Bourbon and Beer Parties, Borgore, Father’s Day Events, and More June 14-16
There are several great parties and social events taking place this weekend, so get out the house!
Friday, June 14
National Bourbon Day Celebration
This week’s happy hour party is in honor of National Bourbon Day. Enjoy live music by Below the Belt, a complimentary appetizer buffet, and half-price select bourbon specials. 5 p.m. Free. Sip Charlotte, 200 N. Tryon St., sipcharlotte.com.
Village Tavern at 5
Kick it after work in SouthPark, with drink specials such as $3 Bud and Bud Light, $5 select wine, and $5 margaritas, along with live music by Currie Clayton. 5-10 p.m. Free. Village Tavern, 4201 Congress St., villagetavern.com, paschalpromotions.com/events.
Fourth Annual Family Addition Dog Rescue Fundraiser
Show your love for pooches at this event. There’ll be complimentary food and non-alcoholic drinks (cash bar as well), a silent auction, and goodie bags. 6-10 p.m. $25. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., whiskyrivercharlotte.com, familyadditiondogrescue.org.
MADD Again Fridays (weekly event)
Party to your favorites in hip hop, reggae, and soca. Music by Undertaker Sound and Knock Brothers Sound. 10 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., apostrophelounge.com
Saturday, June 15
Second Annual Brew Stash Bash
It’s your chance to sample and learn about great craft beers from more than 20 breweries, while enjoying live music. Purchase four beer tickets for $5—each ticket is good for one four-ounce beer sample. You’ll also receive a one-year digital subscription to The Beer Connoisseur magazine. Live bands include Black Cadillacs, Broadcast, Town Mountain, and Railroad Earth. 1-10 p.m. (beer tasting ends at 6 p.m.). Free admission. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., usnwc.org.
Con A de Arte Kickoff Party
ArtSí, Charlotte’s arts community initiative that supports and connects Latino and Latina artists, is celebrating 10 years of Con A de Arte (A is for Art). Learn more about the upcoming events at this kickoff party. 9 p.m. Free. Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St., cosmoscafe.com, artsicharlotte.org.
Mix and mingle at this posh venue, while you’re treated to live jazz by EMF Band, followed by DJ DR. Drink specials include $6 martinis, $3 bottled beers, and $99 Moët bottles, and order from the pizza and pasta bar until midnight. Presented by Eddietainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free until midnight; cover charge after. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vapiano-charlotte.com, eddietainment.com.
The world-renowned dubstep producer and DJ spins tonight. Presented by Disco Donnie and Sugar Society. 10 p.m. $17 and up. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixcharlotte.com, borgorecharlotte-facebook.eventbrite.com.
Sunday, June 16
Happy Father’s Day!
Brew ‘n Q Lawn Party
Celebrate Dad with tasty barbecue, local craft beer from Birdsong Brewery, and live music by Nita B and the Swingin’ Soiree. Bring your folding chairs, blankets, family, and dog and spend the afternoon on the lawn. 12-3 p.m. $10. The VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, vanlandinghamestate.com, eventbrite.com/event/6818812251.
Who’s Your Daddy: Beer, Bacon, and Karaoke Cruise
If you can't spend time with your Pops, make him proud by enjoying his favorite things during this afternoon cruise on the lake. Presented by Good Eats & Meets, Sip Charlotte, Ragin' Uptown & Luxury Yacht Charters, and Sonja. 1-5 p.m.; bus pick-ups begin at noon, visit website for locations. $25, or two for $40. Ragin Mistress, Lake Norman, cruisethelake.com/yacht-events, whosyourdaddycruise.eventbrite.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
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