Beer festival, art party and shopping

Today offers a little something for everyone from shopping to family fun. Get up and get out early. See you in the streets.

Sounds Yummy – The Urban Stick starts this year’s series of the cigar social with the Cigar Social Brunch. Menu features mimosas, chicken & waffles, french toast, eggs, shrimp & grits and more. Cigars by Tailored Smoke.  11 a.m. The Neighborhood Cafe, 1635 W Trade St, Ste 1F. Free. More info.


April 16, McColl Center
Every floor and art studio features contemporary art, installations pop up performances, music and dancing. Benefits Artists-in-Residence and McColl Center.

Dance Competition – You won’t see Wanya Morris or Kim Fields at Dancing With the Stars of Charlotte, but you will see local celebrities. The ballroom dance competition benefits Carolina Breast Friends. 7 p.m. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. $50. Tickets.

Family Fun – The annual Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Games highlights Celtic culture with music, athletics, dancing an more. 7:30 a.m. Today and Sunday, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. Various prices. Schedule.

Beer Festival – Grab beer samples and burgers at Moo and Brew. Live music by Ancient Cities, Sinners & Saints, Bubonik Funk, Truckstop Preachers and DJ Overcash. $45. 12:30 p.m.,  Avidxchange Inc., 1111 Metropolitan Ave. Details.

Shop Local – Support more than 70 local women-owned business at Pink Social Girl Tribe Pop Up: Spring Break Edition. The taproom will be open. 12 p.m. Sugar Creek Brewing, 215 Southside Dr. $6. More info.

Shop Local  II – Celebrates small business and entrepreneurship by perusing 50 area fashion, arts and food vendors. Vendors will feature hand-crafted goods and original artwork by local merchants. Enjoy local brews, pastries and other food. 11 a.m., C3 Lab, LLC, 2525 Distribution St. Free. More info.



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