Weekend Ahead: March 27-29

There is A LOT going on this weekend. Here are just a few of the things you can do:

Ok, so the weather isn’t exactly conducive to horse race watching (or for wearing sundresses and hats), but on Saturday the Carolina Cup race will draw approximately 65,000 fans, including many from Charlotte to enjoy just that—and other amusing Saturday afternoon activities. The race takes place in Camden, South Carolina and general admission tickets are $40. www.carolina-cup.org

Blue Restaurant Bar and Lotus boutique are presenting “Fashion for a Cause” this Sunday night at Blue to benefit the Assistance League of Charlotte. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and you’ll have the chance to check out the newest spring fashions from Lotus while you enjoy food and drinks from Blue (martini, anyone?). The show starts at 9, so get there early to mingle before you watch. A $10 donation at the door or donation of a clothing item will benefit the Assistance League. www.bluerestaurantandbar.com

This Saturday night enjoy wine, music, and art in one of Charlotte’s most eclectic hoods at the Plaza Midwood Krawl. Their art galleries, shops, and restaurants will be open late with krawling going on until 11 p.m. Just make sure to save room for fried pickles at end the evening as no night in Plaza Midwood is complete without a stop at the Penguin. www.thekrawl.org

On Friday night the EpiCentre’s newest home for fashion, Revolution (formerly known as Rock & Roll Emporium), is hosting a lingerie and fashion show at Whiskey River (also in the EpiCentre). There will be drink specials. And there will be models in lingerie. So, we feel pretty confident saying there will be crowds there. The doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30. www.whiskyriver.com

The Matt & Ramona show on 107.9 is hosting the Perfect Pooch Pageant this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at SouthPoint Pet Hospital in Belmont to benefit The Humane Society of Charlotte. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. and for a $10 entry fee you can enter your pooch in one or more of the contests including Ugliest Dog, Cutest Dog, Best Trick, and Pet Fashion show. (Obviously, were Sarah entering her dog, she would win Cutest Dog, but Rosie will be abstaining from this competition so you’ve still got a chance.) www.1079thelink.com

Hom nightclub is reopening this weekend, two months after closing its doors. The grand reopening party on Friday night will feature DJ Cut Creator, lots of hip-hop, and “special invited celebrity guests” according to their website. Come prepared: There’s a $10 cover and a dress code of “grown and sexy.” www.clubhom.com

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