Events for the Week of March 9th – 15th

Your weekly list for nightlife, social, networking, and cultural events in Charlotte. List is updated throughout the week as I learn of more events.

Monday, March 9th
Hip-Hop Artist Tricky @ Neighborhood Theatre
Tricky is often credited as the originator of a style based on the blunted beats of hip-hop but also delicate vocals, dark raps and an amalgam of found sounds.
Showtime: 9pm Cost: $25 – Gen Adm / $42 – VIP
511 East 36th St., Charlotte, NC
Neighborhood Theatre

Tuesday, March 10th
Open Mic Poetry @ The Wine Up
Hosted by Filmore and DJ Flemingo.
Weekly event of Charlotte and surrounding area poets displaying their talents.
Time: 9am – 1am Cost: $5 with College ID; $10 without
3306 N Davidson St., Charlotte, NC
www.wine-up.com

Wednesday, March 11th
Pop Life @ Apostrophe Lounge
Pop Life is a weekly afterwork event that introduces you to art, music and fashion.
Sponsored by The Sol Kitchen and Creative Loafing.
Time: 6pm – 1am Cost: Free
1440 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
www.thesolkitchen.com

Ani DiFranco @ Neighborhood Theatre
Ani DiFranco has written hundreds of songs, played thousands of shows and jammed with folkies, orchestras, rappers, rock and roll hall-of-famers, jazz musicians, poets, pop superstars, storytellers and others.
Showtime: 8pm Cost: $35 – Gen Adm / $55 – VIP
511 East 36th St., Charlotte, NC
Neighborhood Theatre

Live Jazz & Neo-Soul @ Rustic Martini
Preston Presents: Live Jazz and Neo Soul every Wednesday.
Time: 6pm Cost: Free
616 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Rustic Martini

Thursday, March 12th
House Music Night @ Loft 1523
DJ Rsenal brings you the best in true house music. 1/2 price martinis all night.
Time: 9pm – 2am Cost: Free
1523 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC
www.loft1523.com

A Touch of Jazz @ Lola’s Restaurant
Lounge with Live Jazz. Nationwide performers and scrumptious cuisines. Full Entree included in cover charge. Free Parking.
Time: 9pm – until Cost: $15.00
Contact: Shabazz Productions – lscholars@hotmail.com
300 S Brevard St. Suite 100, Charlotte, NC

Death Of A Salesman @ Theatre Charlotte
This American classic drama, written by one of America’s greatest playwrights, was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play.
Time 7:30pm Cost: $10 – $21
501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC
www.theatrecharlotte.org

“The Message” Open Mike @ Mama’s Caribbean Grill
Enjoy the neosoul of an island environment while hearing the message from The Message Slam Team! Caribbean food, reggae, spoken word, and more.
Time: 9pm – until Cost: $5.00
1504 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC

Friday, March 13th
Friday Afterwork Rendezvous @ Rooster’s Wood Fire Restaurant
Presented by Talk of the Town
This is a weekly networking event, held at a different venue each week. Live music and drink and appetizer specials.
Time: 6-10 p.m Cost: Free
6601 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC
www.talkofthetownent.com

The Soul Cafe Presents Soulganic Live In Concert @ Wine Up
Soulganic quartet brings their unique Funky Indie Soul groove to an intimate concert as a featured performer of the Soul Cafe Concert Series.
Presented by the Underground Soul Station.
Doors open at 8:00pm, performance begins at 9:30pm. Cost: $10
3306 N Davidson St., Charlotte, NC
www.myspace.com/organicsoulmusic

LATIN NIGHTS, FREE Salsa Lessions @ Rustic Martini
FREE Salsa lessions every Friday @ Rustic Martini with DJ CHOAS. $3 Coronas, $4 Margaritas.
Time: 10pm Cost: Free
616 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Rustic Martini

Lyricist Lounge @ Bella Keay
This event is for MCs, Poets, and R&B Singers. There are only 10 spots open for each: 10 spots for MCs, 10 spots for Singers and 10 spots for Poets. Performing artist charge is only $5, which includes a booth to sell your music. Send your song to eclipsnc@yahoo.com to sign up or call 704-277-0077.
Time: 9:30pm Cost: Free until 10:30
3124 Milton Road, Charlotte, NC

Saturday, March 14th
Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade (RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 21st DUE TO INCLIMATE WEATHER)
The 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival takes place in Uptown Charlotte and includes a children’s amusement area, live Irish music and dancing, arts and crafts, food and a parade that kicks off at 11 a.m.
Time: 10am – 6:30pm Cost: Free
Tryon Street between Ninth and Third Streets
www.charlottestpatsday.com

A Tribute to the Rolling Stones with the Charlotte Symphony
@ Belk Theater
The Charlotte Symphony and “Like A Rolling Stone,” one of North America’s most electrifying Stones tribute bands, combine for a remarkable evening of Rolling Stones classics.
Time: 8pm Cost: $19 – $44
www.charlottesymphony.org
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

Jody Breeze Performing Live @ Club Stir
Afterparty upstairs. 2 dance floors. 2 DJs. Multiple VIP rooms
Sponsored by OCF, MOE Ent, & Hood Govt.
Time: 9:30pm – 5am Cost: Varies
Limited advance tix @ www.ez-tixx.com
Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC

The Flyest Hair Show 2009 @ Good Times Bar & Grill
They are looking for the most creative and exotic hair styles in the area. So bring your “A” game on March 14. The best hair style wins a $250 cash prize. For more info call Lorenzo @ 704-713-9183 or Marcus @ 980-322-5968.
Time: 9pm – 4am Cost: Free until 10pm; $10 after
2402 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Sunday, March 15th
Opera Dinner @ Blue Restaurant & Bar
Learn about opera music from top performers while enjoying a specially created 5-course meal by Blue Executive Chef, Gene Briggs. Several artists from Opera Carolina will perform selections from some of the best operas.
Time: Champagne Reception at 6:30; Dinner and show at 7
Cost: $65.00 per person
Corner of 5th & College St., Charlotte, NC
www.bluecharlotte.com

Private Wine Tasting @ Pennyard Bistro & Winery
Pennyard Bistro Wine Club is a unique atmosphere for friends to experience and buy wine in a social setting where the emphasis is good wines at a reasonable price. The goal is to simplify the confusing task of buying wine into a simple mantra: taste the wine, like the wine, buy the wine. Private Wine Tasting by invitation only (please RSVP by Saturday March 13th ).
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $10
Contact: Pennie 980 939-1257 pennyardbistro@carolina.rr.com
8006 Cambridge Commons Dr, Charlotte, NC
www.pennyardbistro.com

Larry the Cable Guy @ Cabarrus Arena
Stand-up comedian, actor, and former co-star of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and Blue Collar TV.
Time: 7:30pm
4751 N.C. 49 N, Concord, NC
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Lyrically Speaking/The Sunday Session @ Utopia Restaurant
Featuring live music and a poetry feature for the evening. There is an open mic from 9 to 9:30 and the feature starts at 9:30.
Time: 8pm Cost: Free
10210 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, NC
Touch One Productions

SSSHH @ Happy Hour Bar & Lounge
Open mic poetry with live jazz, games, and giveaways. Food is also served. Free massages for all ladies courtesy of poetic soul provider.
Time: 9pm – until Cost: $10; Free for VIPink members
3603 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
www.myspace.com/ssshhpoetry

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