Adrian Crutchfield and the Kim Mayo Duo will perform Sunday at Piper Glen Country Club for the Celebration of the Arts Jazz Brunch. (Photo courtesy of Adrian Crutchfield)

Happy Thursday, Qcity! The weekend is almost here. Looking for something to do tonight? Join the Jazz Arts Institute as they celebrate one of the legendary founders of smooth jazz with a special edition of the Jazz Room. Renowned saxophonist Adrian Crutchfield is paying tribute to Grover Washington Jr. Click here for details.

Here’s a look at what else is happening around the Qcity this weekend:


Thursday @ Levine Center for the Arts
Take an “Art Break” and tour a museum during your lunch hour. ArtBreak tours are free, thirty minute guided tours each third Thursday at the Mint Museum Uptown, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. (Details)


Soul Junction: Historic West End Music Festival
Friday – Saturday @ Johnson C. Smith University
Enjoy live music, great food and craft brews on the Liston Hall Lawn of JCSU during this inaugural, two-day music festival in Historic West End. The event is free and open to the community. (Details)

Friday @ Carowinds Theme Park
Carowinds is transformed from a “theme park” to a “scream park” at SCarowinds – the Carolinas’ largest Halloween event. Experience the thrills on your favorite rides and scream at the chills of over 16 different haunted shows and attractions. (Details)

Plaza Patio Party
Friday @ Healthy Home Market
Spend your Friday hanging out at one of the best patios in Plaza Midwood and enjoying live music, games, beer and food samples, and much more. Also, show your Panthers Pride and get 10% off purchases. (Details)

The Great Pumpkin Fest
Saturday – Sunday @ Carowinds
Great Pumpkin Fest has family friendly Halloween attractions for the little ghosts and goblins from 11:00am – 5:00pm including a costume parade, foam zone, mazes and more. (Details)

Southeast Asian Street Food Festival
Saturday @ Midwood International & Cultural Center
This free grassroots community event features food from different Southeast Asian countries and tribes, a silent auction, a raffle youth performances, and a Pho-Eating contest. It’s a great option for foodies and families. All proceeds benefit the SEAC youth program which serves low-income immigrant and refugee youth in Charlotte. (Details)


Women’s Health & Fitness Day
Saturday @ University Fitness Connection
Ladies, come out for a day of fun and exercise. This event is designed to help you learn how to maintain optimum health for life by taking better care of your mind and body. There will be dancing, vendors, raffles, self-defense classes and more. A portion of proceeds from this event will benefit The Salvation Army Center Of Hope Shelter for women and Children. (Details)

C2 Survival Race
Saturday @ Camp Thunderbird
Gather your friends and family for the 5th Annual C2 Survival Race at Camp Thunderbird. Adults and Kids ages 10 years and up can take on the 3+mile Obstacle Trail Run with over 20 obstacles that will have you running, climbing and crawling your way to the finish line. Stick around post race to enjoy music, southern eats from the Meat & Fish Co and YMCA Camp Thunderbird activities including horse rides, archery, kayaking, water slides and more. (Details)


Queen City Entrepreneur Expo
Saturday @ Advent
The Queen City Entrepreneur Expo is a three-layered experience designed to help small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs in the making. Take workshops to learn more about podcasting, self publishing, marketing and more. (Details)