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The temperatures have dropped quite a bit this week, and it will continue to remain cold this weekend. Don’t worry though; we’ll be back up to highs in the 70’s by next week. As for this weekend, the weather isn’t putting a damper on the number of events there are going on around town.

Here’s a list of some events going on around Charlotte this weekend if you want to get out of the house.

 

FRIDAY

Yoga at Rosies Wine Garden

  • A gentle yoga flow fit for all levels in the garden at Rosie’s in NoDa.
  • 8-9am.
  • $20

First Friday Gallery Crawl

  • South End
  • Explore some galleries, including Hodges Taylor, Elder Gallery, StudioWorks, Shed Brand Studios, Dilworth Artisan Station, and Gallery C3 at Alchemy.
  • Varies.
  • Free

Ballantyne Movie Night

  • Ballantyne’s Backyard
  • BYO blankets and chairs for an outdoor screening of ‘Inside Out.’ Pay in cash day-of or donate via the Ballantyne Virtual Food Drive portal ahead of time and show your donation receipt at the event entrance. Proceeds go toward the Ballantyne Virtual Food Drive, benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
  • 5-9pm.
  • $5 per person.

‘It Blooms at Night’ Opening Reception

  • Goodyear Arts
  • This collection of works from six Charlotte artists serves as an homage to the moments where ideas come into fruition during moments of solitude. Complimentary beer will be served.
  • 6-9pm.
  • Free.

First Friday Live Music

  • The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary
  • Head to The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary for live music, herbal teas, treats and local art.
  • 6-8pm.
  • Free.

Reel Out Charlotte

  • Camp North End
  • Charlotte Pride is kicking off the city’s annual LGBTQ Film Festival with a double-feature screening of ‘But I’m a Cheerleader’ at 8pm followed by ‘Moonlight’ at 9:45pm. Refreshments, including non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase.
  • 7pm.
  • Free; donations appreciated.

Scarrigan Farms

  • There are still two more days to walk the haunted trail at Scarrigan Farms.
  • $30.
  • 7:30-8:30pm.

 

SATURDAY

Giant-Size Charlotte Comic-Con

  • the Convention Center
  • This two-day convention will feature one of the best selections of vintage comic books in the country. November 6-7.
  • $10 for two-day pass, $5 for one day.

Wild Vine Half Marathon & 5K Trail Race

  • Register to run a 5K or half marathon race through the Whitewater Center’s scenic single track.
  • 8am to 2pm.
  • $32-$65.

Drop Dead 5K

  • Historic Elmwood Pinewood Cemetery
  • Join in for the first-ever Drop Dead 5K through Charlotte’s Historic Elmwood and Pinewood Cemeteries. There will be a DJ, food trucks and other activities. Tickets include an official race shirt, race bib, finisher medal and a complimentary post-race beer.
  • 9am.
  • $35.

Salute to Veterans Parade

  • North Tryon & 9th St.
  • This parade through Uptown will honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces through performances from local high school bands and appearances from active military and first-responder units and other veteran organizations.
  • 11am.
  • Free.

Drag Brunch with Onya Nerves

  • Billy Sunday
  • Spend your Saturday afternoon with some of Charlotte’s best drag entertainers. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
  • 11am.
  • $10.

4 Year Anniversary Party

  • Resident Culture Brewing Company
  • Celebrate four years of beer with Resident Culture Brewing. Expect several different food vendors, live music, and fun activities like live screen printing and karaoke.
  • Noon.
  • Free.

A Very Merry Christmas Market

  • NoDa Brewing Company
  • Do some holiday shopping at NoDa Brewing’s Christmas Market.
  • 2-6pm.
  • Free.

Concert in the Courtyard

  • Optimist Hall
  • Chill in the courtyard and enjoy live music performed by Kris Hitchcock.
  • 12-3pm.
  • Free.

Weird Awesome Fest 

  • The Music Yard
  • Right at the intersection of weird and awesome is where you’ll find Weird Awesome Fest. This show has everything from aerialists to stand-up comedy and even a rock paper scissors tournament.
  • 5-11pm.
  • $10-$260.

Niner Nation Week Community Block Party 

  • the Shoppes at University Place
  • Expect live music, food and drinks.
  • 6-10pm.
  • Free.

Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte

  • The Pink House at Knights Theater
  • WBTV’s Molly Grantham and the NFL’s Kurt Coleman host Charlotte’s spin on Dancing with the Stars. Some of Charlotte’s business and society “movers and shakers” will bedancing for charity.
  • 7pm.
  • $125.

SUNDAY

Counterculture Club Power Flow Yoga Class

  • Camp North End
  • Meet under the heated outdoor tent in The Boileryard for a one-hour power flow yoga class that will leave you feeling refreshed and energized for the day.
  • 9-10am.
  • Free.

Holiday Air Plant Hoop Workshop

  • PlantHouse
  • Create your own festive wreath using your choice of plants and decor. PlantHouse’s team of plant experts will help you through the process and give you tips on how to care for your plant.
  • 9:30-11am.
  • $40.

Girl Tribe Pop Up in the Garden

  • Alexander Homestead
  • Shop this extensive lineup of women-owned businesses, boutiques, beauty brands and jewelry makers. There will also be Fall cocktails, food, a s’mores fire pit, live music, plus pumpkin photo ops.
  • 10am-4pm.
  • $5.

November Front Porch Sundays

  • Sycamore Brewing
  • Check out the 60+ vendors that will be set up at this week’s Front Porch Sunday. Shop until you drop and then grab a bite to eat from one of the on-site food trucks.
  • 11am to 4pm.
  • Free.

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

  • Camp North End
  • Join the Latin American Coalition and Levine Museum of the New South for this celebration of the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition.
  • Noon to 5pm.
  • Free.

Panthers vs. Pats Watch Party

  • QC Pour House
  • Cheer on the Panthers as they take on the Patriots in their ninth game of the season.
  • Doors open at 11, kickoff at 1pm.
  • Free

 

Rescue From The Sky – An Afternoon of True Stories

  • the Duke Mansion
  • In honor of Veterans Day, Charlotte surgeon Dr. Lee Fanning will talk about his newest book Rescue from the Sky which tells stories of the US Coast Guard’s Aviation Medical Rescue Service during the 1970s.
  • 3pm

 

Reel Out Charlotte Shorts Showcase & Live Panel Discussion

  • Charlotte’s Annual LGBTQ Film Festival continues with an LGBTQ Shorts Showcase. There will be a screening of three short films followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers.
  • 6pm.
  • Free; donations appreciated.

Panthers vs Patriots

  • Bank of America Stadium
  • 1pm