Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Events for the Week: March 23-29

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 3/25/2009 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.

Wednesday, March 25

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. At tonight’s edition, Flawless Make Up will be offering beauty services. Sponsored by Creative Loafing and The Sol Kitchen. 6 p.m. Free. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St.

Neo Soul Listening Party
This soulful evening is hosted by V101.9 personality Chirl Girl, featuring live jazz and drink specials. 6-10 p.m. Free. Utopia Restaurant, 10210 Berkeley Place Dr.

Thursday, March 26

Skirt! After Work
Skirt! magazine presents this networking event. The ladies mag will be raffling off a tote bag filled with goodies to raise money for Planned Parenthood Health Systems. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St.

Center City Vision Awards
This annual awards event honors and recognizes the contributions of individuals, businesses, and organizations that have made the Center City more vibrant. Among those being honored will be Hugh McColl. Presented by Charlotte Center City Partners. 5:45-6:45 cocktail hour; 7-8:30 p.m. program. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.

Cufflinks and Cocktails (monthly event)
Presented by Charlotte’s Kappas, this event is held at a different bar each month. Come mingle with a group of well-dressed professionals, from 20- to 40-somethings. Drink and appetizer specials will be served. 6-10 p.m. Free. Andrew Blair's, 1600 Montford Dr.

Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Celebration
The Urban League of Central Carolinas will present the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award to Kevin A. Henry, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Coca Cola Bottling Consolidated. The highlight of the night will be a performance by Raphael Saadiq. 7-11 p.m. $90. (Concert only: $35 in advance, $45 at the door. 9:15 p.m.) Wachovia Atrium, 301 S. Tryon St.

Friday, March 27

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. Zen Asian Fusion, 1716 Kenilworth Ave.

Whitney M. Young Jr. Celebration of Friends
The Urban League of Central Carolinas continues the celebration with this evening that promises to “engage, entertain, and elevate.” Live music by Fifth & York Band (9:30 p.m.) followed by DJ Crush spinning into late-night. 8:30 p.m. $10 minimum donation. Utopia Restaurant, 10210 Berkeley Place Dr.

Christian Audigier Fashion Show
Fashion Friday presents this fashion show with host Brittney Cason and live band Slow Dose. Special giveaways and drink specials all night. 9 p.m. $10 before 11 p.m. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.

Hom Grand Reopening
Two months after shutting its doors, the once-popular three-level nightclub is reopening as an upscale hip-hop and R&B club. Music by DJ Cut Creator. 9 p.m. Cost varies. Club Hom, 116 W. Fifth St.

Spring Fever
Digital Divas is hosting a party at their favorite spot and the party is sure to be live from the bar to the patio. Look for many of Charlotte’s young movers and shakers. Music by DJ Stacey Blackman. 10 p.m. $10 in advance, more at the door. Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd.

Saturday, March 28

Carowinds Opens for 2009 Season
The Carolinas’ popular theme park opens for the season with a new ride, Carolina Cobra, and plenty of ticket specials. 14523 Carowinds Blvd.

Mike Epps and Friends
See the funny actor/comedian live. With opening acts Domonique and Kenny Howell. Two shows: 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. $38-$44. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.,

Soul Bowl Lounge
The popular bowling and social networking event is held in a dozen cities nationwide including Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York. In addition to knocking down pins, enjoy great music, billiards, and card games. Live music by Jus Once Band & Show and on the turntables will be Danja Mowf. 10 p.m. $25. AMF Carolina Lanes, 11210 Brigman Rd., Matthews.

Sunday, March 29

The Lotus Look of Spring
Lotus presents this fashion show which serves as a fundraiser for the Assistance League of Charlotte. Featuring live music and drink specials. 7:30 p.m., show begins at 9. $10. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 214 N. Tryon St. (corner of Fifth and College streets).,


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