Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Events for the Week: September 8-14

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 9/10/2008 No comments
Note: If I learn of more events, I’ll update this post throughout the week.

Wednesday, September 10

Wine Day Wednesdays
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).

A Westside Story Afterwork Event
Enjoy music, drinks, and a soul food buffet at this networking event held at a historic African-American club. Special invited guests include Kim Best and Harold Cogdell. Presented by Digital Divas. 6-10 p.m. Free. Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road.

Thursday, September 11

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. 5-9 p.m. Free. 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. 5 p.m. Free. Pavilion at Epicentre, 210 E. Trade St.

$3 Thursdays (weekly event)
Mingle and do a little light partying while enjoying $3 drink specials. 9 p.m. Everyone free before 10:30, ladies $3 after, men more. Prevue, 2909 N. Davidson St.

Touch One Thursdays (weekly event)
Come and enjoy a live band and spoken word by poets from Concrete Generation. An after-party follows. 9 p.m. $10. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St.

Friday, September 12

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 jazz and drink specials. Presented by Talk of the Town. 6-9 p.m. Free. LaVecchia’s Restaurant, 225 E. 6th St.

Musiq Soulchild Live
See the neo-soul artist perform songs from his new album, On My Radio, which drops September 16. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. (opening act 9:30, Musiq 10:30). $30. Amos Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874,

Musiq Concert After-party
If you go to the concert, then you can just walk across the street to the after-party. If you don't go to the concert then you can get to the party early. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. 9 p.m. Free. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. (South End).

Enjoy a night out at one of Charlotte’s newest and hottest lounges. Music by DJ Stretch. Presented by Digital Divas. 10 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 and up at the door. KISS Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd. or

Saturday, September 13

Sunset Jazz Festival
This annual event gets bigger each year. Performers include Ron Brendle, Michael Porter, Sweet Dreams, The Fuzz Band, and Eric Darius. And the Picnic Contest returns. Presented by Pride Magazine. 2:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road.

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.

What Black Men Think
In one of the most provocative films of the year, filmmaker Janks Morton presents a searing examination of the role that myths, stereotypes, and misrepresentations have played in the destruction of modern black relationships. The filmmaker will be on hand. Presented in conjunction with Scene in America: A Contemporary Look at the Black Male Image. 8 p.m. $8. Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road.

Sunday, September 14

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. 6:30 p.m. $15. Madison’s, 115 E. 5th. St.

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.


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