Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Events for the Week: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 9/30/2008 1 comment
Note: If I learn of more events, I’ll update this post throughout the week.

Wednesday, October 1

Wine Day Wednesdays (weekly event)
Stop by the Village at SouthPark and enjoy some new wines while listening to music. A portion of proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. 5 p.m. Free. Corner of Sharon Road and Morrison Boulevard (in front of M5). www.elevatecharlotte.com.

Pop Life (weekly event)
After taking a month off to change venues, the popular Wednesday social networking event hasn’t missed a step. Presented by Creative Loafing and The Sol Kitchen. 6 p.m. Free. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. (South End). www.thesolkitchen.com.

Thursday, October 2

Alive After Five (weekly event)
This Charlotte staple is in its eighth year and from spring to fall you’ll find Charlotte’s professionals coming to this outdoor after-work party each Thursday. 5-9 p.m. Free. 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). This outdoor after-work party competes with Alive After Five and does a good job of drawing its own crowd. 5 p.m. Free. Pavilion at Epicentre, 210 E. Trade St. www.epicentreat5.com.

Friday, October 3

Friday Afterwork Rendezvous (weekly event)
End your workweek on a high note at this networking event, held at a different venue each week. Enjoy live music and drink and appetizer specials. Presented by Talk of the Town. 6-9 p.m. This week, after-party to follow. Free. LaVecchia’s Restaurant, 225 E. 6th St.

NoDa Gallery Crawl
Visit art galleries and shops, watch street performers, and duck in and out of bars for drinks and live music during the popular crawl in Charlotte’s art district. 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Area around corner of N. Davidson and E. 36th streets. www.noda.org.

South End Gallery Crawl
Tour eight art galleries throughout historic South End and let the trolley bus take you around. 6-9 p.m. Free. And there's a special stop on the crawl this month with Urban Bliss Salon holding "A Party for the Cure" to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 5-7 p.m. Trolley departs from Charlotte Art League every 15 minutes, starting at 5:30. Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Road. www.historicsouthend.com and www.myurbanbliss.com.

Black Ski Networking Event
The Charlotte Breezers, a black ski club, hold their monthly event each first Friday. 7 p.m. Free. Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2020 Sugar Creek Road. www.charlottebreezers.com.

The Carolinas’ popular theme park is transformed into a place of fright for the Halloween season. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. $34 and up. Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd. www.scarowinds.com.

Raphael Saadiq Live
See one of soul music’s best perform his hits. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. 8:30 p.m. $30 in advance. Amos Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. www.amossouthend.com.

Charlotte Style Magazine Launch Party
The city’s newest publication is rolling out the red carpet and celebrating the 25 Most Stylish People in Charlotte with its launch. 9 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Loft 1523, 1523 Elizabeth Ave. www.charlottestylemag.com.

First Fridays Charlotte
This installment of the monthly event includes a birthday celebration for Troy Veale and the “Purple Lounge.” Music by DJ Biz Markie. 9 p.m. Ladies free before 9:30. Cost varies. Stir, 3500 E. Independence Blvd. www.1stfridayscharlotte.com.

Free @ KISS
The first Friday of the month is free admission at one of Charlotte’s swankiest lounges. 10 p.m. KISS Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd. www.kisscharlotte.com.

Saturday, October 4

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

The North Carolina Central University Eagles and North Carolina A&T Aggies square off in front of an expected capacity crowd. There will be plenty of students and alumni coming to town—and there are plenty of alumni who live here. 5 p.m. $25. Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Dr.

The Carolinas’ popular theme park is transformed into a place of fright for the Halloween season. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. $34 and up. Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd. www.scarowinds.com.

Uptown Saturday Night
Party in the heart of downtown. Music by DJ Stretch-O-Matic. Presented by IV Horseman Entertainment. 10 p.m. $10 and up. Verona Lounge, 127 N. Tryon St.

The Fall Couture
It’s the party where you’re expected to dress to impress. Music by DJ Flemingo. Presented by Six Figure Entertainment. 10:30 p.m. Cost varies (get there early). GW Fins, 525 N. Tryon St. www.sixfigureentertainment.com.

Sunday, October 5

Ssshh! Sensual Seduction Sundays (weekly event)
Enjoy an infusion of open-mic poetry and jazz over candlelight. 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.

1 comment :

  1. Looks like WineDays @ Southpark moved to Friday. Thought you'd want to know.


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