Grammy award winning artist Esperanza Spalding is performing in Charlotte this week at Spirit Square.

Good morning! Welcome to another week in the Qcity. It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall. Temperatures are dropping and staying down in the next few days. Today and tomorrow, the weatherman is calling for mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s. Throughout the rest of the week, temperatures are expected to drop to the mid 70s. (Full forecast)

As you get your week started, here are five events to consider:

Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. @ Belmont Regional Center
Stop by for coffee, networking and conversation. This week’s panel will include candidates for Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. (Details)

State of Latino Charlotte
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. W McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square
The Levine Museum of the New South is about to wrap up its year-long exploration of what it means to be Latino in the New South. As the ¡NUEVOlution! exhibition comes to a close, the museum is inviting the community to come together for a conversation about the state of Latino Charlotte. Panelists from across multiple sectors will share insights and perspectives on where we are and where we’re going. This event is free to attend. (Details)

First Wednesday Margarita Tasting
Wednesday, 6 p.m. @ Vida Vida
Is there a difference in margaritas using different tequilas? There’s only one way to find out. Every first Wednesday of the month, Vida Vida invites you to taste and sample different margaritas and tequila. A different tequila will be featured each month. For October, Espolon Extra Anejo Tequila will be featured. (Details)

Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily’s D+Evolution
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. @ McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
Esperanza Spalding’s work, grounded in jazz traditions but never bound by them, has won her four Grammy awards and brought her onstage at the Oscars, the Nobel Prize Ceremony, the White House, and with Prince and Herbie Hancock. See her perform live when she stops in the Qcity this weekend. (Details)

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night
Friday, 8-11:30 p.m. @ Mint Museum Uptown (500 S. Tryon St.)
Come out and dance to Afro-Cuban and Latin sounds in celebration of multi-cultures, ethnic and gender diversity. In addition to dance, the night will include visual and performing art with “Hot Summer Salsa” and Line Dancing with DJ Pepito. A free salsa dance lesson begins at 9 pm! (Details)