 a.m $5. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

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.

Pure Barre Pop-up class. Take a 55-minute Pure Barre class, and treat yourself to a beer afterward. (Trust us, you’ll earn it. Barre is sneaky hard.) March 22.

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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