Saturday, October 10, 2015

Erykah Badu, Breakin' Convention ends today and Latin American Festival

Noooo! The rain is back. Grab your rain gear because there are some festivals that you don't want to miss. The Breakin' Convention ends today so be sure to head Uptown for the festivities. See you in the street. Let's get this party started.

Family Fun - The Latin American Festival celebrates 25 years. The festival features vendors selling handmade crafts, Latino visual artists, traditional dance performances and musical acts. Headliners include: Mexican ska band Panteon Rococo, legendary salsero Ismael Miranda, and multi-Grammy award winning Colombian rock group Aterciopelados returns. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Rd. 1 day pass $10, 2 day pass $15, Children 10 & under are free. Details.

Hip-hop Festival - It’s titled Funkfest, but with Erykah Badu, Jodeci, Mint Condition and more performing, this music festival is more R&B than funk. No matter what they call it, the festival will be fun. 2 p.m. Metrolina Expo, 7100 Statesville Rd. Details.

Fall Beer Festival - Beer, vendors, food and beer at Petra’s FallFest Tap Room Grand Opening. Live Music From: Ric Evans, David Z Cox, Nicholas Holman and more. Music inside and outside. 5 p.m. Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. $5. Details.

Don't Forget

Break Dancing - The Breakin’ Convention is in an international festival of hip-hp dance theatre Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss the Street Jam, a free family festival at Spirit Square from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The Obey Your Verse Stage returns at 5 p.m. Saturday. Details.


Medieval Fun! - The Carolina Renaissance Festival returns for weeks of jousting, belly dancing and more. The festival features more than 500 costumed characters, 12 stages of music, comedy and circus entertainment, and more. There are more than 100 vendors in the Village Artisan Marketplace. Various times and dates until Nov. 22.


Family Fun -  Bring your family and create art at Family Art Making Day. Participants will work with McColl Artists-in Residence – Juan Fuentes, Mary Matthews, Mei-ling Hom, Ivan Toth DepeƱa, and Stephen L. Hayes Jr. – in their studios. Plus, help paint a mural on the front lawn with Artists-in-Residence Mobile Mural Lab. Free. 12 p.m. McColl Center, 2730 Randolph Rd.