Free things to do around Charlotte this week


by Jody Mace / NBC Charlotte

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 7:51 AM

These free events take place in the Charlotte area from Monday, October 7th, 2013, through Sunday, October 13th. Highlights this week include a number of free music festivals on Saturday. Also on Saturday is the first Center City Literary Festival, including a kids’ event in the afternoon and an adult event in the evening. This list will be updated throughout the week on Charlotte on the Cheap’s Free Event Page.


7:30pm:           Trivia Night at Summit Coffee

8:00pm:           Live music at Amelie’s: Roey Haviv Bass Project


5:00pm:           Family board game night at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

8:00pm:           Trivia night at Petra’s, with prizes


3:30pm:           Free Pokemon game at Parker, Banner, Kent & Wayne

5:00pm:           Magic the Gathering at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

5:00pm:          Free admission at Mint Museum Uptown

9:00pm:           Comedy Open-Mic at Crown Station


5:00pm:           Miniature Wargaming at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:00pm:         Board game night at Parker, Banner, Kent & Wayne 

6:30pm:          MetLive Music Series: Simplified (acoustic duo)

7:00pm:          Live music at The Wine Vault: Jon Caneda

8:00pm:          Collaborative Arts Happening


5:00pm:           Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:30pm:           Live music at NoDa Brewing Company: The Hazlegroves

7:00pm:           Live music at The Wine Vault: Swim in the Wild

7:00pm:           Stars & Doughboys at Reedy Creek Nature Center

7:30pm:            Charlotte Folk Society gathering and concert: Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers


10:00am:         Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic: Spooky Stacker

11:00am:         Carolina Electronic Music Festival

11:00am:         Kids’ craft at Lakeshore Learning:  Pumpkin Patch Door Hanger  

12:00pm:         Center City Literary Festival for kids

2:00pm:          Palisades Halloween Festival

2:00pm:          BLOCtoberfest Music Festival

6:30pm:           Center City Literary Festival

7:30pm:            Open Mic at Mugs Coffee

7:00pm:           Live music at The Wine Vault: Mike Smith


10:00am:         Open gaming at Parker, Banner, Kent & Wayne

3:00pm:           Live music at Neighborhood Theatre: Leadville Social Club, Amigo, Elves, more

6:00pm:           Live music at The Wine Vault: Jared Allan