Agenda Weekender: 25 things to do this weekend (April 8 – 10)

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Food and drink

Bound for Carolina Launch Party at Unknown Brewing: Unknown has teamed up with Charleston’s Virgil Kaine Distillery to brew an imperial brown that they’ll be releasing in limited edition 16 ounce cans. Celebrate the release at Unknown on Friday at 4 p.m. Friday, 4/8

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St. Jude Charlotte Wine Dinner at Bank of America Stadium: Wine, dinner, live music and auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. TicketsFriday, 4/8

Hope is Brewing brunch at C3 Lab: Waffles from Cast Iron Waffles, beer from Craft and coffee from HEX from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to benefit Love146’s work to end child trafficking. Tickets. Saturday, 4/9

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Cultivate Creatives brunch in Latta Park: Join other female creatives and entrepreneurs to connect and find a supportive community at 10 a.m. Bring your favorite dish. Saturday, 4/9

Sugar Creek’s Spring Bee-R Release: Celebrate the release of their White Ale Braggot made with orange blossom honey mead at 2:25 p.m. First 100 people received a complimentary 3 oz sample. Saturday, 4/9

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Bob Peter’s Mixology Class at Earl’s Grocery: Learn about Fair Game Beverage Company located in Pittsboro, NC then taste some of their spirits and learn how to mix delicious, approachable cocktails with Bob. Class starts at 2:30 p.m. but get there early to claim a seat. Saturday, 4/9

Experience

3rd Annual Green Tie Gala – Speakeasy!: Join the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association at the Omni for a night of 1920s costumes, food, drinks and live music from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. TicketsFriday, 4/8

Little Sugar Creek spring clean up with Birdsong Brewing: Help clean up Little Sugar Creek from 10 a.m. to noon. Pizza party in the Birdsong Tap Room following the cleanup from noon to 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the most unusual items found. Saturday, 4/9

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@birdsongbrewing via Instagram

Back 9 Bar Crawl: A Putt-Putt Bar Challenge: Challenge yourself to a miniature golf hole at each of the nine participating bars throughout the EpiCentre. Play as an individual or foursome. Get your scorecard at Rooftop 210 starting at 4 p.m. TicketsSaturday, 4/9

Shamrock & Rollover Charity Event at Connolly’s on Fifth: Dublin Dog Foundation’s annual fundraiser to raise money to place service dogs with people. Live music, food, drinks, raffle and more. $20 in advance for all you can eat and drink or $25 at the door. Saturday, 4/9

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Charlotte Checkers’ 7th Annual Pooch Party: Bring your dog to this season’s final home game at noon the Bojangles’ Coliseum. $16 tickets for the dog-friendly section with promo code “doglover”. Sunday, 4/10

Finders Keepers April Market at NoDa Brewing: Local handcrafted vendors, NoDa Brewing beers, coffee, cupcakes, food trucks and more from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 50% of proceeds from vendor fees benefits Beards BeCAUSE. Sunday, 4/10

The Arts

6th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival: Independent film screenings, film pitches, awards and more at the Charlotte Convention Center. Schedule and tickets hereNow through Sunday, 4/10

STOMP: The international percussion sensation performs at Knight Theater. TicketsNow through Sunday, 4/10

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@blumenthalarts via Instagram

Atomic: The 2016 Gala at the Bechtler: Drinks, food, live entertainment and silent auction benefitting the museum from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. TicketsFriday, 4/8

Schoolhouse Rock Live!: Adapted from the classic TV show, this children’s play opens this weekend Children’s Theater of Charlotte and runs through April 24. TicketsOpens Friday, 4/8

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Be a Lion at Duke Energy Theater: A play about what happens in Oz after Dorothy clicks her heels. TicketsFriday, 4/8 and Saturday, 4/9

BOOM: Charlotte’s first artist-led, annual showcase featuring experimental and contemporary performance and visual art at various locations in Plaza Midwood. TicketsFriday, 4/8 through Sunday, 4/10

Open Studio Saturday at the McColl Center: Stop by from noon to 4 p.m. to meet the center’s Artists-in-Residence, view their art and create some of your own. Free – registerSaturday, 4/9

Opera Carolina’s Pagliacci and Aleko: This double feature begins at 2 p.m. TicketsSunday, 4/10 

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@operacarolina via Instagram

Fitness

Wanderlust 108: A “mindful triathlon” consisting of a 5K run/walk, 90-minute yoga class and guided meditation. There will also be musical performances, acroyoga, slacklining, hooping and more from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. TicketsSaturday, 4/9

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Pet Palooza Festival and 2k Walk at Independence Park: 2k walk begins at 10 a.m. followed by live music, food trucks, beer garden, pet activities and more until 3 p.m. Events benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte. Register to walkSaturday, 4/8

Sports

Canoeing/Kayaking: U.S. Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom Team Trials at the USNWC. Free. Thursday, 4/9 through Saturday, 4/8 

Basketball: Charlotte Hornets vs. the Brooklyn Nets at Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets.

Hockey: The Checkers host the Milwaukee Admirals this weekend on Saturday at 7 p.m. (tickets) and Sunday at noon (tickets). 

Cover image courtesy of Boom Festival.

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