Pumpkin Picking and Corn Maze
Hall Family Farm, 10713 Providence Road West
Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.: A five-acre corn maze, pumpkin picking and hayrides are part of the fall festivities. Corn Maze $8 ages 9 and up, $6 ages 3-8; hayrides $3 ages 3 and up; pumpkins $0.59/pound. www.hallfamilyfarm.com
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Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.
Wednesday, 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m.: Narrated by Patrick Stewart, the film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the effort to send an astronaut to Mars in the next 20 years. Tickets $5 member, $10 non-member adults (ages 14-59), $5/$9 children ages 2-13 and seniors 60+. www.discoveryplace.org
Fidelio Student Night at the Opera
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: The final dress rehearsal gives students K-12 and their chaperones a chance to see Beethoven’s only opera. Tickets $5.82 - $10.74. blumenthalarts.org.
SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam
McGlohon Theaer, 345 N. College St.
Friday, 8 p.m.: The monthly poetry slam hosted by SlamCharlotte, the two-time national championship team of spoken word poetry (2007 and 2008). Tickets $10, blumenthalarts.org.
Lost Hollow Music Fest
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Three bands play Saturday, and another three Sunday in the Garden’s first music festival. Also features food trucks, craft beer and cornhole tournament. Admission $12.95 adults, $6.95 children (ages 2-12) for one-day pass. See www.dsbg.org for more information.