Rumble in the Alley
Common Market Plaza Midwood, 2007 Commonwealth Ave.
Wednesday, 6 p.m.: As part of Charlotte Craft Beer Week, a gathering of 15-plus regional and national brewers share their best sixtels and compete in a “gentleman’s blind tasting.” Tickets $30 for all-you-can-drink and a chance to vote on best beer. www.charlottecraftbeerweek.org
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The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St.
Wednesday, 8 p.m.: A multi-performer evening kicks off with Albert Dulin and Rick Bouley entertaining with Celtic, old-time, folk and blues. Katie Oates and Friends follow with a set that includes original pop rock and jazz/blues songs. Bluegrass band The Lemonds closes the evenings. Admission $4. www.folksociety.org
Matthews Shamrock Crawl
Historic Downtown Matthews
Thursday, 4 p.m.: Expect shopping, art, music, food and drinks in historic downtown Matthews in the second annual crawl. More information at www.facebook.com/MatthewsShamrockCrawl.
Hawthorne Recreation Center, Independence Park, 345 Hawthorne Ln.
Saturday, 8 a.m.: Charlotte’s oldest road race features a tour or residential streets in the Elizabeth neighborhood. Registration $30, www.elizabeth8k.com.
Peter Rabbit’s Garden Adventure
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Celebrate spring with Peter and his family. Family activities, crafts, food trucks and more will take place throughout the garden. Admission $12.95 adults, $11.95 seniors 60+, $6.95 children 2-12. www.dsbg.org