Alright, so I'm not gonna pull your leg... I'm SUPER new to Charlotte!
I've only been living out here for about a week now, but I do know when something sounds like a lot of fun. Which is why I looked through Charlotte Agenda's "Agenda Weekender" list and picked out 10 things events that sound like too much fun to pass up!
Here's what I think would be worth fighting the cold over:
1. Craft Night Out at NoDa Brewing Company
Who could pass this up?? You can try four Girl Scout Cookie-inspired beers this weekend at NoDa Brewing Company, which is a must since they've just stopped selling them. I mean, look at that Samoan Blonde ale! 6-9 p.m this Friday. $6.
2. Harry Potter Trivia Night at StrikeCity
Harry Potter nerds UNITE! Put your knowledge of the wizarding world’s spells and magic to the test for prizes and giveaways. 8 p.m. on Friday. AND it's completely free.
3. Spring Concert Series Kick-off at The Music Yard
This looks like a great opportunity to get your friends together and grab a drink! Charlotte’s newest live music venue, located at Southbound, will kick off its season with a free concert featuring Ancient Cities, Leisure McCorkle and plenty of tacos and drinks. 6-11 p.m. on Friday. This one's free, too!
To celebrate our new insta followers, we are GIVING AWAY $25 gift cards to @eatsouthbound 😛! To enter, tag 3 friends in the comments below. We will DM the winners 3/22 and you can pick up your gc at our first show this Friday w @ancientcities and Leisure McCorkle. SouthBound’s 🌮 stand will be open! Learn more about our shows and get your FREE tickets: musicyardclt.com
4. Tour de Charlotte 2018 at The Barrel Room at Triple C
Saturday! Ride as a group on a 30-ish-mile “Party Pace” route around the city, stopping at 5 “Stages” for a mini race along the way. Last day for registration is today (Thursday), so you might wanna hop on that... 8 a.m.-9 p.m. $35.
Folks! Looks like Spring has Sprung! . . 📸@bleubarnbistro . . TGIF! Come by the Taproom and share this sunshine with us! @bleubarnbistro has you covered for grub! . . Hazy River IPA—Sal’s Paradise Saison—Roadster in Space IPA #dontpanic — ALL tapped! Come and get ‘em! . . |#knowyourcraft|#CLTbeerlovers|#triplecbrewing|#drinklocal|#drinklocalbeer
5. 9th Anniversary at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
This one's on Saturday, too! Go out and celebrate the brewery’s 9th birthday with the release of Anniversary Alt, live music and more. This one's kid and dog friendly, so you can bring the whole fam. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Another free one!
#throwback This week we’re reflecting on the past nine years in anticipation of our Anniversary on Saturday. Since OMB was the only brewery in Charlotte when we opened in 2009, the biggest challenge was overcoming skepticism that a small local brewery could produce world-class beer – and make it consistently week in and week out. Thank you to all our fans, and the local bar and restaurant community, for supporting us and vouching for our freshness and premium quality. Prost! #prostoftheweek #oldemeckbrew #cltbornandbrewed
6. Glory Days Apparel 2 Year Anniversary at Hoppin’
Again, I am super new to CLT, so I'm not very familiar with this brand, yet. BUT it's never too late to discover an epic local clothing brand! "Your favorite t-shirt company is teaming up with your favorite self-serve bar to celebrate, and will have 3 exclusive Hoppin’ shirts available. Wear your Glory Days Apparel to the event or buy some new gear there to get 10% off your tab." 2-7 p.m. this Saturday. Free event alert!
An old favorite returning with a new flare this Saturday. 🐶👑 ... Be sure to join us this Saturday at @hoppinclt starting at 2pm to celebrate our 2 year anniversary! We’ll have Hoppin’ shirts and other new releases! #glorydaysapparel #mascot #bullies #bulliesofinstagram #clt #hoppin #goodvibesonly #charlotte #queencity #704
7. Opening Day 2018 at Carowinds
This one is gonna be FUN! Channel will actually be hanging out at the park Friday night, but it looks like the park will be open to the public again this Saturday. And who can resist Snoopy?? Gold or Platinum pass holders get early access. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $45+. See you there!
8. Pugfest 2018 at Continental Boarding
SO CUTE. Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue will be on-site with a pug pageant, food trucks, raffle auction, vendors and more. Family friendly! Kids and pugs welcome. 12-5 p.m. Free.
9. overcomeHER MixHER at Recess Charlotte
I'm all for women supporting other women! Events like this are a must. "Meet other driven women in the Charlotte area and connect on personal and professional levels while you hang out at food trucks, play games and more." 6-8 p.m. this Saturday! $13 in advance.
✨Only a few days away 😝Get your tickets now to the overcomeHER mixHER! We make networking feel easy and comfortable! Come and meet other amazing women in the Charlotte area! Join us at @recesscharlotte for cocktails, games and conversation! ✨Tickets are on Eventbrite! Click the *link in our bio* !! 🤗 📸: @nosignalcreatives
10. Sunday Serenity Yoga at Blue Blaze Brewing
Sounds like a perfect Sunday morning! Need some R&R? Blue Blaze gotchu covered. Get an hour-long session and a beer after. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Only $8!
Did you find something you can't live without this weekend? Let me know about any other events coming up! Gonna try to get a list like this out every single week.
Read more about each of these events via Charlotte Agenda.
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