Friday, June 4, 2010

Events for the Weekend: June 4-7

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 6/04/2010 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.

Friday, June 4

Art of Dope Vol. 1 Opening Reception
God City artists are presenting a series of shows that play off of drug culture, done through artistic expression in order to bring awareness to what’s going on in our society. 7-10 p.m. The ArtHouse, 3103 Cullman Ave., NoDa.

AZÚCAR! A Caribbean Celebration
Experience a true Caribbean evening featuring native music and dancing in a family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy the cuisine of the Spanish Caribbean, purchase handmade artisan craftwork, and sip tropical mojitos. Presented by Latin American Coalition. 7-11 p.m. $15. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St.

Free Friday
This monthly night out has a new location (formerly held at Kiss Lounge). Enjoy a great view of the city while listening to music by DJ C-Rob and a live performance by Unique Rhythm. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Free until midnight. Loft 1523, 1523 Elizabeth Ave.

Saturday, June 5

Grand Opening of Pickles Farmers Market
This new, indoor farmers market will be open every Saturday in NoDa. Shop from a lineup of vendors offering fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, herbs, plants, cut flowers, crafts, grass fed beef, pasture chickens and eggs, fair trade coffee, and more. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th St.

Minute to Win It – Charlotte Casting Call
NBC’s new hit game show, which features 10 deceptively simple games that require savvy contestants to complete under pressure with a prize of $1 million awaiting the winner, is holding a casting in select cities including Charlotte. Come see if you have the skill it takes. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. StrikeCity, inside the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

Prince Tribute/Funky Disco Brunch
DJ Rsenal will be playing your favorite Prince (and other disco) songs while you order food from one of the city’s best brunch menus. 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Free admission. Soul Gastrolounge, 1500 Central Ave.

On The Roxx Ballantyne’s 3 Year Anniversary Party
Enjoy great music from Red Bull-powered DJ Ben Hamilton, and plenty of drink specials including $2 select beers, $3 flavored vodka shooters, and $5 jager bombs. Plus, play in the corn hole tournament, Wii, and more. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. On The Roxx, 14021 Conlan Circle.

Sunday, June 6

Kazba Café Brunch Party
This monthly brunch event gets quite wild, yet fun, against the backdrop of a posh lounge. DJ Stan Courtois and Felly (saxophonist) will be performing with DJ Stan on the turntables. Event will be videotaped and recorded to be broadcast on Sirius Radio channel AREA. 1-6 p.m. Kazba, 210 E. Trade St., third level of EpiCentre.

Symphonic Dances
The Charlotte Symphony opens its Summer Pops season by showcasing the best of classical dance music. Albert-George Schram conducts. Prelude performance (7 p.m.) by the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra. 8:15 p.m. Free; donation appreciated. Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road.


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