Weekend events in Charlotte: Checkers Opening weekend, run uptown, annual barbecue

greenlogo_smallNew South for the Southerner is an event featuring Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer, winner of The Pulitzer Prize. The event is tonight at Levine Museum of the New South and consists of looking into pivotal moments that shaped the 2016 election. Siers will talk about his approach to creating his cartoons in a political minefield. You can find out more information here and space is limited so RSVP quickly for tonight’s event! Wine and buffet are included with the 15 dollar ticket.

Day of the Dead/Día de Muertos annual festival is at the Levine Museum of the New South on Sunday, October 30th. It’s a family friendly event that includes music, dance performances, traditional foods, sugar skull workshops and arts and crafts. Free admission all day and you can find out more info here.

img_1812Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church is hosting their 87th annual barbecue tonight. Good food, enough said. You can find out more information here, although the picture says it all.



zzdata-22782_560x330The Charlotte Checkers start their season at the Bojangles Coliseum Friday and Saturday. I never cared for hockey until I went to a game, and it is epic. If you’re up for trying something new, this is the place to do it. You can find out more by clicking here.

Running Scared 5 miler and Monster Mile will be held uptown between Romare Bearden Park and Knights Stadium  Saturday morning. If you want to get a head start on burning off some halloween candy, this is the time to do it. You can find out more info here.