This Weekend's Agenda: 40+ Events (March 21-March 28)
Arts, food, beer, and social events
Stoke's speakeasy, The Dock, is hosting Schweiger Vineyards with a five-course meal from Chef Chris Coleman and wine pairings from the vineyard. More details below.
WEDNESDAY (MARCH 21)
7th Street Public Market Vegan Tasting
Uptown, 6:30 to 8 p.m., $40
Viva Raw, Zia Pia Imports, and Assorted Table Wine Shoppe will host the next vegan multi-course tasting at 7th Street Public Market this evening. Three wines and four courses of dishes like cashew cheese, salad, polenta, and dessert is included in the $40 per person ticket (plus tax). More details.
Spring Cider Dinner at Fran's Filling Station with GoodRoad CiderWorks
Dilworth, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $43
Celebrate the coming of spring with a three-course meal from Fran's Filling Station as well as cider pairings. Fran will tell guests all about the food, and Rick Benfield from GoodRoad Ciderworks will dish the low-down on the cider; it's all included in the ticket price (plus tax). See the menu and more details here.
Wine Down Wednesdays at Draught
Uptown, Time Varies, Price Varies
Every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., head to Draught Charlotte for wine tasting including complimentary appetizers. More details.
THURSDAY (MARCH 22)
Charlotte Magazine’s 2018 Best Restaurants Party
Uptown, 7 p.m., Sold Out
Join us on Thursday, March 22 for a decadent evening of food tastings from over 20 different restaurants that were named on this year's 50 Best Restaurants List. At the event, attendees will enjoy delicious food and meet the talented chefs who are usually behind the scenes! They will even get to vote on their favorite dish of the night and crown one restaurant with the title of People's Choice! Tickets (now sold out) include unlimited food tastings from over 20 restaurants and one specialty craft cocktail. If you're missing it this year, be sure to buy your tickets early next year! More details.
Peter Pan Jr. at Duke Energy Theatre
Uptown, 7 p.m., $15
Acting Out Studio of Charlotte's production uses Disney's kid-centric "Jr." version of the classic tale. This show is directed by Logan Stamey and is choreographed by Lindsey Wesoly. More details.
Colorbind All-Black Party at Rooftop 210
Uptown, 10 p.m., $13
>Wear all black tonight at this “sexiest all-black party of the year.” You won’t be refused entry if you wear another color, but why would you ruin the fun? The party goes until 2 a.m. at Rooftop 210, 210 E. Trade St. More details.
Fidelli Half-Price Wine Night
Dilworth, 6 to 9 p.m., Price Varies
Fidelli Kitchen in Dilworth hosts half-price wine night every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. plus live music on the porch (weather permitting). More details.
Anthony Jeselnik at Knight Theater
Uptown, 8 p.m., $25-$37
Jeselnik emerged as one of this generation's premier insult comics on Comedy Central's roasts, and he used that momentum for his own show, The Jeselnik Offensive. Here, he brings his latest stand-up hour: “Funny Games.” More details.
FRIDAY (MARCH 23)
Awaken Gallery Opening
Mt. Holly, 6 p.m., Free
Awaken Gallery's grand opening is marked with a small group show, featuring work by Emily T Andress, Luis Ardila, Jean Cauthen, Fidelma Massey, and Diane Pike. Andress and her crew transformed a building located at 107 W. Central Ave. to create Awaken, which now houses the gallery and five studios. More details.
Uptown, 5 p.m., Free
It’s technology’s big weekend in Charlotte: Hackathon is back. In an overnight competition, hackers, coders, and all who love them gather to see who’s most able to solve the business problem at hand. The party (can we call it that?) is at Discovery Place Science, 301 N. Tryon St. More details.
Battle of the Bartenders at Barista Craft
Highland Creek, 7 to 9 p.m., $15
Join Barista Craft for a Battle of the Bartenders. Tickets are $15 and include sampling three mixed drinks made by two bartenders. More details.
Adult Game Night at Lucky's
Uptown, 10 p.m., Free
It’s ‘90s night at Lucky’s Bar and Arcade, 300 N. College St., tonight. Though, isn’t this bar always a bit of a flashback? There’s no admission fee, but if you RSVP, you can snag free food. More details.
Haydini at Stage Door Theater
Uptown, 8 p.m., $18-$25
Hayden Childress is a rising star in the magic world, with roots in busking in the streets of uptown as a 10-year-old. This Charlotte talent adds a comedic twist to sleight of hand, mentalism, and other tricks and illusions. More details.
Charlotte Symphony: Bernstein at 100
Uptown, 7:30 p.m., $25-$113
A hundred years after the birth of Leonard Bernstein, our city's symphony offers a line-up that honors his memory. Expect tunes from West Side Story and On the Waterfront. More details.
Harry Potter Trivia Night at StrikeCity
Uptown, 8 p.m., Free
If you muggles think you know all there is to know about witchcraft and wizardry, tonight’s your night. StrikeCity, 210 E. Trade St., hosts this evening of trivia and Potter-themed drinks, like Butterbeer, Godric’s Sword and Polyjuice Potion. More details.
March Murder Mystery at Maggiano’s
SouthPark, 7 to 10 p.m., $65
Head to Maggiano’s in SouthPark on Friday, March 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. for a murder mystery dinner. The $65 ticket includes family style dinner for the event. More info here and here.
Cookie and Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks
South End, 7 to 8:30 p.m., $18
Red Clay Ciderworks is teaming up with A Smart Cookie for a cookie and cider pairing on Friday, March 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 per person and include four different pairings. More details.
The Latest at Discovery Place
Uptown, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $17
It's the “Year of the Engineer” at Discovery Place Science, which was marked by the opening of the “Thinker Space” lab and the state-of-the-art exhibition Think It Up. The goal of the initiative, which will span the school year, is to inspire kids to become “the problem solvers of the future.” The program includes an IMAX movie, Dream Big: Engineering Our World ($5 for members, $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and children 2-13). Da Vinci's Machines, THROUGH MAY 6, takes a look at more than 75 of Leonardo da Vinci's creations and how they continue to impact the world. More details.
Currently at Lark & Key Gallery And Boutique
South End, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free
Sandy Snead and Duy Huynh offer works of varying mediums at Lark & Key. Whether you need functional art or just are browsing for a painting that catches your eye, Lark & Key is an ideal spot for the art-lover. Flight, FEB. 2 THROUGH MARCH 31, is the 10th-anniversary exhibit for the gallery. More details.
SATURDAY (MARCH 24)
OMB’s 9th Anniversary
South End, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Free
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s 9th-anniversary celebration will be bursting with beer, food, and live music. Pets are welcome outside in the biergarten. More details.
The 4.5ish Funk Fest at Unknown Brewing
Uptown, 1 p.m., Free
Unknown Brewing’s annual birthday party is a bit special this year. The brewery at 1327 S. Mint St. unveils its new taproom and rooftop bar today. The birthday festivities also feature four live bands and the release of a new sour ale. More details.
Sip Into Spring at Reid’s
SouthPark and Myers Park, Noon, Free
Sip into spring with rosé at Reid’s Fine Food on Saturday, March 24 at both Reid’s locations. Reid’s will be pouring tastes of its rosé selection and providing cheese pairings. At the event, you can pick up your “Reid’s wine token” which will give you special pricing on the rosé selections. More details.
A Time to Kill at Theatre Charlotte
Myers Park, Times Vary, $28
This stage drama is based on the John Grisham novel, famously translated to film with Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Matthew McConaughey starring. The show runs for two weeks at the company's space. More details.
Gluten- and Allergen-Free Wellness Event
South End, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $10
Have a health issue caused by food? Head to Lenny Boy Brewing Co. on Saturday for free product sampling and sales from many gluten- and allergen-free vendors; free lectures and demonstrations; and a free gift bag for the price of entry. More details.
Caleborate at Neighborhood Theatre
NoDa, 8 p.m., $10
East Bay-born performer Caleborate has become a force in hip-hop. Since debuting on YouTube three months ago, his video for "4 Willem" has garnered half a million views. More details.
2nd Annual Charlotte Wing Fest
Uptown, 2 to 6 p.m., $25
Head to Rooftop 210 on Saturday, March 24, from 2 to 6 p.m. for the second annual Wing Fest. Charlotte restaurants will compete for the best wing in town while guests vote on best wings, hottest wings, most unique wings, and best booth. More info here. Tickets are $20 to $35. More details.
Wolf Khan at Jerald Melberg Gallery
Cotswold, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free
A former curator for the Mint Museum, Jerald Melberg founded the gallery in 1983. Over the years, the gallery has worked with prestigious institutions such as New York's Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Wolf Kahn, the celebrated oil and pastel artist, has an exhibition at the gallery, which kicked off on March 17 and is running THROUGH MAY 12. More details.
Mint Museum Uptown
Uptown, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $15
The Mint uptown has a renowned craft and design exhibit that showcases works in a variety of materials, as well as collections of American, contemporary, and European art. The Mint will have three exhibitions—two at Randolph and one at Uptown—during its “Year of Fashion” initiative (through June 30). William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016, THROUGH JUNE 3, is a survey of Long's costume designs for theatrical productions such as Cinderella and for the TV specials Grease Live! and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again. More details.
Wrestling the Angels at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Uptown, Noon-5 p.m., $8
This uptown venue, part of the Levine Center for the Arts, presents the works of 20th century modern artists in a new context for today’s audiences. Curator Jennifer Edwards assembles shows that pull from the famous Bechtler family’s collection and other community collections. Alfred Manessier, THROUGH JULY 8, explores the paintings and prints of the French artist and his diverse portfolio, including his illustrations for St. John of the Cross’s Spiritual Canticles. Wrestling the Angel: A Century of Artists Reckoning with Religion, RUNNING MARCH 23-SEPT. 9, explores how religion affected the work of Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, Niki de Saint Phalle, and several others. More details.
SUNDAY (MARCH 25)
Disney Junior Dance Party! On Tour
Uptown, 4 p.m., $25-$155
This live concert and sing-along has all of the vibrant characters of Disney Junior: Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, and several other personalities your childless friends have never heard of. More details.
Cookies and Crafts at The Fillmore
AvidxChange Music Factory, 1 to 4 p.m., $25
Girl Scout cookies: Good. Craft beer: Good. Girl Scout cookies and craft beer: Very good. The annual party pairing the two is in its third year, and 15 breweries are coming along for the ride this time. More details.
Levine Museum of the New South
Uptown, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., $4.50 on Sundays
For more than two decades, the museum has provided groundbreaking exhibits and context for some of the South’s most significant events. One of the museum’s core values is “using history to build community.” Splendid Service: Camp Greene & the Making of a New South City, THROUGH MARCH 25, is an exhibit that marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Camp Greene and explores the impact this World War I military facility had on the growth of Charlotte. More details.
MONDAY (MARCH 26)
Deepak Chopra at Belk Theater
Uptown, 7:30 p.m., $25-$125
New Age thinker brings his positive energies to uptown with this program. He recently put out a new book with Menas Kafatos, titled You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters. More details.
Surf and Earth Community Supper at Dogwood Southern Table
SouthPark, 6:30 p.m., $55
Join the folks at Dogwood Southern Table & Bar on Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. for a four-course dinner with wine pairings. The $55-per-person ticket includes dishes like Wagyu skirt steak, scallops with beet brandade, lamb loin with carrots three ways, and much more. Reserve your spot by calling 704-910-4919. More details.
Flying Biscuit Birthday
Myers Park, Time Varies, Price Varies
The Flying Biscuit Café’s Park Road location is celebrating its birthday with week-long festivities. From Monday, March 26, through Friday, March 30, the café will celebrate with everything from birthday cake to free merchandise to free lunch. More info here and here.
TUESDAY (MARCH 27)
Dashboard Confessional at The Fillmore
AvidxChange Music Factory, 6:30 p.m., $33.60
Chris Carrabba's emo project arrived as the genre was catching on with the MTV crowd. Since he began writing those songs in 1999, he's evolved his sound into a more straightforward rock effort. More details.
Heirloom Croze Smith Wooton Wine Dinner
Coulwood, 6:30 to 9 p.m., $65
Head to Heirloom for a unique dinner experience featuring Daniel Benton, owner and winemaker for Croze and Smith Wooten. Tickets include food and drink pairings excluding tax and gratuity. Dishes to be featured during the five-course dinner include NC tobacco roasted swordfish; lamb merguez and Piedmont Bleus chocolate mousse cake. More details.
WEDNESDAY (MARCH 28)
Napa Schweiger Wine Dinner at Stoke/The Dock
Uptown, 6:30 p.m, $95
A five-course dinner by Chef Chris Coleman at Stoke’s speakeasy, The Dock, featuring Schweiger Vineyards Wine, is one you don’t want to miss. The cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Andy Schweiger will guide guests through the pairings. Tickets are $95 per person; reserve by calling Chandra Walker at 704-358-6558.
Miguel at the Fillmore
AvidxChange Music Factory, 8 p.m., $71
Los Angeles-raised singer Miguel most recently had the hits "Told You So" and "Sky Walker," which featured Travis Scott. Was the latter inspired by the Star Wars hero’s surname? Absolutely. More details.
Palate Play Coffee and Food Tasting at Not Just Coffee
Uptown, 12 to 1 p.m., $15
Head to Not Just Coffee at Packard Place for a class including three brews, snacks, and information on flavors and science basics. Expand your palate and learn about the tasting notes in your coffees. More details.
Exhibitions at Charlotte Museum Of History
East Charlotte, Times Vary, $10
The city’s history is put under a microscope at this east Charlotte museum. The continuing exhibition, Solving the Rock House Mysteries, explores the concept of preservation through the example of the 5,000-square-foot Hezekiah Alexander House, built in 1774. The ongoing exhibit Charlotte Neighborhoods uses maps, photos, text, and other information to show how neighborhoods across the city were formed. Charlotte’s Road to Revolution Exhibition, THROUGH JUNE, features 17 original oil paintings by Dan Dance, who tracks Charlotte's inception from its first people through the Revolutionary War. More details.
Exhibitions at Mccoll Center For Art + Innovation
Uptown, Times Vary, Free
The biggest difference between the McColl Center and other arts institutions is that it offers visitors the chance to observe the art-making process. In the center’s nine studios, visitors can watch artists develop and execute new ideas. We Are the Storm, THROUGH MAY 5, is a portfolio of prints that examines the “disproportionate effect of climate change on marginalized communities.” Transitory Emplacements, THROUGH MAY 5, presents works from Diedrick Brackens, Nathaniel Donnett, and Nicole Miller that address themes of homelessness, migration, and belonging. More details.