This weekend is all about rhythm. Whatever your style, there will be plenty of opportunities to satisfy the groove in your heart around the Queen City.

Bring out your red bottoms and salsa dance at the Cultural Dance at the Mint Museum Saturday, or your classic Chuck T’s for Breakin’ Convention at Knight Theater. And that’s just the start.

It’s Friday the 13th, so we included 13 fun things you can do is weekend.


Fall Festival
Friday & Saturday @ First Ward Park | 6-9 p.m. Fri. | 2-9 p.m. Sat.
This two-day event will feature food trucks, craft beers, family fun, and a great line-up of Americana musical performances. A perfect way to say goodbye to summer. (Details)hen was the last time you shared a meal and (more importantly) your views on the city with the city? If you can’t remember the last time or if the answer is never, then here’s your chance! (Details) 

Jam4Leukemia Charity Dance Event – Zumba/Hip-Hop Workshop 
Saturday @ Fuzion Force Entertainment Academy | 6233 Old Sugar Creek Rd | 12 p.m. -6 p.m.
JAM OUT with our Founder Steven Lamar as we celebrate his life with Leukemia. This is a Free Charity Dance Event aimed to aid Blood Cancer Research. (Details) 

Demonstrating Love – Community Outreach
Saturday @ Clanton Park Dorothy Waddy Pavilion | 3132 Manchester Dr | 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Demonstrating Love is a community outreach event for all ages. Be there for an afternoon of free food, free drinks, music, dance, prizes, Kid Zone, Sr. Citizen activities and more! (Details) 

Man-Up Against Domestic Violence! Fashion Show 
Saturday @ Park Expo and Conference Center | 800 Briar Creek Rd | 7 p.m. -9 p.m.
Two Charlotte churches have partnered together to present a fun, family-oriented event that focuses on the importance of male leadership in solving the issue of domestic violence. (Details) 


A Night at the Museum
Friday @ Levine Museum of the New South | 200 East 7th St | Friday 6:00 p.m. -10 p.m. 
Join the museum for an evening with scholarship recipients, A Capella entertainment, German buffet, wine, and OMB beer. (Details) 

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night
Friday @ Mint Museum | 500 South Tryon St | 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating Latina/Latino Visual & Performing Artists for Latin American History Month! Enjoy 4 hours of African, Afro-Cuban and Latin-American dance rhythms with a DJ, live musicians, and unique themes to celebrate multi-cultures, ethnic and gender diversity, dance, visual and performing art. (Details) 

UNC Charlotte International Festival  
Saturday @ UNC-Charlotte | 9201 University City Blvd | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The UNC Charlotte International Festival is a celebration of people, places and culture vibrantly displayed through exhibition booths staffed by UNC Charlotte international students and members of Charlotte’s international community. (Details) 

2017 Queen City Gospelfest 
Sunday @ Little Rock AME Zion Church | 401 North McDowell St | 6 p.m.
Event started in 2006 as Praise in the Park and has continued yearly. The Canton Spirituals are the special guests for 2017. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to domestic violence awareness. (Details)


The Legend of Buster Neal
Friday @ Booth Playhouse| 130 North Tryon St | 8 p.m. -10 p.m. 
What is the true definition of manhood? A fearless civil rights activist reappears 60 years after his supposed death to face his greatest challenge: his great-great grandson. (Details)

Jazz Room: Trick or Treat Edition (Songs of the Fall) 
Friday & Saturday @ Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts | North College St. & 5th St. | 6 p.m. & 8:15 p.m.
Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative’s monthly series—The Jazz Room @ The Stage Door Theater kicks off Season 10 with a special Halloween-themed event.This frightfully fun show will feature many of the region’s finest jazz artists. (Details)

Breakin’ Convention 2017 
Friday-Sunday @ Knight Theater at Levine Center | 430 South Tryon St | 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. 
Experience performances by international hip-hop stars from France, the U.K., the U.S. and South Africa, including the Soweto Skeleton Movers (South Africa), plus the work of Charlotte’s best graffiti artists, who will paint the Knight Theater’s interior columns with custom works for the festival. (Details) 

The FNK! Feat. Harvey Cummings II 
Friday @ Camp North End | 1824 Statesville Avenue | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The FNK! {Friday Nite Kickback} is a quarterly kickback featuring experienced bands who can play a variety of music from Rock to Jazz to Hip Hop to Top 40. (Details) 


Charlotte Magazine Burger Battle 
Saturday @ Gateway Village | 800 West Trade St | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
Join Charlotte magazine for their first-ever Charlotte Burger Battle. Local restaurants will be put to the test to determine once and for all who has Charlotte’s Best Burger. (Details)