Mar 15, 2021 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 17 things to do this week in the Queen City

green glittery beer from Charlotte Beer Garden

green glittery beer from Charlotte Beer Garden


St. Patrick’s Day Week at The Workman’s Friend:

1531 Central Avenue | March 13-20 | Price varies | Details 

Why you should go: The Workman’s Friend is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all weeklong with Irish food, live music, dance performances and festive freebies.

Charlotte Annual Budget Community Input Survey

Online | Ends today | Free | Details

Why you should participate: Today is the last day to participate in Charlotte’s annual budget survey. Charlotte City Leaders want to hear from you regarding how the city should prioritize its funding with the city budget.

Tone & Tap at Protagonist LoSo

227 Southside Dr. Unit A | 6-7pm | $5 | Details

Why you should go: For $5 you can enjoy a personal trainer-led workout class and a post-workout cold one.


St. Patrick’s Day with Krispy Kreme

Various locations | March 16 & 17 | Free | Details

Why you should go: Wear green on March 16th and 17th, and get a free O’riginal Glazed green doughnut! There will also be four new doughnuts in Krispy Kreme’s “Luck O’ The Doughnuts” collection available for purchase.

Taco Tuesday at Noble Smoke

2216 Freedom Dr. | Tuesdays | $48 | Details 

Why you should go: Bring home a DIY taco kit with 16 house-made tortillas, 1.5 pounds of meat (choose from smoked brisket, pork, or chicken), Cotija cheese, pico de gallo, radish, sour cream, and fresh limes.

Random Acts of Happiness Day at Harriet’s Hamburgers

Optimist Hall, 1115 N Brevard St. | Tuesdays | Menu Pricing | Details

Why you should go: As part of their weekly Random Acts of Happiness day, Harriet’s Hamburgers is giving away a free meal to a random guest — no matter how big or small their order is, every Tuesday.

Get Started Running with SkillPop

Virtual | 5:30-7pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: By the time the weather fully warms up, you can hit the ground running with the knowledge, tips, and takeaways from this virtual workshop. Brian Mister, Race Director of Around the Crown 10k, will cover running basics, including goal setting, greenway etiquette, and starter gear to keep you comfortable on the road or trails.

Greek Baking at Sweet Spot Studio

4418 Monroe Rd. Ste. C | 6:30pm | $65 | Details 

Why you should go: In this Greek-focused baking class, you’ll learn the steps in making baklava and savory spanakopita.

Watercolor Hydrangea Workshop with SkillPop

Online | 7-8:30pm | $20 | Details 

Why you should go: With spring being just around the corner, get into the spirit of florals and color with this online watercolor hydrangeas class.


St. Patrick’s Day at Great Wagon Road Distilling NoDa

610 Anderson St. | 7am | Free | Details

Why you should go: The St. Patty’s Day festivities are starting bright and early at GWR NoDa. Throughout the day there will be a live stream of the St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin, Ireland, bagpipers, Irish dancers, and beer and cocktail specials.

St. Patrick’s Day at Spindle Bar

Optimist Hall, 1115 N Brevard St. | 11am to 9pm | $10-$12 | Details 

Why you should go: It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Spindle Bar has some drink specials that will have you feeling lucky. Specials run Wednesday through Sunday, and cocktails can be ordered to-go.

St. Patrick’s Day at Midwood Smokehouse

Various locations | 11am to 9pm | Menu prices | Details 

Why you should go: Stop by one of Midwood Smokehouse’s five Charlotte locations for a smoked corned beef plate with cabbage just in time for St. Patty’s Day.


Immersive Van Gogh Tickets Go on Sale

Online | 10am | $39.99 for adults, $24.99 for children | Details

Why you should go: The exhibit will showcase over 500,000 cubic feet of projections and animated brushstrokes, allowing you to step into Van Gogh’s famous works like Sunflowers and The Starry Night.

[Read more: Immersive Van Gogh art show arrives in Charlotte this June]

Keswick Kids Night at Camp North End

1824 Statesville Avenue | Thursdays | Menu pricing | Details 

Why you should go: On Thursdays in March, the food stalls at Camp North End will offer special kid-friendly items. Hours vary so check each restaurant for their hours.

Queen City Streams Series: Jim Sharkey

 Online | 7 pm | Free, $10 donation appreciated | Details

Why you should attend: Tune in virtually to hear singer, songwriter Jim Sharkey perform live from Neighborhood Theatre.


Food Truck Friday Pop-up Market at Armored Cow Brewing Co.

8821 JW Clay Blvd #1 | Fridays, 5-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Shop from local artists and vendors while you enjoy food from a rotating list of food trucks and your favorite brews from Armored Cow.

SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam

Spirit Square, 345 N College St./Livestream | 8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Spirit Square for SlamCharlotte’s monthly Poetry Slam. The event will also be live-streamed on Blumenthal’s Facebook page.

Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our newsletters’ Classifieds section. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email [email protected].


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