This weekend, don’t risk the FOMO that comes with scrolling your Instagram feed from the couch. Here’s what to do and where to go this weekend in Charlotte:
Movies on the Deck: The Big Sick
400 South Tryon | 7:30 p.m.
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Send off the last day of summer with a movie under the stars. Charlotte Center City and Susie Films team up for this parking garage viewing of “The Big Sick”. The free viewing is made complete with live music before the movie, brews for purchase from Blue Blaze Brewing and JJ’s Red Hots’ Frank the Tank food truck.
Free Sushi at CO’s 2nd Charlotte Location
CO (7416 Waverly Walk Avenue) | 5 p.m.
Help welcome CO to the Waverly neighborhood by enjoying a free spicy tuna crunch roll for each diner. This is the grand opening night of CO’s second Charlotte location.
Wine, Women and Shoes Charlotte 2017
Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte | 6:30 p.m.
Support the mission of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to end hunger in our area by sipping, shopping and mingling. The evening includes wine tastings, fashions from upscale boutiques, savory bites, a fashion show and a dream closet raffle.
C3 Lab | 7 p.m.
Need a health kick after summer treats? See how good healthy can taste with bites from Nourish, Fern, The Dreamy Leaf, Vegganers Luck and other vendors in Charlotte’s only fully vegan food court. Also enjoy a donation-based bar, music and goods for sale. Benefits proceed The Humane League and VegFest 2018.
Festival in the Park
September 22-24 | Freedom Park
A Charlotte staple since 1964, Festival in the Park will bring local art, entertainment stages, carnival activities and more to Freedom Park. Browse through the artists’ tents to seek out the perfect new addition for your home while the kiddos live it up in the family zone. View the park layout and all the activities here.
Charlotte Symphony: Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Belk Theater | Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2:30 p.m.
Experience Beethoven’s final symphony, and a few familiar tunes, in a whole new way. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery | September 22-24
Get the authentic Oktoberfest experience at this weekend-long celebration of beer. Grab a pint of the seasonal Mecktoberfest brew, or opt for a year-round favorite while enjoying German fare, live music and dancing.
The Science of Baking + Cider Pairing part 1
GoodRoad CiderWorks | 7 p.m.
Ciders and desserts – what could be sweeter? Join A Smart Cookie and GoodRoad CiderWorks for a pairing featuring:
• Newtown Pippin cider with a snickerdoodle cookie
• Blue Byway cider with a cheesecake cookie
• For Peach Sake cider with a cider glazed sugar cookie
• Avogadro’s Trail mead with an oatmeal scotchie cookie
Phillips Place Showcase
Phillips Place | 6-11 p.m.
Join the finest fashion boutiques and award winning restaurants from around Charlotte for an evening benefitting Carolina Breast Friends. Shop industry leading fashion, sample succulent food and enjoy libations at each participating Phillips Place location.
U.S. National Whitewater Center | All day
Sip away at the USNWC’s wine festival. The afternoon includes tastings of four different wines, plus full bottles available for purchase. Make a day of it with outdoor yoga at 11:30 a.m. and live music into the evening.
Sugar Creek Fall Fest/Fall into Dessert Festival
Sugar Creek Brewing | 11 a.m.
Prepare for a full day of fall brews, live music, a pig roast and more as part of Sugar Creek’s Fall Fest. The fun continues with tempting offerings from over 20 of Charlotte’s bakeries and vendors at the Dessert Festival.
Greater Charlotte Heart Walk
First Ward Park | 7:30 a.m.
Join in the fight against heart disease and stroke with the Greater Charlotte Heart Walk, starting at First Ward Park. After the walk, stick around for activities, a kids zone and more.
Wu’s Oyster Roast
WU’s Cajun Sea Food | 3 p.m.
It’s a party in the parking lot at Wu’s with live music $10 oyster trays, cold beer and a great cause. A portion of the proceeds support the Greater Houston Community Foundation to benefit those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
NoDa Farmers Market | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stop by the market for free samples of locally sourced goodies, fresh produce and a special performance by Opera Carolina at 10 a.m.
Bearden Music Series
Romare Bearden Park | 6 p.m.
The final concert in this year’s Bearden Music Series features Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band. Admission is free with food vendors on site.
Carolina Curly Natural Expo
SpringHill Suites Uptown | 2-8 p.m.
Carolina Curly is the ultimate fun and educational experience featuring all things natural; from skin, to hair, and even lifestyle. Attendees will enjoy swag bags filled with complimentary products and gifts. Plus, there’s a special ticket option for men. Plan your day here.
First Wind Cycling & Fitness Second Birthday Party (Free Classes!)
1930 Camden Rd Suite 120 | Three class times
Break a sweat in one of three free classes in celebration of First Wind Cycling & Fitness’s second birthday. Choose from Cycling, barre and circuit training. Plus, free chair massages, coconut water, prizes and pop-up shopping.
RuRu’s Proceed Brunch
RuRu’s Tacos + Tequila | 12-3 p.m.
Brunch for a cause as RuRu’s teams up with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. From noon until 3 p.m., 10% of all sales will support the cause.
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