Friday, January 22, 2010

Events for the Weekend: January 22-24

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 1/22/2010 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. Use contact/website info listed to verify event details.

Charlotte Restaurant Week – January 22-31
This popular dining event will once again cover ten days, boasting 79 participating restaurants. Each of the restaurants, many of them upscale, are offering a prix fixe, three-course dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Participating restaurants include: Aquavina, Blue, Ruth’s Chris, Vivace, Sullivan’s, M5, Del Frisco’s, and dozens more. Visit website for complete list and menus.

Friday, January 22

Seventh Annual Legacy of Women Film Showcase
The Deltas of Charlotte Foundation present this showcase, featuring award-winning short films by African-American women filmmakers. Event also includes a reception and opportunities to shop from local vendors. Reception starts 6:30 p.m.; films start 7:30 p.m. $20. Spirit Square, 130 N. Tryon St.

Jerry Seinfield
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see this comedic genius perform his stand-up live. Two shows, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $48-$78. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 East Independence Blvd.

2010 Leadership Awards
The Young Professionals Auxiliary of the Urban League of the Central Carolinas present their annual leadership awards. This year’s recipients are Okeatta D. Brown, vice president, Wells Fargo corporate supplier diversity; Thomas Davis, Carolina Panthers linebacker and founder of the Defending Dreams Foundation; and Joachim Rogers, National Black MBA Association. The event will feature live performances by national recording artist Laura Izibor and award-winning poet True Life, and will be hosted by Power 98’s Janine Davis. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $35 in advance; $45 at the door. The Big Chill, 911 E. Morehead St.

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

Saturday, January 23

Sprite Step Off Regional Finals
See college fraternities and sororities go head to head in what’s being called the largest national step competition in history. Hosted by Johnson C. Smith University. Live performances by The Dream and B.O.B. Doors open 6 p.m.; competition starts 7 p.m. $17. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive.

Get Right for Haiti
100 percent of the proceeds from this event will go to the Red Cross to aid earthquake relief in Haiti. So enjoy one of Charlotte’s trendiest lounges during this good cause. Music by DJs Ahuf and Animate. 9 p.m. $5 minimum donation. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., Suite 105 (entrance faces West Summit Ave.). Presents Risqué
It’s promising to be one wild night. Models will be wearing body paint and lingerie, naked sushi will be served (9-11 p.m.), and the first 100 people will receive a complementary gift bag from the Red Door. Guest appearance by Erin Tietsort from Sunset Tan. Hosted by, which is celebrating its one year anniversary. 9 p.m. Cost varies; ladies wearing lingerie admitted free. Halo, inside the N.C. Music Factory, 820 Hamilton St.

Addiction – Hosted by Vince Carter
Come party with the Orlando Magic star and other NBA players after the Charlotte Bobcats game. 10 p.m. Cost varies; members free before 11 p.m. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave.

Sunday, January 24

Super Fresh Sundays
This party is for those who know how to get “fresh”—and want to party hard on a Sunday night. Music by DJ Magic. 10 p.m. Free before 11:30 p.m.. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd.


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