Looking for something new to do this weekend? Find a BYOB adult-only painting class at the Mint, the return of the Southern Christmas Show and more in our day-by-day guide of what to do this weekend in Charlotte:


Southern Christmas Show
November 8 – 18 | The Park Expo & Conference Center

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The 51st annual Southern Christmas show returns with more than 450 holiday merchants, décor inspiration for your own festive displays, gifts for everyone on your list and more. Advance online tickets are $13 and $15 at the door.


WP Feeds The Need with Molly Grantham for Go Jen Go
WP Kitchen + Bar | 5 – 10 p.m.

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Join WBTV’s Molly Grantham for the next WP Feeds The Need. This time, in honor of breast cancer awareness, 10% of the evening’s sales will benefit Go Jen Go, a local organization providing financial assistance and emotional support of individuals and families who are battling breast cancer. Call 704.295.0101 to make your reservations.

Grace / Who says you can’t pick your family?
The Assembly Room at The Foundry | 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Relish Carolina’s Friendsgiving event puts a fresh spin on the almost 400-year-old traditional feast. Enjoy classic fare while sharing a table with new and familiar faces. $150 per person.

Vinter Visit with Hirsch Vineyards
Petit Philippe | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

The third installment of Petit Philippe’s Fall Open House Series features the wines of Hirsch Vineyards. Sip, taste and find a new favorite to take home.

Cochon Wine Dinner
Fin & Fino | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Winemaker Adam Webb joined the Fin & Fino team for a pairing dinner featuring Cochon wines. Preview the full menu here. $89 per guest. Reserve your seat by calling 704.800.5680.

Brisket & Brews
Wing Haven Gardens | 6 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate Elizabeth Clarkson’s Texas roots in the gardens with an evening of local brews, specialty cocktails, live music and a beef brisket dinner. $60 for members, $75 for non-members.

Charlotte Heroes Reception
The Duke Mansion | 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Celebrate 10 years of the NC Heroes Fund and support North Carolina Veterans at the Charlotte Heroes Reception. The fund has helped hundreds of families navigate short-term financial hardships as a result of their military service.

Piedmont Guy Wine Dinner
AQUA e VINO | 7 – 10 p.m.

Experience the flavors of Italy’s Piemonte region with a six-course wine dinner with wine pairings. Preview the menu here. $90 per person. Call 704.364.4445 to reserve your seat.


Adult Art Party: Abstract Nature Painting
Mint Museum Uptown | 6 – 8:30 p.m.

On a private mini-tour, participants will create their own gallery sketch of a sculpture in Michael Sherrill Retrospective, then return to the studio to turn the sketch into an abstract work with paint, pastel and pencil. No experience required. Bring your own beer or wine. $40 per person, $30 for Mint members.

Burly Wine Dinner
Ruth’s Chris Steak House SouthPark | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join Ruth’s Chris for a five-course dinner featuring Burly Wines. Preview the menu here. $125 per person plus tax & gratuity. Call 704.556.1115 to reserve your seat.

Cheese & Cider Pairing
Red Clay Ciderworks | 7 p.m.

Red Clay Ciderworks’ Jay Bradish and Orrman’s Cheese Shop’s Rachel Klebaur team up for this tasting of four cheese and cider parings. $19 per person.


Ramen to Soba Cookery Class
Upstream Seafood | 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join Chef Gene Kato of Upstream Seafood to learn all about noodles, from the art of ramen to soba cookery. $48 per person, pre-registration required.

Ballantyne Village Inaugural Holiday Pop-Up Market
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.

Holiday Open House at Reid’s SouthPark
Reid’s Fine Foods Southpark | 12 – 5 p.m.

Get a taste of what Reid’s SouthPark has to offer this holiday season with samples from their catering menu, complimentary tastings from local vendors and more. Free admission.

Explore Your 704 Party
NoDa Brewing Company | 12 – 3 p.m.

Get out and explore Charlotte’s neighborhoods through 12 clues and three sidewalk clean graffiti images, with the campaign culminating in a celebration at NoDa Brewing Company. Don’t miss the big surprise from Southern Tiger Collective artist, Alex DeLarge, food available from TIN Kitchen and the first 100 beers provided by #thesavageway.

Beer for Breakfast! A Donut & Beer Pairing
Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Start your day off right with free treats from Your Mom’s Donuts paired with a flight of four beers. View the beer line-up here.

Opera Carolina presents “The Daughter of the Regiment”
November 10, 15 and 18 | Belk Theater

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At the opera, everyone will love following along with heroine Marie as she chooses between love and the social status she was born into in The Daughter of the Regiment, composed by Gaetano Donizetti. Performances are November 10, 15 and 18.

Southern Roots & Cowboy Boots – Charlotte Cattle Baron’s Ball
2315 North Davidson Street | 6 – 11 p.m.

Sport your favorite Western/Southern attire to join the American Cancer Society in giving cancer the boot. You’ll enjoy food stations, signature cocktails, a dessert bar, silent and live auctions, line dancing lessons, live entertainment and more for a great cause. $175 general admission.

Merchant & Trade’s One Year Anniversary Party
Merchant and Trade | 4:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Help Merchant & Trade celebrate their one year anniversary with music by DJs That Guy Smitty, Daniels Jack, DJ Trife and Dj Red, along with special features.

Fall Oyster Roast at Sycamore
Sycamore Brewing | Noon – 5 p.m.

Sycamore’s Fall Oyster Roast will feature $2 oysters from Oysters Carolina, live music from Falconheart, food from Gyro Twins Truck and your favorite Sycamore brews and ciders.

Ink N Ivy 2 Year Anniversary
Ink n Ivy | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Ink N Ivy’s second anniversary party is a chance for guests to enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, a champagne toast, birthday cake and music by DJ Yona. No cover and complimentary valet service.

Brewhouse Bazaar
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 1 – 5 p.m.

The first Brewhouse Bazaar will feature multiple local vendors, live music by VonHunter, two new Lenny Boy releases and food from The Hunter’s Wife food truck.

Sea Life: Aquarium Yoga
SEA LIFE Aquarium | 9 a.m.

Find your zen among sea turtles, jellyfish and other sea creatures as SweatNET and Sea Life team up for a unique yoga practice at the aquarium. All levels welcome. $20 per person.

CLT s’MACdown: A Mac N’ Cheese Competition & Craft Beer Tasting
2530 Whitehall Park Drive #450 | 2 – 6 p.m.

The third annual CLT s’MACdown pits chef against chef to compete for the championship title. Taste test your favorite cheesy variations, shop local vendors, sample craft beer and more while supporting Project Halo. $40+.

10th Annual Ties & Tails Gala
Hilton Uptown City Center | 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

The Humane Society of Charlotte’s 10th annual Ties & Tails Gala is a black tie event for everyone, even Fido! Enjoy a cocktail reception with open bar, dinner and dancing, live and silent suctions and more.

Make America Grin Again
McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square | 8 p.m.

On their mission to make comedy great again, The Capital Steps make a stop in Charlotte to perform features from their all-new musical satire show. $49+.

Strange Brew 2018 – Beer Festival
The Unknown Brewing Company | 6:30 – 10 p.m.

Who can create the strangest beer in Charlotte? Find out as local breweries offer samplings of their most unique creations, with you as the taste tester. Plus, enjoy live music, unique food, activities and more. $25 per person.

9th Annual Casino Night
Harvey B. Gantt Center | 7 p.m.

Put your gaming skills to the test in a casino-style night out benefitting Guys with Ties charities and Mitchell’s Fund. The evening also features giveaway prizes, music, food and drinks and a silent auction. $60+. Proceeds benefit local non-profits.

Holiday Tasting and Pairing
Vintner Wine Market | 1 – 3 p.m.

The experts at Vintner Wine Market will walk guests through an array of wines chosen to pair with holiday foods.

Fall Fest
7th Street Public Market | 1 – 5 p.m.

At the 7th St. Public Market’s fall fest, guests will enjoy live music, a tap takeover by Blue Blaze Brewery, compost education and offerings from local businesses.

3 Year Anniversary Party at #3SB
Three Spirits Brewery | 12 – 10 p.m.

Three Spirits Brewery’s three year anniversary party will include a new beer release, a limited edition brew, anniversary glasses, live music, food trucks and more.

President Polk Birthday Celebration
President James K. Polk State Historic Site | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The 26th annual celebration of President James K. Polk’s birthday will include live history demos, musical performances, vendors, activities and more. $5 per car and free for members of the Friends of President Polk’s Birthplace.


Taste of the Mint | Michael Sherrill Retrospective
The Mint Museum | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Michael Sherrill. Dutch Solomon, 2015, porcelain, silica bronze, glass. John Michael Kohler Arts Center, gift of the artist, 2015.022.001. Photo by Scott Allen. Via Facebook.

Art and food meet in this day out at the Mint. Guests will wine and dine on three tastings from Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth before taking a guided tour of  the special exhibition Michael Sherrill Retrospective. $45 per person.

9th Annual Dilworth/South End Chili Cook-Off
The Design Center of the Carolinas | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Enjoy all-you-can-taste chili from local restaurants and individuals as they compete to win the title of best in Dilworth and South End. In addition to the tastings, enjoy live music, a cornhole tournament, bake sale and more. $12 per person, kids and veterans are free.

OrderFire S4E3 ft. Brian+Mark Wilson of the Thristy Beaver
Free Range Brewing | 12 – 3 p.m.

Don’t miss the screening of season four, episode three of OrderFire featuring Brian and Mark Wilson of the Thirsty Beaver. The afternoon will also feature live music from The Loose Lugnuts and food from The Tipsy Burro.

Fall Oyster Roast by Birdsong & Rappahannock
Birdsong Brewing Co. | 1 – 4 p.m.

Rocksalt Charlotte will join forces with BirdSong for an onsite oyster roast, offering buckets of steamed or roasted oysters for $15 and raw oysters for $15 per dozen. In honor of Veterans Day Weekend, a portion of proceeds will benefit Purple Heart Homes.

Veterans Day LIVE: Charity Event for Camp4Heroes
Resident Culture Brewing Company | 2 – 5 p.m.

Enjoy music by three undisclosed acts in a Sunday Funday concert benefitting Camp4Heroes. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Cabarrus Fall Dessert Market
Cabarrus Brewing Company, Concord | 1 – 6 p.m.

End your weekend on a sweet note as local dessert shops and bakeries offer their best treats for purchase alongside Cabarrus brews. Family and dog friendly.