Great choice of events tonight from hanging out with the Panthers to jazz uptown to parties. You choose! See you in the streets. Let’s get this party started.
Go Panthers!!!! – Celebrate the start of the 2016 football season at Fan Fest. Performances by the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and Black & Blue Crew. Gates: 6:30 p.m., practice: 6:30 p.m. Fireworks and laser show at the end .Admission is free, and fans will receive a 2015 team roster photo card with a 2015 schedule. Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St. Details.
Get Cultured – The Art Of Noise and Pop Life present The Art Of Noise #CLT. Music by DJ Lonnie B and hosted Mad Skillz. Free before 11 p.m. Suite, 210 East Trade St. Details.
Wanna Be A Filmmaker – The 48 Hour Film Project Kickoff Event features filmmakers will randomly draw a genre of film then assigned a character’s name, prop and line of dialogue. Writers, directors, crew and actors will have 48 hours to work together in creating a 6-8 minute short film. 6 p.m. tonight – 9:30 p.m. Sunday, The Light Factory, 1817 Central Ave.
(The Light Factory is directly across Central from the Harris Teeter in Plaza Midwood on the backside of the Midwood Cultural Center.) Details.
Charlotte Pride Kick Off – Charlotte Pride Week starts tonight with Charlotte Pride Youth Dance, co-sponsored by Time Out Youth, Charlotte Pride, Charlotte Black Gay Pride and Campus Pride. The event is open to LGBTQ youth ages 13-20. 7-10 p.m. at Midwood International & Cultural Center, 1817 Central Ave.
New SouthPark Event– Hear one of my favorite Charlotte DJs, That Guy Smitty, spin at the debut of Under the Lights, a new Friday night series at Village Tavern in SouthPark. Features beer and drink specials as well as bites. This will be held on the restaurant’s gorgeous patio. Should be fun, especially with friends. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Village Tavern, 4201 Congress St.
Jazz Uptown – Ziad Jazz Quartet performs a tribute to John Coltrane in Coltrane Revisited at this edition of Jazz at the Bechtler. 6 p.m. Bechtler Museum, 420 South Tryon. St. $14. Details.