Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Events for the Week: June 15-21

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 6/17/2009 1 comment
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 17

Young Professionals for Anthony Foxx Meet and Greet
Meet Charlotte mayoral candidate Anthony Foxx and learn more about his platform. Featuring guest speaker and NFL player Terry Cousin, and hosted by Q92.7’s Ifé Moore. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. 6-8:30 p.m. Free, but you’ll be able to make campaign contributions. Loft 1523, 1523 Elizabeth Ave.

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 select DJs. Presented by Creative Loafing and The Sol Kitchen. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St.

2009 Summer Bikini Bash
This installment of Wild Out Wednesdays features a bikini contest with a cash prize going to the winner. Summer drink specials will be served. Hosted by Sport E. Odie. 10 p.m. Cost varies; ladies free all night. Club Ice, 300 E. Stonewall St.

Thursday, June 18

Alive After Five at EpiCentre (weekly event)
Enjoy live music by this week’s bands, Girlz Girlz Girlz (upstairs) and The Party Nuts (downstairs). Both levels will be filled with people 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.

Summertime Bash for Pet P.A.L.S.
Spend the evening with members of Pet P.A.L.S. (Professional Animal Lovers Society) of Humane Society of Charlotte as they mingle and network for a good cause. Complimentary appetizers and drink and wine specials will be served. 5-8:30 p.m. $15. Andrew Blair’s, 1600 Montford Dr.

Cufflinks and Cocktails
Presented by Charlotte’s Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity alumni, 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. Décor 1202, 1202 Charlottetowne Ave.

Friday, June 19

Culture Initiative Presents Show and Tell
This eclectic arts and music showcase brings together more than 40 visual artists, four bands (The Hot House Heftones, Fuzz & Mac, Groove8, and Jocelyn Ellis & The Alpha Theory) and three DJs to energize and connect Charlotte’s arts community. Presented by the newly formed arts organization, Culture Initiative. Doors open 6 p.m.; show starts 6:30 p.m. $8-$10. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. or

Summer Groove
Come dressed to impress at this party and enjoy a great atmosphere from the bar to the patio. Look for many of Charlotte’s movers and shakers among the mostly 30-and-older crowd (25-and-up are welcomed). Music by DJ Stretch-O-Matic. Presented by Digital Divas. 9:30 p.m. $10 in advance; free before 10 p.m. Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd.

Drinks @ Kiss
This monthly cocktail mixer attracts great crowds to one of the city’s trendiest lounges. Featuring plenty of drink specials and complimentary Nuvo tasting (10-11 p.m.). DJ Daddy D will be playing the best in R&B, hip-hop, and reggae. 10 p.m. $10 and up; free before 11 p.m. with RSVP. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.

Saturday, June 20

Jet Set Day Party
Day parties are popular during CIAA Week so one group is giving it a go now. Party on the rooftop and casual chic attire is requested. Music by DJ Skillz. Presented by The A List and Sol Kitchen. 12-6 p.m. $10 in advance. Pravda Bar and Rooftop Garden at The Forum, 300 N. College St.

PlayDate Charlotte
Charlotte has joined the network of more than 30 cities that offer this alternative to typical partying and nightclubbing. This is the third installment of the monthly series and the first two drew large crowds. Enjoy music and drinks while playing card games, checkers, dominoes, Connect Four, Twister, Monopoly, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Tyvola Marriott, 5700 Westpark Dr.

The Hamptons Meets Cabo
Party like celebrities and don your most fashionable attire. VIP service will be available. Presented by Six Figure Entertainment. 10 p.m. Cost varies; visit website for advance tickets. 1900 Mexican Grill and Tequila Lounge, 1523 Elizabeth Ave.

Sunday, June 21

Marshall Park Music Festival
Each Sunday this month, enjoy jazz in the park and a variety of other music from four bands, along with vendors selling food, drinks, and merchandise. Hosted by Kenny Mack and Larken Egleston. Presented by Lockhart Entertainment. 1-7 p.m. Free. Marshall Park, 800 E. Third St.

Lyrically Speaking
Experience live poetry and spoken word over an appetizing menu. This week’s featured poet is Korim from California. Presented by Touch One Productions. 8 p.m. $10. Utopia SoundStage, 10210 Berkeley Place Dr.

1 comment :

  1. I think this website will be my new best friend!! Just relocated to Charlotte and was saying to myself I know uptown isn't all that Charlotte has to offer. Here i stand corrected with info for all types of events. Thanks for keeping those that didn't know informed


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