Saturday, February 6, 2016

One more day until the Super Bowl! Mardi Gras party tonight

I'm heading out to the sold-out Queen City's Brewer's Festival, shortly, but I wanted to get you ready for your last night of partying before the Super Bowl. I'll be updating my Big Game party list with a couple of more spots tomorrow morning. See you in the streets!

Don't Miss
Wine Festival - If you love the vino then you’ll love this festival. Sample more than 100 wines at Winey Grapes. Admission gets you a commemorative glass. There will be live music, art and jewelry. Ends at 5 p.m., Slate Billiards, 200 E Bland St.

Love Your Kicks! - There are plenty of shopping events, but Shoe Freak is for you guessed it. Ends at 5 p.m., Dupp & Swat Studio/Showroom, 2424 N. Davidson, Ste 112B. Admission is Complimentary with advance RSVP or $1 at the door. Details.

More Beads! - More beads and hurricanes at the Charlotte Mardi Gras Parade of Beads Celebration. The entire EpiCentre is transformed into the New Orleans French Quarter with decorations, creole food and more. There will be zydeco favorites, and of course the NOLA clap and the New Orleans Bounce. There will be street performers, local team mascots, cheerleaders and bands. "Sugar" Handmade Gourmet Donut Food Truck will sell beignets and King Cake adding the real taste of New Orleans. There will be Multiple Hurricane bars. 7 p.m. parade kicks off. Marching bands will lead the “Krewes” ranging from social groups, charities, organizations, and others. It’s great family fun. Details.

Jazz Legend - Jazz fans don’t want to miss this rare performance. An Evening With Stanley Clarke features the Grammy-award winning bassist. Al Strong will open. 8 p.m., Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.