Are you ready for holiday parties? A few are mixed in here, along with some options for sporting folks.
Love The Little Ones & Gotta Yoga Benefit for the Childrens Home (19911 North Cove Road, Cornelius): Yes, you read that right a yoga studio is hosting a party. The holiday fundraiser consists of candlelit yoga followed by some wine drinking and an auction to benefit an organization that helps orphaned children. 6-9 p.m. $5 entry/yoga practice for donation. www.lovethelittleones.org.
ACC Fan Central at the EpiCentre (210 E. Trade St.): The ACC Championship game doesnt kick off till 8 p.m. Saturday, but therell be a massive pep rally at the EpiCentre 7-9 p.m. Friday. Bands, cheerleaders and mascots from Florida State and Georgia Tech perform at 9 p.m. Then enjoy free cover at Whisky River, Suite, Strike City, and BlackFinn until 11:30 p.m. www.epicentrenc.com.
Grand Central Deli & Spirits reunion party at Dixies Tavern (301 E. Seventh St.): Dixies is paying its respects to a former nightlife hotspot in uptown Charlotte, with a free buffet 8-10 p.m. and drink specials to wash it all down. 704-374-1700.
Toys for Tots Holiday Party at All American Pub (200 E. Bland St.): Bring a toy to donate and you can do your own form of playing. DJ Mistletoe will spread the holiday cheer, and the bartenders will provide drinks on special to say cheers. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free event and free parking. 704-906-2929.
25 Drinks to Christmas at Prohibition (200 N. Tryon St.): The club is launching its holiday drink menu, serving an array of cocktails that taste like Christmas in a cup at only $5. 9-11 p.m. 704-358-4244.
The Carolina Beer Pong Classic at Marigny Dance Club (1440 S. Tryon St.): Before the best of the ACC battles it out at Bank of America Stadium, Queen City Games will present Charlottes biggest beer pong tournament, with a ton of prizes (including bragging rights). Tip-off is at noon. $20 per team, or $5 to spectate. 704-910-4444.