Although March weather can be unexpected with sunny and warm temperatures one day and then snow the next, one thing is for sure; there is plenty to do around the Queen City this month. From the return of some of Charlotte’s favorite events, to new shows and performances, there is something for everyone happening around the city in March. Read on to find out our top picks for March.

Bring on spring!

Bring on spring!

March 2, 2018: Opening Reception for Stephen Wilson: Shine A Light When It’s Gray Out

Stephen Wilson’s second solo show at the New Gallery of Modern Art will feature his signature embroidery techniques combined with oil painting. The event is free. Click here for additional information about the show.

March 3, 2018: CIAA Men’s and Women’s Championship Games

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), based in here Charlotte, is one of America’s oldest athletic conferences. The week leading up to the championship games is full of history, parties, incredible step show performances, reunions and delicious food. Tickets for the championship, and other games that week, are available here. For a full list of events, click here.

March 3, 2018: POUR Coffee Festival

Coffee roasters will be offering coffee samples from beloved coffee connoisseurs including Counter Culture Coffee, Methodical Coffee, Pure Intentions Coffee, Black and White Coffee Roasters, and Summit Coffee. The festival, in addition to providing the ultimate caffeine fix, will include educational activities and mini-workshops to take part in throughout the day. The event will take place at The Unknown Brewing Co. on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get tickets and additional information here.

March 8, 2018: Women2Women Conversations Tour

Women2Women is an opportunity for women to connect with female lawmakers and business leaders and to discuss the issues women face daily and what needs to change in politics to address them. Panelists include Representative Jenniffer Gonález Colón (PR-AL); Katherine Lockhart (SVP at Bank of America); Dr. Pamela Davies (President of Queens University); Linda Lockman-Brooks, President and Principal, Lockman-Brooks Marketing Services, LLC; and Sarah Chamberlain, organizer of Women2Women and President/CEO of Main Street Advocacy. Reserve your spot today and learn more here.

March 9, 2018: The Black and White Party

In honor of the Year of Fashion at the Mint Museum, join the Mint Museum Auxiliary for a night inspired by Truman Capote’s famed black and white dance. Guests will enjoy ’60s-inspired light bites and a full bar, a masquerade, and Manhattan-based DJ Dina Regine will be spinning tunes all night. The event will take place at the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts on Friday, March 9, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and tickets are $125 per person (no tickets will be available at the door). Tickets can be purchased here.

March 9-18, 2018: Charlotte Ballet presents The Most Incredible Thing

A not-to-miss performance by the Charlotte Ballet, this fairytale pop ballet of Hans Christian Andersen’s fable about a king who holds a competition to determine who can make the “most incredible thing” will inspire even the youngest patron. For additional information, click here.

March 10, 2018: The Memory Gala

Join the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter for the Second Annual Memory Gala. The black tie-optional event will feature a cocktail hour, a seated dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, and will also honor former NFL Great, Marty Schottenheimer (who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s) and his wife Pat. Tickets are $250 per person and are available here.

March 11, 2018: Classic Black Cinema Series at the Harvey B. Gantt Center

The Classic Black Cinema Series is a film series created to expose the Charlotte community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years. This month’s movie is St. Louis Blues (1958) starring Nat King Cole. The movie starts at 2 p.m. for ages 18 and up and is free for members of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture, or the cost of museum admission for non-members. Get additional information about the film and the series here.

March 12, 2018: TreesCharlotte Talk: Charlotte’s Grand History of Trees

Kick off Arbor Day week with a discussion of Charlotte’s tree history with TreesCharlotte. Learn about some of Charlotte’s tree varietals, the most popular tree canopy neighborhoods and what the city is doing to preserve our trees. The free discussion includes coffee and bites. Click here for more information.

March 13-18, 2018: Waitress at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

The Broadway musical Waitress makes its way to the Queen City this month. Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, the story of a waitress who dreams of more for her life is brought to the stage by the music of six-time Grammy-nominee Sara Bareilles. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased here.

March 15, 2018: Cha Cha for the Ta Tas

Fashion & Compassion is partnering with Carolina Breast Friends for a FUNdraiser to benefit the overcomers our organizations serve in Charlotte — overcomers of breast cancer and overcomers of poverty and injustice. The evening will feature dinner and drinks, a dance exhibition and lesson by dance professionals Dmitriy and Gaby Solomakha, and a sneak preview of Michele and Dmitriy’s upcoming “Dancing With the Stars of Charlotte” performance. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 for one, $140 for two, $550 for a table of eight. Learn more here.

March 16, 2018: Bechtler by Night Paint ‘N Sip

The third Friday of every month, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art hosts Bechtler by Night. This month is the return of the popular Paint ‘N Sip event where patrons can create their own masterpieces and then stroll through the museum to see various exhibitions. This event is free! Click here for additional information including the signature cocktail for the night.

March 17, 2018: Green River Revival at the Whitewater Center

The Green River Revival is back for it’s ninth year with festivities beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the Color Me Green 5K Trail Run. Enjoy live music, yoga and the highlight of the day, watching the whitewater turn green at 1:00 p.m. This event is free and more information can be found here.

March 17, 2018: Rich & Bennett’s St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

For the 18th year, the event billed as the world’s largest pub crawl will take over Uptown Charlotte. Beginning at noon, participants will crawl to different participating bars, pubs and clubs for drink specials and St. Patty’s Day fun. Tickets are $20 at pre-pay events, $25 online and $30 day of event. Tickets include a shirt, event koozie, and other fun swag. Click here for additional information and to purchase tickets.

March 19, 2018: Deepak Chopra – The Future of Wellbeing

New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra comes to the Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts to share and discuss his findings from his latest book, The Healing Self. Ticket information can be found here.

March 23 & 24, 2018: Charlotte Symphony: Bernstein at 100

Celebrate the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, presented alongside his Symphony No. 1 and Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront. Prices start at $19 and can be purchased here.

March 24, 2018: The Inaugural Children’s Film Festival

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will host its inaugural Children’s Film Festival as part of the monthly Family First series Presented by Novant Health. The festival, led by former “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” actress-turned-education advocate Karyn Parsons, begins at 1 p.m., featuring short, animated films about key figures in African-American history. Features are narrated by Queen Latifah, Chris Rock, Alfre Woodard and many more. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Additional details can be found here.

March 25, 2018: PCG Food and Beverage Symposium 2018

The Piedmont Culinary Guild’s Food and Beverage Symposium is perfect for those in or interested in the culinary world. Class sessions will cover everything from hog butchering to creating vegan dishes. The keynote speaker will be Glenn Roberts, founder of Anson Mills, and he will be speaking on climate change and its effect on grain production. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here.

March 29, 2018: Komen Charlotte’s Laugh for the Cure

Join the Susan G. Komen Charlotte chapter for a night of laughs and fundraising for their 17th Annual Laugh for the Cure event. The event will be at the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square and ticket information can be found here.

Enjoy your month!

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