Sep 29, 2016 - Things to Do

Agenda Weekender: 44 things to do including The Amazing Can-ival, Harvest Fest & Bacon Fest



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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 81. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Saturday: 81. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.
Sunday: 84. Partly cloudy. 10% chance of rain.

Friday, September 30


Food and Drink

Cider & Tapas at Red Clay Ciderworks: The Gourmand Chef and Red Clay Ciderworks have paired up to bring you their locally made cider and dynamic small plates of delectableness. 7-9 p.m. $30. Details.

Bacon Fest at Food Truck Friday: 10 trucks, live music by Pluto for Planet and C2 & The Brothers Reed craft beer, cider and wine by Sycamore Brewing. 5-10 p.m. Details.

Open Bar for $10 at Belfast Mill: The open bar will cover mixed drinks and beer; capacity will be capped. 8-10 p.m. $10. Details.

7th Annual Oktoberfest at Mortimers Cafe and Pub: Expect drinking games, live music, German food and drink specials. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Free. Details.


Carolina Jubilee at VanHoy Farms: A two-day, annual music and food festival highlighting Carolina Farm Trust’s mission; protecting farm land and fostering an ecosystem of sustainable farming. Fri-Sat. $35-$65. Details.

Unwined featuring Michael David Winery at USNWC: Your evening at starts with a flatwater SUP trip on the Catawba River, followed by a chef-prepared, fireside dinner back on shore at the Ridge Landing. 6:30-10 p.m. $55. Details.

Gal Friday at Treehouse Vineyards: Live music, food and wine. 7-10 p.m. $5. Details.

Phillips Place Showcase at Phillips Place: Experience industry-leading fashion, taste succulent food samplings; expect beer and wine. 6-9 p.m. $20. Details.

Rusty Rudder Boo Bash Halloween Party at The Rusty Rudder: Get those crazy outfits out and celebrate Halloween twice this year. 9-2 a.m. Details.

Swing Dance at 7th Street Public Market: Grab dinner or a snack from a local vendor and then dance the night away with Gottaswing Charlotte. 7-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Ikhor’s Bollywood Night at Label: General admission includes complete access to the dance floor, with access to the full bar counters. 9-2 a.m. $15-$25. Details.

CBCC’s Stick or Treat Blood Drive at SCarowinds: The first 250 presenting donors will receive free admission ticket to SCarowinds, plus, all donors will receive a free T-shirt as a thank you. 3-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Silent Disco – Rave the Roof at Rooftop 210: Rather than using a traditional speaker system, live music is broadcast and picked up by specially designed wireless headphones worn by the audience. 9-2 a.m. Free-$400. Details.

Learn Things

Free Crash Course: Build a Full-stack Web App with Luke & Ben at Packard Place: An introduction to Front End and Back End engineering. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Data Hackathon at HQ Charlotte at Packard Place: They’ll provide the tools for you to build a connector to the Stratifyd text analytics platform; judges will grant prizes for the best demos. Fri-Sat. Free. Details.


Unibrow at Goodyear Arts: A curatorial project entrenched in bringing the worlds of lowbrow and highbrow art together. 6-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Symphony: All Tchaikovsky at Belk Theater: Esther Yoo, violinist, playing Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet Fantasy Overture, Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 4. 8 p.m. $24-$82. Details.


Disney On Ice – Follow Your Heart at Time Warner Cable Arena: An ice skating extravaganza featuring Disney Pixar’s Inside Out, Disney’s Frozen and other beloved Disney stories. Thurs-Sun: 7-10 p.m. $5-$90. Details.


Celebrate Dilworth, Yoga and Community at Be Yoga Charlotte: Various styles in this 1 hour 15 minute karma class. 5:45-8 p.m. Varies. Details.


6th Annual Jennifer Roberts Volleyball Festival at SportsLink Sandbox at VBGB: Play or come watch with the kids and pets; expect live music, corn hole, connect 4 and giant chess. 4-7 p.m. $15 suggested donation/player. Details.

Saturday, October 1


Food and Drink

The Amazing Can-ival at The Unknown Brewing Co.: Hopspot and Elevate Lifestyle are hosting this only-canned beer festival; get unlimited tasting of 75+ local craft beers, with 100% of proceeds benefitting Project Halo. 1-5 p.m. $35. Details.

Food Truck Brunch at Sycamore Brewing: Expect CLIMB’s Roast, New Wrap Order and Gyro Twins Truck. 9-12 p.m. Free. Details.

Peeltoberfest 2016 at The Pizza Peel Plaza Midwood: In partnership with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, this community event will be held outdoors; just bring cash for beer and food. 3-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte International Jerk Festival at CenterStage@NODA: Annual celebration of Caribbean food and music for the whole family; expect food vendors, craft vendors and fruit vendors. 12-11:30 p.m. $20-$50. Details.

Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival at Symphony Park: Expect 220+ wines from 20+ wineries, live music, festival eats, arts and crafts, gourmet items and a free kids area. 11-7 p.m. $20-$49. Details.


Harvest Fest at 7th Street Public Market: Kick-off the first official weekend of fall with several free activities for all ages; grab a Greeneman’s apple then head over to Google Fiber for a complimentary caramel apple station. 10-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Carolina Renaissance Festival Opening Weekend at 16445 Poplar Tent Rd. Huntersville: Kick off the 23rd annual season with BOGO adult tickets at the Festival Box Office with coupon. Sat-Sun: 10-5:30 p.m. $13-$23. Details.

Street Jam at Spirit Square: Enjoy free activities and performances designed around hip hop culture; expect live DJs, workshops, graffiti, free demonstrations and more. 10-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Inaugural Fashion Truck Rally at 7th Street Public Market: There will be at least 14 fashion trucks from NC, SC and VA that will be participating; expect food, fashion and live music. 10-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Crowders Mountain Shelter Dog Hike at Crowders Mountain State Park: A group of employees and volunteers from Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement will be taking a small group of dogs hiking. 9-12 p.m. Free. Details.

WDAV Classical Harvest Concert Series at Costwold Farmers Market: A series of chamber music concerts at farmers markets around the region. 9-11 a.m. Free. Details.


Fall Frolic on the Greenway at Anne Springs Close Greenway: Expect wagon rides to pumpkin patch (pumpkins are priced by size), four acre corn maze, hay bale mazes, pedal carts and farm animals. 10-6 p.m. $6-$12. Details.

Charlotte Area School Fair at Levine Museum of the New South: The only place where you can meet one-on-one with representatives of the best public and private CLT-area schools; expect food trucks, storytime, giveaways and free admission. 12-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Family First: Building the Family Collage at Harvey B. Gantt Center: Teaching artist, CHD:WCK!, will lead participants through a process using submitted photographs as collage material. 11-1 p.m. Free with admission. Details.

The Literary Festival of Charlotte 2016 at Little Rock Cultural Center: A day long event offering storytelling, rhythmic song, dance, drumming and enlightening author readings. 10-6 p.m. Free. Details.


20th Annual Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure at Marshall Park: Come together in celebration and remembrance of so many women and men who have fought or continue to fight breast cancer. 6-11 a.m. Details.


Queen City Crown: After Party at Le Méridien: Come out to celebrate with ruggers from all over and support the Charlotte Royals Rugby Club. 9-1 a.m. Free. Details.

49ers Football vs. ODU – Think Pink Game at Jerry Richardson Stadium: Pack the Mine as your Charlotte 49ers football team opens the C-USA schedule at home against ODU. 6-9 p.m. $20-$30. Details.

Carolina Goonerfest 2016 at Ri Ra Charlotte: The meet up of North Carolina and South Carolina branches of Arsenal America. Sat-Sun. Free. Details.

Sunday, October 2



October Front Porch Sunday at 2151 Hawkins Street: Raffles, food trucks, sweets, and shopping, basically everyone’s favorite things. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.


Music and Museum: An Autumn Celebration with Heifetz on Tour Living Room Concert at Bechtler Museum: See violinist Rachell Wong, cellist Benjamin Fried and pianist Carlos Avila. 4 p.m. $65-$80. Details.


Namastay at Legion Yoga at Legion Brewing: Price includes class and a pint, then hang out afterwards for an afternoon of football. 1-2 p.m. $7. Details.


Tri@the TRUMP at Trump National Golf Club Charlotte: Sprint triathlon that benefits kids causes. 7:30 a.m. $80-$130. Details.

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