They say Friday the 13th is supposed to be freaky and unlucky. Maybe if you’re in a 1980s horror movie, but in Charlotte, Friday the 13th is just fun. Here are some suggestions to help you plan the fun this weekend.
Friday the 13th
Sip & Stroll: Art, Wine and Music Festival at the EpiCentre (210 E. Trade St.): A festival so big it’s encompassing all three levels of the EpiCentre with live music, artists selling and displaying their artwork, and 40 vineyards handing out samples. 7-10 p.m. featuring Simplified Duo; also 2-8 p.m. Saturday with performances from Crashbox and Early Ray. $25-$50 for wine sampling tickets. 704-936-5623; www.sipandstrollcharlotte.com.
White Trash Bash at The Roxbury (116 W. Fifth St.): A good excuse to wear a mullet wig and party to ’80s and ’90s music. $3 PBR Tall Boys for the occasion and prizes for the best (or should I say worst) outfits. Cover is $7; 8:30 p.m-2 a.m. Better redneckanize! 704-375-8090.
And more: For laid-back live music, check out Tyler Ramsey at The Evening Muse (3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737), and The David Michael Band will be rocking out at BonFire Bar and Grill (6751 Old Monroe Road, Indian Trail. 704-776-4655).
The 7th Annual Half Way to St. Patty’s Day Bar Crawl: St. Patrick’s Day is such a big deal in Charlotte, RockHouse Events celebrates the halfway point. This is the practice round for Rich and Bennett’s famous St. Patty’s Day bar crawl. Registration begins at Tilt on Trade (127 W. Trade St.) 5-7 p.m., and the party migrates to Sip, Prohibition, Rira, Connolly’s, and Fitzgerald’s. $10 advance/$15 day of, but September birthdays get to crawl for free (hopefully not literally), www.rockhouseevents.com.
Charlotte Fashion Week (end): Finale for Charlotte’s version of Fashion Week features top fashion designers and a recycled product runway show at the Hilton Center City Ballroom (222 E. Third St.), 6:30-9:30 p.m. $35 and up. And after the show it’s the after-party at Label (900 NC Music Factory Blvd.). 704-372-2911; www.charlottefashionweek.com.
NoDa Roxx (the make-up rain date) at Cullman Avenue Park (3100 Cullman Ave.): A family festival with field games for the kids on one side and a beer garden of NoDa’s breweries for big kids on the other. Plus a line-up of live local bands and an art marketplace. This time they have a rain location, The Neighborhood Theatre (511 E. 36th St.). 12–8 p.m. Free. 704-942-7997.
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