Saturday, March 5, 2016

Oyster roast, outdoor market and parties today

I can't wait to get out today. Is it spring yet? See you in the streets...

Outdoor Market - It’s that time of year. The NoDa Eclectic Marketplace returns behind Smelly Cat Coffeehouse. It’ll be even more fun with The Company Store open now as well. Locally produced works of art, jewelry, body products, clothing, housewares and more. 10 a.m. - 3:00pm Behind Smelly Cat Coffeehouse & Roastery,  514 E 36th St.

The Girls Are Back! - Charlotte Roller Girls take on the Greensboro All-Stars. 4:30 p.m., Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Dr.  Tickets.

House Heads - The monthly RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party returns with DJ Jazzy B (NJ), Tomie B aka DJ Real (House 90.1) and DJ Roc (NJ) with resident DJs Badala B (NJ) & Deep House Providers Gary 'Jackmaster' Wallace (CHI) and DJ Marcus (VA) spinning soulful house. 7 p.m. Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. $10. Details.


Don't Forget
Oyster Roast - This is going to be soo good! Plaza-Midwood’s Annual Shuck & Awe Oyster Roast is an all-you-can eat roast featuring oysters, shrimp and chicken, side dishes and vegetarian options. Catch On is providing the oysters, Birdsong and Legion breweries are pouring the brews. There will also be wine and cocktails. There will be live music from the Shana Blake Band and a DJ.  6 p.m. – 11 p.m. (dinner from 7pm to 9pm), The Historic VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza. $35 for dinner, dancing, raffle tickets for great door prizes and access to the silent auction. Cash bar. Order tickets.

Bar Crawl -  The 3rd Annual Craft Cocktail will feature speciality drinks from Rooftop 210, Blackfinn, Vida, Strike City, Bubble, Suite, Whisky River,Tinroof, Howl at the Moon and Mortimors. Crawlers will receive a commemorative t-shirt, cup, two free drink tickets, great cocktail special prices, no line and no cover. 8 p.m., 210 EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. $15-$50. Details.

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.