Saturday, March 28, 2015

Leatherface, yoga party and a beer carnival

Get an early start to today's activities. There's a beer festival and monster party all before sundown, and then the party really gets started. See you in the streets.

Beer Finale - Craft Beer Week winds down with All Ale the Queen Beer Carnival. The event features more than 100 craft beers, belly dancing, hoopers, jugglers and more. Two sessions: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Amos' Southend, 1423 South Tryon St. Free street parking, but be safe and take the light rail or a ride service. $40.

Tights and Leather - The original Batman and Robin, a panel about “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” and monster pageants are only a few of the highlights of the Mad Monster Party 2015. This sounds so fun.  11 a.m. - 7 p.m. The Blake Hotel 555 S. McDowell St. $25 and up. Paid parking onsite.

Yoga Crawl - Most crawls feature lots of booze and even more stumbling. Barefoot Studio Crawl is a creative benefit for Moving Poets Charlotte. Enjoy nibbles catered by Carpe Diem. The evening will feature: a kinetic sculpture exhibit by Kit Kube, a musical sculpture by Colleen Galeazzi, dance performance by Moving Poets Charlotte and so much more. 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Yoga One and Open Door Studios, 1318 Central Avenue. $25.

Don't Forget

For The Kids - Bring the kids out to see the Easter Bunny and enjoy balloon artist and face painting at Easter Hoppenings. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Phillips Place in Southpark. Free.

Celebrate Leaders - Celebrate community leaders at the Whitney M. Young Gala. It’s a celebration of philanthropic, diversity and inclusion. Festivities  begin at 6 p.m. with registration and hor d'oeuvres. Formal program and dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. After the program, the evening there will be dancing and dessert. Omni Hotel Charlotte, 132 E. Trade St. Paid parking available. Ticket info.