Thursday, March 19, 2015

Craft Beer Week starts and Shiprocked gets funky

St. Patrick's Day gave us a fun kick-off to the party week, and the party continues. Craft Beer Week starts and there's so many other things to do this weekend. Let's get this party started. See you in the streets.


Latin Fire - Ultra Entertainment y Concierto Latinos presents hit artist Fuego aka The Fireboy. 10 p.m. Suite, 210 E Trade St. $15 and up.

Weekly Gathering - NoDa Food. Art. Music. Rally features local food trucks, bands, vendors and artists. Food trucks: Taco Green-Go, Maryland Crab, Yummi Banh Mi, Plated Pallate, Roaming Fork, Two Chix and a Truck, K.O. Food Truck, All Star Café and Sweet Cakes Bakery. The rally is dog friendly and will feature a weekly dog costume competition and photo booth. There will be a weekly art competition. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Parking lot and patio area of The Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. in Charlotte.

Funk ’n’ Soul - Enjoy R&B, soul, funk and disco from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s at Shiprocked. 10 p.m., Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. Street and lot parking available.


Beer Week - Charlotte Craft Beer Week starts tonight. There's an Allagash Brewery Special Keg Tapping at Mac's Speedhop Southend, 2511 South Blvd, at 6 p.m. Then enjoy stoner rock music paired with Stone Brewery beer at The Cork and Cask, 9624 Bailey Rd Suite F, at 7 p.m. The finale event is All Ale the Queen on March 28 at Amos' Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St.

Auto-tone Jazz - Enjoy the free flowing jazz tunes paired with auto-tone at An Evening with The Robert Glasper Trio. Reggie Sullivan opens. 8 p.m. McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 North College St.

Tournament Bites - BLT Steak will offer five $5 game-day bar bites including steak sliders with aged cheddar and caramelized onion jam, miniature crab cakes with meyer lemon aioli, a kobe hot dog with Japanese mustard on a poppy seed bun, sweet potato fries with rosemary and blue cheese, and fried stuffed jalapenos with cream cheese stuffing. The deal starts today and ends Sunday and is available during tournament play.


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.


Film Festival - The Banff Mountain Film Festival visits 400 communities and 40 countries throughout the world. The tour features a collection of action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival. 7 p.m. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 130 N. Tryon St. $12. Parking onsite, street parking and paid parking lots available.