MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
76. 40% chance of morning showers.
You Drink, We Donate
NoDa Brewing Company | 4-9 p.m. | Free admission | Details
Why you should go: A portion of proceeds from each pint sold will be donated to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, a pediatric cancer research foundation dedicated to benefiting families and children facing the disease.
Heartest Yard Yoga
Carolina Panthers Practice Field | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $5-$25 | Details
Why you should go: Join Greg Olsen and Sydney Duarte for an hour-long yoga practice intended to open the heart, then stick around for a block party with pop-up shops, local craft drinks, raffles, giveaways and more. Proceeds benefit Olsen’s HEARTest Yard Foundation, which supports families of children with congenital heart disease being treated at Levine Children’s Hospital.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
82. 30% chance of morning thunderstorms.
Skip & Sip Dog Walk Club
Sycamore Brewing | 6 p.m. | Free admission | Details
Why you should go: Join Skipper for a 1.5-mile guided dog walk on the Rail Trail, then head back to Sycamore’s patio for half-price wine, cider or frosé.
Ping Pong League Tournament
Unknown Brewing Company | 7-9 p.m. | Free admission | Details
Why you should go: This single elimination tournament-style ping pong league has two 6-packs up for grabs. Stick around for a pizza from the new Passport Dough & Co. to pair with a pint, from which $1 will benefit the ACEing Autism-Charlotte scholarship fund.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
83. 50% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
$3 WTF Wednesday
Free Range Brewing | 5-11 p.m. | Free admission | Details
Why you should go: There will be a $3 beer special on the board – but it’s up to you to figure out which one it is.
Great Wagon Road Dinner and Pairing Experience
Zeppelin | 6-8 p.m. | $75 | Details
Why you should go: This 4-course dinner, prepared by Zeppelin’s own Vince Giancarlo, will see upscale cocktails from Great Wagon Road Distilling Company paired thoughtfully with the dishes.
Yelp’s Wing Fling
Sugar Creek Brewing Company | 6-9 p.m. | Free admission | Details
Why you should go: Guests will sample wings from each participating vendor before voting for the best hot wing, most creative and best overall. Vendors include Blackfinn Ameripub, Ed’s Tavern, d.d. Peckers’ Wing Shack, Saucemans BBQ and Moosehead Grill.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
78. 40% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Queen City Comedy Experience
Why you should go: Experience the best standup acts in the city and the nation in one jam-packed weekend at venues like Spirit Square, McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater and Knight Gallery. Shows runs through Sunday.
Yeast Expected: A Beer and Pizza Pairing Dinner
Mama Ricotta’s | 6-8 p.m. | $35 | Details
Why you should go: Mama Ricotta’s has teamed up with NoDa Brewing Company to present a four-course dinner featuring pizza and beer pairings.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
77. Partly cloudy. 20% chance of rain.
Town Brewing Company Grand Opening
Town Brewing Company | 2 p.m. | Free admission | Details
Why you should go: Doors to Wesley Heights’ first brewery will open at 2 p.m. [Related: See inside Town Brewing Co., Wesley Heights’ first brewery, opening near Rhino Market this fall]
Waldhorn Restaurant | 5 p.m.-12 a.m. | Free admission | Details
Why you should go: True to the German tradition, you can expect to find authentic food, music, dancing and plenty of Lederhosen under the Big Tent.
City Startup Labs 5th Anniversary
Grace on Brevard | 7-11 p.m. | $25 | Details
Why you should go: Celebrate the Labs’ milestone birthday with networking, live presentations, live music, a silent auction and more.
Carowinds | 7 p.m.-12 a.m. | $31+ | Details
Why you should go: Scare yourself senseless at this immersive horror experience featuring 500+ costumed actors, jump scares and more. This year’s attractions include Bloodyard, CarnEVIL and Mass Acres.
Oktoberfest Bar Olympics
StrikeCity | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | Free admission | Details
Why you should go: Get a team of four together to compete in Oktoberfest-style games for prizes. Costumes encouraged.