Where to Go & What to Do this Weekend – 2/25

Get out there and try something new this weekend. Whether you’re into gardening, networking over beer, giving back or singing along, we’ve got something for you in our round-up on what to do this weekend:



The Truth About Organic Gardening
Thursday, Feb. 26
Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary

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What’s the truth behind organic gardening? This weekend’s talk led by Jeff Gillman, the Director of the Botanical Gardens at UNC Charlotte, gets to the bottom of it. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.




Thursday, Feb. 26
Legion Brewing


It’s back for the second time in 2016! Join fellow Charlotte move-makers at the monthly #instabeerupclt networking and beer drinking event. This time, they’re taking over brewery scene newcomer Legion Brewing. Cheers!



The Book of Mormon
Tuesday, Feb. 23-Sunday, March 6
Belk Theater

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You’ve heard about it, now it’s time to see it live on stage in Charlotte. Catch a performance of The Book of Morman through Sunday, March 6. Buy tickets here.




ROCKSALT Anniversary Weekend
Friday, Feb. 26-Sunday, Feb. 28
ROCKSALT Charlotte


To celebrate their first anniversary, ROCKSALT is serving up $1 oysters all day from Friday to Sunday as well as $1 off all local drafts. Is there a better way to celebrate than with oysters and beer?




Friday, Feb. 26-Saturday, Feb. 27
Tyber Creek Pub


It’s a weekend full of fun at Tyber Creek Pub. Start out with flip cup and corn hole tournaments, two nights of live music and DJs, then add a beer tasting and you’ve got the makings of a perfect weekend.



Uptown Funk: Moschino & Music
Saturday, Feb. 27
Mint Museum Auxillary

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Put on your dancing shoes for an unforgettable night of Uptown fun! Attendees of this event held at the Mint Museum Uptown will enjoy a dazzling evening of dancing and cocktails inspired by the designers of Madonna and Katy Perry. Reserve your ticket here!




Patti LaBelle
Saturday, Feb. 27
Ovens Auditorium

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Come see a legend for yourself at Ovens Auditorium on Saturday night. Patti LaBelle is known for her soulful and elegant renditions of classics, blues, pop standards and spiritual hymns. Get tickets here.




Watercolor Workshop with Charles Williams
Saturday, Feb. 27
Free Range Brewing

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Come enjoy a talk with Charles Wiliams, a McColl Center resident artist, networking with young affiliates groups and cheese from Orrman’s. This partnership event is hosted by the Young Affiliates of the Mint, the Bechtler Young Visionaries, and the Young Donor’s Society.




Putting For Pups
Saturday, Feb. 27
Sugar Creek Brewing

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This one of a kind event turns Sugar Creek Brewing Company into an 18 hole indoor disc golf course, all for a great cause. The Charlotte Disc Golf Club, the Humane Society of Charlotte and Sugar Creek Brewing Company are teaming up to support the mission of the Humane Society of Charlotte. Bring $5 (to get you one run), two putters and a competitive spirit to this fun and worthy event.

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Leap over to BLT Steak on your Birthday
Monday, Feb. 29
BLT Steak

leap day at BLT steak

This one’s for the leap day babies! Swing by BLT Steak on your special day to enjoy 50% off for parties of two and 25% off for parties three or more.




Monday, Feb. 29
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Leap Day comes once every four years. Have fun with it and take 29% off your first month of custom-tailored craft beer delivery!

Don’t know much about BREWPUBLIK? That’s ok! BREWPUBLIK is beer discovery and delivery. They’ll take your taste preferences to find beers from around the world that you’re guaranteed to love! The best part? They’ll deliver it straight to your doorstep every month. That’s right – beer, delivered. Go to www.brewpublik.com and select “Get Started!”




Purple Promise Foundation Charity Event
Monday Feb. 29


It’s another Charlotte all-star team up for a cause. The Wine Vault, Fine Wine Trading and Customshop have joined forces raise awareness and funds to support the Purple Promise Foundation, which raises awareness about melanoma. Attendees will enjoy a three course meal with wine pairings, reception champagne, passed appetizer dish and a sweet treat to top off the night. RSVP to 704-548-9463 to reserve your space. $90 all-inclusive. View the full menu here.




Frueh Bock Release
Monday, Feb. 29
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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Share your excitement for the warmer weather ahead with OMB’s seasonal release “Spring Bock”. This brew combines a slight malty sweetness with a refreshing touch of citrus aroma from its noble Bavarian hops.




Mark your calendars! Upcoming events in the Queen City:

Lupus Foundation Gala
Saturday, March 5
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Celebrating its 10th year, the Lupus Mardi Gras Gala is gearing up for its most exciting event yet. Come enjoy dancing, live music, creole flavorings, a bustling casino, fortune telling and Gala King & Queen Coronation. Proceeds benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter. Reserve your tickets here!




Christ Church Chili Cookoff
Sunday, March 6
Christ Episcopal Church

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Support the Christ Church Youth Ministry and sample neighborhood favorites at next week’s Chili Challenge. $10 admission includes unlimited chili sampling (everything from mild to hot, from turkey to beef to veggie), salad and beverages. There’s also a “Chili Free” children’s ticket option: a $10 ticket includes a hot dog meal and entertainment area for preschool and elementary ages. After the tasting is done, celebrity judges will present awards for People’s Choice, Judges’ Choice and Showmanship. There will also be a Silent Auction that includes beach and mountain getaways, restaurant gift certificates, children’s birthday parties and more. All proceeds benefit the Christ Church Youth Ministry.



Allison Hancinhttp://www.allisonhancin.com
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!