Weekender: 26 things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Weekender: 26 things to do in Charlotte this weekend

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5

58. Partly cloudy. 5% chance of rain.

Yoga at Rosies Wine Garden: Start your Friday with a gentle yoga flow fit for all levels in the garden at Rosie’s in NoDa. 8-9am. $20. Details.

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First Friday Gallery Crawl in South End: Have an artsy Friday and explore some galleries, including Hodges Taylor, Elder Gallery, StudioWorks, Shed Brand Studios, Dilworth Artisan Station, and Gallery C3 at Alchemy. Varies. Free. Details.

Ballantyne Movie Night at Ballantyne’s Backyard: BYO blankets and chairs for an outdoor screening of ‘Inside Out.’ Pay in cash day-of or donate via the Ballantyne Virtual Food Drive portal ahead of time and show your donation receipt at the event entrance. Proceeds go toward the Ballantyne Virtual Food Drive, benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. 5-9pm. $5 per person. Details.

‘It Blooms at Night’ Opening Reception at Goodyear Arts: This collection of works from six Charlotte artists serves as an homage to the moments where ideas come into fruition during moments of solitude. Complimentary beer will be served. 6-9pm. Free. Details.

First Friday Live Music at The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary: If you want to end your week on a chill note, head to The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary for live music, herbal teas, treats and local art. 6-8pm. Free. Details.

Reel Out Charlotte at Camp North End: Charlotte Pride is kicking off the city’s annual LGBTQ Film Festival with a double-feature screening of ‘But I’m a Cheerleader’ at 8pm followed by ‘Moonlight’ at 9:45pm. Refreshments, including non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase. 7pm. Free; donations appreciated. Details.

Scarrigan Farms: Still in a spooky mood? There are still two more days to walk the haunted trail at Scarrigan Farms. $30. 7:30-8:30pm. Details.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

58. Partly cloudy. 7% chance of rain.

Giant-Size Charlotte Comic-Con at the Convention Center: This two-day convention will feature one of the best selections of vintage comic books in the country. November 6-7. $10 for two-day pass, $5 for one day. Details.

Wild Vine Half Marathon & 5K Trail Race: Register to run a 5K or half marathon race through the Whitewater Center’s scenic single track. 8am to 2pm. $32-$65. Details.

Drop Dead 5K at Historic Elmwood Pinewood Cemetery: Lace up your running shoes for the first-ever Drop Dead 5K through Charlotte’s Historic Elmwood and Pinewood Cemeteries. There will be a DJ, food trucks and other activities. Tickets include an official race shirt, race bib, finisher medal and a complimentary post-race beer. 9am. $35. Details.

Salute to Veterans Parade at North Tryon & 9th St.: This parade through Uptown will honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces through performances from local high school bands and appearances from active military and first-responder units and other veteran organizations. 11am. Free. Details.

Drag Brunch with Onya Nerves at Billy Sunday: Spend your Saturday afternoon with some of Charlotte’s best drag entertainers. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 11am. $10. Details.

4 Year Anniversary Party at Resident Culture Brewing Company: Celebrate four years of beer with Resident Culture Brewing. Expect several different food vendors, live music, and fun activities like live screen printing and karaoke. Noon. Free. Details.

Concert in the Courtyard at Optimist Hall: Chill in the courtyard and enjoy live music performed by Kris Hitchcock. 12-3pm. Free. Details.

A Very Merry Christmas Market NoDa Brewing Company: Do some holiday shopping at NoDa Brewing’s Christmas Market. 2-6pm. Free. Details.

Weird Awesome Fest at The Music Yard: Right at the intersection of weird and awesome is where you’ll find Weird Awesome Fest. This show has everything from aerialists to stand-up comedy and even a rock paper scissors tournament. 5-11pm. $10-$260. Details.

Niner Nation Week Community Block Party at the Shoppes at University Place: Show your Niner Nation pride by heading to this community block party. Expect live music, food and drinks. 6-10pm. Free. Details.

Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte for The Pink House at Knights Theater: WBTV’s Molly Grantham and the NFL’s Kurt Coleman host Charlotte’s spin on Dancing with the Stars. Some of Charlotte’s business and society “movers and shakers” will be moving and shaking for a good cause. 7pm. $125. Details.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7

65. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Counterculture Club Power Flow Yoga Class at Camp North End: Meet under the heated outdoor tent in The Boileryard for a one-hour power flow yoga class that will leave you feeling refreshed and energized for the day. 9-10am. Free. Details.

Holiday Air Plant Hoop Workshop at PlantHouse: Create your own festive wreath using your choice of plants and decor. PlantHouse’s team of plant experts will help you through the process and give you tips on how to care for your plant. 9:30-11am. $40. Details.

Girl Tribe Pop Up in the Garden at Alexander Homestead: Shop this extensive lineup of women-owned businesses, boutiques, beauty brands and jewelry makers. Come prepared for fall cocktails, food, a s’mores fire pit, live music, plus pumpkin photo ops. 10am-4pm. $5. Details.

November Front Porch Sundays at Sycamore Brewing: Make some headway on your holiday shopping list and check out the 60+ vendors that will be set up at this week’s Front Porch Sunday. Shop until you drop and then grab a bite to eat from one of the on-site food trucks. 11am to 4pm. Free. Details.

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at Camp North End: Join the Latin American Coalition and Levine Museum of the New South for this celebration of the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition. Noon to 5pm. Free. Details.

Panthers vs. Pats Watch Party at QC Pour House: Cheer on the Panthers as they take on the Patriots in their ninth game of the season. Doors open at 11, kickoff at 1pm. Free. Details.

Rescue From The Sky – An Afternoon of True Stories at the Duke Mansion: In honor of Veterans Day, Charlotte surgeon Dr. Lee Fanning will talk about his newest book Rescue from the Sky which tells stories of the US Coast Guard’s Aviation Medical Rescue Service during the 1970s. 3pm. Details.

Reel Out Charlotte Shorts Showcase & Live Panel Discussion: Charlotte’s Annual LGBTQ Film Festival continues with an LGBTQ Shorts Showcase. There will be a screening of three short films followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers. 6pm. Free; donations appreciated. 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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