Saturday, September 19, 2015

Uptown fun: beer festival or free museum stuff

The fun has already begun with the ASC Connect Cultural Day, but it continues uptown, in NoDa and parties tonight. See you in the streets. Let's get this party started!

Fight Breast Cancer - Join the Carolina Breast Friends at the 6th annual Pink Boots Ball to benefit the Pink House. Music by Soul Psychedelique Orchestra. Details.
7 p.m., Caramel Country Country Club, 4735 Carmel Road. Details.

Family Fun - From free admission to museums to events throughout the city, ASC Connect With Cultural Day is great family fun. See the full schedule.

Don't Forget
For the Family - The multi-platinum band Gin Blossoms will headline the two-day Southern Sauce Beer, a BBQ and bands two-day festival in Uptown Charlotte. The festival celebrates Southern BBQ, craft beer and live music.

The Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship portion of the festival will be held at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church St. Free. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Features BBQ vendors, a “Pig Pit” dining area and blues bands performing on the Charlotte Blues Society stage. More information is available at

The Charlotte Beerfest portion will be held inside BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, September 20. VIP admission begins at 4 p.m. and general admission begins at 5 p.m. Features 10  breweries. Live music includes Simplified and the Gin Blossoms.

Bike Scavenger Hunt After Party - This sounds real fun. Birdsong Brewing Co., Heist Brewery, and Four Dogs Pet Supplies present the Char-Heel Classic, a bicycle scavenger hunt. It’s a fundraiser for REACT Thyroid Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising funds to find the cure for thyroid cancer. $80 registration fee for team of four to bike around Charlotte collecting points by photographing stuff from a list of activities. 9 a.m. Registration, Birdsong Brewing, 1016 N Davidson St. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Scavenger Hunt, 2 - 5 p.m. After-Party with music, food trucks, the event slideshow, and a silent auction. Registration details.