Mar 9, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 33 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including a festival and parade

Whitewater Center Green River Revival. Photo: Courtesy of Whitewater Center

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FRIDAY, March 10

54. AM Showers. 70% chance of rain.

Glow Yoga at Resident Culture South End: Enjoy a drop-sound yoga flow as you glow in the dark from water-based glow body paint (non-toxic), glow sticks, temporary tattoos and glow rings. $25. 7-10pm. Details

Come From Away at Belk Theater: Watch Broadway’s award-winning musical about the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland. $25. Times vary. Details

Taylor Swift Dance Party at Blackbox Theater: Sing your heart out to Taylor Swift’s extensive catalog of music on the dance floor. $20. 8pm. Details

Live Music at The Music Yard: Vibe to tech house music from Maya Jane Coles. $25-$350. 6pm. Details

Live Music at The Wine Loft: Unwind from the long week with a glass of wine and live music. Free. 9pm. Details

Live Music at Amos’: Rock out to live music from the Las Vegas hard rock band Adelitas Way. $23. 7pm. Details

Savor Charlotte: A Crafted Culinary Experience at Multiple Locations: Take hands-on classes from local chefs and enjoy exclusive menus and special offers from local restaurants. Prices vary. Times vary. Details

Be Kind, Rewind: 90s Movie Series at Camp North End: Grab the homies, a chair or a cozy blanket to watch “White Men Can’t Jump” during this winter blockbuster movie series. Free. 7:30pm. Details

New Edition: Legacy Tour at Spectrum Center: Vibe to R&B classics from New Edition, Keith Sweat and Guy. $59.50-$399. 7:30pm. Details

Key Glock – Glockoma Tour at the Filmore: Enjoy a live concert from Memphis rapper and songwriter Key Glock as he makes his tour stop in Charlotte. $61-$189. 8pm. Details

Club 90s Presents Bad Bunny Night at The Undergroud: Kickstart the weekend with a night filled with Bad Bunny songs. $9-$18. 9pm. Details

Food Truck Friday at Noda Brewing: Eat from local food trucks like OooWee BBQ, Poppy Cox and Tacos el Flacko as you listen to music from a live DJ. Free. 5-9pm. Details

SATURDAY, March 11

58. Partly cloudy. 10% chance of rain.

Funkin’ 5 Anniversary Party at Divine Barrel Brewing: Celebrate 5 years of Divine Barrel Brewing with 5 special collaborative beers, live music, food trucks and professional wrestling. Free. 12pm. Details

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl at Uptown and South End: Hop around to multiple bars with plenty of DJs, Food Trucks, and exclusive Pub Crawl swag. $20-$30. 12pm. Details

Metropolitan Market at Metropolitan: Shop from an open-air market featuring local businesses with one-of-a-kind products ranging from home decor to jewelry. Free. 10am-4pm. Details

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade at Tryon & 9th St.: Join thousands of spectators to watch colorful floats, pipe bands, dance groups, cheerleaders, police, and fire unions parade through the streets of Uptown. Free. 11am-1pm. Details

Saint Patrick’s Day Festival at Tryon & 3rd St.: Enjoy live Irish music, dance performances, pipe and drum bands, food vendors plus family-friendly activites. Free. 10am-6pm. 

Story time at Archive CLT: Take the kids to enjoy a reading from children’s book author Derrin Gleaton. Free. 11am-12pm. Details

Soul Healing Music Circle at Pauline Tea Bar Apothecary: Relax to soul-healing music with a cup of tea. $15. 11am-12pm. Details

Official St. Patrick’s Bar Crawl Charlotte at Tattoz & Booze: Visit multiple Uptown clubs and bars offering exclusive deals and discounts. $15-$40. 11am-9pm. Details

Charlotte Roller Derby Shamrock Smash at Grady Cole Center: Watch a competitive roller derby with Lucky Harms taking the track against Zero Lucks Given. $10-$18. 3-9pm. Details

Youth Interactive Art Exhibit at Camp North End: Take the kids to view and discuss interactive art. $8. 2-8pm. Details

Breathe Ink Open Mic at Goodyear Arts: Showcase your talent or support others as they take to the stage. Free. 4-6pm. Details

10th Annual Notorious B.I.G. x Bad Boy Tribute at Amnesia: Celebrate a tribute to Notorious B.I.G. x Bad Boy with a DJ set from Chief Rocka Aking and The Mighty DJ DR. $20-$350. 9pm-3am. Details

Charlotte Hornets vs. Utah Jazz at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Charlotte Hornets as they take on the Utah Jazz. $18-$595. 7pm. Details

K-pop Club Night at The Underground: Dance to K-pop music all night long. $25-$55. 9pm. Details

Charlotte FC vs. Atlanta United FC at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on Charlotte FC as they take on Atlanta United FC. $45-$224. 12pm. Details

Green River Revival at Whitewater Center: Kick off spring festivities with rafting along transformed green river, Color Me Green 5K Trail Run and enjoy live music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Prices vary. 9am-5pm. Details

SUNDAY, March 12

55. Scattered showers. 30% chance of rain.

Tara Brown’s Clean Comedy Brunch Show at Comedy Zone: Laugh the day away at a set of jokes from Tara Brown. $10-$15. 3:30pm. Details

Girl Tribe Pop Up Block Party at The Ruth: Shop from local women-led businesses offering jewelry and artistic finds. $5-$15. 10am-5pm. Details

HERstory at VAPA Center: Celebrate Women’s History Month with arts & crafts, music, storytime and historical insights. Free. 12-4pm. Details

Classic Black Cinema Series at Harvey B Gantt Center: Watch the 1973 film Coffy” to witness the rich history of Black filmmaking. Free. 2pm. Details

Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers at Spectrum Center: Watch the Charlotte Hornets take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. $16-$525. 5pm. Details

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