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What to do on date night in Charlotte
Dinner, dancing and relationship expert
Published Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:12 am
by Michaela L. Duckett

Looking for fun ways to spend the evening with that someone special in your life.

Here’s a week’s worth of ideas:

Oct. 11 – Music and Vintage Motors
See saxophone great Maceo Parker perform during the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame’s fourth annual induction ceremony at the Vintage Motor Club (325 McGill Ave., Concord). Cost $80. northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

Oct. 12 – Beer, Pork & Music

Wrap up the workweek relaxing together at the 10th annual Time Warner Cable BBQ and Blues, the Southeast’s largest MBN sanctioned BBQ festival. The festival runs through Saturday at NC Music Factory (1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.) www.charlottebbqandblues.com.

Oct. 13 – Dance the night away
Check out the QC’s newest nightclub, Label (900 NC Music Factory Blvd. Ste. B6) on the second night of its grand opening weekend. www.labelcharlotte.com info@labelcharlotte.com.

Oct. 14 – Fashion and politics
See Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan speak at Bojangles Coliseum (2700 E. Independence Blvd) in observation of the 17th anniversary of the Million Man March. Afterwards, lighten up the mood. Head over to Belk at SouthPark Mall (4400 Sharon Rd) for the third annual Lights! Camera! Fashion! to raise money for The Junior League of Charlotte. www.jlcharlotte.org.

Oct. 15 – Cocktails and football
Check out all the action of Monday Night Football. Start the workweek with Game Night at Cosmo’s Café (300 N. College St) in Uptown Charlotte.

Oct. 16 – Sip. Paint. Relax.
Grab a bottle of wine and prepare to get in touch with your artistic side at Painting with a Twist (4724 Sharon Rd, Suite J). Instructor Bricklend Ward will show you and your date how to create a Fall-themed masterpiece. The “Fauve Pumpkin” class begins at 6:30. Make reservations at www.paintingwithatwist.com or by phone at (980) 224-7760.

Oct. 17 – Appointment with the love expert
Before heading over to spend the evening with relationship coach Paul C. Brunson, stop by the Blumenthal Center for the Performing Arts (430 N. Tryon St.) to purchase your tickets to tomorrow’s opening night of “Menopause the Musical.”


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