It’s being billed as the ultimate Charlotte geek fest, but we’re not here to call names. The 5th annual Hackathon will be at Discovery Place Science in Uptown. The real magic will take place in the early morning hours, but museum visitors can cheer on participants the next morning as they wrap up an overnight coding marathon, aimed at solving a business problem for a local nonprofit. Spectating free with admission.
Carolinas CARE Partnership announces the second annual Healing of AIDS Prayer Service & Breakfast. The Prayer Service & Breakfast catered by Taste of Hope Catering is open to the public. Limited seating available. No cost to all that attendhttps://www.facebook.com/CarolinasCareCharlotte/
Rooftop 210 is bringing back one of the hottest trends across the nation, Silent Disco! At Silent disco, YOU get to choose which DJ's music you like best! Rather than using a traditional speaker system, live music is broadcast and picked up by specially designed wireless headphones worn by the audience. Those without headphones hear no music, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to silence. People watching is half the fun! DJ LINE UP: DJ SODEN, DJ FISH, DJ RAGOZA Freehttps://silentdiscoparty.eventbrite.com/?aff=FL
Join City Art Room for a night of art fun for adults! You are welcome to bring wine, beer, malt beverages, soft drinks, and food (no liquor). Food can also be delivered to the studio. Participants can choose from the following activities: 1. Paint on a 12"x12" or 11"x14" canvas with brushes 2. Color in premium adult coloring books 3. Finger paint on up to seven sheets of 11"x14" paper 4. Customize and paint 1" leather bracelet 5. Paint a wine or beer glass 17http://cityartroom.com/public-events
This original exhibit features archaeological and historical collections on loan from the Schiele Museum of Natural History, the Inn of the Patriots, and several private collectors. The display includes stone and bone tools, ceramics, basketry, weaponry, and other artifacts that provide insight into how Native Americans utilized natural resources to meet their needs for millennia prior to European contact, and how the clash of the Old World with the New forever changed local Native American cultures. ADMISSION IS FREE! FREEhttps://www.facebook.com/events/185470511935846/
Get ready for the grandmother of all road races. It’s so big the mayor has proclaimed Saturday “Elizabeth Day,” in honor of the neighborhood that birthed it. It’s so big that Legion Brewing has named an ale for it, Big E! It’s so big you won’t find mere rappers, rockers or acoustic strummers serenading the racers — no, these racers get full-on opera (OK, actually “Xpress Opera,” but we’re splitting hairs). Spectating free; participation $10-31
“Round 1 ... Ready ... Party!” Charlotte’s first bar arcade has made it through that milestone first year, so it’s time to throw down. Their first birthday celebration will feature an outdoor arcade; a pop-up market, grub from food trucks like Mel’s BLT Kitchen; and live music from some of Charlotte’s best bands, including Junior Astronomers, The Eyebrows and Modern Primitives. Who would have thought gaming could be so cool? That’s right, Abari did. Funds raised go to the North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue. $5 suggested donation.
Saturday, March 25th the Charlotte Regional Farmer Market will be celebrating Pecan Day. Pecans are one of America’s oldest native crops. They can be used in many dessert dishes or meals. Our vendors will be passing out free Pecan recipes today. Stop by the market and let us know your favorite way to enjoy pecans. Freehttp://www.charlottefarmersmarket.com
Think-N-Paint gives children ages 7-15 an opportunity to use paint, color and illustration to express and record their feelings. Activities are fun and interactive. 35.00http://www.thinknpaint.com
Give blood and help save local lives! Donate blood with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Call 704-972-4700 or go to www.cbcc.us to make an appointment at any location. More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website www.cbcc.us. CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Greensboro (http://www.cbcc.us/about/donor-center-hours.php for center hours). Call 704-972-4700 or go to www.cbcc.us to make an appointment at any location. nonehttp://www.cbcc.us
ROOFTOP 210 AND CREATIVE LOAFING BRINGS YOU THE 1ST ANNUAL CLT WING FESTIVAL! Join us for a throw down while Uptown Charlotte's favorite restaurants compete for the BEST WING IN TOWN! Nothing like a fresh cold one while sampling the best wings in town. Based on restaurants choice, enjoy their preferred beer samples at each wing stop. Contest: Vote for the Best Wings, Hottest Wings and Most Unique Wings Wing eating contest @7:00pm $20
KokeTheKenDoll presents the first Love & Basketball Charity All Star Game. The event was created in support and honor as we raise awareness to the importance of the American Heart Associations impact on our community! The roster includes Charlottes local celebrities and radio hosts. $5 Donations requested
A fun and invigorating yoga class, based on linking movement with breath. An energizing flow infused with sun salutations, standing postures and some of the more basic arm balances, inversions and backbends. Light snacks and juice bar provided! 12http://fb.me
The Humane Society of York County will be featuring several adoptable pets at Petsmart. All ages, breeds, and sizes available! Come by and help support local pets find forever homes! Free
This specialty tour examines the role of women in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and the societal expectations placed on women in Antebellum North Carolina, including Sarah Kaiser Reed, wife of John Reed. The tour will focus on how women lived inside and outside the homestead, and the multiple roles women had to fulfill. Come learn how women defined themselves outside of their gender as teachers, miners, and activists. For those interested in learning about the impact of female labor in the area, or about the social obligations put upon women in a patriarchal society, please join us! 2.00