“Round 1 ... Ready ... Party!” Charlotte’s first bar arcade has made it through that milestone first year, so it’s time to throw down. Their first birthday celebration will feature an outdoor arcade; a pop-up market, grub from food trucks like Mel’s BLT Kitchen; and live music from some of Charlotte’s best bands, including Junior Astronomers, The Eyebrows and Modern Primitives. Who would have thought gaming could be so cool? That’s right, Abari did. Funds raised go to the North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue. $5 suggested donation.
Think-N-Paint gives children ages 7-15 an opportunity to use paint, color and illustration to express and record their feelings. Activities are fun and interactive. 35.00http://www.thinknpaint.com
It's Find Your Muse open mic night at The Evening Muse this and every Monday. Musicians, grab up your music gear and head over to perform one of your own creations in front of a crowd. No one can guarantee they'll be liked, but constructive criticism is always helpful! Get there early to snag a performance spot. And, if you don't play, come out to watch. You never know who might show up. $3
Open to the public, uninstructed figure drawing sessions are held at The North Carolina Academy of Art every Wednesday from 7-9pm. $10.00http://www.ncacademyofart.com
Q-tribe is a weekly suport group for youth ages 13-20 who are trans and non-binary. Q-Tribe is a structured group designed to promote personal growth and discovery through shared experiences, education, and respect with a goal of providing a safe space where transgender youth can be their authentic selves in a judgment free environment. Parker Smith, Time Out Youth's Transgender Outreach Worker, will be group leader and will bring a clinical and personal approach to the meetings. Q-Tribe is an open group and does not require prescreening to attend. The meetings will be held every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm. free
Brew enthusiasts can expand their knowledge — rather than just their bellies! During Growler's buzz-worthy talks, hosted by brewers and distributors, you'll learn the art of craft brewing. Free admission