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

See a livestream performance with the Journey to Oz Watch Party, presented by the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. Stick around after the performance for a discussion about experimental theater with the show’s creator, Chris Parks, and several actors. 4-6 p.m. https://bit.ly/3fXCVKH

Check out the Journey to Oz Watch Party, presented by the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, on May 23.
Check out the Journey to Oz Watch Party, presented by the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, on May 23.

Sunday

Tune into one of Pickaday’s A Concert A Day virtual performances. Pickaday is streaming 60 free concerts over 60 days from artists such as Built to Spill, Warpaint, Dinosaur Jr., Tank and the Bangas, and more. All donations benefit Recording Academy/GRAMMYs MusiCares initiative. 1 p.m. Free, but donations suggested. https://bit.ly/2XhfJyz

Monday

Get outside with a virtual Memorial Day Run/Walk. Wear blue, print off a bib online and go for a run or walk in honor of our veterans. www.wearblueruntoremember.org.