THE WOGGLES Formed in Athens, Ga., in 1987, The Woggles are essentially a four-piece living-breathing-singing-jamming Nuggets box set impervious to the passing of time. From the matching outfits and preponderance of 7-inches to the stage-names — Professor Mighty Manfred, Flesh Hammer, Montague and Zorko — the mid-’60s are still the font of all things swinging. That also means there’s little difference in the garage-friendly blend of soul, big beat R&B, rock and surf from the band’s 1993 debut TeenDanceParty to its latest, this year’s The Big Beat. It’s all good fun, especially live in a packed sweaty club with a beverage or two under your belt. But, at least on record, it’s equally impossible not to sometimes wonder why you’re not listening instead to the early progenitors (“Maximum R&B”-era Who, Mitch Ryder, The Yardbirds, et al.) who did it first. So, you know, point being, see ’em live and quit thinking about it so much; better to just let the rock wash over you for the night and cleanse the bullshit away. With Temperance League, Modern Primitives and more as part of the 6th Annual Snug 600 which runs through Sunday; Vroom-Vroom!
Crown Town Handmade presents a free craft class for all ages and skill levels on the last Thursday of every month. Wear your craftiness on your sleeve, or maybe your ears or around your neck. Join Crown Town Handmade and make some super cute jewelry from wooden thread spools. These are totally customizable and a great way to use up the last bits of a favorite fiber, ribbon, or fabric! We'll bring the supplies, you bring any special bits and your crafty ideas! FREE
This event will pit co-ed teams of 6-10 people against one another in old-fashioned competitions. Assorted festivities and T-shirts are included in the price of the event. For more information, visit www.clclt.com/charlotte/events/page. Free to watch; $200 per team to participate
Explore the vibrant culture of the Spanish Caribbean! The Latin American Coalition takes over Midwood International and Cultural Center on June 22, 2013, for the fourth annual Caribbean Celebration, ¡Azúcar! This year’s unique, indoor-outdoor festival features the tropical sounds of Puerto Rican salsa, Dominican bachata, and Cuban son. The intoxicating smell of Cuban cuisine will lure you from the dance floor to the outdoor plaza where you can enter the domino competition, peruse the wears from local craft vendors, and, of course, dive into a mouth-watering Cuban sandwich. $12 in advance, $15 the day of the event