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Can you believe it snowed this week? The good news is, the weather this weekend is supposed to be sunny and in the 50’s. Perfect weather if you’re wanting to get out and about. Not to mention, there are plenty of things to do around town this weekend. Here are some events going on around town:

 

FRIDAY

Angeline’s Pinots of the World Wine Dinner

  • 303 South Church St.
  • Your ticket covers a five-course dinner, five wine pairings, and gratuity.
  • 7-10 p.m.
  • $150.

Hot Glass Alley Open Demonstration Night

  • 438 Atando Ave.
  • See the artists create their hot glass works of art while sipping on wine, beer, etc.
  • 6-9 p.m.
  • Free

So You Think You Can Bark

  • Knight Theater
  • Pets are taking the stage and will be performing a routine of tricks. All event proceeds benefit Stand For Animals, a nonprofit veterinary clinic.
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $21.11.

Marc Anthony

  • Spectrum Center
  • 8 p.m.
  • $64+.

Queens Gone Wild! Mardi Gras Drag Show

  • Rooftop 210
  • See a Mardi Gras-themed drag show, led by the queen of Charlotte, Buff Faye. There will be plenty of drinks, dancing, and Mardi beads to go around.
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • $5-$20

SATURDAY

Ilegal Mezcal Tasting

  • Dot Dot Dot
  • $40 covers small bites from Tacos El Nevado and tastings of Mezcal.
  • 3-4:30 p.m.
  • $40.

2020 Winter Beer Fest

  • Lucky Dog
  • Ten breweries are bringing their best brews, and your $20 entry gets you unlimited 9-ounce samplings.
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $20 in advance, $30 at the door.

ABBA The Concert

  • Ovens Auditorium
  • 8 p.m.
  • $34-$64

Mardi Gras Bike Parade

  • The Plaza
  • Dress yourself and your bike in Mardi Gras-themed gear for a loop around The Plaza, and stick around for a party at Holy Trinity afterward. If you live in The Plaza, feel free to party on your yard and cheer on the bikers.
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free.

Mardi Gras Celebration

  • Sycamore
  • Expect beer, food by Bayou Betty and Caribbean Buzz Food Truck, and live music.
  • Noon to 11 p.m.
  • Free.

2020 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Charlotte

  • First Ward Park
  • Opt for the 5K or 15K, if you’re feeling extra ambitious. There will be various sweet stations along the course, and you get a cup of hot cocoa with other treats at the end. The race benefits Make-A-Wish.
  • 7 a.m.
  • $49-$74.

Hornets vs BKN: Miles Bridges Bobblehead Night

  • Spectrum Center
  • The Hornets are taking on the Brooklyn Nets, and the first 7,500 fans will get a free Miles Bridges bobblehead.
  • 7 p.m.
  • $18+

SUNDAY

CLT Donut Festival

  • Norfolk Hall – 2905 Griffith St.
  • The sweetest festival around, the inaugural CLT Donut Festival features the cities best donuts, and coffee, juice, smoothies, and more. Expect music, games, and vendors, too. Note: VIP tickets include alcohol.
  • Noon to 4 p.m.
  • $20-$37.50

Fat Sunday

  • Brewers at 4001 Yancey
  • $15 gets you a pound of the boil (crawfish, sausage, corn, and potatoes) and a King Cake cupcake. They’ll also have Hurricane specials, beer specials, a jazz band, and masks and beads.
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • Free.

Wedding Showcase

  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Discover some of the area’s best wedding vendors at the Garden’s annual Wedding Showcase. Talk with 35 vendors including photographers, planners, DJs, bakeries, and other services. Also learn more about hosting a wedding in the garden.
  • Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Free for Brides & Grooms or with GA.

Recovery Drag Brunch for Equality

  • Letty’s on Shamrock
  • Support the Human Rights Campaign and treat yourself to brunch and a drag show.
  • 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • $25.

Spring Clothing Swap 

  • Moxie Mercantile
  •  If you donate five items, you can bring home five items, bring 10, get 10, etc. If you don’t have anything to donate, a $5 donation gets you five items of clothing.
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Donations.