Events for the Week of April 20th – 26th

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

Monday, April 20th
3rd Annual ArtsFest @ CPCC Dale Halton Theater The Third Annual ArtsFest at CPCC is a community celebration of creative arts and culture to enrich and engage the community. During the week of April 20–25, 2009, Charlotte will experience an extraordinary array of literature, film, music, visual and performing arts, history, and cultural events. Time: 9am – 11pm Cost: Admission to most of the events is free to the public. 1201 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC Arts Fest

Mix and Mingle Mondays @ PJ’s Coffee & Lounge in the Epicentre DJ Lo, live music, jazz, and spoken word intertwined in the heart of the Epicentre. Lounge in class and network with other young professionals or enjoy a tasty meal, full gourmet drink menu, or a soothing hookah. Intimate, professional, and inviting. Time: Doors open @ 8pm; free before 9pm Cost: $10 210 E. Trade St., 1st Floor Bldg C, Charlotte, NC

Twiztid @ Amos Southend Twiztid is a hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan. The group performs a style of hardcore hip hop known as horrorcore, and have released seven studio albums, five extended plays and four compilations. Time: 8pm Cost: $18 – $20; $3.00 surcharge for persons under 21 1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC Amos Southend

Man Show Monday @ Buck Wild 50cent Draft Beers, $2 Miller Lite Bottles, $4 Jager Bombs, $5 Pitchers Wii Bowling Tourney, Beer Pong, Corn Hole, Ping Pong Time: 9pm – 2am Cost: Free 10008 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC

All You Can Bowl @ StrikeCity @ Epicentre Time: 9pm-2am Cost: $15 210 East Trade St., Suite D-164, Charlotte, NC Strike City

Tuesday, April 21st
Legally Blonde @ Ovens Auditorium
TIme: 7:30pm Cost: $35 – $80
2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Jimmy Buffett @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Time: 8pm Cost: $38 and up
707 Pavilion Blvd, Charlotte, NC
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Tone-X and Friends @ Skandalos
Y-Square Management invites you out to “TONE-X & FRIENDS” starring comedians Tone-X, Chris “Funnyman” Robinson and music director DJ Stacey Blackman.
Time: Doors open @ 8pm; showtime @ 8:30pm Cost: $10 in advance; $15 @ door
5317 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
www.myspace.com/tonexandfriends

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

Wednesday, April 22nd
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

Legally Blonde @ Ovens Auditorium
TIme: 7:30pm Cost: $35 – $80
2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Give Me The Mic Showcase @ Skandalos
Hosted By Phat Kat Records. All forms of entertainment on display.
Time: 8pm – 10pm Cost: $10
5317 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Phat Kat Records

Laugh Out Loud Wednesdays @ Situations Lounge
New weekly event where an up and coming comedian will be featured.
Time: 9pm – 12am Cost: $10; Free before 7:30pm
7801 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Thursday, April 23rd
Alive After Five @ Pavillion at Epicentre
Admission to Alive after Five and partnering bars is free. Every Thursday night party on all 3 levels of the EpiCentre. Live music on the Bud Light Stage.
Time: 5pm – 9:30pm Cost: Free
210 East Trade St, Charlotte, NC

After Work Mixer @ O’Hara Lounge @ Ramada Airport South
For those that love to network, dance, listen to great music, eat, drink, hang out after work with friends and meet new friends. Business cards, conversation, laughs, and smiles will be flowing all night. The full kitchen and bar will be open. Hosted by So Sincere Entertainment
Time: 6pm – 12am Cost: Free
212 West Woodlawn Rd, Charlotte, NC

Legally Blonde @ Ovens Auditorium
TIme: 7:30pm Cost: $35 – $80
2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC

RSVP Thursdays @ Décor 1202
Networking event strictly for the grown and sexy. 21 and up, 25 and up preferred. RSVP thru Facebook, search Decor 1202.
Time: 8:30pm – 2:00am Cost: Free
1202 Charlottetown Rd, Charlotte, NC

Top Notch Thursday @ Tilt
Each & every Thursday. Drink specials all night: $3 Imports(Heineken, Corona,etc)…$5 Martinis…$5 Sex On The Beach. Music By DJ Elementz.
Age:21+ to enter; 25+ preferred. Dress code: Grown & Sexy
Time: 8pm – 2:30am Cost: Free
127 W. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
Tilt

Touch One Thursdays @ The Wine Up
National Poetry features along with a live jazz band. Music provided by DJ Flemingo.
Time: 10pm – 2am Cost: $10
3306 N Davidson St., Charlotte, NC
www.wine-up.com

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
300 S Brevard St. Suite 100, Charlotte, NC

“The Message” Open Mike @ Mama’s Caribbean Grill
Enjoy the neo-soul 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

Throw Back Thursdays @ Savoy
Strictly 80’s & 90’s Hip Hop & R&B. Free buffet. Throwback drink specials all night. Karaoke / Open mic 9:30pm – 11:30pm
Time: Doors open at 9 Cost: Free before 11pm
3930 Brookshire Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Friday, April 24th
Live Jazz @ Kokomos Coffee House
Unwind for the weekend and listen to live jazz featuring Konscious Minds. Brought to you by De’Uneque Entertainment.
Time: 5pm – 9pm Cost: $10
Konscious Minds
901 E. 4th St, Charlotte, NC

Fall Out Boy & 50 Cent @ Bojangles’ Coliseum
Time: 7pm Tickets: $30
2700 East Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
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Legally Blonde @ Ovens Auditorium
Time: 8pm Cost: $35 – $80
2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
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For the Love of Fridays Hosted By Ray J @ Club Ice
For The Love of Ray J star & R&B crooner Ray J will be in the building at Club Ice this Friday night.
Time: 10pm – until Cost: Ladies free before 11pm
300 E. Stonewall St.(Behind Westin Hotel)
Club Ice

White Chocolate All White Affair @ Big Chill
GODIVA Chocolatier & The Rick Mogul Project present White Chocolate {Charlotte’s Inaugural All White Affair} Proceeds from this event go to benefit breast & prostate cancer research at The UNC Lineberger Foundation. So come out and party with a cause.
Time: 10pm Cost: $20 in advance | $30 VIP
911 E. Morehead St, Charlotte, NC
Contact: Rick Mogul

Spring Bliss @ Décor 1202
Celebrity filled birthday celebration for Stevie Sloan. Brought to you by L V Productions, SOL Kitchen, & Simmons Media Group. Dress code: Upscale, Chic. Music by DJ Magic & Danny Diaz
Time: 9pm – until Cost: Ladies free before 11pm
1202 Charlottetown Rd, Charlotte, NC

Pop Champagne Red Carpet Affair @ Crystal’s On The Plaza
Dress code: High Fashion, Stylish. Ladies pull out the stilettos. Prize to lady in highest stilettos. Special guest DJ. Kitchen open all night.
Time: 10pm – Until Cost: Free before 11pm; $10 after
3018 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC

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 before 11pm
616 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Rustic Martini

Fresh 2 Def Fridays @ Bella Keay
Every One Free Until 11pm. Free Buffet. Music By DJ E-Clips.
Time: 10pm – until Cost: Free until 11pm
3124 Milton Road, Charlotte, NC

Saturday, April 25th
PINKS All Out will visit zMAX Dragway April 25th for the show’s fourth episode of the 2009 season. The event, hosted by Rich Christensen, executive producer and creator of PINKS, is an entire day’s worth of on-track racing and off-track activities, culminating at dusk in the running of the final 16. Filmed for the highly-popular show on SPEED, the event invites local racers to run their cars “all out” during two time trial sessions.
Time: 1st Time Trial Starts @ 9am Cost: $25; Children 12 & under are free
PINKS @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway

Legally Blonde @ Ovens Auditorium
2 Shows – Time: 2pm & 8:00pm Cost: $35 – $80
2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
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Fleetwood Mac Unleashed: Hits Tour 2009 Concert
Time Warner Cable Arena
Time: 8pm Tickets: $49.50 – $149.50
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Something Green @ Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Mingle with some of the most successful and influential young professionals in the Charlotte area. Part 1: 9 pm – 10 pm – Get informed and connected through discussion with local elected officials and experts and on opportunities in the Green Economy. Part 2: 10 pm – 1 am – Party and birthday celebrations for Q92.7’s very own Ife’ Moore, Rod Garvin of Generation Engage and Jason Bennett. Music by So So Def’s DJ Avi-X. Brought to you by Six Figure Entertainment & Generation Engage.
Time: 9pm – 1am
139 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Six Figure Entertainment

Royal Nights @ Verona Lounge
Something fresh and fun. A guaranteed good time. DJ Daddy D will be playing the best of Dancehall, R&B, classic Hip-Hop hits, and oldies but goodies. Dress code is uptown chic. 25 and up preferred.
Time: 9pm Cost: $5
127 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

Caribbean Flava @ Sahara Restaurant & Lounge
The newest Reggae spot in the Queen City featuring Category 5 from Jamaica and also a special guest DJ from Brooklyn NY. This is a dress to impress affair.
Time: 10pm Cost: $10 | Ladies free before 11pm
115 W. 26th St, Charlotte, NC
Paradice Entertainment

Pearls and Patron @ Rustic Martini
Come out and relax in a great lounge environment and enjoy great music provided by DJ Boney B. Drink specials all night.
Time: 10pm – until Cost: $5 before 11pm
Contact: Jason Jiggetts 804-301-2774 or jason.jiggetts@hotmail.com
616 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Rustic Martini

Sunday, April 26th
Legally Blonde @ Ovens Auditorium
2 Shows – Time: 2pm & 7:30pm Cost: $35 – $80
2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, 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: 7:30pm Cost: $7
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.
Time: 9pm – until Cost: $10; Free for VIPink members
3603 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
www.myspace.com/ssshhpoetry

Live Jazz & Gospel @ Bella Keay
Enjoy the live jazz and gospel of artists and bands from Charlotte and surrounding areas. Free Buffet.
Time: 7:30pm – 11pm Cost: $5; Everyone free before 8:30pm
3124 Milton Rd, Charlotte, NC
Bella Keay

S.I.N. Sundays @ StrikeCity
Music by DJ Landon. Drink specials all night.
Time: 10pm – 2am Cost: Free
Epicentre 1st Level, 210 East Trade St, Charlotte, NC
Strike City

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