Taco Week, Tomato Festival, Food Truck Friday, Makers Markets, Music in the Garden, More Things to Do This Weekend (4/15)

Sip and stroll along the water, find your favorite spot for tacos, get a head start on Mother’s Day or celebrate Spring with the family. Choose to enjoy the arts live, in-person or from the comfort of your living room and take time to celebrate local organizations doing good all around the Queen City.

Featured Event:

University City Wine Fest 2020

University City Wine Fest
April 15 – 18
However you like to enjoy your wine, University City Wine Fest has you covered. Enjoy a Royal Wine & Dine Experience, Taste, Sip & Stroll by the lake or join the Festival at Armored Cow Brewing. Tickets are going fast for all of the week’s events!

On-Going:

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Art for the Park with Myers Park High School Foundation
Bidding open through Saturday, April 17
Bid now on a unique collection of work from local artisans as well as MPHS students and support the Myers Park High School Foundation! Registration is required.

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Charlotte Taco Week
April 16 – 25
Spend the week enjoying speciality tacos from more than 25 participating restaurants and help crown the Best Taco in Charlotte. Taco Passports will be available for download starting April 14.

Thursday:

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Raclette Night at Orrman’s Cheese Shop
Thursday, April 15, reservations start at 6:00p
Take your taste buds back to the old world with this traditional dish from the Alps. Reservations are required and include a serving of Raclette cheese and dessert, as well as options for charcuterie.

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Virtual Art Break – Female Empowerment Through Art with The Bechtler Museum
Thursday, April 15, 12:00p
Take a break from your regularly scheduled Zoom calls to discuss all things art with docents from the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. This month’s event will highlight art by women currently featured in the exhibition, Twentieth Century Women. Registration is required.

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In the Picture: One Illustrator’s Devotion to Diversity with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library
Thursday, April 15, 6:00p
Help Charlotte Mecklenburg Library celebrate Día and join author and illustrator Suzanne Bloom as she shares her experiences creating diverse characters in children’s literature. This event will be available live via Imaginon’s Facebook page.

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Nerdy Night In: Heroes Debate Night with Blumenthal Performing Arts
Thursday, April 15, 7:30p
Watch live on Facebook as poets, comedians and nerds debate to determine which of your favorite Superheroes gives the best dating advice, dominates on the tennis court and more! The event is free and donations are appreciated.

Friday:

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University City Food Truck Friday at Armored Cow Brewing
Friday, April 16, 5:00p – 9:00p
Enjoy live music from Rich Challen, a line-up of your favorite food trucks and the work of local craft vendors. There will even be some special treats for your favorite four-legged friend!

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SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam at Knight Gallery at Spirit Square
Friday, April 16, 8:00p
This monthly Poetry Slam with Bluementhal Performing Arts and SlamCharlotte promotes growth and camaraderie between poets and the community. The event will also be live streamed through Blumenthal’s Facebook page.

Saturday:

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Opening of ‘Silent Streets: Art in the Time of Pandemic’ at The Mint Museum Uptown
Saturday, April 17, 11:00a – 6:00p
Showcasing work by artists from around the world, ‘Silent Streets’ seeks to illuminate discord while also providing insight during these challenging times. Timed ticketing is required.

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Unity Talk with SOCO Gallery
Saturday, April 17, 10:00a
Join artists and Guggenheim Fellows Linda Foard Roberts and John W. Love, Jr. for a virtual discussion of artmaking as a path to empathy and understanding. Registration is required.

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Family Field Day at Morrison Family YMCA
Saturday, April 17, 11:00a – 1:00p
There will be live music, an inflatable obstacle course and more for you to enjoy during the Family Field Day. Event will be held outdoors and face coverings are required.

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Model A Concert Series at Runde Park
Saturday, April 17, 6:00p – 10:00p
Cruise by Runde Park in Tega Cay for the first installment of the Model A Concert Series with live music from Decarlo. A variety of food trucks will be on-site as well as beer from Model A Brewing.

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MAKRS at NoDa Brewing
Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18, 1:00p – 6:00p
Stop by NoDa Brewing and check out the work of 10 local artists brought to you by The MAKRS Society.

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100 Gardens Virtual Homegrown Tomato Festival
Saturday, April 17, 12:00p – 5:00p
Support 100 Gardens’ mission to build aquaponics programs at 100 local schools and attend the Homegrown Tomato Festival online! Enjoy speakers, virtual greenhouse tours, demonstrations, and a live Q&A. Tickets are available now.

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Mother’s Day Virtual Market with Starving Artists Market CLT
Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18
Treat Mom like the Queen she is with local, handmade pieces from your favorite Charlotte makers. This early shopping event will give you plenty of time to order custom-made gifts to be ready in time for Mother’s Day.

Next Week:

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Special Preview of Calle Sol at Resident Culture
Tuesday, April 20, 5:00p – 8:00p
Stop by the brewery and try out Plaza Midwood’s newest restaurant, Calle Sol Latin Cafe & Cevicheria. Proceeds benefit Claire’s Army for pediatric cancer relief.

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Music in the Garden at Wing Haven
Wednesday, April 21, 6:00p
Celebrate Spring with music from Opera Carolina singers while enjoying a signature hors d’oeuvre box from Table & Twine, wine and other light refreshments. Tickets are available now.

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Charlotte Sustainability Awards presented by Duke Energy
Thursday, April 22, 6:00p
Honor local leaders promoting smart growth and sustainability in the Charlotte region during the 10th anniversary of the Charlotte Sustainability Awards. This year’s event will be virtual with plenty of fun and engaging opportunities throughout. Tickets are now available for purchase.

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