Saturday, November 28, 2015

Shop local events, an R&B concert and parties

I love it! Southend is making Small Business Saturday a party, and I love a good party. Today is a great day for the family with a circus and a carshow. Of course, I've got your parties for tonight.  See you in the streets...

Shop Local - Southend has some special happenings for Small Business Saturday. The Vendor Village returns with more than 60 vendors inside a pop-up shop. Music, raffles, the Sugar Donut truck and craft beer. Triple C Brewing, 2900 Griffith St.

Unknown Brewing teams up with Wilson’s World for the second edition of Dudeapalooza. We've also teamed up with Wilson's World to bring a second rendition of Dudeapalooza.

Of course there will also be vendors at Atherton Mills. Chef Alyssa of Chef Alyssa's Kitchen will be holding a free cooking demo inside of her kitchen space at Atherton Market. Live music by The Thompson Brothers.

There will be two trolley's offering a free shuttle to each venue. A trolley stop will be every 15 minutes. All three locations will have food trucks all day.


Monthly Party - Don’t miss DJ Sun Cee, DJ Justice, DJ Steel Wheel and a live performance by Joi James at this month’s edition of Su Casa. Live painting by Dammit Wesley, photography, face-painting, film, vendors. $5, $10.

Oh! Oh! Oh! - In the mood for some fish-fry soul music? Head to An Evening Of Classic Soul: Lenny Williams & Ann Nesby. These classic soul artists will take it way back with hits such as Williams’ "Cause I Love You” and Nesby’s "I Believe.” This will be one of those shows in which the audience does most of the singing because every song is going to be somebody’s jam! 8 p.m. McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N College St. Bring cash for parking onsite and in surface lots. 7th St. parking deck accepts credit cards. $25 - $45. Tickets.

All Black Everything - It’s time for another one of those color-themed parties. It’s the All Black Attire Affair. Beats by DJ Loui Vee. 10 p.m. Westin, 601 S. College St.

I Wanna Do This! - Discover Uptown Charlotte and surrounding neighborhoods: NoDa, Plaza-Midwood, Southend and the NC Music Factory on the The Funny Bus. Bring your own beer and wine and enjoy comedians who will share history and stories of Charlotte on a 90-minute tour. Every Fri through Sunday. $25 tickets need to be purchased in advance. 8 p.m. Levine Museum of the New South. 200 E 7th St.

Family Fun With Cars - Bring your cool cars to Ray Evernham’s 3rd Annual AmeriCarna Live Car Show. The event benefits the IGNITE program operated by Autism Society of North Carolina. It’s open to all cars. 10 a.m., Ingersoll Rand's North American Corporate Headquarters, 800 Beatty St. Davidson. $5. Details.

Family Fun At The Circus - If you loved those #Thanksgivingwithblackfamilies memes then you can’t miss the last weekend of The UniverSoul Circus’ A Big Top Christmas. The usual acts are back, such as stilt walkers, and there’s some new ones as well. Don’t miss the figure skaters at the beginning and the infamous Soul Train line.  Various Times today and Sunday, Metrolina Expo, 7100 Statesville Rd. $15 and up. Details.