Agenda Weekender: 45 things to do like the Apple Harvest Festival, South End Wine Fest and Hola Charlotte Festival

Agenda Weekender: 45 things to do like the Apple Harvest Festival, South End Wine Fest and Hola Charlotte Festival
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Weekend Forecast

Friday: 72. Partly cloudy. 10% chance of rain.
Saturday: 71. Partly cloudy. 10% chance of rain.
Sunday: 75. Mostly sunny. 10% chance of rain.



Friday, October 14

Food and Drink

Crafts & Drafts at Three Spirits Brewery: They’ll host 20+ local artisans and foodie vendors to help kick start your holiday shopping. 5-9 p.m. Free. Details.

The One-Stop Crawl at 8.2.0: Reconnect with UNC Charlotte young alum with drinks, karaoke and games; ticket includes a drink ticket, free appetizers, arcade tokens and a t-shirt for pre-registered attendees. 7-10 p.m. $14-$20. Details.

Center City #Oktoberfeast throughout Uptown and South End: Two-week period for restaurants and museums to show off their menu specials and limited-time offers. Oct 13-27. Details.


Gathering Concert & Jams: Old-Time, Bluegrass & Country Music by Alice Gerrard & the Piedmont Melody Makers at Great Aunt Stella Center: Gerrard blazed a trail for women in bluegrass in the 1960s and ‘70s and was Grammy nominated in 2015 for Best Folk Album. 7:30-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Poker 4 Parkinson at The Fillmore: This Texas Hold ‘Em event is ideal for players of any skill level; expect live music and entertainment, silent auction, prizes, and food and beverages from local merchants. 6-11 p.m. $75-$250. Details.

Night of ¡NUEVOlution! at Levine Museum of the New South: A night of music and dancing, celebrating the award-winning exhibit ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South, featuring live music and salsa; ages 21+. 8-12 a.m. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Details.

Learn Things

Free Crash Course- Getting Started with Java on the Cloud at Packard Place: Walk through the basics of Java and work towards creating a cloud based website using Heroku. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.


New Frequencies: Lewis Klahr’s Sixty Six at McColl Center: They will screen his new feature film, fresh off its premiere at the Museum of Modern Art. 8-9:30 p.m. $5-$7. Details.

Charlotte Syphony: Beethoven Symphony No. 2 at Belk Theater: Fri & Sat: 8 p.m. $25+. Details.

Let the Good Times Roll Final Sendoff – Special Weekend Event at twenty-two: Twenty-Two and Blacksheep Skate Shop offer a final presentation of the annual skate deck art show benefiting a grassroots skate park in Charlotte. Details.

Charlotte Contemporary: Art, Design & Fashion at Park Expo Center: Featuring more than 100 of the nation’s top contemporary artists offering their latest work in ceramics, glass, wood, metal and mixed-media. Fri-Sun. $7-$15. Details.


Saturday, October 15

Food and Drink

Apple Harvest Festival at Windy Hill Orchard in York, S.C.: This 23rd annual festival includes hard and regular cider, hayrides and apple doughnuts. 10-6 p.m. $10. Details.

Southern State of Mind IPA Release Party at Sugar Creek Brewing: Southern Tier and Sugar Creek have made a brew to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina; expect live music, brew team meet and greets, BBQ, bobbing for apples, line dancing lessons, kids’ games and giveaways. 11-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Brisket & Bluegrass Fest at Sycamore Brewing: Live music, brisket from OooWee BBQ, Queen City Q and Spoon’s BBQ Food Truck, craft beer, wine and cider. 12-11 p.m. Free. Details.

South End Wine Fest on W. Carson Blvd.: Unlimited wine samplings from 25 vineyards, food trucks and live music; proceeds benefit Classroom Central. 2-6 p.m. $10-$35. Details.

Full Moon Fest at Flight: 3 bands, food trucks and samples from 10 different local breweries. 3-2 a.m. $15-$20. Details.

The Feast of the Hunter’s Moon Antebellum Dinner at Historic Rosedale Plantation: This period candlelight farm-to-table 6-course gourmet dinner is Rosedale’s annual signature fundraiser. 6-11 p.m. $165. Details.

6th Annual Brewer’s Ball at Discovery Place: Sample a variety of handcrafted ales and lagers from top local microbrewers with food samplings, auctions and live entertainment. 7-10 p.m. $75+. Details.

80’s Bar Crawl at Rooftop 210: Participating bars: Rooftop210, Blackfinn, Bubble, Suite, Whisky River, Vida Vida, Strike City. 7-10 p.m. $10. Details.


Lost Hollow Music Fest at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Two days of live performances with food and beverages available at the Garden. 10-5 p.m. Admission. Details.

Carolina Book Fest 2016 at Charlotte Marriott City Center: One of the largest book signings in CLT with 100 bestselling authors from all over the country; monster mash after party starts at 7:30 p.m. 10-3 p.m. $15-$25. Details.

Carolinas WordFest at Charlotte’s First Ward: Expect poets, memoirists, novelists, scriptwriters, playwrights, storytellers, lyricists, panels and workshops, and a book market with author signings. 11-9:30 p.m. Free. Details.

LGBTQ Fall Festival at Charlotte Open Air Market: Featuring live performances from rock and jazz bands, poets and gospel singers to celebrate the first anniversary of Creativity Forms. 12-8 p.m. Free. Details.

OG Charity Event at Helles & Dunkel: Raising money for the Humane Society of Charlotte, The Original Group includes Birdsong, NoDa, Triple C and OMB; this is a dog friendly event with music from Hot Monica at 9 p.m. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Free. Details.

UNCC Homecoming Oktoberfest Tailgate at Hauser Alumni Pavilion: Expect an all-you-can-eat buffet, open bar, samples from local craft brewers, live music, bounce house and games. 2:30-5:30 p.m. $10-$40. Details.

1st Annual Neuro Walk and Roll at SouthPark Mall: Patients, caregivers, physicians and staff will come together to walk (or roll) followed by live music, local brews, and food; benefiting The Neurosciences Institute. 5-7:30 p.m. $25. Details.

Films on Tap at Triple C Brewing Co.: Tickets include a flight of beer. 6-10 p.m. $10. Details.

NoDa Ghosts & Legends at The Evening Muse: Hear about the history, ghosts and spirits that still haunt NoDa on this guided walking tour of the neighborhood. 6:30-11 p.m. Free. Details.

AfroPop! Charlotte Vol. 5: Afrobeats, Soca, fashion, vendors and live art at The Tavern: Expect music, Kizomba Dance instruction and more. 9-2 a.m. $10-$40. Details.

Learn Things

1846 Mexican American War Militia Muster at President James K. Polk State Historic Site: Living History re-enactors will be drilling, demonstrating domestic lifestyles and speaking with visitors about what life was like in Mecklenburg County in 1846. 10-4 p.m. Free. Details.


Dia de Los Casi Muertos at C3 Lab: A multimedia experience that explores observations with death and aging through a video and photography installation. 6-10:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Details.


Oaktoberfest at Latta Park: Celebrate trees with a Charlotte author book signing, Asplundh Tree Experts and seedling giveaways. 10-1 p.m. Free. Details.

Spooktacular Story Time at SAS Cupcakes: Put on your Halloween costume to hear a story, frost ghoulish cupcakes and make a ghostly craft. 10:30-11:15 a.m. $5/child. Details.

Family Day at Bechtler Museum: Hands-on art activities and family-focused museum tours. 12-4:30 p.m. Free-$8. Details.

Saturday Family Workshop: Pastel Pumpkin Paintings at Mint Museum Randolf: Workshops begin with a mini-tour in the galleries, followed by a trip to the studios to create a work of art inspired by the gallery visit. 1-3:30 p.m. $16. Details.


Rocktoberfest at Independence Park: There will be at least 6 entertainment locations along the half marathon course to keep you going. 7:40 a.m. $35-$90. Details.

Rescue Me 5K at McAlpine Creek Park: Run with your dog; all proceeds benefit Operation Sidekick (the newest program of The American Pit Bull Foundation). 9 a.m. $35. Details.

Second Annual Biketoberfest at Triple C Brewing Co.: Embark on a scavenger hunt, biking, walking or riding transit to a variety of destinations; at 6 p.m., there will be an after party with live music and food trucks. 12-6 p.m. $10-$25. Details.


8th Annual NPC Mid-Atlantic Classic Competition at Knight Theater: See the best amateur bodybuilders and figure, bikini and physique competitors in the region. $35-$55. Details.


Sunday, October 16

Food and Drink

Sunday Brunch at Red Clay Ciderworks: PepperBox Doughnuts returns with their doughnut creations and The Breakfast Food Truck will be serving up a special brunch menu. 12-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Wine Tasting for NothingPink at Bistro La Bon: $5 out of every ticket sold and $1 off every wine will go to NothingPink. 5-7 p.m. $25. Details.


Hola Charlotte Festival 2016 at North Tryon Street: Expect arts and crafts, soccer and dance demonstrations, authentic Latin foods, and two live music stages featuring international performers from Latin countries. 12-7 p.m. Free. Details.

Beetlejuice/Nightmare on Elm Street at Pint Central: Don’t forget to bring a blanket and lawn chair. 7-11 p.m. Free. Details.


Music and Museum: New Discoveries and Old Favorites at Bechtler Museum: The Bechtler Ensemble kicks off their new season with familiar compositions paired with new favorites. 6 p.m. $12. Details.


We’re excited for…

Charlotte Ballet’s Fall Works at the Knight TheaterA double feature, with a score ranging from mambo to techno, and a joyful party ballet set to 1980s house music. 7:30 p.m. $25+. October 20-22.

2nd Annual Spooky Lantern Tour at Historic Elmwood Cemetery: Celebrate Halloween by exploring Historic Elmwood Cemetery by lamplight; 1hr guided tours start at 5 p.m. 4 p.m. Free. October 20.

8th Annual GUTS Competition at BB&T Ballpark: A pumpkin carving competition in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 1:30-5:30 p.m. $10-$50. October 22.

2 Year Anniversary Celebration at Sycamore Brewing: 2 stages, live music all day, 5 food trucks, indoor and outdoor pouring stations, craft beer, cider, wine and champagne. 12-10 p.m. Free. October 22.

See all the upcoming events we’re pumped about here.

Cover photo via Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery.

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