Agenda Weekender: 27 things to do this weekend (March 11 – 13)

Agenda Weekender: 27 things to do this weekend (March 11 – 13)
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Food and drink

Food Truck Friday opens the season at Sycamore Brewing: They are scaling back the original plans but will still have four trucks onsite. Friday, 3/11


Craft Freedom Launch Party at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: Craft Freedom is an initiative trying to change the NC law that restricts breweries from distributing their own beer after they’ve reached a certain threshold. OMB, NoDa and other local breweries will be pouring during the event to show their support for Craft FreedomFriday, 3/11 at 6 p.m.

South End Craft CrawlSpecial tappings each hour at 12 different breweries and beer shops throughout the day beginning at noon. Two trollies will be running to help you get around. Free – register hereSaturday, 3/12

Breakfast in Heaven release at Lenny Boy Brewing: Try this organic breakfast stout or the “What-a-Pear” Kombucha, which will be returning to their tap room. Live music for Natty Boh Duo from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 3/12

Earl’s Grocery Mixology Lab with Bob Peters: Learn about Muddy River Rum from the owners/operators then Bob will teach some simple ways to make cocktails with their different rums. Starts at 2:30 p.m. but get there early to get a seat. Saturday, 3/12 



In the NIC of Time at The Fillmore: Fundraiser benefitting the NICN at Levine Children’s Hospital and Charlotte Fetal Care Center. TicketsFriday, 3/11

Swing Dance Party at Free Range Brewing: Get a quick lesson from Gotta Swing Charlotte at 7 p.m. and then dance the night away. Enjoy a soda or float from Hart’s Soda Shop. $5 at the door. Friday, 3/11

Children’s Backyard Gardening Workshop at Wing Haven Gardens: Learn how to build your own garden beds, prepare soil and what to plant at 10 a.m. Chopt will be onsite providing demonstrations and samples. Register in advance – $10 for members and $12 for non members. Saturday, 3/12


@winghaven_ via Instagram

Learn to ride a bike at the outdoor track at Marion Diehl Recreation Center: Free lessons will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No advanced registration necessary. Trips for Kids Charlotte will have extra bikes there for those who do not own one. Saturday, 3/12

Intro to 3D Printing at Discovery Place: Learn about how a 3D printer works, see one in action and try some programming for yourself from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, 3/12

Green River Revival at the U.S. National Whitewater Center: Live music starts at noon, the river turns green at 1 p.m. and a cornhole tournament starts at 2 p.m. Spend the afternoon outside. Saturday, 3/12


Photo via the USNWC

Rich & Bennett’s 16th Annual St. Patricks Day Pub Crawl in Uptown: The world’s largest pub crawl. Ticket options hereSaturday, 3/12


Photo via Facebook

Shamrock Stroll on MontfordIf you don’t want to battle the crowds at the uptown bar crawl, head over the Montford starting at 2:30 p.m. Participating bars include Angry Ale’s, Southside, Brazwells, Roasting Co and Maverick Rock Taco. $10 in advance or $15 at the door gets you drink specials and giveaways throughout the night. Saturday, 3/12

The Fundamentals of Hip Hop workshop at Spirit Square: This free workshop takes place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 3/12

St. Patrick’s Day party at Treehouse Vineyards: Live music, food and Treehouse wine from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $10 Irish dinner will benefit Carolina Big Hearts and Big Barks Rescue. $5 in advance or $8 at the door (call to order 704-283-4208). Saturday, 3/12

St. Jude Evening of Hope in the Urban Garden Uptown: Fundraiser will feature celebrity chefs, music, live and silent auction and a speaker from St. Jude beginning at 7 p.m. $250 for individuals and $400 for couples – tickets. Saturday, 3/12

The Arts

Psychedelic Paint Party at the Charlotte Art League: Live music, oil painting and drinks from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission, paint, easels and brushes – just pay for your drinks and canvas. Friday, 3/11

Little Mermaid presented by The Charlotte Ballet opens. Performances run until March 20. TicketsFriday, 3/11

Coffee and Conversation with artist Robert Kushner at Jerald Melberg Gallery: Kushner’s work can be found at the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art and others. Meet Kushner and enjoy a cup of coffee from 11 a.m. to noon. Saturday, 3/12

Open Studio Saturday at the McColl Center from noon to 4 p.m. Free – registration recommended. Saturday, 3/12

HeARTbeat presented by Playing for Others: Event honors 12 local nonprofits through music, dance, slam poetry and visual arts. Performance starts at 7 p.m. $20 for adults and $10 for under 18 – tickets. Saturday, 3/12

Charlotte Symphony Pops presents Boyz II Men at Belk Theater at 8 p.m. $50+ tickets. Saturday, 3/12

Sunday Fun Day at the Mint Museum Uptown: Family-friendly art projects, gallery visits, artist demos and yoga from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. $8 for adults and free for children. Sunday, 3/13


Color Me Green 5K Color Run: Untimed trail race at the U.S. National Whitewater Center beginning at 10 a.m. Wear white – awards will be given to the cleanest and greenest. RegisterSaturday, 3/12

Wellness Seminar with Liz Hilliard: The owner and creator of Hilliard Studio Method will share her tips on how to rev up your metabolism in this hour long session beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sign up hereSaturday, 3/12


@hilliardstudiomethod via Instagram


Basketball: The Hornets host Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m. on Friday (tickets) and the Houston Rockets at 7 p.m. on Saturday (tickets).

Hockey: The Checkers host the Rockford Icehogs on Saturday at 7 p.m. (tickets) and Sunday at 1 p.m. (tickets). Stick around after the Sunday game for “Salute to Heroes” charity hockey game. The Police/Sheriff team will take on the Fire/Medic team.

Cover image via Facebook

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