Sep 16, 2014

Jesmyn Ward

The National Book Award winner ("Men We Reaped") speaks at the Garden District Book Shop at 6 pm. Free.

Aug 25 - Sep 28, 2014

Garden of Art

They carve the images by hand, working chisel, file and sandpaper into hard stone, without sketches. Sometimes, artists practicing the craft of Shona sculpture “watch a stone for days before they put chisel to it,” says Jim Hoffman, marketing director for Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. ZimSculpt, an outdoor exhibition showcasing about 100 pieces of Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe, is on display in the garden until Sept. 28.

Sep 27, 2014

Charlotte Oktoberfest

Share in the city’s booming beer scene at Charlotte Oktoberfest. Brewers from across America (and even a few from Germany, Belgium and the UK) will convene at NC Music Factory in celebration of good food, music and, of course, beer. Plus, it’s for a good cause: The festival donates a portion of its proceeds to charity. Prost!

Tickets $45-$65. 12:30-6 pm. NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory

Oct 10, 2014 - Apr 11, 2015

Carolina Hurricanes Hockey

The Hurricanes, 2005-2006 Stanley Cup champs, play their home games in the 18,000-plus-seat PNC Arena. Single-day tickets TBA; see the team's website for ticket packages. 

Home games for the 2014-2015 season are:

Apr 18-26, 2015

North Carolina Opera: ‘Don Giovanni’

The opera with its 80-member orchestra performs the 1787 comedic melodrama with libretto by Lorenzo De Ponte and music by Mozart. April 18-19, 22, 24, 26. Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South Street, Raleigh. Tickets TBA

(Photo: ©Curtis Brown Photography)

Feb 27 - Mar 01, 2015

North Carolina Opera: ‘La Traviata’

The opera with its 80-member orchestra performs Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 standard. Feb. 27 (8 pm) and March 1 (3 pm), Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South Street, Raleigh. Tickets TBA

(Photo: ©Curtis Brown Photography)

Nov 09, 2014

North Carolina Opera: ‘Tristan and Isolde’

The opera with its 80-member orchestra performs Richard Wagner's 1857-1859 musical drama (prelude and Act II). Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South Street, Raleigh. Tickets TBA

(Photo: ©Curtis Brown Photography)

Oct 17-18, 2014

Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship

Enjoy two days of barbecue eating, beer drinking and rocking music in Uptown, while dozens of BBQ teams compete in a cook-off. www.charlottebbqfestival.com

Oct 12, 2014

Latin American Festival

It’s a fun-filled day of Latin food, dancing, and music by headlining bands Bomba Estéreo, Los Rabanes and Plena Libre at Symphony Park. www.festivallatinoamericano.org

Sep 12-13, 2014

Sip & Stroll Art, Wine and Music Festival

Live music, live art, and tastings from more than 40 wine vineyards will be featured, transforming the EpiCentre into a wine-lover’s paradise. www.sipandstrollcharlotte.com

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