Weekender: 33 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including spooky-themed events and a vintage market

Weekender: 33 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including spooky-themed events and a vintage market

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FRIDAY, October 20

68. Showers. 70% chance of rain.

Halloween Cult Classics Drag Show at Skiptown: Watch a Halloween-themed drag show with your pup while you sip on spooky cocktails. Proceeds benefit Time Out Youth. Prices vary. 8-10pm. Details

Charlotte Nite Street Market at Camp North End: Shop from local vendors at night and explore Camp North End. Free. 5-10pm. Details

Tapas and Testimonials at THE REVELRY – NORTH END: Enjoy internationally themed tapas and listen to testimonials from Charlotte’s immigrant community. $125. 6-9pm. Details

The 1975 at Spectrum Center: Vibe to the pop rock band in concert as they make their tour stop in Charlotte. $32+. 7:30pm. Details

MOREHEAD’S HAUNTED TAVERN at The Tavern: Take in the spooky vibes at this Halloween-themed pop-up bar with cocktails and music. $20+. 7pm. Details

Harvest Moon Pop-Up Market at Urban District Market: Shop from local businesses and enjoy music, food and drinks. Free. 5-9pm. Details

Scarowinds at Carowinds: Get a scare from the amusement park’s Halloween-themed nights with scare zones, mazes and live shows. $44.99+. Times vary. Details

SATURDAY, October 21

70. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Paws, Palms, & Pints at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Steele Creek: Spend the day with your pup with photography, a palm reading, dog art, food trucks and a silent auction. Free. 1-5pm. Details

Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Truist Field: Walk to help raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s research. Free. 9am-12pm. Details

Hispanic Federation’s FUERZAfest at Multiple Locations: Check out a two-day pop-up festival celebrating the Latinx LGBTQ community through visual arts, live performances and drag. Free. Times vary. Details

Cherish – The Day Party at Starlight on 22nd: Party to an R&B DJ set as 704 Shop celebrates 10 years in business. Free. 2-6pm. Details

VTGCLT Fall Market at Camp North End: Shop from more than 90 regional vintage and handmade vendors. $3-$8. 10am-5pm. Details

Charlotte FC vs. Inter Miami at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on Charlotte FC as they take on Inter Miami. $75+. 6pm. Details

Charlotte Concert Band: Movie Time at The Amp Ballantyne™: Listen to film and Broadway scores performed live by the Charlotte Concert Band. Free. 7pm. Details

GUTS Charlotte at AvidXchange Music Factory: Take the kids to enjoy pumpkin carving. Proceeds benefit local organization A Child’s Place. $10. 2-5pm. Details

Tricks and Treats at Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center: Enjoy trick or treating, costume contests, games, prizes and performances. $0-$15. 2pm. Details

Macabre Masquerade at Discovery Place Science: Explore the museum’s macabre exhibits with fellow adults, plus enjoy music and entertainment. $34. 7-11pm. Details

Frank’s Chili Fest at Commonwealth Ave & Thomas Street: Eat your way through a chili cook-off, plus enjoy live music, local breweries and vendors. Proceeds benefit undetermined pediatric death research. $20. 12pm-4pm. Details

Pop-Up Picnic at Metropolitan: Pull out the picnic blankets to enjoy live music, local food, beer and family-friendly activities. Free. 4-7pm. Details

Rail Trail Cleanup at New Bern St. Light Rail Station: Volunteer to clean up litter along the Rail Trail and receive raffle giveaways, swag and a free drink. Free. 10am-1pm. Details

South End Wine & Hops Festival at Lenny Boy Brewing Co: Sip on wine, cider and craft brew from souvenir tasting glass while you listen to live music. $41+. 2-6pm. Details

Spicy White Boy Pop-Up at Black Moth Bars: Grab dinner from a Thai pop-up and order a cocktail from Black Moth Bars following the VTGCLT Fall Market. Prices vary. Details

Das Best Oktoberfest at Ballantyne’s Backyard: Sample over 120 beers, wines and Schnapps, plus enjoy food trucks, live music and traditional games. $39. 12-5pm. Details

Rustic Fall Pasta Date Night at Sweet Spot Studio: Learn how to make homemade pasta with your partner or friend. $185. 5:30pm. Details

Festival in The Heights at Shamrock Park: Enjoy family-friendly activities, food trucks, local music and vendors. Free. 12pm. Details

Fall Extravaganza at Venue 8470: Shop from 50 Black-owned businesses plus enjoy live DJ, performances, prizes and a turkey giveaway. Free. 12-5pm. Details

Murder Mystery Pop-Up Bar! at Billy Sunday: Solve a murder mystery with friends while you sip on themed cocktails. Free. 4pm-12am. Details

SUNDAY, October 22

70. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Sustain Charlotte’s Biketoberfest at Triple C Brewing Co: Walk or bike through a scavenger hunt to collect stamps at local businesses along the route for a chance to win a prize. $40. 12pm. Details

Carolina Renaissance Festival at 16445 Poplar Tent Road: Experience the Renaissance times through performances, food and music. $20-$32. Times vary. Details

Charlotte Chalk Art Festival 2023 at NoDa Brewing Company: Enjoy an outdoor festival with local vendors, interactive activities, music and community chalking. Free. 12-4pm. Details

Sunday Wine Down at Charlotte FIT – South: Unwind from the weekend with journaling and wine. Price varies. 6pm. Details

Ritmo Latino Dance Social at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Learn the basics of Latin dancing, plus enjoy food and drink specials. $10. 4-6:30pm. Details

BIVALVES FOR BYE-WEEK at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Eat from 500 oysters in between ordering beers from Birdsong. Free. 2pm. Details

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