Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fashion Truck Rodeo, jazz music and uptown tree lighting

The holiday parties start next week so these events will ease you into the season.

Round Up Great Deals - The Fashion Truck Rodeo debuts at Small Business Saturday. Think Food Truck Friday. Parking lot of Shu and Brief, 1426 South Tryon St. Ends at 5 p.m. Read more in ShopTalk.

Funky Music - Not quite ready for Christmas carols? Head over to the Double Door Inn to see the funky jazz band Groove 8. It's the After Thanksgiving G Party and Potluck. The group celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the Moonshine Racers, New Car Caviar: A Jamgrass Tribute to Pink Floyd, Coddle Creek, the Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project, the Chemist. Read more about Groove 8 on Sound Bites. 5 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave. $12. Parking available onsite and on Fifth Street.


Family Fun - Head to The Square for Lights On the Square: The Uptown Tree Lighting. ACC mascots join the festivities to start the ACC Tournament weekend. Families can enjoy Santa Village in Polk Park (free photos!), and a performance by The Wonderettes! Food trucks will be there too. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The Square, Trade and Tryon streets. Tree lighting starts shortly after 6:30pm. Parking tips.