Tonight is a music lover’s feast and nightmare. So many great shows tonight, all in one night from jazzy fusion to symphony to hardcore hip-hop. Find your pleasure. See you in the streets. Let’s get this party started.
Ticket Giveaway! Sip + Play Charlotte is giving away VIP passes to the Gravediggers Ball. Enter here.
Cool Concept – The Neighborhood Living Room opened yesterday and continues through Sunday. Tonight’s events include a Dilworth Artisan Station Gallery Crawl and live music. The concept is to bring the family neighborhood outside so go chill, enjoy live entertainment, drink coffee or whatever (Rated G) that you would do in your living room at home. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. through Sunday. Dilworth Artisan Station, 118 East Kingston Ave. Details.
Solo Dynamo – Bassist Derrick Hodge brings the heat on his solo debut album “Live Today” which features contributions from the Robert Glasper Experiment and Common among others. Hodge is known for his work with Maxwell, Jill Scott and Glasper. Dynamo opens. 8 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St.$22.
Got Game? – Show your bar game skills at the featuring flip cup, cornhole, beer pong, mini basketball and a mystery event for qualifying teams! 10 per team of two. Includes one drink. Team check-in is 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Games begin at 8 p.m. Prohibition, 200 N Tryon St.
Favorite Hip-Hop Event – Art, Beats and Lyrics returns in its 11th year. This year will feature visual pieces by Dubelyoo, Carla Aaron Lopez, Miya Bailey and Matthew Curran, among many others. The event will also include appearances from hip-hop duo, 8Ball & MJG. 7 p.m. The Filmore, 820 Hamilton St. Ste. B2. Details.
OktoberFest Symphony Style – The Charlotte Symphony presents KnightSounds for symphony novices each Friday night. This month’s Oktoberfest theme features beer tastings, a roaming accordionists, and a live “oompa” band in the lobby after the show. The symphony will perform works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his son, W. F. Bach, plus Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, and selections from Brahms and Wagner. Local breweries, including NoDa Brewing Company and Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, will provide beer samplings, and the FestzeltMusik Oktoberfest Band will keep the party going after the concert.
7:30 p.m., Knight Theater, 430 S Tryon St. $29 includes a drink voucher. Drinks are permitted in the theater!