Saturday, December 6, 2014

Big day today: Queen City Brewers Festival tickets onsale, Art Social and family fun

The holiday season started with hip-thrusting-rolling-on-a-river fun last night. The 2nd Chance Santa started a little slow, but it built steam quickly last night. Look for my full review from that later. Until then, here's a list of things to do today. And don't forget the Queen City Brewers Festival tickets went onsale this morning. The event is Jan. 31 at Bojangles. 

Get out early Rockin' Kids First presents Southern Experience Band, Sacramento, The Roadshow Band, Faith and Scars, Grey Revell's Roman Candles, A Course of Action, Halden Vang, Grown Up Avenger Stuff, The Joe Davis band, and Kelen Heller. 3:30 p.m., Amos' Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $10 ($5 discount w/ unwrapped toy).

Family fun - The ACC Football Championship is tonight so there's lots of free fun. Enjoy free concerts, autograph sessions and watch ACC mascots square off during the ACC  Football Championship Fan Fest. Noon - 7 p.m., adjacent to Bank of America Stadium along Mint, Graham and Stonewall streets. Florida State vs. Georgia Tech starts at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets.

Party With Local Grassroots Artists - Cultural Initiative: An Art Social Fresh showcases 25 local and regional grassroots artists.  Their works will be on display and for sale, but this is more than an art show. The music will be ridiculous featuring: Miami Dice and Elonzo, and Charlotte's Justin Aswell along with vocals by Charleston's Jordan Igoe. 8:30 p.m. Neighborhood Theater. Limited free street parking. Bring cash for parking. Tonya's Pick

Variety Show - Amusements; A Night of Music, Magic and Laughs features local comedians, musicians and yes magicians. Many are regulars at the Evening Muse. 10 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 North Davidson St. Read the full lineupLimited free street parking. Bring cash for parking.

6th Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair - This is the signature event for the Red Pump Project which highlights HIV and AIDS impact on women and girls. The event will feature a fashion show, a silent auction and local boutiques. R.A.I.N. President and CEO Rev. Debbie Warren is this year's honoree.  7 - 10 p.m.,  Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E 36th St. Tickets: $40Driving Alert: Access via South Tryon Street instead of North Davidson Street because of road construction.

Jingle Bell Bash - This party benefits Safe Alliance, formerly known as United Family Services, which helps women impacted by domestic violence. Enjoy live entertainment by U-neek Flav'ur. Ticket gets you apps and libations. There's also a silent auction7:30 – 11 p.m., The Atrium Uptown, 301 S Tryon St. $75.