Thursday, October 8, 2015

It's Friday!!! Gospel festival, Breakin' Convention and Cider Festival

The party resumes tonight. The weekend is here with a little outdoor fun and other events that you don't want to miss. 

Congratulations to this week's CiderFest ticket winners: Courtney Gaston, Antanea Mitchell, Sara Silavent, scott warren, Alan Glenn, Carol Towne, Nicole Macenka, Ray McCormick, Inge Stepp
Daniel Yeboah. Next contest for VIP tickets to GraveDiggers Ball will launch next week. Check back!

I have to say a fond farewell to Charlotte Observer Features editor Mike Weinstein. He was my boss in my Paid 2 Party days. He had my back when I angered the big bosses on more than a few occasions - something about strip clubs and OJ Simpson. He also spanked for my occasional misdeeds. Readers will miss his keen editing eye. Good luck Weinstein!

See you in the streets. Let's get this party started....

Pet Fundraiser - Help our furry friends at Art Unleashed featuring artists, food and fun. Beneficiaries include: Spay Neuter Charlotte, Chapman's Daschund Rescue and FurBabies Animal Rescue. 5:30 p.m. 528 North Brevard St.

Gospel Fest - The Festival of Praise Tour features multiple Grammy, Stellar, BET Award Winning artists Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin and Kim Burrell. 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $55-$65. 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.

Cider Festival - This isn’t your grandma’s apple cider. The 2nd Annual Charlotte Cider Festival features the good stuff - hard ciders. Along with sampling hard cider cocktails, participants will also learn how to make cider drinks. 6 p.m. Rooftop 210, 210 East Trade St. $15. Tickets.


Night At The Museum - Spend the evening at the Mint. Start with Festive Nights on Broadway featuring professional ballroom and amateur dancers. 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. $11. Then stay for Mint to Move Cultural Dance Event featuring Afro-Cuban and Latin-American dance music. Live musicians and a spoken-word artist will also perform. Dance Lessons by Rumbao Latin Dance Company. Guests can salsa, bachata, merengue, cha cha, and step to other dance forms relative to various global communities as well as enjoy visual art by local artists. 8 p.m. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S Tryon St.

Jazz Concert - The New Frequencies jazz series returns with a performance by Erb/Baker/Rosaly Trio. 8 p.m. McColl Center, 721 N Tryon St.

Preview Night - See a preview screening of Steve Crump’s documentary "I'm Walkin' For My Freedom: The Selma March And Voting Rights." It honors the 50th anniversary of the Martin Luther King’s historic march on Selma. 6 p.m. Gantt Center, 551 South Tryon St. $10 for non-members, free for Gantt Center members.


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