Jody Mace

I am a freelance writer in Charlotte, North Carolina who writes for magazines and websites. Find me at Google+

Apr 242014

Kings Drive Art WalkIt’s another big week for free things to do in the Charlotte area. These free events take place Friday, April 25th, through Sunday, April 27th, 2014. Highlights include BikeFest, Kings Drive Art Walk, Plaza Midwood Art Crawl, and Kannapolis’ Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival. 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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This weekend’s free event list is brought to you by Common Chord Concerts, a house concert series in Charlotte. Learn how to see quality music in an intimate, respectful environment for a low price. Next up is Rebekah Todd and the Odyssey on May 10.


7:30am:  BIKE! Charlotte: Bike rally and ride to breakfast

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

6:00pm:  Tuck Fest at USNWC: Live music and competitions (charge to compete)

6:00pm:  History tour of Plaza Midwood neighborhood

6:30pm:    Live music at NoDa Brewing Company: Dave Desmelick

7:00pm:     Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Buddy Dukes

7:00pm:     Live music at The Wine Vault: Swim in the Wild

7:00pm:      Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Wicked Powers

7:00pm:    Piedmont Concerts in the Round: Sol Fusion

9:00pm:  Live music at Crown Station Pub: MOVE


Free preztel at Pretzelmaker

9:00am:   Free pickles at Atherton Market

10:00am:  Kings Drive Art Walk

10:00am:  Kids’ bike safety and educational rodeo at University YMCA

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

10:00am:  Earth Day Celebration at Anne Springs Close Greenway

10:00am:  Earth Day / Arbor Day festival in Stallings

10:15am:   Guitar Center: ukulele lesson

11:00am:   Friendship Gardens Urban Farm Grand Opening event

11:00am:    Kids’ craft at Lakeshore Learning:  Storytelling Puppet

11:00am:   Charlotte World Parade and Festival

11:30am:   Civil War Day at Gaston County Museum

12:00pm:  Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival in Kannapolis

12:00pm:  Tuck Fest at USNWC: Live music and competitions (charge to compete)

2:00pm:  The Art of Paper-making at Reedy Creek Nature Center

4:00pm:   Plaza Midwood Art Crawl

7:00pm:  Live music at The Wine Vault: Andrew McElmurry

7:00pm:   Live music at Crown Station Pub: Pumps & Penalties Anniversary

7:00pm:    Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Wicked Powers

7:00pm:  Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Buddy Dukes and Jeff Brown

9:00pm:   Live music at Common Market Commonwealth: Fire Marshall Bill // Pinko

10:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Junglist Massive



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

10:00am:  BIKE! Charlotte: guided bike tour through historic neighborhoods

11:00am:  Kings Drive Art Walk

1:00pm:   Tuck Fest at USNWC: Live music and competitions (charge to compete)

2:00pm:  BikeFest in Plaza Midwood

3:00pm:  Listen Look Learn in the Garden: Story time and nature learning at Freedom Park

6:00pm:  Davidson’s Concerts on the Green: Davidson Symphony and Jazz Ensemble

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

6:00pm:   Karaoke at Snug Harbor 

7:00pm:   Poetry reading at Book Buyers

7:00pm:  Providence Chamber Music Recital Series

 April 24, 2014  Posted by  Free Events No Responses »
Apr 242014

Shoppes at University Place’s longstanding concert series returns to the bandstand near the lake. They’ve just announced the lineup of their spring concert series.The concerts will take place every Thursday in April from 6pm to 9pm. Enjoy the warm weather with a walk around the lake or by enjoying food from one of the many restaurants. The Shoppes at University Place is located at the corner of Harris Boulevard and Hwy. 29.
The Schedule:

4/3 Early Ray
4/10 Skate Rink Jukebox
4/17 Hot Sauce
4/24 Coconut Groove

 April 24, 2014  Posted by  Music No Responses »
Apr 242014

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One, Three, or Six Ultrasonic Lipo-Cavitation Treatments at New You Rejuvenation Med Spa (Up to 87% Off)
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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)
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$15 for $30 Worth of Tacos, Salads, Wraps, and Ribs at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Entry for Four (50% Off). Three Options Available.
$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)
BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Wine and Design (46% Off)
2 Nights of Dog Boarding, 5 or 10 Days of Daycare or Five-Week Obedience Class at K9 Hangout Charlotte (Up to 55% Off)
Scuba Certification with Magazine Subscription or Buoyancy Class at Sink or Swim Scuba (Up to 65% off)
One BYOB Canvas Painting Class for Two or Four at Cajun Canvas (47% Off)
Four or Six Reflexology Sessions for Hands and Feet at Five Elements for Well Being (Up to 58% Off)
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$39 -- Unlimited Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner for 2, Reg. $68
$12 -- Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Half Off Day for 2
$40 -- White House Chef: Cooking Class w/Lunch, Save 50%
$18 -- Morgan Ridge Vineyards: Wine or Beer Tasting for 2
$79 -- Muscle Car Drive on the Open Road, Reg. $199

$29 for 10 Women's Fitness Classes ($60 Value)
30 day Weight Loss Program w Raspberry Keytones + B12 Shots at InShapeMD Huntersville
$8 for Admission for Two to Cold Blooded Encounters Reptile Zoo ($16 Value)
$12 for 2 Admission Tickets to Cold Blooded Encounters + 1 Necklace ($25 Value)
$34 for 1 Hour Swedish, Deep-Tissue, Sports, or Prenatal Massage ($75 Value)
$30 for Mobile Headlight Restoration for Two Headlights ($90 Value)
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$6 to Hold an Animal - Choice of Several ($20 Value)
$29 for $100 Gift Certificate toward Zoo to You Halloween Party or Educational Show
Hormone Imbalance Baseline Testing, Consultation & 4 B-12 Injections Huntersville
Hormone Imbalance Baseline Testing, Consultation & 4 B-12 Injections Charlotte
Blind Installation from Blind Installers of NC
5 Week Outlook Training with Local Productivity Expert Peggy Duncan
All-Day On Location Bounce House Rental
One-Hour European Facial plus Lip & Chin Waxing
3-Step Exterior Pressure Washing of a Home up to 3500 Square Feet and Two Stories
Carpet Cleaning for Three Rooms up to 300 Square Feet Each
90-Minute Massage
60-Minute Couples Massage
60-Minute Massage

Step-by-Step Instruction in a Variety of Styles: Four Private Lessons + Four Group Classes ($109 for $249)
Boost Your Professional Portfolio or Acquire a Stunning Family Portrait with a Photo Shoot ($89 for $200)
$100 to Spend on Windshield Replacement ($30 for $100)
Hit the Dance Floor on the Right Foot After Four Private and Four Group Dance Lessons ($25 for $91)
Barrier Spray Treatment Makes Pests Back Off ($49 for $140)
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$300 of Up to 400 Square Feet of Attic Insulation ($99 for $300)
Salon Services for Less: Choose a Shampoo, Haircut, Style, or a Full Set of Highlights ($17 for $45)
Chemical Peel, Body Wrap, or Both ($55 for $110)
Four or Eight Semi-Private Training Classes ($35 for $168)
Beginners' Photography Workshop ($75 for $175)
Experience the Best of Charlotte's Ghoulish Past on a Haunted Ghost Tour with Family and Friends ($12 for $25)
One or Three UV Gel Polish Manicures and Deluxe Pedicures; or One or Three Gel Manis ($39 for $81)
One-Year Savings Program + Whitening Kit ($149 for $795)
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Charlotte North: De-Stress from the Week with a Massage ($30 for $60)
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 April 24, 2014  Posted by  Wait, there's more No Responses »
Apr 232014

Screen Shot 2014-04-23 at 8.59.27 PMKeith Chiropractic Clinic, at 402 East Sugar Creek Road, is holding a free Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, from 11am to 3pm. Go to the website and print out the ticket on the bottom for free raffle tickets.


Here’s some of what will be going on:

Karaoke Contests
Bounce Houses
Coloring Contests
Face Painting
Winning Awesome Prizes
Delicious Food

 April 23, 2014  Posted by  Festivals, Free Events No Responses »
Apr 232014

GoPro Little 600GoPro Motorplex Little 600 takes place Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, at 4pm, at 130 Motorplex Drive in Mooresville. It’s is a free event that will feature a full field of NASCAR drivers, including Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson and Justin Allgaier racing GoPro Motorplex’s fleet of 55 mph Rental Karts to battle solely for bragging rights. Additionally, the Lady 600 will be a 10-lap rental kart race among NASCAR drivers’ wives and girlfriends. Parking is $10. There will be a chance to get autographs, as well as raffles, food trucks and a kids’ zone. Visit the website for a complete schedule.

 April 23, 2014  Posted by  Sports No Responses »
Apr 232014

music_standHere’s another free music event from Belmont Abbey, The Abbey Chorus and Wind Ensemble present the end of the college year concert Sunday May 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont Mount Holly Road in Belmont. Sacred and secular vocal selections will include Edward Elgar’s “Ave verum corpus”, several settings of the Twenty-third psalm, contemporary composer Eric Whitacre’s Seal Lullaby and arrangements of jazz and folk songs. Several works will be familiar including Pachelbel’s canon. The Chorus is directed by Abbey organist Karen Hite Jacob. Samuel Stowe directs the instrumental ensemble. There will be music for most every taste!

 April 23, 2014  Posted by  Music No Responses »
Apr 232014

VegFestCharlotte VegFest is a festival in Plaza Midwood that celebrates and informs about the vegan lifestyle. Held on Saturday, May 17th, 2014, from 2pm to 7pm, it will feature speakers like Gene Baur, co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary; Howard Jacobson, contributing author to “Whole”, Dilip Barman and Leilani Munter. Vegetarian and vegan restaurants and food trucks will be on hand. Parking is available at Green Memorial Church, 1324 The Plaza, International House and 1817 Central Avenue,

 April 23, 2014  Posted by  Festivals, Free Events No Responses »
Apr 232014

noda alley rallyArea 15, at the intersection of 15th Street and North Davidson Street, will be the site of a new, regularly occurring food truck rally this spring and summer. NoDa Alley Rally will take place Thursday, April 24th, from 5pm to 8pm, and then will take place the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Besides the food trucks there will be live music and plenty of free parking. It’s family-friendly and pet-friendly. The rally benefits community organizations such as the Free Store, Optimist Park and Community Gardens. Bands this time will be Noma Trio and Eddie Schenck & The Band Ephriam.

 April 23, 2014  Posted by  drink, Food and Drink, Music No Responses »
Apr 232014

garage saleSoon Charlotte on the Cheap will be starting up the once popular weekly listing of large garage sales. We’ll be including information on community, church, school, estate, consignment and large multi-family sales. We’ll be gathering the information from available sources, so you don’t have to send us your information to be included. We will use our own discretion about which sales to include in the list. However, if you’d like prominent mention, this year we’re offering a sponsorship option for this weekly post. If you are the weekly sponsor, the information about your sale will go on the top of the page. It will include an image if you have one, as well as a description of the sale and a link to the webpage if available. Who will see it? Lots of bargain-minded Charlotte area readers, that’s who.

Charlotte on the Cheap’s readership:

  • Over 5,100 email subscribers
  • Over 7,400 Facebook fans
  • Over 11,000 Twitter followers

The weekly garage sale listing will be accessible from Charlotte on the Cheap’s main menu as well. The new list will be posted on Thursday of each week. In addition, if you’d like us to promote the post on Facebook you will have that option. It will reach more readers that way. Your cost for the Facebook promotion will be whatever our cost is.

The cost to sponsor the garage sale list for a week is $60.

If you’re interested, email me at Put “garage sale sponsorship” in the subject. In the body of the email tell me which week you’d like to sponsor. Make sure that the date you mention is a Thursday. I’ll let you know if it’s available.

There are other sponsorship and advertising opportunities on Charlotte on the Cheap as well, including the very popular “Free Event List.”

 April 23, 2014  Posted by  garage sales No Responses »