Monday, July 21, 2008

Events for the Week: July 21-27

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 7/21/2008 No comments
Note: If I learn of more events for the week, I'll update this post.

Tuesday, July 22

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.

Wednesday, July 23

Pop Life (weekly event)
This is the city’s most popular Wednesday networking event. Enjoy a great view of the city while listening to music by local DJs, sometimes accompanied by live instruments. Sponsored by Creative Loafing and the Sol Kitchen. Free. 6 p.m. Loft 1523, 1523 Elizabeth Ave.
GPT says: The crowd, filled with attractive movers and shakers, usually peaks around 9 p.m., but people often hang well past 11.

CNN’s “Black In America” Viewing Party
View the latest special in CNN’s highly talked about series in style. Music by DJ Rham. Presented by Digital Divas and Pride Magazine. Free. 7-11 p.m. (show starts at 9 p.m.) KISS Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.

The Underground Soul Tour
Featuring live performances by R&B and soul singers Bilal, Eric Roberson, and Yahzarah. $20 and up. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m. Tempo Entertainment Complex, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd.
GPT says: While Tempo is for people 25 and older, it attracts a largely 35 and older crowd.

Thursday, July 24

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, Howl At the 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.

Cufflinks and Cocktails
Presented by Charlotte’s Kappas, this monthly event draws an elite group of professionals. Free. 6-10 p.m. CANS, 500 W. 5th St.
GPT says: Past sites for this event have included more upscale places like Woods On South, M5, and GW Fins. It’ll be interesting to see if the dynamic changes at CANS.

Martini Mingle
Network with young professionals in a relaxed setting and cool bar. Presented by IKON Entertainment. Free. 7-11 p.m. Rustic Martini, 616 N. Tryon St.

Snoop Dogg and 311
The Doggfather is coming to town along with rockers 311 and Fiction Plane. $30-$40. 7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. 704-549-5555,

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 spoke word and slam poetry scene. You’re guaranteed to enjoy it, so long as you’re not easily offended.

$3 Talk About It Thursdays (weekly event)
Formerly held at Allure, this event allows you to mingle and do a little light partying while enjoying $3 drink specials. Ladies $3, men $10. 9 p.m. Prevue, 2909 N. Davidson St. 704-231-1582.

Friday, July 25

Digital Divas All White Affair
If you want to see a lot of beautiful people dressed all in white, this is the place to be. Plus, the club’s Miami flair should enhance the experience. Dress code is classy. Presented by Digital Divas. Cost varies. 10 p.m. KISS Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.

Sketches of a Man Tour
See Dwele perform live. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. $25 and up. 8:30 p.m. Amos Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874,

Flirt Friday
Enjoy a Friday Night party in the heart of uptown. Presented by The Funklabb and Thomas Washington. Music by DJ Chase. $15 and up. Ladies free before 10:30 p.m. Doors open at 10 p.m. City Tavern, 214 N. Tryon St.

Funky Fresh Friday
Witness this celebration of music and fashion, inspired by the era 1985-1995. Presented by AJ Spade Entertainment. $15. 9 p.m. Wine Up, 3306-C N. Davidson St.

Saturday, July 26

Family Cultural Appreciation Day
This annual mid-summer intergenerational community day celebrates African and African-American culture, history, art, and Charlotte's diverse community. Free. 12-6 p.m. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-375-1565.

International Art Market
Experience art, music, and food from around the world. Free. 4-10 p.m. NoDa, corner of 15th and N. Davidson streets.

The Summer Society: The Chocolate Episode
Enjoy complimentary chocolate delicacies and martini drink specials. Door prizes will be given away. Music by DJ DR. 25 and up preferred. $20. 10 p.m. Presto’s Lounge, 445 W. Trade St. 704-241-2098.
GPT says: There have been white parties all season, now try a chocolate one.

In Between the Sheets
They’re bringing beds inside the lounge. Cabana beds draped with sheer sheets to be exact. Along with platters of hors d’oeuvres and candles. Music by DJ Silvio. Hosted by Satomi Mack. Presented by LymeLight Entertainment. $10 and up. 9 p.m. Prevue, 2909 N. Davidson St.
GPT says: This is the same group that brought you the “Naked Sushi” event last week. They’re freaky.

Sunday, July 27

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


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