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
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
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
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. Tickets. Friday, 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
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. Tickets. Saturday, 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
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
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. Tickets. Saturday, 4/9
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 walk. Saturday, 4/8
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.
Cover image courtesy of Boom Festival.