Candy Bars, Couch Concerts, Pet Adoption, Drive Thru Trees, Local Art and Culture and More Things To Do in Charlotte This Weekend (3/18)

With Spring comes the excitement of new adventures and the return of some of our most cherished traditions. This week brings local favorites back to the stage and lots of opportunities to support organizations as they continue to do good in our community; not to mention the chance to create some sweet memories of your own!

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CMPD Animal Care & Control Virtual Adoptions with SouthPark Mall
Thursday, March 18, 6:00p
Join Animal Care & Control on Facebook Live as they showcase some adorable, adoptable pets in need of new homes.

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Mystery Warehouse Whiskey Class with Roots Cafe
Thursday, March 18, 6:00p
Participants will have the chance to taste 5 whiskey/bourbons from 3 different distilleries with the guidance of an expert in the field. Tickets are required for this event.

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Komen Charlotte Laugh for the Cure Virtual Fundraising Event
Thursday, March 18, 7:00p
Help the fight against breast cancer in our community with a night of laughs provided by comedian Dale Jones. The live-streamed event includes silent and live auctions as well as a raffle. Registration is required and VIP tickets are available.

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City-wide Drive-thru TreeStore at TreesCharlotte
Registration closes Friday, March 19, 11:59p
Spring is the perfect time of year to add a tree or two to your yard and TreesCharlotte wants to help! Register now for the March 27 drive-thru event.

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Food Truck Friday Pop-up Market at Armored Cow Brewing
Friday, March 19, 5:00p – 9:00p
Work up an appetite shopping artists and vendors from around Charlotte, then grab your favorite Armored Cow brew and a meal from a rotating list of food trucks.

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Innovative: Direct from the LAB at Charlotte Ballet
Shows begin March 19
One of Charlotte Ballet’s most popular performance series is back at the Center for Dance. The program includes work from choreographers hand-selected with help from the Charlotte community. Safety protocols in place to ensure a safe return.

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Yellow Brick Road Tea at The Ballantyne Hotel
Saturday, March 20 – Sunday, March 21, 1:00p – 4:00p
Experience a classic English tea with a southern flair. A variety of blends from Rare Tea Company, the official tea of the Royal Family, will be offered. Registration is required.

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STEM & Flower Workshop with Dottie Rose Foundation
Saturday, March 20, 9:00a
Take a new view of science and tech through the lens of flowers and try your hand at algorithms, animation and arrangements! Registration is required. This event will be held at Gold Hill Flower Company in Gold Hill, NC.

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Starving Artists CLT Pop-up at Lenny Boy
Saturday, March 20, 1:00p – 6:00p
The wait is over – Starving Artist CLT pop-up is back at Lenny Boy! Join your favorite Charlotte area artists and vendors to celebrate the return of this local favorite.


Free Paper Shredding Event at Mecklenburg County Compost Central & Recycling Center
Saturday, March 20, 9:00a – 12:00p
Time for a little spring cleaning! This event is rain or shine so be sure to get there before the trucks fill up.

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Virtual Tosco Music Party
Saturday, March 20, 8:00p
Listen from the comfort of your couch and support Tosco Music in their efforts to provide music outreach to seniors and youth music scholarships. Performances will stream live on Facebook and YouTube.

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Virtual Q&A with Actor Dave DeSanctis with Kennedy Strong Foundation
Sunday, March 21, 3:21p
Help celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with Kennedy Strong Foundation and Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte. Registration is required and donations are appreciated.

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Final Draught: At Home Edition with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Foundation
Tuesday, March 23, 7:00p
Zoom in for a virtual conversation with Charlotte’s own Page & Jake Fehling, authors of Holy Crap, We’re Pregnant. Ticket packages available.

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At Home in the Garden: Plant Selections for Your Landscape with UNCC Botanical Garden
Tuesday, March 23, 6:00p
Join Larry Mellichamp, PhD. Director Emeritus, as he discusses the current trend in home gardening of featuring more native trees and shrubs in landscapes. In addition to providing suggestions for year-round interest, Mellichamp will answer questions live during the Zoom session.

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Cocktails & Conversations with Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery
Tuesday, March 23, 6:00p
Join the team from Graper Harper for a Facebook Live discussion covering everything you need to know about cosmetic surgery. Their team of experts will be on-hand for demonstrations and to answer questions.

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Homemade Candy Bars at Sweet Spot Studio
Wednesday, March 24, 6:30p
Try your hand at re-creating some favorite classic candy bars including Twix, Kit Kat and Snickers. Registration is required.

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Nerdy Night In: Ladies Who Rock Virtual Event with Blumenthal Performing Arts
Wednesday, March 24, 7:30p
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a cast of hilarious female storytellers as they showcase the lives of five amazing women from across the globe. This is a free virtual event with an option to donate.


Recycle Right Virtual Session with Mecklenburg County
Wednesday, March 24, 6:00p
Learn the ins and outs of recycling with help from Mecklenburg County Residential Recycling Educators Walker Spruill and Maitri Meyer. Registration is required.


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