Re-Opening Celebrations, Doing Good, Markets, Lucky Leprechauns and More Things to Do This Weekend 3/11

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the temperatures are climbing, which can only mean one thing…Spring is in the air! Whether you want to keep cozy in the comfort of your home, take a festive jog or venture out for some re-openings and the return of a few favorites, there’s plenty to do in the Queen City this week.

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Re-Open House at McColl Center
Thursday, March 11, all-day
Join McColl Center for their Re-Open House celebration including free admission to three floors of art on exhibition and live music by DJ Fannie Mae. Registration is required and attendance is limited.

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Cedric Dean’s Journey
Thursday, March 11, 6:30p
As part of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Community Read Program, and in conjunction with Queen’s University, speaker Cedric Green will lead a virtual, interactive discussion about his experience with the criminal justice system.

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Mitchell’s Fund “In Pursuit of Resilience” Virtual Fundraising Event
Thursday, March 11
Register for online auctions and special guest appearances while helping Mitchell’s Fund raise money and awareness for child and family mental health initiatives.

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Sweet’s Syrup Sweetsgiving
Ongoing through Sunday, March 14
To celebrate their 5-year anniversary, Sweet’s has partnered with Be the Match for a virtual marrow registry drive. Participants are entered to win a ‘sweet’ prize package including a 16 oz. bottle of Sweet’s Syrup for immune support.

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Camp North End Skyline Drive-In
Thursday, March 11, 7:00p
Drive up for the final installment of the Skyline Drive-In winter series with a showing of Westside Story. Grab a tasty meal from one of Camp North End’s food stalls and enjoy beautiful views of the Uptown skyline.

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Lucky Leprechaun Pot of Gold Search @ Historic Latta Plantation
March 12 – 13
Follow the clues to find Lucky the Leprechaun and his golden coins around Historic Latta Plantation. Afterwards, warm up by the fire with some snacks and enjoy live music from Bach to Rock. Tickets are required and availability is limited. Remember to bring your flashlight!

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Wooden Cricut Cut Earrings Workshop @ MakerSpace Charlotte
Friday, March 12, 6:30p
Design and cut your own pair of wooden earrings – no prior experience needed! Registration is required.

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Luck of the Village @ Birkdale Village
Friday, March 12, 5:00p – 8:00p
Feeling lucky? The first annual Luck of the Village St. Patrick’s Day celebration will include live music and festive gear. All proceeds benefit Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen.

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Wellness Weekends @ The Ballantyne Hotel
March 12 – March 14
Perfect the art of self care with a healthy cooking class, massage and stretching workshop and meditation practice. Guests of the hotel or those with spa appointments are welcome to register.

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Color Me Green 5k Trail Run @ USNWC
Saturday, March 13, 8:00a – 12:00p
Green clouds, green water, and green clothes are what make the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run. Runners may enter the course at any time after 8:00a and must finish by 12:00p. Keep your eye out for green powder and Leprechauns!

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Huntersville Market Days @ Primal Brewing
Saturday, March 13, 1:00p – 6:00p
Saturday marks the return of the monthly outdoor pop-up series showcasing some of Charlotte’s best artists and vendors. Come to support local small businesses and stay for a fresh local beer.


Famous Toastery Virtual Shamrock 4-miler presented by Novant Health
Saturday, March 13
Start your Saturday on a healthy foot with the 19th Annual (virtual) running of the Shamrock 4-miler including a kid-friendly Leprechaun Jog.

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Birdsong Brewing Maker’s Market
Sunday, March 14, 2:00p – 6:00p
Enjoy an almost-Spring Sunday afternoon at the brewery while browsing goods from local Charlotte makers.

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Wildflower Walks in Charlotte – Virtual Tour
Sunday, March 14, 2:00p
Join Mecklenburg County naturalist Laura Domingo as she shares some of her favorite local wildflower hikes for you to enjoy this Spring.

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Open Air: A Conversation
Tuesday, March 16, 7:00p
Join the Harvey B. Gantt Center’s Vision & Spirit curator, Dexter Wimberly, in a conversation with multidisciplinary artist, Willie Cole, about his process. Cole’s work is currently on exhibit in: Vision & Spirit: African American Art | Works From The Bank Of America Collection.

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Something Bleu St. Paddy’s Cheese & Charcuterie Workshop @ Ass Clown Brewing
Tuesday, March 16, 6:30p
Join Brittany Boyce of Something Bleu Charcuterie as she walks you through the process of creating the perfect St. Paddy’s Day charcuterie board. Pre-registration is required.

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Pop Up Roller Skating @ Armored Cow Brewing
Saturday, April 10, all day
Tickets are now available for Charlotte’s first pop-up roller skating experience with Screamin’ Wheels & Blades! Live music and food trucks will be on-site. Family and adult sessions available.


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