Mark your calendars: 10 must-do events in November

Mark your calendars: 10 must-do events in November
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Here are the events you can’t miss this November – chronologically, so you can hit them all. See you out there, and don’t forget to show us what you’re doing via #cltagenda.

Charlotte Auto Show

November 2-5 | Charlotte Convention Center | Free-$10 | Tickets

Why you should go: See over 300 cars from over 30 manufacturers and even get behind the wheel.

50th Annual Southern Christmas Show

November 8-19 | The Park Expo Center | $3-19 | Tickets

Why you should go: Check off everyone on your list while shopping local and regional vendors, strolling through Christmas Tree Lane and enjoying dance and musical performances.

Novant Health Charlotte Marathon

November 10-11 | Uptown | $15+

Why you should go: Join other runners for a Health & Wellness Expo Friday afternoon to get ready for the race before you lace up your sneakers Saturday morning (race options include marathon, half-marathon, 5K and more). Stick around for a post-race festival in Romare Bearden Park complete with food, drink and live music.

Queen City Hackathon

November 10-11 | Red Ventures | 6 p.m.-6 p.m. | Free

Why you should go: If you enjoy coding and making a difference in the community, this is your time to shine by showing how data analytics can improve the lives of the people in Charlotte.

Fall Ball Gala

November 10 | Mint Museum Randolph | 8 p.m. | $100+ | Tickets

Why you should go: This year’s theme is Under the Big Top, and the party will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing and more on the museum’s lawn. Black tie optional, and tickets include beer and wine.

Fall Oyster Roast

November 11 | Sycamore Brewing | 2-6 p.m. | Free

Why you should go: Condiments, shucking tables and shucking knives will all be provided, which means all you have to worry about is how many buckets of oysters to order. $9/bucket or $40 for all-you-can-eat.

9th Annual Ties and Tails Gala

November 11 | Hilton Charlotte Center city | 6 p.m. | $200+ | Tickets

Why you should go: Money raised will benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte, its animals and its volunteers. Plus, you can bring your dog.


November 11 | Knight Theater | 8 p.m. | $25+

Why you should go: This a capella and beatboxing show features performances from a world champion beatboxer and a collection of vocalists from all over the planet.

Courtesy of Blumenthal Performing Arts

24th Beaujolais Festival

November 16 | Levine Museum of the New South | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $45-55 | Tickets

Why you should go: Celebrate the release of Beaujolais Nouveau with a wine tasting, French food, live jazz and more. Plus, Charlotte is only one of 16 U.S. cities recognized as having an official celebration by the Union Interprofessionnelle des Vins du Beaujolais. 21+.

2017 Vintage Charlotte Winter Market

November 17 | The Fillmore | 11 a.m. | $2-7

Why you should go: You’ll shop over 60 regional vintage and homemade vendors, which means your Christmas to-do list just shrank.


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