Saturday, August 29, 2015

Battle of the bands today and a cool shopping event

Go outside and play today. Bike rides, drum lines and more. Get up and get out.

New Brewery - You know the scenario, a new brewery and more fun. Games, beer, food trucks and more at Full Spectrum Brewery Grand Opening party. 4 p.m. 2168 Carolina Dr. Details.

Bike To School - Enjoy a leisurely ride through the West side at the Back To School Bike Ride. 6 p.m. JCSU.

Don't Miss
1920s Gala - This 20's-themed event benefits the MS Society. The 27th edition of then Great Gatsby features a VIP Speakeasy Lounge, private pre-event reception, exclusive appetizers, signature cocktails, and a gift!  Music provided by the Russ Wilson Orchestra. General admission gets you heavy appetizers from  Charlotte restaurants, open bar with wine and beer, and a silent auction. Black tie or 1920's attire.  Regular tickets $65 or 2/$100, VIP tickets $100. 6 p.m. VIP reception. 7 p.m. Wells Fargo Atrium, 301 South Tryon St. Details.

A Shopping Experience - Checkout a variety of vendors at Sold Out sponsored hosted by Dupp & Swat, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Depp & Swat,  2424 N. Davison St. Ste 112B.

Black Marching Bands - Let the battle begin. HBCU marching bands from Alabama A&M, Bethune Cookman, University, JCSU, NC A&T, NCCU, Shaw University, and more will compete in the  McDonald's Queen City Battle of the Bands. 7 p.m. Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Dr. Details.