Agenda Weekender: 125+ things to do this weekend including the Veteran’s Day Parade, Strange Brew Beer Fest and s’MACdown

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

55. 8% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Bike Commuter Breakfast at Owen’s Bagel and Deli: Join fellow bike commuters for breakfast and then bike into uptown as a group. 7 a.m. Free. Details.

Food Truck Friday East at Resident Culture Brewing: This is the second to last Food Truck Friday of the season and will feature 7 of the best food trucks and stands like The Dumpling Lady, What The Fries CLT, Streamline Kitchen, Strudelteig Food Truck, Casa, GREEK EATS and King of Pops Charlotte. Plus, live music by resident band, GIANT SQUID SQUAD, featuring Daniel Allison, Matt Braniff and Harvey Cummings from 7-10 p.m. 5-11 p.m. Free. Details

Aperitivo con Amici at The People’s Market at Dilworth: Join fellow Italians for food, drinking and conversation. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free, food not included. Details.

Charlotte Magazine Whiskey Bash at Project 658 – 3646 Central Ave.: Charlotte Magazine’s annual Whiskey Bash is an incredible evening of whiskey tastings, food and live entertainment for whiskey connoisseurs and novices alike. 6-9 p.m. $55-$125. Details.

Champagne Tasting at Corkbuzz Restaurant: Rich Buchanon, Moet & Chandon Wine Educator for North America, will lead you through a tasting of different champagnes just in time for the holidays. 6:30-8 p.m. $45, free with $200 purchase. Details.

Cheese & Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: Cider maker Jay Bradish and cheese expert Rachel Klebaur will be on hand to walk you through four unique pairings. 7-8:30 p.m. $19. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Adult Art Party: Abstract Nature Painting at Mint Museum Uptown: Go on a private mini-tour, enjoy a beverage, create a work of art by starting with a quick gallery sketch of a sculpture in Michael Sherrill Retrospective and returning to the studio to turn your sketch into an abstract exploration with paint, pastel and pencil. 21+. 6-8:30 p.m. $40. Details.

Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive at Spectrum Center: The record-breaking comedian is bringing his cast of characters to the Queen City. 7 p.m. $52. Details.

Last Stop on Market Street at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: The New York Times-bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning book makes its world premiere as a play. 7:30-8:30 p.m. $15-$22. Details.

Bob Dylan at Ovens Auditorium: See the iconic rock star live for the third stop of his tour. 8 p.m. $62+. Details.

BreatheINK Youth Poetry Slam at Spirit Square: Teen poets from across the area will share their powerful stories and words. 8-11 p.m. $7 to watch. Details.

The Highwaymen Live at Mcglohon Theater at Spirit Square: See the country tribute band perform all of your favorite hits. 8-10 p.m. $30-$50. Details.

The Philadelphia Story at Theatre Charlotte: See the Broadway comedy hit that tells the story of Tracy Lord, a headstrong and spoiled daughter of the privileged Philadelphia Lords. 8-10 p.m. $28. Details.

The Daffodil Girls at Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square: The play by Jeff Swearingen turns the famous tale of manhood and cutthroat real estate sales into a dark comedy centering on a group of pre-teen girls trying to make their way through cookie sale season. 8-9:30 p.m. $22. Details.

One Funny Mother at Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: See comedian, former Miss New Jersey and married mother of three, Dena Blizzard, perform her set that follows her journey through a day of cleaning as she prepares for her big “Girls Night Out.” 8-10:30 p.m. $35. Details.

Friday Night Live at Corkscrew on 5th: Enjoy live music from Embarrassment Of Riches and specials off of their special reserve list. 9 p.m. to midnight Free admission. Details.

Experience

Eye on Tryon at Uptown: Don’t miss the incredible 80-foot tall Ferris wheel, which lights up at night, offers dramatic views of the Uptown skyline and is an unexpected surprise in the heart of Center City.  3-11 p.m. $3-$5. Details.

Lime Helmet Giveaway at Food Truck Friday – South End: Lime is partnering with the Charlotte Department of Transportation to give away free helmets to users and educate everyone about the city’s pilot electric scooter program. 4-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Creative (AF)ternoon at Town Brewing Company: Join the CreativeMornings crew and ease into the weekend by relaxing at a brewery together. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Santa Arrival & Tree Lighting at Northlake Mall: Celebrate the arrival of the season with holiday-themed entertainment from local artists and musicians, specialty vendors and kids activities. 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Cafe Mocha Radio Salute Her Awards at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Café Mocha (the nationally syndicated radio show best known as ‘radio from a woman’s perspective’) is honoring outstanding women in the community. 6 p.m. $45. Details.

Bear Happy Hour CLT at Crown Station: Come and hang out with at the group’s low-key social hour. 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Silent Disco at Rooftop 210: You choose the DJ that you want to listen to in your headphones, but you still get to dance with everyone. 8 p.m. to midnight Free. Details.

Galantis at World Nightclub: The duo will be performing with support from Heyz. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $50-$75. Details.

NRG’s Dirty Disco at The Woodshed Bar: Don your bell bottoms and tie-dye for a night of disco hits and flashing lights. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Clasicos vs Nuevos at La Revolucion: DJs will be playing the best Latin hits from then and now and battle it out on the stage. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free before 11:30. Details.

Learn Things

Book-Signing & Workshop at Curio, Craft & Conjure: Karyn Crisis will sign and discuss her book Italy’s Witches & Medicine Women, and she’ll also teach a workshop on how to make a special incense. 6-8 p.m. Free-$25. Details.

Restart with Dr. Matt Lyon at Temple Beth El: Join CreativeMornings to explore the global topic of “Restart” with local food, coffee, live music and more to start your day right. 8:15-10 a.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

Southern Christmas Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Arguably the most festive shopping experience, there are more than 450 vendors selling all things Christmas. From ornaments to wreaths to gift items, you can cross a lot of things off of your holiday shopping list at once. There’s also wine tastings, food, crafts and live music. Times vary $13-$15. Details.

Git One On at TABOR at TABOR: Get your hands on a made-to-order shirt from Gitman Brothers Shirts. Walk-ins are welcome. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Varies by purchase. Details.

Holiday Open House at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores (Providence Road): Shop their best holiday merchandise at discounted prices. 10 a.m. Free. Details.

Leather Goods, Libations & Locals Night at ColsenKeane Leather: See custom leather goods being handcrafted by the pros, enjoy light bites and cocktails shop 20 percent off all bags and accessories to get a head start on your holiday shopping. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

54. Sunny. 10% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Beer for Breakfast at Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop: They’ve got a keg of Skillet Donut from Burial Beer Co. along with some other beers that will be paired with free donuts from Your Mom’s Donuts. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Holiday Open House at Reid’s Fine Foods – SouthPark: Stop by to taste samples from more than 10 vendors that will you get you excited and inspired for the holiday season and learn more about the store’s holiday specials. Noon to 5 p.m. Free. Details.

Fall Oyster Roast at Sycamore Brewing: Oysters Carolina will be serving up some award-winning oysters, acoustic band Falconheart will be performing live music and there will be wine, craft beer and cider. Gyro Twins Truck will also be on site. Noon to 5 p.m. Free. Details.

Beer Release at Triple C Brewing Company: They’re releasing The Long Walk and Cacaoconut, both white blaze ales. New Wrap Order Food Truck will be on site. Noon to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

3 Year Anniversary Party at Three Spirits Brewery: They’ll be releasing new beers, including Computer Blue and bottles of King Rassafassa, plus they’ll have live music, food trucks and memorabilia for sale. Noon to 10 p.m. Free. Details.

Grand Opening Celebration at A Smart Cookie Northlake Mall: Help them celebrate with samples of their most popular treats at their new kiosk and pre-order all of your holiday baking needs. 1-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Holiday Tasting and Pairing at Vinter Wine Market: Try an array of wines specifically chosen to pair with holiday foods. 1-3 p.m. Free. Details.

s’MACdown: Mac-N-Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting at 2530 Whitehall Park Drive: Are you ready for some cheesy goodness? Get in on mac-n-cheese creations from Charlotte’s best chefs and help pick the best dish while sampling craft beer and enjoying local vendors. 2-6 p.m. $20-$45. Details.

Taste of Mindfulness Fundraiser Retreat at Charlotte Friends Meeting House: Enjoy a vegan/vegetarian meal and learn about mindful eating practices. 5-7 p.m. $10 donation. Details.

Strange Brew 2018 at The Unknown Brewing Company: They’ve collaborated with other breweries to create a festival based on brews no one would expect. You’ll get to try all of the strange brews and vote on your favorites to help pick a winner, plus they’ll have live music, food and strange activities. 6:30-10 p.m. $25. Details.

FūD on the MūV at Skylark Social Club: The Dumpling Destroyer will be on site all day with an Asian-inspired menu. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free admission. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Coffee & Conversation with Charles Basham at Jerald Melberg Gallery: The artist will discuss his newest exhibition at the gallery, Ends of the Day. 11 a.m. to noon Free. Details.

Last Stop on Market Street at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: The New York Times-bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning book makes its world premiere as a play. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. $15-$22. Details.

A Tale Of Two Cities Town Hall at McColl Center for Art + Innovation: Dr. Keith Cradle will moderate three sessions of presentations and conversations with alumni artists and collaborators who worked on the A Tale of Two Cities project, which seeks to give voices to Charlotte’s homeless. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

The Philadelphia Story at Theatre Charlotte: See the Broadway comedy hit that tells the story of Tracy Lord, a headstrong and spoiled daughter of the privileged Philadelphia Lords. 8-10 p.m. $28. Details.

The Capitol Steps: “Make America Grin” Again Tour! at Mcglohon Theater At Spirit Square: This DC-based political-musical-satire troupe got its start in 1981 when a group of Senate staffers set out to satirize their employers. They continue that tradition with a bipartisan routine that draws on current events for all the inspiration they need. 8 p.m. $49-$69. Details.

Steep Canyon Rangers at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts: Don’t miss the Grammy Award-winning sextet perform OUT IN THE OPEN live at the Knight Theater. 8 p.m. $25. Details.

The Daughter of the Regiment at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Performed by Opera Carolina, the performance follows the story of Mary, an orphan who was raised by a French army regiment. 8 p.m. $22+. Details.

The Daffodil Girls at Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square: The play by Jeff Swearingen turns the famous tale of manhood and cutthroat real estate sales into a dark comedy centering on a group of pre-teen girls trying to make their way through cookie sale season. 8-9:30 p.m. $22. Details.

One Funny Mother at Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: See comedian, former Miss New Jersey and married mother of three, Dena Blizzard, perform her set that follows her journey through a day of cleaning as she prepares for her big “Girls Night Out.” 8-10:30 p.m. $35. Details.

Experience

Photos With Santa at Tinsel Town at Northlake Mall: Capture your child’s encounter with Santa so you can remember it forever. Make a reservation to skip the line. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. $25-$50. Details.

Park & Bark Cruise-In at Williams Subaru: All makes, models, and years are welcome at this pet-friendly, family-friendly cruise-in. They’ll have food trucks, vendors, live music and adoptable pets on site. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Celebrate 250 & Veteran’s Day at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: Celebrate Charlotte’s 250th birthday, and Veterans Day, all at once with fall and winter seasonal beers, food specials and live music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit TreesCharlotte, Purple Heart Homes and USO of North Carolina. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Veterans Parade at Tryon Street: The parade will feature local middle and high school bands, the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program units, active military units, antique cars and veteran organizations and is presented by American Airlines. 11 a.m. Free. Details.

Explore Your 704 Party at NoDa Brewing Company: To celebrate the culmination of the month-long #ExploreYour704 Scavenger Hunt, enjoy a super fun finale at Noda Brewing featuring free beers courtesy of #thesavageway for the first 100 guests, food truck appearance by TIN Kitchen, a surprise from Southern Tiger Collective artist, Alex DeLarge and more. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Santa Fest at Belk: Get in the holiday spirit and visit with Santa while you enjoy sweet treats, holiday music and more. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Hike for Wildlife at Discovery Place Nature: Walk to see which animals have stuck around for the winter instead of heading south and help collect acorns for the NC Wildlife Rehab Organization. 12:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Fall Fest at 7th Street Public Market: Help bring awareness to local businesses and artists by shopping local while you enjoy a tap takeover by Blue Blaze Brewery, compost education by Crown Town Compost and live music. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Eye on Tryon at Uptown: Don’t miss the incredible 80-foot tall Ferris wheel, which lights up at night, offers dramatic views of the Uptown skyline and is an unexpected surprise in the heart of Center City.  1-11 p.m. $3-$5. Details.

One Year Anniversary Party at Merchant and Trade: Help them celebrate with a full lineup of DJs, surprises and special features all night long. 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free. Details.

Ties & Tails Gala at Hilton Charlotte Center City: Celebrate the donors and volunteers of the Humane Society of Charlotte while supporting their mission and the animals they care for. The night will include cocktails and dinners, dancing dogs dressed up in gowns and a silent and live auction. The best party? The auction is dog-friendly so your pet can tag along.  6-11 p.m. $225, $50 for dogs. Details.

Southern Roots & Cowboy Boots – Charlotte Cattle Baron’s Ball at CenterStage@NoDa: Sport your favorite western/southern attire and to help give cancer the boot. Your ticket includes food, signature cocktails, line dancing lessons, a live and silent auction, live entertainment, dessert bar and much more. 6-11 p.m. $175 single ticket & $300 a couple . Details.

1stGens: Uncovering Roots at Camp North End: Join 1stGens as they celebrate their Season 2 Finale. Perrine and Skye will be fresh from their trip to Liberia and excited to share video and audio with everyone, plus they’ll have a Jollof rice contest and local businesses on site.  6-8 p.m. $5. Details.

9th Annual Casino Night at Harvey B. Gantt Center: Join Guys with Ties for an all-inclusive evening with casino games and a silent auction. 7 p.m. $60-$80. Details.

12th Annual SOS Gala at LaCa Project: Join the Foundation For Tomorrow at their annual South of the Sahara Gala, a night of dinner and drinks to help increase access to education in Tanzania. 7-11 p.m. $200. Details.

Two Year Anniversary Party at TankTown Tavern: Rick “The Human Juke Box” will be there to keep the party going, and they’ll have drinks starting at $2, local vendors and a food truck. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

2 Year Anniversary at Ink N Ivy: They’re celebrating with surprises and giveaways, hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, cake, a DJ and complimentary valet parking. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Unwine the House Series at Corkscrew on 5th: Enjoy downtempo music from Alan Ospina and the appetizers, dinner and dessert specials that all include wine. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15-$40. Details.

Learn Things

Fearless Mini Women’s Conference at Greater Fellowship Baptist Church: Come together with other women for interactive sessions and empowering speakers. 8:30 a.m. to noon Free. Details.

First-Time Home Buyer Brunch at Amélie’s French Bakery & Café: Meet with realtors from Savvy + Co. Real Estate and get all of your questions answered while you enjoy pastries and coffee. 9-11 a.m. Free. Details.

Festive Fairy Houses and Holiday Gnome Homes at UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens: Register to help the fairies and gnomes spruce up their homes in time for the holidays. Supplies included. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. $25. Details.

Ramen to Soba Cookery Class at Upstream Seafood: Join Chef Gene Kato and learn about the art of ramen and soba cookery. Preregistration required. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $48. Details.

10 Steps to Decorate Your Christmas Tree at BLACKLION: Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a Secret Santa drawing while you learn holiday decorating tips. 12:30-3 p.m. $20. Details.

Get Cozy: Learn to Knit at Baskets of Yarn: What could be cozier than a squishy soft knitting project? Learn the basics of this relaxing craft at a two-hour class with an experienced instructor, learning how to knit a gorgeous cowl. Baskets of Yarn will provide all materials as well as on-going support while you finish the project. Can’t make it? There are additional class dates on November 29 and December 7. 1-4 p.m. $85. Details.

Homeless to Housing Resource Fair at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church: Learn from realtors, property managers and special resource groups about housing resources in this city and what affordable housing means to you. There will also be a Q&A with City of Charlotte Councilwoman Dimple Ajmera. 1:30-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Fall Floral Arrangements at Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center: Learn how to create centerpieces and floral arrangements using artificial flowers that can be used season after season. Ages 13+, all materials provided. 2-4 p.m. $10. Details.

Fitness

Who Is Your Hero 5k and Fun Run at Waverly Charlotte: Honor and remember the Heros of The Sandbox by walking or running around Waverly. 8-10 a.m. $20+. Details.

Community Workout at First Ward Arts Elementary: Join personal trainers from Camp Gladiator for an all-levels sweat sesh. BYO mat. 9-10 a.m. Free. Details.

Sea Life Aquarium Yoga at Sea Life Aquarium: Flow alongside the jellyfish in the JellyFish Room or savasana with the sharks in the 360 tunnel all while wearing Drop Sound Silent Disco/Yoga headphones. This yoga class is a gentle flow for all levels. 9-10 a.m. $20. Details.

Unbroken Reps for Hope at Charlotte Rescue Mission: Perform as many unbroken reps of kettlebell swings as possible to support homeless men by providing them with steel-toed work boots and a chance at a better life. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $15. Details.

National Family Health & Fitness Day Festival at The Carole Hoefener Center: Explore vendors catering to all sorts of lifestyles, diets, activities and more. Plus, they’ll have fitness classes, kids activities and food on site. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Sports

College Basketball at Dale F. Halton Arena: Cheer on the UNC-Charlotte 49ers as they take on Oklahoma State. 4 p.m. $15+. Details.

PWX Presents – Pure Eight at Hebron Hall: Get your photo taken with a hand-painted replica of the Mid Atlantic Championship Belt and meet Tommy Young. 6:30-10 p.m. $10-$20. Details.

Do Good

ZERO- Prostate Cancer Run/Walk at Toringdon Circle Shopping Center: In addition to a 5k and fun run, the day will include a Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad, kids activities and a post-race party at Hickory Tavern. 7 a.m. to noon $20-$35. Details.

32nd Annual Holiday Auction at Atrium Health Foundation: Enjoy a silent and live auction, food, and more to support patients and families in need of services provided by Hospice of Union and Anson County. 8 a.m. to noon Free. Details.

Mobile Vet and Vaccine Clinic at Granbar Kennels: Get affordable vaccines, microchips and more for your dog or cat, no appointment necessary. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $10+. Details.

Harvest Feast Marathon at Stonecrest Shopping Center: Sample food, play family-friendly games and win giveaways to help Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina provide food to those in need. A $1 donation will enable them to purchase seven pounds of food. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donation. Details.

Carolina PAWS Adoption Event at Petsmart (Rea Road): Come meet the adoptable dogs and cats looking for homes from Carolina PAWS. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Adoption Event at The Butcher’s Market of Charlotte: Meet some great puppies and adult dogs from the South Charlotte Dog Rescue looking for homes. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Help Save Cruz From Cancer at Dog Bar: Help save puppy Cruz by judging or competing in the Chili cook-off, winning big in the silent auction and enjoying drink specials like pumpkin beer and caramel apple shots. 2-6 p.m. Donation. Details.

Fundraiser to Rebuild Chapman’s Rescue Kennel at The Peaceful Dragon: The Daschund Rescue suffered a devastating fire in September and they need some help rebuilding, so come enjoy live music, art, drinks giveaways and more for a good cause. 6:30-9 p.m. $15+. Details.

Shopping

Southern Christmas Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Arguably the most festive shopping experience, there are more than 450 vendors selling all things Christmas. From ornaments to wreaths to gift items, you can cross a lot of things off of your holiday shopping list at once. There’s also wine tastings, food, crafts and live music. On Saturday, singer/songwriter Grant Maloy Smith will be performing. Times vary $13-$15. Details.

Fall & Winter Sale Event at Charlotte Warehouse Sale: Shop over 9,000 items of name brand, women’s overstock (new with tags) clothing, coats, handbags, sleepwear and shoes. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Details.

Craft & Handmade Market at Charlotte Premium Outlets: Shop your favorite permanent stores and local vendors selling handmade items all in one place. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Git One On at TABOR at TABOR: Get your hands on a made-to-order shirt from Gitman Brothers Shirts. Walk-ins are welcome. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Varies by purchase. Details.

Hattie’s Fall Flea Market at Hattie’s Tap & Tavern: Come to sell your own things and shop others’ stuff. They’ll have a seafood boil and build-your-own Bloody Mary bar to keep everyone going. 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Free to shop, $10 to sell. Details.

Kendra Scott Gives Back at Kendra Scott: Enjoy sips and sweets while you cross some holiday shopping off your list and 20 percent of your purchase will be donated back to the American Lung Association NC. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

First Anniversary Party at Scout & Molly’s (SouthPark): Sip champagne and enjoy raffles, special promotions, trunk shows and more. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

First Annual Holiday Pop-Up Market at Ballantyne Village: Shop over 40 local vendors along with the permanent shops, restaurants and services. Stores will have promotions and raffles going on, and the center will provide free gift wrapping. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

FAE Amplifier Record Sale at Lunchbox Records: To celebrate the launch of their new Amplifier podcast, the station will be selling portions its vast collection of LPs and CDs. They’ll also have live performers, food and drinks on site. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

Brewhouse Bazaar at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Sip on new brews and booches, shop from local vendors, listen to live music and enjoy food from The Hunter’s Wife. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Block Party at Rose Gold Rebel: Sip on rosé on tap and shop while you enjoy music and giveaways. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Details.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

53. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

9th Annual Dilworth/South End Chili Cook-Off at The Design Center of the Carolinas: Enjoy all the chili you can taste from local restaurants and individual cooking teams as they (and maybe you) compete to win. Veterans and kids get in for free 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12/person. Details.

Sunday Boozy Brunch Launch at Que Onda Tacos University: They’re rolling out a brunch menu for the first time with 20 new menu items, including an all-you-can-eat option and lots of drink specials. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Jazz Brunch at Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounge: Fleming’s Steakhouse is bringing their prime rib brunch with Bloody Mary’s, mimosas and more to Tailored Smoke while Don “The Professor” Taylor & Friends perform live Jazz music. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $43. Details.

Fall Oyster Roast at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Rocksalt Charlotte will be bringing oysters and steamers served by the bucket. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Purple Heart Homes in honor of Veteran’s Day. 1-4 p.m. $15/bucket. Details.

Taste of the Mint | Michael Sherrill Retrospective at Mint Museum Uptown: Wine and dine on 3 tastings by a top 10 Charlotte restaurant and one of the nation’s top-rated museum restaurants, Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth, and then take a guided tour of the special exhibition Michael Sherrill Retrospective. 1:30-3:30 p.m. $45. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

OrderFire S4E3 at Free Range Brewing: The episode features Brian+Mark Wilson of the Thirsty Beaver and their band, The Loose Lugnuts, will be playing before and after the screening. They’ll also have food from the Tipsy Burro and plenty of beer to go around. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Connor Chamber Series at Tate Hall at CPCC: The performance will feature Charlotte Symphony resident conductor Christopher James Lees and feature works by Dvorak and Brahms and there will be a reception with the musicians afterward. 1 p.m. $18. Details.

The Classic Black Cinema Series at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture: See the film Body and Soul as part of the series that’s working to showcase the artistic value of black art. 2-4 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Last Stop on Market Street at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: The New York Times-bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning book makes its world premiere as a play. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (sensory friendly) $15-$22. Details.

The Philadelphia Story at Theatre Charlotte: See the Broadway comedy hit that tells the story of Tracy Lord, a headstrong and spoiled daughter of the privileged Philadelphia Lords. 2:30 p.m. $28. Details.

Experience

Fairy Fest at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Bring the kids for a day of fairy activities and crafts, like making a fairy house and wand and story times. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission, free for kids in fairy costume. Details.

7th Anniversary Goldsprints Day Party at The Spoke Easy: Celebrate and sprint for prizes and bragging rights, or drink beers and relax. Noon to 5 p.m. Free. Details.

The Big HBCU Classic Battle of the Bands at Irwin Belk Complex: Six of the nations top bands will be performing on the field, along with special guest appearances and The 5th Quarter Challenge! Before the concert, they’ll have a fan fest and a college fair. Noon to 6 p.m. $20. Details.

Photos With Santa at Tinsel Town at Northlake Mall: Capture your child’s encounter with Santa so you can remember it forever. Make a reservation to skip the line. Noon to 6 p.m. $25-$50. Details.

Family Fall Colors Hike at McDowell Nature Preserve: Get immersed in the colors on a 1- to 3-mile hike. Preregistration required. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Birthday Bash Championship at Axe Club of America: Compete in their open competition for cash prizes, or get last and win free lessons. They’ll also have beer and food on-site. 1-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Veterans Day LIVE at Resident Culture Brewing Company: Enjoy live music from Sofar Sounds alumni, food trucks, local beer and more to help raise funds for Camp4Heroes . 2-5 p.m. $10 in advance. Details.

Peace & Love Party at Musa Moon: Relax with a guided meditation, foot soaks, healing stones, tea, journaling, essential oils and more. 2-4 p.m. $35-$75. Details.

Slightly Stoopid at The Fillmore Charlotte: The band is performing as part of their Just Passing Through Fall Tour 2018 with special guest Hirie. 7:30-11:30 p.m. $30. Details.

Fitness

Hops For Hops at Catawba Brewing Company: Break a sweat in a 60-minute circuit-style workout followed by brunch and a complimentary beer. 10 a.m. to noon $8. Details.

Yoga and Brews at Pour Taproom: Enjoy a one-hour yoga session brought to you by Synergy Yoga, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Your ticket also gets you a raffle ticket for a private Legion Brewery (Plaza Midwood) tour and tasting for four people with complimentary glasses. Cornhole and giant Jenga will be available as you sip your beer after the flow and a food truck will also be on sight. BYO mat. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $15. Details.

Sports

Football Sundays at Hoppin’: They have Sunday Ticket and RedZone for all of your viewing needs and will have the sound on for the Panthers. Plus, orange and cranberry juice for mimosas are complimentary. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Patriots Watch Party at The Union: Come watch the Patriots take on the Titans while you enjoy authentic Maine lobster. 11:30 to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Football Sundays Viewing Party at STATS Restaurant and Bar: They’ll have a DJ playing music, food and drink specials, hookah and a cigar patio to enjoy while you watch the games. Noon Free. Details.

Do Good

Cornhole for a Cause at NoDa Brewing Company: Grab a partner and register to play. Lunch from Tijuana Flats, live music and raffles are included. 12 p.m. $50/team. Details.

Charity Golf Tournament at Topgolf: Join Step It Out Against MS and put your golfing skills to the test. A buffet is included for competitors and spectators. 1-4 p.m. $100 for golfers, $50 for spectators. Details.

Yappy Hour at World of Beer: Honor veterans and their pets with Pets for Vets. Tito’s is sponsoring the event and donating $1 for every pint and Tito’s drink sold. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Cranksgiving Charlotte at Legion Brewing: Participate on your own or as part of a team in an ally cat style bike race where you’ll collect donations at grocery stores for Loaves and Fishes. 1:45-4 p.m. Free. Details.

Shopping

Southern Christmas Show at The Park Expo and Conference Center: Arguably the most festive shopping experience, there are more than 450 vendors selling all things Christmas. From ornaments to wreaths to gift items, you can cross a lot of things off of your holiday shopping list at once. There’s also wine tastings, food, crafts and live music. Times vary $13-$15. Details.

Fall & Winter Sale Event at Charlotte Warehouse Sale: Shop over 9,000 items of name brand, women’s overstock (new with tags) clothing, coats, handbags, sleepwear and shoes. Noon to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Pajama Walk & Festival at Freedom Park: Join Friendship Circle, ZABS Place and other families in your best pajamas for a walk in the park followed by a carnival with games, food trucks and more. Proceeds will be donated to Friendship Circle and ZABS. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Donation. Details.

Annual Holiday Wine Tasting & Artisan Market at Letty’s: Taste up to 85 different wines and shop local artists to benefit Holy Angels of Belmont. 4:30-7:30 p.m. $15. Details.

ON THE AGENDA

Experience ‘Lumisonica’: Grab a drink at the cash bar and experience the debut of Mint Museum Uptown’s new light and sound installation on its Grand Staircase, Lumisonica. International artist Vesna Petresin and Ben Mason, Creative Design Lead for the project, will be at the event to mingle with. November 16.

2018 Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade: A 71-year tradition, the parade features a dozen decked out floats, huge balloons, performances, marching bands and special appearances like Santa, Miss North Carolina and the cast of Carowinds’ Winterfest. If you want to snag a seat right in front of the action, you can reserve a chair ahead of time for $25 or $30 the day of. November 22.

Holidays in the GardenDaniel Stowe’s annual Holidays in the Garden event includes about a mile of lights – some synchronized with music – a Christmas village display, visits from Santa and more. Explore the gardens and then sit by a fire pit to roast marshmallows and sip on something warm. November 23 – January 6.

See all the upcoming events here.

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