Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bikes, artful dance, beer festival and Best Of!

Get up and get out early today. Beer festivals, dance, art and music. No rest for the weary. Let's get this party started!

Rock ’n’ Soul - According to Courtney's SoundbitesLes Baines III and the Glory Fires delivers blistering performances of well-educated punk and literary folk-meets-Southern rock. Late Bloomer, Totally Slow, and Motel will open. 9 p.m., The Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd., $8.


Family Fun

Art Through Dance  - Get the whole family moving at Family First: Danstallations. Kinetic Works dancers interpret art through dance. It’s part mystery and part activity. By the end of the program, the entire family will be creating dances to art. 11 a.m., Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, 551 South Tryon St. Free with museum admission. Limited Street parking available and paid parking decks.

Cool Bikes - Head uptown to see world class bikers compete in the Novant Health Invitational Criterium. It’s an all day event with an expo, BMX Freestyle shows, and the races. 2:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Uptown.

Don't Forget

Best Of Awards - This best of awards celebration benefits Project Halo. Enjoy beer and cocktails specials, appetizers, a fashion show and more at Elevate Lifestyle Best of the City Awards 2015 Celebration. 7 p.m., LABEL Charlotte, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $5.

Beer Benefit - Creative Loafing’s Moo & Brew Craft Beer & Burger Fest isn’t just another beer festival. Well it is, but it benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. The event features samplings from 40 breweries and bottle shops and food from 10 local restaurants. Music by Ancient Cities, DJ Overcast and Langhorne Slim and the Law. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $45.