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It’s going to be another beautiful Fall weekend in Charlotte, and how am I spending it? By moving. I’m less than thrilled with my weekend plans, but if you are free this weekend, you should check out one of these awesome events going on!

 

FRIDAY

Costumes for Kids 

  • Devil’s Logic Brewing
  • Charlotte Beer Collective and Devil’s Logic Brewing have partnered to collect new kids’ Halloween costumes to donate to The Relatives — a nonprofit that helps youth find shelter and support. With any costume or $20 donation, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a chance to win free beer and swag prizes.
  • Now through Oct. 16.
  • Free, costume or monetary donation appreciated.

Semi-Annual EDIT Sale

  • 109 Winona St.
  • Find hundreds of new and gently used pieces of designer clothing, shoes and bags from brands like Ulla Johnson, Gucci, Balenciaga and Vivetta.
  • Now through Oct. 16; times vary.
  • Prices vary

Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibition & Celebration

  •  Charlotte Art League
  • Hispanic Heritage month may be coming to an end, but the celebration of Hispanic art, food and culture continues with this latest exhibit from Charlotte Art League.
  • 4-7pm.
  • Free, donations appreciated.

Concert in the Courtyard

  •  Optimist Hall
  • The Concert in the Courtyard series continues with music from HC Oakes this Friday. Enjoy the performance with a meal from one of Optimist Hall’s vendors.
  • 5-8pm.
  • Free.

Pipe Dreams feat. Deaf Andrews & Tin 4

  • The Music Yard
  • Bring your squad for an evening of music featuring indie rock band Deaf Andrews and “outlaw country” group Tin
  • 4. 6-11pm.
  • $5-$150

Film Series: Reel Rock 15

  • Whitewater Center
  • The Whitewater Film Series features a variety of outdoor lifestyle films from around the world. This week’s screening is “Reel Rock 15,” a film about Swiss bouldering legend Giuliano Cameroni.
  • 6:48pm.
  • Free.

Potted Potter at the Booth Playhouse

  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
  • This Harry Potter parody hilariously condenses all seven novels into a 70-minute performance.
  • Oct. 15-17; times vary.
  • $25+

Charlotte Symphony Opening Night 

  • Knight Theater
  • The 90th season of the Charlotte Symphony kicks off with violinist Paul Huang performing Vivaldi’s depiction of The Four Seasons.
  • 7:30pm.
  • $26-$117

Decades Patio Party: The 90s

  • Brewers at 4001 Yancey
  • This is a ’90s-themed party featuring gourmet bagel bites, Tang and Yoo-hoo cocktails, music, costume contest and ’90s sitcoms and cartoons on the patio big screen.
  • 7:30pm.
  • Free.

Playboi Carti

  • Bojangles Coliseum
  • Rapper and singer/songwriter Playboi Carti is bringing the party to Charlotte for the second stop on his “Narcissist” tour.
  • 8-10pm.
  • $44.95-$135.

Queen City Wrestling Cup

  • Lenny Boy Brewing South End
  • This is a matchup where the wrestlers/performers will represent different neighborhoods across Charlotte.
  • 8pm.
  • Free.

SATURDAY

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

  • Southeast Health Department
  • Single doses of Johnson & Johnson and first, second and third (booster) doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available for those who are eligible. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
  • 8:30am to 4:30pm.
  • Free

Apple Fest

  • Lenny Boy Brewing
  • Lenny Boy is releasing new apple-themed brews, and to celebrate the releases, there will be all-day festivities like yoga, live music and a paint-and-sip class.
  • 10am.

Yoga at Mint Museum Randolph

  • Start your Saturday with a gentle 60-minute yoga flow outside the Mint Museum Randolph. This class is suited for all levels, so bring a mat, some water and your friends.
  • 10-11am.
  • $10.

Rhythm & Brews 

  • Brewers at 4001 Yancey
  • Enjoy live music, delicious food and great beer with friends and family. Performing this Saturday is local musician Crystal Fountains.
  • 1pm.
  • Free.

Autumn Oasis Terrarium Workshop

  • Twigs & Figs Plant Shop
  • Make your own autumn-themed terrarium. Cost of class includes a terrarium glass bowl, succulents and fall-themed decorative items liked dry flowers, colored sands, pebbles and moss.
  • 3-4:30pm.
  • $45.

October Nebel’s Alley Night Market

  • Shop from a selection of more than 30 pop-up vendors under the night sky and find vintage items, plants, food, drinks and even free caricatures.
  • 4-10pm.

Montford Park Block Party

  • intersection of Park Road and Mockingbird Lane
  • It’s a block party at Montford Park so make your way out for live music, fun activities and food from businesses like Salud Cerveceria, Lobster Dogs, MunchyMagic Funnel Cakes and D9 Brewing.
  • 4-9pm.
  • Free.

Latin Night

  • Camp North End
  • Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of live music from North Carolina’s finest salsa band, Orquestra Mayor, plus music from UltimaNota and DJ Minuche.
  • 5-10pm.
  • Free.

SUNDAY

 

Bike and Brunch

  • Devil’s Logic Brewing
  • Ride and refuel on this 12-mile bike ride around the neighborhood followed by brunch from The Hangar. Sunday specials include $4 mimosas, $5 sparkling gooses and $6 goose berry sorbet floats.
  • 9-10am.

Photo Booth Pop-Up

  • Romare Bearden Park
  • Say “cheese!” Reserve your spot for this outdoor photo booth hosted by Pisgah Digital. Photos will be taken by a professional photographer and then uploaded to a website were prints and downloads will be available for purchase.
  • Free to attend.

Gaymer Drag Brunch

  • The Vanity House at Hot Taco
  • Level up with the drag divas from The Vanity House as they put on a “gaymer” inspired drag brunch.
  • 11am.
  • $10.

Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings

  • Bank of America Stadium
  • Cheer on the Panthers as they take on the Minnesota Vikings here on home turf.
  • 1pm.

Pumpkin Patch Photo Sessions

  • Hodges Family Farm
  • Book a time slot to get high-resolution, edited pictures in the pumpkin patch. The 30-minute sessions have sold out, but 15-minute sessions are still available and ideal for little ones in Halloween costumes and pets, too.
  • 5pm.
  • $100.

RAIN

  • Belk Theater
  • This tribute performance celebrates the anniversary of The Beatles’ 11th studio album, Abbey Road, and brings to life some of their greatest hits.
  • 7pm.
  • $24.50.

Willow Smith

  • the Underground
  • The one and only Willow Smith will bring all the good vibes to the Underground as she performs her latest album, Lately I Feel Everything.
  • 8pm.
  • $120+.

The Millennium Tour 

  • Spectrum Center
  • The lineup consists of Omarion, Bow Wow, Pretty Ricky, the Ying Yang Twins, Soulja Boy and Ashanti
  • 8pm.
  • $59.50-$329.50.