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Fri., March 24, 5 p.m.

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.

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
phone 704-372-6261

Healing of AIDS Prayer Service & Breakfast

Fri., March 24, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
phone 704.531.2467

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 attend

Silent Disco

Fri., March 24, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
phone 704-526-0848
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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 Free
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Rooftop 210 (map)
210 E. Trade Suite (B-320)
Uptown Silent Disco

Adult Art Nite: Fingerpainting, Canvas Painting, Coloring, & More! BYOB & Food

Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-7:30, 8-9:30 & 10-11:30 p.m. Continues through March 31
phone 980-500-9149

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 17
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City Art Room (map)
2828 Queen City Drive, Unit B
phone 980-500-9149
Adult Art Nite: Fingerpainting, Canvas Painting, Coloring, & More! BYOB & Food

First Peoples: Catawba and Cherokee Nations

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through May 20
phone 704-739-1019

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! FREE
Kings Mountain Historical Museum (map)
100 East Mountain St.
First Peoples: Catawba and Cherokee Nations

31st Annual Elizabeth Road Race

Sat., March 25, 8 a.m.

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

Abari One-Year Birthday

Sat., March 25, 2 p.m.

“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.

Abari (map)
1721 N. Davidson St.

Pecan Day

Sat., March 25, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
phone 704-357-1269

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. Free

“If Art Could Talk”

Sat., March 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 980-585-3621

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. 35.00
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NoDa (map)
North Davidson Street
NoDa “If Art Could Talk”

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Sat., March 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
phone 704-972-4700

Give blood and help save local lives! Donate blood with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Call 704-972-4700 or go to to make an appointment at any location. More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Greensboro ( for center hours). Call 704-972-4700 or go to to make an appointment at any location. none
Birkdale Village (map)
8712 Lindolm Drive
Huntersville Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Charlotte Wing Fest

Sat., March 25, 2-8 p.m.
phone 704-526-0848

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

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Rooftop 210 (map)
210 E. Trade Suite (B-320)
Uptown Charlotte Wing Fest

KokeTheKenDolls Love & Basketball Charity All-Star Game

Sat., March 25, 2-5 p.m.

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

Vinyasa Yoga at The Pearl

Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Continues through April 1
phone 704-947-1670

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! 12
The Pearl Wedding and Event Center (map)
19501 W Catawba Ave.
phone 704-947-1670
Vinyasa Yoga at The Pearl

Petsmart Adoption Event

Last Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
phone 704-405-6967
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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

Petsmart (map)
9515 South Blvd.
Pineville/Hwy 51
phone 704-405-6967
Petsmart Adoption Event

More Than a Woman:

Saturdays, 1-2 p.m. Continues through March 25
phone 704-721-4653

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

Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site (map)
9621 Reed Mine Rd.
Outside Charlotte
phone 704-721-4653
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