Weekend: 27 fun things to do this weekend

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The Weekender is proudly presented by the Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway, now offering limited seating for the general public. Enjoy a world-class menu, great cocktails and views of the Speedway. Call 704-455-3216 for reservations.


79. Partly cloudy. 19% chance of rain.

North Carolina State Fair: Ferris wheels, farm animals and fried foods – find them all at the State Fair. Until October 24. $ 13 for adults, $ 7 for children 6 to 12 years old. Details.

[Related Story: Our guide for navigating the N.C. State Fair]

Talking murals festival: This city-wide public art and mural festival aims to showcase artists of diverse styles and backgrounds. Check out the wall map here. Until October 24. Free, donations are appreciated. Details.

24 Hour Timed Relay Race at Whitewater Center: Gather a group of friends to participate in this 24 hour relay race. Points will be awarded based on the number of laps completed and the difficulty of the laps. October 22-23. $ 130. Details.

Smashing Pumpkin Party at Bart’s Mart: Bring your own carving pumpkin and enter a contest. The winner of the contest will receive prizes while the losers get their pumpkin squashed. Expect live music, drink specials, and freebies. 6 p.m. To free. Details.

Counter-culture club and friends present: Wellness bar at Not Just Coffee (Jay St.): Join Counterculture Club & Friends for their very first alcohol-free happy hour. Guests can enjoy food, drinks, live music, and tarot card readings among other activities. 6 pm-9pm. $ 20. Details.

The people in the kitchen at The Music Yard: Head to The Music Yard to listen to rock and roll and bluegrass band Kitchen Dwellers. 6 pm-11pm. $ 20 to $ 250. Details.

Skate with PRIDE “Tutus & Glow Sticks” at Red Clay Cider Works: Strap on your skates and ride under the stars to the rhythm of DJ Mal Funk Shun. The ticket includes 90 minutes of skating, two tickets for craft cider or beer, and glow sticks. Bring your own skates or rent a pair on site. 6 pm-7.30pm. $ 35 to $ 40. Details.

Buff Faye’s Murder Mystery Dinner at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille: Help Buff Faye find out which of his divas killed her! The ticket includes the show and a family-style buffet. 7-9 p.m. $ 35. Details.

A look at the Victorian funeral at Historic Rosedale: Explore the traditions and elements of Victorian funerals with the expertise of historical staff at Rosedale and the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society (CAPS). This tour will take place both inside the house and outside in the gardens and grounds surrounding our historic house and the reconstructed blacksmith shop. 9 pm-10pm. $ 20 to $ 25. Details.

74. Sunny. 4% chance of rain.

Corgis Walk and Fundraiser Against Breast Cancer in Frazier Park: For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dress up in pink with your puppy to show your support for those in our local community battling breast cancer. The walk will be followed by a raffle for a gift basket filled with everything corgi – toys, clothing, a $ 200 dog photo shoot and more. All dogs are welcome. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To free. Details.

Heels and Horror Drag Brunch at Free Will Craft and Vine: RuPaul’s Drag Race special guest Ariel Versace will bring the house down at this fabulous Halloween brunch. 11 a.m., start of the show at noon. $ 15. Details.

4th Annual Royal Chili Cook-Off at NoDa Brewing Company: Do you love chili and consider yourself a chili connoisseur? Grab your ticket to this chili culinary extravaganza and vote for the best traditional chili recipe and the best alternative chili recipe. From noon to 3 p.m. $ 25 presale, $ 30 the day of. Details.

Autumn Festival of Arts and Drawings to the protagonist LoSo: Celebrate fall and art at the protagonist LoSo’s first Fall Festival of Arts and Drawings. There will be a live painting competition featuring three local artists, live music, food trucks, and plenty of vendors to shop from. From noon to 8 p.m. To free. Details.

Farnival Adoption Party at Petty Thieves Brewing Co .: Farnival Films and Petty Thieves Brewing have teamed up to host this adoption event which will feature local vendors, live music, film screenings and more. From noon to 8 p.m. To free. Details.

Lucky Dog Halloween Costume Contest at Lucky Dog Bark & ​​Brew: Dress up with your pooch and sport your best Halloween costume. The best duo in dog and human costume will win a prize. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Details.

Mask-Queerade Bar Crawl at Suffolk Punch: Sashay through the South End on this one-of-a-kind Mask-Queerade pub crawl. Participating locations include The Suffolk Punch, Triple C Brewing Co., Hoppin ‘, QC Pour House, SouthBound, Sycamore Brewing and more. 13h. $ 20 online, $ 25 day of. Details.

2021 CLT Weenie Walk at Freedom Park (1908 East Blvd.): Small dogs, great fun. Bring your own puppy (all breeds are welcome) or come home with a new puppy. Enter your dog to be the king or queen of the Weenie Walk. The coronation ceremony will take place during the event. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. To free. Details.

Oktoberfest at the Music Yard: Expect concerts, vendors, pumpkin carvings, contests and more. 3 p.m. $ 5. Details.

The Bohemian Spiritual Picnic at Freedom Park: Enjoy an evening of guided yoga and meditation followed by mimosa, champagne and cold meats. 5 pm-7pm. $ 120. Details.

79. Sunny. 5% chance of rain.

Vicious Cycle 12 Hour Mountain Bike Relay Race at US National Whitewater Center: Race solo or as a team in this multi-lap relay race where competitors attempt to rack up as many points as possible over the span of 12 hours. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. $ 75. Details.

“BeetleJuicy” Halloween Brunch at Charlotte Beer Garden: Find out how these queens make Halloween at this Beetlejuice-themed drag brunch with cocktails, brunch items and, of course, the show. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $ 120 for a table of 8. Details.

Once upon a time there was a Halloween brunch at Hot Taco: Dress up in your best Halloween costume and join the queens of the Vanity House for this Once Upon a Halloween drag brunch. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume. 11h. $ 10. Details.

Howl-O-ween Pet Costume Contest at Devil’s Logic Brewing: Bring your puppy to Devil’s Logic for the first annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest hosted by Miss Onya Nerves. There will be owner and puppy awards in three categories including Best Overall, Most Creative, and Best Human and Pet Duo. From noon to 4 p.m. Details.

Halloween Party at Vaulted Oak Brewing: Carve pumpkins, listen to live music, and enter a costume contest. From noon to 6 p.m. To free. Details.

Panthers vs Giants Watch Party in QC For House: Take advantage of Sunday specials at $ 7. Doors open at 11 a.m., kick-off at 1 p.m. Details.

Night of dread in the room by a wooden robot: It’s not just a regular Halloween party; the theme for this evening is the 80s slasher movie. Expect a costume contest, a DJ and specialty beers. 6 pm-10pm. To free. Details.

Hocus Pocus Drag Dinner with the dish: Dine with the Drag Divas with special guest Eureka O’Hara from RuPaul’s Drag Race. 8:30 p.m. $ 40. Details.


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