The second of four such citywide block parties made possible by a Knight Foundation grant, this Open Streets 704 event will shut down traffic along a stretch of roads for a full Sunday Funday of playing in the streets and interacting without all those damn cars around. The new route will run from Seversville, skirt around Uptown in the Fourth Ward, cut through Wilmore and end in Dilworth/South End. See full route on website. For more information, visit www.openstreets704.com. Free admission
Enjoy All The Chili You Can Taste From Local Restaurants And Individual Cooking Teams As They (And Maybe You) Compete To Win! To Enter – Email MelanieCannizzaro@hotmail.com Or Call Melanie At 704-968-2734 There Will Be 4 Categories – Red, Vegetarian, “The Other Ones” And People’s Choice Live Music From Ollie Take Cover, Games & So Many Fun Surprises!! Admission Is $10 Per Person –Kids Are Free! 10http://dsechilicookoff.org
“Anne E and Frye open up the heart moving one to another place of warmth and joy. After the concert, one of my people came up to me and hugged me saying, ‘Thank You for bringing Anne E and Frye here. I haven’t been moved like that in long time.’ They know how to tell a story so that you really hear it.!" Rev. Tamara Franks, High Country UCC $10 Suggested Donationhttp://www.anneedechant.com/tour
Music lovers – especially Eagles lovers – are in for a treat when On The Border – the ultimate Eagles tribute band – and Chuck Johnson & Charlyhorse play at MANS' JAM charity fundraiser honoring Charlottean and Wells Fargo banker William "Mans" McLeod Jr. who died of a brain tumor at age 54. Proceeds to benefit National Brain Tumor Society. $25 minimum suggested donation. Tickets at the door or online. $25https://nbtsevents.braintumor.org/charlotte/events/mans-jam/e90206
Queen's University presents a musically entertaining evening by the choral department. Freehttp://www.queens.edu
Thistledown Tinkers is comprised of Trip Rogers and Tom Eure, seasoned music veterans from NC who perform both traditional Scottish and Irish music and original compositions with an impressive arsenal of instruments. The duo has been featured on BBC, in Our State NC magazine, and has appeared at performing arts centers and festivals throughout the southern US. The concert is free and open to all. A good will offering will be accepted. Freehttp://smpchome.org/#/home/events
Author Lisa Leake to sign 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous. For more information, visit www.100daysofrealfood.com.
East Carolina University’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival touring ensemble, ECU Next Gen on the Road. Next Generation concerts and residencies feature world-renowned guest artists and ECU faculty artists performing alongside selected current ECU students and ECU Next Gen Alumni Artists. $30 for families, $12 for adults, and $8 for students. Children 12 and under are freehttp://www.stanncharlotte.org/gaudium-musicae-2/
Join Aria Tuscan Grill, Habitat For Humanity’s exclusive restaurant partner, for a very special wine dinner. Guests will enjoy a 4 course wine dinner created by our Guest Chefs Leslie & Bruce Schlernitzauer from Porcupine Provisions in collaboration with Aria’s Executive Chef Chris Bateman & Chef de Cuisine Alex Piatt. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit Habitat for Humanity. For Reservations Please Call, 704.376.8880 $150 Per Person, Inclusive of Tax and Gratuityhttp://ariacharlotte.com/index.html
Join Sarah Olin — Charlotte-based Mama, coach and yogi — for a monthly donation-based meditation circle created especially for women. One evening per month, we will gather together to practice a new meditation to lift our spirits and get us connected to ourselves. There will be a 20-30 minute meditation followed by sharing. Appropriate for all levels; beginners welcome. Suggested Donation $5-$15 Suggested Donation $5-$15http://beyogaandwellness.com/events-2-be-yoga-charlotte/
Kim Robertson is a renowned performer, arranger and recording artist who has stretched the boundaries of the harp for a new generation of performers and audiences. As a pioneer in the American folk harp movement, she combines an improvisational spirit with a passionate sense of tradition, bringing a contemporary touch to a centuries-old instrument. She regularly tours the USA , Canada and Europe , and is still recognized as one of the most popular folk harpists performing today. Her work encompasses numerous recording projects, published harp arrangements, and an international itinerary of workshops and retreats. At the door: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors (cash or personal check only)http://www.welcomestpat.org/solas-leighis-concerts/
All the way up in Statesville is a festival that reaches new heights. The Carolina BalloonFest, which features balloon rides, music, food and other attractions.
Carolina BalloonFest is a fun-filled weekend of outstanding entertainment, attractions and family activities. Bring cameras, lawn chairs and blankets to bask in the beautiful Carolina autumn weather as the backdrop to all the sights & sounds of over 50 colorful hot air balloons. Pets, coolers, weapons drones, pop-up canopies not permitted. $15-$25http://www.carolinaballoonfest.com/