Events for the Week of July 27th – Aug 2nd

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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, July 27th
Laugh Out Loud Mondays @ Silhouette Lounge
Each & every Monday, featuring local & national comedians.
Time: Doors open @ 8pm, Show starts @ 10
6711 Freedom Dr, Charlotte, NC

Mix and Mingle Mondays @ PJ’s Coffee & Lounge in the Epicentre
Enjoy live spoken word artists, and neo soul performances. Lounge in class with a soothing hookah and allow the band to drift you to a place of electric tranquility.
Time: 8pm – 2am Cost: $5
210 E. Trade St., 1st Floor Bldg C, Charlotte, NC
Shabazz Productions

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, July 28th
LIFE @ KISS Lounge
For those who can’t wait for the weekend, they bring you LIFE each and every Tuesday. You’re invited to enjoy Charlotte’s sexy elite for your entertainment & after work pleasure. The elements of an undeniably desirable party are here: No Cover, Crazy Drink Specials, Sexy Patio Vibe, Hot DJ’s, Charlotte’s movers and shakers, & Celebrity guest appearances. Music by DJ Flemingo.
204 W Woodlawn Rd, Charlotte, NC

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

Touch One Tuesday @ The Wine Up
Opening Mic Poetry. 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
Wine Up

Trouble Free Tuesdays @ Club Made
Hosted by The Firm, playing the hottest hip-hop and r&b all night long. $2 Michelobs, $5 mixed drinks.
Time: 10pm – 2am Cost: $10 – Fellas; $5 – Ladies
200 W Woodlawn Rd Ste D, Charlotte, NC

Wednesday, July 29th
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
The Sol Kitchen

Whined Down Wednesdays @ Upscale Restaurant & Lounge
40 cent wings, appetizer specials, $2 domestic and $4 mix drinks. Come vibe with them and enjoy great soul food while you listen to neo-soul, r&b, and jazz in their relaxed environment.
Time: 6pm – 10pm Cost: Free
3108 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Mamma Mia @ Belk Theatre
Over 30 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia the ultimate feel-good show. Experience it for yourself at Charlotte’s Belk Theatre.
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $30 – $85
130 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Blumenthal Perf Arts Center

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

Wasted Wednesdays @ Club Ice
5 rooms + 2 floors + 2 DJs = The livest party in the city. And everyone is admitted absolutely free all night long.
Time: 10pm Cost: Free
300 E. Stonewall St, Charlotte, NC
Club Ice

Thursday, July 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
Alive After Five

Mamma Mia @ Belk Theatre
Over 30 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia the ultimate feel-good show. Experience it for yourself at Charlotte’s Belk Theatre.
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $30 – $85
130 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Blumenthal Perf Arts Center

Laugh It Off Thursdays @ Anntony’s Caribbean Cafe
Comedy & Karaoke. Laugh it off with the special guest comedian and sing a little karaoke. Afterparty starts at midnight. Free parking.
Time: 8pm – until Cost: $5
2001 E. 7th St, Charlotte, NC
Shabazz Productions

RSVP Thursdays @ Décor 1202
Networking event strictly for the grown and sexy. Free food, good music and great drinks. 21 and up to enter, 25 and up encouraged. RSVP thru their email – decor.rsvpthursday@gmail.com
Time: 8:00pm – 2:00am Cost: Free before 11 with RSVP email
1202 Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte, NC (CPCC Area)

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: 9pm – 2:30am Cost: Free
127 W. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
Tilt

Touch One Thursdays @ The Wine Up
Weekly event with national poetry features along with a live band and dj. The longest running poetry spot in Charlotte, over 4 years strong.
Time: 9pm – 2am Cost: $10
3306 N Davidson St., Charlotte, NC
Wine Up

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

Jello Wrestling Finals @ Bar Charlotte
The title says it all. The finals to what has been a packed event every thursday this month. $500 to the winning lady, plus enjoy $1.50 Coors Light, $2 Jello Shots, & $5 Red Bull & Vodka.
Time: 10pm
300 N. College St, Charlotte, NC

Friday, July 31st
Spring Session – Live Jazz @ Kokomo’s Coffee House
Relax, relate, release. ‘Live Jazz’ is back by popular demand. De’uneque Entertainment presents the Spring Session.
Time: 5pm – 9pm Cost: $10
901 South McDowell St, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC

Dinner, Jazz, and R&B @ House of Jazz
Doors open for dinner at 5pm, live jazz at 8pm and old school r&b w/DJ Hot Dog at 11pm. Time: 5pm – until Cost: $10
8630 University Exec Park Dr, Charlotte, NC
House of Jazz

Friday Afterwork Rendezvous @ Apostrophe Lounge
Weekly afterwork social presented by Talk of the Town. Martini specials all night. Light appetizer menu available. “Absolutely No Cover. No Hassle. No Worries.”
Time: 6pm – 11pm Cost: Free
1440 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Apostrophe Lounge

Ole’ Skool Friday Nights @ Utopia Sound Stage
Taking place at Utopia Restaurant’s Sound Stage, come enjoy the sounds of the live band ‘Moments Notice’ plus DJ Technics on the turntables. The atmosphere is smooth and sexy. Doors open at 7pm for drinks and great food.
Time: 9pm – 2:30am Cost: Free before 9:30pm, $10 after
10210 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, NC

Grown Folk Fridays @ Bentley’s RSVP
Dress code is grown and sexy. Music by DJ Rham & Stacy Blackman. 25 & up preferred.
Time: 9pm – 2:30am Cost: Free before midnight
305 W. 4th St, Charlotte, NC

SSSHH Fridays @ Happy Hour Bar & Lounge
Sensual poetry and jazz touching on life, love, relationships, and “relations” with special musical performances. Food served on the patio, along with drink specials all night. Stay for the afterparty with a live DJ.
Time: 9pm Cost: $5 before 10pm & 1/2 price for couples
3603 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
SSSHH Poetry

Friday Night Hysteria @ Decor 1202
Hysteria Presents: The Blaccatt Band performing live in concert. This high energy, electric, soulful, all female group has performed locally and nationally with artists such as Erykah Badu, Missy Elliot, Common, Joe and Chico Debarge. Afterparty starts after their performance. Music by DJ Flemingo. Dress code enforced.
Time: Doors open @ 9:30, show starts @ 10:30 Cost: $10
1202 Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte, NC (CPCC Area)

Open Bar – Flirt Friday @ Club Urban Affair
Club Urban Affair, formerly Rustic Martini, brings you ‘Open Bar – Flirt Friday.’ Open bar vodka drinks from 10pm – 11pm with music by DJ Cuttz.
Time: 10pm – 11pm Cost: Free all night
616 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

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, August 1st
Dinner, Jazz, and R&B @ House of Jazz
Doors open for dinner at 5pm, live jazz at 8pm and old school r&b w/DJ Hot Dog at 11pm. Time: 5pm – until Cost: $10
8630 University Exec Park Dr, Charlotte, NC
House of Jazz

American Idols Tour @ Time Warner Cable Arena
Time: 7pm Cost: $40.50 – $69.50
333 East Trade St, Charlotte, NC
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Marquee Saturdays @ Halo
Marquee Saturdays along with Sleeping Giant present ‘Halo Goes Miami’ with one of Miami top DJs – DJ Mark Leventhal and Charlotte’s DJ 208. Free parking and valet available. “The new standard has arrived.”
Time: 9pm Cost: Varies
820 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC

Unheard Sessions @ Apostrophe Lounge
Each and every Saturday, it’s the Unheard Session with DJ Frase, spinning hip-hop, soul, reggae, and house.
Time: 9pm Cost: Free
1440 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Apostrophe Lounge

Sunday, August 2nd
Special Blend @ PJ’s Coffee & Lounge
Laid back lounging on a Sunday evening, special blend by the Funky Bohemians.
Time: 7pm – 12am Cost: Free
@ Epicentre – 210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC

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 – 10:30pm Cost: $5; Everyone free before 8:30pm
3124 Milton Rd, Suite C, Charlotte, NC
Bella Keay

Lyrically Speaking/The Sunday Session @ Utopia Restaurant
Lyrically Speaking is a weekly event that features poetry and a live band. The live band starts at 8:30pm and the poetry feature comes up during the intermission. The restaurant is open with a selective menu.
Time: 8pm Cost: $10
10210 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, NC
Touch One Productions

Sunday Night Swagga – The Barber & Stylist Edition @ Club 935
Letha Tayler along with 935 presents Sunday Night Swagga – The Barber and Stylist Edition. Hosted by DJ Rham & celebrity guest. Drink specials all night. 25 and up to enter. Make sure your swagga is right.
Time: 9pm – 2am Cost: Varies, members free till 11pm
935 S. Summit Ave, Charlotte, NC
Club 935

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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