Neighborhood Living Room
Fri-Sun 10.16-18 Various times. Dilworth Artisan Station, 118 East Kingston Ave. bit.ly/popupliving
The parking lot at Dilworth Artisan Station has been transformed into a pop-up neighborhood living room for a few days. It will be a gathering spot with kids’ activities, live music, pumpkin painting, shopping and more. Bring a board game, bring your dog, sip a coffee, meet neighbors, buy a meal from one of the food vendors and make yourself at home. Visit the Facebook event page to see the complete schedule.
UNCC International Festival
Sat 10.17 10 a.m.-6 p.m. UNCC, Barnhardt Student Activity Center. ifest.uncc.edu
This popular, long-running festival (started in 1975) has students running booths representing 50 nations. Activities include music and dance, kids’ fun, an International Game Zone and fireworks afterward.
Fall Festival with a Cajun Flair
Sat 10.17 Noon-7 p.m. Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church St. Charmeck.org
This is the final installment of Romare Bearden Park’s music series. From noon to 3 p.m. there will be pumpkin carving, face painters, balloon artists and caricature artists, as well as children’s entertainers. From 3 to 3:45, the entertainment will be Creole for Kids with Terrance Simien. At 4 p.m. Lil Malcolm and the Zydeco House Rockers take the stage, and at 5:30 music will be provided by Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience. Come prepared to eat some Cajun food.
Hola Charlotte Festival
Sun 10.18 Noon-7 p.m. North Tryon, between Trade and Seventh streets. holacharlottefestival.com
Rescheduled from an earlier date, Charlotte’s Hispanic heritage festival celebrates the cultures of Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. There will be two stages, one featuring cultural performances and one with live Latin music. The Latin American Village will highlight art, clothing and cultural items from 15 Latin countries. Many Charlotte organizations, including Opera Carolina, The Mint Museum and Discovery Place, will offer family-friendly activities. Enjoy Latin music, dance, art and children’s activities. You’ll even get a chance to learn Zumba.
Center City Concerts
Mon 10.19 Noon. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 115 West Seventh St. centercityconcerts.org
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is hosting free lunchtime concerts the third Monday of every month through May. The October concert features Bechtler Ensemble Piano Trio, with Pianist Cynthia Lawing, violinist Joseph Meyer and cellist Tanja Bechtler.