Friday, July 30, 2010

Events for the Weekend: July 30-Aug. 1

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 7/30/2010 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, July 30

Chife, Changing Reflections of My Life
Chife, which stands for changing life, is an original piece about how the power of love and forgiveness can and will change one's existence. The stories are real, personal, and are based on songs by Michael Jackson. Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. $7-$12. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 North College St.

Rock & Republic Fashion Show Model Casting Call
Whether you're an aspiring model or just want to mingle with them, attend this model casting call for the upcoming Rock & Republic Fashion Show. Models are asked to bring their photo/comp card. 9:30 p.m. Suite, at the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

I Heart Hip Hop
DJ K-Nyce plays the best in hip-hop from old-school classics to today's hits, while you party at this sophisticated lounge. 10 p.m. Free. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St.

Saturday, July 31

Funky Disco Brunch
DJ Rsenal will be playing your favorite 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.

AquaPalooza 2010 - Lake Norman
AquaPalooza is a series of on-water celebrations held during the last two weekends in July at more than 100 locations around the world. And Sea Ray of Lake Norman is bringing it to Lake Norman for another year. The event is open to boaters and non-boaters, and will feature activities for the family, live entertainment, games, giveaways, ladies in bikinis ;) and much more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Midway Marina, at the Hwy 150 Bridge, Cornelius.

African Spirituals: Freedom Prayers Concert
Traditional West African rhythms unite with Negro Spirituals to create powerful music that inspires and reminds. Join in this celebration of the beauty and strength of African-American music and dance. Learn about how the rhythms and songs were used to communicate, hold communities together, and bring freedom. 3 p.m. $10. Historic Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Rd. Call 980-254-3573 for more info.

PlayDate Charlotte
Bring out the kid in you. Play card games, checkers, dominoes, Connect Four, Twister, Monopoly, old-school video games, and more while enjoying music and drinks. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St.

Rock and Runway Party
Vertigo Productions along with LA East present Nathan Davis and the Carmen! Carmen! creative team. Music by DJ Kommotion. Terrific drink specials: $3 domestics, $4 Smirnoff, $5 Woo Woos and Vertigo Slammers. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. W xyz Lounge, Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, 13139 Ballantyne Corporate Place.

Sexy in the Queen City - Summer Affair
Red carpet arrival, Bond Girl Lingerie Show, raffle giveaways, and you should come dressed to impress. Music by DJ LV. Presented by LA Dolce Vita Escapes. 10 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Cosmos Cafe, 300 N. College St.

Sunday, August 1

Proper Bass and Drum Sunday
It's an eclectic assortment of DJs, including Will Love, Hey Whore Hey, Tony Dubz, Josh Starkey, and more, who'll be playing "bass heavy everything." Enjoy a night at one of Charlotte's coziest lounges before you head back to work. Tutto Mondo, 1820 South Boulevard.


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