Friday, September 18, 2009

Events for the Weekend: September 18-20

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 9/18/2009 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.

Friday, September 18

Mint After 5
Young Affiliates of the Mint (YAM) throw their final rooftop party of the season. It’s also a great way for you to learn more about the group. Enjoy drink specials, free food, and live music by Jared Allan and Co. 6 p.m. $15 (free for YAM members). Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St.

Friday Afterwork Rendezvous (weekly event)
End your workweek on a high note at this networking party, held at a different venue each week. Enjoy drink and food specials while listening to great music: live jazz at 7 p.m., DJ at 9 p.m. Presented by Talk of the Town. 6-11 p.m. Free. House of Jazz, 8630 University Executive Park Dr.

Passport Party Bus Tour
A 60-passenger party bus is loading up to take you around to some of the hottest bars and nightclubs in Charlotte: Therapy Café, 401 N. Tryon St.; Tilt 127, W. Trade St.; Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd.; and Halo, 820 Hamilton St. Enjoy music and drinks while you ride. Presented by Elevate Magazine and Lockhart Entertainment. Bus boards at Therapy at 7:30 p.m. $30 (includes entry into each of the destinations). (704-712-3083).

The Atlanta Underground Part 2
The ATL crew is coming back, including DJ BE of 4DEEP and Stanzeff of GlobalMoods. Enjoy a night of eclectic music at one of Charlotte’s most relaxed bars. 9 p.m. Free. Soul Gastrolounge, 1500 Central Ave.

Drinks @ Kiss
This monthly “all night happy hour” attracts great crowds to one of the city’s trendiest lounges. Featuring complimentary Nuvo drinks for the first 50 people and several other drinks specials throughout the night. DJ Daddy D will be playing the best in R&B, hip-hop, and reggae. 10 p.m. Free before 11 p.m. with RSVP. $10 and up after. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.

Saturday, September 19

Sunset Jazz Festival
This annual music festival showcases some of the region’s best jazz performers. Lineup includes Matt Marshak, Bryan Anderson, 5th and York, Innertwyned, Unique Blend, and The Queen’s Collective. This year’s event will also feature the Multicultural Career Pavilion, a designated networking area within the festival that will pair employers with job seekers. 1-10 p.m. Free. Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall.

Blame It Tour
Jamie Foxx brings you an evening of music and comedy. 8 p.m. $49.75-$69.75. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St.

Prince Presto at Dharma
Here’s your chance to check out Charlotte’s newest lounge. The yoga-inspired space will put you at ease as you enjoy drinks while dancing to music from Atlanta DJ Prince Presto. 8 p.m. Cost varies. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., Suite 105.

Marquee Saturdays (weekly event)
It’s Charlotte’s newest and hottest Saturday night party at this newly revamped nightclub. Enjoy the large dance floor, plentiful seating, and large outdoor patio. Presented by Sleeping Giant Productions. 9 p.m. Cost varies. To get on the guest list, email Halo, inside the N.C. Music Factory, 820 Hamilton St.

Mayweather vs. Marquez Viewing Party
Watch the fight on one of several flatscreens and get your party on after. This will also serve as a concert after-party, so a Jamie Foxx concert ticket admits you for free. 10 p.m. Cost varies. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave.

Sunday, September 20

USNWC's Hispanic Heritage Day
Enjoy an experience that pairs the thrills of the Whitewater Center with live music and DJs, a kid’s zone, authentic Hispanic cuisine, and drinks. 12-8 p.m. Free ($5 for parking). U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.

Jazzy Sundays
This week features Kevon Edmonds, formerly of After 7, performing live along with Buff Dillard & Unique Blend. Hosted by V101.9’s Chirl Girl, and DJ 06 on the turntables. 9 p.m. Cost varies; everyone free until 10 p.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd.


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