Whether you’ll head to an evening gala, don your gardening gloves or sit back and watch the Masters, we’ve got your day-by-day guide of what to do and where to go this weekend in Charlotte:
Spring Plant Sale
April 11 – 14 | UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Pick up new selections for your garden with the help of knowledgable staff at this year’s Spring Plant Sale. Shop an array of native plants, colorful annuals, wildflowers, perennials, trees and shrubs, exotics and more. Member preview sales is on April 11, opening to the public on April 12. All proceeds support the operations of the gardens and greenhouse.
April 12 – 14 | Belk Theater
Don’t miss this powerful performance of Mozart’s Requiem alongside a work commissioned by the Charlotte Symphony and Salieri’s Symphony in D “Il Giorno Onomastico.”
The Green Jacket Watch Party
April 11 – 14 | Brewers at 4001 Yancey
Brewers at 4001 Yancey will host a weekend-long Masters viewing party complete with specialty cocktails, a southern style feature menu, golf-themed games, giveaways and more.
9th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival
April 11 – 14 | Charlotte Convention Center and Studio Movie Grill
The ninth annual Charlotte Black Film Festival will celebrate the best in film, fashion and music with events including film viewings and The Fashion of Film competition. View all featured films here. $30 for a single day movie pass, $45 for a two-day movie pass.
Celebrity Chef Marc Forgione will be making a guest chef appearance at Mimosa Grill Thursday, April 11 for a very special evening benefitting Cookies for Kids Cancer. On this evening Marc joins Mimosa chef Tom Marlow and sous chef Brittany Cochran and they will be offering a chance to enjoy one of Marc’s signature dishes, Chili Lobster with Texas Toast. The proceeds from this dish will benefit Cookies for Kids Cancer.
The Queen and Glass Guest Chef Series
The Queen & Glass | 7 p.m.
As part of The Queen and Glass’ guest chef dinner series, Chef Paul Verica from The Stanley will join mixologist Bob Peters for a five-course dinner paired with five cocktails. $100 per person.
University City Taste, Sip & Stroll
Shoppes at University Place | 6 – 9 p.m.
Kick off the University City Wine Festival with an evening at the lake sampling bites from local restaurants and enjoying live music, wine, craft brews and local artists. $15 tickets include food sampling and two drink tickets.
Pulp Art: The 2019 Gala
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 8 p.m.
For The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s tenth annual fundraising gala, the museum will transform into a stunning event space for an evening of entertainment, food, cocktails and activities. All proceeds benefit the museum’s operating costs, including exhibitions, public programs and community outreach initiatives that encourage an appreciation of the arts, culture, education and inclusiveness. Wondering what to wear? Start here.
Adult Art Party: Collographs
Mint Museum Uptown | 6 p.m.
At this hands-on night at the art museum, you and your crew will enjoy a mini tour of Under Construction: Collage from the Mint Collection then learn how to construct a textured collage and turn it into your own series of prints. Includes admission, materials, wine/beer and light refreshments. $40 per person, $30 for Mint members.
Opera At The Market
7th Street Public Market | 6 p.m.
Enjoy an evening out at the market complete with food and drink specials and live pop-up performances of popular Opera, Operetta and Musical Theater numbers by Opera Carolina artists.
3rd Annual Pop-Up Picnic
Mint Museum Randolph | 6 p.m.
Reserve a pre-ordered picnic basket, order from the food truck or bring your own spread to support the Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail at this free community picnic. Guests will also enjoy live music, family activities and beer and wine for purchase.
On the Menu: Experience Spain
Reid’s Fine Foods Myers Park | 12 – 2 p.m.
Taste five unique cheeses alongside the flavors of Tempranillo and Grenache Grapes, plus see a cooking demo featuring classic Spanish dishes. $35 per person, call 704.377.1312 to reserve your spot.
Fin & Fino 1 Year Oyster Roast
Fin & Fino | 4 – 6 p.m.
Help Fin & Fino celebrate their anniversary with a $20 all-you-can-eat oyster roast and drink features. No reservations required.
3rd Annual VolunBEERing™
NoDa Brewing Company | 12 – 3 p.m.
As the finale of DO GOOD Week, which runs through April 13, this hands-on volunteering event gives attendees the chance to help a variety of local non-profits in one afternoon at the brewery. While you’re giving back, enjoy eats from the TIN Kitchen food truck and live music by Ellie Morgan.
University City Wine Fest
Shoppes at University Place | 2 – 6 p.m.
Stroll along University City’s scenic lake and charming boardwalk while sampling wine from more than 25 wineries at this year’s University City Wine Fest. Tickets include unlimited tastings, live music and entertainment.
Mint Museum Randolph | 7 p.m.
This night of delicious sweets and savory bites, a silent auction and live music is all for a good cause. 80% of proceeds benefit Community Link’s mission to help individuals and families obtain and sustain safe an affordable housing. $100 per person.
Mixology with Bob Peters & Social House Vodka
Earl’s Grocery | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
This month, mixologist Bob Peters will show class attendees how to craft cheers-worthy cocktails made with Social House Vodka from Kinston, North Carolina. Admission is free, but seating is very limited.
Moo and Brew Fest 5
AvidXchange Music Factory | 12:30 – 6 p.m.
Moo and Brew Fest is back with tastings from more than 50 local, regional and national breweries along with local restaurants vying for the title of “Moo & Brew Festival’s Best Burger.” The band line-up includes Everclear, Big Something, Junior Astronomers and DJ Overcash.
Casamigos Cocktail Masterclass: Beyond the Margarita
Liberate Your Palate | 6:30 p.m.
In this tequila masterclass, attendees will craft three cocktails with Casamigos Spirits Company (the tequila by George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman). The class also includes light bites, a photo booth and take-home salts. $75 per person.
Sycamore Spring Fest 2019
Sycamore Brewing | 12 – 10 p.m.
Kick off beer garden season with Sycamore’s Spring Fest, a day full of live music on two stages, indoor and outdoor beer and cider stations, limited edition merchandise and more.
Slow Art Day
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Slow down and stroll the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market to browse works by local vendors, including candles, soap, jewelry, woodworking items and more.
Knight Theater | 8 p.m.
Laugh out loud as Paula Poundstone brings her smart sense of humor to the stage at the Knight Theater. Tickets start at $19.50.
Charlotte RaceFest Half Marathon & 10k
SouthPark Mall | 7:30 a.m.
Lace up for Charlotte RaceFest’s 10K or Half Marathon routes, with awards for overall and age group and a post-run celebration with craft beer and live music. Proceeds benefit Running Works and The Boy Scouts.
Zac Brown Band
PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m.
Outdoor concert season is back as Zac Brown Band takes the stage at PNC Music Pavilion.
OrderFire S4E7 ft. Lewis Donald and the 4th Annual Pig Pickin’
Free Range Brewing | 12 – 4 p.m.
The fourth annual Free Range Brewing and OrderFire Pig Pickin’ will include a screening of S4E7 episode ft. Lewis Donald of Sweet Lew’s, BBQ and sides by the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. $10 donation, proceeds benefit the Community Culinary School of Charlotte.
Spring Oyster Roast by Birdsong & Rappahannock
Birdsong Brewing Co. | 1 – 4 p.m.
Rocksalt Charlotte will team up with Birdsong Brewing for an oyster roast featuring steamed and roasted oysters by the bucket and shucked raw oysters by the dozen.
Masters Watch Party and New Patio Unveiling
Hoppin’ | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Hoping’ will unveil their renovated patio (complete with Tvs, new furniture, speakers and more) during their Masters Watch Party. Expect $1/oz mimosas and other drink specials, putt-putt and other golf games, food from Twisted Eats and more.
Divine Barrel Brewing Beer Dinner
The Cellar at Duckworth’s | 1 – 4 p.m.
Enjoy a five-course menu crafted by Chef Fred Quinones paired with ales by Divine Barrel Brewing. $50 per person.