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).
Sustain Me Baby at UNC Charlotte Center City: Free admission. Reception on March 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More details in this week's Art Openings.
Campus Pride Fundraiser at Scorpio's: The lovely Tiffany Storm presents this party/fundraiser with a special headlining drag performance from Shangela (Think: Ru Paul's Drag Race). Also featuring DJ Marco Divas and DJ Rage N' Ray. $12 gets you into Scorpio's for the performance. It's also a sweet little donation that goes to Campus Pride. March 28, 10 p.m. Scorpio's, 2301 Freedom Drive.
Kick N' Ash at Triple C Brewing: It's no big secret that we need to protect our lakes, streams and rivers and have a no-shit sort of attitude when it comes to tolerating things like coal-ash, which threatens and pollutes the environment. That's where Triple C Brewing Company's Kick N' Ash event comes in. The event raises money for the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. Those attending can enjoy live music from '90s cover band Gump Fiction. Chef Street Bistro food truck will be there selling grub. Oh, and did we mention there's craft beer, too? $10 admission gets you in (and gets you entered into a pretty groovy raffle). March 29, 6-9 p.m. Triple C Brewing, 2900 Griffith St. 704-372-3212. www.triplecbrewing.com.