Pre-Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day parties: bar crawls, parades and live music

If you’re looking to get out and about for Thanksgiving your options range from live music to bar crawls to parties. Let’s kick this holiday weekend off right!

Note: The full weekend preview returns on Thanksgiving night after the Panthers beat the Cowboys.

Tonight
Pre-Thanksgiving Bar Crawl – Before the big feast barhop at Tommy Timmins’ spots in Tommy T’s Turkey Spree XI. Check in at Timmins first bar Tyber Creek Pub then head to Plaza-Midwood for  the Workman’s Friend and then the Fifth Street hub of the Dandelion Market, Connolly’s and Prohibition. 7 p.m. Tyber Creek Pub, 1933 South Blvd. $15 and includes cover charges, drink specials, transportation, fun giveaways and a few complimentary beverages on the RockHouse tab along the way.

Pop Life Returns – The free weekday party Pop Life returns for Kitchgiving Eve: Pop Life Annual Thanksgiving Eve Edition. Music by The Mighty DJ DR & DJ SKILLZ. 10 p.m. Bubble 210 East Trade St. Free.

Folk Concert – Begin Thanksgiving with Harry Taylor & Charlotte Folk Society’s Folk Jubilee. Three performances include bluegrass, folk, blues & jazz. Performers include Erika Olson and Julie Dean, 12-year-old bluegrass phenom Liam Purcell & his band Cane Mill Road follow; and Rick Spreitzer & The Antique Babies will close. Evening Muse, 3227 N Davidson St.

Pre-Thanksgiving Go-Go & Jazz Set – Looking for R&B groove to get you ready for the holidays then try a go-go music and live jazz with Diverse Groove featuring Lamar Brace. 6:30 p.m. WhiteHouse NightClub, 4809 Wilkerson Blvd.

Thursday
Thanksgiving Parade – NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty is the Grand Marshal Petty of the 68th Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade. It features a 120-unit line-up with musical performers, marching bands from throughout the region, floats and balloons. 9:30 a.m. route begins at Stonewall Street and travel north along Tryon St. to 10th St.

Monthly Gathering – The monthly live music showcase R&B Live returns with an open mic. Hosted By D’Yenna Dukes Music  and Promis Hugee. $10 and up. Details.

Party & Food Drive – Bring a non-perishable food donation and then party that mac-n-cheese off at SHIPROCKED!’s Annual Thanksgiving Party & Food Drive! 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St.

Birthday Party – It’s the Saggitarius Birthday Bash and Thanksgiving Party hosted by Old School 105.3’s Eddie Owens and featuring Stacey Blackmon. 10 p.m. The White House, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. Free.
Holla: Sipandplayclt@gmail.com
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