Saturday, December 19, 2015

Chili cookoff, and final holiday markets and holiday parties

This is it! The last weekend to party as a sexy Santa or to wear your ugly sweater or to shop in the holiday market. This is it. What are you waiting for? Let's go!!! See you in the streets...

It’s Cold! - What better way to celebrate the cold weather than at the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off. Taste unlimited samples of chili from 20 home chefs teams.  Family friendly and dog friendly event so bring the whole crew. Proceeds benefit Purple Heart Homes. 1 – 5 p.m., Unknown Brewing, 1327 S Mint St. Details. #WeLoveSouthEnd #WeLoveCLT  

Don't Forget
Sexy Santa - In keeping with the naughty spirit, the 5th Annual Sexy Santa party celebrates all things naughty. Wear your sexiest, funniest, goofiest Christmas-themed costume. Ice Martini Bar, 9525 Birkdale Crossing Drive #102, Huntersville.

Christmas Comedy - The Evening Muse and Matt Barrentine feature local, regional and even national comedy talent for the Stand Up, Get Down Comedy Show Holiday Special. 10:30 p.m., The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8 - $10. Details.

Holiday Markets 

VTGCLT Pop is a full scale pop up shop that will be feature products from 85  local/regional vintage and handmade vendors. The shop will be open daily from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily and feature special guest and events ranging from Food Trucks to performers. The old Goodyear building at S. Tryon and East Stonewall Uptown. (100 East Stonewall St.) Details.

Art Gifts - Support NoDa artists by buying your last minute gifts at the All Arts Market. It will feature works by more than 70 artists. 6 p.m.-8 p.m., CenterStage At Noda, 2315 N Davidson St. Details.

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.