Free Spiked Ice Cream, Dilworth Home Tour, Bruce Moffet, Open Streets, Opera at the Market & More. What To Do This Weekend CLT – 9/12

Find something new to do this weekend. From live music to football, chocolate classes to pumpkin fest, here’s our latest round-up of what to do this weekend in Charlotte.


47th annual Dilworth Home Tour 
September 13 – 14 | Dilworth Neighborhood

Tour seven beautiful homes with a variety of architectural styles as part of the 47th annual Dilworth Home Tour. Opt for an evening tour on Friday from 6 – 9 p.m. or daytime tour on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Music at the Met
METROPOLITAN | Every Thursday through October 17 | 6 – 9 p.m.

The fall series of Music at the Met continues with your chance to enjoy live music, food ad drink specials from participating restaurants and a sunset over the city. This week, Ellie Morgan takes the stage.

Artist Talk: Micah Cash + SHAN Wallace
The Light Factory | 6:30-8 p.m.

Photography as Evidence in Conversation with Micah Cash + SHAN Wallace will feature the two artists whose art speaks to racial injustice, economic disparity and the lack of resources in specific communities.

An Evening with Chef Bruce Moffett
SOCO Gallery and TABOR | 6 p.m.

Join Chef Bruce Moffett and Stagioni bartender Russ for passed bites, cocktails and a cooking demo. Each guest will receive a signed copy of Bruce Moffett Cooks. Call 704.372.8110 to reserve your spot.

Topside Tailgate / $5 Oyster Roast
The Waterman | 5 – 8 p.m.

Head to Topside (The Waterman’s rooftop patio) for a Panthers tailgate with a coastal twist. Expect a $5 oyster roast, $3 Narragansett Lagers and new boat drinks like the Brooklynite (rum-forward), Post Shift Breakdown (gin-heavy), or Bourbon Plum Cooler (bourbon-based).

Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bank of America Stadium | 8:20 p.m.

See the Carolina Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at their second home game of the season. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m.

Pr%f Hard Ice Cream Free Sampling
Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte | 6 – 9 p.m.

Yes, you read that right. Get a free sample of Pr%f alcoholic ice cream at Carolina Beer Temple. Plus, enjoy beer and $5 ice cream floats.

Beerly Funny Comedy Show – Free Monthly Showcase
Bold Missy Brewery | 7:30 p.m.

See comedians Jenn Snyder, Jon Alliss, StaciLou Askew, David Mallard, Roxanne McDonald and Joy Wills take the stage at this free monthly showcase produced and hosted by Lauren Ansley.

Open House at McColl Center
McColl Center for Art + Innovation | 6 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the start of a new artist residency season at McColl Center with a meet and greet with the fall artists-in-residence, viewing of the Center’s new exhibition and more. Guests can also expect a beer and wine bar, live music by DJ Chief Rocka Aking Allah and free admission.


Opera at the Market
7th Street Public Market | 6 p.m.

Kick off your weekend with pop-up performances by Opera Carolina at 7th Street Public Market. Enjoy performances of popular Opera, Operetta and Musical Theater plus specials from vendors including Assorted Table Wine Shoppe and Zia Pia Italian Kitchen.

1/2 Way to St. Patty’s Day
The Broken Spoke | 5-10 p.m.

We’re almost halfway to St. Patrick’s Day, and The Broken Spoke is celebrating in style. Expect live music, Irish dancers, $5 Quinn’s Shots, $7 Feisty Irish Margaritas, $8 Quinn’s & Guinness Irish Shots and $4 Guinness Pints.

Outrageous Oregon Pinot Noir | Wine Club at Ballantyne
September 13 | The Ballantyne | 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a wine tasting of Outrageous Oregon Pinot Noir samplings with charcuterie and cheese at The Ballantyne. $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. Cal 704.248.4100 to reserve your spot.

Breast Friends Forever Release
NoDa Brewing Company | 3 – 10 p.m.

Ahead of NoDa’s eighth annual Pink Pint Night on September 26, celebrate the release of Breast Friends Forever, is a Raspberry Belgian Blond Ale brewed with a mix of local and European malts and subtly hopped to balance the sweetness.

Sounds of Summer in First Ward Park
First Ward Park | 7 p.m.

The next edition in this free concert series will feature Keller & the Keels along with guests Coddle Creek. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, plus enjoy food trucks and craft beer and wine for sale.

BarkitectureCLT Village at Camp North End
Camp North End | 5 p.m.

BarkitectureCLT will team up with Friday Nights at Camp North End to display this year’s custom pet houses you can purchase. BarkitectureCLT is a non-profit corporation that raises money for Charlotte, NC area animal welfare groups through a custom pet house design/build competition and silent auction. Check out our website for more info!

Blackfinn Uptown 11 Year Anniversary
Blackfinn Ameripub – Charlotte | 8 p.m.

Help Blackfinn celebrate 11 years in Charlotte with the return of favorite past food menu items, drink specials, giveaways and more.


Septemberfest 2019-Pigs & Zin
Foxcroft Wine Co-Dilworth | 1 – 4 p.m.

The first Septemberfest at Foxcroft Wine Company – Dilworth will include an entire pig roast and pours of 25 of the team’s favorite Zins from around the world. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 on the day of the event.

Pumpkin Fest 2019
Sycamore Brewing | All day

At what’s sure to be the unofficial kickoff of the fall season, Sycamore will offer a pumpkin patch, multiple pouring stations, pumpkin beer, live music on two stages, food trucks and more.

KC & the Sunshine Band
Ovens Auditorium | 7:30 p.m.

Grab your tickets now for tickets to see KC & the Sunshine band sing your all-time favorite hits. Tickets start at $42.

The 9th Annual Stiletto Sprint for Levine Cancer Institute
SouthPark Mall | 8 a.m.

Grab your best heels for the 9th Annual Stiletto Sprint benefiting the Carolinas Ovarian Cancer Fund at Levine Cancer Institute. All proceeds benefit local research, community awareness initiatives and patient programs at Levine Cancer Institute.

Yafo Yoga with Sydney Duarte
Yafo Kitchen (Dilworth) | 9:30 a.m.

Sydney Duarte will be leading an intimate yoga practice on the East Boulevard outdoor patio, followed by small bites after class. $5 per person.

Mixology with Bob Peters
Earl’s Grocery | 2:30 p.m.

Learn from the best as mixologist Bob Peters shares how to re-create craft cocktails at home. Admission is free, but plan to arrive early to snag a spot.

Muscadine Day
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join the farmers market vendors in celebrating Muscadine Day with free wine samples from Woodmill Winery, grape juice samples from Hood’s Fruit of the Vine and offering ranging from fresh muscadine grapes, jams to jellies and preserves.

Truffle Making Workshop
The Secret Chocolatier | 2 – 4 p.m.

Beginners and experts alike will love getting hands-on in a chocolatier’s professional kitchen. Learn to make your own truffle ganache, how to infuse flavors and take home what you make. $60 per person.

Plant Propagation Workshop with Dr. Gillman
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Gardens Director Dr. Jeff Gillman will lead students and members of the public in hands-on experience with a variety of propagation techniques including seeding, cuttings and air layering. Students will take home a selection of seeds and 5 or more cuttings of plants from the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. Registration required.


Rooftop Barre & Brunch
Fahrenheit-Charlotte | 9:30 a.m.

Don’t miss the last Rooftop Barre & Brunch class of 2019. First, enjoy a 55-minute full-body workout class followed by a brunch buffet and mimosas.

Open Streets 704
Various neighborhoods | 1 – 5 p.m.

Open Streets 704 is back with its eighth event spanning four miles from West End to Dilworth. Explore different areas by foot, including arts and crafts, family areas and wellness zones, as the streets close to traffic.

OrderFire Season 5 premiere! Featuring Chef Mike Noll of Bardo
Free Range Brewing | 12 p.m.

OrderFire will kick off its fifth season with guest chef Mike Noll from Bardo. Enjoy a screening of the episode, food samples and a meet and greet with chef Noll. There will also be a raffle to benefit Toys for Tots Charlotte with a prize of seats to the soft opening at Chefs Noll’s newest restaurant, Vana.

Opera Carolina’s Sunday on the Lawn
Mint Museum Randolph | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

There’s something for everyone in the family at Opera Carolina’s Sunday on the Lawn. Enjoy a live band, pop-up performances by Opera Carolina stars and Opera Academy rising stars, food trucks, adult beverages, a silent auction, a Kids Zone, an art panel station and donated admission to The Mint Museum Randolph.

The Week Ahead…

Finger Lakes Dry Riesling at Aria
Wednesday, 9/18/19

Perfect for end-of-summer sipping, Aria Tuscan Grill will host Thomas Pastuszak of Empire Estate wines on Wednesday, September 18. The Finger Lakes, NY, vintner will be guest-somming at the bar that evening, pouring by-the-glass ($10) from magnums of his 2017 Dry Riesling. Described as, “Dazzling silver-gold in color, on the nose there are intense mineral aromas of shale, gravel & limestone, combined with notes of white flower, golden apple, peach & lemon oil,” the vintage rated 91 points by Wine Enthusiast. Pair it with selections from Aria’s $5 Bar Bites menu.


Allison Hancin
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!