Guide

Your 5-minute guide to the best things to do in Charlotte

Friday

Learn to make perfect homemade pasta with an online regional Italian pasta making workshop. Alex Piatt, executive chef of Aria Tuscan Grill and Cicchetti, will teach you the basics of pasta making. Brion Cephus, retail manager of Cicchetti, will discuss wines to pair with your meal. Tickets include all the ingredients you need for dinner for two, a bottle of wine, recipe notes and a copy of the livestreamed class. 6 p.m. $100. https://bit.ly/2Td8kPp

Kick off your weekend by tuning into the Porch Vibes Spring Fest, an online festival consisting of performances from local musicians, food and drink demos, art and short films that will stream each evening this weekend. 7-8 p.m. Free admission, donations suggested. https://bit.ly/3czdWuZ

Saturday

Enjoy a night of vibrant drag performances with the CLT United Virtual Drag Party, a night of live streamed entertainment highlighting people of color. 7-8:30 p.m. https://bit.ly/3bBdBqb

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Canned Food Guide | Guide to Canned Foods

Canned food can seem much less enticing than fresh options, but during this new reality, many of us are rethinking our shopping habits. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that 75 percent of people surveyed said they had stockpiled food in response to COVID-19. And data compiled by Nielson found that sales of many shelf-stable items have skyrocketed in recent times.

In the new normal, when it’s best to scale back on grocery store runs, many of us are learning that it’s key to stock our pantries with food that will last and provide nutritional benefits like canned foods.

It’s only natural to wonder if there are any nutrition or health downsides to eating more food stuffed into an aluminum can. After all, aren’t we always being lectured about the importance of eating more whole, fresh food for optimal nutrition, well-being, and performance on the saddle

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