With more than 60 beers, 40 bourbons and various barbecue vendors, the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival ought to have you squealing like a pig (or at least eating and drinking like one).
The annual festival at Symphony Park also features lots of entertainment, including music, cornhole and more. Here's to hoping that you're sober enough to enjoy it! May 12, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road. For more information, visit www.beerandbourbon.com.
At just 22 years of age, the young woman who grew up in Matthews (and refers to Charlotte often in interviews) arguably has one of the strongest chances to take the honor that helped turn Christie Brinkley, Tyra Banks, and last years cover girl Bar Refaeli into household names.