The Weekender is proudly presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway – Home of the Coca-Cola 600. With Governor Cooper’s recent announcement, Charlotte Motor Speedway will be able to host fans at the Coca-Cola 600 at 30% capacity. Get tix now for Memorial Day Weekend.
FRIDAY, MARCH 5
53. Sunny. 2% chance of rain.
9th Annual Run Jen Run Virtual 5K: Run or walk at your own pace to support Go Jen Go and raise funds for the Survivor Grants program — a program that provides critical financial assistance to local breast cancer survivors to pay household bills. Feb. 27 – Mar. 6. $25-$35 to register. Details.
W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine Exhibition at the Mint Museum Uptown: The Mint Museum’s newest exhibition, presented by PNC Bank, examines the historic use and artistic treatment of walls over the centuries. W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine will feature more than 130 photographs taken by 67 photographers across five continents. Times vary. General admissions $15. Details.
“14 to Flatten the Curve” Cocktails at Spindle Bar: Spindle Bar is introducing a drink for a good cause. $1 of every “14 to Flatten the Curve” cocktail sold this March will be donated to Hearts Beat as One & Urban Ministry. Daily 11 am to 9 pm. Menu pricing. Details.
Chef Gregory Collier x Black Bourbon Society Dinner at Leah & Louise (canceled): Chef Gregory Collier and Leah & Louise are collaborating with the Black Bourbon Society to create a unique dining experience featuring a five-course dinner, craft cocktails, bourbon tastings. 5 pm & 7:30 pm. $125 per person. Details. (Note: Both times are sold out as of our Thursday morning publish date, but check back in for cancellations.)
Artist Talk and Residency Showcase at Goodyear Arts in Camp North End: Join Goodyear Arts in celebrating the work of the 2021 Artists-in-Residences, Reuben Bloom, Fred Smith and Nathan Matthews. Masks, social distancing, and capacity limits will be enforced for this in-person event. 5-8 pm. Free. Details.
Gnocchi from Scratch online with SkillPop: In this virtual class, culinary instructor and pasta aficionado Emily Trotochaud will walk you through the process of making potato and ricotta gnocchi. Bonus – this lesson doesn’t require any special equipment or ingredients. 5:30-7 pm. $24. Details.
Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday Season Kick-off at 325 McGill Ave. NW Ste. 250: Head to Gibson Mill in Concord for the season kick-off of Food Truck Friday. This Friday’s lineup includes Plant 6 Provisions, Carolina Smash Truck, Dumpling Girls, My Sausage Buddy and Cremoso Cheesecake. Masks are required and trucks will be spaced to allow for social distancing. 6-9 pm. Menu pricing. Details.
Virtual Jazz at the Becthler Featuring Frédéric Yonnet: French-born, jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet is sure to impress with his musical skills on the harmonica. 7 pm. Free for members; $10 per household for not-yet-members. Details.
“I Heart Rail Trail” LIGHTS Installations in South End: As the I Heart Rail Trail LIGHTS installations head into their final weekend, stop by South End to view them before they’re gone. The interactive displays feature the works of local artists and stretch from 1100 South plaza to Atherton Mill. Now through Mar. 7. Free. Details.
SATURDAY, MARCH 6
52. Mostly sunny. 1% chance of rain.
Virtual Pet Adoption: CMPD Animal Care and Control hosts a virtual pet adoption for our furry friends who are most in need of new homes. 9-10 a.m. Free. Details.
“Uptown Sweat” Hosted by the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: “Uptown Sweat” is a free, all-day fitness event at Victoria Yards in Uptown where workouts are set to a live DJ and led by six of Charlotte’s best fitness instructors. 10 am to 6:30 pm. Free, registration required. Details.
Brewhouse Yoga at Devil’s Logic Brewing: Start your Saturday on the right foot (literally) and head to Devil’s Logic Brewing for a brewhouse yoga session led by Habitual Roots. Ticket includes the class and a beer or kombucha of your choice. Masks are required. Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am. $10. Details.
MAKRS Society Pop-Up at Lenny Boy Brewing: Every first Saturday, Lenny Boy Brewing will host a MAKRS Society pop-up market. You can grab a drink and shop locally from 20 talented artists and makers. Vendors will be spaced six feet apart to allow for social distancing. Masks are required. 1-5 pm. Free. Details.
Chase the Winter Blues Away Live Music Event at Town Brewing Company: Enjoy drinks and live music from local artists Red Dress Amy and Pam Taylor & The Flyin’ V’s. There will also be s’mores kits to roast on the fire pits. 4 pm. Free. Details.
Duke Mansion Dinner Series: Enjoy an intimate dining experience at The Duke Mansion with a delicious four-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef, Terrance Kelly. The menu for the evening will showcase some of Chef Kelly’s favorite dishes including chicken roulade and breast of duck. Tables will be spaced to allow for social distancing and masks are required except when actively eating or drinking. 6 pm. $100. Details.
SUNDAY, MARCH 7
50. Sunny. 1% chance of rain.
BeneFEST: A Benefit Concert For Our ‘Tent City’ Neighbors at 1824 Statesville Ave.: Head to Camp North End for an afternoon of performances by Charlotte-based musicians and poets to raise funds and collect donations for our displaced and transitional neighbors from Tent City. Items needed include Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer, large trash bags, body soap/wash, deodorant, and socks. Noon to 5:30 pm. Free. Details.
‘Now That’s What I Call Brunch’ at Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo: Head to Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo for its 90s themed Sunday brunch series ‘Now That’s What I Call Brunch.’ The brunch items are sure to bring back 90s nostalgia with offerings like Sunny D mimosas and donut charcuterie boards. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Reservations are highly recommended and face masks are required. Noon to 5 p.m. Menu pricing. Details.
‘Rolling with the Homies’ at Queen Park Social: Roll up to Queen Park Social for a Sunday Funday bowling tournament in collaboration with Radical Grove. 1-7 pm. Details.
HERstory Virtual Family Day Celebration with the Levine Museum of the New South: In honor of March being Women’s History Month, join the Levine Museum for a virtual celebration filled with music, historical insights, spoken word poetry and fun visual art activities. 1-2 pm. Free. Details.
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