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Go inside: “Action bar” named Coliseum V now open near Bojangles’ Coliseum — features archery tag and 22 virtual reality booths

Coliseum V, a self-described “action bar,” is now open in a 13,000-square-foot space near Plaza Midwood. It offers Hoppin’-style self-serve...

Festival in the Park starts tomorrow in Freedom Park, expects 100,000 visitors over 3 days

Festival in the Park returns this weekend for its 55th annual weekend-long event in Freedom Park. The free festival features the wares of over 200 artists from...

Pick-your-own flowers, fresh produce and farm stand coming to 11-acre farm 25 miles from Charlotte

Carolina Farm Trust, a local nonprofit that helps farmers access land, equipment and marketing resources, has secured a 10-year lease on an 11-acre parcel of...

The 6 best spots for a first-time backpacking trip within 2.5 hours of Charlotte

You’ve hiked at Crowders Mountain more times than you can count, made the drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and back in a day, and explored every greenway in...

Middle C Jazz, a new live music venue and cocktail lounge, opening Oct. 31 in Uptown

Middle C Jazz, a new live music venue and lounge, is gearing up to open next month at 300 South Brevard. The 4,000-square-foot space is located on the ground...

Topgolf Swing Suite plans to open by end of October in Uptown

A new concept called Topgolf Swing Suite at Northside Station will take the place of Flight in Uptown. Construction is almost finished, and the...

Everything you need to know about the ‘Wizard of Oz’ theme park in Beech Mountain

Autumn at Oz, a “Wizard of Oz” theme park that opens for a short period of time each year, will celebrate its 80th anniversary this Friday to...

North Carolina is hiring a dog travel agent to showcase the state’s best pup-friendly attractions

Visit North Carolina, the state’s official travel-planning destination, has launched a campaign to hire its first dog travel agent. Finally, a career...

You’ll now be able to stroll through McGill Rose Garden with wine in hand

Rosie’s Wine Garden, a new wine bar concept at the McGill Rose Garden, will open on Tuesday, Sept. 10 with 14 wines and 12 beers for you to sip while you...

30 must-do fall activities in Charlotte

You’ve still got a couple weeks of summer left, but it doesn’t hurt to start planning ahead for the fall. Here are the top events, festivals and...

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen launching a guest chef cooking class series for fall — and the lineup is stacked

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen is launching a guest chef cooking class series for fall with a culinary star-studded lineup. The first class is Sept. 25. Chef...

Agenda Weekender: 34 cool things to do in Charlotte this weekend — including Around the Crown and the Belk College Kickoff

Got fun Labor Day weekend plans? Get there with Lyft. Lyft to any participating Charlotte brewery this weekend and show the bartender your receipt for a 50%...