Whether you’re wrapping up your spring break or looking forward to a few days off, we have plenty of ways to enjoy the upcoming weekend. From tea to patio kick-offs, here’s where you’ll find us out and about this weekend in Charlotte.
March 28-31 | The Ballantyne
Gather girlfriends or visiting family members for a special Easter tea at the Ballantyne. Nibble on delectable seasonal sweets and savory tea sandwiches while sipping on a complimentary glass of champagne and your choice of tea. $45 for adults, $25 for children ages 5-12 and $10 for children under five. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve.
Charlotte Craft Beer Week
March 30 – April 8 | Various locations
Celebrate Charlotte’s bustling beer scene during the 9th annual Charlotte craft beer week, which features multiple events hosted at breweries, restaurants, bars and bottle shops around the city. View the full itinerary of events here.
Biscuit Birthday Bash
March 26-30 | Flying Biscuit Park Road
The Flying Biscuit will celebrate another year with a week-long celebration. Enjoy a kick-off event Monday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and half off all breakfast items Tuesday – Friday from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
In-Depth Pinot Noir at Corkbuzz
Corkbuzz Charlotte | 6:30 p.m.
Ever wondered what famous regions like Burgundy, Willamette Valley, Pfalz, Central Otago and Sonoma all have in common? They produce exceptional, yet very different styles of Pinot Noir. Gear up for a fun Blind Tasting of high-end to affordable Pinot Noirs in this in-depth class. Guests will also explore the versatility of pairing Pinot Noir with a selection of Chef’s cheeses and charcuteries with accompaniments. $70 per person.
Laugh for the Cure
McGlohan Theatre | 5:30 p.m.
The 16th Annual Laugh for the Cure features comedian Greg Morton, silent and live auctions, a VIP party and survivor reception. VIP ticket ($100) includes premiere seating, ticket to pre-show reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres and complementary beverage. General admission $50) includes reserved seat, appetizers and a cash bar.
Wine & Chocolate Pairing
Carolina Beer Temple at Ayrsley | 6:30 p.m.
Carolina Beer Temple is teaming up with The Secret Chocolatier to walk guests through the wine and chocolate making process. Enjoy four pairings:
-2015 Slo Down Sexual Chocolate Red with Chocolate Covered Cherries
-2014 Broadside Paso Robles with Dark Chocolate Truffles
-2016 Elbo Tempranillo with Dark Chocolate Almond Bark
-2015 Ornella Molon Rose Frizzante with Strawberry Balsamic Bon Bon’s
$30 per person. To sign up, email [email protected] om or call 704.910.5073.
Orrman’s Cheese Shop | 4 – 8 p.m.
Head to 7th Street Public Market for Orrman’s weekly Raclette cheese. Enjoy the melted and scraped cheese over roasted potatoes with cornichons and mustard.
Belmont Neighborhood Celebration
Birdsong Brewing Co. | 5:30 p.m.
Get excited for the return of Open Streets 704 on April 29 with a neighborhood celebration. The event will include must-know information about Open Streets 704 and details about a special brewery collaboration.
Cowbell Turns the BIG Five
Cowbell Burger & Whiskey Bar | 5 – 10 p.m.
Help Cowbell Burger & Whiskey Bar celebrate their fifth anniversary with a Big Five happy hour. Specials include $5 bites, Texas mules and Croce.
NBC Sitcom Trivia
NoDa Brewing Company | 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Put your sitcom knowledge to the test at NoDa’s trivia night. Rounds cover The Office, Parks & Recreation and Scrubs. Dress up to match the theme for 10 extra points for your team.
CollaborEAT: 5 Course Wine Dinner
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 6 p.m.
Dine on a five-course menu prepared by Charlotte chefs Thomas Marlow and Franke Jones. Each course will be paired with a specially chosen wine, beer or kombucha. $85 per person. Preview the menu and purchase tickets online.
Adult Game Night
Coco and the Director | 7 – 9 p.m.
Trade movie night for game night at Coco and the Director. Play favorites like Scrabble, Candy Land, Battleship and Jumbo Jenga.
Beer Release: Long Live the QC
Bold Missy Brewery | 4 – 10 p.m.
Enjoy this hazy IPA brewed on International Women’s Day by a team of Charlotte women. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Pink Boots Society, and organization that empowers and educates women in the beer industry through networking, educational seminars and scholarships.
Rooftop 210 | 8 p.m.
At this disco, truly dance to your own tune. Choose your tunes from three different DJs and dance the night away on the top of Rooftop 210. General admission is free, VIP includes a T-shirt, glow sticks ad reserved headset.
CLT Craft Beer Week 2018 Launch Party
Hoppin’ | 5:30 p.m.
Kick off Charlotte Craft Beer Week and NC Beer Month with a celebration at Hoppin’. Pour your own beer, cider or wine and enjoy bites from a food truck on site.
Seafood Food Truck Friday
Sycamore Brewing | 5 – 10 p.m.
Couple the warm weather with seafood dishes and fried fish from multiple food trucks on site. Pair them with Sycamore’s beer, cider and wine offerings.
March Drunken Spelling Bee
Flight | 7 p.m.
Put your thinking and drinking skills to the test at Flight’s monthly Drunken Spelling Bee. Free admission. Email [email protected] to sign up.
2018 Patio Concert Series Kickoff at Reids
Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark | 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Kick off patio season with a live concert from Charlotte-based folk rock band, Time Sawyer. Enjoy drinks from the outdoor bar at Reid’s SouthPark while you dance and sway to the tunes. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at Reid’s SouthPark.
5th Annual Know Your Craft 5K
Triple C Brewing Company | 9 a.m.
The 5th Annual Know Your Craft 5K takes runners through the South End neighborhood towards a post-race after party with Triple C Brewing Company Beer. Proceeds benefit Project 2 Heal.
Chocolate & Cider Pairing
Red Clay Ciderworks | 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Join Red Clay Ciderworks and Potts Chocolate for a pairing of four small-batch chocolates and four craft ciders. $20 per person.
Seaboard Brewing Official Grand Opening
Seaboard Brewing – Taproom – Wine Bar, Matthews | All day
Celebrate the grand opening of Seaboard Taproom & Wine Bar with flights and pints of beers brewed on site in their five-barrel brewhouse.
LoSo Art Stroll
LoSo Area | Noon – 6 p.m.
Sip and stroll throughout three LoSo hotspots. The Broken Spoke, Sugar Creek Brewing and GoodRoad CiderWorks will feature local art and live music.
Tours on Tap
Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop | 2 – 5 p.m.
Discover South End’s best beers by bike this Saturday. Grab your beer adventure map at Pop the Top, then set out on your own Brewcycle Mini-Tour. BYOB (bring your own bike) or snag a free B-cycle from 2 – 5 p.m.
Friends and Beerfest: Burgers, Brews and Buds
Legion Brewing | 2-8 p.m.
Celebrate Charlotte Craft Beer Week with an outdoor party hosted by legion Brewing. Expect live music, cold treats from Two Scoops Creamery, tailgating games and more.
The Final – 4 Miler
Spectrum Center | 8 a.m.
Support your favorite college basketball team no matter how they fared in the tournament. Lace up for the four mile run, which starts and ends outside Hornets Stadium, and enjoy food trucks, free beer and live music at the finish line.
Charlotte Knights Charities at OMB
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Nothing says spring quite like an outdoor beer garden and baseball. Join Homer, the Charlotte Knights’ mascot, for a day of fun and games supporting Charlotte knights Charities.
A Taste of Charlotte
Carolina Beer Temple at Ayrsley | All day
Get a taste of Charlotte’s finest beers in one place. Carolina Beer Temple will feature a tap list that includes favorites from Wooden Robot, Lenny Boy Brewing, Blue Blaze, Sugar Creek and more.
That’s What She Said Improv Comedy Show
Charlotte Comedy Theater | 8 p.m.
Laugh out loud as an all-female cast leads this improv-style comedy show. $10 per person.
5th Annual Bunny Hop Bar Challenge
Rooftop 210 | 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Hop your way through Uptown while checking off fun party tasks. Bunny ears included! Tickets start at $15, and go up the day of the event.
Charlotte Craft Beer Week – FISH FRY
Three Spirits Brewery | Noon – 8 p.m.
Three Spirits Brewery will host a fish fry in celebration of the start of Charlotte Craft Beer Week. Enjoy freshly fried fish, fries and Three Spirits beer, wine and cider. $6 admission includes a craft beer.
Transgender day of Visibility Film & Panel Discussion
Free Range Brewing | 1 – 4 p.m.
Celebrate the Trans Day of Visibility with a special screening of the documentary “Becoming More Visible”, snacks, drinks and a panel discussion.
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