Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Events for the Week: August 18-24

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 8/19/2008 No comments
Note: If I learn of more events, I’ll update this post throughout the week.

Tuesday, August 19

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 20

Young Jeezy
He’s one of the hottest rappers today, known for his hood credibility. And he’ll certainly be performing in front of a hood crowd. Cost varies. 10 p.m. Crush Nightclub, 300 E. Stonewall St. www.crushcharlotte.com.

The Klazzy Lounge @ Bebe
Klazzy Magazine is holding an exclusive event at Bebe at Northlake Mall that will showcase the store's fall line. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. Music by a special guest DJ. You must RSVP to attend. 6-9 p.m. 6801 Northlake Mall Dr.

Thursday, August 21

Third Thursdays: Live Jazz
Enjoy live jazz, light refreshments, and great art during special late hours at the museum. This month’s featured musician is Calvin Edwards. Sponsored by V101.9. Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St. Free. 5-8 p.m. (music 6:30-7:30 p.m.) www.mintmuseum.org.

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. www.charlottealiveafterfive.com.

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. www.epicentreat5.com.

Business After Hours
This event is held at a different venue each month and this time it is getting sporty. Enjoy food and drinks while mingling with Charlotte’s business leaders and professionals. Presented by the Charlotte Chamber. $15 for non-Charlotte Chamber members (free for members). 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bass Pro Shops, 8181 Concord Mills Blvd. www.charlottechamber.com.
GPT says: Business After Hours is a great way to meet people on both a professional and personal level. It made Charlotte magazine’s list of “Best Places to Meet People.”

Cufflinks and Cocktails
Presented by Charlotte’s Kappas, this monthly event draws an elite group of professionals. Free. 6-10 p.m. GW Fins, 525 N. Tryon St. www.cltkappas.com/cufflinks-cocktails.

Martini Mingle (weekly event)
Mingle with young professionals in a relaxed setting with some good drinks. Presented by IKON Entertainment. Free. 7 p.m. Presto Bar & Grill, 445 W. Trade St. www.ikonent.com.

Friday, August 22

Fashion Friday
Models will be showcasing fall fashions. Enjoy chocolate martini specials and free giveaways. Music by DJ R-Senal. Presented by JSW Media Group. Free. 8:30 p.m. Salara Bistro, 14825 John J. Delaney Dr. www.salarabistro.com.

Yin & Yang: The Black and White Party
Black and white attire is requested at this sure-to-be sexy night out at this beautiful new lounge. Presented by Digital Divas. Music by DJ Rham. Advance tickets $10. 10 p.m. KISS Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd. www.digitaldivasevents.com.

Saturday, August 23

This third annual event features competitive skateboarding, art, break dancing, music, and many elements of hip-hop culture. Free. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Presented by Create Don’t Hate Productions. Grayson Skate Park, 750 Beal St. www.battleslamjam.com.
GPT says: Hip-hop, it started out in the park….

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. www.areafifteen.com.

"Life Is Political" Convention Party
GenerationEngage presents this bipartisan celebration of the Democratic and Republican National conventions. Event features a screening of Darfur Now (5 p.m.), a Mecklenburg County Commissioner Candidates Forum (7:30 p.m.), and will conclude with a concert featuring local musicians. Free. 4:30 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. www.generationengage.org/state/chltt/indexnew.php.

Great Gatsby Gala
The 20th annual Roaring 20s themed party is expected to draw more than 700 guests in period attire. Complimentary beverages and food from 15 local Charlotte restaurants will be served. Event will also feature a costume contest, dance competition and exhibition, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter. $75 advance, $100 door. 8 p.m.-midnight. Two Wachovia (Wachovia Atrium), 301 North Tryon St. www.nationalmssociety.org/ncp.

Cream & Butter Affair 2
Six Figure Entertainment presents its biggest event of the year at a very auspicious venue. Cream attire is suggested. Music by DJ Flemingo. Advance tickets $15. 10 p.m. Ballantyne Village Theatre, 14814 John J. Delaney Dr. www.sixfigureentertainment.com.
GPT says: Six Figure’s events usually draw a large crowd of well-dressed young professionals.

Sunday, August 24

The Sunday Night Jazz Suite (weekly event)
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.

Ssshh! Sensual Seduction Sundays (weekly event)
Enjoy an infusion of open-mic poetry and jazz over candle light. After-party and dancing follows. Presented by Pink Diamond. 9 p.m. $5 before 10 p.m. if you RSVP. Happy Hour Bar and Lounge, 3603 S. Tryon St. www.pinkdiamondpromo.com.


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