Restaurant Openings, Events, Pop Ups and More. What’s the latest scoop south of 51? We’ve got you covered. News, happenings and more from the south side of town:

Shake Shack, Blakeney – Coming Soon

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Be on the lookout for a grand opening date from Shake Shack’s anticipated location in Blakeney. In addition to their classic burgers and chicken sandwiches, the Blakeney Shack will serve the local Pie Oh My Concrete  (vanilla custard with slice of Suárez Bakery seasonal pie) and donate 5% of sales to Loaves and Fishes.

Alan Black & the Tryon Street Quintet
Friday, November 9 | Gettys Art Center Courtroom, Rock Hill | 7:30 p.m.

Alan Black and the Tryon Street Quintet will perform works from Dvorak, Rossini and Onslow in Rock Hill’s renovated 1932 courtroom. $15 – $25.

Who Is Your Hero 5k and Fun Run
Saturday, November 10 | Waverly Charlotte | 8 – 10 a.m.

Honor your own childhood superheroes with a 5K race and fun run supporting The Sandbox CARRE Program. $20+.

Ballantyne Village First Annual Holiday Pop-Up Market
Saturday, November 10 | Ballantyne Village | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ballantyne Village’s inaugural Holiday Pop-up Market will feature more than 40 local vendors, plus specials, raffles and a gift-wrapping booth.

Cookies with Santa & Holiday Artisan Fair
Saturday, November 10 | Baxter YMCA, Fort Mill | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Santa’s making an early holiday stop to visit with kids at Baxter Village. Get a picture with Santa before shopping the artisan and vendor fair while the kids explore the kids area.

Landscape Painting with Jennifer Spaker
Wednesday, November 14 | Olive’s Mud Puddle, Fort Mill | 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

Learn landscape painting basics from local artist Jennifer Spaker. Also offered November 14 and 28, as well as December 5 and 12.

Gluten Free Eating
Thursday, November 15 | The Southern Olive, Fort Mill | 7 p.m.

Eating gluten free doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. Get in the kitchen to discover just how easy (and tasty!) it is to whip up a gluten free feast. Menu item enjoy apple broccoli salad, creamy spinach avocado pasta with grilled chicken and a desert.

Holiday Magic at Rea Farms
Saturday, November 17 | Rea Farms | 4 – 8 p.m.

Kick off holiday season with Rea farm’s tree lighting, complete with carriage rides, face painting, a cookie decorating contest and appearances by Sir Purr, Frozen characters and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Donations of nonperishable food items (including pet food) will be accepted for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

2018 Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival
Saturday, November 17 | Blakeney Shopping Center | 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Blakeney’s getting ready to deck the halls and will celebrate with a tree lighting ceremony and visit from Santa himself on November 17. Pose for photos, complete holiday crafts, enjoy live music and more. Santa’s Workshop, sponsored by Passionate Paws Animal Hospital, will be open through December 23.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 24 | The Ballantyne | 5 – 6 p.m.

The Ballantyne’s inaugural tree lighting will include caroling, hot chocolate and cider, cookies and a visit from Santa. Plus, it’s a perfect way to get a peek into their stunning redesign.

Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 22 | MillBridge, Waxhaw | 8 – 10 a.m.

Make room for all the Thanksgiving treats by lacing up for this 4-mile run or kids’ turkey dash. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life.

Grand Opening | The Mercantile
Friday, November 23 | 130 White St W, Rock Hill | 7 – 11 p.m.

Do your Black Friday shopping, grab food from the only Waffle House food truck in the country and celebrate the grand opening of Copper Dwelling & Design’s Mercantile. The first 400 guests will receive a ticket for a free meal with purchase.

Like a Fine Wine: Dual Bottle Release
Saturday, November 24 | Amor Artis Brewing, Fort Mill | All day

Celebrate Amor Artis Brewing’s first bottle release on November 24, when they’ll introduce the first two variants in the “Like a Fine Wine” series: The White Wine Tripel and the Red Wine Tripel. Both brews will also be on tap.

Winter Wonderland Holiday Market
Saturday, November 24 | Dairy Barn at the Anne Springs Close Greenway, Fort Mill | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shop more than 150 local artisans and start grabbing gifts for everyone on your list at the annual Winter Wonderland Craft Fair. In addition to shopping pottery, jewelry, candles and more, enjoy a “sip & shop” bar and food vendors. Admission is free for Greenway members and children under 12, $5 entry fee for non-members.

November Wine Dinner
Wednesday, November 28 | Bistro D’Antonio, Waxhaw | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Bistro D’Antonio will host this five-course dinner with wine pairings selected specifically for each dish. Guests will learn about each course through tasting notes provided by a guest from the featured vineyard. $55 per person. Call 704.243.0633 to reserve your seat.

4th Annual Wine ‘n Wags
Wednesday, November 28 | Black Chicken Waxhaw | 5 – 9 p.m.

At this year’s Wine ‘n Wags, enjoy an evening of worldly wine tastings, raffles, giveaways, appetizers and more in support of Project 2 Heal’s mission to provide service dogs for Veterans and children with special needs. $35 per person.

ChristmasVille Rock Hill 2018
November 29 – December 2 | Old Town Rock Hill, SC

Old Town Rock Hill will get into the holiday spirit with their 13th annual ChristmasVille festival, featuring more than 95 events and activities like horse-drawn carriage rides, historic tours, carolers, a gingerbread house contest and an ice skating rink.

Ladies Night at the White Home
Thursday, November 29 | Historic Rock Hill, SC | 6 – 9 p.m.

It’s girls’ night out at the museum with wine and a local vendor market at the White Home. $5 admission. Proceeds benefit Historic Rock HIll’s educational programs.

The Whiskey Club at Ballantyne
Friday, November 30 | The Ballantyne | 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy tastings of Laphroaig such as 10 year, Triple Wood, Quarter Cask and 27 year paired with light hors d’oeuvres. $95 per person. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your seat.