Break out of your rut and try something new this weekend. From charity 5Ks to live music and shopping tailgates, we’ve got something for everyone in our day-by-day round up of what to do this weekend in Charlotte:

THURSDAY

Pink Pint Night
NoDa Brewing Company | 3 – 9 p.m.

The 8th annual Pink Pint Night kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with live music, food trucks, NoDa’s exclusive pink brew, silent auction and more. Proceeds support Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK, providing life-saving mammograms to local, uninsured women.

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, Natty Boh Duo takes the stage.

September Beer Dinner
The Suffolk Punch | 6:30 p.m.

Executive Chef Eric Litaker and Head Brewer Scott Christoffel will team up to present a five-course menu with beers paired to each plate. $65 per person.

FRIDAY

Wine, Women & Shoes
Charlotte Convention Center | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Support Second Harvest Food Bank through an evening of wine, women and shoes. You’ll enjoy wine tastings, designer shoppings, savory bites, a fashion show and more.

Taste of Cuba: EAT
Discovery Place Science | 6:30 p.m.

This night out at the museum includes an IMAX screening of CUBA, cocktail hour complete with hands-on experiences, a buffet-style Cuban feast and conversation with Fernando Bretos, Director, CariMar. $45 per person.

Ve-Go Vegan Pop-Up Dinner
Pilot Brewing | 5:30 p.m.

Ve-Go Food Truck and Cooking With Joya team up for an all-vegan menu as Pilot Brewing releases their latest brew, the Island Citra & Mosaic Hopper.

SATURDAY

Bourbon Bash
Mimosa Grill | 6 p.m.

Mimosa Grill’s Chef Thomas Marlow will team up with guests Chef Mike Long of the Asbury and Mixologist Hunter Thurston of Crunkleton for a multi-course Bourbon Bash featuring the finest of bourbon cocktails. $125 per person, all inclusive.

Mad About Modern Home Tour
Various private homes | 10-4 p.m.

If midcentury design is your thing, don’t miss this tour. Back for its eighth year this fall, the tour gives attendees insider access to a curated collection of private homes representing some of the best examples of midcentury and modern architecture and design in the Queen City.

12th Annual 5k,10k & Fun Run for Kids Cancer
The Isabella Santos Foundation | 8 a.m.

Lace up for the 5K, 10K or Fun Run routes as part of the 12th annual 5K For Kids Cancer. Afterwards, stick around for brunch by Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Tito’s Vodka and NoDa Brewing. Plus, raffles, a Kid’s Zone and more.

Savor 7th
7th Street Public Market | 7-10 p.m.

Taste exclusive samples from market vendors, enjoy live entertainment and a cash bar in support of 7th Street Market. The fundraising event will enrich the Market’s mission as a nonprofit small business incubator to Do Good By Eating Well. Ticket purchasers will receive a $5 voucher for a future visit. $40 per person.

Oak Steakhouse Chef Demo
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Head to the market to see Chef Tyler Honeycutt of SouthPark’s Oak Steakhouse demonstrate how to cook with North Carolina products in the Variety Shoppes.

Metropolitan Popup Market
METROPOLITAN | 12-5 p.m.

Shop more than 70 local artists and small businesses at the Metropolitan Market, in partnership with the Starving Artist Market.

Ballantyne Beer Fest – Paws & Pints
September 28 | Ballantyne Village | 3 – 7 p.m.

Ballantyne Beer Fest is back for the second year in partnership with the Ballantyne Village Paws and Pints Pop-Up Market. There will be pet adoptions from Destination Home Puppy Rescue, live music and all of the beer from Ballantyne Beer Fest. General admission: $20+.

​Storybook Ball
Hilton Charlotte Center City | 6:30 p.m.

Join supporters of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte in Wonderland for the 2019 Storybook Ball. The evening will include a live auction, dinner, dancing and more. $250 per person.

South End Oktoberfest
Norfolk Hall | 12-5 p.m.

Kick off fall with beer samples from more than 30 local and regional breweries, live music, a local vendor market and more supporting Safe Alliance.

Queenflea Fall Makers Market
2424 North Davidson Street # 105A | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shop more than 50 local artists, makers and thrifters at Summerbird Boutique in NoDa. General admission is free, and VIP tickets which include special discounts and raffle entries are available for $5.

Whiskey Styles with Woodford Reserve
Dot Dot Dot Charlotte | 3 p.m.

Brown-Foreman Ambassador Cameron Brobst will lead this tasting of four Woodford whiskeys plus small plates by Executive Chef Daniel Wheeler. $75 per person.

ArtPop – Pop Up Gallery Show
Evoke | 6-9 p.m.

Evoke and ArtPop Street Gallery team up to offer a new way to shop local art and meet the makers. As part of the quarterly event, you’ll enjoy live music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials.

Wild Vine Trail Race (5K & Half Marathon)
U.S. National Whitewater Center | 6:30 a.m.

Round out the Half Marathon Series with this weekend’s Wild Vine Trail Race with both half marathon and 5K distances through the USNWC’s hardwood forests and trails along the Catawba River. 

Town Anniversary Party
Town Brewing Company | All day

Town Brewing will celebrate their anniversary with a day of food, a fall market, activities, live music and a double can release.

Ayrsley Fall Fest
Ayrsley | 12 – 4 p.m.

Welcome fall by shopping local craft vendors, jamming to live music by Brother Watts Band, sipping on brews in the biergarten and more, plus kids activities and a petting zoo.

EmpowerCon 2019
Charlotte Convention Center | 9-6 p.m.

Join the EmpowerCon community to connect, learn, inspire and encourage positive change and growth in Charlotte. You’ll hear sessions from speakers covering diversity and inclusion, mentorship, allyship and more.

SUNDAY

Cheers Jen Cheers
The Barrel Room at Triple C | 12-5 p.m.

Cheers Jen Cheers returns with a tailgate for a cause. Watch the Panthers take on the Texans on the big screens, snack on football fare, drink cold beer and bid on silent auction items all in support of Go Jen Go!, an organization providing critical financial support to Charlotte families fighting breast cancer.

September Cocktail Class
Bardo Restaurant | 12-2 p.m.

Join Award Winning Mixologist Amanda Britton as she guides you through the build and execution of three amazing cocktails. Plus, enjoy exclusive small plates by Chef Mike Noll for snacking. $110 per person.

Phil Collins Still Not Dead Yet, Live!
Spectrum Center | 8 p.m.

Don’t miss your chance to see Phil Collins as he takes the stage this weekend at the Spectrum Center. Tickets start at $53.50.

BBQ Takeover
Sweet Lew’s BBQ | 10:30 a.m. – sell out

Bryan Furman of B’s Cracklin’ BBQ will take the reins at Sweet Lew’s this Sunday with his own chicken, ribs, brisket, sides and dessert. Sweet Lew will be roasting oysters and a whole hog pig pickin’. They’ll also have a DJ on site.