It’s Friday. Time to plan our weekend activities — offline.

(1) Treat Your Taste Buds to a Cheese & Cider Pairing

Friday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. $18. Red Clay Ciderworks, 245 Clanton Road.


Indulge in an excellent evening of cider and cheese pairing, while experts in both will guide you through each delicious sip and bite. Red Clay Ciderworks and Orrman’s Cheese Shop are joining forces and seating is limited.

(2) Join the s’MACdown Mac-n-Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2-6 p.m. $42+. Rooftop 210, 210 East Trade St.


Calling all mac-n-cheese lovers! Get ready for the ultimate cheese indulgence. Explore the culinary genius of Charlotte chefs as they prepare top-notch samples of your favorite comfort food dish. Participating restaurants include Kid Cashew, The Asbury and The Local.

(3) Drink Purple Beer for Veterans With Birdsong & Unknown

Saturday, Nov. 11, noon-10 p.m. Free. 1016 N Davidson St.


Purple beer for a good cause? Sign us up! The breweries Birdsong and Unknown are teaming up for a special purple Veterans Day brew. For each pint sold, a dollar will be donated to Purple Heart Homes.

(4) Listen at Rewind: A Charlotte Storytellers Farewell Showcase

Saturday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. 2101 Central Ave.


As the end of the year approaches it’s time to take a look back. Join eight local storytellers as they take the stage to share nostalgic tales at the Charlotte Storytellers’ Farewell Showcase.

(5) Sample Cuisine Made From Hemp at Heirloom

Sunday, Nov. 12 6:30-8:30 p.m. $64. 8470 Bellhaven Blvd.


Snag a seat at the first legal hemp dinner in NC for over 80 years. Learn about the culinary uses of hemp from Farmer Brad of Lucky Clays Farm while dining on a five-course tasting menu utilizing Carolina hemp products grown at Lucky Clays Farm.