Thursday, June 24, 2010

Events for the Week: June 24-27

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 6/24/2010 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.

Thursday, June 24

Alive After Five at EpiCentre (weekly event)
This week’s featured bands are Sleeping Booty (70s cover band) performing on the Rooftop Stage, and Skate Rink Jukebox (group of Charlotte musicians) playing on the Vineyards Stage. There will be drink stations selling beer, wine, and cocktails. Wristbands also get you into several EpiCentre bars for the after-parties. 5 p.m. Free. The EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

The STYLE Suite: Men’s Appreciation Event
Fellas, this is for you (ladies, come out too). The organizers want to celebrate men by offering complimentary desserts, MANicures, massages, and a fashion show. Hosted by Kelly Hood, and brought to you by Charlotte STYLE Magazine, JSW Media Group, Carolina Talent, and Scott Jaguar. 6-10 p.m. Free. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. Fifth St.

Friday, June 25

The Art of Body
This after-work event is poised to get your weekend off to a great start. Enjoy drinks in a posh lounge, while listening to music by DJ Shogun. And the treat of the evening will be models wearing body paint. 4-8 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St.

1-2-3 Fridays (weekly event)
Ridiculous drink specials: $1 drafts, $2 domestic bottles, $3 well drinks. So basically, get wasted with about a $15 bar tab. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Town Tavern, 200 N. Tryon St.

Meet The Artists - Romancing The Eye
Louis Delsarte, Charles Farrar, and Larry Lebby will be on hand to discuss their inspiration and technique at the opening of this new exhibition, Romancing The Eye. 6 p.m. $8 (the cost of museum admission); free for museum members. The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture, 551 S. Tryon St.

Saturday, June 26

Secrets to Accessing the Media
Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) presents this annual workshop for the community. Learn how to write press releases, how and where to send info to media outlets for news coverage, and get tips on how to get your story told. A panel of journalists, representing TV and radio stations, newspapers, magazines, the Internet and social media, will be on hand to discuss how their news cycles work and to answer your questions. Complimentary refreshments will be served. 1-3 p.m. Free. Sugar Creek Branch Library, 4045 N. Tryon Street.

The owners of the Evening Muse, who also bring you the annual Charlotte FemmeFest, have put together a new festival for men. Among the highlights of DudeFest will be the chicken-wing-eating contest, where proceeds will benefit the Save the Ta-Tas Foundation; a beer tasting featuring at least fourteen different craft beers; and a motorcycle competition. And, of course, there’s music—twenty-one bands will perform at three different venues in NoDa (your wristband gets you into each of these venues at no extra cost). 2 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 (entry into chicken-wing contest and beer tasting extra). NoDa, corner of E. 36th and N. Davidson streets.

Uptown Charlotte Jazz Fest
Uptown livens up to the sounds of some of the world's best jazz performers, including The Rippingtons, Norman Brown, Mike Phillips, Maysa, Ken Navarro, and Alex Bugnon. 6-11 p.m. $43-$103. Road Runner Mobile Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory, 820 Hamilton St.

Summer Concert Series Kick-Off with Jason Derulo
The hit pop singer is the first performer at this free summer concert series that will go on each Saturday for six weeks. Come see him perform his hits "Whatcha Say" and "In My Head." Gate opens 6:30 p.m.; DJ begins at 7 p.m. Free. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

MAZ Mansion Party
MAZ Entertainment continues the raise the bar with Charlotte's nightlife. They've rented out a 13,000 square foot mansion for a party that's sure to be talked about for a long time. Music by DJ Tab D'Biassi and DJ Paradime. 10 p.m. Cost varies.

Sunday, June 27

Public Free Day and Renovation Celebration
Discovery Place wants you to come and help it celebrate the largest renovation in its history and experience its new exhibits. Highlights of the afternoon are the openings of World Alive (includes a new aquarium and rainforest) and Fantastic Frogs (features live frogs from around the world). 12-5 p.m. Free. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.

An Evening with Adina Howard
Enjoy a performance by the sultry singer (who resides in Charlotte). Evening will also feature music by Moments Notice and DJ Cat-X. Doors open 6 p.m.; show starts 8 p.m. $15. House of Jazz, 8630 University Executive Park Dr.


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