Saturday, March 21, 2015

A freakshow, an oyster roast and more

The first weekend of spring continues with a crazy line-up ranging from what I know will be a crazy to party to a family-friendly oyster roast. Charlotte Craft Beer Week continues with bashes at seven spots. Pick your pleasure. Let's get this party started. See you in the streets...

Gonna Be Crazy - If the Madhatter party was any indication then SPENT Entertainment’s Freakshow is going to be bananas. It features two stages, vendors, go go dancers, 11 deejays and celebrity guest MC Taylor J. Burt from Myrtle Manor. 9:30 p.m. The Chop Shop NoDa, 399 East 35th St. 18 and up. $15, $20.

Soup & Beer - Enjoy an afternoon of seasonal beer selections by local breweries at Butcher, Baker, Craft Cocktail Maker. Class includes beer samples and Chef Ben's beer cheese soup. 2 p.m. Block & Grinder, Providence Road. $40.

Latin Dance - BachataCLT is bringing back it’s monthly bachata social at Welcome Back Bachata! Dance to bachata with a smattering of salsa. Grooves by Charlotte's own DJ Pete. Arrive early for an urban bachata lesson taught by the Observer’s own Cleve Wootson. 10 pm. MoveStudio Charlotte, 1111 Hawthorne Lane #101. $5.

Don't Forget

Family Fun - The Rosedale Oyster Roast returns for a day of family fun. The oysters are roasted outside. There will be beer for the adults and activities for kids.  2- 5p.m., Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 North Tryon St.  Find tickets or call 704-735-0325. $5.

Celebrate African-American Culture 3rd Annual Charlotte African American Festival celebrates black heritage and culture. Includes musical acts ranging from gospel to hip-hop. There will also be art, literature and educational exhibits. Can’t forget the food, drummers and dancers to round out a full day of fun. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings St.