Agenda Weekender: 34 cool things to do in Charlotte this weekend including YAM’s Black & White Throwback Gala at the Mint

Agenda Weekender: 34 cool things to do in Charlotte this weekend including YAM’s Black & White Throwback Gala at the Mint
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

61. Sunny.

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Food & Drink

Food Truck Friday Plaza Midwood at Resident Culture Brewing: As always, they’ve got live music, unique brews and food trucks, including The Dumpling Lady, Streamline Kitchen, What The Fries CLT, Scratch Kitchen CLT, Adeline’s Indian Cuisine, Taza (V), and LiL’ Dunkers Mini Donuts. 4-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Food Truck Friday South End at Sycamore Brewing: This week’s banging lineup includes Tin Kitchen, OooWee BBQ, Gyro Twins Truck⁠, Rollicious Ribs & More, LLC, GOGI, Chef Ray Cuban (lunch & dinner)⁠, and TOLA Rose Italian Eats Food Truck. They’ll have refreshing boozy drinks like Prosecco pops and frosé — plus the usual beer and cider. 4-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Les Misérables at Ovens Auditorium: Expect the same beloved songs and plot reimagined with new staging and scenery. 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Experience

El Thrifty Social Dia de los Muertos Event: Expect music, face painting, fortune tellers, themed-activities, authentic Mexican dishes, and cocktails. 6-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Swing Dance Social at Resident Culture Brewing Company: Put on your dancing shoes and learn how to swing dance. 7-8 p.m. Free. Details.

8.2.0’s Beers + Boos Party at 820 Hamilton St.: The only thing spooky about Halloween is when it ends. Good thing you don’t have to stop the party, yet. Expect food and drinks specials and a DJ all night. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

NoDa NovemberFest at 4100 Raleigh St.: Expect a celebration of NoDa and its’ neighbors with local breweries, restaurants, and businesses. 2 p.m. $0-$20. Details.

Day of the Dead Feast & Fiesta at SouthBound & The Music Yard – 2433 South Blvd.: Come celebrate the last day of Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, with a feast and fiesta for all to enjoy. Chef Hugo will be bringing delicious authentic dishes for the all-you-can-eat buffet, plus the Cochinita Pibil, live music from Latin band UltimaNota, drink specials and fun and games! 6:30-10:30 p.m. $25. Details.

Friday Nights at Camp North End at 1824 Statesville Ave.: Every Friday, they’ll have food, music and a few surprises for a laid-back hangout. Note: Kids and leashed pets are welcome. 5-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

Traditions Interiors Semi-Annual Sale at 4317 Park Road – Suite A: Shop tremendous savings on home furniture and accessories with discounts from 10-70 percent off. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

62. Partly cloudy

Food & Drink

Sausagefest 2019 at 1514 East Blvd.: Expect live music, 30 beers to try and as the name suggests, many many types of sausage. Your ticket includes an 8-ounce tasting glass to fill throughout the night. If you’re not drinking, your ticket is only $25. 3-7 p.m. $40. Details.

$1 Breakfast Tacos, Midwood Smokehouse Edition at Resident Culture: Get $1 street-style Texas brisket and egg tacos, and grab a beer and stay awhile. Proceeds benefit Sammy Bent, one of Midwood’s pit guys for almost a decade who recently was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Noon to 2 p.m. $1 tacos. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

The Simon and Garfunkel Story at Knight Theater: Not your average concert, this critically acclaimed concert-style theatre show features some of the duos best hits, along with video. 8 p.m. $25. Details.

Les Misérables at Ovens Auditorium: Expect the same beloved songs and plot reimagined with new staging and scenery. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Experience

YAM Pearl Anniversary: Black & White Throwback Gala at Mint Museum Uptown: Celebrate the Young Affiliates of the Mint’s 30th year of philanthropic efforts to the Mint Museum with an open bar of handcrafted cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. 8 p.m. to midnight. $65-$99. Details.

NoDa NovemberFest at 4100 Raleigh St.: Expect a celebration of NoDa and its’ neighbors with local breweries, restaurants, and businesses. 2 p.m. $0-$20. Details.

Sycamore’s Birthday at 2161 Hawkins St.: The beloved brewery is turning five, and they’re celebrating with special beer releases, event tees, live music and fireworks. Plus, they’ll have a handful of vendors and nine food options, including Gyro Twins Truck, OooWee BBQ, Cuzzo’s Cuisine Food Truck, Holy City Waffles, Wentworth & Fenn, Lil o’ Donut, Whatthefluff, Pop’s Pickles⁠ and a shaved ice station⁠. Noon to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

[Related news: Sycamore Brewing will move into a 16-story tower next door to its current property in South End]

Carolina Renaissance Festival at 16445 Poplar Tent Road: This 20-something-year-old annual festival takes you way back in time to the days of jousting, armored knights, feasting and more. Expect more than 500 characters in costume, 14 entertainment stages, hundreds of village vendors, turkey legs and other festival foods, knights on horseback, tomato tossing and more. The festival is every weekend through Nov. 24. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $15 kids, $25 adults. Details.

Halloween in Belmont: It’s a frightfully fun time in Belmont for ghouls and goblins of all ages featuring events like BooFest in Stowe Park, Nightmare on Main for adults and a costume contest, s’mores and more at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Varies. Varies. Details.

Fitness

The Great Pumpkin Run: Charlotte at Rural Hill: Entry includes access to the 5K race, lightweight tech hoodie, a pumpkin to take home, finishers medal, cup of cider, and professional photos. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $45. Details.

Do Good

Pizza Fur a Paws Fundraiser at Inizio Pizza Dilworth: There are no two things greater than pizza and pets, so teat yourself to a pizza — $5 from every pizza sold benefits the Greater Charlotte SPCA — and enter your dog in the costume contest or adopt a dog on site. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Pajamas All Day 5K at Blakeney Professional Park in Ballantyne: Lace up for the first annual 5K run/walk hosted by the Move For Jenn Foundation! The event will feature a live band and DJ, sponsor expo, food vendors, children’s fun run and activities, full petting zoo, adult DIY booth, mimosas, raffles, and more. 8 a.m. $25-$30. Details.

Shopping

Traditions Interiors Semi-Annual Sale at 4317 Park Road – Suite A: Shop tremendous savings on home furniture and accessories with discounts from 10-70 percent off. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Hand Blown Glass Warehouse Moving Sale at Worldly Goods Too – 201 Foster Ave.: Worldly Goods Too, a wholesale glass decorative accessories company, is moving and offering deep discounts on gorgeous bottles, vases, candleholders, bowls, barware, spheres, and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

58. Sunny.

Food & Drink

Dia del Mezcal at Paco’s Tacos and Tequila: You’ll learn how to make three mezcal-based handcrafted cocktails in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Plus, you get to try the drinks and snack on small bites from Paco’s. 2-4 p.m. $45. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Les Misérables at Ovens Auditorium: Expect the same beloved songs and plot reimagined with new staging and scenery. 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $25+. Details.

Experience

NoDa NovemberFest at 4100 Raleigh St.: Expect a celebration of NoDa and its’ neighbors with local breweries, restaurants, and businesses. 2 p.m. $0-$20. Details.

Carolina Renaissance Festival at 16445 Poplar Tent Road: This 20-something-year-old annual festival takes you way back in time to the days of jousting, armored knights, feasting and more. Expect more than 500 characters in costume, 14 entertainment stages, hundreds of village vendors, turkey legs and other festival foods, knights on horseback, tomato tossing and more. The festival is every weekend through Nov. 24. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $15 kids, $25 adults. Details.

Halloween in Belmont: It’s a frightfully fun time in Belmont for ghouls and goblins of all ages featuring events like BooFest in Stowe Park, Nightmare on Main for adults and a costume contest, s’mores and more at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Varies. Varies. Details.

Sports

Panthers vs Tennessee Titans at Bank of America Stadium: The ‘Thers have two home games this month, so put on your best game-day gear and show your Panther Pride for the first one of the month. 1 p.m. $60-$350+. Details.

Panthers on Mint presented by Lowe’s on Mint Street: Panthers on Mint, presented by Lowe’s, includes a live DJ, appearances by Panthers entertainment groups, food trucks, and exciting sponsor activations. The free street festival opens 3.5 hours before kickoff. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Details.

Panthers Backyard Bash + Keep £ing Shirt at Panthers Atrium Health Dome: Buy a pass to the Panthers Backyard Bash and receive a free Keep £ing t-shirt, watch the early NFL-action on the big screen, enjoy all-you-can-eat wings, burgers and brats, plus a cash bar, live entertainment and appearances by Panthers legends – all inside the team’s new climate-controlled practice facility. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $50-$75. Details.

Shopping

November Front Porch Sunday at Sycamore: Expect 64 local vendors, four food trucks, puppies up for adoption, beer, and live music. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Hand Blown Glass Warehouse Moving Sale at Worldly Goods Too – 201 Foster Ave.: Worldly Goods Too, a wholesale glass decorative accessories company, is moving and offering deep discounts on gorgeous bottles, vases, candleholders, bowls, barware, spheres, and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

CLT s’MACdown. There’s nothing more comforting than soft shells, cheese and butter mixed up in a delicious bowl. So get your fill of the classic plus more innovative renditions at this mac and cheese competition — and sip some craft brews along the way. November 9.

Ice skating at the Whitewater Center opens. Make all of your Hallmark movie dreams come true and glide into the holiday spirit with an outdoor skating rink. Plus, they’ll have a skate-up bar where you can buy coffee, hot chocolate and beer. Expect the Whitewater Center to debut their holiday light installation later this month, too. Mid-November.

2019 Novant Health Charlotte Marathon. Go the distance and complete the full 26.2 miles or opt for the half, marathon relay or 5K races. Your kiddos can join the run and do a 1-mile fun run, too. Proceeds from the annual race support Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital Child Life Program, as well as 35-40 different Boy Scout troops, high school organizations and other nonprofits. November 16.

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