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Happy Thursday, Qcity. There is a lot happening around town this weekend. Looking for something to do tonight? Check out Modernism + Film presents Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of David Weller tonight at The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. This monthly series investigates themes in design, engineering, architecture and modern/contemporary art through the lens of film. Click here for more details.

Here’s a look at what else is happening in and around town:


SoleFest Charlotte
Saturday, 12 p.m. @ Charlotte Convention Center
At SoleFest you can buy, sell, trade and enjoy the sneaker community and everything it has to offer. It is quickly becoming the country’s fastest growing sneaker convention and trade show with over 50 events, hundreds of sneakerheads and millions of shoes over the last four years throughout the South. (Details)

Queen City Urban Art Showcase
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. @ Advent Coworking
This family-friendly networking event will showcase some of the area’s best talent in multiple art mediums including acrylics, mixed Media and abstract. (Details)


Grape Harvest Wine Tour
Saturday @ Yadkin Valley Wine Tours
Celebrate the harvest time in the Yadkin Valley with a tour of the Herra, Stony Knoll, Dobbins Creek and Piccione Vineyards. (Details)

Pumpkin & Fall Fest
Saturday, 12 p.m. @ Sycamore Brewing
Celebrate the season with an ode to the pumpkin. The festival will feature pumpkin and fall beers by select NC and SC breweries, including Sycamore’s famous ‘Gourd Have Mercy.’ Plus, enjoy a special pumpkin menu provided some of your favorite food trucks. (Details)

The Great Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, 4 p.m. @ Mooresville Town Square
Voted one of the best events on Lake Norman, this cook off promises a full afternoon of scrumptious chili tastings, live music, beer & wine, local vendors, bungee trampolining and a huge Kids’ Zone. The night tops off with a $2,500 prize for first place Home Town Chili, $500 for first place Professional Chili and not-too-shabby cash prizes are also awarded for 2nd and 3rd place Home Town Chili, People’s Choice and Spirit. Come out, taste and make your vote count. (Details)

Lake Norman Beerfest featuring The Southern Sauce BBQ Pavilion
Saturday, 5 p.m. @ Galway Hooker in Cornelius
This event features unlimited sampling of local and national brews, music by local favorites Simplified and Blue Monday and some of the best barbecue the Carolina’s have to offer. (Details)

Lady of the Lake Brunch Cruise
Sunday, 12:30 p.m. @ Queens Landing in Mooresville
Enjoy an afternoon touring Lake Norman aboard a 93-foot luxury yacht and feasting on a menu that includes carved ham, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy biscuits, hash browns and danishes. (Details)


The Urban Stick Cigar Social
Friday, 7 p.m. @ Neighborhood Cafe
The Urban Stick is a cigar social club catering to young urban cigar smokers and appreciators who enjoy gathering socially to smoke, share good company and sample professionally cigar-paired food and beverages. (Details)

Charlotte Lock and Key Singles Party
Friday, 8 p.m. @ BlackFinn
Single professionals ages 25 and up are invited to enjoy a fun and interactive way to socialize, make new friends and possibly meet your match or just have a good time. Lock and Key Events transform a regular happy hour by adding an ultimate ice breaker theme. (Details)

I Love The 90’s Tour
Friday, 8 p.m. @ Time Warner Cable Arena
The “I Love The 90s” tour is stopping in the Qcity this weekend featuring performances from Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Coolio and Rob Base. (Details)

Friday Night Live
Friday, 8 p.m. @ Club One
Join Moxie Society and Posh Events at one of Charlotte’s newest hot spots for a night of bottle popping, music and dancing. Admission is free before 11 p.m. (Details)

Panther Nation Bar Crawl
Saturday, 5 p.m. @ Tilt on Trade
Participating venues include Tilt on Trade, Roxbury, BlackFinn, Fitzgeralds, SIP, Tin Roof, 204 North and Whisky River. Tickets include free entry, exclusive drink specials and koozie. (Details)

Celebrities 2 Charities Fight For Kids Hosted By Floyd Mayweather
Saturday, 7 p.m. @ Label
Cordell Entertainment in association with Carolina Fight Nights and Label present this charitable event in support of children’s causes including poverty, abuse, homelessness, hunger and education. The night will consist of a red carpet welcome, VIP reception, cigar outdoor lounge, sponsored spirits, silent auction, and a concert by Kyle Douglas and Yung Reasonrofessional in addition to boxing and professional MMA bouts. (Details)

Hannibal Buress: The Hannibal Montanabal Experience
Saturday, 8 p.m. @ Knight Theater
Hannibal Buress is a wildly popular Emmy and WGA Award nominated comedian, writer and actor who is a favorite of fans and critics on big and small screens alike. With appearances in a variety of hit TV shows and feature films under his belt, three hour standup specials, and The New York Times lauding him as one of the most “supremely gifted and respected” comics around, Hannibal is emerging as a comedy superstar. See him on stage this weekend when he stops in the Qcity. (Details)

The Martini Swing
Saturday, 8 p.m. @ The Tavern
Need an excuse to get dressed up? This event promises an evening of great music, fashion and a whole lot of fun. (Details)

Carolina Panthers Game
Sunday, 1 p.m. @ Bank of America Stadium
Come cheer on Cam Newton and the home team against the Minnesota Vikings. (Details)

Day Party
Sunday, 2 p.m. @ Apostrophe Lounge
Wind down the weekend with with some afternoon fun. Enjoy drink specials and music by DJ Mydnite with host O Brien “Notes” of Power 98 & V101.9. (Details)


Festival in the Park
Friday – Sunday @ Freedom Park
Festival in the Park returns spotlighting a rich assortment of regional arts, small-stage variety shows, unique crafts, karaoke and live music. The Festival is free to attend and features nearly 200 arts and crafts exhibits, five stages, many performers, children’s rides, attractions and more. (Details)

Meet Ayesha Curry
Friday, 7:30 p.m. @ Williams-Sonoma Charlotte
Ayesha Curry is promoting her new cookbook, “The Seasoned Life,” in which she shares 100 of her favorite recipes and invites readers into the Curry household. (Details)

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