Free things to do around Charlotte this week

Free things to do around Charlotte this week

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Free things to do around Charlotte this week

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by Jody Mace / NBC Charlotte

WCNC.com

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 4:56 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 31 at 4:56 AM

It’s a big week for free things to do in the Charlotte area. 68 events and counting. These free events take place Monday, March 31st, through Sunday, April 6th, 2014.  Some highlights are a tree-climbing competition at Freedom Park, the NC Science Festival, Rise for Freedom opera, and much more. This list will be updated throughout the week on Charlotte on the Cheap’s Free Event Page. Make sure to follow the links to get the details on each event. And please share with friends!

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Monday

Free Bloomin’ Onion at Outback Steakhouse with any purchase

9:30am:   Free science event at Energy Explorium

5:00pm:    Family board game night at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

5:00pm:   UNCC International Film Festiva: Yella (German)

5:00pm:   Live music at Crown Station Pub: Shaun Peace Band

6:30pm:    Crown Station Pub: Trivia and Karaoke

7:30pm:     Trivia Nite at Summit Coffee

8:00pm:     Live music at Amelie’s

8:00pm:     Concert at Belmont Abbey: Carolina Pro Musica

8:00pm:     Cult Move Monday: Time Bandits

Tuesday

Panda Express: Free Golden Szechuan Fish with any purchase

2:00pm:    UNCC International Film Festival: Lost in Thailand

5:00pm:    LEGO Mini-Build at LEGO Store

5:00pm:    Live music at Crown Station Pub: The Working Effective and Ben Eppard

7:00pm:     NC Science Festival: Interactive Computer Systems with Mary Lou Maher

8:00pm:     Trivia night at Petra’s, with prizes

10:00pm:   Tuesday Night Mic Fights at Crown Station Pub

Wednesday

4:00pm:     NC Science Festival event in Kannapolis: Electrifying Encounters

5:00pm:      Mint Museums free admission

5:00pm:     UNCC International Festival: First Snowfall

6:00pm:     Live music at Crown Station Pub: Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends

7:00pm:      Workshop at Guitar Center: Miking vocals

7:00pm:       NC Science Festival: Public Talk with Amy Shira Teitel, Spaceflight Historian

7:00pm:       Singer/songwriter open mic at Sam Ash Music. Perform and get a $10 gift card

8:30pm:       Comedy Showdown at Crown Station Pub

10:00pm:    Residency at Snug Harbor: Dave & The Strange

Thursday

5:00pm:   Alive After Five concerts at EpiCentre: Groovetown and The Hot Gates

6:00pm:   Spring concert series at Shoppes at University Place: Early Ray

6:00pm:   NC Science Festival: Coltrane-Webb STEM Elementary in Concord: Engineering For All

7:00pm:     Live music at The Wine Vault: Brandon Kirkley

7:00pm:    NC Science Festival: Organic Approaches to Solar Energy

7:00pm:    Ulysses Festival: Rise for Freedom opera at Johnson C. Smith University

8:00pm:    Indoor Dodgeball and Bar Pong at Whisky River. Winners get prizes.

8:00pm:    Live music at Summit Coffee: Rusty Knox

9:00pm:     Live music at Crown Station Pub: Slam Duncan and friends

Friday

9:30am:    Free science event at Energy Explorium

5:00pm:    Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:30pm:    Live music at NoDa Brewing Company: Sinners & Saints

7:00pm:     Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Brubakers

7:00pm:     Ulysses Festival: Rise for Freedom opera in Matthews

7:00pm:     Live music at The Wine Vault: Jason Markum

7:00pm:      Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Tony Barnes Band

8:00pm:     NC Science Festival: Statewide Star Party: UNC Charlotte

10:00pm:   Aquarius Rising at Crown Station Pub

Saturday

8:00am:    Tree Climbing Competition at Freedom Park, including Fun Climb for the public

9:00am:    Free pickles at Atherton Market

9:00am:    Kids’ workshop at Home Depot: Birdbath/Birdfeeder

10:00am:  Create an “upcycle” birdfeeder at Reedy Creek Nature Center

10:00am:  Guitar Center workshop: Recording for ProTools 

10:15am:    Guitar Center: ukulele lesson

10:30am:   NC Science Festival: Zucchini 500 at Hilbish Ford in Kannapolis

11:00am:    Library Day at Gantt Center–a library card gets you in for free

11:00am:     Kids’ craft at Lakeshore Learning:  ”It’s Spring” Bird Nest

11:00am:    Queen City Craft Market

12:00pm:   NC Science Festival: Kaleidoscope Conference Center, Davidson: The Green Idea Factory Competition at PiES

1:00pm:    NC Science Festival: Science Family Fun Day

2:00pm:   NC Science Festival: Concord Library–Old Knowledge and New Knowledge with Author Robin Sloan

7:00pm:    Ulysses Festival: Rise for Freedom opera at Sharon Presbyterian Church

7:00pm:   Live music at The Wine Vault: Jon Caneda

7:00pm:    Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Tony Barnes Band

7:00pm:   Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Bradley Parks and Brubakers

8:00pm:   Live music at Summit Coffee: Grievous Angels

Sunday

Free admission to Levine Museum of the New South for groups of fewer than 10 people

8:00am:  Tree Climbing Competition at Freedom Park

6:00pm:  Live music at The Wine Vault: Jared Allan

1:00pm:   NC Science Festival: Bird Lore and More at Discovery Place

2:30pm:   NC Science Festival: Science and Superheroes Contest at Discovery Place

3:00pm:   NC Science Festival: Science Film and Discussion: Jurassic Park

6:00pm:   Karaoke at Snug Harbor

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