• WEEKEND IN VIEW: What's happening in Charlotte


    From fall festivals to high-flying fun at the fair, here are a few of our favorite happenings coming up this week:

    Find lots of family-friendly entertainment, carnival rides, a petting zoo, pig races, live music and more at the 67th annual Cabarrus County Fair, which is open through Saturday at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center. Click here for more details.

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    Get swept into an exotic world full of adventure, comedy and romance at Disney’s “Aladdin.” The musical is playing at Blumenthal’s Belk Theater through Sept. 29. Click here for more details.  

    Carowinds transforms from theme park to scream park just in time for Friday the 13th. SCarowinds is open select nights through Oct. 27. Click here for more details.  


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    Kick your weekend fun into high gear at the Gripped Festival happening Friday and Saturday at the BMX Supercross Track in Rock Hill, part of the BMX Supercross World Cup event. Click here for more details.  

    Say goodbye to summer at the final Sounds of Summer concert featuring Keller & the Keels with Coddle Creek at First Ward Park in uptown on Friday. Click here for more details.

    Enjoy an evening at the garden learning about Asian traditions at the Mid-Autumn Fest at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden on Saturday. Click here for more details.

    Get ready to “Shake your booty” when KC and the Sunshine Band hit the stage at Ovens Auditorium on Saturday. Click here for more details.

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    Three decades ago, a local musician invited a few friends over to jam in his living room. Now, John Tosco leads the Tosco Music Party three times a year at Knight Theater. Get a sampling of local and regional artists at this popular showcase Saturday. Click here for more details.

    See “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah on his "Loud & Clear Tour" Saturday at Spectrum Center. Click here for more details.

    For the first time in more than 10 years, the WWE is bringing a pay-per-view event to the Queen City! Don’t miss Clash of Champions on Sunday at the Spectrum Center. Click here for more details.

    She's one of the hottest acts on tour right now and Sunday singer-rapper Lizzo will make a stop at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre. Click here for more details.

    Walk, bike, play and connect with neighbors when 4 miles between West End and Dilworth are closed to traffic for Open Streets 704 on Sunday. Click here for more details.   

    Ready for a road trip?

    Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion at the annual Autumn at Oz festival at the Land of Oz theme park in Beech Mountain. Click here for more details.

    Channel your inner Baby and Johnny at the annual Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure. The weekend-long celebration features beach and soul music bands, fun competitions  -- including the infamous Lake Lift Competition -- watermelon games and, of course, lots of dance performances. Click here for more details.

    Meet Bigfoot experts and enthusiasts, try your hand at Sasquatch calling and enjoy delicious dishes inspired by the world’s greatest hide-and-seek player at the second annual WNC Bigfoot Festival in downtown Marion on Friday and Saturday. Click here for more details.

    Ongoing events 

    Enjoy good music and good times at the U.S. National Whitewater Center’s free River Jam concert series every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night through September. Click here for more details.

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    Explore Charlotte’s history, watch the sunset, grab a bite to eat and listen to live music at Friday Nights at Camp North End. Kids and dogs are welcome. Click here for more details.

    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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