Giant Postcards, Free Trees, Womens Day, Run Jen Run, New Mini Golf & More Things to Do This Weekend (3/4)

Looking for Free Krispy Kremes, $2 Off Jersey Mikes and Ghost Seafood? Read our March ScoopEATS article here for the latest CLT restaurant news.

Register for Your Free Trees from TREES CHARLOTTE

Registration opens 10 a.m. March 2 for the SouthPark Zip Code TreeStore (28207, 28209, 28210, 28211). Distribution on March 13 at Harris YMCA, 5900 Quail Hollow Road. 9-11:30 a.m. This will sell out fast! We’ve gotten these free trees several times for our back yard and it’s a great way to help build the QC canopy.

Check out the new Giant Love Themed Postcard Art at 7th Street

To celebrate their affection for Charlotte, six local artists painted giant, love-themed postcards along the light rail line at 7th Street Station. Most works are 8-feet wide on display outside 7th Street Public Market through March 15. Entitled, “Love, Charlotte,” the exhibition features new work from local artists – Amber ThompsonEulises OrellanaGarrison GistKiiK CreateSana Nisar and Tim Parati. The art styles on display range from traditional pop art to large-scale use of henna. Details at CharlotteisCreative.com here.

Get Running for Run Jen Run
At Your Own Pace thru Saturday night

The 9th Annual Run Jen Run 5K is virtual this year, to best protect and honor our survivors, sponsors, participants, and volunteers. However, cancer isn’t quarantined, your support is still needed. The race is Go Jen Go’s primary fundraiser and raises funds for the Survivor Grants program, which provides critical financial assistance to local breast cancer survivors to pay household bills such as rent, utilities, transportation, and groceries while undergoing treatment. It’s not too late to join in! Register today at runjenrun5k.com.

Now Open Monster Mini Golf

LOCATED IN THE MCCULLOUGH COMMONS SHOPPING PLAZA AT THE INTERSECTION OF EAST W.T. HARRIS BLVD AND NORTH TRYON ON THE 2ND FLOOR ABOVE PNC BANK AND QDOBA

See Cinderella at the Camp North End Drive In (1997, starring Brandy)
Thursday, Mar. 4 at 7 pm TICKETS HERE

Keukenhof Spring Festival in Cornelius at Lost Worlds
Sunday, March 7th from 11am-5pm.

30 artisans and makers in a market setting directly behind the Lost Worlds brewery. Shop everything from flowers and soaps, to woodworking, jewelry and more. Food trucks will be onsite and, of course, they’ll have a new beer release that day. Hosting this event behind the brewery allows for plenty of space to distance our vendors and provide one-way traffic throughout the market. Masks are required.

VIRTUALLY Celebrate Charlotte International Women’s Day.

Free & Virtual event from 5:30-7 p.m. to celebrate the history, contributions and achievements of women. This the 6th Annual CIWD 2021 event ‘s theme is ChooseToChallenge with an emphasis on ” A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. REGISTER HERE.

Head out with other women for a Womens Day Hike

Explore McDowell Nature Center with other women on this female only hike in celebration of International Womens Day. No walk-ins accepted. Pre-registration required (for adult and child alike). 15222 South York Rd. 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 10 and older. Free.

Donate Blood on Wednesday at Metropolitan Midtown

Sign up for your time slot between noon and 2 pm here.

Shopping Cocktails & Fun at the Shoppes at Centro Railyard on Saturday

Bop Around The Block on March 6th for a Wonderland themed Sip and Shop Scavenger Hunt. In addition to the boutiques and shoppes located at Centro Railyard, there will be an outdoor pop-up market featuring some amazing local vendors, artisans, food trucks, a DJ and more. On site Brow waxing and tinting provided by @browcrushbeauty inside of The Brown Sugar Collab. Some participating vendors include:

Virtual Mozart & Wiren Concert from the Charlotte Symphony on Saturday evening.

Experience two luscious works for strings as your CSO performs Mozart’s Divertimento and Wirén’s Serenade for Strings, showcasing the exemplary talent in the orchestra. Christopher Warren-Green rounds out the program with contemporary composer Jessica Meyer’s exhilarating Slow Burn. Saturday, March 6 | 7:30PM, $30 per household (one ticket purchase required per household) Watch through March 13 at 7:30 pm · Only one ticket required per household. · Want to gift tickets? Click here. · Ticket holders will receive access instructions via email the day of the premiere if purchased before 6:30 pm. Tickets purchased after 6:30 pm, or post-premiere, will receive a link the following day.

Opera Carolina Live Highlights Women

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Opera Carolina presents “iStream NOW: Women’s Work,” premiering live on Facebook and Instagram on Monday, March 8th at 6pm. Join Opera Carolina in their kick off of Women’s History Month with a concert highlighting the creative work of women composers and poets.

Ends this Weekend

IN PERSON OUTSIDE I Heart Rail Trail Lights in South End

Installed through March 7, the Rail Trail celebrates local art with interactive light installations spread throughout South End. The installation footprint will span from Carson Blvd. to Atherton Mill and will feature 6 works by seven artists. Read all about it here.

Ongoing Events All Month

IN PERSON Sock Ice Skating at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia

Slide on over to The Schiele to enjoy the last days of a Winter Wonderland without the cold. Kick off your shoes and test your “skating” skills on our indoor rink where socks replace skates as you glide over our “ice.” Tickets are $3 for children up to age 12 and socks are required, masks too! Tickets should be reserved in advance as this program sells out, especially on weekends. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE, select your desired date on the calendar and look for Stowe Gallery Winter Wonderland in the options below it.

VIRTUAL Time Sawyer Band Livestreams “Sam on Sunday” gigs.
Sundays at 7:30 pm with 2nd Sunday of the month: solo show and 4th Sunday of the month: live band show from music venues around Charlotte
Virtual Link Here

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IN PERSON Free Wednesday Evening Admission to both Mint Museum Locations
Admission to both the Uptown and Randolph Road museums is free every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Timed tickets are required, get yours here for Uptown and here for Randolph Rd. Don’t miss the newly opened Walls exhibit at the Mint Museum Uptown | February 24, 2021 ⁠– July 25, 2021.

This exhibition examines the historic use and artistic treatment of walls over the centuries—whether they are made of stone, steel, sand or wire. The exhibition brings together 67 makers from around the world with 132 images, the earliest from 1897 and the most recent from July 2019. There also is a 26-minute documentary film by award-winning director Jeremiah Zagar that accompanies the exhibition. The space is divided into six sections—Delineation, Defense, Deterrent, The Divine, Decoration, and The Invisible—with each section anchored by a central photo essay. This photography exhibition was made possible by Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, California.

IN PERSON OUTSIDE Boatyard LKN Live Music Events

Friday and Saturday nights, live music is back at BoatyardEats in Cornelius. We have no idea what the safety protocols are here, so bring your mask and your distancing, and don’t go if you don’t feel it’s safe.

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