Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Weekend Preview: Battle of the Border Takes Over Uptown

You don't have to be a football fan to enjoy all of the tailgate parties preceding Thursday's matchup between the Tarheels and Gamecocks. See my list of parties below.

Cheap Beer, Good Art - PBR presents local art and artists at the PBR Art Showcase featuring a DJ, PBR (of course) and Hart’s Soda Shop along with art from local artists. Ends at 11 p.m. Art Hole NoDa, 908 East 35Th St. Details.

PBR Arthole - Artist Spotlight Will Puckett from Shamus Coneys Films on Vimeo.


Soulful Sister - Angie Stone was most recently in the news for assaulting her daughter. Her performance in Charlotte will bring it her singing roots. Soul singer Angie Stone brings her soul grooves to Charlotte. 7 p.m. Amos' Southend, 1423 South Tryon St.  $30. Details.

Battle of the Border events:

Ready For Football - UNC and South Carolina go head to head in the Battle of the Border at Bank of America Stadium, but before the big game head to the Battle of the Border Tailgate. 12 p.m. Draught, 601 S. Cedar St. Details.

The WFNZ Coca Cola Doghouse USC vs UNC Kick off Party 12 p.m. The Doghouse
401 W Morehead St. Details.

Tar Heels & Gamecocks Alumni Host #Therapy "Tar Heels/Gamecocks Edition. Post game party 7 p.m. The Vault, 210 E Trade St.

Pre-show Party - I love a good concert, but I love a good pre-concert party even more. Enjoy the RockBus Concert Series before the Jason Aldean show at PNC Music Pavilion. 5 p.m. Check-in at Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St. Details.

Art Showcase - The second Skyline Artists Showcase features mixed media artists Robert Childers, sculpture Matthew Steele and a performance by XOXO_Ensemble. The Skline Artists Showcase transforms the Goodyear building, the future home of Tryon Place, into a pop up art space. Co-presented by The Wall Poems of Charlotte and Amy Herman and the blessings of Charlotte Center City Partners. Former Goodyear, 100 E Stonewall St.

Buy Local - Local vendors will takeover NoDa at the Queen City Conscious Market. Enjoy goods, music and food. Vendors include: Collett Couture, CreativeLove - an Etsy Shop, Clean Line Soap Company, Amahoro Handcrafts Burundi, Ginger & Juniper, Ellie Court Designs, Lighthouse Paper Co., Suzeebee, Add Some Zing, Beautiful Idiot, Carolina Reclaimed, CocoPits, Let Love Shine Candles, Shannon Newlin LLC, Avant Garland, ObabyGanic, Thirty Seven Stars Crochet, Peace&Pallets. 11:30 a.m., Heist Brewery, 2909 N Davidson St. Ste 200.

Fight Night - Watch Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson vs John "The Magician" Dodson in this addition of Strike Fight Night: UFC 191. 10 p.m. StrikeCity, 210 E Trade St. Ste D164.  Say "knock out" at the door and get in for free. Details.


Not Another Cookout - Skip the BBQ. Try a Labor Day Luau to celebrate the end of summer.  7 p.m. Howl At The Moon, 210 E Trade St Ste A-30.8.

Post Brunch - No school on Monday! Enjoy craft beer, food trucks and more than two dozen vendors at Front Porch Sunday. There will also be free beer samples from Sycamore Brewing from 3-6 p.m. 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Shook Kelley, 2151 Hawkins St.