Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wine and dance, Queen City Music Awards and more this week

I planned to be in recuperation mode this week in preparation for the upcoming MLK three-day weekend. However, I couldn't resist tipping out last night to Growler's Pourhouse for Beer Education night. It was crazy packed thanks to Urban Adventurers and Good Eats & Meets meetup groups. Look for the video from that later this week. In the meantime, here's a little preview of things to do this weekend. See you in the streets....


Sigmas Happy Hour
Join the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity for the Founder's Day pre-celebration at Thursdays Shenanigans. Enjoy drink specials. 6 p.m. Kanvas525 East 6th Street #117. Free. Limited street parking. Bring cash for nearby surface paid parking.


Wine & Dance -
Enjoy a wine tasting and a professional dance concert at the annual Wine and Dance presented by Charlotte Choreographers. Featuring: Audrey Baran, Juliana Tilbury Carson, Sarah Emery, Eric Mullis, Amy Tynan of Aerial CLT, Camerin Watson, and Arlynn Zachary. 8 p.m.  Friday and Saturday. $20 and up. The Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. Parking onsite.

Classic Soul - Nod your head to classic soul, jazz, funk and R&B spun by DJ DR at Collure: Network, Taste, Listen 2015 Kick Off at Vinmaster Shop, 2000 S. BLVD Ste. 610. Free entry and free parking onsite.


Local Music Awards - Celebrate local Charlotte musicians at the 8th Annual Queen City Awards. Fly Ty will host the event, which recognizes country, hip-hop, rock and other musical talent. Don't miss your chance to walk the red carpet. 7 p.m. Halton Theater, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. $20 and up.

LGBTQ Discussion - Josh Burford and Malu Fairley, in partnership with the Charlotte Business Guild, host LGBTQ Perspectives. It's a final community forum discussing LGBTQ issues and perspectives. Free and open to the public. 1-3 p.m. Levine Museum of the New South, 300 N. College St.

Gift Exchange - Exchange your unwanted Christmas gifts for something you may want, need or simply like better at the Third Annual Flip Gift Party presented by Honey Bee Gifts. Gifts must be registered by 11:30 a.m. to participate in the exchange. You'll can also shop the pop ups. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hydrate Medical, 228 East Blvd. Ste. 200. Free. $10 VIP.


Film Screening - "I Learn America" documents five immigrant teenagers at New York City’s International High at Lafayette. 2:30 p.m. Levine Museum of the New South, 300 N. College St.

Black Cinema Classic - See Dorothy Dandridge in "The Decks Ran Red." This was re-released for the first time in 40 years in 2013. Watch this thriller on the high seas. 2 p.m. Harvey B.Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St.