Weekender: 29 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including a donut festival and an art crawl

Weekender: 29 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including a donut festival and an art crawl

Donut festival at Suffolk Punch Brewing. Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios Charlotte

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FRIDAY, March 3

77. PM Thunderstorms. 80% chance of rain.

StudioWorks Open House at Studio Works Gallery: View original art pieces as part of South End’s First Friday Gallery Crawl. Free. 5-8pm. Details

Comedy Showcase at Common Market: Laugh the night away with a list of rotating comedians while you enjoy Common Market’s late-night menu every first Friday of the month. Free. 8pm. Details

Live Music at The Wine Loft: Unwind from the week with live music and a glass of wine. Prices vary. 9pm. Details

Live Music Series at 401 Social: Kick off the weekend with live music from Brett Milstead while you enjoy craft cocktails and shareable plates. Prices vary. 7-10pm. Details

Be Kind, Rewind: 90s Movie Series at Camp North End: Grab the homies, a chair and a cozy blanket to watch “Wayne’s World” during this winter blockbuster movie series. Free. 7:30-10pm. Details

Music at Goodyear Arts: Vibe to tunes from Tierney Tough and Lizzie Trouble. Free. 6-9pm. Details

The Morning Pages: Live Art Exhibit at Way Ward: Watch a live art exhibition that showcases the process of a project from start to finish. $5. 6:30-8:30pm. Details

Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic: Cheer on the Charlotte Hornets as they take on the Orlando Magic. $16-$385. 7pm. Details

Live music at the Pauline Tea Bar Apothecary: Vibe to sounds from award-winning songwriter and recording artist Dennis Reed while you sip on tea and enjoy light bites. $10. 6-8pm. Details


70. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.


Charlotte’s Dog Jog at McAlpine Creek Park: Walk, jog or run in a family- and fur-friendly 5K. $30-35. 11am. Details

Gilde Brewery Anniversary Party at Gilde Brewery – Southend: Celebrate Glide’s anniversary by dressing up in Renaissance gear for a costume contest plus enjoy live music, games, prizes, authentic German beer and German food. Free. 11am-10pm. Details

South End Farmer’s Market at Atherton Mill: Shop for locally sourced produce and other grocery items before exploring South End’s neighborhood. Free. 8am-1pm. Details

Live Music at Amos’: Vibe to rock music from Mac Saturn. $15-$18. 7pm. Details

Sweat & Shop with Hustle House at Allbirds: Enjoy a total body workout from a certified personal trainer. $10. 9am-10am. Details

Winter Market at Uptown: Grocery shop for locally sourced items. Prices vary. 10am-12pm. Details

Chalk the Raceway at Boileryard: Draw with chalk along the sidewalk of the Raceway building. Free. 9am-12pm. Details

Potions & Pixels at Keswick: Play a variety of board games for all ages and skill levels. Free. 12-3pm. Details

The Sneaker Exit at the Charlotte Convention Center: Check out the city’s sneaker culture with a chance to buy, sell and trade footwear, clothing and accessories. $25. 1-7pm. Details

2023 NC Water For People Benefit Concert at Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts: Enjoy live music from three bands. Proceeds benefit Water For People’s mission to provide communities with lasting access to clean water and sanitation services. $18-$20. 6-11pm. Details

Resilience Art Class at Pauline Tea Bar Apothecary: Enjoy tea and a guided class by artist Cathy Hasty. $15. 11am-12:15pm. Details

Mad Miles at Elizabeth Park: Walk, run or jog a two-mile route before celebrating a good workout with music from a live DJ. Free. 10am. Details

SUNDAY, March 5

65. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.


3rd CLT Donut Festival at The Suffolk Punch: Give in to your sweet tooth. Enjoy treats from local vendors, live music and cocktails. $26-$84. 1-5pm. Details

Vibras Sunday at Broken Promises: Vibe to music and enjoy food during this Latin-themed day party. Free. 2-8pm. Details

Yoga on the Rooftop at Harvey B Gantt Center: Wind down with yoga while you enjoy rooftop views. $10. 12:30-1:30pm. Details

Heist Brewery Sunday Brunch at Heist Brewery: Enjoy a buffet-style brunch, drink specials and a live DJ. Free. 10am-2pm. Details

The Toxic Brunch at Cloud South End: Enjoy music from a live DJ, brunch and hookah. Free. 12-4pm. Details

Live music at The Warmack: Vibe to jazz notes from a live band every Sunday. Free. 7-10pm. Details

VAPAversary at The VAPA Center: Celebrate VAPA’s anniversary with a day of art, music, live performances, activities for children and food trucks. Free. 12-9:30pm. Details

Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email [email protected].

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