Monday, July 14, 2008

Events for the Week: July 14-20

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 7/14/2008 No comments
Note: If I learn of more events for the week, I'll update this post.

Tuesday, July 15

Held the third Tuesday of every month, the after work networking series continues. Features a free wine giveaway. Presented by KMB Marketing. Free. 5-9 p.m. The Grape-SouthPark, 4300 Sharon Rd.
GPT says: It’s the only networking event in the SouthPark area.

Tone X and Friends (weekly event)
Enjoy a night of stand-up comedy, live skits, improv, and music, along with a performance by the Hunnie Dipz Dancers. $15. 8 p.m. Skandalos, 5317 E. Independence Blvd. 704-890-0771.
GPT says: It's a weekly hood affair. If you enjoy the comedy of Power 98's Tone X on the No Limit Larry and the Morning Maddhouse show then you'll likely enjoy this event.

Anthony David Live
Signed by India.Arie, David will be performing songs from his recently released major label debut. $15. 8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St.,

Wednesday, July 16

Pop Life: The Get Involved Edition
This edition of the city’s most popular Wednesday networking event is a party with a purpose. It will be spotlighting local groups that are making a difference such as the Urban League of Central Carolinas, Planned Parenthood Young Advocates, GenerationEngage, and the Arts & Science Council. And you'll learn how you can get involved. Music provided by Kitch and DJ Stacey Blackman. Sponsored by Creative Loafing and the Sol Kitchen. Free. 6 p.m. Loft 1523, 1523 Elizabeth Ave.

Thursday, July 17

Alive After Five (weekly event)
This Charlotte staple is in its eighth year. From spring to fall you’ll find Charlotte’s professionals coming to this outdoor after-work party each Thursday. Free. 5-9 p.m. Wachovia Plaza, corners of Tryon St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. 5-9 p.m. Wachovia Plaza, corners of Tryon St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Epicentre at Five (weekly event)
Epicentre is the new hotspot, with its new bars and clubs (Whisky River, Suite, Howling Moon, and more to come). And now there’s an outdoor after-work party to compete with Alive After Five. Free. 5 p.m. Pavilion at Epicentre, 210 E. Trade St.
GPT says: So far Epicentre at Five hasn’t proved to be much different that Alive After Five. But it’ll continue to draw a good crowd because it’s new.

Mingle and Sprints
A networking mixer in the heart of the government district. And sure to be the delight of many, there’ll be a free gas card giveaway. Presented by IV Horseman Entertainment. Free. 6:30-9:30 p.m. KokoMo’s Coffeehouse, 901 E. Fourth St.

Touch One Thursday (weekly event)
Come and enjoy a live band and spoken word by Concrete Generation. $10. 9 p.m. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St.
GPT says: Wine Up is the home base for Charlotte’s flourishing spoken word and slam poetry scene. You’re guaranteed to enjoy it, so long as you’re not easily offended.

Frankie, Neffe, and Keyshia Cole—this family puts the "real" in reality TV.

Celebrity Third Thursday
Keyshia Cole along with her sis Neffe and mom Frankie will be in the house and cameras will be rolling as they're filming for the third season of Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is on BET. Music by DJ Live. Presented by Mr. 305 Entertainment. Cost varies. Club Savoy, 3930 Brookshire Blvd.
GPT says: Not sure why they chose Club Savoy of all places. They must want a ghetto-centric flair.

Friday, July 18

Summer Soul Series
See Shableek and Uncommon Jazz perform in a beautiful rooftop setting. Admission starts at $20. 6 p.m.-12 a.m. The Terrace, 201 S. Tryon St. (fifth floor above Harry and Jean’s).
GPT says: This should be a great date night event—romantic even.

Saturday, July 19

Maybe this makes sushi more appetizing.

Nyotaimori (Naked Sushi)
It’s an exotic event in which sushi will be served on models' bodies. Music by DJ Silvio. Presented by LymeLight Entertainment. 9 p.m. $10 before midnight. Prevue, 2909 N. Davidson St.
GPT says: It’s naked sushi. Enough said.

Block Party IV
The series continues and this party features legendary DJ Spinderella (of Salt-N-Pepa). Hosted by Ifé Moore and Q92.7 will be broadcasting live. Cost varies. 9:30 p.m. Tempo Entertainment Complex, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd.
GPT says: Tempo usually attracts a 30 and older crowd.

Sunday, July 20

Def Poetry Charlotte (weekly event)
Hosted by popular Slam Charlotte poet Bluz, this event will be an open mic for spoken word artists. 9 p.m. Allure, 1508 S. Mint St. 704-713-7703.


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