Friday, November 20, 2015

Beaujolais Festival, Moonshine Festival and 5th Street Crawl

It's Friday!!!! Let me start with a congratulations to the 2nd Annual Moonshine Festival ticket winners: Patricia Carter, Brianna Meurer, Billy Banks, Scooter Abrams, April Himel, Roberta Robbins and Tytus Terrell.

Now, let's start tonight's parties!

Wine Festival - The 22 Annual Beaujolais festival returns to Charlotte to celebrate the first grape harvest season. Along with tasting six different wines there will be jazz, a men’s choir, a silent auction and a raffle. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Queens Universit, Burwell Hall, 1900 Selwyn Ave. $30, $45. Details.

Walk In Their Shoes - Using poetry and visual art, the OBRA Collective explores what it means to be an immigrant in Charlotte. OBRA (Observe, Bridge, Respond Art) Collective is a group of Latino, immigrant, and ally artists. Their examines the immigrant experience in North Carolina and celebrates Latino culture. Featuring live music by local South American quartet Patabamba. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Union Shop Studio, 5019 Wilkinson Blvd. Free.

Paint Party - Brush N Beats brings hip-hop flavor to the sip and paint theme with live music by Ron Mull. Enjoy open painting, wine and good peeps. Bring a canned good to be donated to the local food bank. 7 p.m. Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Road.

Don't Forget

Love This - It's not a bar crawl, but it kind of is. Visit bars along Fifth Street for drink specials, apps and fun at Fridays on 5th. 8 p.m. Fitzgerald's, 201 E. Fifth St.

Last Weekend! - The Carolina Renaissance Festival ends its run 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. 16445 Poplar Tent Rd Huntersville. Tickets.

Get Your Shine On! - Last year's  inaugural Moonshine Festival was a blast. Who knew Moonshine could be so tasty? I’m ready for round two tonight. This isn't your father's moonshine. 7 p.m. -11 p.m. Rooftop 210, 210 East Trade St. Tickets.

Adult Nerd Fun - Science on the Rocks returns with ‘Back to the Future’ presented by Discovery Place and Google Fiber. Attractions include Food Pills and Flying Cars, a show about the realities of futuristic ideas and technology. Back to the Future costume contest at 8:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best decade costumes and best film character look-a-like
5 – 9 p.m., Discovery Place, 301 N Tryon St.

Jewelry Sale & Party - The McColl Center for Art + Innovation hosts a Open House + Jewelry Jubilee, formerly Palate to Palette, sponsored by Bank of America and Red Ventures. The event features regional jewelry artist market and the celebration of an exhibition opening. Music by Miami Dice, artist-inspired bites by Xenia Hospitality and a cash bar.
Featured jewelry artists include Kate Allen, Eliana Arenas, Claudia Griffin, Anne Fiala, Chelsea Arthur, Tara Locklear, Tabitha Ott, Katie Poterala, Laura Wood, Anna Johnson, and more. 6 p.m. McColl Center, 721 N. Tryon St.