This Weekend's Agenda: Arts, Food, Beer, & Social Events (April 15-17)

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THE WEEKEND IS HERE. And baseball is here, as the team played its home opener on Thursday night. Check out their upcoming schedule here. As for other weekend events: We have a category-by-category breakdown below. Click the name of each section to see even more options.


FOOD + DRINK

MATTHEWS FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
The Town of Matthews Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resource Department hosts local food trucks each Friday. Enjoy the good weather with food and live music at Stumptown Park.

LOW COUNTRY BOIL AND FUNDRAISER AT REID'S
Reid's will hold a special fundraiser for William O'Kelly, a friend and co-worker who suffered serious injuries after being hit on his moped by a driver in a stolen truck. Stop by for their Low Country Boil in his honor, to be held at both their Myers Park and SouthPark locations from 3 p.m – 6 p.m. The meal is available for dining in or take home. All proceeds from the boil, a silent auction, along with a percentage of the day's sales will go toward O'Kelly's medical and recovery expenses. 

FREE WINE TASTING AT FOXCROFT
Stop by the SouthPark location of Foxcroft Wine Co. this Saturday and enjoy a free wine tasting from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. This event is offered by the wine shop each month.


ARTS + CULTURE

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY KNIGHTSOUNDS: THE JAZZ ROOM AT THE SYMPHONY
Jazz Appreciation Month continues with a special KnightSounds program. The Jazz Room typically focuses on one legend to emulate. But here, Ellington, Gershwin, and others are given the Jazz Room treatment.

FLY BY NIGHT
This musical, conceived by Kim Rosenstock, is labeled as a "rock-fable" by Actor's Theatre of Charlotte. A sandwich-maker's monotonous days are interrupted when two sisters come into his life.

PAGLIACCI WITH ALEKO
One is the U.S. professional premiere of a Rachmaninoff work. The other is Pagliacci, a piece already regarded as a classic. Any fan of the form has a reason to check out this Opera Carolina production.


BEER

MOO & BREW FESTIVAL
The second annual Moo & Brew Festival is this Saturday at the N.C. Music Factory festival grounds, and there are still some general admission tickets remaining. This festival combines two loves of many: craft beer and burgers. You’ll get to sample unlimited beers from more than 25 breweries and cideries, including local representation from Birdsong, D9, Heist, NoDa, Olde Mecklenburg, Red Clay, Sugar Creek, Sycamore, Three Spirits, Unknown, Windy Hill and Wooden Robot. 

ALES FOR AUTISM
​NoDa Brewing Co. is hosting its third annual “Ales for Autism” fundraiser this Saturday. This month is Autism Awareness month, and NoDa has partnered with Autism Charlotte to put on this fundraiser, which will also feature live music, food trucks and a silent auction. The brewery even created a special beer for this event, Sensory Overload 3.0 – an IPA infused with grapefruit, orange peel and tangerine. A $1 donation from each draft purchase of Sensory Overload will be donated to Autism Charlotte.

SYCAMORE BOTTLE RELEASE
Sycamore Brewing’s next bottle is released Saturday morning, and will be the first in its “Terroir Series,” which are beers derived from the Carolinas, according to Sycamore co-owner Justin Brigham. “Berry the Hatchet” is a wild raspberry stout coming in at 7.2 percent ABV. The bottle release will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sycamore (with a full taplist as well), and Tin Kitchen will also be on site serving breakfast. 


SOCIAL EVENTS

TAX RELIEF PARTY
Taxes aren’t technically due this year until April 18, but help drown your sorrows or spend your refund at Whisky River Friday at this celebration. The party features $3 beers and $5 shots. 

'80S NIGHT
Headbands, “Thriller” dance moves and big hair will all be in full force tonight as Howl at the Moon turns back time. There will be prizes and ‘80s music all evening in addition to $3 Miller Lites, $5 Long Island Ice Teas and $20 86-ounce “Adios Mofo” buckets. You’ll get free admission to the party if you rock a totally rad ‘80s outfit. 

DANCING WITH THE STARS OF CHARLOTTE
Throw on your fanciest clothes and get ready to watch the stars of Charlotte cut up a few rugs to benefit The Pink House. Audience members are able to vote for their favorite pairing of local celebrity and professional dancer by donating online. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. at The Booth Playhouse.

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