Monday, August 11, 2008

Events for the Week: August 11-17

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 8/11/2008 No comments
Note: If I learn of more events, I'll update this post throughout the week.

Tuesday, August 12

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.

Wednesday, August 13

Lunch and Stillettos
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,
GPT says: Who don't understand a broad with a mean shoe game / Who's up on Dot Dot Dot and Vera Wang. —“Change Clothes,” Jay-Z

YAMs Happy Hour
The Young Affiliates of the Mint are holding happy hour at the Epicentre’s newest venue. Free. 6-9 p.m. 210 E. Trade St. Free.
GPT says: The Young Affiliates of the Mint (Museum) is a good organization to join if you like art and drinking.

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.

Thursday, August 14

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, BlackFinn, 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.

Martini Mingle (weekly event)
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.

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 15

Free Friday Flicks
Play hooky from work and catch a movie for the afternoon. This week's showing is Step Up 2 the Streets. Free. 3 p.m. ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. 704-973-2780,

Salara Bistro Lounge
If you’re looking for something to do in Ballantyne, here it is. Experience an eclectic blend of music by DJ Hevi. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Salara Bistro, 14825 John J. Delaney Dr.

Infusion: I Love the 90s Edition
DJ Spinna will be playing the best in hip-hop, R&B, house, pop, and more from the 90s. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. $10 and up. 9 p.m. Loft 1523, 1523 Elizabeth Ave.

Saturday, August 16

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

Poetry In Motion
Charlotte’s nationally acclaimed slam poets take the stage with other wordsmiths from around the country. Music by a DJ and live band. Presented by Touch One Productions. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St.

Antawn Jamison’s Annual NBA Black and White Affair
Video vixen Angel Lola Luv hosts the party for Charlotte native and Washington Wizards star Antawn Jamison. Other NBA and NFL players are expected to be in attendance. Black and white attire is suggested. Cost varies. 10 p.m. Club Eclipse, 3746 N. Davidson St.
GPT says: Charlotte’s professional athletes tend to hang out together so expect to see plenty of them here. Get those little black dresses and heels ready, ladies.

Soul Bowl Lounge
The popular bowling and social networking event is held in a dozen cities including Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York. In addition to knocking down pins, enjoy live music, food, and card games. $25. 10 p.m. AMF Carolina Lanes, 11210 Brigman Rd., Matthews.
GPT says: It’s bowling—black folks style.

Sunday, August 17

American Idols Live
It's your chance to see the ten finalists from season 7 in person, including the deuling Davids (Archuleta and Cook). $39.50-$68.50. 7 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St.
GPT says: Isn't it funny that each year this tour is sponsored by Pop-Tarts?

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.

The Sunday Night Jazz Suite
Local, regional, and national jazz artists perform in an intimate setting. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a wine tasting reception. $15. 6:30 p.m. Madison’s, 115 E. 5th. St.
GPT says: This could be a great Sunday night date spot.


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