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Weekend: 20+ things to do in Charlotte this weekend

Presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America hosts ROVAL 400 on Sunday, October 9. Tickets, which include the NASCAR Playoff Race and three weekend parties, start at $49. Children 12 and younger receive $10.

Editor’s note: As of Wednesday, September 28, these events are not affected by Hurricane Ian but dates may be rescheduled or canceled as the storm progresses.

66. Rain. 60% chance of rain.

Charlotte International Arts Festival in multiple locations: Enjoy the annual celebration of imaginative visual and performing arts from the most creative global and local minds. Price varies. time varies. details

Luminarium – Backyard Air Architects Ballantyne: Immerse yourself in a sensory experience with interactive exhibits and walking sculptures. 5 dollars. 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM. details

Ayrsley Retro Horror Series at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas: Classic horror movie nights with double features every week including movies like Beetlejuice, Shaun of the Dead and Re-Animator. 5 bucks. Shows at 7 pm and 9 pm. details

Florix Conference at Camp North End: Women and non-binary people can learn how to start a career in technology. Use discount code AXIOS for tickets that include breakfast, lunch, lunch and drink. $35. 9 AM – 5 PM. details

Zydeco Party at Booth Playhouse: Experience the energy and sound of Grammy Award winner Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience along with Rosie Ledet with live music and dancing while enjoying authentic Cajun food. $40. 7:30 – 8:30 PM. details

Lapis lazuli blue light in the government center: Observe aerobic techniques and ballet as dance performances are suspended at great heights. free. time varies. details

You must love Singles’ Night in Skiptown: Meet other singles who love dogs with this single mixer by Polished Dating. price. 6 – 9 pm. details

71. Rain. 80% chance of rain.

Bolt on the Block at 1218 Gordon Street: Enjoy an art-filled celebration with live music, community art, food, dance, creative vendors and an art bus. free. 1-6 pm. details

PS5 Charity Scavenger Hunt in multiple locations: Complete four escape room style puzzles in four locations with a chance to win a Playstation 5. $15. time varies. details

Oktoberfest at Suffolk Punch Brewing: Savor German beer at a discount while enjoying live music, a free sausage and pastry eating contest and cheese as well as goat yoga.. free. 10 am. details

ANSWER Scholarships for the Back Door of Team Pride at Armored Cow Brewing Co: Bring your friends to the Cornhole Championships while enjoying live music, barbecue, kids activities and a silent auction to take advantage of the ANSWER Scholarship that sends local moms to college. $10 – $40. 12 – 3 pm. details

Moving Party at Sycamore Brewing: Celebrate all weekend with food carts, live music, and giveaways before Sycamore moves to its new location in a few months. free. From 12 to 7 pm. details

Fall Boozy Brunch Tour CLT Kickoff at Midnight Mulligan Brewing and Summit Seltzer: Over the next few weekends, select bars and breweries will offer pop-ups with brunch, drinks, live music, retailers, games, sweepstakes, and free gifts. free. 1 pm – 6 pm. details

Separatist Music Festival at Z Max Speedway: The two-day event features EDM artists and DJs such as KYGO and QUINN XCII. time varies. $94 – $154. details

70. Take a shower. 60% chance of rain.

ATC Presents: Evil Dead The Musical at The Barn at MoRA: Watch one of the last performances at The Actor’s Theater before it closes at the end of October. Profits and donations will go to the closing cost. $39 – $50. 8 pm. details

Game day in Skiptown: Put on your Panthers gear to watch the soccer match on eight big screens, puppies are welcome and you’ll get a free puppucino during the first half. free. 3:30 – 7:30 PM. details

Neighborhood Orchestra: Lost in Space at Booth Playhouse: Hear the innovative sounds of local orchestras blending artisanal rhythms, spoken words and circus. $20. 7-8:30 p.m. details

Yoga Counter Culture Club North End Camp: Relax with techniques of all levels from some of the best yoga teachers in town. $10 – $15. From 10 to 11 am. details

Brunch pulling seedlings at Camp North End: Enjoy vegan brunch and performances by some of Charlotte’s best artists. 12 – 2 pm. details

AKT x Legion at Brewing South Park: Put your endurance of the heart to the test with a 45-minute dance class. free. 10 am. details

Panthers vs. Cardinals at Bank of America Stadium: Watch the Panthers take on the Arizona Cardinals. Tickets start at $48. 4:05 pm details

R&B Music Experience at The Spectrum Center: Enjoy the songs of some of the most famous R&B artists including Monica, Mary J. Blige and Tamar Braxton. Tickets start at $63. 7 pm. details

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