St. Patrick’s Day Fun, Food Truck Fridays Return, So Many Wine, Whisky & Beer Events, Dreaming of Chris Pratt & More Things to Do this Weekend – 3/12

Ready for a wine dinner with friends? A colorful whitewater ride? Ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a bit early? We’ve got just the thing. No matter what you’re looking for, find it here in our day-by-day round-up of what to do this weekend in Charlotte:


The Banff Mountain Film Festival 
March 14-15 | McGlohan Theater

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See the award-winning films and crowd favorites from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival as selections come to the McGlohan Theater this weekend. Tickets start at $13.50.

Charlotte Ballet
March 13-22 | Knight Theater

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Go on an enchanting adventure to experience the classic fairy tale reimagined by British choreographer Matthew Hart and the Charlotte Ballet. Tickets start at $25.


Guest Somm. Series
Cicchetti | 6-9 pm

In Cicchetti’s Guest Somm Series, winemakers and producers will take over the Uptown hotspot from 6pm to 9pm on various nights throughout the month, pouring samples and sharing stories of their wine tableside.

Perspective & Prose
Sozo Gallery | 6-8 pm

In celebration of Women’s Month and Poetry Month, four artists will share their artwork, prose and perspectives. The evening also includes the chance to meet artists Chris Brandell, Jenny Prinn, Chris Shands, and Beverly Y. Smith.

Euclid Wine Dinner
La Belle Helene | 6:30 pm

Head to La Belle Helene to enjoy a four-course menu paired with wine by Euclid Wines. $85 per person. Call 704.969.2550 to reserve your spot.

Heaven Hill Dinner
The Stanley | 6:30 pm

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At the Heaven Hill Distillery Dinner, enjoy five courses including a smoked scallop ceviche, beef Wellington and more paired with liquor tastings. $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 980-299-2741 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Whimsical Floral Design
Hygge Coworking | 6 pm

In this hands-on class, learn how to turn your store bought flowers into stunning arrangements from expert Nkem Thompson. $45 per person.

Chocolate & Beer Flight Night
7th Street Public Market | 6:30 pm

Tank’s Tap and Potts Chocolate Shop will team up for a pairing of four beers and four handmade chocolates. $30.


Spring Food Truck Friday 2020
Sycamore Brewing | 5-11 pm

South End’s food truck Friday returns with a full line-up of options, including the all-time-favorite Cousins Maine Lobster. Attendees can also enjoy live music, games, beer and cider.

Guinness Beer Dinner
Rí Rá Charlotte | 7 pm

Indulge in a five-course Irish inspired dinner with menu items paired with a variety of Guinness brews, plus enjoy performances by local Irish dancers. $50 per person.

Food Truck Friday in Plaza Midwood is BACK
Resident Culture Brewing Company | 5-10 pm

Food Truck Friday in Plaza Midwood is back with multiple food trucks, live music by Boogaloo Zoo and The Booth Fairy’s Traveling Trunk Show vintage pop-up.


Book Signing with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt
Anne Neilson Home | 6:30 pm

Join Anne Neilson Home for a book signing and cocktail party as Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt celebrates the release of her book The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable. A copy of the book is included in the price of the ticket. Limited tickets available. (Editors Note: Sadly, I don’t think she is bringing her husband…..but if we hear differently you’ll be the first to know.)

Purpose.Pitch.Perform: A PR Extensive Workshop
2809 Coltsgate Rd #100 | 8 am – 6 pm

Define, pitch and perform your story in this one-day workshop featuring leading industry experts including Jacinda Jacobs, Radio & TV personality, bestselling author, and speaker | Brigida Mack, anchor for Good Day Charlotte, Fox 46, host, and motivational speaker | Susu Bear, creator of online publications and | and Nakisha Washington, a freelance writer and media correspondent with publications like Xonecole, Her Agenda, Charlotte Five, and QCMetro.

Pi Day at the Market
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market | 8 am – 2 pm

The Regional Farmers Market will celebrate Pi Day with a variety of sweet treats from vendors.

Spring Craft Crawl
South End, Charlotte | 1-7 pm

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Take the trolley from spot to spot during South End’s spring craft crawl featuring multiple bars and breweries throughout the neighborhood.

Mixology with Bob Peters – St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails
Earl’s Grocery | 2:30 pm

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Join mixologist Bob Peters as he shares how to make cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day and beyond with Tullamore Dew classic and XO Caribbean Rum Cask Irish Whiskeys plus Five Farms Irish Cream. Free admission.

Whisk(e)y School
The Crunkleton Charlotte | 3-5 pm

Grab your spot now for the first in The Crunkleton’s new class series, featuring tastings of nine bourbons and education about each.

Famous Toastery Shamrock 4 Miler 
Famous Toastery (Ballantyne) | 7 am

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Start your celebrations with a run and light breakfast catered by Famous Toastery. There will be a four-mile run and kid’s fun run, beer provided by NoDa Brewing and a festival after crossing the finish line.

Hardscape Workshop: Pebble Mosaics
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens | 9 am – 3 pm

Get your outdoor space ready for spring with this step-by-step demonstration for making your own garden pebble mosaic. $105 for the public, $95 for members.

OH Well: NC Yoga Bar Pop-Up
Optimist Hall | 9 am

Start the weekend with an all-levels power flow class led by NC Yoga Ba, with post-class snacks by by Village Juice Co Charlotte. Free.

Pi Day Party
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | All day

Celebrate Pi Day with releases of pie-inspired brews, including pecan, chocolate peanut butter and blueberry tart. Magpies will also be on site selling desserts including Apple, Strawberry, Blueberry, Cherry and Chocolate pies.

Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival
N. Tryon St. and 9th Street | 11 am

Charlotte’s Twenty-Fourth Annual Parade includes performances of Irish music and dance, community groups and more. After the parade, stick around for The Charlotte Goes Green Festival on S. Tryon St. between 3rd St. and Stonewall St. until 6 pm. The day includes Irish music and dancers, bagpipers, vendors, children’s activities and food and beverages.

LoSo Neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | All day

Wear your green and head to LoSo, where each neighborhood venue will have their own drink and food specials, and many will have live music. Start the day with workouts from CrossFit Mecklenburg.

20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Uptown Charlotte | 12 pm

Crawl through Uptown with more than 20,000 of your closest friends at Rich & Bennett’s 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. Multiple Uptown spots will offer food and drink specials all day long as part of the world’s largest pub crawl.

Green River Revival
U.S. National Whitewater Center | 9 am – 7 pm

It’s a full day of festivities at the Whitewater Center. Start the day with the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run and an Irish breakfast, then continue the fun by watching rafters splash down the green river and jam out to live music.

Main Street Shamrock Jam
Main Street Fort Mill | 3-9 pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with games, music, food, kid’s activities and fun for the whole family at Fort Mill’s Shamrock Jam. There will also be green beer for the adults and a vendor village featuring more than 20 local vendors.

4th Annual Shamrock’n the Village
Blackfinn Ameripub – Ballantyne | 11 am – 2 am

Join South Charlotte’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party to enjoy live music, bagpipers, food and drink specials and more.

Baxter Village-Fort Mill 2020 Spring Fest & St. Patrick’s Parade
900 Market St., Fort Mill | Fort Mill 

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Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with more than 125 vendors, live entertainment, food and beverages, shopping, crafts and artisans, games, a parade, rides and more.

18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party Celebration
Galway Hooker Irish Pub, Cornelius

The whole block surrounding Galway Hooker will transform into Lake Norman’s own slice of Ireland, featuring live music, a family-friendly zone, raffles, photo opps and a vendor village boasting over 30 local artisans.

Shamrockin’ South End
South End, Charlotte | 1 pm

Toast to the holiday a few days early with free admission and drink specials at participating bars around South End. The day ends with free admission to Oak Room Nightclub.

St. Paddy’s Day at The Suffolk Punch
All day

Come dressed in your Irish best to enjoy live music, bagpipes, $3 beer specials, a vendor market, prizes and more.

Belmont St. Patrick’s Bar Crawl
Downtown Belmont | 12 pm

Be a part of Belmont’s inaugural St. Patrick’s bar crawl, where 12 participating bars and restaurants will offer food and drink specials. Plus, get a free t-shirt.


Art of Reading Public Tour: The Invention of Wings
Mint Museum Randolph | 2 pm

Enjoy a discussion of Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, then see selected works of art that bring to life the historic events and social customs depicted in the novel.

Mindful Evening: Candlelight Yoga + Meditation
7th Street Public Market | 7 pm

Carianna Lynne will lead this evening of yin yoga and guided meditation. Bring a yoga mat and a journal.

Flow for Fosters
Flower Child | 10 am

Round out your weekend with a yoga class led by Sweat Method and foster dogs from The Humane Society, followed by treats and 10% off your meal after class. $5.

2020 PCG Food & Beverage Symposium
JWU Charlotte | 8 am – 5:30 pm

Explore the future of food in the Carolinas through classes and engaging panels, including a keynote from Dan Kittredge, Founder and Executive Director of Bionutrient Food Association.


Schug Wine Dinner at Napa at Kinglsey
Wednesday, March 18 

Enjoy four courses of custom Napa dishes and five wines from a world-renowed winery, known for their pinot noir and chardonnay. $99 per person.

Pulse & Flow Fit Fest
March 21 | BB&T Ballpark | 4- 9 pm

Participate in a variety of workout classes in this wellness festival, from HIIT workouts, glow chant yoga, barre, stretch and more. Want an accountability partner? Corporate and team tickets are available.