Friday, November 13, 2009

Events for the Weekend: November 13-15

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 11/13/2009 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, November 13

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

Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color
Get this "First Look" of this exhibit before it opens tomorrow. The exhibit features a collection of paintings, textiles, and sketches that span the nearly 75 year career of this pioneering African-American artist, Ms. Jones. The evening will feature a jazz trio and performances by the Queens University Chamber Singers and Johnson C. Smith University Choir. There will also be a brief lecture by Barry Gaither. 6-9 p.m. $10 (free for Mint members). Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd. www.mintmuseum.org/first-look-friday.html.

Frolic
Talk of the Town, the group that brought you the long-running, popular Friday Afterwork Rendezvous, has a new event it’s hosting on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Mingle with young professionals while enjoying great music by DJ DR. 8 p.m. Free. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. www.apostrophelounge.com.

Kickin It on the Southside
Digital Divas presents this new weekly Friday night event for those who live or want to party in south Charlotte. Enjoy drink specials and a DJ spinning hip-hop and R&B. 10 p.m. Free. On the Roxx, 14021 Conlan Circle (Ballantyne). www.ontheroxx.com.

Black Friday
For Friday the 13th it’s all black everything: black clothes, black shoes, black cards, 1800 Black tequila, and even black carpet leading to the club. Black attire preferred. 10 p.m. Free before 11:30 p.m.; cost varies after. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd. www.kisscharlotte.com.

Saturday, November 14

Fashion with a Conscience
Joseph’s House of Threads and Amped-4-A-Cure invite you to an evening of fashion, including a reception and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Amped-4-A-Cure and the American Cancer Society. 6-11 p.m. RSVP at 800-890-5563 or jhthreads@eventfantasies.com. Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd. www.amped4acure.org.

Fight Party: Pacquiao vs. Cotto
Watch the fight at this intimate lounge. Plenty of drink specials, including $2 Bud Light, $3 Heineken, and $6 martinis. Sound for the fight will be on, and a DJ will play after. 7 p.m. $5 before 9 p.m.; $10 after. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. www.apostrophelounge.com.

Robbie Hardkiss
If you like house music, you’ll love this night with the legendary DJ. And it’s being held at one of Charlotte’s newest and trendiest lounges. 9 p.m. $5. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., Suite 105 (facing Summit Avenue). www.dharmacharlotte.com.

Sunday, November 15

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 posh lounge. Music by DJ Justice. 7-11 p.m. Free. PJ’s Coffee & Lounge, 210 E. Trade St. (inside the EpiCentre). www.pjscharlotte.com.

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