MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
CLT: Hosting with Airbnb
Hygge Coworking (Hill Street) | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $25 | Details
Why you should go: Emir Dukic, founder of Rabbu, is a property management expert, and he’ll be sharing his top tips for listing your house on Airbnb.
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Hall Family Farm season opening week
10713 Providence Road West | All day | Free | Details
Why you should go: They’ve got musical hayrides, a five-acre corn maze and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch.There’s also a children’s play area with rubber ducky races, a kid’s corn maze, firetruck and fun slide. And you’ll find farm animals (goat and pig) to feed and seasonal treats like apple cider slushies
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1
Papi Queso opening
Optimist Hall | All day | Free | Details
Why you should go: The beloved grilled cheese food truck is finally opening its new brick-and-mortar space. Expect the usual favorites plus a burger melt grilled cheese, buffalo chicken grilled cheese, mozzarella sticks, mac and cheese and daily frozen slushies (rolled out over time).
100 N. Tryon St., Bank of America Corporate Center| All day | Free | Details
Why you should go: The new Italian wine bar and retail wine shop will have more than 400 bottles of wine to choose from. For food, expect polpette (meatballs), build-your-own bruschetta, tinned seafood and chips, and more than 20 seafood, meat and vegetable small plates.
Festival of India
Charlotte Country Day | 5:30-7 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Join the Country Day community as they celebrate its long-running partnership with the India Association of Charlotte and Festival of India Committee, featuring food provided by Maharani, dancing, and a panel discussion.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
Pumking Patio Party
VBGB | 5-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Snag samples of Pumking, Swipe Light, Nu Juice and CLT Brew’d Hazy Daze from Southern Tier Brewing Company while playing giant ring toss and hanging on the VBGB patio.
Carlos Mota “Beige is Not a Color” Book Signing
SOCO Gallery – 421 Providence Road | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Former international style editor for Architectural Digest and editor at large for Elle Decor, Carlos Mota is a creative consultant with extensive experience in styling, interior design, product design and advertising campaigns. Call the gallery at 980.498.2881 or email [email protected]to reserve a copy of his book.
Innovators Action Forum
McGlohan Theatre | 5:30-8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Thought leaders from across the country are coming to Charlotte to share new ideas about growing jobs, cultivating entrepreneurship, arts, culture and housing.
Fall Plant Sale
Wing Haven | 9 a.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: The four-day sale features hundreds of plants from perennials to herbs. Wednesday is members-only, but Thursday-Saturday are open to all.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
U.S. Women’s National Team v. Korea Republic – Victory Tour
Bank of America Stadium | 8 p.m. | $33+ | Details
Why you should go: This star-studded team of incredible athletes has the power to turn any layperson into a mega soccer fan. Support our women’s team as they dominate Korea Republic.
Straight Up With Stassi
Knight Theater | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Put on your best #OOTD to see the queen of basic, Stassi Schroeder, do her podcast Straight Up With Stassi live. Also, Beau will be there.
Music at The Met
1111 Metropolitan Ave. | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Spend your Thursday evening enjoying live music, giant Jenga, cornhole, food and drink specials, popsicles and more. This event is family and pup-friendly.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
Breakaway Carolina Music Festival
AvidXchange Music Factory | 4-11 p.m. | $60+ | Details
Why you should go: Future, Lil Baby and five other artists are performing on Friday, and more than eight people are performing on Saturday.
ASC’s Fifth Annual Culture Feast
South Tryon Street | 6-9 p.m. | $50 | Details
Why you should go: This will be the event’s fifth year running, and the unique experience includes a giant community outdoor dinner and arts and cultural experiences.
Winthrop University Coliseum in Rock Hill | 8 p.m. | $36-$70 | Details
Why you should go: Don’t miss Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Alessia Cara in her only performance in the Carolinas this fall.
Food Truck Friday Plaza Midwood
Resident Culture Brewing | 4-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: As always, they’ve got live music, unique brews and food trucks, including The Dumpling Lady, Streamline Kitchen, What The Fries CLT, Food Truck: My Sausage Buddy, Libretto’s Pizzeria Charlotte, Waffle Tastries
and Hip Hop Smoothies.
Food Truck Friday South End
Sycamore Brewing | 4-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: This weeks banging lineup includes Papi Queso Food Truck, TIN Kitchen, OooWee BBQ, Gyro Twins Truck, GOGI, Chef Ray’s Cuban Cuisine, Chilaka Tacolab and Rollicious Ribs & More. They’ll have refreshing boozy drinks like Prosecco pops and frosé — plus the usual beer and cider.
Friday Nights at Camp North End
1824 Statesville Ave. | 5-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Every Friday, they’ll have food, music and a few surprises for a laid-back hangout. Note: Kids and leashed pets are welcome.
Looking for more things to do? Here’s a full calendar of 50+ cool events in Charlotte.