COMMUNITY CALENDAR + FAMILY FUN
Southern Christmas Show
Thursday-Sunday @ The Park Expo | 800 Briar Creek Rd. | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Southern Christmas Show, Charlotte’s largest holiday showcase with almost 500 unique exhibitors, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Whether you are looking for inspiration for your wreaths, tree or mantel, are on the search for the perfect holiday gift or are ready to get in the holiday spirit with holiday entertainment, this year’s show, is for you (Details)
Start Up Series
Thursday @ Collision CoWork | 116 E Main St., Ste. 201, Rock Hill, SC | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Come out to this free event and learn from some of Rock Hill’s successful entrepreneurs. On Thursday, November 2, come learn from Ryan Sanderson of Knowledge Perk about Taking The Leap and starting your business. What do you need to know before you get going? (Details)
Band Together for Care Ring
Saturday @ Care Ring | 601 E 5th St., Ste. 140 | 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Join Care Ring as they celebrate their non-profit’s 62nd anniversary and raise funds to help those without access to healthcare at this rockin’, super-funky concert! Live music will be provided by The Fidgets and Groove 8. There will be food and drinks, a raffle, and silent auction. (Details)
2nd Saturday: Getting Schooled in NASCAR
Saturday @ NASCAR Hall of Fame | 400 E Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd. | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Kids and kids at heart can fuel up on fun at the new program at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Visitors are invited to learn about the different roles that come together to execute a race. Come and try your hand at various careers in racing. Be a mechanic and put together a car engine. Call the race as a broadcaster. And make an official call on pit road. (Details)
CSA & Culture Blocks Present: A Visual Tale To Tell Workshop
Saturday @ Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Sugar Creek Branch | 4045 N Tryon St. | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Join artists from Community School of the Arts in a discussion and art workshop, based on the Fairy Tale Installation: Little Red Riding Hood. Craft and take home your own piece of artwork! (Details)
NIGHTLIFE + ENTERTAINMENT
Friday @ Bijou Workspace| 2315 Randolph Rd. | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
It’s the end of the week! Time to unWINEd with a glass of red, white, or bubbly on the house…Meet the Bijou team, enjoy a glass of wine on us, and tour the co-working space. Limit one glass per person. (Details)
Friday @ Spectrum Center | 333 E Trade St. | 8 p.m.
Jim Gaffigan’s whimsical humor and clever, quiet style have made him one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country. Tickets for the show $35.75-$69.75 (Details)
Yo Gotti Live
Friday @ Cameo Nightclub | 3049 Scott Futrell Dr. | Doors open at 10 p.m.
Hip-hop artist Yo Gotti, known for platinum-selling singles “Rake It Up” feat. Nicki Minaj and “Down in the DM,” will be performing live at Cameo with opening act, Lil Baby. (Details)
The Classic Black Cinema Series – Get Christie Love
Sunday @ Gantt Center | 551 S Tryon St. | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
(1974) Christie Love was a very beautiful and quite charming black woman who also happened to be a skilled undercover operative with the Los Angeles Police Department. Her smarts and skills often came in handy when posing as a prostitute and jewel thief in an effort to bring down the bad operatives. (Details)
FOOD + DRINKS
Decadent Dreams Chocolate Extravaganza
Thursday @ Events at Manchester | 1965 Cinema Rd., Rock Hill, SC | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
At the Decadent Dreams Chocolate Extravaganza, you will be treated to the ultimate chocolate experience. Indulge in premium chocolates and desserts. Take part in exclusive offerings including chocolate tastings, delicious buffet dinner, demonstrations, a live Jazz Ensemble, and a Chocolate Throwdown. (Details)
Charlotte Whiskey Bash
Thursday @ CenterStage NoDa | 2315 N Davidson St. | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Experience the wonders of whiskey at Charlotte magazine’s first-ever Whiskey Bash! Taste dozens of whiskeys while you learn about everything from the production to flavors. Whether you are a whiskey connoisseur or novice, this event will be an incredible evening filled with spirit tastings, food and live music! (Details)
CLT s’MACdown 2017
Saturday @ Rooftop 210 | 210 E Trade St. | 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
CLT s’MACdown: A Mac-n-Cheese Competition & Craft Beer Tasting that celebrates the dish by featuring variations spanning continents and cultures. Explore the culinary genius of Charlotte chefs as they carefully prepare exquisite versions of your favorite comfort food dish. (Details)
How Money Works Seminar
Saturday @ Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Plaza Midwood | 1623 Central Ave. | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The library will be hosting a free financial education seminar on Saturday, November 11th. Whether you know nothing about how money works, need a refresher on financial principles, or have a list of questions, ask a financial professional here at this event. (Details)
Pig & Pinot Tasting
Sunday @ The Cellar at Duckworth’s | 330 N Tryon St. | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Join Duckworth’s on Sunday, November 12 for a Pig & Pinot Tasting. Chef Jon will prepare 4 deliciously unique pork dishes to pair with both old and new world style Pinot Noirs. (Details)