Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday parties, German parties, bar crawls and more tonight

Whoa! Holiday parties, a fetish party, a German party all in one fun-filled night. Did I mention concerts too. It's going to be a long night. See you in the streets...

It's back! - Helen Schwab reports The Weihnachtsmarkt, the winter marketplace held in OMB Biergarten, returns today after bad weather last weekend.   2 p.m. - 10 p.m. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Road.

Do You Wanna Build A Snowman? - Purgatory 61: Frozen Winter Fetish brings the latest edition of Charlotte's longest running erotica party. The latest Single Cell Productions Purgatory features DJ Triskyl and Shrapnel; live performance art by: JesAbella Marie, Miss Mena, Fever Dream Entertainment, and Marilyn Chen and the Purgatory Fetish Artists: Djinn the NytChylde, Sarah Birdsong, The Vivica Hallow, Lillith Filth, Danny Phoenix and Shepherd Shivalia. 8 p.m. Amos' Southend1423 South Tryon St. $40.

Fa La La Labulous Night!  - Local gay advocates and allies host the Twirl To the World Holiday Party benefiting Campus Pride and SmartStart. 9 p.m. The Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $10 with unwrapped tour.

Don't forget

Wake Up!!! - Get out early with the two-day CLT Coffee Crawl presented by Good Eats and Meets and local coffee roasters. Saturday and Sunday. Each stop will offer coffee samples, demonstrations and tours throughout both days. $10. 9 - 5 p.m. each day. Starts at Boquette Coffee Mountain Roasters, 2113 N. Davidson St. Details.

Soul Music - She's back. Goapele is like the Doug E. Fresh of soul music. She visits Charlotte often, and gives a good show. The Sol Kitchen presents A Night Of Soul with Goapele. Russell Taylor will open. 8 p.m., The Chop Shop NoDa, 399 E. 35th St. $25 and up.

David Benoit's Charlie Brown Christmas brings the spirit of the holidays to Charlotte. The show is the final in the Carolina Jazz Concert Series, which is an honor Benoit held in 2011. 8 p.m. Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College. $45 and up.

The Grays' Holiday Party is one of the biggest holiday parties for Charlotte's black bourgeoises. What started as an intimate party in the Grays' homes moved successfully to the Gantt Center and added WBAV 101.9 as the sponsor. 8 p.m. Gantt Center, 551 South Tryon St. $50 includes apps and specialty cocktailsLimited street parking typically on Tryon street. Paid parking available at the Duke Energy Center (Stonewall between Church and Tryon) and The Green (Tryon and Levine Avenue of the Arts). TJ's #turntup

NoDa Krampus Krawl takes St. Nick & his Krampus into the streets of NoDA with stops at Heist, the Johnston YMCA, Jack Beagles (f/ Krampus Rampus), and storytelling at Pura Vida Wordly Art. Don't miss face-painting at Growler's Pourhouse and art displays at Baku Art Gallery. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Heist. Full schedule here. I know what, I'm wearing for my fledgling Krampus outfit. TJ's #turntup

15th Annual Santa Bar Crawl means a whole bunch of bad Santas will take over uptown for this yearly tradition. This crawl winds along Fifth Street and the EpiCentre. Get the full schedule here. Starts at 2 p.m. Please line up a designated driver or a safe ride home.

60th Annual Singing Christmas Tree is comprised of performers, puppets and dancers. WFAE's Mike Collins will host this two-night show. Various times and days. There's also a Singing Christmas Tree For Kids. Details about both shows. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E Independence Blvd. $21-$35.

Black Dress Black Tie is a Toys for Tots toy drive party. 9 p.m. Camden Grandview, 309 E. Morehead St. $10 and up w/ toy.