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 12
80. Mostly sunny. 8% chance of rain.
Charlotte Annual Budget Community Input Survey: Charlotte City Leaders want to hear from you regarding how the city should prioritize its funding with the city budget. The survey will be available to Charlotte residents through March 15. Free. Details.
Cabarrus Brewing Company Turns 5 at 329 McGill Ave. NW, Concord: Cabarrus Brewing is doing it up for its 5th Anniversary and you’re invited. It’s a three-day celebration with delicious beer, food trucks and live music lined up for each day. 4-9:30 pm. Free. Details.
Goodyear Arts Artist Talk and Residency Showcase at 301 Camp Road #200: 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.
Empanadas from Scratch Online with SkillPop: With the help of Chef Rosana Rivera, you’ll learn how to assemble, roll and cook this Latin American favorite and create sauces that will take your meal to the next level. 5:30-7 pm. $24. Details.
Lucky Leprechaun Pot of Gold Search at Historic Latta Plantation: Follow clues by torchlight as you search for Lucky the leprechaun and gold coins around Historic Latta Plantation. This hunt will take you to multiple historic buildings and through the forest. Once you solve the clues, warm up by a fire and enjoy cider, cocoa and cookies. 7-9 pm. $20. Details.
SATURDAY, MARCH 13
65. Cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Margaux’s Wine, Pizza and Market Grand Opening: Margaux’s, a wine shop-turned-pizzeria and market opens today in Pineville. The pizzas are Neapolitan-style and topped with a St. Louis cheese blend. 11 am. Menu prices. Details.
Color Me Green 5K Trail Run at Whitewater Center: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run where throughout the course you’ll be pelted with green powder. Participants can choose between a competitive division and a recreational division. Prizes will be awarded to the cleanest AND the greenest racer. 8 a.m. to noon. Details.
St. Patrick’s Day in the Treehouse at Charlotte Beer Garden: Head to Charlotte Beer Garden for a socially distanced St. Patrick’s Day celebration. There will be green beer, Guinness, St. Paddy’s day swag, and more fun surprises. Tickets are purchased by the table and include your 1st beer and a basket of Rueben bites for the table. 10 am to 11 pm. $25 per person. Details.
Uptown Sweat at 408 N Tryon Street: “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.
4th Annual Shamrock Jam at Queen Park Social: Celebrate St. Patty’s Day the Queen Park Social way at the 4th annual Shamrock Jam. There will be live music from Late Night Special and Unknown Artist, games, and drink specials that will have you feeling lucky. Indoor and outdoor service will be available with social-distance precautions. Masks are required unless actively eating or drinking. 11 am. Menu prices. Details.
Shamrock N’ The Village at Ballantyne Village, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way: Blackfinn Ameripub at Ballantyne Village is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration complete with Irish food and drinks, live music, Irish bagpipers, and other festive activities. Noon to 5 pm. $25. Details.
$5 Mimosas at Slingshot South End: On Saturdays and Sundays, Slingshot is offering $5 mimosas with choices of orange juice, grapefruit juice, cranberry, and pineapple juice. 1 pm. $5. Details.
Maker’s Market CLT at Tommy’s Pub Eastway St.: Join Maker’s Market CLT for back-to-back weekends of St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. Shop from 20 local vendors, enjoy live music and traditional food and drinks. March 13 & 20, 2-6 pm. Free. Details.
Carolina Irish Fest, online: Tune in virtually for an evening celebrating the traditions of Irish music, dance, and story-telling. All donations will benefit the Charlotte Irish American Center. 7:30 pm. Free, donations appreciated. Details.
SUNDAY, MARCH 14
67. Cloudy. 15% chance of rain.
Morning Meditation at The Ballantyne Hotel: A meditation specialist will lead you through a transformative journey to reduce anxiety and melt away stress. 9:30-10:30 am. Free. Details.
Besties & Brunch at Optimist Hall: Start your Sunday Funday at Optimist Hall with Besties & Brunch. Select tenants will have brunch menu items and specials. 11 am. Prices vary. 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.
Time Sawyer’s “Sam on Sunday” Livestream: Charlotte-based folk-rock band, Time Sawyer is back for their second installment in the “Sam on Sunday” live stream series. Performances are scheduled twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Sundays and streamed live from The Neighborhood Theatre. 7:30 pm. Free, donations appreciated. Details.
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