As we approach the holiday season it can be hard to keep up with all the local happenings along with everything else. We’ve made it easy for you by putting together a list of the top 16 happenings going on around the QC during the month of November that we think you’ll enjoy!
November 3-4, 2016: Towne and Reese Semi-Annual Sample Sale
We’re letting you in on a little secret with this one. The Towne and Reese Sample Sale is our favorite place to shop for Christmas gifts. You can find new and never-before-seen pieces from the Charlotte-based jewelry company for $10 or less. For more information click here.
November 4, 11 & 18, 2016: River’s Edge Craft Dinner at U.S. National Whitewater Center
Indulge in a five-course meal and craft beer pairings at the USNWC’s River’s Edge Craft Dinner. Each event will feature food prepared by a local chef and brews from different Carolina breweries including Blue Blaze Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery and Holy City Brewing. Tickets are $50 and each dinner runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information visit usnwc.org.
November 5, 2016: JJ Red Hot’s SausageFest
Save your appetite for JJ Red Hot’s 5th annual SausageFest! Guests will get to taste unlimited house-made sausages as well as 30 beers from 10 local breweries. The Whisky Dollars and Tom Sawyer Band will perform throughout the day. There’s a limited number of tickets to the popular event, so don’t wait too long before getting yours. For more information visit jjredhots.com.
November 5, 2016: The Light Factory Annual Art Auction
Snag a piece of art or two from Charlotte’s best photographers at the 34th annual art auction at the Light Factory Gallery. There will be silent auction that begins at 6:30 p.m. and a live auction that starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for Light Factory members and $50 for non-members. For more information click here.
November 5, 2016: Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Gala
Join Samaritan’s Feet for their 5th Annual Barefoot Gala at La Meridien (formally the Sheraton Hotel). Guests will get to kick off their shoes and spend the night dancing, dining and bidding on great items during live and silent auctions. The gala starts at 6 p.m. and is black-tie optional. Tickets start at $175 and proceeds go toward providing impoverished children with shoes. For more information click here.
November 7, 2106: Strike Out Hunger
Head out to BB&T Ballpark and take some swings in the Charlotte Knight’s batting cage and help pack snack packs for hungry children with the United Way Young Leaders. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m., and you must be 21 to attend. Event is free. For more information visit uwcentralcarolinas.org.
November 8-13, 2016: Cabaret at Belk Theater
Put on your dancing shoes and get to Belk Theater to watch the award-winning play, Cabaret! Tickets start at $29.50. For show times and more information visit blumenthalarts.org.
November 10, 2016: Wing Haven Gardens Oyster Roast
Pretend you’re in the Low Country for a night at Wing Haven Gardens Oyster Roast and Chowder event. The roast kicks off at 6 p.m. and guests can savor warm chowder and Low Country oysters as well as local brews, all while listening to live music preformed by the Charlotte Folk Society. Tickets are $50 for members and $65 for non-members. For more information visit winghavengardens.org.
November 10-13, 2016: The Art of Dr. Seuss
Explore decades worth of the personal and secret works of art from one of America’s favorite creatives, Dr. Seuss at the Charlotte Fine Art Gallery. Free to attend. For more information visit charlottefineart.com.
November 10-20, 2016: Southern Christmas Show
For ten days you can shop till you drop at the Southern Christmas Show! With over 400 vendors and exhibitors at the Park Expo and Conference Center, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list this year. Tickets are $12 and parking is $7 cash only. For hours and more information visit southernshows.com.
November 12, 2016: Bee Something for Bee Mighty
Join the Charlotte Hornets for the 4th annual Bee Mighty Fundraiser and Gala at the Charlotte Country Club. There will bee plenty of dancing and live auctions as well as a fabulous dinner and $5,000 worth of diamonds to win. Proceeds provide funding for medical therapy and equipment to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The gala runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets start at $125. For more information visit beemighty.org.
November 12, 2016: Ties and Tails Gala benefiting the Humane Society of Charlotte
As the signature event of the Humane Society of Charlotte, Ties and Tails is an affair every animal lover should attend at least once. Guests will enjoy dinner, dancing, an open bar and live auction. Tickets are $200. For more information visit humanesocietyofcharlotte.org.
November 19, 2016: Dolly Parton Live
There’s no way we could not mention that the Queen of Country Music is coming to Charlotte this month. See Dolly preform at the Spectrum Center (formally Time Warner Cable Arena) on her Pure and Simple Tour. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets visit ticketmaster.com. Have you read the FACES of the South article we did on Dolly?
November 19, 2016: Fall Ball
It’ll be a night to remember at the Mint Museum Uptown at this year’s Young Affiliates of the Mint Fall Ball. The Alice in Wonderland themed party will give you a great excuse to dress up and dance the night away. Tickets for members are $80 and non-members $100. For more information visit youngaffiliates.org.
November 24, 2016: Novant Thanksgiving Day Parade
Kick off the holiday season watching the Novant Thanksgiving Day Parade in Uptown with the whole family! The character balloons and bands put a Carolina spin on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For more information visit novanthealththanksgivingdayparade.com.
November 25-26, 2016: One Hundred Years of Christmas
Visit Historic Latta Plantation and experience one hundred years of Christmas in just one day! Between colonial days to antebellum days, you’ll see how the traditions changed throughout the years. Admission is $8. For more information visit lattaplantation.org.
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