Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Events for the Week: April 27-May 3

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 4/28/2009 No comments
Your best weekly list for parties, nightlife, social, and cultural events in Charlotte. This isn’t intended to be a complete list of everything that's going on, but instead are the events GPT recommends.

Wednesday, April 29

Quail Hollow Championship Pro-Am
See the best golfers in the world paired up with some of your favorite celebrities, like Tiger Woods with Peyton Manning, during this Wednesday exhibition before the official tournament starts. First tee time is 7:30 a.m. Ticket sales have ended (go holler at the scalpers). Visit website for parking and shuttle information. Quail Hollow Club, 3700 Gleneagles Rd. www.quailhollowchampionship.com.

Neo Soul Listening Party (weekly event)
This soulful evening is hosted by V101.9 personality Chirl Girl. Featuring live music by Kobi Keys and Company. 6-10 p.m. Free. Utopia Restaurant, 10210 Berkeley Place Dr. www.utopianc.com.

Pop Life (weekly event)
It’s the most popular social networking event on a Wednesday night and a lot is going on with this week’s edition. It’s being hosted by R&B singer Letoya Luckett and will feature presentations by Flawless Make Up (6-9 p.m.). This event will also serve as a “Buzz Party” for the American Black Film Festival. Music by DJ Technics. Presented by Creative Loafing and The Sol Kitchen. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. www.apostrophelounge.com.

Thursday, April 30

Quail Hollow Championship
Thursday through Sunday you’ll find the best golfers in the world—Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Vijay Singh, Anthony Kim, Jim Furyk, and more—competing in this annual golf tournament, formerly known as the Wachovia Championship. First tee time is 7 a.m. Ticket sales have ended (go holler at the scalpers). Visit website for parking and shuttle information. Quail Hollow Club, 3700 Gleneagles Rd. www.quailhollowchampionship.com.

Alive After Five (weekly event)
The newly combined Alive After Five is now at its new home, the EpiCentre. Enjoy live music by this week’s band, Voltage Brothers, and plenty of drinks from cash bars scattered throughout. Wristbands get you into Blackfinn, Whisky River, Suite, and StrikeCity. 5-9:30 p.m. Free. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. www.aliveafterfiveatepicentre.com.

Thirsty Thursday
Watch the Charlotte Knights take on the Syracuse Chiefs while you enjoy $2 beers. 7:15 p.m. $7-$13. Charlotte Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Dr., Fort Mill, SC. www.charlotteknights.com.

Friday, May 1

South End Gallery Crawl
Tour seven art galleries throughout historic South End during this monthly gallery crawl. Participating galleries are Charlotte Art League, Ciel Gallery, DoMa Gallery, Elder Art Gallery, Hidell Brooks Gallery, McColl Fine Art, and Siskate Gallery. 6-9 p.m. Free. Begin the crawl at Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Road. www.historicsouthend.com.

Friday Afterwork Rendezvous (weekly event)
End your workweek on a high note at this networking party, held at a different venue each Friday. Enjoy drink specials and two-for-one appetizers this week. Music by DJ 06. Presented by Talk of the Town. 6-11 p.m. Free. LaVecchia’s Restaurant, 225 E. Sixth St.

Piedmont Town Center After Five
South Park's newest live music and social event kicks off this Friday evening with a special golf tournament edition. Come mingle with the fans leaving Quail Hollow as well as the South Park socialites. Next week the event begins its weekly Wednesday schedule (5-9:30 p.m.). This Friday is a later version, 7-11 p.m. Free. Piedmont Town Center, intersection of Fairview Road and Piedmont Row Drive, near Brio's, Del Frisco's, and Oceanaire. www.ptcafterfive.com.

1st Fridays Charlotte
It’s touted as the number one urban event and after-party, and it draws a large crowd each month at a different venue. This month it returns to one of Charlotte’s newest nightclubs. Presented by Dee Autry, Troy Veale, and Thomas Washington. Music by DJ Chase. Décor 1202, 1202 Charlottetowne Ave. 10 p.m. $15 in advance. Ladies free before 10:30. www.ticketannex.com.

Saturday, May 2

Spring Fling Block Party
Warm weather means it’s time for a block party. Plenty of drink specials and the music will be blasting into the streets around the club. 6 p.m.-until. $5 in advance, $15 at the gate. Music by DJ Boney B. Rustic Martini, 616 N. Tryon St. www.rusticmartini.net.

Carolina Speed vs. D.C. Armor
Enjoy indoor football and root for the home team. Or come just to watch the Velocity Girls perform on the sidelines and during halftime. 7 p.m. $8-$20. Bojangles’ Coliseum (formerly Cricket Arena), 2700 E. Independence Blvd. www.carolinaspeed.com.

The Royal Treatment
Put on your stylish digs and come ready to party. Presented by Maz Entertainment. 10 p.m. Free before midnight with an email pass—visit website for details. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 214 N. Tryon St. (corner of Fifth and College streets). www.mazentertainment.net.


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