This Sunday is a holiday for football fans, and an excuse to party for everyone else.
Thats right, its the Super Bowl aka the Har-bowl, as Jim Harbaughs San Francisco 49ers and John Harbaughs Baltimore Ravens meet in New Orleans for a sibling reunion.
And in Charlotte, its game on for Super Bowl parties, among other things to do this weekend.
Retrospective at Hart Witzen Gallery (136 E. 36th St.): An interdisciplinary visual and performance arts exhibit with works by more than 15 different local artists. 6-10 p.m. Free. www.hartwitzengallery.com.
WFNZ Big Game Viewing Parties at all Fox and Hound Bar & Grill locations in Charlotte (Birkdale, Northlake, uptown, Ballantyne), and Baileys Sports Grille in Pineville. 6-9 p.m. Each location will give away a 42-inch HDTV during the third quarter. 704-570-9610.
Super Bowl Celebration at Venue @1801 (1801 N. Tryon St.): The game will be projected onto a huge screen, while kids can enjoy a supervised VIP section featuring a movie and coloring books. 6 p.m. $10. 704-492-0069.
And might I suggest kicking off Super Bowl Sunday with brunch at Heist Brewery (2909 N. Davidson St.): Its got $10 bottomless mimosas and a brunch buffet with so much good food on it, Im still full from last week. 704-375-8260.
One more thing
Revolution Pizza & Ale House in NoDa (3228 N. Davidson St.) got a makeover for the new year. Theyve rebranded, revamped the menu by adding 10 more specialty pizzas (including gluten-free options), and remodeled to double the size of the bar. 704-333-4440.
Brittney Cason is a writer who talks for a living at CBS Radio mornings on WFNZ; nights on WSOC.
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