Mar
13
Fri
West End Food Truck Friday @ Blue Blaze Brewing
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – May 29 @ 10:00 pm

Discover Charlotte’s best, new food truck rally that is hosted by West End’s first craft brewery, Blue Blaze Brewing, in partnership with Historic West End Partners. Savor local food trucks with a variety of unique, dynamic, and delicious dishes, to celebrate one of Charlotte’s best traditions in one of Charlotte’s most culturally rich and historic neighborhoods.

Happening every Friday evening from March 13 through May 29 at starting at 5 pm and live music at 6 pm. West End Food Truck Friday is free to attend, as well as dog- and family-friendly. Non-alcoholic, local cider, and wine options are available.

Mar
31
Tue
Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ Coco and the Director
Mar 31 @ 1:45 pm
Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ Coco and the Director

Charlotte Uptown: Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina – Explore the flavors of Uptown on Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours guided walking tour of the city! You’ll visit several unique, independent restaurants to sample chef’s creations while learning about the history of the city and its culinary culture. This tour highlights locally sourced dishes made with artisan preparations and the city’s most delightful foodie discoveries.

Sponsor: Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Social Ape Workshop: Intro to Influencer Marketing for Your Business @ Social Ape Marketing
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn how to harness the power of influence in Social Ape’s newest workshop! Join us March 31 to discover how collaborating with bloggers, influencers and digital creators can help you increase brand awareness, sales and conversions for your business.

IN THIS CLASS, YOU’LL LEARN:
How to define an influencer

Tools for finding, vetting and working with influencers

How to target influencers who are interested in YOUR business

Types of influencer events, collaborations and partnerships

How to determine the correct budget and duration for your influencer campaigns

Negotiation strategies, typical rates and expectations

How to foster long-term or ongoing influencer relationships

How to prove the return on your investment using Facebook and Instagram ads

Apr
1
Wed
Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ Coco and the Director
Apr 1 @ 1:45 pm
Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ Coco and the Director

Charlotte Uptown: Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina – Explore the flavors of Uptown on Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours guided walking tour of the city! You’ll visit several unique, independent restaurants to sample chef’s creations while learning about the history of the city and its culinary culture. This tour highlights locally sourced dishes made with artisan preparations and the city’s most delightful foodie discoveries.

Sponsor: Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Spirit of Charlotte: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ 7th Street Public Market
Apr 1 @ 1:45 pm
Spirit of Charlotte: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ 7th Street Public Market

Charlotte Uptown: The Spirit of Charlotte – Enjoy delicious and innovative food and drinks – and plenty of fun – on this high spirited walking tour of several unique Uptown restaurants! Each tasting is paired with a small cocktail, local beer, or wine. You’ll learn about the city along the way and will feel like a VIP at each restaurant with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours!

Sponsor: Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Apr
2
Thu
Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ Coco and the Director
Apr 2 @ 1:45 pm
Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ Coco and the Director

Charlotte Uptown: Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina – Explore the flavors of Uptown on Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours guided walking tour of the city! You’ll visit several unique, independent restaurants to sample chef’s creations while learning about the history of the city and its culinary culture. This tour highlights locally sourced dishes made with artisan preparations and the city’s most delightful foodie discoveries.

Sponsor: Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Spirit of Charlotte: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ 7th Street Public Market
Apr 2 @ 1:45 pm
Spirit of Charlotte: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ 7th Street Public Market

Charlotte Uptown: The Spirit of Charlotte – Enjoy delicious and innovative food and drinks – and plenty of fun – on this high spirited walking tour of several unique Uptown restaurants! Each tasting is paired with a small cocktail, local beer, or wine. You’ll learn about the city along the way and will feel like a VIP at each restaurant with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours!

Sponsor: Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

RAIN: 50th Anniversary of Abbey Road @ Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 12:00 am
RAIN: 50th Anniversary of Abbey Road @ Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center |  |  |

In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to all your early Beatles favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing the Beatles” (Associated Press). Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate the best of Abbey Road with RAIN.

Tarfia Faizullah @ Knobloch Campus Center
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tarfia Faizullah @ Knobloch Campus Center | Davidson | North Carolina | United States

Bangladeshi American poet Tarfia Faizullah grew up in Midland, Texas. She earned an MFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University program in creative writing. Her first book, Seam (2014), won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Focused around a long sequence “Interview with a Birangona,” the book explores the ethics of interviewing as well as the history of the birangona, Bangladeshi women raped by Pakistani soldiers during the Liberation War of 1971. Faizullah received a Fulbright award to travel to Bangladesh and interview the birangona. Of her book, Faizullah has said, “I don’t believe that there is an art that can ever render something as unreasonable and as violent as human suffering. I tried to write a book that acknowledges the limitations of that rendering as much as it is helpless before those ‘images of the atrocious’ and the ways in which those images are forgotten even as they continue to haunt us.”

Faizullah’s honors and awards include an Associated Writers Program Intro Journals Award, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, a Copper Nickel Poetry Prize, a Ploughshares’Cohen Award, and a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Margaret Bridgman Scholarship in Poetry. A Kundiman fellow, she lives in Detroit where she teaches at the University of Michigan and is an editor for the Asian American Literary Review and Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook SeriesHer second book is Registers of Illuminated Villages (Graywolf Press, 2018). She is currently a visiting artist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sponsor: Davidson College English Department

Apr
3
Fri
Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ Coco and the Director
Apr 3 @ 1:45 pm
Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina: Taste Carolina Uptown Food Tour @ Coco and the Director

Charlotte Uptown: Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina – Explore the flavors of Uptown on Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours guided walking tour of the city! You’ll visit several unique, independent restaurants to sample chef’s creations while learning about the history of the city and its culinary culture. This tour highlights locally sourced dishes made with artisan preparations and the city’s most delightful foodie discoveries.

Sponsor: Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours