Saturday, September 26, 2015

Two fall beer events, arts showcase and soggy fun

The rain has definitely put a damper on today's outdoor events, but we need it badly. So, celebrate this hopefully drought ending rain with some indoor fun. The party starts now. See you in the streets.

Correction: Bob James is tonight!

Raise A Glass - Challenge your friends in the First Annual Stein Hoisting Event sponsored by Sam Adam. Whoever holds their stein the longest will go on to compete at regionals, with the chance of competing in the finals on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The grand prize is a trip to Oktoberfest in Germany! 1 p.m. The Brass Tap, 1440 South Tryon St.

Afro Soul Groove - The monthly edition of Su CASA returns with resident Justice Sun Tzulu, DJ SunCee 95 of Afro+Freequency, spinning Afro/Deep/South African House. DJSteelWheel on the patio spinning Caribbean and African tunes. Live performance by Quentin Talley & The Soul Providers. 10 p.m. Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. $5, $10.

Art Showcase - The third Skyline Artists Showcase features paintings by Kelly Keith, a performance by the dance troupe Triptych Collective and live music Ghost Tree Big Band. The Skyline 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.

Don't Forget
Family Fun - One of the most popular annual family events Festival In the Park returns with more than 1,000 performers scheduled on five performance stages and more than 180 arts and crafts exhibits. Various times this weekend. Details.

My Favorite Beer - Fall means Octoberfest beer and I’m so excited! Mecktoberfest celebrates German-style food, culture, and beer. There will be a special Mecktoberfest food menu.
OMB’s seasonal Mecktoberfest brew is a classic Märzen amber lager. The beer is just one part of it. The festival is good family fun. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday - Sunday, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Rd. Details.

Black-Tie Gospel - The Praise Café TV Show/Charlotte Entertainment Network present the Gospel Image Awards 2015 to celebrate spiritual excellence through Christian Ministry. It’s a black tie event. 6 p.m. Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $30. Details.

Great Jazz - The Jazz Diva presents An Evening With the Bob James Quartet. Opening Performance by Guitarists Paul Brown and Marc Antoine. 8 p.m., Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, $45 - $70. Details.

All About Fashion - Majr presents Fashion Presentation featuring cocktails and apps. 8 p.m. Dupp & Swat, 2424 N Davidson St.

Beer & Run - Drink a beer every quarter mile, run/walk/skip/dance your way to the finish line, then celebrate at the after party. So, it’s four beers and in one mile at the National Beer Mile. 11 a.m. NC Music Factory, 1000 North Carolina Music Factory Boulevard. Details.

Ticket Giveaway!!!

Sip + Play CLT is giving away more tickets! Craft ciders are the newest evolution in Charlotte's growing brewing industry. Don't miss a chance to win free tickets to CiderFest at the EpiCentre on Oct. 9. Enter here.