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Charlotte is going through a bizarre cold front this weekend, with temperatures getting down to the 40s at night, but that’s not going to stop us from enjoying our weekend.

This week has been quite the doozy for me, so I am definitely excited to relax this weekend. If you’re itching for something fun to do this weekend, here is a list of some events going on around town you can check out.

DISCLAIMER: Please remember to wear your mask, and follow CDC guidelines to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

FRIDAY

 

Street Tacos from Scratch

  • Online with SkillPop
  • Learn how to make one of the trendiest Mexican street tacos on the internet, the quesa birria taco. Chef Rosana will guide you step-by-step through the process of making these flavorful street tacos from scratch.
  • 5:30-7pm.
  • $20.

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers 

  • Lenny Boy Brewing at 3000 South Tryon St.
  • The Indie Fest Spring Series continues at Lenny Boy Brewing as rock band Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers takes the stage.
  • Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm.
  • $30+

 

Ballantyne Movie Night 

  • 14120 Ballantyne Corporate Place
  • An outdoor screening of The Lion King (2019). Pre-order dinner from a special event menu by 9pm on April 22, and choose a time between 6:30 and 8pm to pick up your order from TRUE Crafted Pizza.
  • 6-10pm.
  • $30 per vehicle.

Covered Tracks: An Outdoor Murder Mystery 

  • Camp North End 300 Camp Road
  • Travel back in time to solve the murder of a technology titan in this immersive, outdoor experience hosted by Theater Charlotte. You and a small group of investigators will hear suspects’ testimonies, gather clues and hold your own interrogations. Groups can be booked for six to eight people.
  • 6:30pm & 8:30pm.
  • $25.

SATURDAY

Uptown Farmers Market 

  • 300 S. Davidson St.
  •  8am to 12:30pm.

Keep Midtown Beautiful 

  • 1111 Metropolitan Ave.
  • Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering to help pick up garbage along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and Kenilworth Ave. All participants will receive an appreciation gift bag.
  • 10am to noon.
  • Free

Pet Palooza Virtual Walk

  • Support the Humane Society of Charlotte by participating in this virtual fundraising walk. Walk one mile with your friends, family, neighbors, and pups then share your photos using the hashtag #PetPaloozaRerouted.
  • 10am.
  • Free.

Charlotte Girl Tribe Pop-Up 

  • Charlotte Convention Center 501 South College St
  • Shop from a curated collection of 100+ women-led businesses at this one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Vendors include boutiques, clothing designers, jewelers, artists and makers. General admission is $5, but if you’re feeling extra special, you can opt for a VIP ticket to gain early access, discounts from every vendor, and a special swag bag full of goodies.
  • April 24 & 25, 8am to 5pm.
  • 5$-$25.

Breathe + Bubbly

  • A Pop-Up Yoga Event at 2215 Thrift Road, Suite B
  •  a 45-minute outdoor yoga class, plus post-workout seltzers and snacks. There will also be “experience stations” featuring various local vendors with items to try. Bring a mat.
  • 11am to 12:30pm.
  • $22-$55.

Queen’s Cup Steeplechase

  • Livestream Event
  • tune in virtually to watch some of the most athletic thoroughbred horses race at speeds of up to 30 mph. The race will be live-streamed from Mineral Springs.
  • 12:15pm.
  • Free.

Protagonist Plant Swap with Verde Tribe

  • 227 Southside Drive
  • All healthy potted plants or rooted cuttings are welcome, just be sure to label the type of plant. Verde Tribe will be on-site with handmade pots and a repotting station to get your new plant ready for its new home. All proceeds will be donated to a local charity.
  • 12:30-3pm.
  • $5.

Walking On A Dream Indie Dance & Indie Rock Party

  • 2433 South Blvd.
  • The Music Yard will have Indie Rock and Indie Dance music favorites from artists like Tame Impala, Empire of the Sun, MGMT and Passion Pit.
  • 5-10pm.
  • $35

SUNDAY

VTGCLT Chroma Grand Opening 

  • 1701 N. Graham St. Ste. 114
  • Support local and regional vendors at Camp North End’s newest pop-up shop VTGCLT Chroma. This clothing and accessory-focused pop-up shop has all kinds of vintage and handmade finds.
  • Fridays and Saturdays, 11am to 8pm, Sundays 11am to 5pm.
  • Free

 

Community Grief Ritual Virtual Event

  •  Healer, dancer and entrepreneur Bernadette Pleasant will be leading the ritual.
  • 4-5:30pm. Free, donations welcome

Counterculture Club Outdoor Yoga Series 

  • Camp North End
  • Join Counterculture Club Yoga in the Boileryard at Camp North End for a rejuvenating yoga flow, fit for all levels.
  • 10am.
  • $10.

Music in the Gardens 

  • 400 Hermitage Road
  • The Duke Mansion hosts The Bechtler Ensemble in the gardens to play string quartet arrangements of The Beatles, contemporary composer Golijov and ancient Chinese folk tunes. Bring your own chair.
  • 4-5pm.
  • $35 per person.

Building Charlotte, 1990s to Today Virtual Event

  • Join community historian, Dr. Tom Hanchett for a virtual tour exploring how Charlotte’s “built environment” has changed from the 1990s to today and how women helped lead that transformation.
  • 3-4:30pm.
  • Free, registration required.

ALL WEEKEND

Black Restaurant Week

  • Black Restaurant Week is making its inaugural visit to the Queen City. This event celebrates the flavors of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisine by highlighting black restaurants, food trucks and bakeries.
  • April 23-May 2.
  • Prices vary.