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November Happenings

Didn’t get enough frights on Halloween? Extend the ghoulish fun with Queen City Ghost Tours

Or are you ready for the most wonderful time of the year? Check out Southern Christmas Show, The Nutcracker, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller

A lot of big names are taking the stage this month. Check them out!

Carrie Underwood, Madonna, Eric Church, Brandi Carlile, Yellowcard, Citizen Cope, Silversun Pickups, Jay and Silent Bob get Old, The Chris Robsinson Brotherhood, Tinsley Ellis, Motion City Soundtrack, Sugar Glyder, The Whigs, Wolf Gang, Social Distortion, Loudon Wainwright III, Marc Cohn, Bruce Hornsby, Tom Russell, American Aquarium and Sons of Bill, Justin Townes Earle with Tift Merritt, Pretty Lights

Need a laugh? Tim Meadows, Kevin Hart

Interested in a night at the theatre? Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, In the heat of the night, The Seagull, Bent, Twilight, Just us Jesus Gospel show, Drumline Live, Jekyll and Hyde the musical

Step back in time at Renaissance Festival

Turkey Trot, The Color Run, Thunder Road Marathon combine great exercise with great causes!

Something for the kids Fall Harvest Festival, Fall Fun Fest, The Commedia Pinocchio, Charlotte Symphony Lollipops

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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October Happenings

The month of October proves to be one spooktacular showcase!

Treats at Taste of FreeMore with music and food in the Burger Company’s parking lot Saturday Oct 6 from 4-8 pm

It’s bon appetit at Food tour of NoDa, Dinner in the Dirt, Chili Cook Off

Join  Commonwealth Animal Hospital’s 20th Anniversary Bash for a howlin’ good time!

Tickle your funny bone with: Tom Green, Shaquille O’Neal presents All-Star Comedy Jam, Rachel Feinstein, Happy Birthday Chuckleheads

Do the monster mash at Kiss 95.1′s Grave Digger’s Ball featuring B.O.B.,Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Bonnie Raitt, Erykah Badu and Rickey Smiley, Zac Brown Band, Rush, Trisan Prettyman, Kathleen Edwards, Andrew Bird, Jackie Green, Matt & Kim, James McMurtry, Christ Knight, Alejandro Escovedo, John Michael Montgomery

Get bewitched at God of Carnage, Godspell, Sylvia, In the Heat of the Night

Fire up the cauldron at Great Grapes! Wine, Arts and Food Festival, Oktoberfest, Mecktoberfest

Cast a love spell at Charlotte Wedding Connection

Let the spirit move you with  Theresa Caputo- the Long Island Medium (Save $5 online by using promotion code “LONG”).

Be enchanted by Celtic Thunder: Voyage, Eric Johnson Electric Band, Chicago, Charlotte Symphony: Firebird!, Tim Lemmond Legacy Concert, Nick Lowe, The Macabre Masque, Tosca, The Swing Jazz series, Janis Ian and Tom Paxton, Sphinx Virtuosi, Menopause the Musical, Indigo Girls, NC Dance: Limitless, Charlotte Symphony Pops: America , Mandy Patinkin

Celebrate Halloween at these frightful venues…if you dare:  Scarowinds, Spirits Rise: a Ghost Film Series, Beyond the Grave Haunted History Tour, Horror Fest, Shake your Ghoul Thing, Night of the Living Dead Geek Gala, Halloween ComicFest at Spandex City, Elizabeth Neighborhood Pumpkin Wall, The Haunted Mill, Hoot and Howl at Carolina Raptor Center, NoDaWeen, Campground Massacre, Scarrigan’s Farm, Halloween Howler Costume Contest Bar Crawl

Run for your life at the Zombie Run Challenge

For the little goblins in your life: Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze, Bootanical, Disney on Ice, Pumpkin Patch

Other fun events: Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, WWE RAW, Junior League’s Lights!Camera!Fashion!, Ultimate Fall Fashion Event, The Fresh Expo, Latin American Festival , Ciao, Italia FestivalWomen of Faith , Bank of America 500

Fundraising Opportunities: Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Over the Edge Charlotte, Hero Rush, Ties and Tails Gala benefitting the Humane Society, Trails for Tails, Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic Women’s Golf and Tennis Tournament

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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October Happenings

Free Concerts

FreeMore Fridays with concerts from 5-8 p.m. every Friday of the month on the corner of Freedom and Morehead. 107.9 The Link’s Matt and Ramona broadcasting live.

Local Festivals

Renaissance Festival Step back in time with games, food, performances, rides, etc.

Oktoberfest offers an opportunity to sample of over 350 beers while enjoying live music.

Latin America Festival features authentic cuisine, arts and crafts, and performances.

Great Grapes Wine, Arts and Food Festival offers a sampling of over 200 wines, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts.

State Festivals

For a weekend getaway, the NC State Fair in Raleigh, NC is always great fun. Take the train to the fair to experience the Tar Heel State by rail.

Fast Fun

Bank of America 500 NASCAR race

Philanthropic Fun

For a $10 donation, sample chili at the 8th Annual Plaza Midwood/Chantilly Chili Cook-Off.

Race for the Cure supports the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Uptown Fun

Wells Fargo Community Celebration offers free admission to the Mint Museum and the Bechtlter Museum of Modern Art, plus many more.

Seasonal Fun

Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill

For brave souls, there’s Scarowinds at Carowinds and the  Beyond the Grave , a ghost tour through uptown.

The Great Pumpkin Wall  enchants residents in the Elizabeth neighborhood each year.

Don’t forget to bring the little ones to the Charlotte School of Law for a fun afternoon of trick-or-treating throughout the library on October 28 !

~Jamie Sunnycalb~

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