It’s almost time to get out there and enjoy another fall weekend. Plan ahead with our day-by-day round-up of more than 25 events going on around Charlotte this weekend:
November 7, 9 and 10 | The Elizabeth Roddey Dowd Opera Center
Opera Carolina’s 2019 -2020 season kicks off with this classic Shakespeare tragedy adapted for opera by Verdi. Tickets start at $22 each.
Murto Made Cocktail Lounge Grand Opening
November 7-9 | Murto Made Distillery, Huntersville
Be there for the grand opening weekend of Huntersville’s Murto Made Distillery cocktail lounge, featuring complimentary bites, tours and tastings.
Scoop’s Holiday Sip N Shop Pop Up
November 7 | Mint Museum Randolph |5-30-8 p.m.
Shop scoop’s curated selection of the best Charlotte gift and jewelry vendors in the beautiful space of the Mint Museum Randolph. Your ticket gets you two glasses of bubbly to sip while you shop over 30 of the QC’s best makers. $10 general admission.
Piedmont Guy Wine Dinner
November 7 | AQUA e VINO | 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a five-course wine dinner celebrating Italy’s Piemonte region and featuring wines from The Piedmont Guy. View the full menu here. $90 per person. Call 704.364.4445 to reserve.
Brisket & Brews
November 7 | Wing Haven | 6 p.m.
Relax in the surroundings of Wing Haven Nursery while enjoying barbecue from The Improper Pig, local brews from Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop, specialty cocktails from Doc Porter’s Distillery and other refreshments. $60 per person.
VIP Launch Party – Orangetheory Fitness Charlotte
November 7 | 1440 S Tryon St. | 4-8 p.m.
Help welcome Orangetheory to RailYard South End with special Founding Member rates, complimentary appetizers, giveaways and more.
Fall Flavors: Hands-on Cocktail Class
BLOC.clt | 7 p.m.
Learn how to incorporate your favorite fall flavors (think apples, figs, pears, sage, maple syrup and more) into seasonal cocktails. $75 per person.
Sycamore Brewing | 5-10 p.m.
Help Sycamore celebrate their growth and future taproom with new renderings, a wall mural unveiling, food from the anticipated Indaco Italian restaurant, cold beer and more.
Goodyear Arts: September/October Residency Showcase
November 8 | Goodyear Arts | 6-9 p.m.
Celebrate the Artists-in-Residence for the months of September and October with new works and interactive music performances. Attendees can also enjoy complimentary beer while it lasts from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and vegan eats from Nourish.
A Shot in the Dark Night Trail Race
U.S. National Whitewater Center | 5:30 – 10 p.m.
Break out your glowsticks for this 5K or 10K trail race under the stars. Stick around for fire pits, live music, prizes and food and drink for purchase at the Pump House Biergarten.
Stag’s Leap Wine Dinner
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Charlotte SouthPark | 6:30 p.m.
The final TasteMaker Dinner of 2019 features five chef-curated courses served alongside five Stag’s Leap Winery wines.
Merchant & Trade Two Year Anniversary
November 9 | Merchant and Trade | 4:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Raise a glass on the rooftop for Merchant & Trade’s two-year anniversary. The party includes a DJ, all-night festivities and special surprises.
November 9 | Corkbuzz Charlotte | 2 p.m.
You don’t have to know everything about wine to enjoy it, and Corkbuzz is offering novices a great place to start. This introductory will explore wine basics, including regions, storage, pairings and styles. $65 per person.
Mixology with Bob Peters – 5-Year Anniversary Party
Earl’s Grocery | 2:30 p.m.
Celebrate five years of mixology classes at Earl’s Grocery with a two-hour cocktail party featuring samples from local, national and international brands and how they can take center stage in your home bar.
Taste of Cuba: Fiesta
Discovery Place Science | 6:30 p.m.
Kick off the opening of Discovery Science’s ¡Cuba! the exhibition with traditional Cuban fare, a salsa lesson, music performances and an exclusive first-look at the exhibition. $45 per person.
Barks & Bluegrass Benefit
Divine Barrel Brewing | 2-5 p.m.
Enjoy a day of brews and bluegrass for a cause. The Barks & Bluegrass Benefit includes live music by Province of Thieves, raffles, food trucks, drinks and a Fido’s Force Top Dog Competition. A percentage of Divine Barrel Brewing sales will be donated to the American Lung Association.
CLT s’MACdown: A Mac N’ Cheese Competition & Craft Beer Tasting
2530 Whitehall Park Dr. | 1-5 p.m.
The fourth annual CLT s’MACdown: A Mac N’ Cheese Competition & Craft Beer Tasting invites mac and cheese lovers to taste the best versions from Charlotte chefs, from truffle braised duck mac & cheese to white cheddar and chorizo macarón con queso. $35+ per person.
Warehouse 242 | 6:30 p.m.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Charlotte Chapter’s 9th Annual Brewer’s Ball gives attendees the chance to taste the best in local beer, cider, wine and food, along with tastings from local and regional distilleries.
A Very Merry Christmas Market
NoDa Brewing Company | 2-6 p.m.
Work on your holiday shopping list at NoDa’s festive holiday market benefitting Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue. The family and dog-friendly market includes vendors offering gifts and decor, handmade goods, crafts and adoptable pups.
Dancing With The Stars Father-Daughter Dance benefitting Carolina Breast Friends
1133 Metropolitan Ave #180 | 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Support Carolina Breast Friends at this special father-daughter dance for girls ages 5-12. The evening includes entertainment, dinner, dessert, a DJ and more.
Flow for Fosters at Flower Child
Flower Child | 10 a.m.
Head to the patio at Flower Child for a yoga class led by Sweat Method supporting The Humane Society of Charlotte. Attendees will also get 10% off their meal, plus mini lemon cakes and rose petal lemonades. $5 class fee.
Fall Oyster Roast
Birdsong Brewing Co. | 1-4 p.m.
Enjoy a classic fall oyster roast at Birdsong from the Rappahannock Oyster Company. Order yours steamed, roasted or raw and sip on Birdsong’s special Oyster Stour. A portion of sales benefit Purple Heart Homes.
Plant Jewels of the Sandhills Talk by Botanist Bruce Sorrie
Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center | 2-4 p.m.
Botanist Bruce Alexander Sorrie will lead this discussion about the natural communities of the Sandhills share photographs of the wildflowers in these communities.