Nov 9, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 27 things to do in Charlotte this Veterans Day weekend

FRIDAY, November 10

67. Showers. 30% chance of rain.

Tapping Party at State of Confusion: Sip on beers from Carolina Brewery and expect giveaways. Free. 5:30pm-1am. Details

Fall Festival at Skiptown: Take your pup to experience a weekend-long festival with DIY bandana-making, food trucks and games. $15. Runs through Sunday. Details

Charity Night at Triple C Brewing Company: A portion of the sales from the local brewery’s new release go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Prices vary. 12pm-10pm. Details

The Charlotte Nite Street Market at FITTEDS: Shop from 20 local vendors every Friday night. Free. 5-10pm. Details

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Improv Comedy at Free Range Brewing: Laugh the night away at this family-friendly improv show. Proceeds go to Charlotte Family Housing. $10. 8-10pm. Details

Black Food Truck Fridays at 1600 W. Trade St.: Black-owned food trucks, dessert and retail vendors will be at this event. $0-$10. 4-9pm. Details

A Rockin’ Veterans Day Event at Ballantyne Village: Honor veterans and first responders with a concert from the 80’s & 90’s party band Blue Monday. Proceeds support Tunnel 2 Towers. $10. 5:30pm. Details

Southern Christmas Show at Park Expo And Conference Center: Check out 400+ holiday vendors and get pictures with Santa. $8-$26. Hours vary. Details

“The Wiz” at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Watch the Tony Award-winning musical “The Wiz” take you across the yellow brick road. $30. Times vary. Details  

Friday Night Live at Hi-Wire Brewing: Vibe to live music every Friday night. 7pm. Details

SATURDAY, November 11

60. Mostly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.

Christmas Cookie Fest at Sycamore Brewing: Shop from 50+ small businesses and try their new Christmas Cookie Winter Ale. Free. 12-6pm. Details

Nebel’s Alley Night Market at Design Center of the Carolinas: This open-air market will have 32 local vendors, food and entertainment. Prices vary. 4-9pm. Details

Mac-N-Cheese and Craft Beer Festival at The Tavern: Try unlimited samples of mac-n-cheese from chefs competing to win the competition. Plus, enjoy craft beer samples from 15+ breweries and two cocktails with your ticket. $40-$65. 1pm. Details

Charlotte Margarita & Mimosa Fest at Prohibition: Hop around to eight bars and restaurants with margarita and mimosa specials. $25.99. 2-8pm. Details

Car Meat at Sweet Lew’s BBQ: Spend the afternoon outside with a live DJ, cars and BBQ. Free. 12pm. Details

CLT Ciderfest at Red Clay Ciderworks: Sip from a range of local, regional, and national ciders. Plus there will be food trucks and a live DJ. $40. 12-4pm. Details  

Shop Small Saturdays at Wooden Robot Brewery: Shop from local vendor pop-ups in the coffee bar at Wooden Robot’s South End location. Free. 10am-2pm. Details 

Fall Festival at Johnston YMCA: Take the family to enjoy music, face painting, food trucks and exercise demos. Free. 1-5pm. Details

SUNDAY, November 12 

56. Scattered showers. 20% chance of rain.

Trap Bingo at The Fillmore: This is not your grandma’s bingo. Sing and rap along to popular trap songs during this competitive game of bingo. $30. 2pm. Details

Vendor Market at Sip City: Shop from local small businesses while you sip on mimosas. Free. 3-7pm. Details

The Queen City Serenity Festival at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Relax into the workweek with meditation, workshops, massages and holistic vendors. $35. 11:30am-4pm. Details

Yoga for Runners at Resident Culture – South End: Elevate your performance with a yoga session focused on enhancing flexibility and balance for runners. $25. 11am. Details

Knife Making at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware: Learn how to create your own pocket knife. $90. 12pm-3:30pm. Details

Classic Black Cinema Series at Harvey B. Gantt Center: Enjoy a screening of the 1935 film “Princess TAM-TAM” starring the legendary Josephine Baker. Free. 2pm. Details

P!NK: Trustfall Tour at Spectrum Center: Vibe to songs from singer and songwriter P!NK as she makes her tour stop in Charlotte. $175+. 7:30pm. Details

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HOLIDAY SIP & SHOP AT HEIST BREWERY: Start shopping for holiday gifts plus enjoy food, drinks, music and giveaways. Free. 2-6pm. Details

Carolina Renaissance Festival at 16445 Poplar Tent Road: Experience the Renaissance times through performances, food and music. $20-$32. Times vary. Details

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