Upstream hosts its second annual Oyster Bash Oct. 9 at Phillips Place, with a portion of proceeds going to Urban Ministry Center. Ten kinds of cold-water oysters, 10 paired wines (some sparkling), two hours to enjoy them, in both the private dining room and the covered patio; $95. Among the oysters slated to be on hand: Rappahannock, Old Salt, York River, and the better known Blue Point and Malpeque. Three wine experts will also be on hand, and will announced their choice of best pairing for the night. Reservations required; 704-556-7730.