Inizio Dinner, Pink Cactus GO, DIY Fun, Pop Up Markets, Guys & Dolls, Dancing with the Stars & More on What To Do This Weekend – 3/28

The spring weather is here and it’s time to get out there. Use our day-by-day guide to find fun things to do this weekend in Charlotte:

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WP Feeds the Need: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
WP Kitchen + Bar | 5 – 10 p.m.

Wine and dine for a cause at the next edition of WP Feeds the Need hosted by Sara Baity Patterson, a candidate for the LLS Woman of the Year campaign. Ten percent of the sales for the evening will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, so come wine & dine for a good cause! Sara will have raffle items with all proceeds going to LLS. Call 704.295.0101 to reserve your table.

March Wine Tasting
Zio Casual Italian | 7 p.m.

Zio will offer samples of their three monthly wine features in The Garden as well as light hors d’oeuvres. $25 per person.

Three Course Meal w/ Wine Pairing
Inizio Pizza Dilworth | 7 p.m.

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At Inizio, enjoy a full three course meal: burrata, housemade pasta, a small pizza and wine tastings. Each ticket is good for two people, $30 per person.

Make & Mingle: Wooden Blanket Ladder
Discovery Place Science | 6 – 8 p.m.

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This adults-only DIY event at the museum invites attendees to design their own wooden blanket ladder. $40 per person, includes one beer/wine ticket.

Guinness Dinner
Rí Rá Charlotte | 7 p.m.

Celebrate Irish food and drink with a sampling of Irish-inspired dishes paired with Guinness brews. $50 tickets include a four-course beer pairing dinner, tax and gratuity.


Scotch Dinner
Napa on Providence | 7 p.m.

Executive Chef Ashley LaRose will create a custom four-course dinner menu to perfectly pair with five tastings from Glenmorangie and receive a premium cigar at the end of the night. $90++ per person. Call 704-900-8535 to reserve your seat.

Hands-On Mixology Craft Class: Cocktails + Crystals
Liberate Your Palate | 6:30 p.m.

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Brianna Daniels, Primary Conductor and Transformative Adornments Crafter of Cosmosis Stones will team up with mixologists at Liberate Your Palate for a cocktail and healing crystals class. Attendees will craft herb-infused cocktails that correspond with the archetypical energies discussed. $75 per person.

Scotch Club – “Distiller’s Edition” Series
Gallery Restaurant | 6:30 p.m.

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Discover unique “Distiller’s Edition” scotches from distilleries such as Oban and Lagavulin and learn about the distilling process. $70 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your spot.

7th Street Public Market Vegan Dinner ft. OMG Alchemy
7th Street Public Market | 6:30 p.m.

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Viva Raw, Assorted Table Wine Shoppe and Chef Julio of OMG Alchemy team up to host the next vegan multi-course dinner at 7th Street Public Market. The menu focuses on the beauty of mushrooms and fermentation and will include five courses accompanied by three wine pours. $55 per person.

Kona Luau Party and Bicycle Raffle
Pour Taproom | 6 p.m.

This luau-themed party features dancers, live bands food truck Rocky Top BBQ, music from DJ Hollywood and a raffle for a new bike. Visit anytime between now and Friday to enter into the contest and increase your chances of winning (one entry per visit).


Spring Pop Up Market
Ballantyne Village | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ballantyne Village’s Spring Pop Up Market is the perfect opportunity to shop more than 35 different vendors, many of whom will offer special discounts.

On the Menu: Experience Spain
Reid’s Fine Foods Myers Park | 12 – 2 p.m.

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Discover the best of Spain’s wine and cuisine through tastings of Spanish cheese, a cooking demo featuring traditional flavors and the unmistakable flavors of Tempranillo and Grenache grapes. $35 per person. Call 704.377.1312 to reserve your spot.

Grand Opening of Pink Cactus
4423 Sharon Rd. | All day starting at 11 a.m.

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Help Pink Cactus Bar Kitchen celebrate their grand opening with live music, specials, Southwest fare, more than 35 tequilas, craft cocktails, a coffee bar and more.

Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte to Benefit the Pink House
Knight Theater | 7:30 p.m.

See who will take home the mirror ball trophy in this year’s Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte, where local stars compete alongside professional dancers in support of Carolina Breast Friends. The event is emceed by WBTV’s Molly Grantham and a celebrity guest. $125 general admission.

Shuck Cancer Event
C3 Lab, LLC | 7 p.m.

Shuck Cancer is back for its second year following the morning’s Get Your Rear in Gear Run. The oyster roast, which also features beer, wine, light bites, raffle prizes, live music and more, raises additional funds and awareness to support the important work of the Colon Cancer Coalition. $65 general admission.

BBQ & Bluegrass
Sycamore Brewing | 12 – 10 p.m.

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Cheers to the spring weather from the Sycamore beer garden complete with local BBQ from OooWee BBQ, live Bluegrass music, Gyro Twins Truck and plenty of fresh beer and cider.

Burgers, Brews and Buds Festival 
Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood | 12 – 6 p.m.

Kick off Charlotte Craft Beer week with Legion’s annual Burgers, Brews and Buds festival. The family and pup-friendly day includes fresh grilled food, live music, vendors and more.

19th Annual Guys & Dolls Auction Gala
Hilton Charlotte Center City | 6:30 p.m.

Now in its 19th year, The Guys & Dolls Auction Gala allows bidders to compete for packages including trips, shopping sprees and more all in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).

Oregon Wine Festival
Seaboard Taproom & Wine Bar, Matthews | 1 – 5 p.m.

In Matthews, the Oregon Wine Festival will feature unlimited samples of up to 30 Oregon wines, complimentary refreshments, catered food and more. $65 general admission.

Charlotte Knights Charities at OMB
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Support Charlotte Craft Beer Week and support a great cause at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. The day features fun and games, beer and a portion of proceeds benefitting Charlotte Knights Charities.

THREE Year Anniversary Pawty
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte | 12 – 11 p.m.

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Lucky Dog’s Charlotte location is turning three, and they’re celebrating with live music, drink specials, a photo booth, giveaways, a food truck and more.

2019 Queen City Spring Festival
The Carole Hoefener Center | 1 – 5 p.m.

The indoor/outdoor Queen City Spring Festival includes face painting, games, dance performances, a bake sale, crafts, vendors, food, free makeovers and more. The first 100 attendees will receive a free swag bag.

Queen Flea Makers Market : Spring Break Edition
Summerbird Boutique | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shop more than 50 vendors selling everything from jewelry to home decor at this indoor market in the heart of NoDa. Free admission, $5 VIP tickets which include special discounts and a chance to win a swag bag.


Taste of the Mint: Contemporary Art
Mint Museum Uptown | 1:30 p.m.

Art, food and wine meet at this monthly event at the Mint Museum. Enjoy sips and bites at Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth, then take a guided tour of the Contemporary Art galleries. $35-45.

African-Print Fashion Now! Sundays
Mint Museum Randolph | 1 – 5 p.m.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, guests can take advantage of buy one get one admission on Sundays through March 31 to experience the galleries at Mint Museum Randolph and the exhibition African-Print Fashion Now! A Story Of Taste, Globalization, And Style.

Pups & Perennials
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden | 12 – 4 p.m.

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At DSBG, even the pups can get out to enjoy the spring blooms. Leashed dogs are welcome in the garden for this special event that includes guided hikes, dog-themed vendors and family activities.

The Oyster Roast
Historic Rosedale Plantation | 2 – 5 p.m.

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Rosedale’s annual Oyster Roast returns with roasted oysters and traditional “fixins” served alongside a low country boil and hot dogs, live music, a craft beer tasting and more. $55 per person.


Allison Hancin
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!