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Paid to Party: Playing cornhole for cash

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

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Another weekend in Charlotte, another round of good times to be had – and here’s another weekend roundup for you to help plan that good time.

Friday

Friday Night Pajama Paint & Pizza Party at Cajun Canvas (11116-B S. Tryon St.): A free-form paint party, and you don’t even have to get dressed up, as they encourage you to wear your pajamas. But don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine. 6 p.m.-midnight. $30 to register. 704-504-5224;

www.cajuncanvas.com.

The Lacs with special guest Early Ray at Coyote Joe’s (4621 Wilkinson Blvd.): A good choice if you’re looking for some live music. 7 p.m. $15 at the door. 704-399-4946.

Bar Olympics at Strike City (210 E. Trade St.): Teams of four will compete in beer pong, flip cup, Wii tennis, cornhole and, of course, bowling. The team with the highest score wins the gold – in the form of $500 cash. So recruit a team and let the games begin. Registration starts at 9 p.m. Free to play. 704-716-3000.

The Nineties: A Tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. at the Bull and Barrister Draft House (3615 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road): Soul band EMF takes it back to the ’90s with live old-school hip-hop and R&B. 10 p.m. $10 cover. 704-971-3313.

Carolinas Cornhole Tour 2013 Finals at the EpiCentre Pavilion (210 E. Trade St.): All that practice playing cornhole for fun could pay off. Friday at 6 p.m. is a free challenge for two spots in the $4,000 finalist tournament, and at 4 p.m. Saturday there will be a bring-your-own-partner tournament with a $50 buy-in. www.carolinascornholetour.com.

Saturday

The first Charlotte Brewery Tour: A tour (and sampling) through local breweries Four Friends, Rock Bottom, Heist Brewery and Ass Clown Brewing Co. Ragin’ Uptown will leave from Taco Mac SouthPark (4625 Piedmont Row) at noon and return at 5 p.m. $30. www.thecharlottebrewerytour.com.

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