Lavender Farm, Bake Sale, Egg Hunts, Free Garden-to-Go, Oyster Roasts, Bluegrass, Broadway, & More Things to Do This Weekend (4/1)

Warm weather is trending, the Easter Bunny is heading this way and your garden is calling – Spring is here! Whether you hit the trails at USNWC, wander the Mint or join a Learning Circle from home, April in Charlotte has lots to offer. Indulge your sweet tooth and let some smooth jazz serve as the soundtrack for another exciting week in the Queen City.

Featured Event:

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Art for the Park Virtual Silent Auction
Monday, April 12 – Saturday, April 17
Support the Myers Park High School Foundation and bid on a unique collection of work from local artisans as well as MPHS students. Preview available pieces and pre-register for the event now – the bidding starts on Monday, April 12!


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Constellation CLT featuring Georgie Nakima at the Mint Museum Uptown
On-going through May 2
Designed to connect visitors to the work of artists in our community, the current installment of Constellation CLT features the art of Georgie Nakima on-exhibit in four locations around the Museum. Nakima uses her training as a scientist to remind us of the intersectionality of our shared world.


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Sip + Chat with University City Wine Fest
Thursday, April 1, 8:00p
In preparation for the University City Wine Fest, join Stephanie of Armored Cow Brewing on Instagram Live to learn more about the wonderful wines that will be available the last few days of the festival. And don’t forget to apply what you learned at Wine Fest – tickets are available now for all events!

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SpringFest with Lowe’s Home Improvement
Registration begins Thursday, April 1
During this month-long celebration of Spring, Lowe’s will be handing out free Garden-To-Go Kits to promote family-friendly fun in your yard. Each week will feature a new kit including exclusive recipes, mystery seeds and the tools you need to build your own butterfly garden. Registration is required.

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Jazz at the Garden at Daniel Stowe
Thursday, April 1, 6:00p – 8:00p
Pack a picnic and let the musical stylings of guitarist Nils Jiptner usher you into Spring. This is the first of a monthly series running through October. Tickets available for purchase.


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Spring Oyster Roast at Sycamore Brewing
Friday, April 2, 4:00p – 9:00p
Stop by the brewery and enjoy award-winning oysters from Oysters Charlotte, grab a $3 beer and enjoy live music by Below the Belt, Pluto for Planet and Wag the Dog.

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Easter Weekend at Ballantyne Hotel
Friday, April 2 – Sunday, April 4
Easter is a busy time at the Ballantyne Hotel with a weekend full of family movies and trivia, cookie decorating, Easter Tea, egg hunts and Easter Brunch. Reservations are required.

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Friday Night Pop-Up Market at Armored Cow Brewing
Friday, April 2, 5:00p – 9:00p
Join local artists and makers for some Friday night shopping at Armored Cow. As always, your favorite brews will be on-tap as the perfect complement to your retail therapy experience.


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South End Market at Atherton Mill
Saturday, April 3, 8:00a – 1:00p
Make fresh, local produce and protein a part of your Saturday morning routine at the South End Market. Artisanal food products and crafts from some of your favorite local makers are also available.

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New South Trail Marathon at USNWC
Saturday, April 3, 8:00a – 3:00p
As if 26.2 miles on asphalt wasn’t hard enough, USNWC is taking it to the trails in one of the few races of its kind in North Carolina. Runners may enter the full or half marathon course anytime after 8:00a and must complete the race by 3:00p. Registration required.

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Easter Egg Hunt at the Ranch with Rescue Ranch
Saturday, April 3, 10:30a – 2:30p
Enjoy a day at the farm, hunt for eggs and show some love to the Ranch’s outdoor animal ambassadors. A food truck will be on-site to keep you well-fed starting at 11:00a.

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Opening Day at Dallas Lavender Lane Farm
Saturday, April 3, 10:00a – 5:00p
Pick up some fresh, fragrant lavender, enjoy an Easter egg hunt and crafts for the kids and visit some new additions to the farm. There will also be a Barn Quilting class available at 12:00p which requires registration.

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Family First: The Standard Jazz Series with the Harvey B. Gantt Center
Saturday, April 3, 12:00p
Fans and students alike will explore the building blocks of Jazz during this virtual workshop with Charlotte-native Harvey Cummings II. The event includes musical demonstrations and a Q&A session. The event is free but an RSVP is required.

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Easter Block Party at Sweet Spot Studio
Saturday, April 3, 10:00a
Baked goods, chocolate strawberries and yard sales – oh my! Stop by the Studio for all kinds of sweet treats and great deals. Pre-registration required for chocolate strawberry class.


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A Slice of Bluegrass at Triple C Brewing
Sunday, April 4, 1:00p – 4:00p
Sunday marks the return of this favorite Spring series to Triple C! Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy a drink with friends with a side of Bluegrass.

Next Week:


South End Gold District Art Walk
Monday, April 5, all-day
Starting at 307 E. Lincoln St., take a stroll along the streets of historic South End and spot 12 unique works of art that mix Charlotte’s rich history with current innovation.

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Spring Plant Sale at UNCC Botanical Garden
Opens to the public on Monday, April 5, 7:00a
The yearly plant sale will look a little different in 2021, with online ordering starting Monday, April 5 and running through Monday, April 12 followed by contact-free pick-up starting Thursday, April 15.

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‘True Justice’ Learning Circle with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Starts Tuesday, April 6, 12:00p
During this 6-week, virtual program, participants will take a deep dive into the documentary ‘True Justice’ which follows the work of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative. Registration is required.

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The Broadway Cast Reunion Series: Jersey Boys with Blumenthal Performing Arts
Wednesday, April 7, 8:00p
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime virtual backstage look at the cast of Jersey Boys, including personal stories and gossip, as well as a chance to ask questions via the chat feature. Tickets are available now.


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