All Discovery Place museums, including Discovery Place, Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville, and Discovery Place Kids in Rockingham, are offering military personnel and veterans free admission on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. You’ll need to bring your military ID. In addition, family members will receive $2 off their admission. In addition, each military member and veteran will receive a complimentary IMAX ticket to see D-Day: Normandy 1944 on Veterans Day. Tickets for family of military personnel will also be available at a discounted rate of $2 off. Showtimes of D-Day: Normandy 1944 will run every hour on the hour between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. They will not be showing our other IMAX film, Journey to the South Pacific, that day.
US Airways Salute to Veterans Parade takes place Saturday, November 8th, 2014, at 11am. It starts at 700 North Tryon Street and ends at 600 South Tryon Street. More information: Colonel Dave Roeder and Colonel Charles Scott, representatives of the Hostages of the Iran Hostage Crisis and Special Achievement Award recipients will serve as Grand Marshals. The event showcases local middle and high school bands, the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program units, active military units, antique cars, veteran organizations and more!
Plan your week on the cheap with this list of free events, from Friday, October 24, 2014, to Sunday, October 26th. Some highlights are GUTS Pumpkin Carving Contest at NC Music Factory, Reedy Creek Nature Center’s Creepy Crawly Critterween, Halloween ComicFest and South End Fall Festival. If you’re not doing this already, you can subscribe to Charlotte on the Cheap’s daily emails (just one a day), and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The public is invited to a fun community day as the ribbon is cut on Wilmore Centennial Park at South End. This future park will strengthen the connection between the South End and Wilmore neighborhoods. It’s at 209 West Kingston, on the corner of Kingston and South Tryon. The ribbon will be cut on Saturday, October 25th, at 11:00 a.m. and free festivities will follow, including a bounce house, DJ and field games. There will also be food trucks, a raffle and a silent auction.
On Halloween, October 31st, 2014, kids attending Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools get a day off. The Charlotte Checkers hockey team is playing against the Hamilton Bulldogs in a noon game. Kids 12 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult buying a ticket. Each paying adult can bring a maximum of four kids for free. To get this deal, either purchase your tickets at the Time Warner Cable Arena Box Office, or call Alex Teal at 704-940-4084. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes.
In addition, Salsarita’s food drive is going on at the game. Bring a non-perishable food donation and get a free ticket to the December 21 game.
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Yelp’s pre-Halloween costume party at the Fountain Plaza of NC Music Factory is FREE but you need to RSVP in advance. Follow the above link for all the details on how to RSVP. The party, on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., is for age 21+. Donations (suggested $10) are encouraged for Beards BeCAUSE, a grassroots organization that advocates against domestic violence.
The party will features food from Draught, e2 emeril’s eatery, Eight Sushi, Helen’s Kitchen, Osso, Pint Central, Pizza Peel, Queen Charlotte’s Pimento Cheese Royale, Street Spice and Texicali Taco & Tequila Bar.
DJs will be providing entertainment: Dirty, Edward Shouse, Rowshay and Yona. There will be activities like a photo booth, palm-reading, ticket giveaways and more. Lots to drink too.
Opera Carolina has moved from rented space at Two Wells Fargo Center to a new home in the historic Elizabeth neighborhood. The 4,300 square foot home at 1600 Elizabeth Avenue offers three floors of administrative and social gathering space. The public is invited to an open house on Saturday, November 1st, and Sunday, November 2nd, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Enjoy tours, performances and light refreshments with Opera Carolina Maestro James Meena and staff.
Tour SKYE Condominiums, a new mixed-use building at 222 South Caldwell Street, at their Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and enjoy food and drink from Fahrenheit Restaurant. Fahrenheit, which is on the 21st floor, will be offering several authentic German food and beverage pairings on the tour, culminating in a pairing at the restaurant on the top floor. It’s all free.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, at 6500 South New Hope Road in Belmont, just opened Lost Hollow Children: The Kimbrell Children’s Garden, a brand new space for kids and their families to explore. It sounds amazing. “Pass over the all seeing eye of protection to enter the kingdom of Lost Hollow. Explore the banks of Sunken Pond. Sing like a bird in The Aviary. Survey the land from Moon Keep. Explore the mysterious Fireplace Cave and more.”
It’s included in the regular admission price, which is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors 60+, and $6 for kids age 4-12. Kids younger than 4 are free. Right now there’s a Groupon for discounted admission. It gets you almost half off.
Choose from Four Options:
$14 for admission for two ($24 value)
$25 for admission for four ($48 value)
$24 for an individual annual membership ($45 value)
$39 for a household annual membership ($75 value)
Also, if you buy the Groupon today, October 21, you can get an extra 15% off. Use the promo code LOCAL15.
That brings the price for admission for four to $21.25, which is well under half price. We’re having visitors for Thanksgiving weekend and this just got added to our list!