Saturday, May 9, 2015

Legos, bourbon and wine - what a Saturday!

When I was a kid, I loved getting Legos for gifts because my gifted cousin Sean would build me the most intricate ships and structures that would play with for months. This weekend, master Lego builders and other nerds will be into town for Brick Magic in Concord. If playing with Legos isn't your thing, I've got with you plenty of music and booze events.  Let's get this party started. See you in the streets.

Bluegrass and Brews - Enjoy eight bands and beers from nearly two dozen area breweries at the North Carolina Brewers and Music Fest. 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. Deets.

Race Finale - Head down to the US National Whitewater Center to cheer on the participants in the USNWC Time Laps 24 Hour Relay Race. They started Friday at 7 p.m. and end tonight at 7 p.m. Enjoy bonfires, food, craft beer and live music during the post-race festival.

Family Fun - Spark your child or you own imagination at the Brick Magic LEGO Festival. There will a huge hall filled with custom LEGO creations, and participants can build with thousands of bricks in the Free Build Room, and meet Lego professional builders. 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Embassy Suites Hotel, 5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW, Concord. $10-$12.

Don't Forget

My Favorite Things - Head to SouthPark for what the Charlotte Bourbon Club calls the best bourbon event - Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival. Enjoy the Shrine of Swine, seminars in the Tasting Theater and live music. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. 5440 Carnegie Boulevard. $39.

Fashion Timeline - The Decades of Fashion show features style and fashion from the 1920’s to 2000’s by local boutiques, designers, salons and make-up artists. Admission includes red carpet, live music, fashion show and the after party with dancing. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite decade. 6:30 p.m. Le Meridien Charlotte, 555 South McDowell Street, North Tower.

Wine Tasting - Charlotte Food & Wine Weekend finale Big Bottles & Blues features 40 wineries, live and silent auction and blues music. The event benefits local children’s charities. CWFW is partnering with retailers The Wine Vault, Arthur’s Wine Shop and Bond Street Wines to offer the option to purchase wine at the event. There will also be special guests. 6:30 p.m. Founders Hall, Bank of America Corporate Center. $125.