Monday, Sept. 26
Meet and greet with Nicholas Sparks
Barnes & Noble -The Arboretum | 4pm | $21.76 | Details
Why you should go: Meet with the author of The Notebook and celebrate his new book “Dreamland.” Your ticket includes a signed copy of the book along with admission to the event space to get a photo with Nicholas Sparks.
Reflections on Glass Virtual Tour
Virtual | 11am-12pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: This tour begins with the American Glass Industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Functional glass objects from the Mint’s Decorative Arts Collection are featured. The tour includes a look at the Studio Glass Movement and the legacy of Harvey K. Littleton, as well as innovations in contemporary art glass and the artists taking the medium to new heights.
Don Garrett’s Comedy Academy
The Carole Hoefener Center | Sept.26-Nov.7 | $350 | Details
Why you should go: This six-week class will teach you the basics of standup comedy including standup terminology, performance techniques, how to construct jokes, and how to create a 5-minute routine. There are 10 slots available and the class meets every Monday night from 6:30-8:30pm.
Charlotte International Arts Festival
City-wide | Sept.16-Oct.2 | Free+ | Details
Why you should go: The Charlotte International Arts Festival is an annual celebration of imaginative visual and performing arts from the most creative international and local minds. With over 200 attractions, many free, this festival has something for everyone.
Go deeper: What you need to know about the Charlotte International Arts Festival
Tuesday, Sept. 27
Two Buck Tuesday at Truist Field
Truist Field | 6:05pm | $14+ | Details
Why you should go: The Charlotte Knights will face the Durham Bulls. Go hungry because hot dogs, popcorn, sodas and domestic drafts are all $2 each.
Fun Fall Flower Workshop
Vin Master Wine Shop in South End | 6:30pm | $70 | Details
Why you should go: Vin Master Wine Shop will use a host of fresh and textured dried florals to make a unique fall centerpiece. Wine and bites are provided by Vin Master. All materials and supplies are included.
Fall Candle Class with Old Oak Market
Create In Us Art Studio | 6:30-8:30pm | $35 | Details
Why you should go: Grab a friend and take a mini road trip to Mt. Holly for this candle-making class. Create clean-burning candles with essential oils and fragrance with cotton wicks.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Stroke’s Halloween Course
Stroke Putt Putt | Sept.29-Oct.31 | Price | Details
Why you should go: Through Oct. 31, Stroke’s annual Halloween course is decked out in Halloween decor, including glow-in-the-dark golf balls. Plus, enjoy the venue’s new fall cocktail menu which was just released.
Wine Wednesday at Truist Field
Truist Field | 11:05am | $14+ | Details
Why you should go: The Charlotte Knights will once again face the Durham Bulls, this time for an early game. There’ll be $7 cupcakes from Vineyard Wine.
Rumbao Latin Dance: Intro to Salsa & Bachata Class
Camp North End | 7-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Rumbao Latin Dance is offering free salsa and bachata classes where you can learn the fundamentals of the two popular dance styles.
Canvases & Cocktails
Condado Tacos | 6-8pm | $35 | Details
Why you should go: SouthEnd ARTS and Condado Tacos team up to host a paint night. Don’t worry about painting inside the lines, just enjoy the vibes. Supplies are provided.
Charlotte FC Block Party Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
8600 McAlpine Park Dr | 6:30-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: CLTFC will be hosting a night of festivities at the club’s future site of their new training facility and headquarters. There’ll be music by DJ Juasca, local latin owned and operated food trucks, beer and a family zone.
Thursday, Sept. 29
Evil Dead The Musical
The Barn at MoRA | Sept.29-Oct.30 | $39-$50 | Details
Why you should go: Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte takes its final show outdoors to the Barn at MoRA for a scary good time with Evil Dead The Musical, based on Sam Raimi’s 80s cult films. Real “Deadites” will want to experience the SPLATTER ZONE – a specially designated seating area that puts you in the middle of the action. *Bring your own chair.
Concert in the Courtyard
Optimist Hall | 5:30-8:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Support local musician Mike Ramsey for a free concert in the Optimist Hall courtyard.
White Water Center | 7pm | Free + $7 parking | Details
Why you should go: Jam out to musical guest Will Willis and Friends. If you get there early, you can join in for a run (6pm), open water swim (6:30pm) or yoga (6:30pm).
Overnight Cinnamon Buns
Online | 7-8:30pm | $24 | Details
Why you should go: Join culinary instructor Emily Trotochaud as she teaches you how to bake delicious cinnamon buns. You’ll make the dough together (no stand mixer required) and then Emily will demonstrate how to finish your overnight buns, which need about 6-18 hours to rest in the fridge.
Crossroads Cinema: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Camp North End |8pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Join Camp North End and Aurora Star Lit Cinema for iconic 80s & 90s movies on a jumbo screen every Thursday this summer. Remember to BYOLawnChair.
THE WOOD BROTHERS: SOULFUL FOLK BAND CONCERT
Knight Theater | 7:30-9:30pm | $36.50 | Details
Why you should go: Dubbed “masters of soulful folk,” The Wood Brothers promise an exciting evening of live music in Uptown.
Sushi Rollin’ 101
Catawba Brewing Company | 6-8pm | $60 | Details
Why you should go: Roll on over to Catawba Brewing Co. and create your own sushi. The class explores the traditions and techniques of sushi rolling and is led by GringoNinja.
Friday, Sept. 30
Gilde Brewery | Sept.30-Oct.2 and Oct.7-9 | Free | Details
Why you should go: Gilde, one of Germany’s oldest breweries, will have live music, stein holding competitions, archery, a photo booth, and kid-friendly entertainment like pretzel necklace making and coloring pages at its new South End location.
Breakaway Music Festival
zMAX Dragway | Sept.30-Oct.1 | $89+ | Details
Why you should go: Musical excitement returns to America’s home for racing at Breakway Carolina’s two-day festival of sound. Musical acts for this year’s show include KYGO, Illenium, Tiësto, Quinn XCII and John Summit.
Single’s night at Skiptown
Skiptown | 6-9pm | $10 | Details
Why you should go: Get ready to meet new people in Charlotte who love dogs as much as you do. Skiptown is partnering with Polished Dating, local dating profile wizards and event creators. There will be two separate sessions: the first starting at 6:30pm and the other at 8pm. RSVP here.
Moving Party at Sycamore Brewing
Sycamore | Sept.30-Oct.2 | Free | Details
Why you should go: Sycamore Brewing is moving, and they are saying goodbye to their old space with an epic moving party. Celebrate in the original taproom for the last time as the iconic neighborhood brewery prepares to welcome you into their new space.
Go deeper: Sycamore Brewing celebrates moving locations with 3-day party