St. Patrick’s Day
Charlotte Goes Green Festival
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. South Tryon Street between First and Third streets. charlottestpatsday.com.
St. Patrick’s Day in Charlotte revs up with a parade stepping off at Tryon and Ninth at 11 a.m. It will head south to Third Street, where it takes a left and marches toward Caldwell. The daylong festival will feature Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, Irish/Celtic and other vendors, a large children’s amusement area, and plenty of food and beverages.
The Social Networth
6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. youarenowonq.com.
The Social Networth is a theatrical interactive examination of social media and its effects on society. In addition to the live staged reading, attendees can experience The Light Factory’s “Connected There but Not Always Here.” This exhibition visually examines several social networking platforms and features work by Dina Litovsky, Gabriela Herman, Celine Latulipe and Berto Gonzalez, Nate Larson and Marnie Shindelman.
La aldea maldita/The Cursed Village
7 p.m. Sunday. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 South Tryon St. purchaseonline.bechtler.org/public/show.asp.
The Bechtler, in collaboration with the UNC Charlotte Tournees Film Festival, will screen the silent film “La aldea maldita/The Cursed Village.” This screening is free, but reservations are required by calling 704-353-9200 or stopping by the visitor services desk. Award-winning pianist Ethan Uslan will provide live piano accompaniment and a new musical arrangement for the film. A live reading of the Spanish intertitles will be performed by Frank Dominguez, host of Concierto, WDAV’s bilingual classical music program.
Green River Revival
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. usnwc.org/green-river-revival.
Start the morning with a 5K race. At 1 p.m., the river will turn green and live music will begin. All the regular activities will be open (for a charge), including rafting, climbing, kayaking and riding the zip-lines.
Spring Family Festival
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Carolina Place Mall, Pineville. carolinaplace.com/events/spring-family-festival.
Enjoy a Spring Family Festival with a circus atmosphere in center court at Carolina Place Mall. It will include games, clown comedy and tricks from Circus Daze, crafts, a magic act from Zelnik the Magician, carnival games, a hula hoop demonstration and free, fresh-spun cotton candy.
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