Weekender: 27 fun things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Weekender: 27 fun things to do in Charlotte this weekend

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The Weekender is proudly presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway, hosting the free monthly cruise-in, Cars And Coffee, this Saturday from 7-10am. Car enthusiasts will gather to celebrate their passion and showcase their hot rods.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

86. Sunny. 8% chance of rain.

Costumes for Kids at Devil’s Logic Brewing: Charlotte Beer Collective and Devil’s Logic Brewing have partnered to collect new kids’ Halloween costumes to donate to The Relatives — a nonprofit that helps youth find shelter and support. With any costume or $20 donation, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a chance to win free beer and swag prizes. Now through Oct. 16. Free, costume or monetary donation appreciated. Details.

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Semi-Annual EDIT Sale at 109 Winona St.: Find hundreds of new and gently used pieces of designer clothing, shoes and bags from brands like Ulla Johnson, Gucci, Balenciaga and Vivetta. Now through Oct. 16; times vary. Prices vary. Details.

Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibition & Celebration at the Charlotte Art League: Hispanic Heritage month may be coming to an end, but the celebration of Hispanic art, food and culture continues with this latest exhibit from Charlotte Art League. 4-7pm. Free, donations appreciated. Details.

Concert in the Courtyard at Optimist Hall: The Concert in the Courtyard series continues with music from HC Oakes this Friday. Enjoy the performance with a meal from one of Optimist Hall’s vendors. 5-8pm. Free. Details.

Pipe Dreams feat. Deaf Andrews & Tin 4 at The Music Yard: Bring your squad for an evening of music featuring indie rock band Deaf Andrews and “outlaw country” group Tin 4. 6-11pm. $5-$150. Details.

Film Series: Reel Rock 15 at the Whitewater Center: The Whitewater Film Series features a variety of outdoor lifestyle films from around the world. This week’s screening is “Reel Rock 15,” a film about Swiss bouldering legend Giuliano Cameroni. 6:48pm. Free. Details.

Potted Potter at the Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Whether you know your Hogwarts house or not, this Harry Potter parody hilariously condenses all seven novels into a 70-minute performance. Oct. 15-17; times vary. $25+. Details.

Charlotte Symphony Opening Night at Knight Theater: The 90th season of the Charlotte Symphony kicks off with violinist Paul Huang performing Vivaldi’s depiction of The Four Seasons. 7:30pm. $26-$117. Details.

Decades Patio Party: The 90s at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Enjoy a night of nostalgia during this ’90s-themed party featuring gourmet bagel bites, Tang and Yoo-hoo cocktails, music, costume contest and ’90s sitcoms and cartoons on the patio big screen. 7:30pm. Free. Details.

Playboi Carti at Bojangles Coliseum: Rapper and singer/songwriter Playboi Carti is bringing the party to Charlotte for the second stop on his “Narcissist” tour. 8-10pm. $44.95-$135. Details.

Queen City Wrestling Cup at Lenny Boy Brewing South End: This is a matchup where the wrestlers/performers will represent different neighborhoods across Charlotte. The show is tailored to casual fans who don’t necessarily watch professional wrestling. 8pm. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16

79. PM thunderstorms. 38% chance of rain.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Southeast Health Department: Single doses of Johnson & Johnson and first, second and third (booster) doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available for those who are eligible. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. 8:30am to 4:30pm. Free. Details.

Apple Fest at Lenny Boy Brewing: Lenny Boy is releasing new apple-themed brews, and to celebrate the releases, there will be all-day festivities like yoga, live music and a paint-and-sip class. 10am. Details.

Yoga at Mint Museum Randolph: Start your Saturday with a gentle 60-minute yoga flow outside the Mint Museum Randolph. This class is suited for all levels, so bring a mat, some water and your friends. 10-11am. $10. Details.

Rhythm & Brews at Brewers at 4001 Yancey: Enjoy live music, delicious food and great beer with friends and family. Performing this Saturday is local musician Crystal Fountains. 1pm. Free. Details.

Autumn Oasis Terrarium Workshop at Twigs & Figs Plant Shop: Make your own autumn-themed terrarium. Cost of class includes a terrarium glass bowl, succulents and fall-themed decorative items liked dry flowers, colored sands, pebbles and moss. 3-4:30pm. $45. Details.

October Nebel’s Alley Night Market: Shop from a selection of more than 30 pop-up vendors under the night sky and find vintage items, plants, food, drinks and even free caricatures. 4-10pm. Details.

Montford Park Block Party (intersection of Park Road and Mockingbird Lane): It’s a block party at Montford Park so make your way out for live music, fun activities and food from businesses like Salud Cerveceria, Lobster Dogs, MunchyMagic Funnel Cakes and D9 Brewing. 4-9pm. Free. Details.

Latin Night at Camp North End: Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of live music from North Carolina’s finest salsa band, Orquestra Mayor, plus music from UltimaNota and DJ Minuche. 5-10pm. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

69. Sunny. 2% chance of rain.

Bike and Brunch Devil’s Logic Brewing: Ride and refuel on this 12-mile bike ride around the neighborhood followed by brunch from The Hangar. Sunday specials include $4 mimosas, $5 sparkling gooses and $6 goose berry sorbet floats. 9-10am. Details.

Photo Booth Pop-Up at Romare Bearden Park: Say “cheese!” Reserve your spot for this outdoor photo booth hosted by Pisgah Digital. Photos will be taken by a professional photographer and then uploaded to a website were prints and downloads will be available for purchase. Free to attend. Details.

Gaymer Drag Brunch by The Vanity House at Hot Taco: Level up with the drag divas from The Vanity House as they put on a “gaymer” inspired drag brunch. 11am. $10. Details.

Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on the Panthers as they take on the Minnesota Vikings here on home turf. 1pm. Details.

Pumpkin Patch Photo Sessions at Hodges Family Farm: Book a time slot to get high-resolution, edited pictures in the pumpkin patch. The 30-minute sessions have sold out, but 15-minute sessions are still available and ideal for little ones in Halloween costumes and pets, too. 5pm. $100. Details.

RAIN at Belk Theater: This tribute performance celebrates the anniversary of The Beatles’ 11th studio album, Abbey Road, and brings to life some of their greatest hits. 7pm. $24.50. Details.

Willow Smith at the Underground: *inhales* “WAIT A MINUUUTE.” The one and only Willow Smith will bring all the good vibes to the Underground as she performs her latest album, Lately I Feel Everything. 8pm. $120+. Details.

The Millennium Tour at the Spectrum Center: Why is it called the Millennium Tour, you might ask? Because with a lineup consisting of Omarion, Bow Wow, Pretty Ricky, the Ying Yang Twins, Soulja Boy and Ashanti — another show like this probably won’t happen for another 1,000 years. 8pm. $59.50-$329.50. Details.


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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