Don’t miss your chance to get out and explore all that Charlotte has to offer this weekend. From the ballet to wine dinners, here’s what to do this weekend in Charlotte:
Clean Catch’s Winter Crab Cake Sale
March 8 – 10 | 2820 Selwyn Ave.
Stock up on a year-round staple: Clean Catch’s crab cakes. Grab them on sale this weekend to enjoy dinner at home or freeze them for future use. Don’t miss it!
Doors and Windows
March 9-10 | Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | 8 p.m.
Experience contemporary ballet works including a restaging of Martha Graham’s Lamentation solo performed by artistic director Maria Caruso and Caruso’s Kaleidoscope, set to the sounds of Dave Matthews Band. $35 per ticket.
Charlotte Symphony: Ravel Left Hand Piano Concerto
March 9 -10 | Belk Theater | 7:30 p.m.
Pianist Leon Fleisher will join Christopher Warren-Green for a performance of Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. The evening will also feature works by Sibelius and Prokofiev. Purchase tickets online.
TNB Trivia: LOST
Thirsty Nomad Brewing | 7 p.m.
Think you know your LOST cast and storylines? Put your knowledge to the test at Thirsty Nomad Brewing as they host a night of LOST theme trivia. Be sure to RSVP.
American Wine Dinner at The Wood
Dogwood Southern Table and Bar | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Dogwood Southern Table & Bar’s American Wine Dinner features a five-course menu (preview below) and American wines. $75 per person, Call 704.910.4919 to reserve your spot.
International Women’s Day Celebration
Resident Culture Brewing Company | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate International Women’s Day at Resident Culture with an all-female art show, bites from the women-led Piedmont Bleus Chocolate and Pur Pizza, free 10-minute massages, kombucha samplings, food trucks and more. Suggested donation is $5 per attendees to benefit Pink Boots Society, a non-profit supporting women in the brewing profession. Opt for the beer and cheese pairing class with Orrman’s Cheese at 6:30 p.m. for $18 per person.
Group White Wine Profile
Corkbuzz Charlotte | 6:30 p.m.
Everyone’s palate is different. Learn to choose the best white wine for you with one of Corkbuzz Charlotte’s sommeliers as they lead you through a tasting of eight different white wines to help you understand your preferences. $35 per person.
5th Annual Charlotte Craft Cocktail Crawl
Rooftop 210 | Registration begins at 5 p.m.
Sip the best cocktails from around the EpiCentre at the 5th Annual Craft Cocktail Crawl. Participants will receive two drink tickets, a commemorative cup and admission into all twelve crawl venues. $15 for general admission. The Crawl’s VIP ticket package ($30) includes a craft cocktail seminar.
Andy Braitman, Solo Show
Shain Gallery | 6-8 p.m.
Celebrate local artist Andy Braitman with a solo show featuring all new work.
Game of Thrones Trivia
Flight | 7 p.m.
Brush up on your Game of Throne’s facts for Flight’s first Pop Culture Trivia night. $500 in cash and prizes is up for grabs, plus enjoy $3.50 Sugar Creek Brewing beers.
Crowned Sparrow Co: Craft Night Out
7th Street Public Market | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Start your weekend with a dose of creativity. Make your own letter board-inspired wooden sign featuring a phrase of your choice, then shop and dine at the market. Class is $34 per person.
Devil’s Backbone Beer and Cheese Tasting
Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark | Noon – 2 p.m.
Taste Devils Backbone Brewing Company’s Gold Leaf Lager & Vienna Lager, paired with artisanal cheeses from Reid’s Fine Foods.
Draught Charlotte | 5 p.m.
Every other Saturday, enjoy the drink specials that will ensure the hardest decision you make is what to order. $1 shots, $2 beer, $3 mixed drinks on select brands.
Paws for Celebration
8.2.0 at the AvidXchange Music Factory | 7 p.m.
Support the Humane Society of Charlotte with an elegant evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, music by Bunn DJ Company and a raffle. $150+.
ArtPop- Pop Up Party
Evoke | 6-9 p.m.
ArtPop and Evoke team up with an art shopping experience like no other. Browse local pieces, mingle with artists, listen to live music and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. Featured artists include Casey Cline, Carmella Jarvi, Gary Abramov, Amanda Foshag and Pauline Lamal.
Divine Barrel Brewing Grand Opening
3701 N. Davidson St. | Noon – 11 p.m.
Join Divine Barrel Brewing for their grand opening this Saturday. The day will feature live music, games from Another Round Disc Golf, food trucks and special beer releases throughout the day.
Girl Scout Cookie Cider & Mead Pairing
GoodRoad CiderWorks | 7:30 p.m.
Pair your favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavors with the artisan ciders at GoodRoad CiderWorks. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council. $20 per person. Tickets available online.
Mad Park 5K
Pasta & Provisions on Park | 8 a.m.
Join Madison Park residents in a neighborhood 5K and quarter-mile kids Mad Dash. The hilly route begins and ends at Pasta and Provisions. $30 registration.
Pink Robots Release: Raspberry & Blackberry Kettle Sour
Birdsong Brewing Co. | Noon – 10 p.m.
Welcome Birdsong’s Pink Robots Blackberry/Raspberry Kettle Sour, back by popular demand. Beginning at noon, the brewery will have the sour ale on draft and in cans.
More Than the Basics: Brunch Cocktail Class
Nest restaurant and lounge | Noon – 2 p.m.
We all now brunch isn’t all about the food. Learn to mix, stir and pour your favorite brunch cocktails in a two-hour class featuring light brunch bites. You’ll make a refined Bloody Mary, a Morning Margarita and a Pimm’s Cup. $65 Per Person.
Bulldog Dilworth 5th Anniversary Party
Bulldog Dilworth, 1434 Park Road | 7 p.m.
Help Bulldog Dilworth celebrate their fifth anniversary. Enjoy their updated interior space and patio, along with beer, wine and newly-added premium spirits.
#RepurposedCLT: Upcycled Fash ion + Furniture Show
Warehouse 242 | 5 p.m.
Marvel at the finished products and bid on your favorite runway pieces as local designers to trash to treasure in this upcycled showcase. $20 per person.
Starving Artist Market
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 1-6 p.m.
Shop local artisans and vendors at Lenny Boy Brewing. Browse jewelry, woodwork, prints, pottery and more, and grab lunch from The Hunter’s Wife food truck.
Girl Scout Cookie Palooza
Piedmont Social House | 1-6 p.m.
Haven’t been able to get your hands on your favorite Girl Scout cookies yet? Here’s your chance. Support local Charlotte area troops and stock up with Piedmont Social House’s Cookie Palooza.
Battle of the Boy Bands Brunch
Draught Charlotte | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sing along to your favorite boy band hits as you nibble on Chef Donnie’s brunch menu. Drink specials include $2 single mimosas, $4 double mimosas, $5 bloody Marys, $3 select beers and $15 bottles of champagne.
Burly Wine Dinner
Napa on Providence | 6 p.m.
Enjoy a four-course menu hosted by Burly Wine founder Hank McCrorie. $125+ per person. Call 704.900.8535 to reserve your seat.
Raw Bar Pop Up & Oyster Roast
The Barrel Room at Triple C | 1 -4 p.m.
Enjoy an Oyster Roast and Pop Up Raw Bar with Rocksalt Charlotte. In addition to a menu featuring steamed oysters, shucked oysters, crab salad, tuna tartare, ceviche and other seafood, Triple C beer, wine, cider and mimosas will also be available. Live music provided by Flat Tire Trio. A $6 ticket purchased in advance can be redeemed for your first drink.
AQUA e VINO | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Trade time in the kitchen for quality conversation over an authentic family-style lunch at AQUA e VINO. View the menu here and call 704.364.4445 to reserve your seat. $48 per person.
Celtic Woman Homecoming
Belk Theater | 3 p.m.
The Grammy Award-winning group brings its four-month tour to Charlotte this weekend. Celebrate Ireland’s cultural heritage with traditional and contemporary music. Tickets start at $39 each.
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Fiddlehead Cellars Wine Dinner
Wednesday, March 14 | Corkbuzz Charlotte | 6:30 p.m.
Toast over a four-course wine dinner featuring Fiddlehead Cellars at Corkbuzz Charlotte. $85 per person. Reserve your seat online.
Fiddlehead Cellars Wine Dinner
Thursday, March 15 | Bonterra Dining & Wine Room | 6:30 p.m.
Wine Maker Kathy Joseph from Fiddlehead Cellars joins the Bonterra team for this four-course dinner with pairings. Menu highlights include wood grilled octopus, pan seared scallops, seared ahi tuna and BBQ wood grilled rack of boar.$95 per person. Call 704.333.9463 to reserve your spot.
Merry Edwards Winery Dinner
Bonterra Dining & Wine Room | 6:30 p.m.
Bonterra and The Wine Vault team up for a wine dinner featuring Merry Edwards wines and a visit from National Sales Manager, Bob Bond. View the five-course menu. Call The Wine Vault at 704.548.9463 to reserve your seat.