Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Weekend Preview: The Oktoberfest, Hola and Style Night Out

The rain was great last weekend, but after a week straight, we could use a break. Luckily, there's plenty of indoor fun to be had. If you're brave enough to endure the unpredictable rain there are a couple of festivals worth checking out. Let's get this party started. See you in the streets...
Fabu Deejays - See Fabulous, DJ Dummy and DJ Mustard at this latest installment of the Coors Light Soundtrack Finale. Free. Must RSVP.

 Zora Neale Hurston Play - The latest On Q production is Spunk. The production company takes on “Sweat, In Harlem Slang” and “The Gilded Six Bits” by Zora Neale Hurston. Adaptation by George C. Wolfe. Music by Chic Street Man. Directed by Jermaine Nakia Lee. Tonight through Oct. 10. Duke Energy, 345 N College St. $28. Tickets.

He’s Not A Terrorist - Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani jokes about airport security, and a variety of Middle Eastern stereotypes in his stand up. 8 p.m. The Comedy Zone, Suite B3, 900 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd. Tickets.

Fashion Night - Nearly two dozen boutiques will participate in Style Night Out, which benefits Carolina Breast Friends. It’s an Effie Loukas production so you know it’ll be hot. Featured boutiques include KK Bloom Boutique, SILVERFLY, Our Place Boutique, Ladies of Lineage, Vestique Charlotte, The Cheeky Bean, Taylor Richards & Conger, Sweet Repeats Upscale Consignment Boutique, Scout & Molly's of Charlotte, The Pink Hanger, Chezelle Boutique, Petal Boutique, Monkee's of Lake Norman (Davidson) , CLTCH , LOTUS, Luis Machcao, Blank Canvas, Mila Amor, South End Chic, Pixton Bridal, Revolution. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. CenterStage@NODA, 2315 N. Davidson St. Parking is available on site at the event. Dress: Cocktail Attire. Details.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser - Pink Pint Night kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness month. Features live music, food trucks, and a special pink brew. 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  NoDa Brewing Company, 2921 N. Tryon St. Free.

Best Of - Creative Loafing hosts their annual Best of Charlotte party to honor winners. Live music by Ancient Cities and Mayhue Bostic Group. Friday, Oct. 2 at the Harvey Gantt Center! Tickets include admission, drinks from Tito's Vodka, Red Oak Brewing and Barefoot Wines, catering by La Tea Da's. Cocktail attire is encouraged. 6-10 p.m. Harvey Gantt Center, 551 S Tryon St. $20. Details.


Gospel Event - Join Tasha Cobbs, William Murphy & Kevin LeVar live performance in the One Place Live Tour. Cobbs is a three-time Stellar and Dove awards winner. She’s also a Grammy winner. 7 p.m.,  Victory Christian Center, 7228 Kings Ridge Drive. $20 and up. Tickets.

Rescheduled! Hispanic Festival - The Fourth Annual Hola Charlotte Hispanic Heritage Festival features Latin festivals, live performances, Latin American cultural village, Latin cuisine and  kids activities. 12 p.m. Hola Charlotte, Tryon St. Between Trade and 7th St. Details. This has now been rescheduled for Oct 18.

Original Beer Festival - In the summer months, there’s seems to be a beer festival every weekend, but Charlotte OktoberFest was one of the first. The 17th Annual Charlotte Oktoberfest features more than 95 craft breweries and cideries. 2 p.m. NC Music Factory, 1000 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd. $45. Details.

Hair Expo - Learn about natural hair care at the Charlotte Natural Hair Care & Health Expo Transformation tour. It’s a hair show featuring poetry performers, poets and more. 12 p.m. Wadsworth House Estates, 400 Summit Ave. $10.

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.