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THE AGENDA: Fright, BBQ and pink parties
Weekly events listing for Oct. 17 - 23
Published Thursday, October 17, 2013
by Michaela L. Duckett

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The 11th Annual Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship and festival will be held Uptown Oct. 18 - 19.

This weekend, the Southeast’s largest sanctioned BBQ Competition returns to Charlotte. So prepare for two days of pork, beer and family fun.

Put on the scariest or sexiest Halloween costume you can find and head down to Carowinds for a VIP night of fright or head over to TILT and enter to win cash prizes or a trip to Cancun. As Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues, there are also a number of philanthropic events to attend as well. Here’s a peek at what else is happening this week around the Queen City:

Passport to SouthPark Piedmont Town Center 10/17

Head to Piedmont Town Center for Passport to SouthPark Thursday, 5–10 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include complimentary food samplings from Piedmont Town Center restaurants until 9 p.m. Tickets are available at ticketssoeasy.com/PassportPTC2013. Prize packages will be given to attendees who have their passports stamped.

Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship 10/18-19

The 11th annual Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship and festival will be held Uptown on South Tryon Street between Stonewall and Trade streets. Professional and challenger teams will fire up grills and submit their best entries for judges to choose their favorites. Pro teams are competing for a chance to win up to $35,000 in prize money and to represent the Southeast and the Q-City at the Memphis in May Championship in 2014.



The first People’s Choice Brew Competition will be held from 12–5 p.m. Advance tickets are $30 and include admission into the tasting zone, a souvenir tasting glass and a chance to sample brew from over 30 Carolina breweries. Visit QcityBBQ.com for tickets or more information. Space is limited. Must be 21 with valid ID.


Scarowinds VIP event 10/18

Enjoy a night of fun, fright and special perks at Scarowinds as The Human Rights Campaign hosts a special VIP experience. Various admission packages begin at $33 and include early admission to the park, entry into a HRC hosted reception, t-shirts and cash bar. Visit action.hrc.org to purchase tickets or for more information.

Party for Pink 10/19

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Republic of Charlotte (314 N. College St.) is hosting its annual “Party for Pink” event. Whether you're a survivor, know a survivor, lost someone or have been moved by people that have been affected by this disease, you’re invited for a night of philanthropic fun. Doors open at 10 p.m. Advance tickets are available in limited quantities online at dolcepartyforpink.Eventbrite.com. A portion of proceeds will go toward breast cancer research. 

Costume party 10/19

Saturday, join Social Flockers for a Halloween and costume party 8 p.m. to midnight at Tilt on Trade (127 W. Trade Street). Admission is $7 and includes a complimentary first shot and plenty of drink specials. A $100 prize will be awarded for the sexiest costume. The person with the “Best Costume” of the evening will win a 3-day, 2-night voucher to Temptation Cancun. Anyone without a costume will be charged $20 admission. Visit TiltOnTrade.com for more information.

Napa on Providence benefit party 10/23

Napa on Providence (110 Perrin Place) is hosting a Breast Cancer Cure Benefit Party 5:30–10 p.m. The evening will feature live music, food and drink specials and wine flights. VIP tickets are $20 and include complimentary select wines and craft beer with chef-created appetizers from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Call (704) 900-8535 for more information.


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