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It is officially March, and it is so hard to believe we are coming up on one year since the Coronavirus pandemic shut down everything. Luckily now, with the vaccine becoming more widespread, and cases going down, more and more events are slowly happening.

If you are looking for fun ideas of things to do this weekend, both in person, and virtual, here is a list of some events happening around town this weekend in Charlotte.

(DISCLAIMER: Remember if going out, to follow all CDC guidelines)

 

FRIDAY

 

Virtual Jazz at the Becthler Featuring Frédéric Yonnet

  • French-born, jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet is sure to impress with his musical skills on the harmonica.
  • 7 pm.
  • Free for members; $10 per household for not-yet-members.

 

Gnocchi from Scratch

  • online with SkillPop
  • In this virtual class, culinary instructor and pasta aficionado Emily Trotochaud will walk you through the process of making potato and ricotta gnocchi. Bonus – this lesson doesn’t require any special equipment or ingredients.
  • 5:30-7 pm.
  • $24.

Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday

  • Season Kick-off at 325 McGill Ave. NW Ste. 250
  • Head to Gibson Mill in Concord for the season kick-off of Food Truck Friday. This Friday’s lineup includes Plant 6 Provisions, Carolina Smash Truck, Dumpling Girls, My Sausage Buddy and Cremoso Cheesecake. Masks are required and trucks will be spaced to allow for social distancing.
  • 6-9 pm.
  • Menu pricing.

Artist Talk and Residency Showcase 

  • Goodyear Arts in Camp North End
  • Join Goodyear Arts in celebrating the work of the 2021 Artists-in-Residences, Reuben Bloom, Fred Smith and Nathan Matthews. Masks, social distancing, and capacity limits will be enforced for this in-person event.
  • 5-8 pm.
  • Free.

 

SATURDAY

 

Virtual Pet Adoption

  • CMPD Animal Care and Control hosts a virtual pet adoption for our furry friends who are most in need of new homes.
  • 9-10 a.m.
  • Free.

“Uptown Sweat” 

  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
  • “Uptown Sweat” is a free, all-day fitness event at Victoria Yards in Uptown where workouts are set to a live DJ and led by six of Charlotte’s best fitness instructors.
  • 10 am to 6:30 pm.
  • Free, registration required.

Brewhouse Yoga

  • Devil’s Logic Brewing
  • Ticket includes the class and a beer or kombucha of your choice. Masks are required.
  • Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am.

MAKRS Society Pop-Up 

  • Lenny Boy Brewing
  • Every first Saturday, Lenny Boy Brewing will host a MAKRS Society pop-up market. You can grab a drink and shop local from 20 talented artists and makers. Vendors will be spaced six feet apart to allow for social distancing. Masks are required.
  • 1-5 pm.
  • Free.

Chase the Winter Blues Away Live Music Event 

  • Town Brewing Company
  • Enjoy drinks and live music from local artists Red Dress Amy and Pam Taylor & The Flyin’ V’s. There will also be s’mores kits to roast on the fire pits.
  • 4 pm.
  • Free.

Duke Mansion Dinner Series

  • Enjoy an intimate dining experience at The Duke Mansion with a delicious four-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef, Terrance Kelly. Tables will be spaced to allow for social distancing and masks are required except when actively eating or drinking.
  • 6 pm.
  • $100.

 

SUNDAY

HERstory Virtual Family Day Celebration 

  • Levine Museum of the New South
  • In honor of March being Women’s History Month, join the Levine Museum for a virtual celebration filled with music, historical insights, spoken word poetry and fun visual art activities.
  • 1-2 pm.
  • Free.

‘Rolling with the Homies’ 

  • Queen Park Social
  • Queen Park Social has a Sunday Funday bowling tournament in collaboration with Radical Grove.
  • 1-7 pm.

BeneFEST: A Benefit Concert For Our ‘Tent City’ Neighbors 

  • 1824 Statesville Ave.
  • Head to Camp North End for an afternoon of performances by Charlotte-based musicians and poets to raise funds and collect donations for our displaced and transitional neighbors from Tent City. Items needed include Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer, large trash bags, body soap/wash, deodorant, and socks.
  • Noon to 5:30 pm.
  • Free

 

ALL WEEKEND

“14 to Flatten the Curve” Cocktails at Spindle Bar

  • Spindle Bar is introducing a drink for a good cause. $1 of every “14 to Flatten the Curve” cocktail sold this March will be donated to Hearts Beat as One & Urban Ministry.
  • Daily 11 am to 9 pm.
  • Menu pricing.

 

I Heart Rail Trail 

  • South End
  • “I Heart Rail Trail,” the popular lights installation, is back in South End with six new displays from local artists. The interactive light installations run until March 7 along South End’s Rail Trail from 1100 South plaza to Atherton Mill.
  • Free.

Love, Charlotte Exhibition 

  • 7th Street Public Market
  • Six local artists painted giant love-themed postcards that will be on display outside 7th Street Public Market.
  • Now through March 15.

9th Annual Run Jen Run Virtual 5K

  • Run or walk at your own pace to support Go Jen Go and raise funds for the Survivor Grants program, a program that provides critical financial assistance to local breast cancer survivors to pay household bills.
  • Feb. 27 – Mar. 6.
  • $25-$35 to register.