Mark your calendar with these November must-dos

This Month’s Five Essential Dates

Nov. 2

Enjoy an evening of food, wine, and conversation with five New York Times best-selling authors at Verse & Vino, an annual event held in support of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation. This year’s Verse & Vino will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125.



A picture may be worth a thousand words, but these films stick to 100. Charlotte’s fourth-annual 100 Words Film Festival will showcase professional and amateur short films from around the world. Every film shown at the two-day festival contains exactly 100 words, and you can follow along with an on-screen word counter. The event — held at McGlohon Theater, 345 North College St. — starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Nov. 4

Don a mask and kick off your shoes at the sixth-annual Barefoot Gala. Hosted by Samaritan’s Feet, this fundraising event will feature live music, dancing, food, silent auctions, and the chance to make a difference in a child’s life. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. at Le Méridien Charlotte, 555 S. McDowell Street. Tickets are $175.

Nov. 23

Before indulging in turkey and pumpkin pie, celebrate Thanksgiving in uptown Charlotte. Novant Health’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the 70th in the city’s history, will feature marching bands, giant floats, celebrities, balloons, and performances. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. on Tryon Street and will be broadcast on WBTV.

Nov. 24

See the hills come alive, hear the classic musical score, and experience Maria and the von Trapp’s story on the opening night of “The Sound of Music.” This timeless musical has moved audiences around the world, and now it’s bringing songs such as “My Favorite Things” and “Do-Re-Mi” to a Charlotte stage. The first performance is at 8 p.m. at Belk Theater, 130 North Tryon St. Tickets start at $25.


Photo: Jeremy Daniel