• WEEKEND IN VIEW: What's happening in Charlotte


    Here are some of our favorite events coming up this week:

    Go for a spin on Eye on Tryon, an 80-foot Ferris wheel occupying the corner of 7th and Tryon streets in uptown through Saturday. Click here for more details.  

    >> Hop aboard 'The Polar Express' at N.C. Transportation Museum

    Broadway fans can see the 2018 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, "Once On This Island," at Belk Theater through Sunday. Click here for more details.

    Get ready to sip, shop and sample at the 52nd annual Southern Christmas Show from Thursday through Nov. 24 at The Park Expo and Conference Center. Click here for more details.

    The Spectrum Center will be buzzing when the Charlotte Hornets take on Detroit on Friday. Click here for more details.

    The coolest spot in uptown opens Friday when the outdoor ice skating rink, Holiday on Ice, returns for a new season. Click here for more details.  

    Art lovers can check out the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art for free Friday night during the museum's monthly program Bechtler By Night. Click here for more details.

    Discovery Place Science will host its monthly party for big kids Friday. Adults 21 and older can enjoy cocktails and celebrate all things Carolina at Science on the Rocks: Sweet Carolina. Click here for more details.

    >> Check out our new Your704 show, a go-to guide for the best restaurants, bars and entertainment across the Queen City. Watch it by downloading the WSOC-TV app on your Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV or by clicking here.

    Join the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for a patriotic concert, "Stars, Stripes and Sousa," on Friday and Saturday at Knight Theater. Click here for more details.

    Whether you're a runner or just cheering one on, the Charlotte Marathon will take over uptown on Saturday. Click here for more details.

    Santa Claus is coming to town and Saturday, you can help welcome him to Birkdale Village. Festivities also include the lighting of the village's holiday tree. Click here for more details.   

    Enjoy a little retail therapy with live music, food trucks and more at the Uptown Flea on Saturday at the corner of Tryon and 7th streets. Click here for more details.

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    Cheer on the home team when the Carolina Panthers take on Atlanta on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. Click here for more details.

    The Carolina Renaissance Festival, one of the largest Renaissance-themed events in the country, has returned to spread cheer each Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 24. Click here for more details.

    Ready for a road trip? 

    It's one of the grandest holiday displays in the Carolinas and this year, Christmas at Biltmore offers even more than ever before. In addition to its traditional holiday decor and dazzling lights, the estate is hosting "Downton Abbey: The Exhibition," a traveling exposition dedicated to the popular television series and new feature film. Click here for more details.  

    Ongoing events 

    Food Truck Friday in Plaza Midwood takes place at Resident Culture Brewing Co. and features a different lineup of trucks each week, as well as live music. Click here for more details.   


    Food Truck Friday South End takes place each week at Sycamore Brewing and features an ever-changing lineup of trucks. Kids and dogs are welcome. Click here for more details.

    Listen to live music and check out a variety of food and dessert trucks every second and fourth Friday at the Matthews Food Truck Fridays & Concert Series in downtown Matthews. Click here for more details.

    See a variety of vintage and modern European sports cars at Cars & Cappuccino, a free event held every third Sunday through November in SouthPark Mall's parking lot. Click here for more details.

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