Events: October 2018

Charlotte Events: The Editor’s Pick

Weekly Events
Elder Gallery’s Evolution

Evolution at Elder Gallery
Now – 10/27/18 – Artists Susan Brenner and Chase Langford will headline the Evolution exhibit at Elder Gallery. Both artists pull inspiration from the outer world, Brenner as she meticulously manipulates her own metaphorical tableaus, keeping them in a state of flux and Langford as he reinvents and abstracts forms he finds in different landscapes and geological strata. There is no final phase for Brenner or Langford – even in their mastery there is no endpoint to their evolution. Brenner is a Charlotte based artist, and Langford is based in Los Angeles.

More of This Month’s Quintessential Events

Fighting for Women with Fashion
10/02/18 – The Women Lawyers of Charlotte and the Women Physicians Section of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society present the 8th Annual Fighting for Women with Fashion event, which raises money and awareness for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Held at CenterStage in NoDa, the event is a high-energy fashion show featuring local lawyers and physicians, in addition to a silent auction and wine pull. Lasting from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., tickets range in price from $75 to $125 each.

[They Fight]
10/04/18 – 10/13/18 – Free Reign Theatre presents their performance of [They Fight], a staging of some of the most intriguing stage fights from the works of William Shakespeare. A night filled with combat, comedy and drama, the show will be performed at Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, with tickets priced at $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The Thursday performance will be at 7:30 p.m., and the Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows will be held at 8 p.m.

Manhattan Short Film Festival
10/05/18 – 10/07/18 – The Manhattan Short Film Festival, founded twenty-one years ago, has quickly become a global event with over 100,000 attending screenings at more than 250 venues across six continents. Fall 2018 will be Charlotte’s first year participating in the film festival, and tickets are $10 and available for purchase online. Held on the campus of Northwest School of the Arts, the festival will include a range of events such as a silent auction, live performances from Northwest School of the Arts students and the screenings of the participating films.

Charlotte Symphony Classical: Beethoven’s Fifth
10/05/18 – 10/07/18 – The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Fifth, featuring renowned pianist Garrick Ohisson performing Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. Performances on Friday and Saturday will be at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m at the Belk Theater. Tickets range from $19 to $99.

Race for the Cure Charlotte
10/06/18 – The Susan G. Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure is an annual 5K run or walk that aims to increase awareness and fundraise for breast cancer cures. The Race begins in Uptown Charlotte and includes events such as a sponsor expo area, Kids FunZone, 1 Mile Fun Run, 50 Yard Dash, Survivor Village and Parade, Teams Village Activities, music and more. Registration for the race is open online.

Great Grapes! Wine & Food Festival – Charlotte
10/06/18 – Enjoy wine tastings from a selection of hundreds of wines at Charlotte’s Great Grapes! wine tasting. The tasting includes a souvenir tasting glass to carry along while you explore a variety of North Carolina wines at Symphony Park at Southpark Mall. Learn more on Southpark Mall’s website.

Forced From Home Exhibition
10/07/18 – 10/14/18 – Head to the NASCAR Hall of Fame to experience Forced From Home, a free, interactive exhibition presented by Doctors Without Borders. The event aims to increase awareness about the global refugee crisis and allows visitors to navigate an immersive 10,000 square-foot-outdoor space designed to simulate the journey of a person forced to flee. Additionally, the exhibition includes a Virtual Reality experience and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays.

10/10/18 – 11/04/18 – Based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, HAMILTON is musical performance with book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. A mix of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON tells the story of an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and the nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Performed at Belk Theater, a performance schedule is available online, and tickets range from $74.50 to $174.50.

Fall Works – Charlotte Ballet
10/11/18 – 10/13/18 – The Charlotte Ballet presents Fall Works, a celebration of the centennial of artists Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, with Robbin’s Fancy Free set to Bernstein’s score. Resident Choreographer Sasha Janes creates a world premiere set to Bernstein’s notable music, and Artistic Director Hope Muir introduces Charlotte audiences to French choreographer Medhi Walerski’s Petite Cérémonie. Held at the Knight Theater, performances are at 7:30 p.m., and ticket prices range from $25 to $95.

Infinity Med Spa’s Beauty Palooza
10/11/18 –  Join Infinity Med Spa, rain or shine, this Thursday, Oct. 11th starting at 5:30 pm for the annual anniversary party The night will include amazing specials, raffle items, swag bags, sushi by Sukoshi, signature cocktails by Doc Porters, music by That Guy Smitty, and so much more! You won’t want to miss this.

10/19/18 – 10/21/18 – Enjoy the Carolina Balloon Festival with over 50 hot air balloons, live music, food, wine and craft beer, and a marketplace.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
10/20/18 – Held at the ZMax Dragway, the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a fundraising event to increase awareness for breast cancer. A noncompetitive five mile walk, registration for Making Strides is available online.

Pumpkin Charity Ball
10/26/18 – Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation (R4R) and the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) present the Pumpkin Charity Ball. Held to fundraise for Atrium Health’s Levin Children’s Hospital, the event is black-and-white themed and raises money for treatment for pediatric patients and their families. Held at The Ballantyne, the Ball begins at 7 p.m. and individual tickets are $250 and can be purchased online.