Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Events for the Week: June 1-7

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 6/02/2009 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, June 3

Skirt! After Work
Skirt! magazine presents this networking event to support Go Red For Women-Charlotte. Enjoy food and drink specials, and the first 20 guests will receive a gift from the American Heart Association. There will also be raffle drawings throughout the evening. 5-8 p.m. Free. The Wine Shop at Foxcroft, 7824 Fairview Rd. www.charlotte.skirt.com.

Pop Life (weekly event)
It’s the most popular social networking event on a Wednesday night. Starts after work but runs past midnight. Varying types of people pop in and out throughout the night so you never know who you’ll run into. 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, June 4

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 bands, The Breakfast Club and The Spongetones. Both levels will be rocking and there’ll be plenty of drinks from cash bars scattered throughout. Wristbands get you into Blackfinn, Whisky River, Suite, and StrikeCity. 5-9:30 p.m. Free. The EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. www.aliveafterfiveatepicentre.com.

RSVP Thursdays (weekly event)
If you’re looking to get out on the night before your last workday of the week, you’ll like this event. Enjoy free food and drink specials, with music by Power 98’s Danny Diaz. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free before 11 p.m. if you RSVP to decor.rsvpthursday@gmail.com. Décor 1202, 1202 Charlottetowne Ave. www.decor1202.com.

Friday, June 5

The Friday Fling (NEW weekly event)
It’s billed as the “premier date night,” where you can bring your sweetheart and check out the specials at Charlotte’s newest—and sweetest—night spot. Each week will highlight a different dessert, some of which aren’t on the regular menu, made by the team of pastry chefs. 6 p.m.-late night. No cover charge. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. Fifth St. www.cravedessertbar.com.

Ole Skool Friday
Enjoy drink specials while listening to great music. Live band (7:45-10 p.m.) and DJ Technics spinning old school hip-hop and R&B (10 p.m.-2 a.m.). Presented by Ole Skool Entertainment. 7 p.m. $10. Utopia SoundStage, 10210 Berkeley Place Dr. www.utopiasoundstagenc.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. And this month 1st Fridays Charlotte celebrates its four-year anniversary. Music by DJ MC. Presented by Dee Autry, Troy Veale, and Thomas Washington. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance. Ladies free before 11 p.m. with printed e-flyer (click here). Cans Bar and Canteen, 500 W. Fifth St. www.ticketannex.com.

Saturday, June 6

Misa’s Closet
This consignment sale is an opportunity for you to shop “Misa’s Closet,” inspired by celebrity stylist Misa Hylton, who’s helped develop the images of Mary J. Blige, Lil Kim, Kimora Lee, 50 Cent, and more. You’ll be able to purchase gently used designer handbags, clothing, jewelry, and accessories for men and women at a fraction of their value. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Charlotte, and items that don’t sell will be donated to Dress for Success. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5-$25. The Residence South Park, Penthouse 529, 4300 Sharon Rd. www.misascloset.com.

Cooking Class: Celebrating Local Farmers
The first Saturday of each month you have the opportunity to learn how to cook from one of the best. Executive Chef Gene Briggs leads this cooking demonstration from “farm to table” as you learn how to prepare delicious recipes. Each dish will be served and paired with fine wines. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $39.95 per person. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 214 N. Tryon St. (corner of Fifth and College streets). www.bluecharlotte.com.

The Westin in White
Expect a big crowd of beautiful young people at this all-white party. White attire is mandatory, but you can add a little color if you like. Presented by Maz Entertainment. 10 p.m. $10 and up. Ember Grille at The Westin Hotel, 601 South College St. www.mazentertainment.net.

Deja Vu
Enjoy a night of the best and latest in hip-hop, starring DJ Kid Capri. Hosted by Hi-Definition MC. Presented by Playmakerz Unlimited. 10 p.m. $15 in advance. Alive NoDa, 2909 N. Davidson St. www.etix.com.

Sunday, June 7

Jazz in the Park
Kicking off this Sunday and running every Sunday in June, enjoy jazz in the park, along with vendors selling food, drinks, and merchandise. Presented by Lockhart Entertainment. 1-7 p.m. Free. Marshall Park, 800 E. Third St. lockhartentertainment@gmail.com.

Special Blend @ PJ’s (weekly event)
Special Blend presents genres of artistry, music, visual, and humor in the spirit of good times and good people. Experience it while relaxing in a trendy lounge. 7-11 p.m. Free. PJ’s Coffee & Lounge, 210 E. Trade St. (inside the EpiCentre). www.pjscharlotte.com.


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