Cooler weather is finally here.
So, what are you going to do — sit in the house and couch surf the season away? Hell no! You're gonna get out there and check out all of the amazing stuff your city has to offer. From the season's first games by the Panthers, Hornets and Checkers to concerts by Chvrches and Stevie Wonder, from art exhibit openings to ridiculous races, from cooking classes to the primary election, we're sure there's something for everyone regardless of attitude or interest. Who says there's nothing to do in Charlotte?
For more, see the links at the bottom of this page.
NOV. 3 — New rule: if you don't vote during Charlotte's mayoral election, you're not allowed to say anything when the next person elected ends up in prison. Check next week's Creative Loafing for in-depth coverage. Freedom isn't free, but voting is. www.charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOE/Pages/default.aspx
NOV. 6 — We don't expect that many people who read Creative Loafing are huge fans of Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller. On the other hand, however, some of our most loyal Internet commenters are right-wing crazies, so this one's for them. The former comedian turned radio host and the Fox News curmudgeon have been crossing the states on something called the Don't Be a Pinhead Tour doing God knows what. If you're interested, they'll be at Ovens Auditorium to kick off the first week of November. $65-$125. oreillymillertour.com
NOV. 10 — Race has been at the forefront of the national conversation lately, and some who are at least smart enough to understand the Confederate flag is a red-flag-and-a-half still have trouble being good allies to the cause. UNC Charlotte professor Shannon Sullivan's 2014 book, Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism, digs into these issues. Sullivan will be discussing the book during a Personally Speaking event at UNC Charlotte Center City. Free (must pre-register). www.clas.uncc.edu/engagement/personally-speaking/good-white-people
NOV. 16 — The Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates has been well-known as a leading voice on race relations on Twitter and in different circles, but the recent release of his book Between the World and Me made him a lightning rod for those who believe his views are too grim or even people who took offense to Toni Morrison's comparison of Coates to legendary author James Baldwin. Coates will speak during a Reynolds Lecture at Davidson College. Free (tickets required). davidson.edu/the-arts