Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Celebrity chefs, family picnics, and beer festivals

We have a little bit of a slowdown weekend ahead after a crazy-packed Memorial Day Weekend, but there's still lots of fun. It starts tonight at the Mint Museum.


Family Happy Hour - Bring the kids to the front lawn of Mint Museum Randolph for the fourth annual Party in the Park, a family-friendly event, benefitting the Mint's annual fund. Bring snacks or cash for the food trucks and bar.  Enjoy an evening outside listening to summer tunes and playing games. The museum will be open. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road. Free.

Celebrity Chefs - Get ready for a culinary experience featuring a multi-course meal created by top regional chefs paired with cocktails. Celebrity chefs featured in the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef tour dinner include: Blake Hartwick, Bonterra Dining & Wine Room; Luca Annunziata, Passion 8; Jon Fortes, The Flipside Café, Jay Pierce, Rock Salt and others. 6:30 p.m. Bonterra Dining & Wine Room, 1829 Cleveland Ave. $175
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Alive After Five - See Bon Jovi tribute band Slippery When Wet tonight at the weekly Alive After Five after-work party. 5 p.m. Epicentre, 210 E. Trade Street.

Sunset at Metropolitan - Silver Train headlines the weekly Sunset At Metropolitan afterwork party. 6:30 p.m, Metropolitan, 1111 Metropolitan Ave.

Free Breakfast -  During the month of May join Free Wheelin' Fridays for a complimentary breakfast at the Common Market on Commonwealth in Plaza Midwood. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m., then commute into uptown at 8:15 a.m., Common Market, 2007 Commonwealth Ave.

August Wilson Play - Pulitizer Prize winning playwright August Wilson wrote Seven Guitars in 1995. The recurring theme is based in the blues music and tackles a search for our humanity, self-understanding and self-acceptance. Presented by On Q Productions. 7:30 p.m., Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square $10. Available at door.

Friday Live! - Misterwives headlines this weekly afterwork event. 6 p.m. N.C. Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.  $8.

Soul Music - Hear Charlotte’s own Stephanie Mills, Freddie Jackson, Evelyn Champagne King, El DeBarge and more at The Kinfolks 6th Annual Soulfood Festival. 4 p.m., Rte. 29 Pavilion, 5650 Sandusky Blvd, Concord. $35.

Celebrate Homebrewing - Before there was a craft brew scene, Charlotte enjoyed a robust home-brew culture. The American Homebrewers Association Rally celebrates homebrewing and connects beer enthusiasts from all over North Carolina. Includes a VIP brewery tour, beer samples, gifts, prizes and more. Local homebrew clubs will there. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., NoDa Brewing Co, 2229 N Davidson St. RSVP here.

Beer Festival -  The rescheduled Beer Me Brewfest will feature 30 breweries, more than 60 beers, wines, and ciders. Live Music by Time Sawyer & Josey Wails, food trucks, cornhole, giant beer pong, and more. 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., All American Pub Charlotte NC, 200 East Bland Street. $25.

Pool Party - Prive hosts The Sunday Scene for young professionals from the Charlotte area. The event includes a low country crab boil, water gun fights and adult games. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m., Century Resort Pool, 8700 Long Creek Club Drive.

I'll Trade You - Share homemade, homegrown or foraged food at the Plaza-Midwood Food Swap. 2 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St.