Monday, January 12, 2009

Events for the Week: January 12-18

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 1/12/2009 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, January 13

A Peace of Jazz (weekly event)
Radio personality Jaye Delai and his wife Monica present this weekly jazz series at one of Charlotte’s swankest lounges. This week’s musical guest is Shawn “Shableek” Richardson. 7 p.m. $10. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.

Bridging Musical Worlds: Blues and Bearden
Through musical performances (Robin Rogers and Dawn Anthony), readings, and discussion, this event explores the blues, the art of Romare Bearden, and the struggle for justice, dignity, and freedom in African-American expression. 7 p.m. Free. Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd.

Tone-X and Friends
After holding court for several months last year at Skandalos, the weekly comedy night is back at a new location: Alive. Come laugh at the jokes and skits by Power 98’s Tone-X, Chris “Funnyman” Robinson, and other comedians. Music by DJ Stacey Blackman. 8 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Alive, 2909 N. Davidson St. (NoDa).

Wednesday, January 14

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, January 15

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 musicians are Sabra Callas and Steve Shoaf. Sponsored by V101.9 FM. Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St. 5-8 p.m. (music 6:30-7:30 p.m.) Free.

Drinks @ Kiss (monthly event)
This party takes place every third Thursday. Enjoy drink specials—$3 Kiss Shots, $5 martinis, and $5 glasses of wine—and the best in hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and old school. 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.

Friday, January 16

The highly anticipated biopic of the life of Christopher Wallace aka the Notorious B.I.G. opens in theaters. Click here for local movie times and theater info.

Notorious Flirt Friday
Party real B.I.G. in honor of the legend and the new movie about his life. DJ Chase will be playing the best of Biggie. Presented by The FunkLabb and Thomas Washington. 10 p.m. Cost varies; ladies free before 10:30. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.

Saturday, January 17

Hands On Charlotte
Volunteer and participate in service projects taking place around Charlotte. Visit website to register and for more details. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Daniel Bernard Roumain
DBR showcases his eclectic musical skills on the violin, keyboards, turntables, and even a laptop. 8 p.m. $19 and up. McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 North College St.

Meet the Browns of Comedy
Comedy by Benji Brown and Steve Brown. Hosted by Nick Lewis, with music by DJ Skillz. Afterparty follows. 8 p.m. $20 and up. Stir, 3500 E. Independence Blvd.

Sunday, January 18

Hip-Hop Inauguration Concert
Featuring live music by Pradigy and his band. GenerationEngage will also be present so come party and get informed. 8 p.m. $5. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St.

Pre-Inaugural Ball
Get an early start on the celebration of Barack Obama’s inauguration, especially if you’re off work Monday for MLK Day. Music by DJ DR. Valet parking and VIP will be available. Presented by the Sol Kitchen and M. Simmons. 9 p.m. $10 in advance, more at the door. Blue Restaurant & Bar, 214 N. Tryon St. (corner of Fifth and College streets).

The Inauguration Celebration
This party celebrates the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the inauguration of Barack Obama. Basically, people just want to party. All three levels of this trendy nightspot will be open. 9 p.m. Cost varies. Hom, 116 W. Fifth St.

MLK Cool Down
Expect a nice crowd of partygoers, happy to be off work the next day. Presented by 11th Hour Entertainment. 10 p.m. Cost varies. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.


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