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

Sep 04-07, 2014

Yiasou Greek Festival

Experience authentic Greek art, entertainment, and, most importantly, the food (gyros, pastichio, baklava) on the grounds of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. www.yiasoufestival.org

Oct 11, 2014

Bank of America 500

The race for the Sprint Cup Chase will be in full throttle as NASCAR’s best compete during this 500-mile event5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord, 704.455.FANS

Oct 08, 2014

Taste of the Mint

Enjoy food and drink pairings and a museum tour at the Mint Museum Uptown. 4 pm, 500 S. Tryon St.

Oct 02, 2014

Gantt Symposium Featuring Common

The acclaimed rapper/actor is the featured speaker in the Harvey B. Gantt Center's lecture series. Tickets $15 members, $20 non-members, $10 students. 7 pm, Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts; 430 S. Tryon St.

Sep 12 - Nov 01, 2014

So Fun, It’s Scary

While most amusement parks prepare to wind down in the fall, Carowinds goes out with a bang (or shall we say, boo!). SCarowinds’ Halloween Haunt adds chills to the thrills, as the park is transformed with scare zones featuring hundreds of roaming frightful characters, terrifying mazes, live shows and more. Plus, many of the rides and roller coasters are open. SCarowinds runs select weekend nights. I-77, exit 90 at South Carolina-North Carolina border

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