Saturday, December 5, 2015

ACC fan fun continues, 12 beers, and Krampus Krawl!

It's a gorgeous day! It doesn't get any better than this - ACC football, a winter market, and a pseudo-beer crawl. Go outside and play. See you in the streets.

I’ll House You - The monthly Release! Party is getting into the holiday spirit with a coat drive. Bring new or worn clean coats and jackets along with a non-perishables and grocery store gift-card donations. Tonight’s DJs: Tony Smith (NYC) and Dale Wallace (Baltimore) and residents Tony Gray (NJ), John Cromer (NYC) and Deep House Providers Hall of Fame Gary Wallace and DJ Marcus. 7 p.m., Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave.

Fighting AIDS - Congratulations to Hannah Stutts, this year’s Red Pump Project honoree. The benefit gala commemorates World AIDS Day by fusing fashion and philanthropy. The gala includes live entertainment, cocktail reception with a silent auction, runway show and more. Co-hosted by Special Ed Archer and media personality Kendra James. 7 p.m. UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 9th St.

ACC Festivities - Head uptown for live music, interactive games, contests and novelty stations, ACC mascot appearances, Corporate Champion attractions, giveaways and sampling, autograph opportunities with ACC Legends, food trucks and more family fun at the ACC Football Championship Fan Fest. Event features live music from country music artists Tucker Beathard, Dustin Lynch & Tyler Farr. All activities take place outdoors (rain or shine) adjacent to Bank of America Stadium along Mint, Graham and Stonewall Streets at Noon.
4 p.m. pre-game hospitality party, BB&T Stadium, $85. Details.

Christmas Beer - Drink beer and help the Levine Children’s Hospital and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC). Bring a new, unwrapped toy to any or all of the six participating Southend area breweries and receive special discounts and access to the free hop on/hop off trolley. Free music, free swag and specials. Beer schedule.

Jazz Concert - See jazz saxophonist David Sanborn live at the 7th Annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series. 8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon S. Tickets. $45.

Scary Christmas - You've seen the movie trailers. Now, experience the Charlotte Krampus tradition at the NoDa Krampus Krawl is a don’t miss event. See St. Nick & many Krampuses (fearsome creatures from Alpine folklore with long horns, shaggy fur, sharp fangs, and a long lolling tongues) will be roaming the streets of NoDa looking for naughty and nice children of all ages. Starts at Heist Brewery at 5:30 p.m. and winds through NoDa. Expect costumes, story tellers, free face painting, and free swag. A concert of twisted carols at JackBeagle's after 10 features Evergone and Radio Lola.

Winter Market - Another chance to by gifts and baked good from 30 local vendors at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery's 6th Annual Weihnachtsmarkt. This is the opening weekend of the German-inspired Christmas Market. Winter seasonal beers include Dunkel, Bauern Bock, and Yule Bock and OMB’s homemade Gl├╝hwein: a spiced red wine served hot.
Weihnachtsmarkt is every Friday and Saturday through the Dec. 18-19. 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturdays.  4150 Yancey Road.