GO. PLAY. SEE.: 4 Fun Things to Experience in Charlotte This Month
VISIT CHARLOTTE SHOUT!
This multi-week festival has returned to uptown and runs through April 16. See more than 200 installations, performances, events, and activations. Nearly all the events are outdoors, free, and open to the public. charlotteshout.com
SEE ALADDIN ONSTAGE
The hit Broadway musical takes the stage at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center April 5-9. Hear all your favorite songs from the Disney film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken. The production is geared toward children ages 6 and up, and tickets start at $30.
FEAST ON EMPANADAS
Come to Camp North End’s Ford Building on Saturday, April 8 from 12-6 p.m. for Empanada Fest—and bring your appetite. Feast on baked empanadas, fried empanadas, meat empanadas, veggie empanadas, and more. Admission is free, and the event features live music, a DJ, drinks, and dancing.
CELEBRATE SCOTTISH HISTORY
Head to Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville for the Loch Norman Highland Games on April 9 and 10. Celebrate Scottish history and culture with traditional highland games, longbow and battle axe competitions, music, food, highland and Scottish country dancing performances, traditional crafts, whiskey tasting, a kids’ zone, and more. Tickets start at $10 for kids and $20 for adults.