Event Name When Where Description
CYCLE's Halloween Party 10/25/2014 Charlotte CYCLE's 1st Annual Gluton free Halloween Party. on Saturday, October 25th from 2pm to 5pm at Holy Covenant United Church of Christ at 3501 West WT Harris Blvd in Charlotte. CYCLE-Celiac Youth of Carolinas Life Enrichment. We are a youth chapter of the Charlotte Celiac Connection. The mission of CYCLE is to provide children with issues pertaining to gluten an outlet where they can feel accepted and "normal" along with their peers. Anyone under the age of 18 is welcome to join the group, and we have members with both Celiac Disease, and other gluten intolerance issues www.charlotteceliacconnection.org
Veterans Flu Shots 10/25/2014 Charlotte/Hickory In an effort to make getting annual flu vaccinations more convenient, the Salisbury VA Medical Center is offering drive-thru flu clinics at the Salisbury VAMC and its Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Hickory. The vaccinations are free for Veterans and are being offered from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 25, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. Any Veteran interested in receiving a vaccination doesn’t even have to get out of their vehicle, but must show a VA healthcare enrollment card at the time of vaccination. The Salisbury VAMC provided more than 25,000 flu vaccinations for Veterans last year. For more information about the drive thru clinics or flu vaccinations, contact Adkins at (704) 638-9000, Ext. 2848.
Los Lobos 40th Anniversary Tour 10/26/2014 Knight Theater Los Lobos perform La Pistola y El Corazon- 40th Anniversary Tour Oct 26 , 2014 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts Prices Begin at $34.50 Presented by: MaxxMusic, Visulite Theatre & Blumenthal Performing Arts If Los Lobos has learned one thing in nearly four decades together, it’s that playing by the rules is not for them. They tried it for a while, said no thanks, and they’ve been better for it ever since. Their 1987 remake of Ritchie Valens’ classic “La Bamba” for the soundtrack of the same name earned the band a No. 1 smash on the Billboard charts, and the following year’s "La Pistola y El Corazón," which found the band revisiting its Mexican folk roots, was also highly regarded. This all acoustic performance of traditional Tejano and Mariachi folk songs featured on that Grammy winning 1989 release of "La Pistola y El Corazon," will also feature a set of hits as well. This tour celebrates the band's 40th anniversary. - See more at: http://www.blumenthalarts.org/events
In His Steps Dance Classes 10/27/2014 Taylorsville, NC In His Steps, a non-profit dance ministry for girls in its 7th year, begins its first ever offering of dance classes in Taylorsville for girls Kindergarten through 12th grade beginning Monday, October 27th from 5:15pm-6:15pm through its partnership with New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 46 Warren Rd, Taylorsville. This will be the 6th North Carolina location for In His Steps. In His Steps Dance offers weekly dance lessons free of charge, along with spiritual development through biblically-based devotions. The ministry focuses on giving girls a safe place to learn about Christ, as well as to develop a positive self-image and share the challenges they face on a daily basis in their lives. Donna Smith, founder of In His Steps, said that every class provides girls with devotions about self-worth, self-respect and teaches them how to apply biblical lessons to their lives. “In a time where many activities are so expensive, these classes offer girls free weekly classes that encourage physical activity along with a wholesome environment.” Smith said. Many dance studios focus heavily on girls’ bodies, appearance and technical ability, Smith said she wants to cultivate a safe environment where everyone is appreciated no matter how they look, their economic status or how skilled they actually are at dance. Smith went on to say how grateful she was for the local church partnerships, such as the one with New Life Christian Fellowship, and that the partnerships are what help make In His Steps such a positive and impacting resource for the community. Volunteers and donations are encouraged and needed in order to make these classes along with other girl’s events and the In His Steps ministry a success. In His Steps is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and much appreciated. For more info on In His Steps, including additional class times and locations, and how you can get involved or register your child, please contact founder Donna Smith at 704-650-4089 or info@ihsdance.com, or visit www.ihsdance.com or www.facebook.com/ihsdance.
Veterans Job Fair 10/28/2014 Harris Conference Center, Charlotte The Carolinas Chapter of the National Diversity Council (NDC Carolinas) is about to have their 2014 From Boots to Suits event. This is a unique training and job fair to for veterans looking for work in the Charlotte area. 10/28 at the Harris Conference Center from 10-5. This event is completely free to veterans. A point of interest is that, unlike a traditional job fair, the veterans will remain seated and companies will visit veteran tables; the recruiters pitch the company to the veterans and the veterans pitch themselves so every company meets every veteran. RSVP to info@NDCCarolinas.org or call 740.274.9677
Hickory Crawdads Craw-lloween Party 10/30/2014 L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory The Hickory Crawdads want to help you kick off Halloween in style with their first-ever Craw-lloween Party at L.P. Frans Stadium from 8 pm - 12 am on Thursday, October 30th. The 21 & older Halloween party will feature Thirsty Thursday beer prices of $2 for 12 oz. domestics and $4 for 24 oz. domestic and 16 oz. seasonal beers. Food will also be available for purchase, including specialty items such as caramel apples and "Mummy Dogs." Don't forget to come dressed in your best Halloween attire for a chance to win cash prizes in the costume contest, while "Soul Watt" provides live music throughout the night. Tickets are on sale now for $5, with Catawba Valley Community College and Lenoir Rhyne University students gaining admission for $3. Tickets are available online at www.hickorycrawdads.com or by clicking here, in-person at L.P. Frans Stadium, or over the phone by calling (828) 322-3000.
Bands4Good Challenge 10/30/2014 The 2014 Bands4Good Challenge is open to all genres, bands and solo artists, students 13 and older, and adults of all ages. Musicians can apply now and everyone that qualifies will get unprecedented access to the music industry. To enter, all participants have to do is go online to http://2014.bands4good.com/callingartists/, create a profile and upload an MP3 of their music.
Classroom Central Event 11/1/2014 Charlotte Help LEVEL the playing field for students in need On Saturday, November 1st, 2014, join Classroom Central for a day of food, fun, family and friendly competition. Kids admission is FREE, adults cost $5. Proceeds will be used to buy school supplies for students in need. Games There will be nostalgic field day games related to school supplies, including: Crayon Sack Race, Backpack Tricycle Race, Ruler Limbo, etc. All games are FREE after entry! Competition is individual with four age categories. Activities & Food Live music, concessions, face painting and sports mascots will add to the fun. Location Memorial Stadium is located at 310 N. Kings Drive near Uptown. Parking is available for free. We will use Grady Cole Center in the case of rain.
Chrissie Hynde Concert 11/8/2014 Ovens Auditorium Chrissie Hynde Concert... Saturday, November 8 at 8 p.m at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte Chrissie Hynde has confirmed a 25-date North American tour in support of her critically and commercially hailed Stockholm, which debuted in the U.S. Top 40 upon its June release on Will Travel/Caroline Records. The first ever album to be released under her own name, Stockholm was heralded by Chrissie's debut appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Colbert Report performing "Dark Sunglasses,” the album's "cutting, springy first single” (Rolling Stone) that charted in the AAA Top 20. The upcoming tour dates will feature the first live performances of Stockholm material alongside classics spanning Chrissie’s legendary and storied career with the Pretenders. More at ovensauditorium.com
Hospice of Union County Holiday Auction 11/8/2014 Monroe, NC Hospice of Union County 28th Annual Holiday Auction Saturday November 8th/ Doors open at 8am/ Bidding begins at 9am First Baptist Church/ 109 Morrow Ave. Monroe NC Contact person: Wayne Berg 704-292-2100
Trans Siberian Orchestra 11/20/2014 Charlotte Trans-Siberian Orchestra Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC Thursday Nov 20, 2014 7:30 PM
Carolina Renaissance Festival 11/23/2014 Huntersville, NC The Renaissance Festival is a 16th century European style art and entertainment festival combining outdoor theater, circus entertainment, arts and crafts marketplace, a jousting tournament, a feast fit for royalty, and much much more. The 21st annual season is open Saturdays and Sundays, from October 4th to November 23rd, 2014. The Carolina Renaissance Festival was introduced in 1994 with six acres of exhibits, attractions and entertainment. The event has grown into a twenty acre theme park filled with charming cottages and castles, kitchens and pubs, and a most unusual collection of people powered rides and games of skill - all nestled in 325 acres of pristine woodlands just north of Charlotte, NC. The Carolina event has grown to be one of the largest of the Renaissance fairs nationwide. Tree lined lanes are filled with over 100 purveyors of crafts and food, and non-stop music and comedy shows are presented on 11 stages every event day. This is one of the most interactive entertainment shows ever created with wonderful amusements and antics ongoing all around you! You can sit back and watch, or you can become a part of the action, surrounded by over 500 costumed characters roaming the festival village. The village lanes are full of peasants singing sea-faring songs and street entertainers surprising you with tall tales and tricks, each with a role to play. You can experience the clashing of armor and the thundering of hooves daily with full combat jousts at the King's Tournament Arena. More at renfestinfo.com
Christmas in the Park 12/6/2014 Banner Elk, NC Banner Elk's Christmas in the Park 2014 will be held on Saturday, December 6th. Website: www.bannerelk.org/christmas Details: The Parade of Lights will begin at 5pm at Lees-McRae College. No registration necessary. The parade will include Avery County High Schools marching band. After the parade, the park will be filled with luminaries, and Christmas fun! Take a train ride to Santa's workshop, where children can meet Santa and his elves, eat cookies, and write letters to Santa. Enjoy a live nativity scene. Watch "Arthur Christmas" on an outdoor movie screen.
Fleetwood Mac Concert 3/7/2015 Charlotte -Fleetwood Mac's tour will make a stop in Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 7th. Tickets go on sale October 20th. Fleetwood Mac is known for their hits like "Go Your Own Way," "Little Lies," and "Don't Stop."
John Mellencamp Concert 3/27/2015 Ovens Auditorium John Mellencamp "Plain Spoken" Tour Coming to Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte March 27, 2015 Tickets for on sale Friday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Rock singer-songwriter John Mellencamp will perform live at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "Plain Spoken" 2015 North American tour. Tickets go on sale for the show on Friday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.johnmellencamp.com, www.axs.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets are $40.50 - $117.50 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.