Pickleball, Zip Up Day, Big Sales, VGTCLT, ABBA, Marathon, Fall Markets, Bad Prom, Sheepdog Trials and More Things to Do This Weekend (11/10)


Beginner Pickleball Clinic at The Dinkery, Thursdays in Nov 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This Beginner clinic is the perfect way to learn the basics of pickleball. Every week they’ll be going over Stroke development, the rules/scoring and basic strategy. New players and players that are looking to brush up on their game. Sign up by visiting thedinkery.club and clicking register now. You can also email thedinkery@gmail.com

Storewide Moving Sale at BROCK MORAN in Piedmont Row

Liz Shea Designs 2023 Launch Party at Alexander Scott Home 4-7 pm

Verse & Vino Brings Five Stellar Authors to Charlotte Thursday 11/10 at 6 pm

This year’s line-up of authors offers something for every type of reader ~ with bestselling authors David Baldacci, Adriana Trigiani, and Sarah McCoy plus newcomers Javier Zamora and Megan Giddings. Sheri Lynch, author, speaker, and radio legend, will be the emcee. Tickets are sold out, but donations are welcome.

6:00 pm: wine and cocktail hour, book sales, and book signings by the authors
7:00 pm: dinner and program
9:30 pm: program ends with an opportunity for additional book sales and signings


Holiday Sale at BEDSIDE MANOR in The Specialty Shops

 Head to Bedside Manor for their annual Holiday Open House Nov 10th-12th and enjoy 20% off storewide! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

ZIP-UP DAY for the 704 Coat Drive – last day to donate!

Zip-Up Day is how we zip up the 704 Coat Drive! And it’s your LAST chance to give a boost of hope to your “704” neighbors by donating a brand new or like-new coat.  So, grab a family member, friend, co-worker, or ALL of them and swing by the parking lot of Dilworth Neighborhood Grille for a family-friendly event. You’ll be greeted with free food, music, mascots and some zippy surprises. 

8 A.M. – 3 P.M.


  • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille box lunch


  • Stilt Walker, Homer the Dragon & Chubby Checker
  • Open-air professional photo booth
  • Music all day from Carolina DJ Professionals

Veterans Day is celebrated on Friday 11/11:

Rescue Ranch to host Outdoor Explorers Day on Veterans Day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Enjoy access to our 10,000 square foot all inclusive playground, yard games, and barnyard animals. There will be Animal Meet & Greets throughout the day. $5 per person, no registration required. Active-duty and veterans to receive free admission with ID.

VTGCLT Pop returns to the Metropolitan for the holiday season starting 11/11

VTGCLT Pop is a pop-up shop that will feature products from 90+ of the best local and regional vintage and handmade vendors. The shop will be open for weekends only (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) through December 10th and then will be open daily from 10am-7pm. 

$12 Drop In Community Fitness Friday at Hilliard Studio Method, 5:45 pm on 11/11

Food Truck Fridays with Live Music at Resident Culture Brewing Company 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Check the RC Instagram every week for details on that Friday’s truck lineup! Located in the parking lot at Resident Culture Brewing Company. PARKING: Our overflow parking lot is a half block away on Central between Landis & Tippah (no longer under construction), street parking on Landis & Westover, and public parking at Veterans Memorial Park. Please consider rideshares for the safest night out.

The Charlotte Symphony Brings ABBA to Town on Friday 11/11 and Saturday 11/12 at 7:30 pm in the Knight Theater

The Royal Tot jumps the shark and kicks off Christmas on 11/11 with Sippin Santa

Starting 11/11, they’ll be serving up festive tiki drinks and hosting weekly entertainment such as…

  • Holiday music bingo
  • Festive burlesque performances
  • Live DJ’s
  • Visits from Mr. and Mrs. Claus
  • Elves with attitude

Not taking reservations / no tickets required


The 18th Annual Novant Health Charlotte Marathon returns on Saturday, November 12.

The Marathon and Half Marathon start at 7:20 a.m. and the 5K starts at 7:35 a.m. All runners will be off the streets by 1:20 p.m. Typically the event draws runners from most all 50 states as well as Canada, Mexico and a few European Countries. If you can, pull out a lawn chair and head out a spot along the course and cheer on the runners and show them the spirit we have in the Queen City. This year’s event is a fund raiser for the Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital ~ over the last several years the race has raised over $250,000 for Hemby.

Fall Fling in Cameron Wood Market Pop Up at Swim & Racquet Club 9:00am – 1:00 pm

Park Road Books Special Event: Four Authors Discuss the Book Edible North Carolina – 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join four authors from the book Edible North Carolina at an in-person event on Saturday, November 12, 2022, as they discuss North Carolina’s food landscape.

Markets at 11 at Ballantyne’s Backyard Saturday, November 12 Details

  • 11 a.m. Markets at 11 & Ballantyne’s Backyard Open
  • 11 a.m. LIVE: House 11
  • 1:30 p.m. LIVE: Pluto for Planet
  • 4 p.m. Markets at 11 & Ballantyne’s Backyard Close

We Rock Charlotte’s BAND BUILDING PARTY🎹🎤 Saturday, 11/12 7-8:30 pm at Charlotte Art League

Attention 21+ Musicians of All Genders & Genres (all skill levels too!)

On Nov 12, come out to Charlotte Art League ‘s beautiful new space, have a drink, grab a snack and form a band! We’ll walk you through a quick activity to find out who you have common musical interest. You can work with someone you already know! Jambox will be there to help out with scheduling band practice space if you need it!

From November 12 – December 10, you and your band will practice (~4 times), come up with a 10 minute set of originals or covers, and use our peer-to-peer fundraising platform to raise money for music lesson scholarships for underserved youth.

On December 10, we’ll all come together at Free Range Brewing for a battle of the bands style final concert. We’ve got prizes for the band who raises the most money and gets the most applause!

ISF Black & White Bowtie Ball The Ballantyne Hotel: November 12 7 pm

It’s the Isabella Santos Foundation’s 15th anniversary, time to get dressed up and celebrate! Join them on Saturday, November 12 at The Ballantyne Hotel for our annual charity gala, Black & White Bowtie Ball, to raise funds for the Isabella Santos Foundation Rare & Solid Tumor Program at Atrium Health Levine Children’s.

Put on your best black & white formal attire and get ready for an evening with dinner, live music, dancing, and the best auction in Charlotte as we support research programs supporting kids fighting rare cancers. Tickets available here.

Bad Prom for a Good Cause

Don’t miss Bad Prom to support Neighborhood Hope and Youth Development Initiative (YDI). Tickets include one signature drink, DJ, Entertainment, give away, and more. Vote for your Prom King and Queen at the event link. We highly encourage going to your nearest thrift store to purchase your best attire, and of course PROM PROPOSALS!!!


Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival (runs both Sat & Sun)

Bring your family, friends, and dog (or dogs) to the Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival November 12th and 13th for one of the area’s best known dog events, now in its twenty-fourth year. National Border Collie Shepherding Championships, Carolina Dock Dogs, Canine Agility Club Competitions and more will be held over the two day event. Also on hand: NC Beer and Wine, Heritage Breed Livestock, Hay Rides, Historic Craft and Cooking Demonstrations, Food Vendors, Shopping, Nature Trails, Living History, Pumpkin Chunkin’, and much much more! Also on hand will be North Carolina beer and wine, heritage breed livestock, hay rides, historic craft and cooking demos, food vendors, shopping, open trails, antique tractors, living history demonstrations in the 1760’s cabin, pumpkin chunkin’, corn launchin’, kid’s activities, and much more.

Tickets are available online as well as on site both days. This event will not sell out.

Next Week

Wednesday Movie Nights at Billy Sunday Charlotte = 11/16 The Goonies

  • Cocktail Special: Negroni and Chocolate Martini Shots
  • Food Special: Truffle Shuffle Tagliolini
  • Films start at 7 p.m.
  • No ticket necessary.


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