Verse & Vino, Day of the Dead, Wine Fest, Gallery Crawl, Marathon, Bella Notte, Jazz in the Garden, Nacho Day, Storewide Sales, and More Things to Do in Charlotte This Weekend (11/2/23)

This week’s to-do round up is sponsored by SouthParkCLT Community Partners.

We’re saying hello to a new month and the beginning of the holiday season! As November rolls in, the Queen City is filled with things to do to keep us busy. Don’t miss out on not one but two wine festivals happening this weekend plus holiday shopping deals, a marathon/half marathon/5k, an elegant evening at Duke Mansion, and much more.


Verse & Vino
Thursday, November 2, 6 – 9 pm
Verse & Vino is the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s signature annual fundraiser, and over the past decade this celebration of reading, writing and the joy of libraries – shared with a community of readers and New York Times best-selling authors – has become one of Charlotte’s most anticipated events. 

Crown Ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center
6:00 pm Wine and cocktail hour, book sales, and book signings by the authors
7:00 pm Dinner (menu here) and Program
9:30 pm Program ends with an opportunity for additional book sales and signings
Image: Hydration Station Foundation

2023 Wine Festival
Thursday, November 2, 7 – 9p
Sample 100+ specially curated domestic and international wines at the 2023 Wine Festival. This event is dedicated to supporting the unhoused community in the Charlotte region. Proceeds will be used to purchase two covered trailers for Hearts United for Good and The Feather Project, community non-profits dedicated to supporting our brothers and sisters fighting homelessness. Any proceeds left over will be donated to Time Out Youth, earmarked explicitly for homeless LGBTQ+ youth support.

Bedside Manor’s Holiday Open House with 20% off Storewide

Paul Simon Women is hosting an OUI and Carol Good Jewelry Trunk Show from November 1st-4th

Image: Lucky Dog Bark & Brew

Thursday Trivia at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte
Thursday, November 2, 7p
Join Lucky Dog Bark & Brew every Thursday from 7-9 pm for Drinkin’ N Thinkin’ Trivia! Four rounds of trivia including general knowledge, music, true or false, visual quiz, and a wager final bonus. The top three teams take home prizes!


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Friday Fibers at SouthPark Regional Library
Friday, November 3, 10 – 11a
Enjoy knitting, crocheting, or embroidery? Join SouthPark Library’s community of fiber lovers on the first and third Friday of each month. Individuals are welcome to bring in current projects or work with the group on a community service project. All skill levels are encouraged to join.

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South End Gallery Crawl
Friday, November 3, 5 – 9p
Stroll the streets of one of Charlotte’s artsiest neighborhoods while galleries and shops offer extended hours, special receptions, live painting, and music. Make a night of it with dinner or drinks at one of South End’s many restaurants and breweries.

PRADA MEN’S POP-UP NOVEMBER 3RD & 4TH 12PM – 6PM Exclusively discover the Prada Men’s Fall/Winter collection at this Neiman Marcus pop up. Create your own bespoke piece during their Made-to-Measure event. Enjoy lite bites and sips during your appointment during this limited-time only experience. Schedule your appointment today at


Society Social Closing + 11/4/23 Sample Sale
Uber-popular online store Society Social is closing their physical location in Charlotte but keeping their digital store open. To clear our merch, they are having a ONE DAY closing SAMPLE SALE where you can shop floor sample up to 60% off including sofas, lounge chairs, consoles, end tables, stools, lighting, home decor & more. 

Novant Health Charlotte Marathon/Half Marathon/5K
Saturday, November 4
Register NOW for the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, or 5k events. It’s Charlotte’s largest weekend celebration of healthy, active lifestyles— and there’s a place for you here, too. Your participation continues to benefit the Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital.

Opera Carolina’s Bella Notte 2023
Saturday, November 4, 2023 on the Stage of the Belk Theater
Since 2004, Bella Notte has been recognized as the premier black-tie fundraising event of the Charlotte social calendar. This elegant gala opens each Opera Carolina Season, and this year it will celebrate the opening of Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana in an exciting return to the main stage. Set in a Sicilian Village, this journey into “verismo” will provide the perfect backdrop for a magical evening of dining and dancing.

Image: Divine Barrel Brewing

Roastin’ For Research
Saturday, November 4, 12 – 8p
All-you-can-eat seafood for a good cause. Need we say more? Help land a cure for childhood cancer by heading to Divine Barrel Brewing for all-you-can-eat seafood, craft beer, an online auction, raffle prizes – and live music by Hounds of Sound and Beers 4 Breakfast. All proceeds help fight childhood cancer through Reelin’ for Research & UNC Children’s Hospital.

Image: Camp North End

Festival Día de Muertos – Day of the Dead Festival
Saturday, November 4, 12 – 8p
Save the date for this colorful and vibrant festival celebrating the Day of the Dead. Held at Camp North End, this free event will feature traditional foods, folkloric arts and crafts, community altars, traditional dances, and fun activities for children.

Whiskey, Wine & Fire Festival
Saturday, November 4, 5 – 9p
Enjoy a night under the stars in Ballantyne’s Backyard at the 2nd Annual Whiskey, Wine & Fire Festival. This exclusive foodie celebration features whiskey bars, elegant wines, and cocktails in an all-you-care-to-taste sampling format. Enjoy live music, tented food stations, food trucks and intimate fire pits to keep warm and make s’mores!

The Patriot Gala
Saturday, November 4, 2023 Founders Hall 100 N Tryon St 6:00 pm
Black-Tie (Cocktail Attire Optional) with cocktails, dinner, silent auction and dancing.


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Front Porch Sundays
Sunday, November 5, 11a – 4p
Grab the girls for some Sunday Funday shopping. There will be over 70 local vendors offering everything from dog toys to handmade jewelry to fresh spices, grab food from surrounding restaurants and food trucks, and listen to live music all along the Rail Trail at Atherton Mill. 

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Beads for Hope Bracelet Making Event
Sunday, November 5, 1 – 3p
Make bracelets for a good cause at this event. Materials will be provided and everyone is welcome! Bracelets are donated to bring hope and positivity to children and teens in Charlotte going through a hard time. DM them on Instagram for the location as it is different than in the past.

Sassi Holford Trunk Show at Ladies of Lineage
November 2 – 11
Sassi Holford’s Harmony Fall ’24 collection is uncompromising in its embrace of the splendor of the wedding gown. Every design intentional; every detail rich with Sassi’s instinctive ability to harmonize luxurious fabrics with confident and nostalgic silhouettes. Contemporary, yet traditional, the collection combines nipped waists and striking necklines that frame the face and collar bone to make a memorable look. Classic duchess, beautiful jacquards, and sheer textured fabrics are an ode to the legacy of the wedding dress. book your private bridal suite to shop one of these two events online here or call 704.547.4208 for more information.

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Fall Music in the Garden Series – November 2023
Sunday, November 5, 5 – 7p
Come enjoy your Sunday evening at The Duke Mansion for live music and cocktails in the gardens. This month features “NYC Local Jazz Meets Southern Sass & Soul” with Carrie Marshall. Don’t forget to bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Tickets can be purchased here.

Next Week…

Celebrate National Nacho Day at Duckworth’s on Nov. 6 

National Nacho Day? Count us in. Duckworth’s nachos feature 1 pound of chicken and one pound of cheese, plus other delectable topping piled high. Plans = made. 

Toys for Tots at Duckworth’s and Link & Pin
Nov. 6-8 | All locations

From Nov. 6 – 8, drop-off donations for Toys for Tots to all Duckworth’s and Link & Pin locations to spread joy this holiday season.

Ace No. 3 – all locations Spirit Night – Nov. 6

20% of all sales from 5-9pm will benefit Shamrock Gardens Elementary. 

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