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, February 9
The Spook Who Sat by the Door
Based on the novel by Sam Greenlee, this film depicts a former CIA “spook” who uses the skills he learned to recruit and train gang members in underground guerrilla warfare. Noda Dixon, the late-film director’s daughter, will introduce the film and will take part in a Q&A/discussion with RushmoreDrive editorial director Nsenga Burton and GodCity artists. 7 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. (NoDa). www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Tuesday, February 10
A Peace of Jazz (weekly event)
Radio personality Jaye Delai and his wife Monica present this weekly jazz series at one of Charlotte’s swankest lounges. This week’s event celebrates Valentine’s Day and features Dean James performing music from his new album, Love Takes Time. 6-10 p.m. $15 for singles, $25 for couples. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd. www.jayeandmonica.com.
Wednesday, February 11
Pop Life (weekly event)
It’s the most popular social networking event on a Wednesday night. Starts after work but often runs past midnight. Music by select DJs. Sponsored by Creative Loafing and The Sol Kitchen. 6 p.m. Free. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. (South End). www.apostrophelounge.com.
Thursday, February 12
Pink Slip Networking Party
Charlotte Center City Partners is coordinating a networking party for job seekers to lift spirits, share information, and focus on alternatives and options for the future. The event will feature job recruiters, resumé writing experts, motivational speakers, and door prizes. Also enjoy free admission, free parking, free appetizers, and free games (video, skee ball, pinball, air hockey). 4-7 p.m. Jillian’s, 200 East Bland St. (SouthEnd). www.charlottecentercity.org.
Kickin’ It On the Northside (weekly event)
Enjoy an after-work networking event in north Charlotte. Featuring drink and appetizer specials with live jazz and R&B. Presented by Digital Divas. 5-9 p.m. Free. Utopia Restaurant and Lounge, 10210 Berkeley Place Dr. www.digitaldivasevents.com.
Friday, February 13
Friday Afterwork Rendezvous (weekly event)
End your workweek on a high note at this networking event, held at a different venue each week. Enjoy live music and drink and appetizer specials. Presented by Talk of the Town. 6-10 p.m. Free. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 139 S. Tryon St. www.chimasteakhouse.com
Meet and mingle with your Facebook friends and see artists from the popular social networking site perform live. Presented by Unique Affairs. 10 p.m. $10. Alive, 2909 N. Davidson St. (NoDa). www.myspace.com/alivenoda
Saturday, February 14
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Changing Places Community Day
To celebrate the opening of its new exhibit, Changing Places: From Black and White to Technicolor, the museum is hosting a community day featuring music, dance, crafts, and storytelling. Changing Places is a multi-part project exploring how people in the Charlotte region are dealing with the growing cultural diversity and change created by the influx of newcomers. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St. www.museumofthenewsouth.org.
Single’s Mingle – An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
MingleBerry.com is inviting all the singles and non-romantic couples during this Valentine season. Come mix and mingle with other young, chic, and active professionals. Food and cocktail specials. Music by DJ Chase. 10 p.m. $15 in advance. Ember Grille, Westin Hotel, 601 S. College St. www.mingleberry.com/singlesmingle.
Sunday, February 15
Special Blend @ PJ’s
Special Blend presents genres of artistry, music, visual, and humor in the spirit of good times and good people. Come experience it while relaxing in a trendy lounge. 8 p.m.-midnight. $5. PJ’s Coffee & Lounge, 210 E. Trade St. (inside the EpiCentre). www.pjscharlotte.com.