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CLT Happenings: Things to do this weekend in Charlotte

There’s a lot to do this weekend: Food Truck Friday, King of Soul at Knight Theater, and the Southern Christmas Show at The Park Expo


Friday, Nov. 12

Food Truck Friday

Come out for good eats, live music, and fun for the whole family at various Food Truck Friday events happening all over the Queen City. Come out to get your grub on at Food Truck Friday at Cabarrus Brewing Company, Black Food Truck Friday, University City Food Truck Friday, or Food Truck Friday at Sycamore Brewing. Times vary by location.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Knicks @ Spectrum Center

Charlotte basketball returns to the Queen City this weekend as the Hornets take on the New York Knicks at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets hit the court Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.Tickets for the match-up start at $36 and can be purchased here.

RELATED: Hornets beat Grizzlies, break five-game losing streak

Saturday, Nov. 13 

Kings of Soul @ Knight Theater

Take a trip down memory lane as the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra presents “Kings of Soul,” an all-star performance honoring legendary soul singers like James Brown, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, and more. It features the immense talents of Chester Gregory, Darren Lorenzo, and Michael Lynche. The show runs on Friday and Saturday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased here.

Sunday, Nov. 14

Charlotte Hornets vs. Warriors @ Spectrum Center

The Hornets are back with their second game of the weekend. They face Steph Curry and Golden State Warriors Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Spectrum Center. Tickets for the game start at $59 and can be purchased here.

Happening all weekend!

Southern Christmas Show @ The Park Expo

The annual Southern Christmas Show is back at The Park Expo. The event features shopping, festive music, crafts, food, wines, decor, and of course, Santa! The festivities are happening now until Nov. 21. Adult tickets start at $15, and children under five get in free! Find more ticket information here.

RELATED: Here are the hours, tickets, and more for the Southern Christmas Show

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Get medieval with your friends and family as you head out to the opening weekend of the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Enjoy non-stop, day-long, immersive and interactive activities as well as the open-air Artisan Market with arts and crafts, games, rides, jousting knights on horseback, falconry, and food options you’re sure to love. This season-long event runs every Saturday and Sunday until Nov. 21. Tickets start at $17 for kids and $27 for adults and can be purchased here

Immersive Van Gogh @ Camp North End

Come out to experience the lauded Immersive Van Gogh exhibit at Camp North End. The exhibit features 500,000 cubic feet of monumental projections animating Vincent van Gogh’s oeuvre. The Immersive Van Gogh exhibit has been extended through Nov. 21 by popular demand, so you can enjoy it all season long. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased here.

Markets + More

Queen City weekends always provide a surplus of vendor markets for Charlotteans to get their pick at fresh and locally sourced products. This weekend’s open markets include the 2021 Vintage Charlotte Pop-up Market, Plaza Midwood Farmer’s Market, the Uptown Farmer’s Market, and the Southend Farmers’ Market.

Watch Wake Up Charlotte each weekday morning from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on WCNC Charlotte, and as always, join the conversation on social media using #WakeUpCLT!

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