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May Happenings

 Music: Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tim McGraw, Chris Botti, Carolina Rebellion, Imagine Dragons, Band of Horses, Paramore, Smashing Pumpkins, RiverJam at the US National Whitewater Center, Food Lion Speed Street with Sister Hazel and SWV, Sara Bareilles, Lyle Lovett

Food: Chow Down Uptown with area food trucks, Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival , Charlotte Italian Festival, 2nd Annual VegFest

Performing Arts: War Horse, Traces, Avenue Q

Festivals: The Patriot Festival Charlotte Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Festival, Buskapoolza Street Performance Festival, Spring Pottery Festival , Charlotte Shakespeare Festival , Fanta Festival , NC Brewers & Music Festival, BikeFest in Plaza Midwood

Walks/Runs: Memorial Day Trail Race, Krispy Freme Doughnut Dash, Zombie Run, Ramblin’ Rose, The Great Glow Run, AIDS Walk

Other eventsMeck Dec Day, New South for the new Southerner series at the Levine Museum of the New South, Coca-Cola 600, Metrolina Expo Marketplace, Charlie Murphy, Kevin James, Drew Carey

For the kids: Bye Bye Birdie, Family Day at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Free Comic Book Day, Movies in the Park

For the “furry” kids: Charlotte Pet Expo, Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12th! National Mom’s Nite Out at South Park mall, Mother’s Day at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Purses with a Purpose

Outside of Charlotte: South Carolina Strawberry Festival

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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March Happenings

Spring into some fun this month with:

FestivalsSt.Patrick’s Day Festival and Charlotte Goes Green Festival, Green River Revival at the US National Whitewater Center, 5th Annual Green Party, Aquavina Wine Festival

Sports: CIAA basketball tournament, NCAA March Madness, Harlem Globetrotters, Bring Fido to the Charlotte Checkers Pooch Party

RunningAlston and Bird Corporate Cup Half Marathon,Spartan Race, Color Me Green 5K, NC Half Marathon at the Speedway

Performing Arts: American Idiot, Wicked, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , The Whipping Man, Wit, How we got on, All the Great Books, Love Loss and What I woreSpring Forward, Guys and Dolls

Musical ActsPink, Dropkick Murphys, Taylor Swift, Charlotte Symphony Pops: Natalie Merchant, Bon Jovi, Mike Epps, Coheed and Cambria, Mad Monster Party, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Creole Choir of Cuba, Jazz at the Bechtler: Rick Simerly, Holly Williams, Gaslight Anthem, Ari Hest, ZZ Ward and Delta Rae, John Corbett Band, Cappadonna, Tim Reynolds and TR3, Third Day, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, Minus the Bear, Missy Raines and the New Hip, Tristan Prettyman

Flicks: Jewish Film Festival, The ABC’s of Death, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, We have a Pope

Just for laughs: An Evening with Bill Maher, DL Hughley, Jim Norton

Tasty Treats: 2nd Annual Sweet Tooth Festival , Sugar Rush, BYOF (Bring your own friend) to IKEA for free breakfast, giveaways, and free blue tote bags

Fundraisers: Runway for the Ballet, Bright Blessings 5th Anniversary Gala, American Cancer Society Cure by Design, SHIFT Charlotte

For the kids: Easter Egg Hunt, EggstravaganzaLunch with the Easter Bunny, 2nd Annual Easter Celebration, The Great Easter Egg Roll and HopEaster celebration at Morrison,The Red Badge of Courage, Barker Bill’s Ragtime Revue, Peter PanThe Wizard of Oz presented by Charlotte Youth Ballet, Criss Cross Mangosauce bilingual storytime

More fun events: Green Drinks Charlotte, InkFest

                                                                         ~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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February Happenings

Keep those New Year’s resolutions on track with Cupid’s Cup, 49ers Gold Rush, Charlotte 10 Miler , Frigid 5K Run and Plunge (or forget them altogether with Free Pancakes at IHOP for National Pancake Day!)

Events at the Blumenthal: Charlotte Symphony Pops: Oz with Orchestra, Laugh for the Cure, Jesse Cook, Meow Meow, SPANK! the Fifty Shades parody, Charlotte Symphony:  Tchaikovsky No.5, Fire and Ice, Les Miserables, Patterson Hood, KnightSounds: ‘Pop up’ Opera, Dance Charlotte!, Straight No Chaser, The Swing Jazz Series: Tia Fuller with John Brown Big Band, Dr.Sanjay Gupta, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, Charlotte Symphony Pops: Tiempo Libre, FELA!, Next to Normal, and The Foreigner (Go here for a great deal from Big Ben) How we got on

Soul Asylum, Travis Tritt, Gaelic Storm, Sixpence None the Richer, moe, Flogging Molly, Carrie Rodriguez, Zappa plays Zappa, Lindi Ortega, Kopecky Family Band, Soulful Sistas Tour, Fishbone, David Childers and the Overmountain Men, Pentatonix, performing at Coyote Joe’s: Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Jerrod Neimann

At the Levine Museum of the New South Bus Tour: Charlotte in Black and White, Civic by Design, The Fire of Freedom with author David Cecelski

CIAA Basketball  Tournament , Super Bowl

Don’t forget February 14th is Valentine’s Day! Treat your sweetheart to A Date with Art at the Mint Museum, Sweetheart Tours at Latta Plantation, Love Jones Open Mic Night, Music and Museum: Annual Chamber of Love Concert

Party time: Go bananas at Charlotte’s 1st Annual Banana Crawl, Queen City Brewers Festival , Laissez les bon temps rouler at the Charlotte Mardi Gras Parade of Beads at the Epicentre. (Order your king cakes here), A Night in Rio: the Brazilian Carnival Experience, Bartender’s Ball

Freebies: Free spaghetti and meatballs from the Diamond at Snug Harbor’s viewing of “Django”, Free guided walking tour of South End,  free history program, free admisssion to both Mint Museums every Tuesday after 5 pm

Showstoppers: Charlotte Motorcycle Show, North Carolina RV & Camping Show, Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, Charlotte Beauty Tradeshow

For the kids: The Magic Story, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, the circus, Fossil Fair at the Schiele Museum, Yo Gabba Gabba! Live: Get the Sillies Out, Sunday Fun Day: Chihuly and More-Art Beyond the Sea

Other events to check out: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety, NASCAR acceleration weekend, Music and Museum: Horn of Plenty, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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September Happenings

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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