Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Alive After Five returns and Easter bar crawls

Oh yes, it's spring. The city's favorite happy hour returns and there are Easter bar crawls. Let's get this party started. See you in the streets.

Wonder Woman - The UNC Charlotte Women and Gender Studies speaker series presents Melissa Harris-Perry. She will present her talk Mommy, Mammy and the Maid: Race, Class and Women's Political Power. 8 p.m. Student Union 340, UNC Charlotte. Free  


15 Years and Counting - Charlotte’s largest happy hour returns to officially kick off our spring. Enjoy booze, beer and bands at Alive After Five. 5 p.m. EpiCentre, 210 East Trade St.

Weekly Happy Hour - Another weekly spring concert series begins with the University Place Concert Series. Free music and good times. 6-9 p.m., The Shoppes at University Place.

Handbag Heaven - 107.9 The Link, will be onsite with music, games and prizes including tickets to the Train concert this summer, massages and more at Purses with a Purpose Kick-off Party. Bring your gently used purses to donate for their annual sale that gives proceeds to The American Cancer Society.5 p.m. The Boulevard at South End.

Happy Birthday Billie - Sultry singer Cassandra Wilson pays tribute to Billie Holiday. Cassandra Wilson: A Billie Holiday 100th Birthday. 8 p.m. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 South Tryon St. Parking: Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage, 550 S. Tryon Street with an entrance on W. Stonewall St.


Easter Crawl - Celebrate Easter with drink specials and freebies. The Bunny Hop Bar Crawl participating bars: Bubble, Suite, Whisky River, Blackfinn, Howl at the Moon, Tin Roof, Rooftop 210, and Vida Vida. 5 p.m. Rooftop 210, EpiCentre, 210 E Trade St.

Easter Games - Egg hunts are for kids, but these Easter games are for adults. The Bags & Bunnies Cornhole Bar Hop is a different type of bar crawl. Travel to seven different uptown bars while playing one of the signature RockHouse/SportsLink Cornhole Golf courses.  Games include tossing cornhole bags up and down staircases, over obstacles, and even at moving targets. Registration starts at 5 p.m. Republic, 314 North College St.