Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Weekend Preview: Non-CIAA Events List

A couple of years ago, I wouldn't have been able to find any non-CIAA tournament week events in the Uptown area during the CIAA Tournament. Times have changed. Whether you're hanging at the breweries in Southend or in the heart of the fun, there's plenty to do this weekend in Uptown, NoDa and beyond. No need to leave town. Find your fun. See you in the streets...

A Slave Story - Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' play "Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3)" tells the story of the slave, Hero. It examines a slave’s dedication to his master and the people he leaves behind. Opens tonight through March 12. Actor’s Theater of Charlotte, 650 E Stonewall St. Various times and prices. Details.

Man’s Best Friend - Men love bacon and beer (yes, I’m stereotyping). Tonight is their night with the Bacon Beer Fest featuring seven bacon-themed brews. Until 10 p.m. Unknown Brewing, 1327 Mint St.

Hornets Watch Party - More beer fun tonight at the Beer, Basketball & BBQ Hornets’ watch party. The team plays the Cleveland Cavalier. Enjoy barbecue and the tapping of the Bring Back the Buzz Honey Pale by Sycamore Brewing. Good Bottle Co., 125 Remount Road. Free, but donations to Most Valuable Kids Charlotte-Metro accepted. Details.

Beer and Networking - Corri Smith and Amy Herman host their second #Instabeerupclt tonight. The monthly gathering is free and moves to Plaza-Midwood for this edition. 6 p.m. Legion Brewing, 1906 Commonwealth Ave.

R.I.P David Bowie - Scott Weaver and friends pay tribute to the late David Bowie at SHIPROCKED! Presents: LIPGLOSS loves BOWIE: The Glam Years. Bethann Phetamine stars with guest, Xtassi Sorcière making her SHIPROCKED! debut, and special musical guest Joshua Cotterino, interpreting glam Bowie classics. The DJ soundtrack will feature Bowie hits through the years, as well as favorite glam classics. Don’t miss the  SHIPROCKED! Go GO Crew will be glitterfied. 10 p.m., Snug Harbor - 1228 Gordon St. Free. Details.

Let’s Eat - Catch On and the Peculiar Rabbit partner tonight for their first Monthly All Seafood Dinner. The monthly seafood dinners will feature a five-course seafood meal with the first course being cocktail hour with a top shelf cocktail and appetizers like crabs claws, crudo, ceviche, poke. The 1-1/2 hour sit down four-course meal will include local made dumplings, a small plate, a fish entree and a lemon pistachio raspberry tart. The chefs will show you how the food is being made, the ingredients and how to cook it. 6 p.m. Peculiar Rabbit, 1212 Pecan Ave. Cost: $60 per person. RSVP:

Free Drinks And Culture - Edwin Gil’s Faces of Diversity installation will be on display at this free event. Complimentary apps and drinks. 5 - 7 p.m., Luna’s Living Kitchen, 2000 South Blvd.

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Black History - McColl Center’s Winter 2016 Artist-in-Residence Heather Hart and collaborator Jina Valentine, will meet to create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles about Charlotte’s black artists. Participants will help create historical documents at Black Lunch Table: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Charlotte Session #4. No specialized knowledge of the subjects or Wikipedia editing experience is required. Laptops welcome. Instructions on basic of Wikipedia editing at the start. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., The McColl Center of Art + Innovation, 721 N Tryon St.

Film Screening - See artist and filmmaker Stephanie Barber film "Daredevils." It is described as a “quietly riveting, filled with humor, surprising turns, and even dance.” 8 p.m. The McColl Center of Art + Innovation, 721 N Tryon St. Details.

Enjoy two nights full of Bands, DJ's, Flip Cup & Cornhole Tourneys, beer tastings, and more. This party is billed as the The Best place to be CIAA weekend with the locals ( a euphemism for white partiers). There will be heated tenting in the parking lot. Features live music and DJs. Tonight features Flip Cub fun starting at 7 p.m. Saturday features a Craft Beer Tasting from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. and a Cornhole Tournament. Tyber Creek Pub, 1933 South Blvd.

Sip & Paint - This new craze gets a new home in Southend with the grand opening of Studio Cellar. It’s a local social painting studio. No skills are needed. Classes are also available or you can free style. Alcohol is available. 5 p.m. Studio Cellar, 1800 Camden Road.

Funk You Up - Grab your dancing shoes to celebrate the first Franco Moschino retrospective fashion exhibition in the United State - VIVA MOSCHINO! It’ll be a night of dancing and fun at the Mint Museum Auxiliary presents Uptown Funk: Moschino & Music. 8 p.m. Mint Museum Uptown, 2730 Randolph Rd. $125.

Transportation: A shuttle service will be provided. The service will begin with a departure time of 6:15 p.m. and run every 45 minutes between the Mint Museum Randolph to the Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts. Tickets for the shuttle service are $15 per person and can be purchased when registering. TJ's Take: This is a great deal because parking will be expensive and a nightmare uptown Saturday night!

Prophylactic Fashion - Local designers use condoms to create fashionable, wearable art, promote safe sex, at Condom Couture Charlotte 2016. It benefits Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. Also features J Buckmaster and DJ Andy Kastanas. Live music from Miami Dice and a performance by Bethann Phetamine. There will also be go-go dancers, stilt walkers and fire twirlers. 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St.  $35. Details.