Whether you’re looking to escape the luck of the Irish, get some home reno inspiration, or enjoy a performance, the Queen City has plenty of options to fill your days off. What to do this weekend in Charlotte:
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The JAZZ ROOM: Jeremy Davenport sings Frank Sinatra
March 16- 17 | Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative’s monthly series closes out its tenth season with a tribute to Frank Sinatra by trumpeter/vocalist Jeremy Davenport.
March 13-18 | Belk Theater
The hit Broadway musical comes through the Queen City, sharing the empowering story of a small town waitress and pie maker as she embarks on a new life. “Waitress”, led by an all-female creative team, features original music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles.
4th Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour
March 16-17 | Eastover, SouthPark and Myers Park homes
Get an exclusive glimpse into six Charlotte kitchens while enjoying tastings from leading chefs and music in this self-guided tour. Tour tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door, and are good for both days.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
March 17-18 | McGlohon Theater
Experience a collection of award-winning and crowd favorite films from the annual The Banff Mountain Film Festival. This year’s selections feature the best in mountain sport, culture and adventure. Tickets begin at $13.50.
March Money Madness with the Junior League of Charlotte
Thursday, March 15 | Queen Park Social | 6 p.m.
Cross your fingers for your picks in the first round of the NCAA tournament and your chance to win great raffle prizes at the Junior League of Charlotte’s March. Money. Madness. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while waiting to hear your name called for prizes like Charlotte Hornets box seats, a class pack at Hilliard Studio Method, swag from Orangetheory and more. $15 per person. Purchase tickets here.
Cha Cha for the Ta Tas – A FUNdraiser for Overcomers
Thursday, March 15 | Project 658 | 6:30 p.m.
Fashion & Compassion and Carolina Breast Friends bring an evening of dinner, drinks, professional dance lessons from Dmitriy & Gaby Solomakha and a preview performance from the upcoming Dancing With the Stars of Charlotte – all for a cause. Cocktail attire. $75 per person. Cha Cha for the Ta Tas will benefit the missions of Fashion & Compassion and Carolina Breast Friends to support overcomers of breast cancer, poverty and injustice.
Tony Bennett in Concert
Ovens Auditorium | 7:30 p.m.
See Tony Bennett perform signature tunes “Steppin’ Out With My Baby”, “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” and more live at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets begin at $25.
Camp North End | 6 – 8 p.m.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s quarterly discussion series returns with “Women Changing Charlotte”. Hear from local innovators, creators and leaders as they discuss the future of our city while snacking on light bites and beer. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Vin Master Wine Shop | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Vin Master’s Mega Tasting, which happens on the third Thursday of each month, offers guests a tasting of 20 different wines for $15.
Birdsong Beer Tasting at Little Big Burger
Little Big Burger CLT | 6-8 p.m.
There’s only one way to help Little Big Burger decide which Birdsong beer to add to their local beer line-up. Taste them all! Try a variety of beers and cast your vote for the one that goes best with Little Big Burger’s menu.
Bechtler By Night: Paint ‘N Sip
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 5 – 9 p.m.
Whether you’d like to create your own masterpiece or admire them from afar, Bechtler by Night is the perfect event to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Try your hand at creating an arts landscape ($20) with the help of specially-trained artist teachers, play Bechtler BINGO, grab an Irish Buck specialty cocktail and explore the galleries for free.
Blakeney Wine Walk for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund
Blakeney Shopping Center | 5-8 p.m.
Wind down the work week at Blakeney with exclusive promotions and sample various red, white and sparkling wine selections at select Blakeney retailers including bevello, Waxhaw Candle Company, J.Jill, Modern Acupuncture, Lizard Thicket, Casual Elegance, Vestique and more.
Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament
Draught Charlotte | Check-in at 8, play starts at 8:30 p.m.
Test your strategies and throw down your best bet at Draught’s Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament. It’s free to enter, and there will be prizes for first, second and third place.
Light Rail Extension Food Truck Celebration
2161 Hawkins St. | 5 p.m.
We’re celebrating the launch of the Blue Line with one of the coolest events on the Light Rail Trail…Food Truck Friday! Get off at the East West and join us for a night of live music, craft beer, wine, cider and food trucks at Sycamore Brewing.
Science on the Rocks: Roaring 20s
Discovery Place Science | 5-9 p.m.
Travel back in time to the era of flappers, mobsters and moonshine at the next Science on the Rocks. Experience the roaring 20s with the best in flapper style, an Al Capone Laser Shootout and a drink in the Flamingo Club speakeasy.
NoDa Light Rail Grand Opening
Novel NoDa | 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
To celebrate the opening of the Blue Line Extension, Novel NoDa will host an all-day event starting with free coffee and pastries, first ride and ribbon cutting around 10:25 a.m., visits with the Charlotte Hornets Honeybees, food trucks, brewery tents, live music and more.
South End Pub Fare Cooking Class
Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen | 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Back for its fourth year, Chef Alyssa’s pub fare cooking class brings the brewery tour to the kitchen. Participants will incorporate beers from South End breweries into delectable dishes all perfect for Spring and St. Patrick’s Day.
Couture for a Cause Fashion Show
Mint Museum UPTOWN | 6:30 p.m.
Experience Luis Machicao’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection in this event that fuses fashion and a well-deserving cause. In addition to the fashion show, the event includes food and wine, an auction and entertainment and supports the mission of Autism Charlotte.
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The 5K FOAM FEST Charlotte
Hodges Family Farm | 8 a.m.
Race through over 20 obstacles, including the world’s largest inflatable waterslide and mud pits, as part of Charlotte’s 5K Foam Fest. After the race, enjoy live music, a kids zone, food vendors and a beer garden.
Mixology with Bob Peters
Earl’s Grocery | 2:30 p.m.
Mixologist Bob Peters hosts this Irish Whiskey cocktail class just in time for the world’s favorite drinking holiday. Free admission.
The NoDa Flea’s Lucky Grand Opening
3737 Atmore St. | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate the market’s grand opening by shopping custom furniture pieces, art, jewelry and other local creations.
Lenny Boy Beer Dinner
Fern, Flavors From The Garden | 5:30 p.m.
Lenny Boy will team up with Fern, Flavors From The Garden for a five-course dinner, which includes a Lenny Boy brew or kombucha with each dish. $65 per person. Call 704.377.1825 to reserve your seat.
Ales and Tails Brew Tour: Birdsong Brewing
Birdsong Brewing Co. | 1-5 p.m.
The next stop on the Ales & Tails Brew Tour is Birdsong Brewing. Support Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love by hanging out with adoptable pups, drinking beer and browsing offerings from Pet Wants Charlotte: The Urban Feed Store.
Reps and Rosé Barre
Sunday, March 18 | Fidelli Kitchen | 1:30 p.m.
Get your reps and vino in for the day as First Wind Cycling and Fitness and Fidelli Kitchen team up for a Sunday afternoon sip and sweat. For just $8, enjoy in a 50-minute barre class and a celebratory glass. Sign up here.
Open House Day at the Charlotte Art League
Charlotte Art League | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Take a sneak peek at Charlotte Art League’s new space and shop goods from over 70 local artisan vendors.
Stone Table Dinner
Catawba Brewing Company | 6-9 p.m.
Join Chef Matthew Sganga of Stone Table in the Barrel Room at Catawba Brewing for a brewery tour and four-course dinner with beer pairings. Proceeds benefit benefit The Arc of Union/Cabarrus. $72.50 per person. Purchase your tickets here.
Yelp Restaurant Week 2018
March 18-24 | Participating locations
Find your new favorite restaurant during Yelp’s Restaurant Week. All week long, diners can enjoy 30% off at participating restaurants. Simply check-in on the Yelp app to unlock the discount! View the participating restaurant list here and start planning!