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Free and almost free events this week in Charlotte

by Jody Mace / NewsChannel 36 Contributor

Jody Mace / NewsChannel 36 Contributor

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 7:50 AM

Don't wait until the weekend to have free and almost free fun around Charlotte. Here are some of the events going on this week.

Tuesday-Thursday: Concord Mills is providing free activities for kids every morning through Thursday, April 28, during Cabarrus County’s spring break. Activities include free mini-golf, bowling, and soccer fun. Read more.

Tuesday: Lowes Home Improvement Store across from Northlake Mall is holding free building workshops for women from 3-7 p.m. Topics include hand and power tools, framing, installing roofing shingles, painting, and more. Read more.

Wednesday: Brew & View at Fillmore Charlotte offers a cheap movie (Tommy Boy for $3), cheap beer ($2), and cheap popcorn ($1). 9 p.m. Read more.

Thursday: Alive After Five features the band “Love Tribe” at 5 p.m. at Wachovia Plaza. This is the last week there, then Alive After Five heads to the Epicentre. Read more.

Thursday: Listen to a wide range of interesting ideas, quickly, at Pecha Kucha, at Amos’ South End, at 7:30 p.m. At Pecha Kucha, presenters share their ideas. There’s no limit on what ideas they share, but they have to be confined to 20 images, 20 seconds per image, for a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds. 8 to 10 people will present their ideas, and it promises to be a night of creativity and surprises. $5 at the door. Read more.

Thursday: The Panthers are throwing an NFL Draft Party at Bank of America Stadium at 5:30 p.m. Besides watching the draft on the big screen, enjoy live country music by Jason Michael Carroll, kids’ activities, locker room tours, and more. Read more, including the schedule.

Thursday: Crown Town Handmade’s next Makeout Session is called “Paint that Mug.” Bring a plain piece of china to Patchwerk Playhaus, in the back of Century Vintage, at 1508 Central Avenue, at 7:30 p.m., and you’ll get expert guidance in turning it into a piece of art. Read more.