Saturday, March 26, 2016

Abari opens, Crown Station Closes and Puerto Rican drumming

The weather is beautiful and day events are popping off now throughout the city for the family. Tonight, put the kids to bed and hit the streets adult-style. See you in the streets...

Day Fun

- The wait is over. Abari Game Bar opened its doors at 11 a.m. for an all-day grand opening. Along with video games such as  Ms. Pac Man, Dig Dug, and Donkey Kong there will also be plenty of food. Joe's Dough's special pop-up will serve game-themed doughnuts. Hart's Soda Shop will be selling hand-crafted soda creations, What The Fries CLT food truck, drink specials and featured cocktails. Elon Shomaker will be spinning. Kids welcome until 5 p.m. Abari Game Bar, 1721 N Davidson St.

Outdoor Market - The Noda Eclectic Market returns with locally produced works of art, jewelry, body products, clothing, housewares, pet products and more!. Until 3 p.m. 36th Street behind Smelly Cat Coffeehouse & Roastery and NoDa Company Store. Details.  

Hard to Say Goodbye - After of week events, Crown Station host The Final Farewell. It’s a full day of music, food and fun. Music by Nat Black, Melodious Funk, Chad McNeely, Sean McClellan, JLazy, Josh Novicki, Ian Sooklal, Phat Rabbit, KT Caustic, Funktavius, Briddy and Justin Combs. Free food and no cover. 12 p.m. Crown Station, 1425 Elizabeth Ave.

Drum Circle - Bring the family out to Bombazo. Yapre presents its first Bombazo which is when drummers and dancers gather and sing traditional Puerto Rican songs and dance Bomba together. Drummers are welcome to bring their instruments, and other instruments are welcome. 3 p.m. Freedom Park. Details.

Live Painting
- Artist Nikko is hosting a live painting event in which he paints to the music of Oscar Huerta and Tony Arreaza. 4 p.m., Orr and Orr Art Studio and Gallery, 110 #1B Matthews Station St Matthews. $10. Details.

Night Parties
Easter Crawl - Forget boiled eggs. Celebrate Easter at the Bunny Hop Bar Crawl. Ticket includes event t-shirt, koozie, no cover access to all participating venues (Blackfinn, Bubble, Suite, Whisky River, Rooftop 210, Howl at the Moon and Tin Roof) at the EpiCentre, special drink prices and prizes. 6 p.m. Rooftop 210, 210 E Trade St. Details.

Free your soul - The monthly soulful party Su CASA — The March Edition returns with DJ Justice and DJ Steel Wheel. Tribute to Phife Dawg! 10 p.m. Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. Details.

Latin Night - Dance all night to reggaeton, Latin and international grooves at the White Party. 10 p.m. Oak Room, 200 E Bland St. Details.