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THE AGENDA: Heels, Hookah & Homecoming
Weekly events listing for Oct. 24 - 30
Published Thursday, October 24, 2013
by Michaela L. Duckett

Calling all men! Put on a pair of high heels and take a walk in support of raising awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence during the annual “Walk in Her Shoes” event.

This weekend, much of West Charlotte will undoubtedly turn blue and gold as Johnson C. Smith University celebrates Homecoming 2013. Enjoy a free day party with alumni and friends at Apostrophe Friday.

On Wednesday, get over the mid-week slump with hookah specials and networking at Red@28th. Here’s a peek at what else is happening this week around the Queen City:

Walk in Her Shoes 10/24

The 5th annual “Walk in Her Shoes” event to raise awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence will be held at the Wells Fargo CIC site, located at 1525 West W.T. Harris, Thursday at 1 p.m. Men are asked to walk in heels and women are asked to wear purple and teal ties in support of “Ties for Victims and Survivors." For more information visit the Walk in Her Shoes Facebook event page.

JCSU HC13 Day Party 10/25

Join Johnson C. Smith University alumni and friends as they celebrate JCSU’s homecoming with a day party from 3–7 p.m. at Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. Early arrival is recommended. Admission is free. Call (704) 619-0547 for more information.

AVON Walk for Breast Cancer 10/26–27

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer comes to town this weekend. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Saturday at 6:30 a.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. respectively. Registration is still open. Visit AVONwalk.org for more information.

Runway 5K Walk/Run 10/26

Charlotte is hosting the seventh annual Runway 5K Run/Walk Saturday at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway). Last year’s event drew 2,300 participants and raised more than $20,000 for Lifespan’s Community Activities Employment Transition Program. Lifespan, which provides services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, will remain as the benefit charity this year. All runners and walkers must register by noon on Friday. Visit Runway5K.cltairport.com for more information and parking details.

Creature Feature 10/26

Ever wonder what lurks behind those clingy cobwebs spun in the fall everywhere from the deep woods to front porches? Then it’s time to meet these autumnal arthropods at Charlotte Nature Museum’s “October Creature Feature: Spinning Spiders and Creepy Crawlers” Saturday, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Families can learn about all sorts of crawling, buzzing and flying creatures, while enjoying an up close look at spiders, bees, bats, scorpions and more. There will be plenty of other not-so-scary activities to enjoy – from an interactive pumpkin patch and hand painting to puppet shows, story time, crafts and more. And, if you want to get in the Halloween spirit, come in full costume.

Yappy Hour Benefit 10/27

Grab your favorite four-legged friend and head over to the patio at La Paz Restaurante & Cantina (1100 Metropolitan Ave.) for a doggy-friendly Yappy Hour Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. In addition to giveaways, goodie bags and drink specials, there will also be a doggie costume contest. May the best pooch win. Ten percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue.

Hump Day Hookah 10/30

Stop by Red@28th (2424 N. Davidson St.) for “Hump Day Hookah” and enjoy $10 hookah specials, drinks and live music. Held every other Wednesday from 7–10 p.m., Hump Day Hookah is an opportunity for local artists, producers, models, DJs, designers, photographers, dancers, videographers and entrepreneurs to gather and network. Admission is free.


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