Monday, August 4, 2008

Events for the Week: August 4-10

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 8/04/2008 No comments
Note: If I learn of more events, I'll update this post throughout the week.

Tuesday, August 5

Business After Hours
The Charlotte Chamber’s monthly networking event is doing it estate-style. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. $15 for non-Charlotte Chamber members. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza.
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.”

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 6

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 7

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.

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 8

Movies in the Park
This is your last chance to enjoy this popular summer series before it ends for the year. Featured movie is Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. Free admission and free popcorn. Movie starts at sunset. Presented by Watershed and Char-Meck Parks & Rec. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd. Click here for more info.

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.

KISS Grand Opening
This is the "official" grand opening for the posh, Miami-style lounge. Free. 10 p.m. KISS Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd., Suite H.

Saturday, August 9

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.

Carolina Panthers vs. Indianapolis Colts
The Panthers kick off the preseason at home. Cost varies. 7:30 p.m. Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint. St.
GPT says: It’s an evening game so that should make the summertime heat a little more bearable.

Tone Loc Live
He’s a two-hit wonder and you love him. Cost varies. 9 p.m. The Breakfast Club, 225 N. Caldwell St.

The Indigo Revolution
It's an upscale party brought to you by Inner Circle Events. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served. Music by DJ Tab D'Biassi. Cost varies. 10 p.m. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 214 N. Tryon St., inside Hearst Tower (corner of College and Fifth streets).
GPT says: Inner Circle parties are some of the most well-attended in the city. A lot of trendy young professionals. Get there early or you may experience sticker shock at the cover charge.

Sunday, August 10

Lady Cats Auditions
So you think you can dance? Well, tryout for the Charlotte Bobcats' dance squad (I'm not sure if they call them cheerleaders). Free. 11 a.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St.
GPT says: Their outfits are killer.

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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