Toni Baker-Tyson
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Toni Baker Tyson's weekly entertainment picks. It's fun for grown folks.

Last weekend a friend was live on Facebook at what appeared to be a fun wine-tasting event, so I quickly detoured from running my errands.

I’ve been to several wine tastings, but I’d never attended the one at 201 Central in the Highland Creek area. I was surprised to find a huge selection of wine, beer and appetizers. You definitely need to put this venue on your to-do list for Friday fun.

Not wanting to travel far for dinner after the wine tasting, I walked over to Three Amigos Mexican Grill. This venue has been in the area for 18 months. The food was amazing and the portions were impressive. Did I mention that Friday night was $5 margarita night? Well, it’s safe to assume that I’ll be back much sooner then later.

Last weekend also showcased the opening of two movies. The electrifying film “Moonlight” definitely was a must-see film. If you didn’t catch it last weekend, no worries. It’s still playing this weekend, too. I also checked out the film “Almost Christmas,” starring Danny Glover and Monique. It definitely warms the heart and will keep you laughing for the upcoming holiday season.

Now for my weekend picks. I hope to see you on the town.


Wine Tasting –Looking for the ideal wine tasting? Check out Central 201 specialty shop at 13108 Eastfield Road. Enjoy 20 to 30 samples of beer and wine, along with free cheese and crackers, meatballs and other appetizers. This event is held every Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with free admission. This week’s samplings will consist of holiday treats for Thanksgiving. More info. Or call (704) 948-8340.


Bowling Fundraiser — Don’t miss out on bowling with the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ). This annual fundraiser is great fun. Whether you are a pro on the lanes or a gutter baller, this event is simply about having fun for a good cause. Tickets are $25, bowling and shoes included. More Info.


Jazz with Four Play — Celebrate the 25th anniversary tour of the jazz group Fourplay at Knight Theater (430 South Tryon Street). This event is presented by the Urban League of Central Carolinas. Fourplay is a contemporary jazz quartet consisting of bassist Nathan East, Bob James on keyboard, Harvey Mason on drums and Chuck Loeb on guitar. Fourplay has a huge following in the Charlotte area, so tickets are moving fast. Time: 7:30 p.m. More info.

To see a larger listing of local events, visit the Qcitymetro events page at

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Toni Baker-Tyson is an entertainment columnist for She enjoys being a social butterfly out on the town, loves live music, the arts, and foreign films. Her passion is volunteering with the...