Events for the Week of June 15th – 21st

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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, June 15th
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, June 16th
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, June 17th
Young Professionals for Anthony Foxx Meet and Greet @ Loft 1523
Meet Charlotte mayoral candidate Anthony Foxx and learn more about his platform. Featured guest speaker is NFL player Terry Cousin and hosted by Q92.7’s Ifé Moore. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials.
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm Cost: Free (Accepting campaign donations)
1523 Elizabeth Ave.
ypforanthonyfoxx@yahoo.com

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

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

Rip The Mic Wednesdays @ Club Ice
Taking place each & every Wednesday, this open mic will showcase some of the hottest artist in the city. Winner is decided by crowd response so the hottest act with the most following moves on to the finals on June 3rd. Sponsored by Source Magazine and Digiwaxx.
Time: Registration @ 10pm. Show starts @ 11pm Cost: Varies
Club Ice
300 E. Stonewall St, Charlotte, NC

Thursday, June 18th
12th Annual Juneteenth Festival @ Independence Park
The 12th Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas returns to Charlotte from Thursday, June 18th to Sunday, June 21st.
Time: 10am – 7pm Cost: Free
300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC
Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas

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

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. 21 and up, 25 and up preferred. RSVP thru their email – decor.rsvpthursday@gmail.com.
Time: 8:00pm – 2:00am Cost: Free before 11 with RSVP email
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: 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

Friday, June 19th
12th Annual Juneteenth Festival @ Independence Park
The 12th Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas returns to Charlotte from Thursday, June 18th to Sunday, June 21st.
Time: 10am – 7pm Cost: Free
300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC
Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas

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 will be spinning your favorite Jazzy, Neo-Soul and R&B Hits. Drink and food specials, as well as free validated parking.
Time: 6pm – 10pm Cost: Free Contact: Team@TalkoftheTownEnt.com
225 E 6th St, Charlotte, NC

dRiNkS @ KISS Ultra Lounge
Charlotte’s monthly cocktail mixer continues with ‘dRiNkS @ Kiss’ – the all night happy hour. Enjoy a night full of networking, flirting and dancing every 3rd Friday of the month. Featuring complimentary Nuvo tasting from 10pm – 11pm with mandatory RSVP. Visit www.MingleBerry.com/drinks to RSVP. Music by DJ Daddy D
Time: 10pm Cost: Free before 11pm w/ rsvp
204 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, NC

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

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

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

Reggae Nights @ Rustic Martini
Pynk Chocolate presents “Reggae Nights” each and every Friday night @ Rustic Martini. The first 40 people will receive a free Reggae-tini on behalf of Asha Jones.
Time: 9pm – 2am Cost: $10; Ladies free before 11pm
616 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Pynk Chocolate Events

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, June 20th
12th Annual Juneteenth Festival @ Independence Park
The 12th Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas returns to Charlotte from Thursday, June 18th to Sunday, June 21st.
Time: 10am – 7pm Cost: Free
300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC
Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas

1st Annual Father’s Day Car Show @ Carowinds Theme Park
Carowinds presents the First Annual Fathers Day Car Show. Trophies to be given out in 400+ classes.
Time: 10am – 5pm Cost: Free w/ park admission; fee for car entries
14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Carowinds

2nd Annual Summer Solstice Fashion Show @ Greater Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church
Support a fashion show with a cause. Presented by the Genesis Project Family Wellness Center, proceeds from this event will allow them to continue the programs, workshops and needed resources for the community. To Purchase Tickets: Contact Azizah Hawkins @ 704-605-5515 or stop by the Genesis Project Family Wellness Center, Inc. located @ 5736 North Tryon Street, Suite 203, Charlotte, NC 28213.
Time: 1pm – 3pm Tickets: $10 in adv, $20 dos
747 W. Trade St, Charlotte, NC

Dub Car Show Tour @ Charlotte Convention Center
Hundreds of highly customized vehicles and bikes, a special Tribute to Lowriding showcase, all the interactive displays and, of course, their concert stage, featuring the biggest names in hip-hop.
Time: 4pm – 9pm Cost: $15 adv, $20 dos
501 S College St, Charlotte, NC
2009 Dub Show Tour

3rd Annual Charlotte Metal Fest @ Tremont Music Hall
The 3rd Annual Charlotte Metal Fest, featuring Black Ritual, A Road Eternal, Skinkage, Dixie Deathwish, Counter Clockwork, Beneath The Shadows, Face Down, Iron Side, Kill Privilege, &
Broken Mercy.
Time: 5pm Cost: $10 + $3 surcharge if under 21
400 W. Tremont Ave, Charlotte, NC
Tremont Music Hall

The Plain White T’s @ Fillmore Music Hall
Time: 7pm – 11pm Cost:
820 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC
Fillmore Music Hall

PlayDate Charlotte @ Tyvola Marriott
Hey You! Don’t You Wanna Play? You’ve heard about it in Atlanta, Detroit, Houston and now it’s back in Charlotte. You already know PlayDate is the ultimate alternative to a typical club night out, providing a fun and exciting atmosphere where you can enjoy great food, drinks, music and dancing. Play Date Charlotte is the best place to meet great people all while playing games. From Twister to Uno, Poker to Chess, Monopoly to Taboo then get interactive with Simon Says and Musical Chairs.
Time: 9pm – 2am Cost: $10.00
5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte,NC
PlayDate Charlotte

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

Trina Live @ Club Ice
The ‘Baddest Chick’ Trina will be in the building. Music by DJ Buttafingaz.
Time: 10pm Cost: Varies
300 E Stonewall St , Charlotte, NC
Club Ice

Sunday, June 21st
12th Annual Juneteenth Festival @ Independence Park
The 12th Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas returns to Charlotte from Thursday, June 18th to Sunday, June 21st.
Time: 10am – 7pm Cost: Free
300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC
Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas

Jazz in the Park @ Marshall Park
Jazz in the Park is back, co-hosted by Charlotte’s own Kenny Mack and Larkin. Free admission, free parking, and of course, free entertainment!!! There will be vendors on site, selling funnel cakes, beverages, t-shirts, CD’s, and all the consumer favorites that make a festival festive. Join all of your friends and fellow music lovers for Jazz in the Park every Sunday in June.
Time: 1pm – 7pm Cost: Free
800 East 3rd St, Charlotte, NC

Special Blend @ PJ’s Coffee & Lounge
Laid back lounging on a Sunday evening, special blend by the Funky Bohemians.
Time: 7pm – 11pm 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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