Thursday, March 3, 2016

Weekend Preview: Food Truck Fridays & An Oyster Roast

Whew! Last weekend was crazy, but the fun doesn't stop. We're barreling head-first in St. Patrick's Day Weekend next week! Before things get to crazy with pinching and kissing and imbibing, let's start this weekend of partying.

Walk The Walk - Want to learn more about Sustain Charlotte’s transportation campaign? The organization will highlight innovation throughout the country and potentially in Charlotte. 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Sugar Creek Brewing Company, 215 Southside Dr. Get on the wait list.

Gay, Black & The Church - A new documentary “Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay In the Church" explores homophobia in the black church. This is a touchy subject that often rocks the core of the Black community. I'm moderating the post-screening panel discussion. 6 p.m. New Science Building, Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Rd. See the panelists.

Amazing Dance - A Butoh style performance isn’t a typical modern dance. It kind of reminds me of real slo-mo pop-lockin' to a didgeridoo instead of hip-hop beats. Judge for yourself at New Frequencies at McColl Center presents Du Yufang. Plus don’t want to miss Charlotte-based ensemble Triptych Collective opening each evening with a new dance performance. 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. McColl Center, 721 N. Tryon St. $10, $12. Tickets.

Food Truck Fridays Are Back!

Friday Night Festival replaced Food Truck Friday in Southend. It’s a collaboration between The Unknown Brewing Company, Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop along with The Gold District and Historic South End. There will be  multiple food trucks and pop ups and live music. Participants can buy beer from nearby Southend Breweries. Judging how lines typically are, I suggest splitting up and sending one friend to stand in line to get beer and the other two get food. But that's just how I roll. 5 p.m. Unknown Brewing Co. - Parking Lot, 1327 S Mint St.

Matthews Food Truck Fridays features Acoustic South Duo on stage and Sugar. Handmade Gourmet Donuts will also be there along with 10 food trucks. #MatthewsFoodTruckFridays

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.