Saturday, July 18, 2015

Craft cidery grand opening, arts events and a music festival

Rise and shine! The fun has already begun and crescendos this afternoon, yet this afternoon. It's a full day of fun and an evening of even more shenanigans. Let's get this party started. See you in the streets...

Grand Opening - Red Clay Cidery joins Charlotte’s brewing explosion, and it’s our first cidery. Celebrate Red Clay Ciderworks Grand Opening, and try craft ciders. 1:30 p.m., Red Clay Ciderworks, 245 Clanton Road. Admission free. $5 drink tickets. Details.

Family Fun - The Harvey B. Gantt Center unveils three exhibitions today: AfriCOBRA Now: An Aesthetic Reflection, Charlotte Collects Elizabeth Catlett: A Centennial Celebration, and special project Intergalactic Soul. The theme is activism and community. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Gantt Center. Free for members, $5 non-members. Details.

Charlotte Black Gay Pride - Come out for a day of music, workshops and fun
at the Charlotte Black Gay Pride’s 2015 Pride Extravaganza. More than 50 vendor more. 
12 p.m. Carole A. Hoefener, 610 E 7th St. Details.

Family Fun II 12 p.m., Mosaic Village, 1601 West Trade St. Seversville. Bring the family out for an afternoon of music and art at Art & Soul. Event includes an art auction and exhibit, food trucks and food from local restaurants. Live music ranges from gospel to funk. Details.

Adult Games - Watch co-ed teams compete in crazy games at the Social Olympics XI. It’ll be fun times whether you’re playing or watching. 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., VBGB Beer Hall and Garden, 920 Hamilton St.

Jazz In the Park - The Freedom Summer Series of Jazz in Freedom Park returns this week. Featured artists are saxophonist Jessy J and the jazz group Cino Castillo. 6 - 9 p.m. Freedom Park, 1900 East Boulevard.

Finale Party - The Gray Classic weekend wraps up with the finale Party with a Purpose. Vapiano, 201 South Tryon St.

Cigars and Creole Food - Sample cigars and cocktails at Southern SoirĂ©e. There will also be live music and a DJ. Dress code: Seersucker Suits/Jackets, Sundresses, Bowties, Stilettos & Stripes are requested, but not required. Men are asked to wear collared shirts.  4 - 9 p.m., Rooftop 210, 210 East Trade St. Tickets.

BYOB Music Festival - Enjoy a multi-genre three stage festival experience featuring live music and DJs at Barnstock. Bands include: indie-rockers Stop Light Observations; electronic music act Buku; reggae-tinged
rock band Simplified; hip-hop punk act Shinobi Ninja; funk band The Fritz. The event benefits a variety of local and national charities. 4 p.m. - 11 p.m., 15305 Black Farms Rd. Huntersville, $30 and up.



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