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Friday, March 21, 2014

5 cheap things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Going out in Charlotte doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, to prove that statement, we've compiled a list of cheap things to do in the Q.C. this weekend. These events may vary, but they're all entertaining and they won't break your bank (piggy banks excluded).

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Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies at Bechter Museum of Modern Art: The film focuses on the wonders of technology - including aviation and cinema - its influence on artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Screening as part of Bechtler Museum of Modern Art's Modernism + Film series. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with a reception, a cash bar and free light bites in the Bechtler lobby. It will be followed by the film screening and panel discussion. $5-$10. March 21. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. 704-353-9200. www.bechtler.org.

Beard and Moustache Art Showcase at Baku Gallery: Free admission. March 21, 6 p.m. More in this week's Art Openings.

Cornhole Tournament at Strike City: Cornhole is serious business at Strike City this week. The bowling venue welcomes the sport into its quarters as part of a weekend tournament with more than 50 participating teams and cash prizes. $10 entry fee for teams; free to watch. March 21-23. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. 704-716-9300. www.strikecitycharlotte.com.

Art Film Evening at Charlotte Art League: Screening Pollock, a film about the life of abstract artist Jackson Pollock. Also on view: CAL's Community exhibit. Free admission. March 22, 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Road. www.charlotteartleague.org.

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Andrea Weigl at Park Road Books: Not everyone likes pickles, but those of us who do will appreciate News & Observer food writer Andrea Weigl's, Pickles and Preserves: A Savor the South Cookbook. Weigl will sign and discuss at Park Road Books. There will be plenty of pickles and preserves to sample, too. Free admission. March 23, 2 p.m. Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road. 704-525-9239. www.parkroadbooks.com.

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