Mar 23, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 32 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including live music and roller skating

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FRIDAY, March 24 

84. Mostly sunny. 30% chance of rain.

Legally Blonde – The Musical at Ovens Auditorium: Watch the Broadway musical of Legally Blonde, a story about a woman’s journey from a UCLA sorority to the Harvard criminal justice department. $25-$119. Times vary. Details

Science on the Rocks at Discovery Place Science: Participate in hands-on labs, view a science show, grab a cocktail and encounter an animal. $18-$22. 6-10pm. Details

Digital Arts Studio Grand Opening Weekend at Harvey B. Gantt Center: Celebrate the grand opening weekend of a new Digital Arts Studio that combines physical and digital art experiences. Free. Times vary. Details

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

Live Music at Amos’: Vibe to rock sounds from the band Tell Me Lies – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Experience. $15-$18. 8:30pm. Details

Art After Dark: The Phygital Funk at Harvey B Gantt Center: Enjoy a panel discussion about digital art, an NFT kiosk, live music and a metaverse DJ. Free. 6-10pm. Details

90s Movie Series at Camp North End: Grab the homies, a chair or a cozy blanket to watch “The Best Man” during this blockbuster movie series. Free. 7:30pm. Details

Ladyfest 2023 at Goodyear Arts: Check out the annual festival that showcases the performance and film works of female and femme-identifying artists. Free. 7:30pm-9pm. Details

SATURDAY, March 25 

78. Scattered Showers. 70% chance of rain.

Communication Counts 5k at McAlpine Creek Park: Run a 5k to receive a T-shirt and medal. Proceeds go toward providing access to speech-language and hearing services. $10-$45. 9am. Details

Rhythm India at Knight Theater: Experience a Bollywood-style dance performance to rhythmic music. $25-$59.50. 8pm. Details

Pink Tie AfFAIR at Legion West Morehead: Enjoy a bounce house, dunk tank, carnival games, live music and goat yoga. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s fight against breast cancer. Free. 3-7pm. Details

Annual Oyster Roast at Birdsong Brewing: Eat steamed oysters to support the local non-profit Time Out Youth. $30. 1-4pm. Details

Front Porch Fest at Resident Culture: Shop from 35+ local vendors plus enjoy cocktails, food and music from a live DJ. Prices vary. 12-5pm. Details

Off the Rails at Trolley Barn: Enjoy signature cocktails and music from a live DJ from Thursday to Saturday. Free. 10pm-12am. Details

Sorority Skate Party at QC Soundstage: Skate to music from a live DJ plus enjoy food and drinks. $17. 8pm-1am. Details

Music Time with Laura Doherty at Boileryard: Take the kids to enjoy a musical performance including puppetry and folk-pop tunes. Free. 10:30-11:15am. Details

Potions & Pixels at Keswick: Play a variety of board games for all ages and skill levels. Free. 12-3pm. Details

Charlotte FC vs. New York Red Bulls at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on Charlotte FC as they play against the New York Red Bulls. $33-$140. 7:30pm. Details

Spring Awakening Charity Drag Brunch at The Artisan’s Palate: Bring your friends to enjoy a shareable brunch and cocktails during the drag show. Proceeds benefit Carolina Breast Friends. $23. 11:30am-1pm. Details

Basement Hacker’s Open at 1018 Jay St.: Wheelhouse and the Charlotte Monroe Table Tennis Club will host a table tennis tournament benefiting Dream on 3, a locally-based nonprofit providing kids with life-altering conditions the opportunity to live out their ultimate sports dreams. Free. 9am-4pm. Details

The Whole Enchilada Mtb Race at U.S. National Whitewater Center: Mountain bike through a 22 to 41-mile course and celebrate at the taco bar. $50-$70. 8am-3pm. Details

Yoga at Archive: Enjoy a hour yoga flow led by Cassandra Cureton. $15. 8am-9am. Details

5 Year Anniversary Party at Hoppin’: Celebrate Hoppin’s anniversary with drink specials, live music, live DJ, a photo booth and giveaways. Free. 11am-11:30pm. Details

SUNDAY, March 26 

77. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Sip & Pour at Allbirds: Create a custom candle with locally based Two Chicks Candles as you sip on mimosas and enjoy light refreshments. $35. 10am-12pm. Details

Vibras Sunday at Broken Promises: Enjoy a Latin-themed day party and brunch every Sunday. Free. 2-8pm. Details

Yoga on the Rooftop at Harvey B Gantt Center: Wind down with yoga while you enjoy rooftop views. $10. 12:30-1:30pm. Details

Paella Live at Canteen: Learn how to cook three different types of paella, including seafood, seafood and chicken plus chicken and Spanish chorizo, with Chef Alexander Caceres. $35. 3-6pm. Details

Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Dallas Mavericks. $36-$1,175. 1pm. Details

Sunday Fun Day at Comedy Zone: Laugh the night away at jokes from comedian Leonard Ouzt and Tu Rae Gordon. $25. 6pm. Details

Goat Yoga at NoDa Brewing Company: Enjoy a slow style of yoga for all experience levels followed by goat cuddles and pictures. $35. 10am-12pm. Details

Sounds at Archive: Vibe to the acoustic band “The Pop Band” ft Kelsey D. which pays homage to Black women in music. $28. 7-10pm. Details

Books & Buddies Book Swap at Hi-Wire Brewing: Bring up to three old books to swap for new ones while you meet and support adoptable dogs from Charlotte-based rescue, Billie’s Buddies. $10. 1-3pm. Details 

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