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Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here, and there is a lot happening in the Qcity.

If you are looking for something fun to do tonight, consider a murder mystery dinner at Treehouse Vineyards. Here’s a look at what else is going on around the Qcity this weekend:


Martini Mayhem
Friday, 8:30 p.m. @ Bubble
Stop by Bubble Friday night, where seasoned mixologists will hand craft five specialty martini samples just for you. (Details)

30 Wines for 30 Years!
Saturday, 4 p.m. @ The Wine Vault
University City Partners celebrates The Wine Vault’s 30 years of serving, loving and drinking in the University area. Sample over 30 fabulous wines and stay late for live music and a festive anniversary celebration. (Details)


Jazz at the Bechtler: Sinatra at the Bechtler ft. Joe Gransden
Friday, 6 p.m. @ Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Mid-century art meets mid-century music on the first Friday of each month at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Jazz concerts are performed by the Ziad Jazz Quartet. (Details)

Friday Night Live
Friday, 8 p.m. @ Club One
Join Moxie Society and Posh Events for a night on the town at one of Charlotte’s newest hotspots with city’s best DJ’s on rotation every Friday night. (Details)

Flashback First Friday Pink Party
Friday, 10 p.m. @ Label
Join host Fly Ty for a night of old school hip hop and R&B hits spun by DJ DR and Shaun Nyce. (Details)

DIASOPORA – Charlotte World Music Week Edition
Friday, 10 p.m. @ Apostrophe Lounge
Charlotte World Music Week kicks off with this eclectic experience featuring AfroBeats, Dancehall, Afro-Latin House, Soca, and Afro-House, Salsa, Semba and Bachata music. No cover before 11 p.m. (Details)

Panther Nation Bar Crawl
Saturday, 5 p.m. @ Tilt on Trade
Calling all Panthers’ fans. Come out and bar hop with the rest of Panther Nation. Participating venues include Tilt on Trade, Roxbury, BlackFinn, Fitzgeralds, SIP, Tin Roof, 204 North and Whisky River. (Details)

DOPE: An Ode to The Dirty South
Saturday, 10 p.m. @ The Press Box
Enjoy a night of classic southern Hip-hop mixed with new school flavor as visuals and music are paired to get you in a state of Dirty South euphoria. (Details)


Candidate Meet and Greet
Sunday, 2 p.m. @ The Delta Center
The community is invited to a Candidate Meet and Greet reception hosted by the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Charlotte (NC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Over refreshments and conversation, you have the opportunity to meet and ask your own questions of Democratic and Republican candidates running for national, state and local offices in the upcoming election. (Details)


Friday – Sunday @ Carowinds
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)

A Year With Frog and Toad
Friday, 7:30 p.m. @ ImaginOn
Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved books , this whimsical show follows two friends — friendly Frog and the cranky Toad — through spring, summer, fall and winter. A jubilant musical, this show is a celebration of what makes us friends and the differences that make us special. (Details)

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens Celebrate 50 Years of Bringing Plants to People
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. @ UNC Charlotte
Join UNC Charlotte’s Botanical Gardens for a 50th Anniversary Symposium, keynoted by Amy Stewart, best-selling author of “The Drunken Botanist,” and Steve Aitken, editor of “Fine Gardening” magazine. Learn about the gardens’ history and future with lectures, a luncheon and small-group tours. (Details)

QC Praise Jam
Saturday, 6 p.m. @ Victory Christian Dome
See four top gospel performing artists on one stage when William McDowell, Trip Lee, Jermaine Dolly and Briana Babineaux come to Charlotte this weekend. (Details)

For more events, visit www.WhatsHappeningCharlotte.com and find something to do every day of  the month.