Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Events for the Week: March 16-22

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 3/17/2009 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, March 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Paddy’s Day Specials at Blue
If you’re barhopping along College Street, stop in for some drink specials. $3 Guinness, $6 Luck of the Irishtini, $6 Irish coffee, as well as 2 for $10 appetizers (in the bar 5-7 p.m.) 5 p.m. Free. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 214 N. Tryon St. (corner of Fifth and College streets). www.bluecharlotte.com.

Tone-X and Friends (weekly event)
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. Skandalos, 5317 E. Independence Blvd. www.myspace.com/tonexandfriends.

Wednesday, March 18

Pop Life (weekly event)
It’s the most popular social networking event on a Wednesday night. Starts after work but often runs past midnight. Music by select DJs. This week features "The Elements of Style: Infusing Fashionable Chic into Your Pop Life" with Dem Fresh Katz. Sponsored by Creative Loafing and The Sol Kitchen. 6 p.m. Free. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. (South End). www.apostrophelounge.com.

Thursday, March 19

Third Thursdays: Live Jazz
Enjoy live jazz, light refreshments, and great art during special late hours at the museum. This month’s featured band is the Calvin Edwards Trio. 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.) www.mintmuseum.org.

Friday, March 20

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 p.m. Free. Hub of activity is corner of N. Davidson and E. 36th streets. www.noda.org.

Friday Afterwork Rendezvous (weekly event)
End your workweek on a high note at this networking event, held at a different venue each week. Enjoy drink and appetizer specials. Presented by Talk of the Town. 6-10 p.m. Free. Zink, 201 N. Tryon St. www.talkofthetownent.com.

Drinks @ Kiss
This monthly party is now held on the third Friday. Enjoy “crazy” drink specials while listening to hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. Presented by Mingleberry.com. 9:30 p.m. $10 and up. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd. www.mingleberry.com/drinks.

Saturday, March 21

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival
Enjoy Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, food, vendors, and plenty of beverages. More than 40,000 people attended the festivities last year. Parade begins 11 a.m. at Tryon and Ninth streets. Festival is 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at S. Tryon between First and Third streets. www.charlottestpatsday.com.

It’s a 70s disco party that promises to be a blast into the past. Wear your favorite hip huggers, wigs, and tie-dyed T-shirts, listen to music by Foxxy Cleopatra and get your boogie on. Proceeds will benefit the eWomen Network Foundation and Girls on the Run. VIP at 6:30 p.m., general admission at 8 p.m. $40-$75. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Dr. www.businesssorority.com.

Sophisticated Saturdays (weekly event)
It’s a party for the mature and well-dressed. Q92.7 broadcasts live from 10 p.m.-midnight. Ages 25 and up. 9:30 p.m. $10 and up. Ladies free before 11. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. www.tempocharlotte.com.

Sunday, March 22

Special Blend @ PJ’s
Special Blend presents genres of artistry, music, visual, and humor in the spirit of good times and good people. Come experience it while relaxing in a trendy lounge. 6 p.m.-midnight. Free. PJ’s Coffee & Lounge, 210 E. Trade St. (inside the EpiCentre). www.pjscharlotte.com.

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.


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