Saturday, July 25, 2009

Coming up

  • Check out magician Bryan Swaringen each Thursday night at Harper's SouthPark; 6518 Fairview Road; 704-366-6688.
  • Toscana, along with Opera Carolina and the business Nada's Italy, hosts an evening on its patio with live opera, antipasti and a wine tasting, 5:30-8 p.m. July 30. $20; Specialty Shops at the Park across Morrison Boulevard from SouthPark; 704-367-1808.
  • Blue hosts a Stone Brewery beer dinner July 30, with five courses, including beer-battered grouper cheeks with duck fat fries, pork shoulder braised with apricots, and Moroccan-spiced lamb loin. $49; Hearst Tower uptown; 704-927-2583.
  • Also July 30 (busy day!), Carrabba's offers mixer events to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. $15 gets you a sampling of new appetizers and one of three new signature drinks. $1 will also be donated to MDA for each of the three drinks sold through Aug. 6. 1520 South Blvd., 704-377-2458.