Patio Parties, Earth Day, Vintage Wearables, Queens Cup, Farmer’s Markets and More Things to Do This Weekend (4/22)

We are used to things looking a little different this year, but there is plenty to celebrate this week in Charlotte. Show your appreciation to essential workers, check out what’s in bloom, learn a new skill or set up your own backyard tailgate and enjoy some virtual Steeplechase action. Check out what’s coming up around the Queen City and fill the rest of your Spring calendar!


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Patio Party & NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fundraiser at The Porter’s House
Thursday, April 22, 6:00p – 9:00p
Spend an evening on the patio at The Porter’s House and support the essential restaurant workers who have kept us fed throughout the pandemic. Tickets available for purchase.

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Sneak Peek of the ‘Delilah’ Season Finale on OWN
Thursday, April 22, 7:00p
Join Foundation For The Carolinas and Charlotte Center City Partners for an exclusive preview of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) show ‘Delilah’ which is both set and filmed in Charlotte. Pre-registration is required.

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Earth Optimism CLT 2021
Thursday, April 22, 8:00a
Celebrate Earth Day in the Queen City with a series of videos about locals who are doing their part to combat climate change. Participate in the festivities by posting your own :30 pledge for the planet to Earth Optimism’s Facebook page.


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University City Food Truck Friday at Armored Cow Brewing
Friday, April 23, 5:00p – 9:00p
Enjoy live music from Jade Moore, shop your favorite local craft vendors and enjoy a delicious meal from a line-up of food trucks. Wrap up your evening with a made-from-scratch dessert from Cremoso Cheesecake!

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Horticulture Highlight Walk at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Friday, April 23, 1:00p
Stroll the grounds with Garden’s Manager Derron Schronce and learn all about what’s in bloom. Registration is required.

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Date Night at Hot Glass Alley
Friday, April 23, 6:00p – 9:00p
Enjoy a night out with your favorite date and learn the art of glass blowing. Drinks and light appetizers provided. Registration is required.

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VTG CLT CHROMA at Camp NorthEnd
Opens Friday, April 23 through Sunday, May 16
Shop local handmade and vintage wearables at Camp NorthEnd during Vintage Charlotte’s new CHROMA Pop-Up.


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Mozart Symphony No. 40 with Charlotte Symphony
Saturday, April 24, 7:30p
Music Director Christopher Warren-Green leads this digital performance of what is widely considered Mozart’s most famous symphony. Tickets available for purchase.

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Queen’s Cup Steeplechase Live Stream
Saturday, April 24, starting at 12:15p
Grab your sun hats and bowties and host your finest at-home tailgate during this year’s Queen’s Cup. Raffle tickets are available for purchase and proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

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NoDa Pottery Market
Saturday, April 24, 10:00a – 4:00p
Shop the work of six local potters with a portion of sales benefitting the NoDA Neighbors Association. Enjoy live music from Mark Larson and Tom Hanchett while you browse. Safety protocols will be in place to ensure a safe shopping experience.

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Girl Tribe Pop-Up at the Charlotte Convention Center
Saturday, April 24 & Sunday, April 25, 8:00a – 5:00p
Stop by for a weekend of retail therapy with your favorite boutiques, beauty brands and more. Tickets are available for VIP shopping times as well as timed-entry General Admission.


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Spring Showcase at Carolina Commercial Kitchen
Sunday, April 25, 11:00a – 4:00p
Come out to support the fantastic group of vendors and food trucks who make Carolina Commercial Kitchen their home.

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Party in the Park at Mint Museum Randolph
Sunday, April 25, 1:00p – 5:00p
Spend Sunday afternoon in the park at Mint Museum Randolph. Food trucks, live music and a cash bar will be on-site and admission to the Museum is free with timed entry.

Next Week:

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A Conversation with Walter Isaacson with Queens University
Tuesday, April 27, 7:00p
Join best selling author and acclaimed journalist Walter Isaacson in a virtual conversation about innovation with Atrium Health CEO Gene Woods. Registration is required.

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Creating Order in Your Home with Kids with Simplicity Organizers
Wednesday, April 28, sessions at 10:30a & 8:00p
Join the team of professional organizers at Simplicity Organizers to tackle the clutter created by the kids in your home. Registration is required.

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Farmer’s Market Grand Opening at Camp NorthEnd
Wednesday, April 28, 4:00p – 8:00p
Starting Wednesday, 4/28 and continuing weekly through October, you’ll find an eclectic mix of farmers, food artisans and small businesses in the line-up at Camp NorthEnd.

Upcoming Ticketed Events:

Be sure to check out these upcoming events that require tickets or registration in advance. With all of the excitement around sunny skies and warm weather, these are sure to sell out quickly!

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Mother’s Day Luminaria at Truist Field with empowerHER
Sunday, May 2, 7:00p
Honor the amazing women in your life with a personalized luminaria bag on display at Truist Field. EmpowerHER, an organization that supports young girls who have lost their mothers, will receive 100% of the proceeds. Luminaria bags available for purchase now.

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Water Lantern Festival at Symphony Park
Saturday, May 8, 6:00p
Bring the whole family to watch as the pond at Symphony Park lights up with the magic of water lanterns. Tickets available for purchase.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet featuring Wynton Marsalis at Victoria Yards
Thursday, May 20, 6:00p & 8:30p
Brought to you by Blumenthal Performing Arts, this live, outdoor concert will feature a broad array of jazz from rare historic compositions to Lincoln Center-commissioned works. Tickets are on sale now.

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Seltzer World Festival at Summit Seltzer
Saturday, June 5, 12:00p – 7:00p
Celebrate everything seltzer with Summit Seltzer and a line-up of local and national brands. Tickets are now available for two tasting sessions.


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