Friday, October 2, 2009

Events for the Weekend: October 2-4

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 10/02/2009 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.

Friday, October 2

Get to Know Street Beat
The Blumenthal Center’s Education Institute has partnered with the Johnston YMCA to offer this workshop in preparation of the upcoming show Street Beat at the Knight Theater (October 21-22). Local artists with Create Don’t Hate Productions will prompt participants to use common household items as drums to create urban rhythms and high-energy choreography using break dance and hip-hop moves. 6-8 p.m. Free. Johnston YMCA, 3025 N. Davidson St.

Bud Light One Night Stand
Enjoy this outdoor rock concert under the fall sky, featuring LIT, Alien Ant Farm, and Parmalee. 6-10 p.m. Free. Pavilion at the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

Whip It
The Charlotte Roller Girls are holding an exhibition bout to celebrate the opening night of Whip It, a roller derby-themed movie starring Drew Barrymore. Giveaways will be distributed while supplies last. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Ayrsley Grand Cinemas 14 (parking lot), 9110 Kings Parade Blvd.

First 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’s event celebrates Troy Veale’s birthday and features music by DJ Biz Markie. Presented by Dee Autry, Troy Veale, and Thomas Washington. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 in advance. Ladies free before 10:30 p.m. Cans Bar and Canteen, 500 W. Fifth St.

Free Fridays
The first Friday of the month means free admission at one of Charlotte’s swankiest lounges. Enjoy the best in hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. On this night, the club often reaches capacity so get there early. 10 p.m. Free until capacity; cover charge after. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.

Celebrity Fridays Hosted by Anthony Hamilton
The platinum-selling, Grammy-winning Charlotte native hosts this party that’s sure to bring out the city’s stars. 10 p.m. Cost varies, members and ladies free before 11:30 p.m. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave.

Saturday, October 3

Great Grapes! Wine, Arts & Food Festival
Enjoy a day on the lawn while listening to some of your favorite tunes and tasting a selection from hundreds of North Carolina wines. Gourmet food will be served and art will be on display. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $10-$20. Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Rd.

The Premier
For the first time ever, Mez will be transforming theater 3 at EpiCentre Theaters into a full nightclub experience, complete with VIP sections, bars, dance floor and lights. All this while DJ Roonie G spins video mixes live in concert on the 50-foot silver screen. 9 p.m. Cost varies. Mez, EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

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 at this upscale party. DJ Complete spinning in the main room while DJ Wonz mixes it up on the patio. 9 p.m. Cost varies. To get on the guest list, email before 3 p.m. Saturday. Halo, inside the N.C. Music Factory, 820 Hamilton St.

Sunday, October 4

SlamCharlotte’s Youth Slam
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and SlamCharlotte are launching this new addition to Charlotte’s poetry slam scene. Promoting writing and artistic expression through the eyes of tomorrow’s future, this will be a monthly exhibition of the most dynamic young performers in the area. This event is open to all ages. 6-10 p.m. $5. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St.

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. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.


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