Weekday planner: 25 things to do in Charlotte this week

Weekday planner: 25 things to do in Charlotte this week

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This Weekday Planner is proudly presented by Bud Light. Get ready to cheer on the Panthers this Sunday with a case of Bud Light in the cooler. This one’s for the fans. 🍻 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 11

The Rocky Horror Show

The Barn at MoRa | October 6-31 | $35 | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a performance of the cult classic Rocky Horror Show performed by The Actor’s Theater of Charlotte.

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Intrude Bunnies

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

Why you should go: Your last chance to check out the giant inflatable bunny installation that has taken over First Ward Park. They come down on Tuesday.

Dead & Company Pre-Party feat. Josh Daniel

Vaulted Oak Brewing | Noon to 4pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Make your way to Vaulted Oak for a pre-concert party featuring food trucks, local vendors and a performance from Josh Daniel.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Tuesdays at Dilworth Tasting Room

Dilworth Tasting Room (Dilworth) | 4-10pm | $26 | Details 

Why you should go: Tuesdays mean Flight Night at DTR. This special comes with three glasses of red or white, plus a complimentary cheese and charcuterie plate.

October Beer Dinner

The Suffolk Punch | 6:30pm | $65 | Details 

Why you should go: This five-course (yes, five-course) Oktoberfest-inspired dinner has crafted plates like pork schnitzel, sliced brätwurst and German chocolate cake. Each will be paired with a beer selection.

Watercolor Pumpkins & Gourds with SkillPop

Online | 7-8:45pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Create a seasonal piece of art with the help of watercolor artist Ali Loncar-Bridges. You’ll learn how to mix colors, basic watercolor techniques and how to create texture and depth in your painting.

Home Buying 101 with LendScout and Premier Property Solutions

Virtual | 7pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: This virtual session will cover everything you need to know before purchasing your first home.

Jonas Brothers: The Remember This Tour

PNC Music Pavillion | 7pm | $30+ | Details 

Why you should go: Take a trip to the year 3000 and jam with the Jonas Brothers (!).

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

2021 Charlotte Film Festival

Ayrsley Grand Cinemas 14 | October 13-17 | $12 | Details 

Why you should go: Now in its 15th year, the Charlotte Film Festival is a great opportunity to support both established and emerging filmmakers in our local community.

James Blake “Friends That Break Your Heart” Tour

Blumenthal Performing Arts | 8pm | $52+ | Details 

Why you should go: English R&B artist, James Blake will grace your ears with songs from his latest album, “Friends That Break Your Heart.”

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

Wing Haven Fall Plant Sale

Wing Haven’s Nursery | Members only on Oct. 13; general public from October 14-16; 9am to 5pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Pick up some of Wing Haven’s floral favorites at the biannual plant sale. Shop their variety of plants in-person via pre-scheduled 50-minute time slots. All proceeds benefit Wing Haven’s gardens and programs.

Haunted Happy Hour at QC Pour House with Girl Tribe Co.

QC Pour House | 5-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy spooky cocktails, drink specials and shopping from Girl Tribe’s latest spooky szn collection.

Nothing Major Market

The Music Yard | 5:30-10:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: This fun outdoor market showcases an array of local brands. Plus there will be food, drinks and music.

The Professional Interchange: A Fall Mixer

Where | 5:30-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Network and connect with local professionals from a range of industries and career levels at this laid-back get-together.

Ballantyne Outdoor Cardio Dance with High Fitness

Ballantyne Park | 6-7pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Join workout studio High Fitness for a high-energy workout that incorporates music you know and love to get you moving. Bring a mat and some water.

Cannoli & Negroni

The Vintage South End | 6:30-9:30pm | $50 | Details 

Why you should go: A ticket includes your choice of a red, white, or green Cannoli Amendola Cigar and one hand-rolled cigar, a pour of the house Negroni barrel-aged cocktail, and a mini cannoli from Mano Bella Artisan Foods.

Eat, Drink, and Be Giving

Protagonist South End | 6:30pm | $50 | Details 

Why you should go: By taking part in this benefit dinner, you’ll help The Charity League of Charlotte. Ticket includes your choice of one flight of craft beer or two glasses of house wine or one specialty cocktail plus bar fare.

Tunnel of Terror: Haunted Car Wash

Aquawave Express Carwash Belmont | 6:30-11pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Try not to scream while getting your car cleaned. This haunted car wash has fog, flashing lights, and a few of your favorite horror movie characters.

Drag Queen Game Night by The Vanity House

Summit Seltzer | 7pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Summit Seltzer for the first-ever Drag Queen Game Night. It will be an evening of drag performances, drinks and interactive games.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibition & Celebration

Charlotte Art League | 4-7pm | Free, donations appreciated | Details 

Why you should go: Hispanic Heritage month may be coming to an end, but the celebration of Latinx art, food and culture continues with this latest exhibit from Charlotte Art League.

Concert in the Courtyard

Optimist Hall | 5-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: The Concert in the Courtyard series continues with music from HC Oakes this Friday. And enjoy the performance with a meal from one of Optimist Hall’s food vendors.

Film Series: Reel Rock 15

Whitewater Center | 6:48pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: The Whitewater Film Series features a variety of outdoor lifestyle films from across the globe. This week’s screening is “Reel Rock 15,” a film about Swiss bouldering legend Giuliano Cameroni.

Potted Potter

Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center | October 15-17; times vary  | $25+ | Details 

Why you should go: Whether you know your Hogwarts house or not, this Harry Potter parody hilariously condenses all seven novels into a 70-minute performance.

Decades Patio Party: The 90s

Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 7:30pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy a night of nostalgia during this ’90s-themed party featuring gourmet pizza bagel bites, Tang and Yoohoo cocktails, ’90s music and costume contest, and ’90s sitcoms and cartoons on the patio big screen.

Queen City Wrestling Cup

Lenny Boy Brewing South End | 8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: This wrestling cup is a matchup where the wrestlers/performers will represent the different neighborhoods in Charlotte (South End, NoDa, Ballantyne, etc). The show is tailored to those who don’t necessarily watch professional wrestling and casual fans.


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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