Weekday planner: 18 things to do in Charlotte this week

Weekday planner: 18 things to do in Charlotte this week

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MONDAY, OCT. 4

Intrude Bunnies Installation

First Ward Park | Now through Oct. 12; 10am to midnight | Free | Details 

Why you should go: This traveling exhibit by Australian artist Amanda Parer showcases giant bunnies (which light up at night).

Bourbon Tasting

The Manchester | 6:30-8pm | $60 | Details 

Why you should go: Join The Manchester and Room 1812 for a premium bourbon tasting led by Whiskey Tango Charlie. Bourbon selections include Evan Williams 1783, Larceny, Elijah Craig and Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond and light bites will be served.

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Retro Horror Series at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas

Ayrsley Grand Cinema | Now through Nov. 4; 7-9pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Calling all horror film enthusiasts! Start your spooky season off by enjoying one of the best line-ups of 10 scary movie classics the city has to offer. As a bonus, the theater has reserved recliner seating plus beer and wine options available for purchase.

TUESDAY, OCT. 5

Tasting Notes Featuring Foundation Cigars & Dickel Whiskey

The Vintage | 6:30pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Experience Foundation Cigar’s “The Wise Man” paired with Dickel 8-year and 12-year whiskey.

Paul Lato Wine Dinner

Foxcroft Wine Co (Waverly) | 7-9pm | $99 | Details 

Why you should go: Rob Casey, sales and marketing director for Paul Lato Wines, will bring his expertise to this four-course wine dinner pairing.

Conversation with Curtis: The Impact of Billie Holiday

Livestream | 8-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Tune in virtually for a discussion with vocalist Melissa Morgan and Harlem Legend Bill Saxton about how Billie Holliday changed the way jazz was sung.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6

Sip & Paint

City Art Room | 8-9:30pm | $25-$35 | Details 

Why you should go: Head to City Art Room to sip a glass of wine and create your own masterpiece. There’s music and karaoke.

Fall in the South

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen | 6:30pm | $70 | Details 

Why you should go: Join Chef Gloria Sellers to learn how to make a delicious, southern-inspired fall meal. The menu for this class includes Shipley Farms beef short ribs, braised greens with apples, whipped butternut squash and bourbon pecan creme brulee.

Fall Cheeseboard Creation with SkillPop

Online | 7-8:15pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Follow along with local cheese enthusiast and caterer, Tori Tippin, to style your own fall-themed cheese board. You’ll learn the art of placement, cutting, board size, pairings and of course the classic salami river.

THURSDAY, OCT. 7

Circle K Speed Street

Romare Bearden Park | Oct. 7-9; Noon to 11pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Highlights of this three-day festival include a Biergarten, live performances, kid-friendly activities and appearances from some of racing’s biggest stars.

Skiptown Singles Night

Skiptown | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Skiptown for its first-ever singles mixer where you can meet people who love dogs as much as you do. Bring your pup along to be your “wingman’s-best-friend.”

Blakeney Wine Walk

Blakeney Shopping Center | 6-8pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Sip while you stroll through Blakeney Shopping Center. There will be wine samples, live music and special offers from participating retailers.

Protagonist Fun Run

Protagonist NoDa | 6-7pm | $7 | Details 

Why you should go: Lace up your sneakers for a run around NoDa hosted by Protagonist Brewing and NoDa Fit. There will be four stops during the run for a series of bodyweight exercises. Following the jaunt, you can enjoy a beer (included in ticket price).

Tunnel of Terror Haunted Car Wash

Aquawave Express Carwash (Belmont) | Now through Halloween; 6:30-11pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Try not to scream while getting your whip cleaned at this haunted car wash. The Belmont AquaWave Express Car Wash is transforming into a “Tunnel of Terror.” Expect fog, flashing lights and a few of your favorite horror movie characters.

Charlotte Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Belk Theater | 7:30pm | $25-$96 | Details 

Why you should go: Charlotte Ballet celebrates 50 years by introducing a new performance series that honors its past and looks to the future.

FRIDAY, OCT. 8

Pop-Up Picnic

Mint Museum Randolph | 6-8:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Bring a blanket and spread out on the lawn for a community picnic that honors our local green spaces. Pre-order a picnic basket meal, bring your own meal or purchase dinner from an onsite food truck. There will be live music from Time Sawyer as well as family activities.

Laugh at Lenny

Lenny Boy Brewing | 7:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Get ready for an evening of belly laughs from some of North Carolina’s funniest comedians. Tonight’s lineup includes Edward Hickson, Paul Synder and headliner Paul Hooper.

Paranormal Grounds Investigation

Historic Rosedale | 8-10pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Join members of the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society for a ghost hunt on the grounds of the Historic Rosedale home. Your search will use the latest tech to find evidence of those who remain at the site.


Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Email symphony.webber@axios.com.

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