Wine on the Water, Free Museum Days, Makers Market, Art, Food Trucks, Mushroom Feast & More Things to Do This Weekend (4/8)

Charlotte sure is looking good as we head into the season of gorgeous flowers, budding leaves and outdoor fun! Whether you like wine, art, live music, museums or a little retail therapy, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this week.

Featured Event:

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Wine Wednesday on the Water at The Shoppes at University Place
Wednesday, April 14, seatings at 6:00p & 7:30p
University City Wine Fest is back and what better way to kick-off the festivities than enjoying your favorite grapes on the water serenaded by the music of Courtney Lynn and Quinn Band. Tickets are available now for all events. READ UP ON THE FIVE DAY FESTIVAL HERE.


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Kids Go Free at NASCAR Hall of Fame
Available through April 11
Looking to fill a day on your spring break calendar? NASCAR Hall of Fame is offering free admission for kids ages 4-12 with the purchase of an adult general admission.

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Live Under the Oaks at Birkdale Village
Fridays in April
Grab some friends and start the weekend right at the Grove in Birkdale Village. Live music and a cash bar provided by Red Rocks Cafe will be on-site. This month, all ticket proceeds benefit Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen.


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Acoustic Grace at Brooklyn Grace
Thursday, April 8, 7:30p
Get up close and personal with some of Charlotte’s most talented singer-songwriters and a cappella performers during this live, monthly showcase at Uptown’s historic Brooklyn Grace venue. In-person (registration required) and virtual options available.

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Trivia Night at Common Market South End
Thursday, April 8, 7:00p
Test your smarts against your local South End neighbors during Common Market’s bi-monthly trivia contest.

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Digital Decluttering Learning Circle with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Thursday, April 8, 4:00p
We could all use a little space in our digital lives and facing down the photos and emails collecting on our devices can be daunting. Sign-up for this 6-week learning circle and declutter your way to a simpler digital existence.


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Grand Opening of Orangetheory Fitness at Park Road
Friday, April 9
The long awaited opening of Orangetheory Park Road is finally here! Download the app and start signing up for your favorite classes now.

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Portrayal at Goodyear Arts
Friday, April 9, 6:00p – 9:00p
Drop-in and browse the work of six Charlotte-based artists as they present their unique perspectives on portraiture and the variety of ways people can be represented in art. Safety protocols will be in place.

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University City Food Truck Friday at Armored Cow Brewing
Friday, April 9, 5:00p – 9:00p
Another delicious line-up of food trucks are ready to serve up a night of fun at Armored Cow Brewing! You’ll also enjoy live music from Seven Day Haze and the work of local craft vendors.


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Habitual Yoga at Freedom Park
Saturday, April 10, 9:00a
Come together with other yoga-lovers in the Charlotte community during this free, all-levels-welcome outdoor class. Registration is required and donations are appreciated.

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Mushroom Log Workshop & Fungi Feast at North Corner Haven
Saturday, April 10, 3:00p
Forage for mushrooms, craft your own personal mushroom log and enjoy a fungi feast with beer and wine pairings during this unique event. Tickets are available for purchase.

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Metropolitan Market at The Metropolitan
Saturday, April 10, 10:00a – 4:00p
Join local makers and small businesses as they gather on the green at the Metropolitan for your shopping convenience.

Next Week:

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Art for the Park with Myers Park High School Foundation
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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Learn to Read a Pattern at MakerSpace Charlotte
Monday, April 12, 6:00p
Still perfecting that sewing hobby you picked up in 2020? Learn to speak the language of patterns with Tess of Fabled Fabrications. Tickets are available for purchase.

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Gardening in the Piedmont with Charlotte Wildlife Stewards
Tuesday, April 13, 6:30p
The warm sun and cool breeze tells us that Spring has arrived and it is time to get back in the garden. Join Madison Ohmen from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation for a free, virtual webinar about gardening in the Piedmont.

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Free Tuesday at The Schiele Museum
Tuesday, April 13, 12:30p – 4:00p
If super-fun science is your thing, head on over to Gastonia for free admission to The Schiele Museum. Registration is required.


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Charlotte Seltzerland at Paradise Valley Golf Club
Saturday, April 17, timed-entry
Reserve a spot now for a day in seltzer paradise including tastings, snacks and – of course – plenty of Instagram-worthy moments.

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Screamin’ Wheels + Blades Pop-Up & Roll at Armored Cow Brewing
Saturday, April 24
Enjoy a 2nd chance to celebrate your April birthday (thanks a lot, 2020!) like a child of the 90s with Screamin’ Wheels + Blades. Multiple sessions are available throughout the day and registration is required.


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