Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Events for the Week: December 1-7

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 12/02/2008 No comments
Your best list for parties, nightlife, social, and cultural events in Charlotte. If I learn of more events, I’ll update this post throughout the week.

Tuesday, December 2

A Cinematic Christmas
These movies will get you into the holiday spirit. Two short films will be shown, then Miracle on 34th Street. Complimentary hot cocoa and popcorn will be served. Presented by Christ Central Church. 6 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

A Peace of Jazz
Radio personality Jaye Delai and his wife Monica are presenting this new weekly jazz series. It promises to be a classy event. 7 p.m. $10. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd. www.jayeandmonica.com.

Second String Santa
It’s the 20th anniversary of this annual fundraiser that has grown to become one of the biggest holiday parties of the year. Attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped children’s toy, to be donated to charity. Performance by Rhythm Nation. 7-11 p.m. $20 with an unwrapped gift, $40 without. Time Warner Cable Arena. 333 E. Trade St. www.secondstringsanta.org.

Wednesday, December 3

Pop Life (weekly event)
It’s the most popular social networking event on a Wednesday night. Starts after work but ends late. Music by select DJs. Presented by Creative Loafing and The Sol Kitchen. 6 p.m. Free. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. (South End). www.thesolkitchen.com.

Martinis and Heels
It’s a holiday shopping party that will feature more than 50 vendors, from Beijo Bags to Pampered Chef. Enjoy martinis while you shop. Presented by Streamers Events and Promotions. 6 p.m. $20. Mercedes Benz of South Charlotte, 950 N. Polk St., Pineville. www.martinisandheels.com.

Thursday, December 4

Christian Siriano Fashion Show and Brunch
Meet the winner of Project Runway season four and enjoy a fashion show over brunch by Dean & DeLuca. Proceeds to benefit Dress for Success Charlotte. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $100. Coplon's Ladies Fine Clothing, 6800 Phillips Place Ct. www.dressforsuccess.org/charlotte.

Touch One Thursdays (weekly event)
Come and enjoy a live band and spoken word by Charlotte’s slam poets. An after-party follows. Presented by Touch One Productions. 9 p.m. $10. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St. www.wine-up.com.

Friday, December 5

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 during this monthly gallery crawl. 6-9 p.m. Free. Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Road. www.historicsouthend.com.

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. To learn this week’s location, text “rendezvous” to 38714. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Free Fridays @ KISS
The first Friday of the month is free admission at this trendy Miami-esque lounge. It's guaranteed to be a full house so get there early. 10 p.m. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd. www.kisscharlotte.com.

Club 935 Grand Opening Part 1
This new, upscale hip-hop and R&B club is holding a two-night grand opening. Friday night features DJ Kid Capri, a birthday party for promoter Adolph Shiver, and is hosted by several Carolina Panthers. 10 p.m. Visit website for more details including cost. Club 935, 935 South Summit Ave. www.club935.com.

First Fridays Hosted By Lebron James
It’s Kingdom Come Part 2, as the Cleveland Cavaliers star hosts this party for the second straight year. 10 p.m. Cost varies; ladies free before 10:30 p.m. Purchasing advanced tickets online is recommended (www.ticketannex.com). NV Nightclub & Lounge, 20924 Torrence Chapel Rd. www.1stfridayscharlotte.com.

Saturday, December 6

Dove Real Beauty Workshop
Girl Talk Foundation Inc. and UNCC's Women's Studies have partnered with Dove to present this self-esteem building workshop for girls and their female mentors. There will be educational and interactive sessions along with yoga, free snacks, and workbooks. Visit website to register. 12-3 p.m. Free. University of Phoenix, 10925 David Taylor Drive, Room 105. www.girltalkfoundationinc.com.

Holiday in the Hood
Enjoy music, wine, art, and a taste of holiday celebrations from around the world during this eclectic art crawl. Presented by Creative Loafing. 6-11 p.m. Free. Plaza Midwood, Central Avenue at The Plaza. www.thekrawl.org.

Club 935 Grand Opening Part 2
This new, upscale hip-hop and R&B club is holding a two-night grand opening. Saturday night is hosted by actress Nia Long, and will be an after-party for the Bobcats-Cavaliers game. 10 p.m. Visit website for more details including cost. Club 935, 935 South Summit Ave. www.club935.com.

Sunday, December 7

Sunday Seductive
It's a party strictly for the 30-and-older crowd. Hosted by Q92.7's Stacey Blackman. 9 p.m. Free. The Cafe Room, 1250 S. Lucky Penny Dr. www.carolina30.com.

Ssshh: Sensual Seduction Sundays at Happy Hour (weekly event)
Enjoy an infusion of open-mic poetry and jazz over candlelight. Since this is the first Sunday, it's "Ladies First" and ladies will receive a free gift and music will be by an all-female band featuring Tanya Ross. Presented by Pink Diamond. 9 p.m. Ladies $5, men $10. Happy Hour Bar and Lounge, 3603 S. Tryon St. www.pinkdiamondpromo.com.


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