Oct 15, 2018 - Things to Do

Weekday Planner: 13 things to do this week – including Charlotte Black Restaurant Week, early voting for midterm elections and Carolina BalloonFest



Monday, October 15

Charlotte Black Restaurant Week kicks off

Multiple participating restaurants | October 15 – 21 | Details

Why you should go: Enjoy $10 and $20 meals at participating restaurants along with special events throughout the week.

The Waterman opens in South End

The Waterman | 4 p.m. | Free admission | Details
Why you should go: Paul Manley, the restaurateur behind Sea Level Uptown, has teamed up with some other Charlotte culinary geniuses to bring a laid-back oyster bar to South End. Head up to their rooftop terrace, and raw or steamed oysters and cocktails with a view.

Tuesday, October 16

Create the first ever Wine Fest King of Pop

King of Pops | 6-9 p.m. | $25 | Details

Why you should go: Kick off South End Wine Festival Week by creating your own wine popsicle in the King of Pops kitchen. Proceeds from the event will go to Classroom Central.

Friends Trivia

Libretto’s Montford | 7-9 p.m. |Free| Details

Why you should go: Could you be any more of a “Friends” fan? Team up with your lobster or a group of friends for five rounds of questions. Brush up on your stuff as if winning Monica and Rachel’s unusually large New York apartment relies on it.

CHVRCHES at Fillmore

The Fillmore | 8 p.m. | $31 | Details
Why you should go:  CHVRCHES has a unique music festival-esque sound, combining indie, electronic dance, synthpop and more. Plus, this trendy trio is donating $1 of each ticket sale to Girls Rock Charlotte, a mentorship program that empowers girls through music.

Wednesday, October 17

Early voting begins

Varies| 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: There are 19 early voting locations in Mecklenburg County open 12 hours a day for more than two weeks, which means there are ample opportunities to have your voice heard this midterm cycle.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Spectrum Center| 7 p.m. | $15-$225 | Details

Why you should go: See how the Hornets are shaping up this season as they take on the Bucks.

Thursday, October 18

Aziz Ansari live

Ovens Auditorium| 7 p.m. | $67 | Details

Why you should go: Aziz Ansari has been “Working Out New Material” and will be bringing it to Charlotte. Plan to leave your phone at home or for it to be locked up during the show.

OrthoCarolina Fun Run

Legion Brewing SouthPark| 6:30 p.m. | $10 | Details

Why you should go: Get some exercise, drink a beer, snag a T-shirt and help raise money for the American Red Cross Hurricane Florence Relief Fund, all included in a $10 ticket.

Harry Potter Trivia

NoDa Brewing Company| 6-8:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Q: Is Harry Potter-themed trivia a good idea? A: Always. If you got this joke, you should go to trivia – you might be good at it.

Friday, October 19

Carolina BalloonFest 2018

Statesville Regional Airport | 3 p.m. | Varies | Details

Why you should go: Book a balloon ride or watch from the ground, either way the view is gorgeous. There will also be food, kids’ activities and beer and wine tastings.

Science on the Rocks: Nightmare on Tryon Street

Discovery Place Science| 5-9 p.m. | $10-$12 | Details

Why you should go: Grab a drink and play serial killer trivia or check out some other Halloween-themed attractions.

Elizabeth Home and Garden Tour

Elizabeth community| 6 p.m. | $25 | Details

Why you should go: Check out 10 beautiful homes and five public spaces that highlight some of the area’s best architectural beauties.


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