Depending of course on the course of Hurricane Florence, there may be plenty to do this weekend, or you may be inside enjoying life by candle light. Be sure to check event status before making your weekend plans! NOTE = social media like Facebook is a lot easier for most businesses to update than their website, so we advise checking there for sure. Many events are already changing dates, like the postponement of the Dilworth Home Tour.
Love Never Dies
September 11 – 16 | Belk Theater
Make plans to see the sequel of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. Love Never Dies picks up years after the classic love story ten years after the phantom’s disappearance from the Paris Opera House. Tickets start at $25.
Live on the Green Season Finale
September 14 – 15 | First Ward Park
Close out the season with Live on the Green’s two-day finale event. Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and Coddle Creek will take the stage on Friday starting at 7 p.m., while Saturday boasts a full line-up featuring The Black Lillies, Dangermuffin, Seth Walker, Flatland Tourists and Maya Beth Atkins starting at 2:30 p.m.
Jazz Room presents Janelle Reichman plays Benny Goodman
September 14 – 15 | Stage Door Theater
Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative’s monthly series wraps up their eleventh season with performances from New York jazz clarinetist Janelle Reichman. Friday’s performances are at 6 and 8:15 p.m., Saturday’s are at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door.
IV Hydration Event
H/K/B Southpark | 6 – 8 p.m.
Discover what IV therapy can do for you at this special IV hydration event at H/K/B cosmetic surgery. Check out all of the available treatments in our post here, and make plans to attend for physicians presentations, patient demonstrations, promotional offers and light refreshments. RSVP here!
Arts in the Garden
Thursday, September 13 | Wing Haven | 6 p.m.
Relax in the abundance of Wing Haven Gardens with a glass of vino and the company of works created by local artists. Peruse paintings, ceramics, blown glass and more plus enjoy refreshments, live music and light hors d’oeuvres. $15+.
Charlotte: Talk Wine Like a Sommelier
Hyde Brewing | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Local sommelier Caitlyn Hadley leads this introduction to all things wine. Gain everyday tips and knowledge that will make selecting your next bottle on date night out or at the grocery store even easier. $35 per person.
Thrive: Camp North End’s Fall Jazz Series
Camp North End | 6 p.m.
Camp North End’s fall jazz series kicks off with three performances, food and drink specials and a low $3 entry fee. Head back each third Thursday through November for smooth tunes under the water tower.
Zac Brown Band: Down the Rabbit Hole Live
Thursday, September 13 | PNC Music Pavilion | 7 p.m.
Zac Brown Band will take the stage Thursday at PNC Music Pavilion. Whether you’re partying on the lawn or up close, everyone will enjoy singing along to their favorite feel-good songs. $35.75+.
Night Of Hope: Mission Possible to benefit ALS Research
The Palmer Building | 6 – 9 p.m.
The 2018 Mission Possible: Night of Hope fundraiser invites guests to enjoy an evening of entertainment, a silent auction, food and drink and more benefitting ALS research. $50 per person.
Pop the Top 2nd Bottle Share
Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop | 6 – 10 p.m.
Help fellow beer lovers discover new flavors at Pop The Top’s second bottle share. Bring at least one unique beer to share, plus enjoy offerings from the shop.
Food Truck Friday Dilworth
1324 East Blvd. (Corner of Scott Ave. & East Blvd.) | 6 p.m.
Enjoy dinner from a truck in the heart of Dilworth and live music by The Pintos. Plus, you could even meet your new best friend as Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue hosts an adoption event on-site. BYOB.
Art on Tap
Gettys Art Center, Rock Hill | 3 – 8 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with Art on Tap, a family-friendly art event featuring a market with work by local artisans, kids activities, live music, pop-up performances, food trucks and open studios. Free admission.
Cheese & Cider Pairing
Red Clay Ciderworks | 7 p.m.
Red Clay Ciderworks and Orrman’s Cheese Shop team up to guide guests through tastings of four cheeses and four ciders. $19 per person.
Roland Poska Opening Reception
Jerald Melberg Gallery| 6 – 8 p.m.
Don’t miss the opening reception for Roland Poska: Deckle Edge, an exhibition celebrating the artist’s four-decade career. Deckle Edge will be on display at the Jerald Melberg Gallery through November 3.
Woofstock 2018 has been postponed until NOV 17th due to expected weather from Florence.
NoDa Brewing Company | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wine Tasting Featuring Mollydooker Wines
Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark | 4 – 8 p.m.
Head to Reid’s SouthPark for a complimentary wine tasting featuring Mollydooker Wines. Meet, chat and sip with Luke Marquis, the blue eyed boy featured on the Shiraz bottle.
Suffolk & Hyde Birthday – A Proper Good Party
The Suffolk Punch | All day
The Suffolk Punch and Hyde Brewing will host the best one-year-old birthday party of the weekend. Kick things off with a workout with BLOC.clt, then enjoy live music all day, a special beer release, birthday activities and treats from GarbageTruck, King of Pops Charlotte and Golden Cow Creamery.
Flavors of Summer: Pepper Fest
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | All day
With pepper-infused beers, chili lime kombucha and spiced-up food offerings, Lenny Boy’s third Flavors of Summer party certainly will bring the heat. Plus, enjoy live music by Jon Linker and even put your taste buds to the test in a Spicy Death Nuts Challenge.
ArtPop- Pop Up Party
Evoke | 6 – 9 p.m.
ArtPop’s last pop-up party of the year will feature work from local artists including Julia Lawing Fine Art, Cortney Case Frasier, Monique Luck, Donna Downey and Maria Senkel. Guests will also enjoy free hors d’oeuvres, live music and libations.
Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day
The Broken Spoke | All day
Can you believe we’re already halfway there? Start the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day at The Broken Spoke, where they’ll be celebrating with Irish dancers, drink specials and traditional menu offerings.
Ballet at the Bar with Alyce Vallejo
Legion Brewing | Noon – 1 p.m.
Discover your inner dancer and get a full body workout at instructor Alyce Cristina Vallejo brings ballet to the bar. All levels are welcome.
Pumpkin Fest 2018
Sycamore Brewing | Noon – 10 p.m.
Kick off pumpkin beer season with a day of seasonal brews (including Sycamore’s Gourd Have Mercy), live music on two stages, multiple food tricks and more.
The Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tournament
Freedom Park | 10 a.m.
The 11th annual Pitchin’ for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina is a family-friendly, bracket-style cornhole tournament hosted in Freedom Park. Sign up your two-person team ($60) and enjoy some friendly competition, food, music, kids activities and more.
Pink Boots Ball 2018
The Ritz-Carlton | 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate Carolina Breast Friends’ 15th anniversary with a silent auction, dinner and plenty of dancing at the Pink Boots Ball benefiting their mission of supporting breast cancer survivors. Black tie optional.
Seventy Six and Sunny
The Music Yard | 7 – 10 p.m.
See Seventy Six and Sunny take the stage at one of Charlotte’s newest live music venues, The Music Yard.
September Uptown Flea
700 N Tryon Street | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The second Uptown Flea event will feature over 90 tented vendors offering handmade goods, antiques, art and more, plus five food trucks and live music. $1 entry fee, free parking.
PurpleStride Charlotte 2018
Romare Bearden Park | 7 – 11 a.m.
Help blaze a trail in the fight against pancreatic cancer with a 5k walk/run or one-mile walk leaving from Romare Bearden Park. Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
OrderFire S4E1 premiere ft. Frank Scibelli
Free Range Brewing | Noon – 3 p.m.
OrderFire returns for its fourth season with restauranteur Frank Scibelli of Mama Ricotta’s, Yafo Kitchen, Midwood Smokehouse and Paco’s Tacos. Watch a screening of the episode, meet Frank, sample food from his restaurants and win raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit Claire’s Army.
Pumking Fest 2018
Brewers at 4001 Yancey | 2 – 9 p.m.
Southern Tier Brewing is bringing their Pumking Fest tradition to Charlotte. Discover the multiple styles of Pumking imperial ales, taste Pumking-inspired dishes, paint your own pumpkin, jam out to live music and more.
Free Doggie Ice Cream For SFA 7th Birthday
Two Scoops Creamery (All locations) | 1 – 5 p.m.
Stand for Animals will celebrate its seventh birthday with a free scoop of Canine Crunch, a dog-safe ice cream made with vegetables.