We know your calendars are getting full, but don’t forget to pencil in time for date nights, girls’ nights out and family fun. From wine dinners to nights at the museum, here’s where to go this weekend in Charlotte.
Bonterra Thursday Night Supper Club series
Bonterra Dining & Wine Room | 6:30 p.m.
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The inaugural supper club will be featuring Wines from Gramercy Cellars in Washington State with Food & Wine Magazine’s 2016 Sommelier of the Year, Jeff Kellogg and a four-course menu created by Chef Blake Hartwick. Highlights include Moroccan spiced rack of lamb, smoke duck breast and roasted scallops with zucchini pappardelle. $60 per person. Call 704.333.9463 to reserve your spot.
Alto Piemonte Wine Dinner
Reid’s Fine Foods Southpark Mall | Thursday, September 14 | 6 p.m.
Henri Gabriel, owner of Advintage Wine Distributors, leads this exploration of Alto Piemonte, a region where the Nebbiolo grape made a welcome reappearance. The chef-driven menu includes three courses, each paired with curated wine. $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 704.377.7686 and ask for the Wine Department.
2nd Annual Beer & Bites Fundraiser Event
The Village Tavern at South Park | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Beer and bites is back for a second year supporting the Advocacy & Awareness for Immune Disorders Association (AAIDA). The evening will feature live music, local brews and bites from Village Tavern. $25 per person, $45 per couple. Includes two beers and appetizers.
Inaugural Bourbon for Booty to Benefit 24 Foundation
Hart Witzen Gallery | 7 p.m.
Experts in distilling lead this evening of twelve curated bourbon and whiskey tastings, paired with bites crafted by Craig Barbour of Roots Catering. $100 per person. Pappy fan? Opt in to the VIP experience, that includes a bottle of one of the most sought-after labels. ($200)
Spectrum Center | 8 p.m.
Sing (and dance, admit it) to your favorite hits. Bruno Mars makes Charlotte the next step on his world tour.
Open House at McColl Center
McColl Center for Art + Innovation | 6-9 p.m.
Help welcome new artists-in-residence and art exhibitions to the McColl Center. The open house also includes music, refreshments and a cash bar. Admission is free.
Dilworth Annual Home Tour
Dilworth neighborhood | Friday: 6-9 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Explore Dilworth’s charm in the 45th annual Dilworth Home Tour. Proceeds benefit the Dilworth community Association. Advance tickets are $25. The price goes up to $30 on the days of the tour.
Farmers Market and Urban Hop Project Beer Release
Triple C Brewing Company | 3-10 p.m.
Welcome this year’s Urban Hop Project Ale with a farmers market, live music from the Bill Noonan Band and farm to taproom food from Bleu Barn Bistro food truck.
The Jazz Room: Melissa Morgan Sings Billie Holiday
The Stage Door Theater| Friday, September 15 (6pm & 8:15pm) and Saturday, September 16 (7pm & 9:15pm)
In this edition of the monthly music series, Melissa Morgan pays tribute to legendary songstress Billie Holiday. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Southern Tier Beer Dinner
The Liberty | Friday, September 15 | 6:30 p.m.
Don’t miss your chance to sip on one of the rarest brews in the south (Southern Tier’s Belgian Sleeper) at this special dinner celebrating the brewery. Dine on three courses, each paired with a Southern Tier brew, plus enjoy a reception. View the menu here. $40 per person.
Bechtler By Night: Hecho en México
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 5- 9 p.m.
At this month’s Bechtler by Night, get an early look at the museum’s latest second-floor exhibition, make your own portraits, play gallery games and more. Don’t leave without sipping on a Paloma (tequila, grapefruit soda, lime juice). Free admission.
NoDa Brewing Company | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Need the pitter-patter of paws in your life? Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue team up to bring vendors, a silent auction, adoptable pups, music and more to Woofstock. $5 donation at the door includes one craft brew.
Glam + Glow – Lashes, Facials & Spray Tans
532 Governor Morrison Blvd Suite 120 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Keep that summer glow even as the temperature drops. Stop in to Mud Facial Bar for the ultimate indulgence: $40 airbrush tans, lash extensions and facials.
Oktoberfest at Blue Blaze
Blue Blaze Brewing | 12-8 p.m.
To kick off fall, Blue Blaze is tapping their Alpine Wiesen Oktoberfest Ale and releasing it in cans for the first time. On Saturday, grab a glass and enjoy traditional German music from Bob Wilusz, a special brat by JJ’s Red Hots using the new beer and Oktoberfest games.
Drunken Pumpkin Fall Beer Bash
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte | 3-6 p.m.
Discover your new go-to craft brew with unlimited samples at Lucky Dog’s Fall Beer Bash. Multiple local breweries will be pouring on site. $20 in advance, $30 day of event.
Oktoberfest Release & Celebration
NoDa Brewing Company | All day
Be one of the first to score a pour of NoDa’s Oktoberfest brew, crafted with Epiphany Malting’s Oktoberfest and Munich Malts. While you’re there, enjoy a special bratwurst option from TIN Kitchen in addition to their regular menu.
St. Jude Walk/Run Charlotte
First Ward Park | 9:30 a.m.
Join together at the starting line to fight childhood cancer. The Charlotte St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer winds through First Ward Park and features a fun run option for little ones. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tournament
Freedom Park | 11 a.m.
Practice your form to compete in a cornhole tournament benefitting Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina. More of a spectator? Watch for free and enjoy the action, music, kids activities and visits from Charlotte mascots.
Vida Cantina | 2-6 p.m.
National Guacamole Day? Say no more. Celebrate with samples, appetizers, tacos and even a guacamole margarita. $15 in advance, $20 day of event with a portion of proceeds benefitting the American Heart Association – Charlotte.
The Pizza Peel Plaza Midwood | 4-8 p.m.
Get into the Oktoberfest spirt with the help of Sierra Nevada and The Pizza Peel. Try the newly tapped Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest and other featured brews, compete in fun contests and cross your fingers to win a prize (tickets for the annual Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest in Mills River are up for grabs). Admission is free with food and beverage available for purchase.
Charlotte’s Big Block Party
Camp North End | 5-11 p.m.
Make plans to join in on Charlotte’s Biggest Block Party featuring DJs , some of Charlotte’s best food trucks, local brewery stations and a game area.
Pumpkin Fest 2017 at Sycamore
Sycamore Brewing | All day
It’s officially fall at Sycamore Brewing, where five band play across two stages, four food trucks serve festive fare and outdoor pouring stations keep the beer flowing at Pumpkin Fest 2017. Plus, giveaways for the first 100 guests.
Pig & Pilsner
Vivace Charlotte | September 17 | 4:30 – 9 p.m.
Feel the pride of the Queen City after the Carolina Panthers’ first home game at Vivace’s inaugural Pig & Pilsner. Executive Chef Caputo will be serving a menu worthy of a post-game toast featuring pesto-rubbed slow smoked whole pig, housemade pickled vegetables, tomatoes salad, grilled corn and fig panzanella and polenta fries. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery joins in with $3 OMB Captain Jack Pilsner and gluten-free Glutenburg Pale Ale. $25 per person.
Westin Charlotte Courtyard | Sunday, September 17 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Get ready for the Panthers’ first home game of the season in the Westin Charlotte Courtyard. Feast on food truck fare from Bebo’s Mac Truck, The Dumpling Girls and Papa Robbs Paradise Ice, along with BBQ from the Westin. Wash it down with NoDa Brewing beer and Jim Beam specials, cornhole and a broadcast of the game.
Midwood Market Block Party
Commonwealth Avenue between The Plaza and Pecan Avenue | 1-5 p.m.
Join your neighbors for a party in the street. The Midwood Market Block Party is taking over Commonwealth Avenue with live music, arts and crafts, vendors and more.