Saturday, August 1, 2015

Arts market, gospel concert and the Japanese festival

Let's try this again. The Bon Odori is today so don't miss it. Plus there's a cool arts market in NoDa and more parties tonight. Let's get this party started. See you in the streets...

Japanese Festival - Celebrate the 31st Annual Bon Odori Japanese Festival with dancing, food, crafts, origami, calligraphy and more. 11 a.m. Wells Fargo Atrium 301 South Tryon St.

Special Release - This is a special tribute at RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party. The DJs to celebrate the life of friend and International DJ/producer Jason Brooks who is in hospice care. Brooks will be DJing and so will Andy K. Come out and help the Release crew celebrate Brooks. 7 p.m. Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave.

Get Wet - The 5th Annual Charlotte Pride Splash Day moves to Carowinds. 14523 Carowinds Blvd.  Details for discount tickets.

Charity Soccer - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department play the Charlotte Fire Department in a charity soccer match after the Charlotte Independence USL soccer match. 7 p.m. Ramblewood Soccer Complex, 10200 Nations Ford Rd. Tickets.

NoDa Arts Market - More than 60 artists will everything from pottery to paintings. 2 p.m. – 11 p.m., Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St. Details.

Gospel Concert Erica Campbell, of MaryMary fame, brings her solo tour to Charlotte. Her new single is “I Luh God.” Other performers include Janice Gaines, Brian Courtney Wilson, 7 p.m. The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St.