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FRIDAY, APRIL 5

65. 90% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

NoDable Release at NoDa Brewing Company: Try this week’s new brew, the Loch Norman Scottish Ale. Celebrate the upcoming Loch Norman Highland Games with this Scottish 60 shilling. 3-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Ucity Food Truck Friday at Amored Cow Brewing: Enjoy fresh beer, local trucks, live music and more right off the blue line. 5 p.m. Free. Details.

Grateful Dead Night for Food Truck Friday at Resident Culture Brewing Company: Enjoy a full live Grateful Dead set by Josh Daniel’s Grateful Band with tie-dye goodies from their very own ShamWattsOne. Food trucks will be from 5-9 p.m. 5-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Nomadic Murals: Tapestries of the Modern Era at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Tapestries of the Modern Era is an exploration and presentation of more than 40 tapestries created by artists usually associated with other mediums. The exhibition will highlight the museum’s in-depth collection of tapestries and will be the first time that the museum’s entire tapestries collection will be on view at once. Exhibition runs through December 1. Museum hours $0-$9. Details.

April First Friday Gallery Crawl at Historic South End: Many neighborhood galleries (and the occasional unconventional space) will stay open late to host lively receptions for new art exhibitions with music, food and drink, and an opportunity to meet the artists. 5:30-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Jazz at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: The Ziad Jazz Quartet will perform a setlist from 1958 live performances by the Miles Davis Sextet. 6 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. $16. Details.

McColl Center 20th Anniversary Gala at McColl Center: Expect artistic cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, a silent auction featuring the work of alumni artists, dancing and live performances. All proceeds support McColl Center. 7-11 p.m. $250–$1,000. Details.

Rhett Price at The Evening Muse: See the hip-hop violinist perform live in the intimate venue. 7 p.m. $12-$15. Details.

TobyMac Live at Bojangles’ Coliseum: See the Christian hip-hop artist perform live on his Hits Deep Tour. 7 p.m. $18-$90. Details.

Star Wars: A New Hope at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Experience George Lucas’s 1977 classic film projected in high definition on a giant screen at Belk Theater as the Charlotte Symphony adds a breathtaking new dimension, performing John Williams’s epic Oscar-winning score live. 7:30 p.m. $30+. Details.

Derek Hough Live at Ovens Auditorium: See the dance fusion show that has made Derek an Emmy award-winning performer. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $49+. Details.

Whitewater Film Series at USNWC: See the film “The Moment,” the origin story of a small movement of mountain bikers and filmmakers. 8-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Tap Dogs at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts: See the show that’s part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site, fresh off an international tour. 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Experience

Come-See-Me Festival at Rock Hill, SC: For more than 50 years, the Come-See-Me Festival has served as Rock Hill’s annual salute to spring featuring nearly 80 events and activities plus beautiful gardens and plenty of festival fun like a parade, live music, food trucks, fireworks, a barbecue cook-off and more. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. $0+. Details.

Jurassic Quest at The Park Expo & Conference Center: This traveling dinosaur is stopping in our city, and can’t-miss attractions include the riding the largest rideable dinosaur in the country and a dino petting zoo for the little ones. 3-8 p.m. $20-$36. Details.

Green Tie Gala 2019 at The Westin Charlotte: This fun and exciting night for all alumni and friends of UNC Charlotte is a critical fundraising event that helps the university offer more than 1,000 student scholarships. 6:30-10 p.m. $75-$900. Details.

Fitness

Blacklight Chakti Yoga at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: The flow will incorporate Kundalini foundations and HIIT so you can break a sweat and shine under the blacklight. Glow paint and glow sticks provided. 7-8 p.m. $20. Details.

FreeMoreWest’s 7th Annual 5K on the Greenway at Rhino Market & Deli: Meet up for a pre-race stretch with Taylor Burton from Functional Fit, then enjoy an after party with a DJ after a quick 5K. 6 p.m. $35. Details.

Sports

Charlotte Hornets v. Toronto Raptors at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Toronto Raptors. 7 p.m. $15+. Details.

Baseball and Friday Night Fireworks at BB&T Ballpark: The Knights will take on the Durham Bulls and kick off the start of the Friday Night Fireworks shows. 7:04 p.m. $9+. Details.

Shopping

Nebel’s Alley Night Market Kick-off at 101 W. Worthington Ave.: Walk the alleys of the Design Center while you shop, listen to live music and have your caricature drawn. 5:30-9 p.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

76. 40% chance of scattered showers.

Food & Drink

Mutts & Mimosas Brunch at Sycamore Brewing: Bring your pups for a special brunch on the patio. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Can Release at Sycamore Brewing: They’re releasing Strawberry Lemonade Gose, a sour wheat beer. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

7th Year Shakedown at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: They’re turning seven and celebrating with a full lineup of live music, new beer and kombucha releases and food from The Hunter’s Wife Wild Dog Hot Dogs. 11 a.m. to midnight. Free. Details.

Beer Release at NoDa Brewing Company: For Charlotte Craft Beer Week, they’re releasing S’mores Porter. Noon to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

Beer Me BrewFest 2019 at SouthEnd Station Parking Lot: Celebrate National Beer Day a little early by sampling beers from local and regional brewers and cideries. 1:30-5:30 p.m. $20-$45. Details.

Chili Cook-Off at Pilot Brewing: Seven teams will go head-to-head with chili made with Pilot Brewing beer. Tickets include chili samples and a beer. 50 percent of all ticket sales will be donated to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. 2-5 p.m. $10. Details.

Come-See-Me Festival’s Hops at the Park at Winthrop Lake – 1160 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill: Enjoy some of the best craft beverages in the Carolinas from breweries like Wicked Weed, Green Man, Foothills and more. Your ticket gets you unlimited sampling with additional full-size beer and wine available for purchase for $5 each. No coolers or pets. 2-7 p.m. $30-$40. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Open Studio Saturday at McColl Center for Art + Innovation: Meet the artists-in-residence, participate in hands-on activities, and create a work of art of your own. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Tap Dogs at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts: See the show that’s part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site, fresh off an international tour. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Fresh! An art music food event at Snug Harbor: This in-person interactive virtual gallery exhibition is presented by Freaquency360. Expect food, musicians, DJs and dancing. 3-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Dancing Through Latin America 2019 at McGlohan Theatre: Presented by The Carolinas’ Latin Dance Company, this show will represent folkloric dances from eleven countries in Latin America, one from Spain, one from India and one from the USA. 7-8:30 p.m. $15. Details.

Star Wars: A New Hope at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Experience George Lucas’s 1977 classic film projected in high definition on a giant screen at Belk Theater as the Charlotte Symphony adds a breathtaking new dimension, performing John Williams’s epic Oscar-winning score live. 7:30 p.m. $30+. Details.

The Millennium Tour at Spectrum Center: See B2K, Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd and more live in concert. 8 p.m. $50+. Details.

The Vintage Tour at Ovens Auditorium: See the award-winning Gospel artist Fred Hammond perform live. 8 p.m. $37+. Details.

Experience

Jurassic Quest at The Park Expo & Conference Center: This traveling dinosaur is stopping in our city and, can’t-miss attractions include the riding the largest rideable dinosaur in the country and a dino petting zoo for the little ones.  9 a.m. to 8 p.m. $20-$36. Details.

Charlotte African-American Festival at Spirit Square: Celebrate the rich heritage and accomplishments of African-Americans with exhibits, musical performances, food, dancers, a pageant, speakers and more. Proceeds will support media and broadcasting programs. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Donation. Details.

Grand Opening at GIGi’s Playhouse Charlotte: Visit the new center and learn about the therapeutic and career development programs for individuals with Down Syndrome. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Details.

NoDa Prom: A Night of Rainbows & Unicorns Under the Stars: Dress your best, grab a date and party like you’re in high school. 7-11 p.m. at NoDa Company Store. Details.

Spring Fling at Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts: Celebrate spring with vendors and artisans, musicians, games, food, beer releases, and more. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Come-See-Me Festival at Rock Hill, SC: For more than 50 years, the Come-See-Me Festival has served as Rock Hill’s annual salute to spring featuring nearly 80 events and activities plus beautiful gardens and plenty of festival fun like a parade, live music, food trucks, fireworks, a barbecue cook-off and more. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. $0+. Details.

Fitness

Come-See-Me Road Races at Winthrop Coliseum: Lace up for a 5K, 10K or Fun Run (open to strollers and participants under 12) with gift cards awarded to overall male and female winners in two age categories. For participants 21 and over, enjoy a beer (or soft drink) and pizza after the race. Runners are asked to bring a pair of old athletic shoes to be recycled. 7:30 a.m. $30-$55. Details.

The Final – 4 Miler at First Ward Park: Celebrate your favorite college basketball team, whether or not they’re still competing in March Madness. The course will start and finish outside of the Spectrum Center and proceeds will benefit RunningWorks. 8 a.m. $35-$45. Details.

Know Your Craft 5K at Triple C Brewing Co.: Run a fast 5K followed by a killer after party with lots of Triple C Brewing Company beer. All proceeds go to the Urban Ministry Center to help end homelessness. 11 a.m. $20-$35. Details.

Beer Mile at Suffolk Punch: Think you have what it takes to run a mile with a beer at every 400 meters? This is your chance to find out. After, enjoy food and drinks (if you can handle more). 1-2 p.m. $35. Details.

FreeMoreWest 5K on the Greenway at FreeMoreWest start & finish locations: Enjoy a spring evening of running, eating and drinking in support of Right Moves FOr Youth, a nonprofit that provides resources and guidance to help students graduate high school with a plan for their future success. 6 p.m. $30-$35. Details.

Sports

CHEERSPORT Charlotte Grand Championship at Charlotte Convention Center: See the varsity spirit bands compete for the championship. 8 a.m. $15. Details.

Charlotte Checkers v. Springfield Thunderbirds at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Springfield Thunderbirds. 6 p.m. $19-$88. Details.

Kids

Peter Rabbit’s Garden Adventure at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Celebrate spring with Mrs. Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter himself! Family-focused activities include crafts, food trucks, entertainment and more. Register in advance for the Mad Hatter Tea Party or Spring Family Photos. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. $0-$14.95. Details.

Full STEAM Ahead at Carolinas Aviation Museum: PreK- t0 third-grade students can participate in hands-on learning that encourages artistic expression and creativity. 11 a.m. to noon $5. Details.

Easter Hoppenings at Phillips Place: Kids can visit with the Easter bunny, balloon artists, face paintings, caricaturists and more. 1-3 p.m. Free. Details.

Mini-Masters Adult & Child Art Hour at Mint Museum Randolph: Little artists and their adult companions explore the museum galleries and create art together. 1-2 p.m. $12-$16 per child (no adult admission charge). Details.

Do Good

Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Symphony Park: Walk with the community to help raise money for the 34 existing programs and to grow Best Buddies throughout the Tar Heel state. 9 a.m. to noon. Donation. Details.

Craft Beer Week Little Sugar Creek Clean Up at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Help clean up the creek (all supplies provided) and get rewarded with complimentary coffee beforehand and beer, pizza and prizes at an after party. 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Details.

Habitat Charlotte’s Blue Jean Bash at Westin Charlotte: The Blue Jean Bash celebrates Habitat Charlotte’s accomplishments over the past year, and raises funds to increase affordable homeownership in our community. Join friends for dinner, dancing, and an exciting live auction. Last year’s bash raised $325,000, helping Habitat serve 119 families in Charlotte. 6 p.m. $175 per person. Details.

14th Annual Silent Auction at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: Win deals at local businesses and enjoy food and drinks while supporting Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs). 7-10 p.m. $35. Details.

Shopping

Morning Markets 2019 at Camp North End: Ease into the weekend with coffee, food, shopping, fitness classes, live music and more. Leashed pets are welcome. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Details.

Plaza Purge & Purchase at The Vine Charlotte: Shop at the neighborhood yard sale to find upcycled items. Plus, they’ll have a kids area and food available for purchase from Streamline Kitchen food truck. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Details.

Pop-up Village at West Charlotte High School: Connect with community resources that provide free clothing, housing assistance, job training, digital literacy classes, childcare and afterschool programs, voter registration and more while kids participate in educational activities. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Details.

Vintage Vinyl Record Show at SpringHill Suites: Shop thousands of vintage vinyl, CDs, Music DVDs and much more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $2 admission. Details.

April NoDaHood Market Fundraiser at Divine Barrel Brewing: More than 25 local vendors will be showcasing their products and services, Farmhouse Barbecue will be serving up barbecue and there will be live music provided by John Dungan. Proceeds will benefit The Abandon Project. Noon to 5 p.m. Donation. Details.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

78. 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms.

Food & Drink

4th Annual Coffee Crawl beginning at BOCO Coffee Roasters: Visit various participating coffee shops for discounts, presentations, mini-classes and more. At the end, you’ll get a gift bag filled with goodies to take home. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. $15. Details.

Brunch, Bingo, and Beats at Levine Museum of the New South: Mix and mingle with Charlotte’s young professionals while you enjoy breakfast catered by The Yolk, drinks and games. 10 am. to 1 p.m. $10. Details.

Sensoria Food and Wine Festival at Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Building – 425 N. Kings Drive: Connect for Charity is a GIANT Connect Four tournament hosted by Passport to raise funding for Project Scientist, an organization which provides STEM education to girls ages 4-12. This single-elimination tournament will be accessible and fun for Connect Four amateurs and advanced professionals alike. Noon to 4 p.m. $65. Details.

5th Annual Whales For Wishes Bottle Share at Resident Culture Brewing Company: Back for the 5th year, this epic bottle share raises money for Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina. This year, the fundraising goal is $50,000 which is enough to fund eight wishes for kids who need a little hope, strength and joy. Noon to 4 p.m. Sold out. Details.

Third Annual Roast and Toast at NoDa Brewing Company: Sea Level will be on site serving up oysters by the dozen and bowls of chowder. They’ll also have live music, a brewery tour and TIN Kitchen for those who don’t love seafood. 1-5 p.m. Free to attend, oysters are $10 for a dozen. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Tap Dogs at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts: See the show that’s part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site, fresh off an international tour. 1:30 & 7 p.m. $25+. Details.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood at Ovens Auditorium: See the popular kids’ TV show brought to life on stage. 2 p.m. $26-$43. Details.

Boney James at Mcglohon Theater at Spirit Square: See the young saxophonist and composer perform on his Honestly tour, named after his 16th album. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $40-$70. Details.

Experience

Jurassic Quest at The Park Expo & Conference Center: This traveling dinosaur is stopping in our city and bringing more rides, activities, and dinosaurs than ever before. Can’t-miss attractions include the riding the largest rideable dinosaur in the country and a dino petting zoo for the little ones.  9 a.m. to 8 p.m. $20-$36. Details.

Spring Fest at Town Brewing Company: Come and enjoy brunch and shopping with Carolina Makers and Company. Plus, they’ll have face painting, a cookout and live music. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Come-See-Me Festival at Rock Hill, SC: For more than 50 years, the Come-See-Me Festival has served as Rock Hill’s annual salute to spring featuring nearly 80 events and activities plus beautiful gardens and plenty of festival fun like a parade, live music, food trucks, fireworks, a barbecue cook-off and more. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $0+. Details.

Fitness

The Heart Transplant Run at McAlpine Creek Park: Join Ted Frank, MD, heart failure/transplant cardiologist, as he runs the distance for heart transplant patients at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute. The Heart Transplant Run is both a fundraising event and a marathon — open to all skill levels and with no running distance requirement. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Donation. Details.

Flow to the Fight 2 at Hoppin’: Break a sweat with a 60-minute yoga flow and kickboxing combo class. After, stay and meet local vendors, enter to win raffle prizes and enjoy Hoppin’s finest drinks on tap. 10 a.m. $10. Details.

Yoga for a Cause at Camp North End: Tickets include a one-hour yoga class, a raffle ticket and a post-class drink (prosecco or local beer). Proceeds will benefit LLS Cancer Research. 1:30 p.m. $20. Details.

Sports

Charlotte Checkers v. Springfield Thunderbirds at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Cheer on the Checkers as they take on the Springfield Thunderbirds. Its Pooch Party night, so purchase tickets in the dog-friendly setting and bring your furry friend to the game. 1 p.m. $19-$88. Details.

Baseball and Homer’s Birthday Celebration at BB&T Ballpark: The Knights will take on the Durham Bulls and will celebrate Homer the Dragon’s 30th birthday with free bobbleheads for the first 2,000 fans. 2:05 p.m. $9+. Details.

Kids

Peter Rabbit’s Garden Adventure at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Celebrate spring with Mrs. Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter himself! Family-focused activities include crafts, food trucks, entertainment and more. Register in advance for the Mad Hatter Tea Party or Spring Family Photos. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. $0-$14.95. Details.

Do Good

Connect for Charity at The Barrel Room at Triple C: Compete in a jumbo Connect Four tournament to help raise money for Project Scientist’s STEM enrichment programs for girls. 1-5 p.m. $350 per team of four, $25 to watch. Details.

Shopping

April Front Porch Sundays Kickoff Market at Sycamore Brewing: 65 vendors will take over the parking lot so you can shop while you sip your beer. Expect puppies, kombucha, food trucks and more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Spring Fest 2019: Celebrate spring, music, beer drinking weather and great beer! Expect live music and performances on two stages by local, regional and national talent including Of Good Nature, Zach Deputy, Falconheart and more plus indoor and outdoor beer and cider stations, Prosecco-Pops, Frosé and limited edition T-shirts and koozies. April 14

Science on the Rocks: Shaken Not Stirred: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to spend a night celebrating your favorite spies and covert operatives. Put your talent to the test and see if you’re stealthy enough to pass through the laser maze undetected, pull a MacGyver and see what you can make with rubber bands, clothespins and tape, outwit your fellow operatives in a nail-biting spy movie trivia challenge and see how quickly can you change into your disguise in the Quick Change Challenge. April 19

Tuck Fest: This multi-day festival celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music Competitions include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, obstacle and adventure racing. April 24-28

See all the upcoming events here.

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