Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Events for the Week: October 19-25

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 10/21/2009 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, October 21

Meet and Greet Anthony Foxx
Here’s your chance to mix and mingle with the Democratic Charlotte mayoral candidate. Live music by 5th and York band and singer Calvin Richardson, along with DJ 06 on the turntables. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drink specials will be served. 6-10 p.m. Free, but campaign donations are appreciated. Utopia SoundStage, 10210 Berkeley Place Dr.

Meet and Greet John Lassiter
Here’s your chance to mix and mingle with the Republican Charlotte mayoral candidate. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Sports Page Restaurant, 8400-H Belhaven Blvd.

Pop Life—New Location
It’s the most popular social networking event on a Wednesday night and it’s moved to a new location, Luna Lounge, beginning this week. The promoters are promising “new venue, new season, same attitude.” Starts after work but runs past midnight. Music by DJ DR. 6 p.m.-until. Free. Luna Lounge, 521 N. College St. or

Thursday, October 22

Think Pink After Work Social
Enjoy an evening with young professionals, with proceeds benefitting the Susan G. Komen “For the Cure” National Fund. Drink specials will be served, including the Pink-tini. Networking until 8 p.m. (music down low); DJ comes on after. Presented by My Nail Spa and NexxLevel Marketing. 6-11 p.m. Free. Club Urban Affair (formerly Rustic Martini), 616 N Tryon St.

Friday, October 23

Prowl Pep Rally
Come out and celebrate with other Carolina Panthers fans in preparation for Sunday’s home game against the Buffalo Bills. Enjoy free appetizers, happy hour drink specials, and there will be chances to win tickets to the game and a replica team jersey. 5-9 p.m. Free. BlackFinn (inside the EpiCentre), 210 E. Trade St.

The Open House Experience
Charlotte’s most diverse house music night has returned, with resident DJ Rsenal and special guest DJ Jason Brooks. Kick back at this eclectic lounge and enjoy some of the best bar food in town. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Soul Gastrolounge, 1500 Central Ave.,

Saturday, October 24

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture Grand Opening
The new center opens as part of the Wells Fargo Cultural Campus in Uptown. Enjoy a day full of free activities, beginning with events for the whole family and ending with a celebration for adults. 9:50 a.m dance ensemble; 10 a.m. ribbon cutting; guided tours every hour from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; artists speaking, a book signing, and plenty more throughout the day; and concluding with a band and dancing till 2 a.m. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St.

Palate to Palette 2009
This classy affair unites wine and art enthusiasts. Each guest will be lead on a visual and tasting journey of art and wine alongside the center’s past, present, and guest artists. Located in various studios throughout the building, each artist will be paired with a complementary wine, creating a unique relationship that builds upon a central theme. 7-10 p.m. $50-$75. McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St.

The Floacist of Floetry Live
See Natalie Stewart of Floetry perform. Hosted by JC the Poet and music by DJ Boney B. 8:30 p.m. Cost varies. House ff Jazz, 8630 University Executive Park Dr. or

Marquee Saturdays: The DJ AM Tribute
Charlotte’s hottest Saturday night party pays tribute to the fallen DJ with music by DJ Frenzy and Blue the Drummer, including a live drum show. Enjoy the large dance floor, plentiful seating, and large outdoor patio. Ten tickets will be given away to Halo’s upcoming Halloween party. 9 p.m. Halo, inside the N.C. Music Factory, 820 Hamilton St.

Sunday, October 25

Special Blend (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. Music by DJ Justice. 7-11 p.m. Free. PJ’s Coffee & Lounge, 210 E. Trade St. (inside the EpiCentre).

Super Fresh Sundays
This party for those who know how to get “fresh”—and want to party on a Sunday night. Music by DJ Magic. 10 p.m. Free for first 150 people. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.


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