Free Hamburgers, Museums Open, Virtual Home Tour, Plant Sale, Pink Pint Night & More Things to Do This Weekend (9/24)

It’s the first weekend of fall, and we have no shortage of ideas for ways to spend it. From national coffee day to virtual pumpkin hand lettering classes, here are our picks for what to do this weekend:


Visit the new Petty Thieves Brewing Co.

Head to Charlotte’s newest brewery for custom half and full-liter steins and tastes of 11 different beers. Find them at 413 Dalton Ave Suite B.

Mint Museum Re-opening Weekend
Sept. 25-27

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During Mint Museum’s opening weekend celebration, happening Sept. 25-27, expect live music at both locations, new art in the galleries and free admission.

Re-opening weekend at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

When the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art reopens, guests can enjoy free admission Sept. 25-27.

OMB’s 12th Annual Mecktoberfest
Sept. 25 – 27 | Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

OMB’s weekend-long Octoberfest celebration includes their Mecktoberfest Märzen Lager, live music, pretzels, lederhosen, sausages, dirndls, bier-filled steins and the popular das boot.

Pahlmeyer Wine Dinner
September 25 | Napa on Providence

Napa on Providence will host a Pahlmeyer Wine Dinner featuring wines from this Napa Valley brand. $125 ++ per-person. Call 704.900.8535 to save your spot.

Waverly Gold for Big Savings at the Shops, Restaurants & Businesses at Waverly
Through Sept. 28

Through Sept. 28, when you spend money at our participating Waverly shops, you’ll earn Waverly Gold tokens, which are redeemable at participating restaurants and services through Oct. 15. How it works:

  • Spend $100, receive $20
  • Spend $200, receive $40
  • Spend $300 or more, receive $60

Ballantyne Drive-In Movie Series: The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
Sept. 25 | 6 pm

On the last Friday of each month, head to Ballantyne for a drive-in movie. This time, it’s a screening of The BFG on the big screen. Registration is required and admission is $30 per vehicle. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

Free orders at Harriet’s Hamburgers
Sept. 21-25 | Optimist Hall

To kick-off in-person ordering at the Optimist Hall stand, the Harriet’s Hamburgers crew will select 5 random ticket numbers at the beginning of each day, and those tickets will be free, no matter how large or small. Also, the secret menu item, the Jucy Lucy, is available to order now.

Charlotte Motor Speedway Drive-in Series
Sept. 25 | 8:30 pm

Charlotte Motor Speedway’s drive-in concert series will go through fall, and kick-off with performances from Chris Janson and Mitchell Tenpenny this weekend. Ticket prices begin at $130 per car.

What I Did Last Summer – Outdoor Performances
Sept. 24-27 | Theatre Charlotte

Experience a live performance of What I Did Last Summer in the Theatre Charlotte parking lot. Tickets are general admission. 

Sunset Sessions
Sept. 25 | 6 pm

Greenway members can enjoy live music by Savannah Harmon and a full menu from The Canteen at the next Greenway Gateway Sunset Sessions.

Sound on the Square: Jason Jet
Sept. 25 | 7 pm

Sounds on the Square is back with clean comedy from Christian Johnson followed by music from Jason Jet, and socially distanced seating. A live stream of these events will also be shared on their Facebook page.

Sidewalk Shakespeare
Sept. 26 | 12-2 pm | Old Town Rock Hill

This Saturday, visit any participating Old Town business and listen to a short Shakespearean scene on the sidewalk. After the performance, step inside to receive a special discount. This week’s deals: The Mercantile ($2 off entire purchase), Knowledge Perk ($5 off a bag of Honduran coffee) and Dust Off Brewing ($5 house beers).

Celebrate National Coffee Day at CupLux 
Sept. 29 | 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In honor of National Coffee Day on Tuesday, September 29, swing by CupLux to enjoy $3 Pumpkin Spice Lattes (pictured) hot or cold AND $1 drip coffee. We hope you’ll drive on thru between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m to celebrate with us!


Beauty Happy Hour with The Center for Women’s Aesthetics
Sept. 21-25

Join The Center for Women’s Aesthetics for a week-long virtual Beauty Happy Hour event where they’ll highlight a popular skincare treatment daily. Follow along on Facebook or Instagram to stay in the know and take advantage of this once a year (virtual) event promotion. Savings every day, starting Monday 9/21 through Friday, 9/25.

Online Cocktail Class: Speakeasy Cocktails
Sept. 23 | 8 pm

Join the cocktail professionals from Dot Dot Dot in this virtual class, where you’ll learn about the history of classic cocktails including Gimlets, Sazeracs, Sidecars and Manhattans and how they have evolved since creation.

9th Annual Pink Pint Night
Sept. 24 | 6 pm

Kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with this popular annual fundraising event hosted by Charlotte Radiology in partnership with NoDa Brewing Company and Atrium Health Foundation. The live broadcast will include breast cancer awareness education, an online auction, a live flight tasting (including the 2020 PPN signature pink brew!) with NoDa’s chief brewer and more.

Live Conversation with Julie Grahame + Annuale 12 Winners
Sept. 24 | 7 pm

The Light Factory’s 12th Juried Annuale, a photography competition that showcases challenging and inventive new work from photographers throughout the international photographic community, opens for a virtual exhibition September 17 with a Virtual Juror + Artist Conversation with Julie Grahame on September 24.

Modernism + Film: Miracle on 42nd Street
Sept. 24 | 7 pm

This month, Modernism + Film features Miracle on 42nd Street, a fascinating online documentary about the history and impact of the Manhattan Plaza apartment complex in New York City.

SkillPop: Handlettered Pumpkins
Sept. 25 | 5 pm

Spruce up your fall decor by learning how to create your own hand lettered pumpkin from artist Caitlin Baumberger. $20.

Mad About Modern Home Tour
Sept. 26 – Oct. 4

The Charlotte Museum of History’s 9th annual Mad About Modern Home Tour is going virtual. Get insider access to three private homes representing some of the best midcentury and modern architecture and design in the Queen City and a pass to Charlotte Modernism, a one-night-only kick-off virtual event on Sept. 26.

Boarding School 360
Sept. 23, 24, 26

in this virtual panel discussion and school fair, learn about the overall benefits of boarding school, extra curricular, daily schedules and more.

Virtual Greek Cooking Class 
September 25 | 5-6 pm

via Facebook

In this virtual cooking class, Chef Alyssa will teach you how to prepare Greek dishes including dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts, currants and herbs) and spiced seared lamb steak with tomato chutney, feta cheese and fall greens. The full recipes, ingredient and equipment lists will be emailed one week prior to the class. Want to make it even easier? The optional ingredient box add-on includes the locally sourced ingredients you’ll need. Portions will feed 2 to 3 people.

Fall Wine and Chocolate Pairing
Sept. 26 | 7 pm

Join certified chocolate expert Dr Jessica Henderson as she leads a guided tasting and pairing of luxurious chocolate with two wines. $95.

Fall Plant Sale
Sept. 26 – 30

This year, the UNCC plant sale will feature online ordering — simply browse and purchase native and non-native hardy shrubs, trees, perennials, wildflowers and ferns, then come by for touch-free pickup.


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