What’s Happening Charlotte: Your Guide to Weekend Fun (Nov. 11-13)

Your weekly entertainment guide for what to do and where to go in the Qcity.

It’s been a tough week for many folks in the Qcity. Luckily, the weekend is in sight and there are plenty of ways to relax and have some fun.

Looking for something to do tonight? Why not learn more about the sacred city of Jerusalem as Professor Shimon Gibson presents “Digging Up Jerusalem,” a lecture about recent discoveries made in the Old City by UNC Charlotte’s excavation team.

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

ART + CULTURE

Paint & Play
Friday, 7 p.m. @ Industry
Paint & Play is a fusion of the arts. Attendees can expect to see live painters, live spoken word, live music, food, prizes and free giveaways. This creative atmosphere is a great networking environment. (Details)

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Cabaret
Through Sunday @ Belk Theater
As part of their 50th anniversary season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company presents this Tony Award-winning production of “Cabaret.” Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd––and to leave their troubles outside. (Details)

First Date
Through Nov. 20 @ Booth Theater
Imagine you’re on a blind date and your mother shows up – followed by Grandma Ida, your opinionated best friend, your therapist and a bevy of broken-hearted exes. Throw in a soundtrack to rival the Top 40 and you’ve got one AMAZING evening, right? That describes this new musical perfectly. (Details)

The Classic Black Cinema Series: ‘Black Brigade’
Sunday, 2 p.m. @ The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-America Art + Culture
Starring Richard Pryor, this movie is about a redneck officer (Stephen Boyd) is put in charge of a squad of all black troops charged with the mission of securing an important hydro dam in Nazi Germany. Curated by host Felix Curtis, The Classic Black Cinema Series is specifically designed as a vehicle to expose the community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years. (Details)

FOOD + DRINK

Funky Food Truck Fridaze
Friday, 7 p.m. @ Charlotte Open Air Market
Enjoy some family fun at this weekly event featuring food, drinks and live music. Charlotte Open Air Market is located at the site of the old Eastland Mall. (Details)

I Still Love the 90s Brunch + Day Party
Saturday, 11 a.m. @ Sports One Bar|Lounge
Come out every Saturday for brunch specials and entertainment with music by DJ Loui Vee and visual art by Kim Daise. Don’t forget to try the apple cider mimosa. (Details)

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NIGHT LIFE + ENTERTAINMENT

Charlotte Music Festival
Friday, 8 p.m. @ Bojangles’ Coliseum
Get ready for a night of smooth R&B at the Charlotte Music Festival, featuring legendary artists Keith Sweat, Mint Condition, K-Ci & JoJo and Avant. (Details)

Charlotte Hornets Game
Friday, 7 p.m. @ Spectrum Center
See the Charlotte Hornets take on the Toronto Raptors. (Details)

You want fries with that Champagne?
Friday, 7 p.m. @ Bubble Charlotte
You are invited to enjoy a great night of tasting champagne and unique fries while raising funds for a worthy cause, the Ronald McDonald House! Tastings include sparkling wines from Spain, Italy, California, and of course, the Champagne Region of France. (Details)

Groove Theory
Friday, 6 p.m. @ Club One
Enjoy live music, $5 martini specials and free admission before 8 p.m. This week, the last album from A Tribe Called Quest will be revealed. (Details)

Carolina Panthers Home Game
Sunday, 1 p.m. @ Bank of America Stadium
See Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in a home game. (Details)

Jazzy Sundays
Sunday @ Morehead Tavern
Join The Tempo Allstarz with ‎host Chirl Girl and DJ ’06 for this weekly event featuring live Music, drink specials & light hors d’oeuvres. (Details)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community Day and Veterans Day
Saturday, 11 a.m. @ Omegas of Charlotte Fraternity House
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Pi Phi Chapter is hosting a Community Day for residents in the Northwest corridor of Charlotte. The event will feature educational and informational resources from vendors, a fire truck and police car for children as well as free food for attendees. (Details)

Eurowise presents Stars – Stripes – Cars
Saturday, 11 a.m. @ Eurowise
A fundraiser for the Charlotte Bridge Home, this event will feature cars, local vendors, music, food and brews. The Charlotte Bridge Home is a nonprofit organization that assists with Veterans transitioning into civilian life from their service career. (Details)

Ties & Tails Gala
Saturday, 7 p.m. @ The Westin Charlotte
Hosted by Ramona Holloway of 107.9 The Link and WCNC anchor Ben Thompson, the Ties & Tails Gala is the Humane Society of Charlotte’s signature autumn event. This black tie affair features a cocktail reception with open bar, dinner and dancing, a silent auction, and an exciting live auction with Charlotte’s own Ernest Perry as auctioneer. Dogs are welcomed. (Details)