Monday, June 8, 2009

Events for the Week: June 8-14

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 6/08/2009 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.

Tuesday, June 9

Social Media Breakfast
This breakfast meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month and is your opportunity to learn more about the trends and innovations in social media—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. This month’s guest speaker is Geno Church from Brains on Fire. Presented by Social Media Charlotte. 7:30 a.m. $10, includes a hot buffet breakfast. Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St. www.socialmediacharlotte.com.

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago
See these two legendary bands perform their greatest hits. 7:30 p.m. $29.50-$85. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. www.timewarnercablearena.com.

Wednesday, June 10

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. www.apostrophelounge.com.

Thursday, June 11

Alive After Five at EpiCentre (weekly event)
Enjoy live music by this week’s bands, The Dave Matthews Tribute Band and E3. 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.

Classic Thursdays (weekly event)
Classic hip-hop and R&B is on display here, featuring Q92.7’s DJ Rham. 10 p.m. Ladies free all night; men $10. Club Ice, 300 E. Stonewall St. www.clubicenc.com.

Friday, June 12

Summer Couture Fashion Show
See the latest in fashion while enjoying drink specials and mouth-watering desserts. Event will also feature a silent auction and a drawing for a three-day trip. Proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Presented by L.A. East and Jon Ric. 6-10 p.m. $5 donation suggested. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. Fifth St. www.cravedessertbar.com.

Friday Afterwork Rendezvous (weekly event)
End your workweek on a high note at this networking party, held at a different venue each week--and this week it's headed north. Enjoy $2.99 appetizer specials and $5 martinis, along with great music by DJ 06. Presented by Talk of the Town. 6-11 p.m. Free. The Tavern @ J.R. Crickets (popular in Atlanta and the first one to open in the Charlotte area), 9818 Gilead Rd., Huntersville. www.thetavernincharlotte.com.

Down Home Stories with Humpy Wheeler
The legendary NASCAR promoter will be the featured storyteller at the Charlotte Folk Society’s monthly gathering. Wheeler will share stories about growing up in Belmont and the early days of NASCAR. Moderated by Tom Hanchett, staff historian for the Levine Museum of the New South. Refreshments will be served. 7:30 p.m. Free. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. www.folksociety.org.

The Soul Café featuring BlacCatt
The exotic all-female band brings you a soulful, energy-filled evening. Presented by the Underground Soul Station. 8 p.m. $10. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St. www.wine-up.com.

Saturday, June 13

“Wake Up! It’s Time to Hear!” Community Breakfast
To Serve with Love Ministries present this event focused on building strong community relationships and helping those in need. Charlotte mayoral candidate Anthony Foxx is the keynote speaker at this fifth annual event. Admission includes a buffet breakfast. 10 a.m. $15; advance tickets are encouraged and can be purchased online. Coffee Cup Restaurant, 2909 N. Davidson St. www.toservewithlove.org.

The Summer Soiree
Come dressed to impress and party with young professionals. Power 98 will be broadcasting live. Ages 25 and up. 10 p.m. Cost varies; ladies free before 10:30 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 222 S. Tryon St. www.heightsent.com.

Gabrielle Union’s NC/SC All-White Party
Wear you best summer white at this party hosted by the beautiful actress. 10 p.m. $20 in advance, more at the door. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave. www.club935.com.

Celebrity Second Saturdays
The NFL meets the NBA at this party hosted by Dwayne Jarrett, Josh Howard, and Brendan Haywood. Music by Power 98’s DJ Danny Diaz. 9:30 p.m. Cost varies; ladies free before 11 p.m. Décor 1202, 1202 Charlottetowne Ave. www.decor1202.com.

Sunday, June 14

Marshall Park Music Festival
Each Sunday this month, enjoy jazz in the park, 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. lockhartentertainment@gmail.com.

Chocolate Sundays
Before heading back to work, extend your weekend into the night. Featuring music by DJ Boney B, a live performance by CHO, and hors d’oeuvres. 9 p.m. $10. Rustic Martini, 616 N. Tryon St. www.pynkchocolateevents.com.

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