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

Sep 27-28, 2014

Where We Are Tour

Two-night concert stop with One Direction (pictured) and 5 Seconds of Summer. Tickets from $46, www.ticketmaster.com. 7 pm, PNC Music Pavilion, 

707 Pavilion Blvd.

Sep 12-13, 2014

Funk Fest Charlotte

Outkast (pictured), LL Cool J, The Roots and others perform. Metrolina Expo Fairgrounds 7100 Statesville Road. Gates open at 2 pm Fri, 1 pm Sat. Two-day tickets from $100; one-day tickets from $65. www.funkfestconcerts.com

Sep 02-06, 2014

Charlotte Fashion Week

Dress to impress at these runway shows and parties. The event, sponsored by Charlotte Seen, benefits the Levine Children's Hospital. www.charlottefashionweek.com

Oct 29, 2014 - Apr 13, 2015

Charlotte Hornets

Now that the Bobcat name has been relinquished with a return to the "Hornets" namesake, Charlotte is ready to buzz for the NBA’s 2014-2015 season with top draft pick, P.J. Hairston, among the players in tow. Home games for the 2014 portion of the schedule are: Oct. 29, Milwaukee; Nov. 1, Memphis; Nov. 5, Miami; Nov. 7, Atlanta; Nov. 17, Dallas; Nov. 21, Orlando; Nov. 24, LA Clippers; Nov. 26, Portland; Nov. 28, Golden State; Dec. 3, Chicago Bulls; Dec. 5, New York; Dec. 10, Boston; Dec. 13, Brooklyn; Dec.

Where to Shop in NYC This Fall

From Cremieux's newly opened first boutique in SoHo to the 20,000-square-foot Valentino flagship store, see what's new in store this month.

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