Events for the Week of June 1st – 7th

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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 1st
Mix and Mingle Mondays @ PJ’s Coffee & Lounge in the Epicentre
Celebrate Memorial Day @ PJ’s Coffee and Lounge. Jam with the band- ‘Mama’s Shirt’, 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 2nd
Celtic Woman: Isle of Hope @ Ovens Auditorium
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $35 – $65
2700 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Ovens Auditorium

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 3rd
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

Celtic Woman: Isle of Hope @ Ovens Auditorium
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $35 – $65
2700 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Ovens Auditorium

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 4th
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

2009 Hypocrisy Tour @ Tremont Music Hall
Featuring Esham, Project Born, The Dayton Family, Natas, & DJ Butter
Time: 8pm Cost: $12 advance / $14 dos
400 W. Tremont Ave, Charlotte, NC
Tremont Music Hall

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 5th
Day 1 of 2009 Taste of Charlotte Festival
11th Annual Taste of Charlotte 3 Day Festival. Admission to Taste of Charlotte is free. Guests can purchase coins for their food samples and beverages. Enjoy delicious food while you stroll along Tryon Street visiting local & national sponsors. The festival offers entertainment that is enjoyable for all ages.
Time: 11am – 11pm
Tryon Street from MLK Jr. Blvd. to 6th Street
Taste of Charlotte

Beatles Tribute Night @ McGlohon Theatre (Day 1)
The format of the evening is a performance of one song by each of a variety of approximately 25 scheduled acts (professional and amateur) who donate their time and talent to perform Beatles classics.
Time: 7pm Cost: $8 – $15
345 North College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Beatles Tribute Night

Brad Paisley @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Brad Paisley w/ Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne
Time: 7:30 Cost: $22 – $49
707 Pavilion Blvd, Charlotte, NC
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SSSHH Fridays @ Happy Hour Bar & Lounge
Sensual poetry and jazz touching on life, love, relationships, and “relations” with special musical performances. Stay for the afterparty with DJ Flemingo.
Time: 8pm – Midnight Cost: Free before 9pm, $5 ladies, $10 guys
3603 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
SSSHH Poetry

Rusted Root @ Amos Southend
Friday, June 5th
Time: 8pm Cost: $20 – $23
1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

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

1st Fridays Charlotte @ Cans Bar & Canteen
Dee Autry, Troy Veale & Thomas Washington present 1st Fridays Charlotte, celebrating their 4 year anniversary of the ‘official 1st Friday event’, taking place at Cans which features two levels and a spacious outdoor loft.
Time: 10pm Cost: $15 Advance tickets
Dress Code: No Athletic Wear Allowed; 25+ Encouraged
500 W. 5th St, Charlotte, NC
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Free First Fridays @ KISS Ultra Lounge
Free Friday every first Friday of the month. Featuring DJ C-Rob Spinning R&B, Hip Hop & Reggae. Dress code is grown and sexy; no athletic wear
Time: 10pm – 3am Cost: Free all night (Arrive early)
204 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, NC
www.kisscharlotte.com

Dwele Live @ Club 935
Friday, June 5th
Time: Doors open @ 10pm Cost: Varies; $15 Adv tix @ www.ez-tixx.com
935 S. Summit Ave, Charlotte, NC
Club 935

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 6th
Day 2 of 2009 Taste of Charlotte Festival
11th Annual Taste of Charlotte 3 Day Festival. Admission to Taste of Charlotte is free. Guests can purchase coins for their food samples and beverages. Enjoy delicious food while you stroll along Tryon Street visiting local & national sponsors. The festival offers entertainment that is enjoyable for all ages.
Time: 11am – 11pm
Tryon Street from MLK Jr. Blvd. to 6th Street
Taste of Charlotte

Beatles Tribute Night @ McGlohon Theatre (Day 2)
The format of the evening is a performance of one song by each of a variety of approximately 25 scheduled acts (professional and amateur) who donate their time and talent to perform Beatles classics.
Time: 7pm Cost: $8 – $15
345 North College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Beatles Tribute Night

No Doubt with Paramore @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7:30pm Cost: $10 – $80
707 Pavilion Blvd, Charlotte, NC
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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

Deja Vu Starring Kid Capri @ Alive
Deja Vu Starring Kid Capri, along with Technician the DJ and hosted by Hi-Definition MC
Time: 10 pm – 2 am Cost: advance tix are $15 @ www.etix.com
2909 N. Davidson St, Charlotte, NC

Sunday, June 7th
Day 3 of 2009 Taste of Charlotte Festival
Final day of the 11th Annual Taste of Charlotte 3 Day Festival. Admission to Taste of Charlotte is free. Guests can purchase coins for their food samples and beverages. Enjoy delicious food while you stroll along Tryon Street visiting local & national sponsors. The festival offers entertainment that is enjoyable for all ages.
Time: 11am – 6pm
Tryon Street from MLK Jr. Blvd. to 6th Street
Taste of Charlotte

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 starts at 9:30pm.
Time: 8pm Cost: $7
10210 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, NC
Touch One Productions

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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