Dreary weather got you down? Break out of your rut with wine tastings, museum fundraisers, cocktails classes and more. Our day-by-day guide to this weekend in Charlotte:
North Carolina Bridal & Wedding Expo
March 9 – 10 | The Park Expo and Conference Center
Before you say “I do”, meet and mingle with Charlotte’s top wedding vendors and experts, from gown designers to photographers, honeymoon destination planners and more. Plus, don’t miss your chance to win $10,000.
Charlotte Ballet’s Peter Pan
March 8 – 17 | Knight Theater
Join the high-flying adventures of Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook in Neverland as the ballet adaptation of this timeless tale comes to the Knight Theater. Tickets start at $25.
Meet, Sip, and Chat with Matt Cline of Three Wine Company
Reid’s Fine Foods Myers Park | 5:30 p.m.
Head to Reid’s Fine Foods Myers Park to meet, sip, and chat with Matt Cline, Owner and Winemaker at Three Wine Company. The tasting is complimentary, but be sure to call the wine department at 704.377.1312 to reserve your seat.
Scene and Unseen: The 2019 BYV Fundraiser
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 7 p.m.
Celebrate Charlotte’s next generation of arts leaders with live performances, hors d’oeuves, cocktails and more in celebration of the museum’s newest exhibition Bechtler Unseen: Works from the 50s and 60s. $40 per person.
Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner
Tupelo Honey Charlotte | 7 p.m.
Tupelo Honey will team up with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. for this four-course beer dinner complete with giveaways, raffle prizes and drink pairings. View the full menu here. $45 per person.
Belk Theater | 7:30 p.m.
See Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti as he takes the stage at Belk Theater. Tickets start at $24.50.
Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night
Mint Museum Uptown | 7:30 p.m.
This bi-monthly drop-in event invites guests to enjoy Afro-House, Afro-Cuban, and Latin American dance rhythms with a DJ and live musicians, plus free dance lessons from Oneaka Dance Company and Rumbao Dance Company.
Improv at Lenny
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 8 p.m.
Kick off your weekend with laughs and brews as the comedians of Charlotte Comedy Theater come to Lenny Boy Brewing Co. $10 general admission.
Artist Reception: Paintings by Heidi Nisbett
Blue Blaze Brewing | 6 – 8 p.m.
Art and beer meet at this artist reception in the Blue Blaze taproom. Meet Charlotte artist Heidi Nisbett, celebrate their “The Trail Sketchbook” paintings shop handmade gifts and eats from a local food truck.
Cocktail Class – Home Bar Basics
Liberate Your Palate | 6:30 p.m.
Step up your at-home bar skills with hands-on instruction in this cocktail class where you’ll learn to whip up four classic drinks. $70 per person.
International Women’s Day Celebration – Year TWO
Resident Culture Brewing Company | 6:30 p.m.
Raise a glass to International Women’s Day with a special women-brewed beer, live music, free massages and samples, an interactive art show, plus a vendor and speaker lineup of female entrepreneurs. Free admission.
Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert
Ovens Auditorium | 8 p.m.
Rediscover the adventure of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ as the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ score alongside a screening of the film.
Run Jen Run 5k & Festival
Symphony Park | 8 a.m.
Lace up for a cause at the 7th annual Run Jen Run 5k, Fun Run and Festival. After conquering the route, stick around for a Kids Fun Zone and post-run beers at Legion Brewing SouthPark. All proceeds benefit the Go Jen Go Foundation providing financial support for local families fighting breast cancer.
ArtPop – Pop Up Party
Evoke | 6 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy a whole new way to purchase art at this pop-up party, where guests can browse local pieces, meet the artists, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and live music.
6th Annual Rhythm & Brews
Sweet Magnolia Estates, Cornelius | 7 p.m.
Help bring hope to over 700 children in Mecklenburg County by attending the 6th Annual Rhythm & Brews event benefiting Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center. The evening includes craft beer, music and live and silent auctions. $100 per person.
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
AvidXchange Music Factory | 12 – 6 p.m.
Back for its 13th year, the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ festival offers all-you-can-taste beer and bourbon samples, mac and cheese tastings and BBQ vendors galore.
One Year Anniversary Party
Divine Barrel Brewing | 12 – 11 p.m.
Help Divine Barrel celebrate their first anniversary with a double can release, pours of a special barrel aged beer, three live bands and a curated guest tap list.
Clean Eatz South End Grand Opening
1800 Camden Rd. | 12 – 4 p.m.
Help welcome Clean Eats to the South End neighborhood with BOGO meals. The first 300 guests will receive one free meal.
P!nk: Beautiful Trauma World Tour
Spectrum Center | 8 p.m.
P!nk, the GRAMMY® Award-winning international pop icon will take the stage in Charlotte with GRAMMY® nominated singer-songwriter Julia Michaels.
Water Dog Music Festival 2019
Camp North End | 6 – 10 p.m.
Water Dog Music Festival is your chance to experience alternative music and local flavors in one place. Hear from Messenger Down, Never Home, The Dirty Low Down, Reaves and The Mongos, and enjoy eats from Chilaka Taco Lab, Dan Good Que, NoDa Co. Canteen and King of Pops. $12 in advance, $15 day of event.
OrderFire S4E6 ft. Tom Hanchett Screening Party
Free Range Brewing | 12 – 3 p.m.
Don’t miss the next screening of OrderFire, featuring historian Tim Hatchett’s take on Charlotte’s history and immigrant food culture.
Shop Drop ‘N Roll Spring Market
NoDa Brewing Company | 12 – 6 p.m.
Shop hand-crafted goods from local vendors at NoDa’s seasonal maker’s market. In addition to sipping on craft brews, browse art, candles, crafts and more.