Things To Do This Weekend

In this week’s installment of, “Things To Do This Weekend”, there’s an unintentional common theme. It’s the beginning of April, so one would HOPE that an area as vibrant as Metro Charlotte would present A LOT of OUTSIDE activities. Races, Easter happenings, volunteer opportunities, puppy walks and outside dining; there’s really no better way to spend your weekend than taking in these early spring days. I can remember being 7, 8 years old around this time of year, going to easter egg hunts, spending time at the park with family and friends, riding bikes and playing side-yard baseball. Video games (Nintendo particularly), were fairly new, so we actually wanted to go outside and get out some of that ‘kid energy’. There’s just something about early April that brings back a lot of memories and this weekend you have the opportunity to create some lasting impressions of your own. If you want to laugh and be entertained, then we’ve got you covered. If you want to give back to our community and feel fantastic about your contribution, then that is open for you as well. Music, food, healthy living, family events and MORE – Memories are made every day in the Queen City and this weekend could create some times you’ll never forget… *Like taking a picture, in 1986, with a blown up Easter bunny in front of a flag pole*.

Boulevard 1820 Grand Opening

Boulevard 1820 Grand Opening
April 7 – 7:00 PM @ Boulevard 1820
1820 South Blvd Charlotte, NC 28203
(980) 498-1892

The Grand Opening of the newest hotspot in Southend and the Queen City happens Friday night! The only venue offering live music 3 nights a week kicks off with Charlotte local Matt Parker and the Deacons performing from 10pm-1am! Enjoy some amazing cocktails and simple food along with some specials surprises throughout the night!

Rhythm and Run 5k

Rhythm and Run 5k
April 7 – 6:30 PM @ North Carolina Music Hall of Fame
600 Dale Earnhart Blvd. Kannapolis, NC
(704) 934-2320

The Rhythm & Run 5K is an annual fundraiser event for the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame & Museum. The primary purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize, promote and commemorate the musical heritage of the State of North Carolina. Musicians, singers, songwriters, music executives, and producers from all genres of music are honored in its Hall.

Queen City Improv Room

Queen City Improv Room
April 8 – 8:00 PM @ Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 North Tryon St. Charlotte, NC
(704) 372-1000

Check out the finest local talent from Charlotte Comedy Theater: Now Are The Foxes, Improv Charlotte and The Acting Out Studio. The Improv Room is designed to shine a spotlight on the local improv scene in Charlotte.  This show will highlight Charlotte’s best and brightest from the ever growing improv community featuring both short and long-form comedic styles.

Historic Rosedale’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Historic Rosedale’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 8 – 10:00 AM @ Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon St Charlotte, NC
(703) 335-0325

Explore the enchanting gardens and wander through the ancient boxwood maze as you and your child hunt for Easter eggs left by the Easter Bunny himself. There will be 3 egg hunts first beginning at 10:00 am, second at 11:00, and the final one at 12:00 noon. Eggs are filled with fun treats and educational facts about the plantation. Each participant will also leave with a small take away gift. Children of all ages are welcome and don’t forget your Easter Baskets.

HOME... "How Our Meaning Emerged"

HOME… “How Our Meaning Emerged”
April 8 – 8:00 PM @ Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC
(704) 372-1000

Experience this touching production about individual stories that seem to be disconnected, but they are all a part of a bigger story. Everyone is searching for a place where they belong. Journey through heart tugging tales, poetry, and song.

Hosanna: An Easter Celebration

Hosanna: An Easter Celebration
April 8 – 10:00 AM @ The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive Charlotte, NC
(704) 401-3200

Families are invited to come together for a special day! Enjoy a family program and make a fun craft. Families will also have an opportunity to pet and have photos made with baby farm animals. Afterwards, check out the full lunch menu at the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar and retrace the inspiring journey of Billy Graham’s life.

Trails and Tails Community Dog Walk

Trails and Tails Community Dog Walk
April 8 – 9:30 AM @ McDowell Nature Preserve
15222 York Road Charlotte, NC
(704) 328-5580

Want to meet other dog lovers in Mecklenburg County? Come together with your “Tails” and hit the “Trails.” Location: McDowell Nature Preserve. Bring a 6 foot leash, doggie bags/Mutt Mitts, and hike it up! RSVPs are encouraged, but not necessary.

Birdsong Semi-Annual Creek Clean Up & After Party!

Birdsong Semi-Annual Creek Clean Up & After Party!
April 8 – 9:45 AM @ Birdsong Brewing Company
1016 N Davidson St Charlotte, NC
(704) 332-1810

Join the Birdsong crew they take part in giving back to the community & clean up Little Sugar Creek! This is a fun volunteer opportunity for all ages & a chance to bond with the Birdsong crew & many other members of our community! Volunteers will be rewarded handsomely w/ beer, pizza & prizes in a fun after party at the Birdsong tap room (beer provided only for those ages 21 & up)!

Eggstravaganza Easter Brunch

Eggstravaganza Easter Brunch
April 8 – 10:00 AM @ Blackfinn Ameripub Ballantyne
14825 Ballantyne Village Way Charlotte, NC
(704) 900-6095

Spring on over and celebrate this Saturday for Easter Brunch. There will be fun activities for the kids and photo ops with the Easter Bunny! Ticket includes brunch, a photo with the Easter Bunny and fun stuff for the kids. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Make your reservation today!

Charlotte Checkers

Charlotte Checkers vs. Texas Stars
April 9 – 1:00 PM @ Bojangles’ Coliseum
2700 East Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, NC

The Checkers are hosting a “Locals Day” for their final regular-season home game on Sunday, April 9. As part of the event, which begins with a pregame party with live music on the plaza in front of Bojangles’ Coliseum at 11 a.m., local vendors will showcase their goods and services both before and during the 1 p.m. game against the Stars. Local refreshments, including food from the Improper Pig’s food truck, the Oinker, will available throughout the day. The Red Line Club restaurant inside the coliseum will also be open for a brunch-only service.

Cirque Italia

Cirque Italia
April 9 – 1:30 PM @ Northlake Mall
Northlake Mall Charlotte, NC
(941) 704-8572

The first traveling Water Circus comes to Charlotte this weekend. A luxurious experience where technology and preforming arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show. This new performance will feature an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every droplet of water meticulously. Cirque Italia is ready to provide a breathtaking experience. This new stage by itself is enough to amaze the most demanding audience, and synchronized with the most creative display of superhuman talent – the result is simply out of this world!