Another fall weekend is coming up soon. From donuts to pop-up shopping and fall cocktail classes, we have more than 20 ideas for fun around Charlotte, whether you’re staying at home or venturing out.
Please use safe or even overly safe practices if you do go to a gathering…masks on, hands washed or sanitized frequently, glasses or sunglasses when possible, maintain plenty of distance.
Krispy Kreme Pineville Grand Opening
Oct. 6 – 10 | 8800 Pineville-Matthews Rd.
After officially opening their doors on Oct. 6 at 6 am, the new Krispy Kreme in Pineville will be offering specials through Sunday, Oct. 11, including randomly selecting 120 lucky guests to receive a Celebration Dozen Ticket and free Original Glazed doughnuts for a year.
Oct. 8 | Camp North End
Enjoy a movie under the stars at Camp North End’s Crossroads Cinema, an outdoor film series featuring a double-header this week of Hidden Figures and Men in Black. Bring your own chairs and blankets and pick up food from one of Camp North End’s food stalls to complete your night out.
Oct. 9 | 2608 Roswell Ave.
Join Erin McDermott Jewelry for a curated pop-up featuring some of the artist’s favorite small businesses and brands in Charlotte. Don’t forget your mask.
October Exhibit “ODDITIES” Opening Reception
Oct. 9 | Charlotte Art League | 6-9 pm
Don’t miss the opening of October’s exhibit “ODDITIES,” described on Charlotte Art league’s Facebook page as “a glimpse in to the world where just below the surface are the artists and collectors of the unique, off color, creepy and fringe art.” Free and open to all ages.
Opera Carolina Benefit Concert
Oct. 9 | Whitehead Manor
Join Opera Carolina at Whitehead Manor for a socially distanced evening of music and creative cuisine by Babe & Butcher. A portion of each reservation is a tax-deductible contribution to Opera Carolina’s Coronavirus Response Fund.
Shakedown Street – A Night of Grateful Dead
Oct. 9 | The Music Yard
Don’t miss this night celebrating the legacy and music of The Grateful Dead with music provided by Josh Daniel’s Grateful Band, a full five-piece band. SouthBound will offer car-side food and beverage service.
Flicks at the Field: Jurassic World
Oct. 10 | Truist Field
Choose from three socially-distant seating options at Truist Field to see a larger-than-life screening of Jurassic World: from the field, from the concourse or inside the Budweiser Home Plate Club.
High Tea at The McNinch House Restaurant
Oct. 10 | 1-3 pm
The McNinch House Restaurant will host an authentic High Tea on Oct. 10, where guests will be served on antique china at a table set with antique silver and enjoy some of the same small indulgences that have become de rigueur at this very English ritual. The cost is $65 per person, and reservations are necessary. Prepaid reservations can be made by calling 704.332.6159 or emailing [email protected]
The Pumpkin Patch at Truist Field
Oct. 10 | 10 am – 5 pm
Find the perfect pumpkin Uptown at Truist Field this Saturday. There will also be pumpkin decorating stations, fall-themed treats, music and more.
CCM Pottery Market
Oct. 10 | 10 am – 4 pm
See the work of more than 35 potters at the CCM Pottery Market, where booths with be placed at safe distances apart. They’re also hosting a Virtual Pottery Market through Oct. 17.
Orange Wine Day Party
Oct. 10 | The Bohemian: A Wine Bar
As part of The Bohemian’s inaugural Orange Wine Day, enjoy a progressive tasting of five different orange wines, 10% off all orange wines by the bottle and $15 curated cheese boards.
Fall Festival Pre-Holiday Extravaganza
Oct. 10-11 | Hot Glass Alley
This two-day celebration will include live glass blowing demonstrations, apple cider, light refreshments and an outdoor glass pumpkin patch. Masks required.
Drive-In Movie in Old Town Cornelius
Oct. 10 | Lake Norman YMCA
In Lake Norman, don’t miss a drive-in screening of Black Panther. Popcorn, candy and concessions will be available.
Live performances at Middle C Jazz
Oct. 10-11 | Live stream available
Oct. 8-10, see three-time Emmy winner Keith David preforming live with Noel Freidline & Maria Howell at Middle C Jazz (livestream available), and Robyn Springer Lead vocalists, Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Rodney Shelton on keys, Eric Brice on guitar, Omar Porter on percussion for two in-person performances on Oct. 11.
Cooking Class: Authentic Mexican
October 13 | Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen
In this hands-on class, learn about the ingredients and rich traditions that are characteristic of Mexican cuisine. The menu includes gluten free ceviche with crispy plantains, scratch-made tamales and vanilla and orange flan.
Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend
Oct. 13-17 | Various locations
The reimagined Charlotte Wine + Food Week presented by Truist includes a week-long virtual auction (open to the public for the first time), socially distant restaurant vintner dinners, a Friday virtual happy hour tasting, and a virtual gala featuring Napa Valley winemaker Julien Fayard in discussion with Master Sommelier Desmond Echavarrie of Scale Wine Group.
SkillPop: Watercolor Pumpkins & Gourds
Oct. 8 | 7 pm
Celebrate the season by learning to make festive watercolor prints, featuring pumpkins and gourds. $20.
Habitat Charlotte Region’s 5th Annual Blue Jean Bash
Oct. 8 | 7 pm
Habitat Charlotte Region’s 5th Annual Blue Jean Bash virtual gala will include the chance to learn about the impact the organization is having, hear from inspiring speakers and join in on fun live auctions and fundraisers. View all action items here.
SkillPop: Fall Cocktail Basics
Oct. 10 | 3 pm
Mixologist Chad Whittington will lead this SkillPop class featuring fall themed cocktails and a few mixology tips and tricks. $25.
Nature at Night Virtual Festival 2020
Celebrate all things nocturnal during McDowell Nature Center’s virtual Nature at Night festival. The week-long festival will include educational videos, games and activities on the center’s social media channels.