Free events this week

 

Kings Drive Art WalkIt’s another big week for free things to do in the Charlotte area. These free events take place Monday, April 21st, through Sunday, April 27th, 2014. Highlights include BikeFest, Kings Drive Art Fest, 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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Monday

Free Bloomin’ Onion with purchase at Outback Steakhouse

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

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

7:30pm:     Trivia Nite at Summit Coffee

8:00pm:     Live music at Amelie’s

Tuesday

12:00pm:  Crown Station Pub: Jazz, Blues and Morning Brews

7:30pm:  Concert reading of Restoration: Vienna 1938 at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte

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

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

Wednesday

5:00pm:      Mint Museums free admission

5:00pm:   Live music at Crown Station Pub: Bivoy Leven

6:00pm:   Documentary “Green Fire” at Reedy Creek Nature Center

7:00pm:      Workshop at Guitar Center: Podcasting and voice over

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: Early Ray and Alternate Take

6:00pm:   Spring concert series at Shoppes at University Place: Coconut Groove

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

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

Friday

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

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

Saturday

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:     Kids’ craft at Lakeshore Learning:  Storytelling Puppet

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

 

Sunday

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

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