Friday, September 17, 2010

Events for the Weekend: September 17-19

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 9/17/2010 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, September 17

Sip and Stroll: Art, Wine, and Music Festival (Sept. 17-18)
This two-day festival will span all three levels of the EpiCentre, where artists will set up booths displaying and selling artwork, and more than 20 wine vineyards present wine tastings. Areas will be reserved for kids to enjoy face painting and other activities, while live jazz performances are held (Friday: Innertwyned, 7 p.m. Saturday: Uniq’blend, 4 p.m.; Fifth & York, 7 p.m.). Friday, 12-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

End of Summer Nightlife Crawl
Celebrate the end of the season by barhopping Uptown. Locations include Corner Pub, Champions Sports Bar, Buckhead Saloon, Ed's Tavern, and Black Bear Saloon. You'll be transported on a party bus, where beer will be served. Presented by and Pearl Vodka. Registration 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10. Corner Pub, 335 N. Graham St.

Poetry Slam
SlamCharlotte brings you the best in performance poetry and featured artists each month. This installment features Kane "Novakane" Smego, George "G" Yamazawa, and Will McInerney. 8 p.m. $10. McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 North College St.

Saturday, September 18

Childhood Obesity Walkathon
The Charlotte Chapter of The Links, Incorporated present this two-mile walk for childhood obesity. Ten-year-old NASCAR driver Matt Murphy will participate in the walk, show off his impressive race car, and assist the Links with delivering the message to children on the importance of staying physically fit. 8:30 a.m., check-in; 9:30 a.m. walk starts. Marshall Park, 800 E. Third St.

Project Halo Casino Night: Helping Animals Live On
This casino-themed event will benefit Project Halo, a local animal rescue shelter. Admission includes "funny money" to play with, food, and a raffle ticket for great prizes. 7-10 p.m. $30. Halo nightclub, at NC Music Factory, 820 Hamilton St. or

Black Diamond: A Signature All Black Affair
Enjoy an extensive selection of premium cocktails, wines, and champagnes, along with exceptional concierge service where guests are treated like royalty. This event is for the mature and elite, and your finest and most stylish black attire is required. Presented by Troy Veale and Dre Brown. 10 p.m. $10 in advance; more at the door. Dressler's, at Metropolitan, 1100 Metropolitan Ave.

Simply Saturdays
It's the party that's as simple as 1, 2, 3: $1 entry before midnight, $2 martinis, and 3 levels of entertainment. Taking place at Charlotte's newest nightclub, 5th Element (formerly Cans). 10 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. Fifth St.

Sunday, September 19

Concerts on the Green
Be entertained by the music of Davidson College Symphony and Jazz Ensemble at this picturesque green space. Bring comfortable chairs or blankets to relax on. 6-9 p.m. Free. The Village Green, in front of the Public Library, at the intersection of Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson.


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