Monday, July 28, 2008

Events for the Week: July 28-August 3

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 7/28/2008 No comments
Note: If I learn of more events for the week, I'll update this post.

Tuesday, July 29

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.

See God’s Son in concert with special guests Talib Kweli and Jay Electronica. $40. 7:30 p.m. Amos Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874,
GPT says: Nas put on a good show last year at the Neighborhood Theatre and he did it without the great guests of this show. Last year’s show wasn’t a sellout, which is a shame for a venue that only held 1,000 people.

Wednesday, July 30

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. 7 p.m. (Normal weekly start time is 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.

Amos Lee
He’s folk, soul, and jazz infused in one artist. And he’s performing live. $25. 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298,

Thursday, July 31

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.

Got Beauty? Got Fashion? Rock It!
This monthly fashion event showcases local designers and models. Mingle over wine while enjoying DJ-spun hip-hop and R&B. Presented by KMB Marketing. Free. 7-11 p.m. The Grape-Northlake, 6801 Northlake Mall Drive.

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.

Friday, August 1

South End Gallery Crawl
Tour eight art galleries throughout historic South End and let the trolley bus take you around during this monthly gallery crawl. Free. 6-9 p.m. Trolley departs from Jillian’s every 15 minutes, starting at 5:30. Jillian’s, 200 E. Bland St. 704-332-9587,

Interracial Dating in America Uncovered
In this film, director Chris Clay takes a look at the strong emotions, opinions, and challenges of interracial dating. $8. 7 p.m. Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565,

First Fridays “Vanilla Sky”
The popular monthly event features its annual white party this Friday. Cost varies. 10 p.m. Ladies free before 10:30. NV Nightclub, 20924 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius.
GPT says: The First Fridays series always draws a large crowd. And the crowd varies from the beautiful and trendy to the slightly rough around the edges.

Saturday, August 2

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

Summer Fest 2008
Power 98 presents its annual concert, featuring Plies, Mario, Yung Berg, Three Six Mafia, Jazmine Sullivan, Pretty Ricky, and Lloyd. $25. 7 p.m. Cricket Arena, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-522-6500,

High Society Saturdays
Come dressed to impress each first Saturday of the month. $5 drink specials. Music by DJ Boney B. Presented by The Funklabb and GQ Entertainment. Cost varies. 10 p.m. Ladies free before 10:30. Rustic Martini, 616 N. Tryon St.

Sunday, August 3

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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