Saturday, October 17, 2015

Biketoberfest, International festival and free tickets!

It's a beautiful day. Go outside and play. Multiple festivals and a bicycle scavenger hunt. See you in the streets.

Enter Now!!!

Ticket Giveaway! Sip + Play Charlotte is giving away VIP passes to the Gravediggers Ball. Enter here.

Music and Networking - BLOCtoberFest IX marries networking and music. Malone, The Deep Shallow and Pocketful of Strange will perform. More than 500 business professionals are expected to attend. Benefits The Lotta Foundation. 6 p.m., The Chop Shop 399 E. 35th St. $10, $15.

Retro Party - Go dressed as your favorite characters from “Back to the Future” at the 30th Anniversary of Back To The Future & Halloween Kickoff Party. Music by DJ Bob Lazar.  10 p.m., On the Roxx 19712 One Norman Blvd Cornelius. No Cover & Free Parking!!!  Details.

Fall Festival - Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation presents Fall Festival with a Cajun Flair featuring cajun music from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. and kids activities from noon - 3 p.m. There will also be pumpkin carving and more. Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church Street.

Celebrate Diversity - The 40th Anniversary of UNC Charlotte’s International Festival features games, demonstrations, music, dance and more on multiple stages. 10 a.m. UNC Charlotte, James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center. Details.

Tall Tales - The Charlotte Stortellers festival features local storytellers showcasing personal and entertaining stories on the theme of Lessons. 8:30 p.m. 7th Street Public Market.

Don't Miss
Family Fun - Bike, walk, and/or ride transit to a variety of destinations in Center City and South End while collecting stamps in at Sustain Charlotte’s Biketoberfest. The 7 p.m. afterparty at Triple C Brewing features live music, food trucks, and more. $15 and include a 2015 Biketoberfest t-shirt, entry to the after party at Triple C, a beer and more. 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Uptown Charlotte, South End, and Triple C. Bike, walk, or ride the light rail around town to sponsoring businesses while obtaining stamps in your official Biketoberfest Passport! Passport pick up at Sustain Charlotte office Thursday and Friday or Saturday at Triple C. Registration available on Saturday at 2 p.m. Details.
Note: Rain or shine! No refunds, but registration can be transferred to another participant.

Wine Event -  It's the Southend neighborhood wine festival at the Southend Wine Festival. Enjoy unlimited tastings from 20 different vineyards, live music and food trucks. Proceeds benefit Classroom Central. 1 - 6 p.m., 308 W. Carson Blvd.  $35. Details.

Fundraising Event II - The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Charlotte Chapter presents the 5th Annual Brewer's Ball a beer, wine and food tasting event to benefit cystic fibrosis research. More than 300 guests are expected. Enjoy handcrafted samplings from local microbrewers and restaurants. Guests also get to exploring the exhibits at Discovery Place. 7:30 p.m, 301 N Tryon St. $75 and include unlimited samplings. VIP tickets are $125 and include a one-hour early entry to the event with private tasting, and a pilsner glass for tastings. Details.

Cool Concept - The Neighborhood Living Room opened yesterday and continues through Sunday. Tonight’s events include a Dilworth Artisan Station Gallery Crawl and live music. The concept is to bring the family neighborhood outside so go chill, enjoy live entertainment, drink coffee or whatever (Rated G) that you would do in your living room at home. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. through Sunday. Dilworth Artisan Station, 118 East Kingston Ave. Details.