Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Weekend Preview: Bar crawls, beer run and artists showcase

When I was a kid, our Easter egg hunts were limited to my family’s home. These days, kids have a plethora of choices. Although, the hunt, more like a sprint and grab. Bring your kids out for the annual egg scramble at events throughout the city this weekend.

Also, thrill seekers can get their adrenaline fix at Carowinds which opens Saturday.

Support Local - At least six local artists will be featured at the CLT Local Artists Showcase. Featured artists: Railz The Principle, Da Real Immortal, Messenger Down, Brown Eyes Music,The Stress Exchange and LeAnna Eden & The Garden Of. 7:30 p.m., The Evening Muse, 3227 N Davidson St. Details.
Eating Good - Enjoy a multi-course meal and wine pairing at the Celebrity Chef Tour. Featured chefs hail from Davidson, West Virginia Charlotte and Waxhaw. 6:30 p.m., Bonterra Dining & Wine Room, 1829 Cleveland Ave. Tickets are $150 all inclusive (includes wine pairings & gratuity). Details.

Easter Spirit - Get in the Easter groove at the Pre-Easter Go-Go featuring Uptown Swagga. 8 p.m. Blu Note, 3425 David Cox Road. Details.

Networking Remix - Enjoy cocktails, conversation, dinner and networking at Just One. Organizers are billing it as a new way to network. Live music by One Paper Crane. Cocktails by Top Organic Spirits and complimentary appetizers. 6 p.m. Passion8, 1523 Elizabeth Ave.

Bone, Bone, Bone - Hip-hop fans will remember the harmonies and rhymes of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Tonight’s it’s just Bizzy Bone. 9 p.m., Suite, 210 E Trade St.

Happy Anniversary - Celebrate the 7 Year Anniversary Party & Alt Release at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. 6 p.m. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Road.

Mad Monster Party - Meet the stars of Frozen, Deadpool, Star Wars Trilogy and others at the Mad Monster Party. The horror-pop convention is a family friendly event and a chance to dress up like zombies and scary creatures. Multiple days. Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S McDowell St. Schedule.

Free Your Spirit - Drum like nobody’s watching at the Drum Circle and Paint Party. Unleash your creative spirit with painting, drumming and fellowship. Admission includes unlimited paint, canvas, easel, brushes and percussive instruments.  7 p.m., Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Rd. $15 in advance, $20 door. Tickets.

Easter Crawl - Forget boiled eggs. Celebrate Easter at the Bunny Hop Bar Crawl. Ticket includes event t-shirt, koozie, no cover access to all participating venues (Blackfinn, Bubble, Suite, Whisky River, Rooftop 210, Howl at the Moon and Tin Roof) at the EpiCentre, special drink prices and prizes. 6 p.m. Rooftop 210, 210 E Trade St.

Free your soul - The monthly soulful party Su CASA — The March Edition returns. 10 p.m. Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave.

Beer Run - Enhance your weekend run by joining the Triple C's Know Your Craft 5k. Benefits Project 2 Heal. After-party features live music and beer. 9 a.m., Triple C Brewing Company,  2900 Griffith St.