Agenda Weekender: 46 things to do including Mother Shuckin’ Oyster Roast, Ales for Autism and Goat Yoga

Agenda Weekender: 46 things to do including Mother Shuckin’ Oyster Roast, Ales for Autism and Goat Yoga
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 75. AM thunderstorms. 80% chance of rain.
Saturday: 77. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.
Sunday: 77. Party cloudy. 10% chance of rain.

Friday, March 31

Food & Drink

Friendship Picnic at C3Lab: Friendship Trays will be offering their usual selections of lunch options to benefit their non profit. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Details.

$2 Beer and Bite Day at Lenny Boy Brewing: There will be 8 different beers to choose from. 3-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Drink Beer. Help Kids. at Free Range Brewing: Blind beer tasting and raffles to support children’s cancer research. 6-8 p.m. Details.

The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne – Utah’s Whiskey History with High West Distillery at The Ballantyne Hotel: Reservations are required at 704-248-4100 or stoth@theballantynehotel.com. 6:30 p.m. $65. Details.

Experience

The 5th Annual Charlotte African American Festival at The Carole Hoefener Center: Expect musical performances, art, literature, food, dancers, drummers, a pageant, speakers, vendors and special awards and recognitions. Fri-Sun. Free. Details.

Red Tag Vogue Spring Warehouse Sale at 307-R West Tremont Avenue: Save up to 70% off shoes, resort fashion, accessories, jewelry and athletic apparel; RSVP for the event on Facebook to be automatically entered into the Rebecca Minkoff giveaway. Fri-April 8: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Details.

Festival of the Arts at CPCC: This year’s art festival, Sensoria, is full of artistic displays from all mediums. Fri-April 9. Details.

Martinizing Dry Cleaning and Laundry in Dilworth Grand Opening at 1408 East Blvd: Stop by to enter into their $500 drawing for free dry cleaning, laundry and household items. Fri: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. & Sat: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Grand Opening Party at 7th Street Public Market: Shop a curated collection of goods from over 40 local artisans; expect music, sparkling wine, treats and the chance to win one of 20 items from a CLT Find maker. 4-9 p.m. Free. Details.

No Good Reason Hair Party: Big Blowout at Orange Olive Hair Gallery: Blowouts, blackberry bourbon, snacks and swag bag; secure your spot beforehand. 6-8 p.m. $25. Details.

Ladies Night at Xtend Barre Charlotte: Free mini facials from Beautycounter, free bra fittings with Peach, and natural and organic spray tans from GloBody for $45. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Details.

Charlotte Transgender Day of Visibility 2017 at Goodyear Arts: They’ll have food, music, open mic and video. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Sushi Rolling Classes at Hissho Sushi: 6-8 p.m. $40-$75. Details.

Art & Entertainment

One Woman Sex and The City: A Parody of Love, Friendship and Shoes at Stage Door Theater: Experience all six seasons of the show in one night. Thurs-Sat. $25. Details.

Great American Songbook with Storm Large at Knight Theater: Enjoy classics as The Charlotte Symphony and Pink Martini vocalist Storm Large perform songs from the Great American Songbook. Fri-Sat: 8 p.m. $19+. Details.

7th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival at Charlotte Convention CenterThey’ll host independent films, workshops, networking, master classes and the Red Carpet Vision Awards. Fri-Sun. $10+. Details.

Opening Reception at New Gallery of Modern Art: Get artsy during the opening reception for Andreas Bechtler (yes, the same Bechtler from the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art) and Maja Godlewska’s shows. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Retroactive: Straight 80s & 90s Hip-Hop and R&B at FireWater Charlotte: From new wave to new jack swing, relive your favorite joints from back in the day. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Details.

Sports

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

Saturday, April 1

Food & Drink

Spring Beak Beach Party at Birdsong Brewing Co: Celebrate Paradise City being the first year-round beer to join the Birdsong lineup with tiki torches, beach balls, leis and sand; expect live music and food trucks all day, plus a Paradise City Pop from King of Pops.  12-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Friends and Beerfest: Burgers, Brews and Buds at Legion Brewing: Local brews, live music, food and ice cream. 12-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Beer Me BrewFest at South End StationDrink all the local and regional craft beers you want on National Beer Day with local entertainment and activities. 12:30-5:30 p.m. $25-$50. Details.

Ayrsley Pub Crawl at Ayrsley: Drink specials at 7 bars around Ayrsley; expect free T-shirts for the first 250 crawlers. 2-9 p.m. Free. Details.

4th Annual Ales for Autism at NoDa Brewing Company: Autism Charlotte is bringing together brewery lovers, tastemakers and community champions for an evening of live music, food and brews to benefit local children with autism. 5-9 p.m. $25-$65. Details.

Experience

Midwood Market at Legion Brewing: Expect local craft and food vendors. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Knights Charity Day at OMB: Take pictures with Knights’ Mascot Homer, participate in a raffle and learn about Charlotte Knight Charities. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Details.

One Year Anniversary Pawty at Luck Dog Bark & Brew: Enjoy live music, drink specials, boarding and daycare specials, and giveaways. 12 p.m. Free. Details.

Steven Alan Trunk Show at TABOR: Stop by for free Not Just Coffee cold brew, craft beer, Carolina trivia with prizes (in honor of the tourney), and one-on-one time with the designer himself. 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Voices From The Past at Old Settlers’ Cemetery: 50 actors will tell the stories of Charlotte’s founding fathers, civic leaders, pioneering women and a few interesting characters. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Honey Bees Annual Swimsuit Fashion Show at Rooftop 210: Support your Charlotte HoneyBees as they strut down the runway during this annual event. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

UNC Charlotte Health Graduate Programs Pop-Up at UNC Charlotte: This will showcase over 50 graduate degree and certificate programs with a health focus, health track or health discovery emphasis. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Details.

Kids

Peter and the Wolf at Knight Theater: Students from Charlotte Ballet Academy join the orchestra on stage to present Prokofiev’s classic children’s tale of young Peter’s escapade with a hungry wolf. 11 a.m. $20+. Details.

Fitness

Catawba SwimRun Race at USNWC: Participants will begin the 4-ish mile loop with a run leg through the USNWC’s trail system before jumping into the Catawba River for the first swim leg of the event. 8 a.m. $50+. Details.

4th Annual Race2Educate 5K & Fun Run at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School: Raise money for local students and hang out at the post-race block party with music, free food and inflatables. 8 a.m. $25. Details.

Get Down Dog at The Unknown Brewing Company: Join NC Yoga Bar and THE JAM: CLT for dance and yoga. 1-2:30 p.m. $12. Details.

Charlotte Walk to Defeat ALS® at Symphony Park: A family-friendly event featuring a two-mile walk, music and food, all to defeat ALS. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Details.

Charlotte Brain Tumor Race at Romare Bearden Park: Walk or race a 5k or 10k. 9-11 a.m. Details.

Tour De Blaze – WestEnd + Uptown at Blue Blaze Brewing: Go on a bike ride to Draught, Flight, Queen City Q, Rhino Market & Deli and Pinky’s Westside Grill; each stop will feature one of their brews. 1:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Sports

American Flat Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway: American Flat Track is considered one of the most prestigious and competitive form of dirt track racing in the world. 6:30-10 p.m. $35. Details.

Sunday, April 2

Food & Drink

1st Annual #CLTbeer Uptown Craft Crawl: Participating locations include Brixx Pizza, Cowbell Burger & Whiskey Bar, Flight, Ri Ra and Valhalla Pub & Eatery. 12-5 p.m. Details.

Mother Shuckin’ Oyster Roast at NoDa Brewing CompanyThey’ll have beer by the glass and oysters by the single oyster, bucket or all you can eat. 1-6 p.m. Details.

Experience

April Front Porch Sundays Kickoff at Sycamore Brewing: Shop 50 local businesses, drink beer, listen to live music, and grab a bite from one of the onsite food trucks. 12-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Canines & Crafts for a Cause at Sugar Creek Brewing: Raise money for the the Humane Society of Charlotte by making DIY toys for $10 and taking photos with your pup for $5. 12-4 p.m. Details.

Easter Bunny Pictures and Bake Sale At Dog Bar at Dog Bar: Get pictures with the Easter bunny and enjoy the bake sale. 1-6 p.m. Details.

Art & Entertainment

Music and Museum at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art: In between making her debuts at Ravinia in Chicago and in New York, the young Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova will make her Music and Museum debut. 4 p.m. $80. Details.

Fitness

Goat Yoga at Wish We Had Acres: Get in some good stretches, take in the fresh air and snuggle their adorable baby goats. 5-6 p.m. $10. Details.

We’re excited for…

Bacon Bash at The Unknown Brewing Co: They’ll be brewing 10 beers infused with bacon and pairing it with bacon-filled food. 4-10 p.m. Free. April 6.

Craft Freedom Festival at OMB: Celebrate craft beer with samples from 11 breweries around town and live music; ticket includes admission and a celebratory glass. 6-9 p.m. $30. April 7.

Wanderlust at Romare Bearden Park: A 5k run, guided yoga and a meditation session, followed by lunch and local yoga, hooping and meditation classes. 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $21-$45. April 8.

See all the upcoming events here.

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