Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Events for the Week: July 7-13

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 7/08/2008 No comments
Note: If I learn of more events for the week, I'll update this post.

Tuesday, July 8

Tone X and Friends
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 9

Lunch and Stilettos
On the second Wednesday of each month enjoy free hors d’ouevres and personal shoe shopping. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Epiphany Shoes, 136 Brevard Ct. 704-332-SHOE, http://www.epiphanyshoeboutique.com/.
GPT says: Who don't understand a broad with a mean shoe game / Whose up on Dot Dot Dot and Vera Wang. —“Change Clothes,” Jay-Z

Pop Life
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. http://www.thesoulmovement.com/.
GPT says: The crowd, filled with attractive movers and shakers, usually peaks around 9 p.m., but people often hang well past 11.

Pre-Charlotte NC Fashion Week Industry Night
This is the latest installment of the mixers being held leading up to September’s fashion week in Charlotte. A special invite to all fashion and beauty professionals. Free. RSVP required, rsvp@charlottencfashionweek.com. 6-11 p.m. Rustic Martini, 616 N. Tryon St. http://www.charlottencfashionweek.com/.
GPT says: The next best thing to seeing models is seeing wannabe models. This should be a good networking event for people looking to break into the industry.

Unwind: The Pretty Girls Edition
Come network with young professionals, as the ladies of AKA continue their centennial celebration. Presented by Pinkies Up Productions and So Kel Events. Free. 6:30 p.m. Presto’s Bar & Grill, 445 W. Trade St. http://www.pinkiesupproductions.com/.
GPT says: If you loved AKAs in college, come see them fully grown.

Thursday, July 10

Alive After Five
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
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.

$3 Talk About It Thursdays
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.

Omar Gaither NFL Day Camp Post Party
The Philadelphia Eagles linebacker and Charlotte native is having a party and has invited several of his NFL friends. Hosted by Q 92.7's Ife Moore. Cost varies. Ladies free before 11 p.m. Party starts 10 pm. Rustic Martini, 616 N. Tryon St. 704-605-9970.
GPT says: Here's your chance, ladies.

Friday, July 11

My friends used to be crazy about Mya. I'm rather fond of her myself.

Consuella’s Candyland
It’s a birthday celebration for Power 98’s Consuella and it’s being hosted by R&B singer Mya. Many celebrities, professional athletes, and radio personalities have been invited. Presented by Michael L Entertainment. Advance tickets $20. Ladies free before 9:30 p.m. Doors open 9 p.m. Stir Concert Theater, 3500 E. Independence Blvd. 877-993-8499, http://www.ez-tixx.com/.

KISS Lounge Grand Opening
Charlotte's got a new nightspot. This said-to-be plush new place is being opened by a couple of the partners from the Sunset Club. Cost varies. 10 p.m. KISS Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd. http://www.kisscharlotte.com/.
GPT says: If you like the Sunset Club, you should like KISS. And with it being located between The Gentleman's Club and The Red Door, this may be the making of Charlotte's first Red Light District.

Saturday, July 12

The White Affair 2008
Put on your all-white outfit and come out to this annual event. Presented by Executive Entertainment. Advance tickets $20. 9 p.m. Omni Charlotte Hotel, 132 E. Trade St. www.executiveent.com/events.html.
GPT says: There seems to be a “white” event every week now, but this is one of the most popular and well-attended ones.

Lil Kim
See the Queen Bee performing live. Presented by BlackIce. Cost varies. Advance tickets can be purchased at DTLR. 10 p.m. Crush Nightclub, 300 E. Stonewall St.
GPT says: Does Lil Kim have any new music to perform? Well, she at least has past hits.

Sunday, July 13

Def Poetry Charlotte Launch Party
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.
GPT says: Charlotte has a thriving spoke word and slam poetry scene. You’ll want to see these guys in action.


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