Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Events for the Week: March 9-15

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 3/10/2009 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 10

Tone-X and Friends
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 11

Pink Slip Networking Party 2
Charlotte Center City Partners is coordinating its second networking party for job seekers (the pink slipped). Event will feature direct-hire companies and recruiting firms in finance, accounting, IT, project management, and more. Enjoy drink and appetizer specials and door prizes. Due to the overwhelming turnout at last month’s event, capacity is limited at 200 and you must RSVP to attend: rsvp@charlottecentercity.org. 4-7 p.m. Free. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 214 N. Tryon St. (corner of Fifth and College streets). www.charlottecentercity.org.

Second Annual Elevate Lifestyle Awards
Elevate Magazine honors its award winners, as voted on by readers, in dining, entertainment, fashion, nightlife, and more. Featuring complimentary appetizers, drink specials, and a silent auction. 6-9 p.m. Free. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 139 S. Tryon St. www.elevatelifestyle.com.

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. 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 12

Top Notch Thursdays (weekly event)
It’s billed as a party for “local celebrities, young professionals, ordinary people, and superstars.” Sounds like it’s for everyone. Hip-hop, R&B, and reggae spun by DJ D-Rock. 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Free. Tilt, 127 W. Trade St. www.tiltcharlotte.com.

Touch One Thursdays (weekly event)
Enjoy live music by local artists and spoken word by Charlotte’s slam poets. Hosted by JC the Poet. An after-party follows with DJ Flemingo. Presented by Touch One Productions. 9 p.m. $10. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St. www.wine-up.com.

Friday, March 13

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 p.m. Free. Rooster’s Wood Fire Restaurant, 6601 Morrison Blvd. (SouthPark). www.talkofthetownent.com.

Flirtatious Fridays by CharlotteVibe.com
To celebrate the website's success, everyone will be admitted free and free drinks and movie passes will be given away. To get on the guest list, text TEMPO to 95495. 9:30 p.m. Free with text. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. www.tempocharlotte.com.

Saturday, March 14

Green Party
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a few days early by rocking out with renowned Irish rock band Black 47. Entertainment will also include a variety of Irish acts such as dancers from the Walsh Kelly School of Irish Dance, Ceol na Gael, and a 15-piece Irish pipe band. Drink and appetizer specials will be served. 4 p.m. (Black 47 headlines at 7 p.m.) Free. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. www.pavilionatepicentre.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.

Platinum Saturdays: NFL Pro Bowl Celebration
Party with NFLers Chris Hope, Johnathan Joseph, Ko Simpson, and Fred Bennett, while Pleasure P performs live. 10 p.m. Cost varies; members free until 11:30 p.m. (visit website for membership). Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave. www.club935.com.

Sunday, March 15

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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