Hello there Smarties. This is shaping up to be a very busy weekend. Consignment sales are in full swing and I hope that you are able to check out some great sales this weekend. There are also St. Patrick’s celebrations and multiple plays. Get out and enjoy all of the super Smarty events happening in our city!
Kids Konsignment Sale at the Harris YMCA
March 13, 8:00am-noon and 2:00pm-5:00pm
Excellent sale for infant and children’s clothing, baby equipment, strollers, furniture, toys, games, books, bicycles and in-season maternity wear. Half-price sale begins at 2:00pm. No children under age 12.
Sardis Presbyterian Weekday School Consignment Sale
Sardis Presbyterian Church
March 13, 7:00am-2:30pm
Spring and summer clothing for infants to teens, maternity clothes, toys, games, books, bikes and baby equipment.
The Gift Closet
Parktowne Village, old PartyTowne space
March 11-13, Thurs., 6:00pm-9:00pm, Fri., & Sat., 9:00am-2:00pm
This is a multi-vendor sale featuring unique art, crafts, jewelry, accessories, home décor and sweets. Read more about this Super Smarty Sale tomorrow in Jen P.’s post.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
March 12-14, Fri., Sat., 7:30pm; Sat., 3:00pm; Sun., 2:00pm
The year is 1775, and 14-year-old Jim Hawkins has already experienced more of life’s hardships than have many adults. Losing his beloved father and running the Admiral Benbow Inn alone with his mother is challenge enough, but then the secretive pirate Billy Bones shows up at the Inn, entrusting Jim with a mysterious map that will lead him on the high seas adventure of a lifetime. Featuring all Robert Louis Stevenson’s unforgettable characters – including the peg-legged Long John Silver and his garrulous parrot – Ken Ludwig’s creative stage version captures the swashbuckling excitement of this classic story, while highlighting Jim’s growth from boy to man. Trust, trickery, swordfights, betrayal and redemption abound in this spectacular adaptation of one of literature’s greatest coming-of-age adventure tales. Cost is $18-$24. Ages 10+, 4th grade and up. Being true to the story there is some bad language and sword play.
March 11-14, Thurs. and Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:00pm and 7:30pm; and Sun. 2:00pm
The colorful and classic fairytale choreographed by North Carolina Dance Theatre President and Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux premiered in 2001 and was last performed for Charlotte audiences in 2006. Set to Sergei Prokofiev’s score, Bonnefoux’s colorful and classic Cinderella follows the classic story of a young girl who goes from being a lonely servant to a beautiful princess. Cinderella, a three act ballet, whisks audiences to the fairytale settings of a sumptuous ball at the King’s palace, a lush garden and a quaint cottage. Tickets are $20-$74.
Curious George Live!
March 12-14, Fri., 7:00pm; Sat., 11:00am and 3:00pm; Sun., 1:00pm and 5:00pm
In this delightful musical, George ends up on a mission to help Chef Pisghetti win a world-famous meatball competition. This adventure takes him to Rome and The Golden Meatball Contest. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled story in which he learns more about Rome — and meatballs than he’d ever imagined! It is a Broadway-style stage show featuring Curious George, “The Man with the Yellow Hat” and new friends signing, dancing and getting the audience involved. Tickets are $15, $21 and $27.
There’s a Monster in My Closet
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St.
March 12-14, Fri., 7:30pm; Sat. and Sun., 3:00pm
Fantasy and reality collide in this eclectic and fun musical! Emily’s having a sleepover with her friend when they discover there’s a monster in her closet! What they don’t know is that Murray, the closet monster, doesn’t mean any harm. He’s more scared of kids than they are of him! Find out how friendship, ingenuity and a sprinkling of magic lead to a delightful solution to Emily’s monster problem. Appropriate for ages 3 & up. Each show will feature a local guest celebrity as “Dad” – check out the website for details. Cost is $10.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival
Route begins on Tryon Street between 9th and 3rd, festival between 1st and 3rd.
March 13, Parade begins at 11:00am
More than 100 units, including pipe and drum bands, Irish dancers and floats will march down Tryon Street celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Festivities continue after the parade at the Charlotte Goes Green Festival featuring Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, food, vendors and plenty of beverages. All ages.
Handy Manny Big Race Pit Stop
March 13, 11:00am-1:00pm
Concord Mills invites kids and their families to race to the mall for the Handy Manny Big Race Pit Stop! Kids will have the opportunity to watch Manny put the pedal to the metal as they preview the Big Race! DVD before it hits stores. In addition kids will receive a checkered race flag and sticker sheet, have the chance to color activity sheets, decorate license plates and dance in Pit Stop Hokey Pokey. Plus, there will be several prize giveaways including the chance to win books and a race car.
Wachovia-Wells Fargo Family Saturday: Birds of a Feather
Mint Museum Randolph
March 13, 10:30am-2:30pm
Flock to the Mint in March to do a little “bird watching” in the museum galleries, and design your own folk art bird using brilliant pastels on colored paper. Your family is invited to drop by the Museum’s classroom art studios and enjoy art-making together. Prepare to get messy!
St. Patricks Day Celebration
Joseph-Beth Booksellers & Bistro
March 13, 2:00pm
Join us for a little Leprechaun fun. We’ll hunt for gold, eat green treats, make green crafts and read the story of St Patrick’s Day.
Live Raptor Presentation
Carolina Raptor Center
March 14, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Meet some of the residents at the Carolina Raptor Center – including hawks, owls and vultures. Learn about the facilities mission of education, rescue, research and rehabilitation.
Birthday Blessings 2nd Birthday Celebration
Area Wolfman Pizza’s
March 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Head to Wolfman Pizza on March 15th in celebration of Birthday Blessings’ second birthday as a 501(c)3 nonprofit! Entertainers from Wish Upon a Star and Mister Twister will keep the family-fun party going from 5:30-7:30, and Crumbs for a Cause will have their sweet treats available for purchase. Did you know they donate 50% of their profits to Birthday Blessings? So grab your friends, family, playgroups and co-workers, and come enjoy the festivities at any of the four Charlotte-area Wolfman Pizza locations. Proceeds from this fun-filled party will help benefit our programs. Wolfman Pizza be collecting donations of new toys, as well.