It’s almost time to start planning for another Charlotte weekend. Whether you’re venturing out safely or opting to stay in, here are 20+ ways to enjoy your weekend.
Looking for a way to get into the spirit of Fall? Apple picking at Carrigan Farms opens Wednesday, September 9. Each trip includes a hayride to the apple orchard. Reservations required. More apple picking options near CLT here.
Girls Night Dive-In Double Feature at the Omni Coin Bar
Sept. 10 | 6-10 pm
It’s girls night at the Omni’s Coin Bar. Enjoy a double-feature dive-in movie (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, followed by Love, Actually) while you float in the pool and enjoy two drink tickets (included).
Grand Nights for Singing: Parking Lot Performance Series
Sept. 11 | Theatre Charlotte | 7:30 pm
Theatre Charlotte is getting creative with finding new ways to share performances. The Grand Nights For Singing: Parking Lot Performances series continues with small concerts featuring two performers and a maximum of 25 audience members. Bring your own chair and refreshments to enjoy an hour of live entertainment. Social distancing and masks required.
Barnum – The Circus Musical
Sept. 11-12 | Stowe Park, Belmont
Head to Belmont to see the first community theater show in Stowe Park, a two-night performance of “Barnum” presented by The Black Star Theater Company. Socially distanced seating will be available.
Sounds on the Square featuring Vadim Kolpakov
Sept. 11 | 7 pm
Sounds on the Square returns with family-friendly comedy from Don Garrett, music from Vadim Kolpakov and socially distanced seating for the first 50 guests on a first come, first served basis. Face masks required. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase by card only. A live stream of these events will also be shared on their Facebook page.
Get lost in the Amazing Maize Maze
In Huntersville at Historic Rural Hill, the seven-acre Amazing Maize Maze welcomes visitors back starting Sept. 12. Get your Tickets Now!!
Lake NormanFest 2020
Sept. 12 | Carolina Beer Temple
Get a taste of Lake Norman beer as Carolina Beer Temple features a selection of craft brews from breweries in the Lake Norman area and live music from Nate Randall.
Primal Huntersville Market Days
Sept. 12 | Primal Brewery
Market Days are back at Primal Brewery. StarvingArtistMarketCLT Artists and vendors include Rub A Dub All Natural Suds, Glass by Cary and Coast to Coast.
Yoga at The Farm
Sept. 12 | Hodges Family Farm | 8 am
These weekly socially-distant yoga classes at Hodges Family Farm are led by local yoga enthusiast Amry Szymanski. $10 per class.
The Addams Family Drive-In Movie in Old Town Cornelius
Sept. 12 | Lake Norman YMCA | 8:15 pm
In Cornelius, drive-in to see a screening of The Addams Family on the big screen. Popcorn, candy and concessions will be available. Pre-registration required.
Jay St. Market
Sept. 12 | Not Just Coffee – Jay Street | 9am – 2 pm
The Jay St. Market will feature tacos and churros from Chilito Tacos, treats from Milk Glass Pie and plenty of pop-up makers and artists. Masks required.
MOOvies on the Farm -The Goonies
Sept. 12 | Patterson Farm, Mount Ulla
Don’t miss the first MOOvie on the Farm featuring a screening of The Goonies, plus enjoy concessions like kettle corn, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more.
Barre on the Roof
Sept. 15 | Metropolitan | 6:30 pm
Jess Del Vecchio will teach this 50-minute Pure Barre class from the Metropolitan rooftop with the city skyline in the background. Bring your own mat and water. Free for SweatNET members, $15 for general public.
Con A de Arte
Starting Sept. 8
Con A de Arté, a four-part virtual series celebrating Latin American artists for their talents in visual arts, dance, literature and music in the Charlotte community, kicks off Sept. 8. Stream it on the Latin American Coalition Facebook page.
Sept. 9 | 7 pm
Join SkillPop with a glass in hand for an introduction to the basics of wine: where it comes from, how it’s made and popular styles and well-known regions, plus pairings and wines to try based on your personal palate. $20.
Virtual Jazz at the Bechtler: Blue Trane
Sept. 11 | 7 pm
Jazz at the Bechtler is going virtual as the Ziad Jazz Quartet as they play the sounds of John Coltrane’s Blue Train, recognized as one of the greatest jazz records of all time.
9/11 Flags of Remembrance Ceremony
Sept. 11 | 8:30 am
This year’s reflective ceremony will be live-streamed on Facebook beginning at 8:30 am, and feature tolling of a bell at prominent times of 8:46, 9:03, 9:37, 9:59, 10:03 and 10:28. A steel beam from the World Trade Center will be on display.
Virtual Class- Botanical Macro Photography with your Smartphone
Sept. 12 | 10 am
Prepare to get out there and capture the beauty of nature this fall with a photography class taught by Wendy Wilson, an avid iPhone photographer at McMillan Greenhouse. $25 class fee includes a lens for your smartphone to keep.
Jerseys & Jewels: Huddle for the House
Sept. 12 | 6:30 pm
This virtual event, for you or up to a “team” of 10, can enjoy a silent auction, live auction and RMH family testimonials (with opportunities to fund-a-night), special appearances from NFL stars, House Party DJ experiences and more in support of the Ronald McDonald House.
SkillPop: Advanced Home Bartending
Sept. 14 | 7 pm
In this SkillPop class, Chad Whittington will review basic techniques from his Home Bartending Basics class and then share new ways to elevate your cocktails from home using blended syrups, liqueurs, bitters and Amaros to create next-level cocktails. $20.