Monday, December 15, 2008

Events for the Week: December 15-21

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 12/15/2008 No comments

Your best weekly list for parties, nightlife, social, and cultural events in Charlotte. If I learn of more events, I’ll update this post throughout the week.

Monday, December 15

Cornel West
The Princeton University professor and renowned speaker and author headlines this fundraiser for the 2009 Charlotte Literary Festival. Also featuring live jazz. 6 p.m. $15. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St.

The Future of American Foreign Policy
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will lead this live video conference and discussion. Presented by GenerationEngage and the Charlotte Law Diversity Alliance. 7 p.m. Free. Charlotte School of Law, 2145 Suttle Ave.

Tuesday, December 16

A Peace of Jazz (weekly event)
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.

Wednesday, December 17

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).

Thursday, December 18

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

Kickin' It On the Northside
This new weekly happy hour event features great food and drink specials and live jazz. Music by Joe Lindsay and Mandel Evans. Presented by Digital Divas, and it's taking place at the University area's newest restaurant and bar. Free. 5-9 p.m. Utopia Restaurant, 10210 Berkeley Place Dr.

Drinks @ Kiss
This party takes place every third Thursday. Enjoy drink specials and this Thursday will also feature stocking stuffer giveaways. Hip-hop, R&B, and reggae by DJ Daddy D. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Crisis Assistance Ministry. Presented by 8 p.m. Free before 10 p.m. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.

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.

Friday, December 19

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. 6-10:30 p.m. (time extended this week). Free. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 139 S. Tryon St.

Colbie Caillat
See the California girl perform live, with opening act John McLaughlin. 8:30 p.m. $25. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St.
GPT says: "Take time to realiiize...that I'm always on your siiide." I love that song!

The Gathering
This fundraising party will be collecting toys, canned goods, ladies handbags. Hosted by radio personality Consuella and columnist Brittney Cason. Presented by The Sol Kitchen and friends. 10 p.m. $10. Alive in NoDa, 2909 N. Davidson St.

Saturday, December 20

The Blue Santa Benefit Party
Party in style at this benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Live music by The Presley Group. $3 draft and $6 martini specials. 9: 30 p.m. $5 cover or free admission with a canned food donation. Blue Restaurant & Bar, 214 N. Tryon St. (corner of 5th and College streets).

The Black Affair 2008
Come dressed in all black. 25 and older preferred. Music by DJ Buttafingaz. Presented by Executive Entertainment. 9 p.m. $20 in advance, ladies free before 10:30 p.m. Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave.

Sunday, December 21

Ssshh: Sensual Seduction Sundays at Happy Hour (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. $10. Happy Hour Bar and Lounge, 3603 S. Tryon St.

Sunday Seductive (weekly event)
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.


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