The fun starts early today with a bike show at the Chop Shop and a beer festival uptown. The fun continues tonight with two erotica events! Let’s get this party started. See you in the streets…
Beer Festival – Enjoy more than 75 craft, import and specialty beers at the Charlotte 3rd Annual Charlotte Beer Festival. Live music from Early Ray Band! 2 p.m., EpiCentre, East Trade St. $30. #CLTBeerFestival
Cyclemania – This is one of the coolest motorcycle rallies with Mods and Rockers meeting up at the Charlotte Vintage Motorcycle Rally. Classic British, Euro and Japanese motorcycles, customized scooters and mopeds are invited for a day of music, bikes and fun. 1 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. Full schedule.
Girls Wanna Have Fun – Local ladies tackle each other in the Blondes v. Brunettes football game to benefit the local Alzheimer’s chapter. 5 p.m. Revolution Park, 1225 Remount Road. $35 gets access to the game and the afterparty at Tyber Creek Pub,1933 South Blvd. Afterparty starts at 8 p.m. Details.
Toga Party – Actually, the Mystics Ball: There’s No Place Like Rome isn’t your typical fraternity toga party. The Mystics explore erotic world of Ancient Rome. Party features living statues, a Roman bathhouse, the aerial artistry of Satarah, and more. Costumes are required. Wear your own or buy one at the door. 9 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. $20 individuals, $35 couples.
Beauties Reimagined – If you believe in fairytales Once Upon A Pastie will blow your mind. The Big Mamma’s House Burlesque show features new performances and new fantasy characters. See Mary Poppins, Cruella De Vill, Ariel, Beauty and her Beast, Merida, Cinderella, Snow White and Minnie Mouse like you’ve never seen them before. Visulite Theater, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $15, $18.
Soul Music – Hear Charlotte’s own Stephanie Mills, Freddie Jackson, Evelyn Champagne King, El DeBarge and more at The Kinfolks 6th Annual Soulfood Festival. 4 p.m., Rte. 29 Pavilion, 5650 Sandusky Blvd, Concord. $35.
Celebrate Homebrewing – Before there was a craft brew scene, Charlotte enjoyed a robust home-brew culture. The American Homebrewers Association Rally celebrates homebrewing and connects beer enthusiasts from all over North Carolina. Includes a VIP brewery tour, beer samples, gifts, prizes and more. Local homebrew clubs will there. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., NoDa Brewing Co, 2229 N Davidson St. RSVP here.