Happy Wednesday Smarties! Welcome to November – has anyone else been disturbed that the Christmas stuff was out before Trick or Treating had happened? Plays, art and shopping for charity help round out this weekend. Visit our local parks, take a day trip or explore uptown just get out and enjoy!
The Commedia Cinderella
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
November 5-6, Sat., 11:00am, 1:oopm; Sun., 2:00pm
In this funny, fast-paced show, the Tarradiddle Players put a slapstick spin on one of the world’s most famous fairytales. Beautiful Cinderella is forced to work as a kitchen maid by her mean Stepmother and two ugly Stepsisters, but thanks to a little help from her Fairy Godmother, she still has a chance to win the hand of the handsome Prince. With roots in the humorous, physical acting style of Italian Commedia dell’arte, this production is a lighthearted treat. Cost is $14-$18.
McDowell Nature Center
November 4, 10:30am-11:15am
Be a ‘Bitty Birder. All future birders will create their own ‘birding binoculars’ and seek out some of our feathered friends. Ages 4-6. Cost is $3.
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts, Matthews Community Center
November 4-6, Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:00pm; Sun., 2:00pm
With songs like “Do the Circulation”, “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Conjunction Junction” this pop culture phenomenon will come to life on our stage. Tom, a school teacher nervous about his first day, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters emerge from the TV set and show him how to win his students over with imagination, music and dance. Cost is $9-$10.
Carolina Renaissance Festival
The Carolina Renaissance Festival Fairgrounds, 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville
Weekends, October 08 through Nov. 11, 10:00am-5:30pm
The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 11-stage theater, a 22-acre village marketplace, an interactive circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast — all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure! Cost is $10-$20; Free for ages 5 and under.
Saturday Art Sessions – Autumn Color Collage
Mint Museum Randolph
November 5, 10:00am-6:00pm
Projects are inspired by the museum collections and are appropriate for the entire family. Try out tissue paper painting to create a bold and beautiful collage of fall colors and shapes, inspired by the museum park. Cost is $5-$10; children 4 and under free.
Belk Fall Charity Sale Event – Charlotte
All Belk Locations
November 5, 6:00am-10:00am
Belk’s famous Fall Charity Sale Event on Sat. Nov. 5, from 6 to 10 a.m., will benefit Charlotte/Mecklenburg schools and nonprofits. In exchange for a $5 charity donation, customers receive $5 off first purchase & discounts of 20% to 70% off. Also, the first 100 adults receive a free Belk Gift Card worth $5-$100 with three $1000 gift cards being awarded company wide.
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve: Latta Plantation Nature Center
November 5, 10:00am
Let your child’s imagination soar during story time at the nature center! Every Saturday your child will hear a new nature story followed by an up-close encounter with one of our animals or another fun activity. No registration required. Geared for ages 3 to 6 but all ages welcome.
11th Annual Fall Festival & Market Day
November 5, noon-6:00pm
Over 160 booth vendors and 4,500+ visitors will be at this fabulous festival featuring moon bounces, slides, prizes, games, hay rides and more. Head to Baxter Village for a fun-filled day!