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).


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.

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.

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.


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.

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