For those of you who are thirsty for the joys of inebriation comes the Charlotte Bartenders Ball. In its 10th year, the annual alcohol-friendly event includes an open bar with top-shelf liquors, a full line of beers, a dinner buffet (provided by The Mens Club) and entertainment. Just remember to be safe and don't drive. Proceeds raised will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. $70. 7 p.m.-12 p.m. The Blake Hotel, 555 South McDowell St. For more information, visit www.charlottebartendersball.com.