Whether you’re looking to speak up the spooky vibes, give back or go all out in black tie attire, we’ve got something for you to do this weekend. Read on for 29 scoop-worthy Charlotte events coming up this first weekend of November.
Middle C Jazz Opening Weekend
October 31 – November 2
Mark your calendars for the opening weekend of Middle C Jazz, a live jazz club coming to Uptown from father-son duo Larry and Adam Farber. Thursday and Friday’s shows feature the History of Tango with the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet, while Saturday’s shows showcase Gastonia-born singer Maria Howell. Get your tickets here.
October 29 – November 3 | Ovens Auditorium
Get tickets now to see this beloved, classic musical on its stop through the Queen City. Hear your favorite songs “On My Own,” “I Dreamed a Dream” and more in this story of love, loss and redemption set in 19th-century France. Tickets start at $25.
Dia de los Muertos at el Thrifty Social Charlotte
Oct. 31- Nov. 1 | El Thrifty Social Charlotte
El Thrifty is celebrating Halloween, Dia de los Muertos and their Grand Opening with tequila-inspired cocktail features, music, fortune tellers, athletic Mexican fare and more.
Halloween at Dilworth Tasting Room
October 31 | 4-10 p.m.
Head to DTR for a Halloween celebration including a spooky costume contest where the prize is a DTR gift card up to $200, candy for the kids and half off select Pinot Noirs for the adults.
Trick or Tea
The Ballantyne | 1-4 p.m.
Head to The Ballantyne for a specialty Halloween-themed tea with selections from Rare Tea Company, treats by Pastry Chef Noelle and more. $58 for adults, $25 for children, ages 5-12, $15 for children, ages 4 & under. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve.
Hoppin’s 2nd Annual Boos & Brews
Hoppin’ | 3 p.m. – 12 a.m.
This free Halloween celebration includes a photo booth, costume contest with gift card prizes, fall-themed beers, a DJ and more.
Optimist Hall | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Optimist Hall’s first Hall-OH-Ween bash features trick-or-treating for all ages throughout the hall from 6-8 p.m., spooky cocktails at The Spindle Bar, giveaways and more.
Thursday Night Live with Resident Culture
7th Street and N Tryon parking lot | 4-10 p.m.
Grab a Halloween beer in Victoria Yards, Resident Culture’s outdoor bar at the corner of 7th St. and N. Tryon. Expect live music, beer, food trucks and more.
Plaza Midwood Halloween Brewery Crawl
Plaza Midwood Neighborhood | 6:30 p.m.
Pilot Brewing, Legion Brewing and Resident Culture Brewing Company will team up for a neighborhood brewery crawl with transportation provided by Ride Jaunt.
Trick or Treats Dog Halloween Costume Contest
The Chamber by Wooden Robot | 7 p.m.
The Chamber by Wooden Robot and KeenDog will host a #TrickorTreatsClt Dog Halloween Costume Contest with a portion of beer sales going to Harvey’s Heroes. Dress your pup up to win prizes, plus they can even enjoy a “poochkin brew” dog beer just for them.
Nebel’s Alley Night Market
101 W. Worthington Ave. | 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Charlotte’s favorite night market returns in November with local shopping, caricatures, live jazz, and more featuring more than 35 shops.
Day of the Dead Feast & Fiesta
SouthBound | 6:30 – 10 p.m.
Celebrate Día de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead with SouthBound and The Music Yard with an authentic, all-you-can-eat feast created by Chef Hugo, live music, drink specials and more. $25 general admission.
First Friday Gallery Crawl
Historic South End | 5-9 p.m.
The First Friday Gallery Crawl is back this weekend. Stroll from gallery to gallery enjoying new works of art, enjoying receptions and meeting the artists themselves.
Charlotte Anniversary Party
Swoozie’s Charlotte | 4-7 p.m.
Celebrate Swoozie’s Charlotte Anniversary with complimentary bubbly and sweet treats, in-store discounts and a free gift for the first 25 guests who RSVP.
Last Chance Halloween Bash
Free Will Craft + Vine | 7 p.m.
Don’t miss one of your last chances to wear your Halloween costume. Free Will Craft + Vine’s Halloween Bash offers beer specials, costume contests, a DJ, prizes and more.
Bella Notte After-Party
Belk Theater | 10:30 p..m.
After the invite-only Bella Notte gala, celebrate the beginning of the 19/20 Opera Carolina season at the Bella Notte After Party in the Rotunda at Belk Theater. Formal Attire. $100 per person.
2019 YAM Fall Ball: Black & White Throwback Gala
The Mint Museum | 8 p.m.
The 2019 YAM Fall Ball commemorates the Young Affiliates of the Mint’s 30th year of philanthropic efforts to the Mint Museum with a full open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music and full access to the gala and after party. All proceeds offset the cost of free school tours of the Mint Museum for children in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. $80+.
Crafting Classic Cocktails
Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth | 2-4 p.m.
Explore the classic cocktail recipes that set the foundation of modern mixology in this hands-on class at Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth. Learn the history of each cocktail, watch a demonstration by a Halcyon mixologist and then get the chance to try it yourself. $45 per person.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Knight Theater | 8 p.m.
Discover the show that more than a quarter million people worldwide have enjoyed. The Simon & Garfunkel Story features a full live band, a video projection and lighting. Tickets start at $25.
5 Year Anniversary
Sycamore Brewing | 12 – 10 p.m.
Raise a pint to Sycamore’s five-year anniversary with special releases, two stages of live music, fireworks and more.
Morning Markets 2019
Camp North End | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Become just a little bit more of a morning person with the help of Camp North End’s Morning Markets with coffee, breakfast food, shopping and fitness, live music and more.
Pizza Fur a Paws Fundraiser
Inizio Pizza Dilworth | 12-2 p.m.
Inizio’s fourth Pizza Fur a Paws will raise money for the Greater Charlotte SPCA by donating $5 from every pizza sold. The afternoon also includes a dog costume contest, local vendors, live music, raffles and more.
Charlotte WING Fest
Rooftop 210 | 3-7 p.m.
The third annual Charlotte Wing Fest allows local restaurants to compete for the title of the best wings in town. Enjoy beer samples along with tastings of their best wings. Tickets start at $20.
JJ’s Red Hots Dilworth | 3-7 p.m.
JJ’s Red Hots’ 8th Annual Sausagefest gives guests the chance to test beer and sausage samples throughout the parking lot and rooftop deck. $40 general admission.
2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
BB&T Ballpark | 9 a.m.
Lace up for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The two-mile route kicks off from BB&T Ballpark. No fee to register.
Pajamas All Day 5k
Blakeney | 7:45 a.m.
The inaugural Pajamas All Day 5K run/walk features something for everyone: a 5K route, live DJ, vendors, children’s fun run, raffles and more.
NoDaHood Market FestiFall
Divine Barrel Brewing | 12- 5 p.m.
NoDaHood Market FestiFall returns with a fall-themed pop-up market featuring local artisans. There will also be a DJ, food truck and a chili cook-off.
Carolina Panthers vs. Tennessee Titans
Bank of America Stadium | 1 p.m.
See the Carolina Panthers take on the Tennessee Titans at home this weekend. Tickets start at $70.
November Front Porch Sundays
2161 Hawkins Street | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The November edition of Front Porch Sundays returns with 64 local shops, four food trucks, live music, dog adoptions, cold beer and a free 11 a.m. bootcamp class.
Thursday, 11/7 is our Holiday Sip & Shop
Get Your Tickets Now ~ they’re moving fast. Here are all the vendors in our 11/7 shopping pop up at the Mint Randolph.
Read up on all the great vendors we’ve picked out for you to shop! Link through to their instagram to see even more photos. This is going to be another one for the books!