Charlotte Happenings

NOV 2018

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CHARLOT TE MARATHON WINTERFEST DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL MAROON 5 CHARLOT TE AUTO SHOW CHARLOT TE MARATHON PHOTO COURTESY OF NOVANT HEALTH CHARLOT TE MARATHON; CHARLOT TE AUTO SHOW PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLOT TE AUTO SHOW; DIA DE LOS MUERTOS PHOTO COURTESY OF L ATIN AMERICAN COALITION Nov. 3 N OVA N T H E A LT H C H A R LOT T E M A RAT H O N UPTOWN Enjoy a unique view of Charlotte's charming and eclectic neighborhoods along the course for the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon. Breeze past the Queen City's signature tree-lined streets, historic landmarks and major sporting venues in the marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, 5K and kid's 1-mile run. Now in its 14th year, the race welcomes more than 7,000 runners. runcharlotte.com Nov. 4 DAY O F T H E D E A D/ D I A D E LO S M U E RTO S F E S T I VA L LEVINE MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH Join the local, intimate recreation of the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition. This colorful and vibrant event features traditional foods, folkloric arts and crafts, traditional dances, and fun activities for children. This free, all-day celebration is educational and engaging for all ages. museumofthenewsouth.org Nov. 15-18 C H A R LOT T E A U TO S H OW CHARLOT TE CONVENTION CENTER It's a car lover's delight. More than 300 new vehicles will be on display by over 30 manufacturers, making it easy for show attendees to compare cars side-by-side under one roof. Experience the newest technology and even take a test drive while you are at it. charlotteautoshow.com Nov. 18−Dec. 31 W I N T E R F E S T CAROWINDS Carowinds comes alive with holiday spirit during WinterFest. Friends and families are treated to an ultimate holiday celebration as the park is magically transformed into a winter wonderland—full of enchantment, cheer and classic family fun. Plus, there will be up to 16 rides open to complete your night of memory making. carowinds.com Nov. 25 M A RT I N A M C B R I D E – T H E J OY O F C H R I S T M A S OVENS AUDITORIUM It's been 20 years since country music icon Martina McBride released her multiplatinum "White Christmas" album, but she's kicking off this holiday season with the release of "It's The Holiday Season" and limited holiday run of her "The Joy of Christmas Tour" tradition. This time, she's adding songs from the new album and bringing to life the big band and orchestral sounds by using local symphonies on each stop. ovensauditorium.com Dec. 14 RO C K I N G A RO U N D T H E C H R I S T M A S T R E E W I T H DA RC I LY N N E A N D F R I E N D S OVENS AUDITORIUM Winner of NBC's "America's Got Talent," singer/ ventriloquist Darci Lynne is bringing her sweetheart disposition and undeniable talent that won her the coveted title to the Ovens Auditorium stage. With her friends Petunia, the diva-esque rabbit, Oscar, the shy and soulful mouse, and Edna, the brash old woman, the multi-talented 13-year-old is headlining her first family-friendly show. ticketmaster.com five to try plus one CHARLOT TESGOTALOT.COM 7

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