Mad Monster Party, White Parties, Easter Brunches and More, March 24 to March 27
From white parties to Bags and Bunnies Bar Crawls to Easter brunches, spring is in full bloom in Charlotte this weekend.
The kids are on spring break, which means it’s the grown-ups time to party. Welcome spring with these events, featuring a Mad Monster party, fashion show, a string of white parties and a top few Easter brunch spot recommendations. Looks like another great one, Charlotte. See y’all out there!
Thursday, March 24
Business After Hours
Break out those business cards and get ready to network. Piedmont Social House hosts this evening of networking from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Admission is free, but an RSVP is requested. Piedmont Social House is at 2135-C Ayrsley Town Blvd. RSVP here.
Friday, March 25
Mad Monster Party
Halloween comes early at this annual horror- and fantasy-themed convention. The convention lasts all weekend, giving Easter Sunday a special chill. Events tonight range from a “Night of the Living Dead” question-and-answer session at 6:30 p.m. to Scaraoke at 11 p.m. and a magic show at 11:11 p.m. The scaring begins at 555 S. McDowell St. Ticket prices vary. Buy them here.
Teachers’ Lounge Spring Break
Have mercy for our teachers. Their spring break started yesterday afternoon, and Apostrophe Lounge invites any teacher to kick back tonight and relax. Doors open at 6 p.m. to this free party. Apostrophe Lounge is at 1440 S. Tryon St., teach.
Heavenly White Party
Welcome the start of spring in all white tonight. Label is throwing its white party tonight, starting at 9. The party will feature confetti cannons, light shows, costumed performers and artists and dancers. All-white attire is (obviously) required to attend. Tickets are about $11, and you can buy them here. Label is at 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.
Easter Balloon Drop
Look to the ceiling tonight as 700 balloons filled with $2500 in cash drop from above at midnight. The party is at Whisky River tonight, and you get free entry until 11 p.m. with an RSVP. Whisky River is at 210 E. Trade St.
Clearly, we’ve entered white party season. Instead of spring, let’s just all be OK with this new system of “winter, white party, summer and fall.” The white-out event begins at 10 p.m. at Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St. The event is free with an RSVP.
Saturday, March 26
Mad Monster Party Day Two
At the second day of this scarefest, expect events that range from a costume contest at 7 p.m. to live (undead) music at 11 p.m. The convention is at 555 S. McDowell St. Ticket prices vary. Buy them here.
Bags and Bunnies Cornhole Bar Hop
An Easter-themed bar hop officially banishes winter to its icy hole from where it came. That’s the rule, right? This bar crawl bills itself as “part cornhole, part putt putt, part bar crawl and all fun.” At this crawl, Charlotteans travel to seven Uptown bars, as they toss cornhole bags up and down staircases, over obstacles and at moving targets. A ticket that costs about $12 gets you prizes and drink specials that concludes at the 19th hole party at TILT on Trade, where there will be an Easter egg hunt with hundreds of dollars in cash and prizes awaiting you. Registration starts at 5 for teams of two. Check out the rules and where you’ll be starting here.
Kyle Busch Foundation and the NASCAR Hall of Fame Fashion Show
In addition to the showcase of leading styles, this fashion show will feature live entertainment, cocktails, both a live and silent auction and more. Dress to impress (obviously) at this event. The evening gets underway at 7:30 with the Party on the Plaza that features a photo lounge, luxury car exhibition, hors d'oeuvres. Drink packages may be purchased for complimentary drinks all evening. Le Meridien hosts the official after party. The event is at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tickets start at $100. Buy them here.
Sunday, March 27
Brunch is queen today, Easter Sunday. Take a look at these top spots to indulge in a holiday spread and make reservations (if you still can).
From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., this Uptown locale offers an “eggcelent” menu that features tuna tartare with avocado and soy-lime dressing, Prince Edward Island mussels with Bloody Mary broth and grilled sourdough, eggs Benedict, poached eggs, brioche French toast with bananas foster and chopped pecans, Scottish salmon and more. Call 704-972-4380 to make reservations.
If you think this is just a burger joint, think again. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., feast both your eyes and your belly on a three-course meal with items such as she crab soup, brioche French toast, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles Scottish salmon, prime rib and more. The fixed-price menu is about $30 for adults and about $10 for children. For reservations, call 704-332-8830
This French spot is serving a three-course meal from noon until 3 p.m., featuring items such as butter-poached lobster and caviar, duck leg confit, Scottish salmon, French omelets, baked brioche French toast, Alaskan halibut, steak frites, bananas foster compote and more. The brunch will set you back $35 for adults and $15 for children 10 and younger. For reservations, call 704-372-3335.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
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