Your 5-minute guide to what to do in Charlotte

Editor’s Note: Charlotte Five limits the scope of face-to-face events to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to the community. During North Carolina’s orders starting at 5 pm on March 26, rallies are limited to 50 inside and 100 outside. Outdoors, entertainment venues, amusement parks and bars also have capacity limits.


Participate in 2 weeks Virtual Sensoria FestivalPresented by Central Piedmont Community College. Students and staff will showcase everything the university offers through panels, art shows, theater productions, projects and more. Highlights include Washington Post political writer and prominent lecturer Eugene Scott, an art collector and “Incredible Joy of Collecting African-American Art — From Frog Town, South Carolina to the National Gallery. Includes a presentation by Patrick Diamond, author of “My Journey.” April 9-23.

Name this giant bunny mural. Created by Charlotte region artist Amy Hart, this 12-foot-high 3D art is in Innovation Burn, and the public is asked to help name the bunny. Send entry Free until April 12th. 932 Sagle Avenue

This 12-foot-high bunny mural needs a name.

This 12-foot-high bunny mural needs a name.


Take a spring hike. Crowders and Kings Mountains are popular places, but there are many other spots to get out within 90 minutes of Charlotte.Adventure to hike the forest moderately 40 acres of rock trail Choose from 12 trails in South Carolina McDowell Nature Reserve Or overlook Lake Tillary Morrow Mountain State Park.. freedom.

Catch the sunrise in Morrow Mountain at Albamar.

Catch the sunrise in Morrow Mountain at Albamar.

Listen to the reading of the original poem Written by the authors of BIPOC during a playwright festival presented by a group of African-American playwrights.The event will be held directly at Matthews Playhouse of Performing Arts You can also stream it. You need a mask and temperature check to go directly. Directly at 2:00 pm. 8 pm stream. freedom. 100W.McDowell Street


Liven up your brunch with live music During a concert in the courtyard Optimist Hall, Jeff Brown plays in the main courtyard.Grab a cold beer from Underflow coffeeDigging a dragon fruit bowl with Village Juice Co., Ltd.Or order some pastries from Suarez Bakery To enjoy during the show. Free from 11am to 2pm. 1115N.Breverd Street

Buy Front Pouch Sunday, One of the largest monthly pop-up markets in the city. Sycamore Brewing’s grounds include food trucks, live music, photography opportunities and 25 local vendors. I need a mask. Free from 10am to 4pm. 2161 Hawkins Street

Visit the kitchen of a local chef’s home For an interactive live stream cooking event with Bruce Moffett Chef Streams.. ChefStreams is a subscription-based culinary club that offers a special experience to learn from the leading local chefs. In addition to Moffett, both Chris Coleman and Greg Collier will offer a live stream later this month, allowing participants to learn cooking tips and ask questions. April 11th at 6:45 pm (or $ 20 for members).


Let’s start Monday correctly With a sip of coffee Poppy bagels etc. -Currently Smelly Cat Coffee House & Roastery.. You can make your own breakfast sandwich or order bagels with homemade cream cheese.

Get the special edition of OREO Cookie Krispy Kreme Donuts.. Two new glossy pieces include the OREO Cookie Glazed Donut and the OREO Cookie Over-the-Top Donut.


Make music at First Ward Park Through the “balancing method” Public interactive art display.Created by Daily tous les joursThe installation is intended for outsiders to relax, explore and make music with others. The sculpture is designed for all ages and can be used to sit, stand and move around to make music. freedom. 301 E. 7th St.

Order cupcakes, You deserve it. From S’mores cupcakes Sweet boutique bakery From peanut butter cups to cupcakes Cupcake delirium, There are many options around Queen City. And if it was a day, consider a “grown, sexy and infused” alcohol-injected cupcake. BW Sweets Bakery..

Find rich, sweet, alcohol-filled cupcakes throughout Charlotte.

Find rich, sweet, alcohol-filled cupcakes throughout Charlotte.


The· University City Wine Fest Return this spring with five boutique-style wine tastings and activities around the lake and promenade. This year’s main event will be held over two days to address social distance. Multiple locations, April 14-18. Over $ 35


Have a light meal From Just salad, Apex South Park’s new sustainable food spot. Healthy options include bespoke wraps, smoothies and salads. Some items will be priced at $ 5 from April 8th to 11th to celebrate the grand opening. Try Thai Chicken Crunch Salad with Romine, Roast Chicken, Red Cabbage, Celery, Carrots and Wantons, or Plant-based Beyond Tex Mex Salad with Super Green, Black Beans, Red Onion Pickles and Beef Beef Meatballs. .. 4425 Sharon Road.

Just Salad recently opened in Apex South Park, offering bespoke salads, smoothies and wraps.

Just Salad recently opened in Apex South Park, offering bespoke salads, smoothies and wraps.

Help Charlotte Hornets Relieve hunger During the 2021 dunk hanger food drive, Metrorina’s Second Harvest Food Bank.. Throughout April, Food Lion will donate $ 100 (equivalent to 1,000 meals) for each recorded dunk. Hornets..Fans can visit and participate in the local area Food lion Storage and purchase of fresh food. Donation stations are located at 100 local Food Lion locations. April 14-27.

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See thought-provoking works Created during a pandemic at Mint Museum Silent street. At the heart of the show at the museum’s uptown location are three NC artists. Amy Bagwell Charlotte’s Stacy Linwadel Durham’s and Antoine Williams Of Greensboro.In addition, Charlotte-based artist Raymond Grab and filmmaker Ben Geller and Matthew Steele The exhibition will feature works. Expect cartoons, videos, photographs, collages and abstract paintings to shed light on your life in the midst of a pandemic. Opened April 17th. Over $ 15. 500S.Trion Street

The Mint Museum's Silent Street will showcase works by North Carolina artists such as Stacy Linwadel during the pandemic.

The Mint Museum’s Silent Street will showcase works by North Carolina artists such as Stacey Linwadel during the pandemic.

Participate in the Virtual 100 Gardens Homemade Tomato Festival With events and speakers from all over the country. This two-part event, held in April and July, will feature food and cocktail demonstrations, a virtual greenhouse tour, surprise guests, and live Q & A. AppHarvest, Brie Arthur, Erin Hostetler and Craig Le Houllier will all speak. April 17th and July 17th. $ 18 or more

Participate in the celebration of National Handmade Day at olpr, Charlotte-based leather manufacturer. The event, originally scheduled for April 3, will demonstrate live products, as well as table cutting and sewing demonstrations within The Rail Yard. There is also an on-site stamping press to allow shoppers to customize aprons, wallets, journal covers and more. Free from 1 pm to 5 pm on April 17th. 1425 Winifred Street

Attend 2021 Queen’s Cup Obstacle Race Virtually this year. The broadcast will begin livestream on April 24th at 12:25 pm and the race will run every 30 minutes. There is also a home-made tailgate homemade hat contest. freedom.

Grab Supporting fresh produce and local farms At the North End Farmers Market in Camp North End.Expect freshly baked bread Duke’s bread, Produced from Edgerton Farm And Garden window farmEco-friendly products from Ekologicall And from fresh seafood Lucky fish.. Free from 4pm to 8pm on April 28th. Keswick Avenue between Mount and Keswick districts.

Camp North End Farmers Market will showcase local produce, eco-friendly products, seafood and more.

Camp North End Farmers Market will showcase local produce, eco-friendly products, seafood and more.

Go to scavenger hunt Mother’s day theme CLT scavenger hunt.. By Mother’s Day, about 30 local brands and businesses will present over $ 2,500 in prizes.Look for search results from companies such as Lilly Greenthumbs, Charlotte Candle Company And Cilantro noodles Follow Instagram @cltscavengerhunt.. May 7-8. freedom.

Listen to Charlotte Symphony On Tap so Cabarrus Brewing CompanyIn the beer garden, music by various composers is performed by an ensemble of musicians. Tickets are limited. May 18th, 7pm $ 20. 329 McGill Ave. NW, Concord.

Become one with Works by Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers and Starry Night on display at the immersive Van Gogh at Camp North End. Designed by artistic director Massimiliano Siccardi, the lighthouse immersive exhibit offers more than 500,000 cubic feet of space to explore the world of Van Gogh’s flowers, stillness and landscape. Tickets can be obtained at or by calling 704-372-1000. From June 18th to September 12th. 300 camp road. Over $ 39.99

Enjoy the charm of Italy in Charlotte Use Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ExhibitionIt features an original size reproduction of a high Renaissance fresco in the Vatican, Rome. The tour will debut at the Texas State Fair after an international stop and showcase 40ft x 40ft canvas. The Last Judgment.. A mask is required and there is a timed ticketing to limit capacity. $ 18 or more

Soon, you will be able to visit Italy from Charlotte through a new exhibition tour.

Soon, you will be able to visit Italy from Charlotte through a new exhibition tour.

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