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Hope you got your Sunday shoes polished.

Easter weekend is almost here, and Charlotte has a lot going on — brunches, egg hunts and reflective walks through nature.

If you’re looking for something to do, we’ve got you covered.

Charlotte SHOUT! is still in full swing, and Jalon Hill writes about a new street festival that celebrates Charlotte’s ever-expanding food scene.

Speaking of food: Black Food Truck Friday returns this week.

At the Comedy Zone, Jason Banks, a standup comedian out of Columbus, Ohio, will tickle your funny bone — and who doesn’t need a good laugh these days?

Up for a road trip? Check out the Soda City Market in Columbia. It’s held each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In fact, make it a day with our Black History Guide to Columbia.

However you choose to spend this weekend, make sure you enjoy it.

Except for some clouds and showers predicted for midday Saturday, the weather forecast looks great, with daytime temps in the low 70s.

Our Weekend Picks

Food and Drink:


  • Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart (Fri): See the 15-time Grammy winner show how he’s taken banjo music where it’s never gone before in his first bluegrass concert in 24 years.
  • Musiq Soulchild & Kelly Price (Sat.): It’s been five years since Musiq Soulchild brought his R&B groove to Charlotte. He returns this weekend, accompanied by Kelly Price.


Easter Events:

Theater and Dance:

  • Pretty Woman: The Musical: (Fri-Sun): Head to Belk Theater to see this 1990 love story on stage with an original score from Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.

Note: Visit our events page for more QCity happenings or to post your own event. Sometimes the events we post get rescheduled, changed or canceled. We suggest you check before you go.

This weekend: the first annual Charlotte StrEATs Festival

Photo via Pete Taylor

Charlotte’s food scene has come a long way, witnessed this weekend when the first annual Charlotte StrEATs Festival gets underway.

Unpretentious Palate, a food and drink review guide in Charlotte, is partnering with Charlotte SHOUT! and Carben Event + Marketing to host this two-day event.

More than 20 local restaurants and food trucks will participate.

Keep reading to see what else StrEATs has in store.

Sponsor Post

Broadway is coming to Charlotte

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to welcome “Waitress” to the intimate 422-seat Booth Playhouse for five weeks, April 19-May 22.

This limited, two-city tour is a treat for Charlotte audiences – a Broadway musical featuring cast members from the original Broadway engagement, up close and personal. After all, everyone deserves a slice of happiness.

More Headlines

Corporate landlords own about 13,600 single-family homes in Mecklenburg. What can local leaders do? (Charlotte Observer) 🔒

Charlotte’s two largest hospital systems have received state approval to add more hospital beds in Mecklenburg County. (WFAE)

Rising inflation is putting a financial strain on families. (The Charlotte Observer)🔒

East and Horn of Africa prep for worst drought in decades. (AP)

A Message from Real African Art Gallery

Explore art, learn Zimbabwe’s art history, enjoy wine and mingle at Real African Art Gallery tonight. Their weekly Sip & See events can end your Thursday on a classy and elegant note. 

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