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Charlotte's first ever Zombie Bar Crawl

By Brittney Cason
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Brittney Cason
Brittney Cason writes about nightlife for The Charlotte Observer.

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Whenever anyone used to ask me about my day, I’d merely say, “Same circus, different clowns.”

But what I love about Charlotte nightlife is the fact that – if you look for them and are willing to branch out – there are always different circuses, and new clowns. And this weekend is no different.

Friday

Village Tavern at 5 (4201 Congress St.): A patio party with live acoustic music by Scott Smith. Proceeds from drink sales are going to Share Our Strength, a charity vying to end childhood hunger in America. 5-10 p.m. No cover. 704-552-9983.

The Grand Opening celebration of SIP (200 N. Tryon St.): Formerly known as Town Tavern, now it’ll be known as the place to sip and sample signature infusions. The kickoff party will feature all kinds of drinks and drink specials. 9 p.m. No cover. 704-334-3315.

A Taste of Collins International Bikini Fashion Show at Label (900 NC Music Factory Blvd.): The Legacy Committee and Polar Titan Media are bringing South Beach to Charlotte – the sights and sounds, not the sand – with a Brazilian bikini fashion show and performances from Pradigy GT. Doors open at 10 p.m. $10-$20. 704-202-0770.

Saturday

Charlotte’s first ever Zombie Bar Crawl: The undead will rise at Fox and Hound (330 N. Tryon St.) at 4 p.m., and the zombies will venture to eight different bars until 2 a.m. There will even be a make-up artist on hand doing free zombie makeovers, if you want to really look like the walking dead. $15 in advance, $20 day-of. www.lazyday.com.

The April Showers Bring a Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille (911 E. Morehead St.): The unscripted show – from Charlotte improv group the Chuckleheads – includes comedy games, musical activities and … you. 7 p.m. $15. 704-301-1564.

Brittney Cason is a writer who talks for a living at CBS Radio – mornings on WFNZ, nights on WSOC.
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