Events for the Week of April 27th – May 3rd

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 27th
Karma To Burn @ Tremont Music Hall
Karma to Burn is a desert rock/psychedelic rock band from Morgantown, West Virginia noted for their uncompromising instrumental sound, and part of a genre known as malternative. Time: 9pm Cost: $10-$12
400 West Tremont Ave, Charlotte, NC
Tremont Music Hall

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

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 28th
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

Salsa Night @ Apostrophe Lounge
Every Tuesday is free Salsa lessons with Jim Sejas from 8-9pm.
Great drink specials. Time: 8pm Cost: Free
1440 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Apostrophe Lounge

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 29th
Pop Life @ Apostrophe Lounge
Pop Life is a weekly afterwork event that introduces you to art, music and fashion. This week, R&B singer LeToya Luckett will be in the building. Sponsored by The Sol Kitchen and Creative Loafing.
Time: 6pm – 1am Cost: Free
1440 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
www.thesolkitchen.com

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 30th
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

RSVP Thursdays @ Décor 1202
Networking event strictly for the grown and sexy. 21 and up, 25 and up preferred. RSVP thru their email – decor.rsvpthursday@gmail.com.
Time: 8:00pm – 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

“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
Mama’s Caribbean Grill

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, May 1st
International Collectibles and Antiques Show
@ Metrolina Trade Show Expo
This show hosts many sellers and dealers who specialize in unique historical artifacts like antique weaponry, military uniforms, periodicals, personal documents, period and vintage jewelry and much more. With 98,000 square feet of shopping and more than 1,000 vendors who have traveled from across the country and locally to present their finest offerings.
Time: 9am – 5pm Cost: $6 | Children 12 & Under Free
7100 Statesville Rd, Charlotte, NC
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo

Talk of the Town’s Friday Afterwork Rendezvous @ LaVecchia’s
Join Talk of the Town in Uptown for the Spring and Summer Edition of the Friday Afterwork Rendezvous this week at LaVecchia’s. Now featuring some of your favorite guest DJs all Spring and Summer long. This week’s guest DJ is DJ 06, spinning your favorite Jazzy, Neo-Soul and R&B Hits. Drink and food specials, as well as free validated parking.
Time: 6pm – 11pm Cost: Free Contact: Team@TalkoftheTownEnt.com
225 E 6th St, Charlotte, NC

Fri Night Live- Shableek & Unkommon Jazz @ The Wine Up
Another Friday Night Live featuring the QC’s own Shableek & Unkommon Jazz. Bringing the best in R&B, Jazz & Soul. DJ spinning on the 1’s and 2’s till 2am after the show. Real drink specials all night. Grown folks only. No athletic wear. Get there early for seating.
Time: 9:15pm – 2am Cost: $10
3306 N Davidson St, Charotte, 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, May 2nd
International Collectibles and Antiques Show
@ Metrolina Trade Show Expo
This show hosts many sellers and dealers who specialize in unique historical artifacts like antique weaponry, military uniforms, periodicals, personal documents, period and vintage jewelry and much more. With 98,000 square feet of shopping and more than 1,000 vendors who have traveled from across the country and locally to present their finest offerings.
Time: 9am – 5pm Cost: $6 | Children 12 & Under Free
7100 Statesville Rd, Charlotte, NC
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo

Kentucky Derby Party @ Rolling Hill Park Grove
Kentucky Derby Party featuring a high profile Jazz band, DJ with a touch of old school, and complimentary food and drinks. This annual outdoor event has been a staple in Charlotte for years. This is an adult day event, so that means no one under 21.
Time: 4:30pm – 10am Cost: $20 Contact Info: Al Bond @ Rollinghpgrove@gmail.com or (704) 299-8032
4340 Rolling Hill Park Grove, Charlotte, NC

Spring Fling Block Party @ Rustic Martini
Block party with DJ Boney B spinning the 1’s & 2’s on the roof top of Rustic Martini. VIP seating will be pre-sold only for the patio couches. The block party will be from 9th Street to Phifer Street. Drink specials all night.
Time: 6pm – 2am Cost: General admission at the street gate is $15, presale tickets are $5.
Contact: J. Carlos Combs @ rustic_martini@yahoo.com
616 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Rustic Martini

Carolina Speed vs. DC Armor
Charlotte’s only semi-professional indoor arena football team takes on the Armor out of Washington, DC.
Time: 7pm Cost: $10 – $20
Cricket Arena | 2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Carolina Speed

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

The Royal Treatment @ Blue Restaurant & Bar
Brought to you by Maz Entertainment
Time: 10pm Cost: Free before Midnight w/ Email Pass or Ticket | To obtain your free pass, visit www.mazentertainment.net
Corner of 5th & College St., Charlotte, NC

Africa Meets Carribean @ Sahara Restaurant & Lounge
Its the place to be for the best African and Reggae DJ’s in NC.This is a straight dress to impress affair. Security strictly enforced. After all the hip hop clubs close at 2 hit them up because they’re open till 5am. Where the Blue waters of the Carribean meets the Deserts and the Jungles of Africa .
Time: 10pm Cost: $10
115 W. 26th St, Charlotte, NC
Paradice Entertainment

Sunday, May 3rd
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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