Weekly agenda: 27 fun activities to do this week, including the State Fair
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North Carolina State Fair
Raleigh | October 14-24 | $ 13 for adults, $ 7 for children 6 to 12 years old | Details
Why should you go: Take the road to Raleigh for food and fun at the State Fair.
Talking Mural Festival 2021
Various locations | October 18-24 | Free, donations appreciated | Details
Why should you go: This city-wide public art and mural festival aims to showcase artists of diverse styles and backgrounds. Consult the wall map here.
AC South Park Hotel | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | $ 20 | Details
Why should you go: Join Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts on the rooftop of the Cordial Cocktail Bar for a 60-minute creative flow across all levels to kick back and relax. Bring a mat and water.
Lincoln Street Supper Club Bourbon Cocktail Pairing Dinner
Lincoln Street Food and Cocktail | 6.30 p.m. | $ 115 per person | Details
Why should you go: This chef-curated five-course dining experience will feature dishes from local vendors like Orrman’s Cheese Shop, paired with artisanal bourbon cocktails made with IW Harper, Bulleit, George Dickel, Blade & Bow and an infused bourbon. at home.
OH Well: F45 Functional Training
Optimist Hall (Patio above El Thrifty) | 6 pm-7pm | Free | Details
Why should you go: Prepare to sweat with F45 NoDa. This class uses resistance-based training, consisting of full-body strength training and exercise to help you burn up to 750 calories in just 45 minutes.
Arietta Wine Dinner
7416 Waverly Walk Avenue. Suite H-1A | 7 pm-9pm | $ 99 | Details
Why should you go: Join Fritz Hatton, owner of Arietta Winery for a unique wine and dinner pairing as he shares Arietta’s early history.
Triple your home buying knowledge
Triple C Brewery | 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Free | Details
Why should you go: Find out how to buy a home from some of the best real estate and mortgage professionals with TruLoan Mortage.
Open Air: an artist’s conversation with Stephanie J. Woods
Online | 7 pm-8pm | Free | Details
Why should you go: Virtually join the Gantt Center for a conversation with multimedia artist Stephanie J. Woods. The Charlotte native uses a fusion of photography and fibrous materials in her work to bring her experiences growing up in the southern United States to life.
Ledisi: the Wild Card tour
Knight’s Theater | 7:30 p.m. | $ 32.50 | Details
Why should you go: Twelve-time Grammy nominee, Ledisi makes a stop in Charlotte as part of The Wild Card Tour. Her accomplishments include three Soul Train Music Awards, one NAACP Theater Award, and six NAACP Image Award nominations.
Happy Hour Charlotte Beer Garden
Charlotte Beer Garden | 5 pm-8:30pm | $ 25- $ 35 | Details
Why should you go: Network and connect with local professionals in a relaxed setting. This is a private event, so you must have a ticket to enter.
Music in the garden
248 Ridgewood Avenue | 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | $ 125 – $ 135 | Details
Why should you go: Spend a lovely fall evening listening to live music from Carolina Royal Strings. Expect a variety of classical and popular music selections from Bach to Lady Gaga. Tickets include wine portions and boxes of gourmet appetizers.
How to build an art collection
SkillPop (Online) | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. | $ 19 | Details
Why should you go: Looking to build an art collection, but don’t know where to start? Join Renee George McColl, former art gallery owner and local art figure, as she provides you with essential information that will help you build a meaningful collection of works of art.
Manchester | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | $ 60 | Details
Why should you go: This tasting event will feature four premium bourbons accompanied by light bites. The bourbon selection will include Evan Williams 1783, Larceny, Elijah Craig, and Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond.
Open comedy mic
South End Common Market | 19h | Free | Details
Why should you go: Take the stage or sit back and enjoy it. Registration to participate in the show begins at 6 p.m., the show begins at 7 p.m.
Sound meditation sessions
DUPP & SWAT | 7 pm-9pm | $ 20 | Details
Why should you go: Join Kita Ashé for a sound meditation session with light energy reiki work and light food and drinks after the session.
Elvis Costello and the impostors
Belk Theater | 8:30 p.m. | $ 39 + | Details
Why should you go: Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello is joined by pianist and organist Steve Nieve, drummer Pete Thomas and bassist and vocalist Davey Faragher. This show called “Hello Again” highlights songs from Costello’s songbook.
Thursdays live at MoRA (Monroe Road area)
6697 Monroe Road (near the Embrace sculpture) | Third Thursday, 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why should you go: Bring your family or friends to MoRa to enjoy the last “Thursdays Live” show of the season with “Late Night Special” – a modern and soulful rock band. There will be food from the local pop-up from Oakhurst, Messy Madison, and Hawthorne’s NY Pizza, and of course, beers from the Edge City Brewery.
Disc-Glow Yoga Birthday Party
Norfolk Hall by Suffolk Punch | 19h | $ 25 | Details
Why should you go: Celebrate the first anniversary of Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts and head to Norfolk Hall in Suffolk Punch for a disco yoga night. There will be yoga, food, dancing and a disco setting.
Scary night comedy show
Self-service brewery (NoDa) | 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. | $ 15 | Details
Why should you go: Just when stand-up comedy couldn’t be funnier, Free Range Brewing invites guests to dress up in your scariest (or funniest) Halloween costume.
BayHaven Food and Wine Festival
Camp North End | October 22-24 | $ 10 to $ 900 | Details
Why should you go: This three-day celebration of black culinary traditions will feature more than 75 black chefs, artisans, farmers, brewers and distillers from across the region and country.
[Related story: Event recap: Greg and Subrina Collier on what’s next for Black-owned restaurants]
Shattering Pumpkin Festival
Bart’s Market | 6 p.m. Free | Details
Why should you go: Bring your own carving pumpkin and enter a contest. The winner of the contest will receive prizes while the winners get their pumpkin squashed. Expect live music, drink specials, and freebies.
Counter-culture club and friends present: Wellness bar
Not Just Coffee (Jay St.) | 6 pm-9pm | $ 20 | Details
Why should you go: Join Counterculture Club & Friends for their very first alcohol-free happy hour. Guests can enjoy food, drinks, live music, and tarot card readings among other activities.
The inhabitants of the kitchen
The music court | 6 pm-11pm | $ 20 to $ 250 | Details
Why should you go: Head to The Music Yard to listen to rock and roll and bluegrass band Kitchen Dwellers.
24 hour timed relay race
White water center | 22-23 Oct | $ 130 | Details
Why should you go: Gather a group of friends to participate in this 24 hour relay race. Points will be awarded based on the number of laps completed and the difficulty of the laps.
Buff Faye’s “Murder Mystery” Drag Diner
Dilworth Neighborhood Grid | 7 pm-9pm | $ 35 | Details
Why should you go: Help Buff Faye find out which of his divas killed her! The ticket includes the show and a family-style buffet.
Skate with PRIDE “Tutus & Glow Sticks”
Red clay cider house | 9 pm-10.30pm | $ 35- $ 40 | Details
Why should you go: Strap on your skates and ride under the stars to the rhythm of DJ Mal Funk Shun. The ticket includes 90 minutes of skating, two tickets for craft cider or beer, and glow sticks. Bring your own skates or rent a pair on site.
A look at the Victorian funeral
Historic Rosedale | 9 pm-10pm | $ 20 – $ 25 | Details
Why should you go: Explore the traditions and elements of Victorian funerals with the expertise of historical staff at Rosedale and the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society (CAPS). This tour will take place both inside the house and outside in the gardens and grounds surrounding our historic house and the reconstructed blacksmith shop.
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