Things to do, events, activities in March in Charlotte, NC

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Stop at Gilde Brewery to try the beer pretzel and cheese.

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Friday

Visit the newly opened Gilde Brewery to experience great food and a selection of German beers in a new environment. The menu includes beer pretzel and cheese, schnitzel, high fried bologna sandwiches called Leberkase sliders and more. 3530 Dewitt Lane. https://bit.ly/3L0pU1t

Get early bird tickets online for Untappd before prices go up on Monday. The June 18 festival offers unlimited beer samples from over 300 choices from 100 of the social networking platform’s top-rated breweries, including some of your local favorites. Live music and souvenir mugs are included. Session 1 VIP entry begins at 11:00 a.m., doors open for general admission at 12:00 p.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. Session 2 VIP entry begins at 5:30 p.m., admission general starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends for the night at 10 p.m. General admission is $60, while VIP entry is $150. American Legion Memorial Stadium, 1218-1238 Armory Drive. https://bit.ly/354E16K

Saturday

Learn more about finding mushrooms at the North Corner Haven Mushroom Log Workshop and Mushroom Feast. The workshop will guide participants through an introduction to forest picking, gourmet mushrooms and learn how to grow edible mushrooms on a log. Following this, a three-course mushroom feast will feature seasonal items created by Chef Joy Turner of North Corner Haven and James Beard Semi-Finalist Chef Adam Cooke of Topsoil Restaurant in Traveler’s Rest, SC. 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $40+. 3454 Activity Road, Lancaster, SC. https://bit.ly/35JUtcS

Visit the Charlotte Museum of History to explore Catawba pottery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests will participate in a guided tour of the traveling exhibit “The Language of Clay: Catawba Indian Pottery and Oral Traditions” and participate in a live event with the Catawba Nation. to learn more about its history and the importance of Catawba pottery. Pre-registration is required for the free guided tour of the exhibition. 3500 Shamrock Drive. https://bit.ly/3u29Qpk

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Visit the Charlotte Museum of History on March 26 to explore Catawba pottery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Courtesy of the Charlotte Museum of History

Sunday

Visit the CRAFT Fest from noon to 4 p.m. at the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall. Visitors will experience vendors, an art exhibit, classes and demonstrations, and food trucks. The free event is presented by the Charlotte Region Arts, Fibers and Textiles (CRAFT) Guild. 6426 South Blvd. https://bit.ly/3ivkbV3

Monday

Dine at Ever Andalo, which celebrated its grand opening earlier this month at NoDa. The restaurant serves Italian cuisine and wine. The menu is full of made-from-scratch pastas and Italian dishes like olive oil and ricotta focaccia and creamy farro farrotto. 3116 N. Davidson Street https://bit.ly/3qmBoEJ

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Discover Italian-inspired dishes at Ever Andalo in NoDa. ebony morman CharlotteFive

Tuesday

Visit one of South End’s newest additions, Yunta. The concept serves Peruvian Nikkei cuisine, including chicharron, mushroom ceviche, and a variety of sushi. 2201 South Blvd., Suite 130. https://bit.ly/3NankYA

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Yunta’s Chicharron is a small plate with crispy pork belly, diced sweet potato and chalaquita on top. Alex Casson CharlotteFive

Wednesday

Visit Little Mama’s to discover the new seasonal cocktail menu. New items include the Lavencello Martini, which is made with Empress Gin, lavender simple syrup and lemon juice and the refreshing Elderflower Spritz, which features Prosecco, St. Germaine, mint and lemon juice. lime. 4521 Sharon Rd. https://bit.ly/34ZoGnZ

Thursday

Support local art and stop at the Jay Street Mural to take a photo. Sharon Dowell created the mural inspired by a greenway with the aim of intersecting architecture and nature. 1018 Jay Street https://bit.ly/3u86MaU

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Support the work of local artist Sharon Dowell on the Jay Street Mural. Dorian Shy

Mark your calendar

Celebrate Queen City’s food scene at the inaugural Charlotte StrEATS Festival on April 15-16. The event will include cooking demonstrations, vendors, family activities, food trucks and more. The festival is free, but a paid tasting on April 16 that showcases the city’s cuisine by neighborhood costs $85. 900 W Trade St. https://bit.ly/3iaeXyb

Grab your tickets for Charlotte Wine + Food Week from April 26 through May 1, which will be held at various venues in and around Charlotte. The festival kicks off with winemaker dinners, followed by a Friday night grand tasting featuring more than 100 wines, Charlotte-area restaurant tastings, and live music. Ticket prices and locations vary by event. https://bit.ly/3InpEbm

Attend the third annual Crave Charlotte Food and Wine Festival May 3-8, showcasing the work of the city’s chefs, mixologists and winemakers. There’s something new this year – a big culinary celebration at Romare Bearden Park on May 7th. Ticket prices and locations vary by event. https://www.cravelt.org/

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Ebony Morman is a freelance writer. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, reading, writing and developing Charlotte’s youth through her non-profit association. Follow her on Instagram @chitoclt.

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