Agenda Weekender: 48 things to do including the Star Wars Bar Crawl, Krispy Kreme Race and Craft Cocktail Crawl

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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 57. Sunny/wind. 0% chance of rain.
Saturday: 57. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.
Sunday: 65. Most sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Friday, March 3

Food & Drink

Birthday Bash at NoDa Company Store: They’re celebrating with live music, drink specials and free food. Fri-Sun. Free. Details.

Cotswold Food Truck Rally at Trinity Presbyterian Church: Charlotte’s newest Friday food truck rally. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Fourth Annual Charlotte Craft Cocktail Crawl at EpiCentre: You’ll enjoy creative, unique cocktails as you stroll through all the bars. 5-11 p.m. $13-$59. Details.

Birthday Bash featuring Tyler Farr at Coyote Joes: 7-10 p.m. $11+. Details.

80’s Night at Roxbury Nightclub: They’ll have $3 Coronas on special along with Roxbury’s normal Friday night specials. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Experience

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: See the latest in home improvements, design, food, wine and interior design. Fri-Sun. $10. Details.

Diversity in Film “Cross Cultural Film Movement” at the Google Fiber Space: An evening of networking, food and music to celebrate diversity in film. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Charlotte Franchise Expo Live: Compare and explore 60+ leading franchise opportunities who will be showcasing their products and services. Fri-Sat. Free. Details.

Sustainability Salon: Art as Environmental Activism at UNC Charlotte Center CitySee how passion for sustainability can materialize at Carolina Raptor Center’s artist-packed panel featuring films, photography and other media 7-9 p.m. $5. Details.

Art & Entertainment

A Walk in My Shoes at Little Rock Community Development Center: This musical event follows the lives of four talented and tormented young adults trying to find their place in the world. Fri-Sun. Donations. Details.

Mendelssohn Elijah at Belk Theater: Join the Charlotte Symphony Chorus, soloists and guest conductor for Mendelssohn’s oratorio, which follows life events of the Biblical prophet Elijah. Fri-Sat: 8 p.m. $20+. Details.

South End Gallery Crawl: Many of the galleries will stay open late to host receptions for new exhibits with music, food and drink, and an opportunity to meet the artists. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Jazz at the Bechtler – The Flute in Jazz at Bechtler Museum: 6 & 8:15 p.m. $14. Details.

2017 Instructor Showcase at Aerial CLT: For the first time in 2 years, the Aerial CLT instructors will take to the air, featuring performances on silks, lyra, hammock and trapeze. 7-8:30 p.m. $10. Details.

Mint Eight-O Aloha at Mint Museum Uptown: In celebration of their 80th anniversary, they’ll take you back to the original days of Hawaii Five-O; expect luau-style eats, libations, and sounds of the ’70s and ’80s. 8-11 p.m. $125+. Details.

Saturday, March 4

Food & Drink

City Barbeque Matthews Grand Opening at 1514 Galleria Blvd: Enjoy free samples, entertainment for the kids and giveaways. 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Free. Details.

March Crafts & Drafts at Three Spirits Brewery: They’ll have local artisans, food vendors, fashion trucks, food trucks and live music. 4-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Bar Crawl Nation: Mardi Gras at Whisky River: 5 p.m.-12 a.m. $20-$30. Details.

Star Wars Bar Crawl presented by SportsLink throughout Uptown: Dress up in Star Wars garb (t-shirts to costumes) and wander around Uptown; proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 5 p.m. $20 donation (10% discount with code THEFORCE). Details.

Triple B at Triple C at Triple C Brewing: Rock the night away while dining on a delicious bbq dinner and enjoying Triple C craft beer; 100% of the proceeds go to Dilworth Soup Kitchen. 7-10 p.m. $40+. Details.

Experience

March Cars & Coffee Gathering at 1720 Galleria Blvd: 7-11 a.m. Free. Details.

Warby Parker Store Opening at Atherton Mill: The trendy eyeglass and sunglass brand will open a retail store and have free Living Kitchen juice for customers. 11 a.m. Free. Details.

Healthy Living Expo at The Carole Hoefener Center: This family friendly event will include healthy workshops, health screenings, physical activities, vendors and exhibitors. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Plaza Midwood’s Annual Winter Fling and Silent Action at Legion Brewing: Legion is supplying beers, ROOTS Catering is doing a whole hog BBQ, and the silent auction will have donations from 150+ vendors to benefit community improvement projects in and around Plaza Midwood; your ticket includes dinner and your first beer. 6 p.m. $30. Details.

Paws for Celebration … a Soiree presented by the Humane Society of Charlotte at 8.2.0: Grab your ticket for Humane Society of Charlotte’s cocktail soiree; expect food, drinks and dancing. 7-11 p.m. $105. Details.

Condom Couture Charlotte 2017 at Neighborhood Theatre: Local designers use condoms to create fashionable, wearable art, promote safe sex, and benefit Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. 8 p.m. $25. Details.

Learn Things

Does Your Personal Brand Need Polishing? at Northeastern University Charlotte: Certified Image Professional (CIP) Sonya Barnes will teach you how to polish your personal brand for the best outcomes. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free, must register. Details.

Family First: Egyptian Jewelry Making at Harvey B. Gantt Center: Join Charlottean MJ Arts Alot during this creative jewelry-making workshop. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free + admission. Details.

Cupcakes & Condoms at The Carole Hoefener Center: Commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at their signature program. 1-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Hands-on Chocolate Tempering Class at The Secret Chocolatier on Providence: A 2-hour class where you’ll dip fruits, fill molds, make bon bon shells and temper chocolate by hand. 2-4 p.m. $60. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Latin Night at Snug Harbor: See Jahlistic, Chócala and DJ EZ Muzic. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. $10. Details.

Rods, Reels, Triggers and other Gentlemanly Pursuits at Coffey and Thompson Gallery: Expect artist, fly fishing and firearm demonstrations, cigars, bourbon tastings by Woodford Reserve, and food by Mel’s BLT Kitchen & Southern Cake Queen. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Pride Band in Concert at First United Methodist Church: This concert celebrates the importance and impact of women throughout the world and within the community. 5-6:30 p.m. $15. Details.

The Marshall Tucker Band at The Fillmore: 8 p.m. $34+. Details.

Kids

Dissection Series: Frog at Discovery Place: Learn about the anatomy of a frog in this installment of the dissections series; recommended for ages 10+. 9:30-10:30 a.m. $15+. Details.

Seuss-a-thon at Park Road Books: This event will involve people reading their favorite Dr. Seuss books aloud to children. 11 a.m-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Backcountry Explorers: Colonial Occupations at Charlotte Museum of History: Learn about the Colonial profession of a cooper and put the new knowledge into action with a craft. 1 p.m. $10. Details.

Fitness

Krispy Kreme Race at Fountain Park: A 4 mile loop with a brief stop where participants have the option to down a dozen donuts as fast as they can before racing back to the finish line. 7:45 a.m. $25+. Details.

BB&T Corporate Cup at Childress Klein YMCA: Join for the first race of the season and the YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s largest road race, with more than 3,700 runners in 2016. 8-11 a.m. $40+. Details.

Get Your Rear in Gear 5k Run/Walk & Fun Run at Independence Park: Hep raise awareness for Colorectal Cancer; event includes a USA Track & Field Certified 5K Run/Walk, a Kids’ Fun Run and a Health Expo. 8-11 a.m. $20-$35. Details.

49er Fitness Series at Coreology: Shake up your workout routine with fellow 49ers (friends and community members welcome, too). 2 p.m. $5. Details.

Sports

CLT Roller Girls – 1st Bout of 2017 at Grady Cole Center: Join in for some derby fun as they take on the Tallahassee Roller Girls. 5 p.m. $9+. Details.

Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Checkers vs. Bakersfield Condors. 6 p.m. $13+. Details.

Sunday, March 5

Food & Drink

Sunday Brunch at Red Clay Ciderworks: Enjoy PepperBox Doughnuts, The Breakfast Food Truck, cidermosas, bellinis and cold brewed nitro Pure Intentions Coffee. 12-2 p.m. Details.

Experience

Print Organize Protest: Charlotte at NoDa Company Store: PRINT | ORGANIZE | PROTEST is a nationwide campaign where print shops invite the community in to print clothing and signs of resistance; this one’s for International Women’s Day. 1-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Fitness

Fit To The Core at Red Clay Ciderworks: Join certified personal trainer, Jennifer Dean, for 45 minutes of a total body work, all bodyweight. 2:15-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Sports

Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Charlotte Checkers vs. Bakersfield Condors. 1 p.m. $13+. Details.

We’re excited for…

5th Annual RunJenRun 5K and Family Festival presented by Consolidated Planning at Symphony Park: Expect a celebration afterwards with bounce houses, face and hair painting, cornhole, food and drink, and the Throwback Thursday Party Band. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. $10-$100. Details.

7th Annual Green River Revival at USNWC: Live music kicks off at 11 a.m. and festivities continue at 1 p.m. when the river turns green. 9:30 a.m. Free. Details.

Rich & Bennett’s 17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl throughout Uptown: Pub crawl season is back, and Rich & Bennett is ready to paint the town green with their 20,000+ custom event T-shirts and koozies. 12-10 p.m. $20. Details.

See all the upcoming events here.

Cover photo via Aerial CLT.

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