MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
82. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.
Vida Cantina | All day | Free admission | Details
Why you should go: Get any size house margarita, including pitchers, fishbowls and towers, at half-price.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
83. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
AMA Charlotte Alphabet Bash 2018
Legion Brewing SouthPark | 6-8 p.m. | $25 | Details
Why you should go: In partnership with Behailu Academy, this night of food, beer and networking will benefit the program’s art-based youth development programs.
Night at the IMAX: Journey to the South Pacific
Discovery Place Science | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $9-$10 | Details
Why you should go: Follow young Jawi on a larger than life adventure across the tropical islands of West Papua to discover the 2,000+ sea life species that live in the waters around him.
Sushi & Cocktail Class
Essex Bar & Bistro | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $72 | Details
Why you should go: Attendees will learn to make well-known rolls and 2 cocktails during this hands-on class.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat
Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. | $10-$330+ | Details
Why you should go: See how the Hornets are shaping up for their upcoming season in a match against the Heat.
8th Annual Fighting for Women with Fashion
CenterStage@NODA | 7-10 p.m. | $100 | Details
Why you should go: Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and hors-d’oeuvres as you bid on a silent auction and watch local attorneys and physicians walk a fashion show. Proceeds benefit the Safe Alliance and local victims of domestic abuse.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
85. Mostly sunny. 20% chance of rain.
Taste of the World 2018
SMS Catering Services | 4:30-9:30 p.m. | $50 | Details
Why you should go: Attendees won’t find out where they’re headed until they get there on this unique 3-stop culinary tour that features cuisine from all over the world.
Florence and the Machine: The High as Hope Tour
Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. | $59-$99+ | Details
Why you should go: The English indie rock band stops in Charlotte on its 2018 tour.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
84. Mostly sunny. 20% chance of rain.
Fresh Market Grand Opening
Strawberry Hill | 8 a.m. | Free admission | Details
Why you should go: In addition to free samples, live music and entertainment, the grocery store will also be cutting a giant store replica cake, cracking a 95-pound parmesan wheel and offering swag bags to the first 500 customers.
Bridging the Gap: Red Ventures Inclusion Expo
Red Ventures | 5:30-8:45 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: This inaugural event will see Red Ventures explain who and what they are during a panel, networking and question and answer session.
MHA’s 2nd Annual Art in Mind Exhibition and Auction
Mint Museum Uptown | 6-8 p.m. | $50 | Details
Why you should go: Get behind the mission to bring awareness to mental wellness with an art exhibition, silent auction, food, drink, raffles and more.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Annual Fundraiser
Unknown Brewing Company | 6-10 p.m. | $30-$35 | Details
Why you should go: Enjoy food, drink, an auction and entertainment to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets include food and one drink.
Queen City Music Fest
Bojangles’ Coliseum | 8 p.m. | $51-$107 | Details
Why you should go: Lineup includes Dru Hill, Dough E. Fresh and RBRM.
Maroon 5 and Julia Michaels
Spectrum Center | 7:30 p.m. | $49-$225+ | Details
Why you should go: See the rock band stop on the Charlotte leg of their Red Pill Blues tour.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
83. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Nebel’s Alley Night Market
101 W. Worthington Avenue | 5-9 p.m. | Free admission | Details
Why you should go: 30+ vendors will be on site during this intimate market, during which black and white movies will be projected on the alley walls and musicians and caricaturists will perform.
10th Annual Oyster Bash
Upstream | 6:30-9 p.m. | $130 | Details
Why you should go: Tickets include a cocktail party with live entertainment and access to all-you-can-eat oysters, including raw and fire roasted. Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry.
Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker
PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m. | $26-$109+ | Details
Why you should go: Both well-known and much-loved country acts will take the stage in the same night on their Summer Plays On tour.
Whitewater Film Series
U.S. National Whitewater Center | 7-9:30 p.m. | Free admission ($6 to park) | Details
Why you should go: Mountainfilm on Tour brings its work to the Whitewater Center, along with their mission to change the world through film.
FYI: Crown Station 1 Year
Crown Station | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | $15-$20 | Details
Why you should go: Celebrate the bar’s first birthday in its new home with a live performance by Doc Martin. 21+ only.