Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Events for the Week: December 22-28

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 12/23/2008 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.

Tuesday, December 23

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

Wednesday, December 24

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.

Thursday, December 25

Merry Christmas!

Sunshine Anderson Christmas Party
The R&B singer and Charlotte native hosts this party. 10 p.m. Cost varies; members free until midnight. Visit website for membership. Club 935, 935 South Summit Ave. www.club935.com.

Friday, December 26

Happy Kwanzaa!

Neo Soul Friday
Featuring a live performance by Neo Soul songstress Trish Andrews. 8 p.m. Free. Utopia Restaurant and Lounge, 10210 Berkeley Place Dr. www.utopianc.com.

A Return to the Classics
Experience the best in old-school hip-hop for a night. 10 p.m. $10 and up. Presented by Old School Carolinas. Alive, 2909 N. Davidson St. www.oldschoolcarolinas.com.

NBA Celebrity Party
The New Jersey Nets are coming to town and three of its players—Vince Carter, Jarvis Hayes, and Bobby Simmons—are hosting this party. 10 p.m. Cost varies; members free. Visit website for membership. Club 935, 935 South Summit Ave. www.club935.com.

Saturday, December 27

Charlotte ComiCon
Comic book geeks unite at this annual convention. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St. www.charlottecomicon.com.

Queen City Hollywood Vol. 1
It’s being billed as “the ultimate party experience” and features appearances by singers Ryan Leslie and Bobby Valentino, and NFL players Wali Rainer, Aaron Brooks, and Terrance Wilkins. Free hors d’oeuvres. Presented by Dream Team Entertainment. 10 p.m. $35 in advance. The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. www.experiencedreamteam.com.

Sunday, December 28

Ssshh: Sensual Seduction Sundays at Happy Hour (weekly event)
Enjoy an infusion of open-mic poetry and jazz over candlelight. Hosted by poet Bluz. After-party and dancing follows. Presented by Pink Diamond. 9 p.m. $10. Happy Hour Bar and Lounge, 3603 S. Tryon St. www.pinkdiamondpromo.com.

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. www.carolina30.com.


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