Agenda Weekender: 44 things to do including Abari Birthday Party, Wing Fest and OMB Birthday

Agenda Weekender: 44 things to do including Abari Birthday Party, Wing Fest and OMB Birthday
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 Welcome spring with quick rides to awesome events.
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 68. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.
Saturday: 73. Mostly cloudy. 10% chance of rain.
Sunday: 73. Rain. 80% chance of rain.

Friday, March 24


Grand Opening Party – Sam’s Xpress Car Wash at 4603 South Blvd.: They’re giving away their best wash for free all day with free food, music, games and prizes from 12-6 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Glory Days Apparel 1 Year Anniversary Party at VBGB Beer Hall & Garden: Hang out with the Glory Days crew and get some new gear. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.

Silent Disco – Rave the Roof at Rooftop 210: Live music is broadcast and picked up by specially designed wireless headphones worn by the audience. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $24+. Details.

Learn Things

Marketing and Technology, Some Partnership Ideas that Work at Skookum: Blair Primis, VP of Marketing at OrthoCarolina, will be sharing some examples of how marketing can leverage technology, and can even rely on it in some cases to drive marketing results. 12 p.m. Free. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Artstravaganza at Le Meridien: An art auction with live entertainment, benefiting Different Roads Home. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Free-$75. Details.

Charlotte Symphony presents Dvořák Symphony No. 7 at Belk Theater: Fri-Sat: 8 p.m. $19+. Details.


Basketball at Spectrum Center: Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers. 7 p.m. $10+. Details.

Saturday, March 25

Food & Drink

8th Anniversary Party at OMB: Try their Anniversary Alt then enjoy live music and the biergarten. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Block Party presented by SportsLink at Angry Ale’s: 5 kegs of Bud Light, free hot dogs, door prizes and giveaways, and a free corn hole tourney. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Apricot Fest at Sycamore Brewing: Apricot Wheat will be back on tap with live music and a food truck. 1-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Wing Fest at Rooftop 210: Uptown Charlotte’s favorite restaurants compete for the best wings in town; judge each one with beer samples. 2-8 p.m. $20+. Details.

4th Birthday Party at Bulldog Beer and Wine (Dilworth): Expect live music and specialty beers on tap. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.


Support Inclusion Saturday throughout Charlotte: A day to support those who celebrate inclusion opportunities, including inclusive hiring practices, for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Details.

2017 Charlotte Nuv Yug India Fest at The Park Expo and Conference Center: See 150+ traditional Indian groups perform with dance and music, plus expect traditional craft and food vendors and kid activities. Sat-Sun. $6. Details.

Greenway Mimosa Party – Benefitting Time Out Youth at 2114 Greenway Avenue: Cheer on the Elizabeth 8k Road Race then drink bottomless mimosas with a live DJ and lawn games. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Donation. Details.

Opening Day at Carowinds: Be among the first to experience the County Fair and their four new rides; expect prize giveaways and music. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $44+. Details.

American Indian Festival at The Schiele Museum of Natural History: See demos in pottery making, story-telling, drumming, dancing and singing. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Details.

Starving Artist Popup Market at Lenny Boy Brewing: Grab your favorite Kombucha then shop local artisan vendors. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Details.

One Year Birthday at Abari Game Bar: Expect live music, food trucks and local vendors. 2 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Details.

HACKATHONclt at Discovery Place: The biggest developer party anywhere on the East Coast. 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Carolina Music Video Awards at The Underground at The Fillmore: 6-10 p.m. $20. Details.

Learn Things

Fiber Wrapped Jewelry Workshop at McColl Center: Create an original necklace or bracelet using basic fiber wrapping techniques. 1-4 p.m. $40. Details.

Spring Wreath Making at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: 1-3:30 p.m. $55. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Harlem Globetrotters at Halton Arena: Get pumped for their pro moves mixed with comedy and theatrics. 2 & 7 p.m. $25+. Details.

Back Alley Film Series at C3Lab: Join the Charlotte Film Society for their latest movie in the Back Alley Film Series – The Girl With All The Gifts. 7:30-10 p.m. $10. Details.

Back 2 The 80s Festival at Ovens Auditorium: Expect Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Al B. Sure!, Jalil & Ecstasy of Whodini, Hi Five, Force MDs, Big Daddy Kane, Cherrelle and Chubb Rock. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. $86+. Details.


Backyard Gardening Workshop at Wing Haven: A family program to learn about gardening in your own backyard; for ages 10 and below. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $20. Details.

Mad Hatter Tea Party at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Join Sproutycakes Bakery for crafts, games, refreshments and other Wonderland-themed activities. Sat-Sun: 1-2:30 p.m. $35/child. Details.

Mini-Masters Adult/Child Workshop at Mint Museum Randolph: Find fruits and veggies in the art and experiment with fruit and vegetable stamping back in the studio. 1:30-2:45 p.m. $16. Details.


Know Your Craft 5K at Triple C Brewing Company: A fast 5k followed by an after party with music and, of course, Triple C Brewing Company beer. 7:30 a.m. $20-$35. Details.

The New South Trail Marathon at USNWC: The only trail marathon on the Whitewater Race Series calendar. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $50+. Details.

2017 Elizabeth 8K Road Race at Hawthorne Recreation Center: Charlotte’s oldest road race. 8-10 a.m. Free-$35. Details.

Mad Park 5K at Brawley’s Beverage: Be ready for a route complete with serious hills. 8-11 a.m. $10-$30. Details.


Hockey at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Charlotte Checkers vs. Chicago Wolves. 6 p.m. $13+. Details.

Sunday, March 26

Food & Drink

The Oyster Roast at Historic Rosedale Plantation: Oysters will be roasted outside in the true Southern coastal tradition; craft beer and live music included. 2-5 p.m. $50. Details.


Spring Fling Pop Up Shop at Atherton Mill and Market: Expect 30+ artisan and vendors; Not Just Coffee, wine, craft beer and food trucks will be on site, too. 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.

BBQ, Bowties, Brims & Brews at The House of LeMond: The first Dapper Hour of 2017; expect live music, food, drinks and a cigar lounge. 1-6 p.m. Free. Details.

South End Scavenger Hunt throughout South End: Find clues inside assigned bars within 3 hours; 100% goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 2-5 p.m. $60/team. Details.

Art & Entertainment

27th Annual Regional Collegiate Art History Symposium at Mint Museum Randolph: The symposium showcases the research of undergrad students, focusing on artists or works of art represented in The Mint Museum’s permanent collection. 1:30-5 p.m. Details.

Bechtler Ensemble: Slavic Music and the Western World at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: Cellist Tanja Bechtler will be joined by violinist Tatiana Karpova and pianist Emily Urbanek. 6-7:30 p.m. $12. Details.


Boot Camp & Brews at Sycamore Brewing: The first 20 participants get a free Blood Sweat and Beers shirt with your ticket purchase through Eventbrite. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. $10. Details.


Basketball at Spectrum Center: Charlotte Hornets vs. Phoenix Suns. 1 p.m. $10+. Details.

Checkers Pooch Party at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Hockey fans, both two legs and four, are invited to attend the game and see the Checkers take on the Chicago Wolves. 1-4 p.m. $16. Details.

We’re excited for…

7th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival at Charlotte Convention Center: They’ll host independent films, workshops, networking, master classes, and the Red Carpet Vision Awards. $10+. March 30-April 2.

One Woman Sex and The City: A Parody of Love, Friendship and Shoes at Stage Door Theater: Experience all six seasons of Sex and The City during this one woman show. $25. March 30-April 1.

$2 Beer and Bite Day at Lenny Boy Brewing: Choose from 8 different beers then get ready to feast. 3-11 p.m. Free. March 31.

See all the upcoming events here.

Cover photo via QC Independent Radio.

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