Events for the Week of June 22nd – 28th

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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 22nd
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 23rd
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 24th
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

Charlotte Knights vs Louisville
Charlotte’s only minor league baseball team looks to extend their winning streak against the Louisville Bats.
Time: 7:15pm Cost: $7-$13
2280 Deerfield Dr, Fort Mill, SC
Charlotte Knights

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

Swag Splash Part II @ Jillians
Come out, register, and compete for the Crank Dat Roy, Swag Surfin, Ms. Berry, Ricky Bobby, and Walk That Walk contests for cash prizes. Also, there will be performances by some of the best hip-hop and r&b acts in the area. Hosted by Power 98’s Goodfella along with DJ Big Hause. 18 and older to enter.
Time: 9pm-2am Cost: $10
200 E Bland St, Charlotte, NC

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 25th
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

Charlotte Knights vs Louisville
Charlotte’s only minor league baseball team looks to extend their winning streak against the Louisville Bats.
Time: 7:15pm Cost: $7-$13
2280 Deerfield Dr, Fort Mill, SC
Charlotte Knights

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 26th
Super Chevy Show @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway
The Super Chevy Show brings the 29th Annual “Feel the Power” Tour to zMAX Dragway, June 26-28, 2009. The tour brings high-powered Chevy racing excitement and beautiful classic Chevy Show Cars to Charlotte. The Super Chevy Show also boasts one of the nation’s finest Performance & Restoration Midways, Car Corral and Swap Meets at many of their events.
Time: 8am – 5pm Cost:
5555 Concord Pkwy South, Concord, NC
Super Chevy Show

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

Afterwork Rendezvous @ Utopia
Rendezvous Afterwork Friday with Talk of the Town & Friends. Join them in the University area for the Spring and Summer Series this week at Utopia Restaurant. This week’s guest DJ is DJ Daddy D. Drink and food specials are always in play. Stay in the loop with Talk of the Town and meet new and interesting people in Charlotte making it happen.
Time: 6pm – 11pm Cost: Free
Contact: Talk of the Town | 704-488-3998 team@talkofthetownent.com
10210 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, NC
Utopia Restaurant

Another Day Falls @ Amos Southend
Also featuring Manic and Eastern Sky. Live performances by all three bands.
Time: 8:30pm Cost:$8
1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

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

Michael Jackson Tribute @ Tempo
CharlotteVibe’s Flirtatious Fridays at Tempo will feature a musical tribute to Michael Jackson. The King of Pop’s greatest hits will be played throughout the night.
Time: 9:30pm Cost: Varies
4809 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Tempo

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 27th
Super Chevy Show @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway
The Super Chevy Show brings the 29th Annual “Feel the Power” Tour to zMAX Dragway, June 26-28, 2009. The tour brings high-powered Chevy racing excitement and beautiful classic Chevy Show Cars to Charlotte. The Super Chevy Show also boasts one of the nation’s finest Performance & Restoration Midways, Car Corral and Swap Meets at many of their events.
Time: 8am – 5pm Cost:
5555 Concord Pkwy South, Concord, NC
Super Chevy Show

Rock for The Children Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefit
@ Ten O’Clock Charlies
The family carnival and auction is from 11am to 3pm in the parking lot, while the adults can enjoy the concert that evening inside of the facility. The concert is from 7pm to 2am and will include music by Roxic, Steel Caravan and special guests Steel Standing. The groups are hoping to raise enough money to help grant the wish of one child. Currently, the average cost of a wish is $6,000.
Time: 11am – 2am Cost: Donations
455 E. Plaza Dr, Mooresville, NC
Rock 4 The Children Benefit

Rupaul @ The Comedy Zone
The one and only Rupaul makes a visit to the Queen City.
Time: 8pm Cost: $20 – $40
11329 East Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC
The Comedy Zone

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

An Urbane Manner @ Presto Bar & Grill
Presented by Ambience Entourage, An Urbane Manner is an introduction to a polished city life. Classy, trendy, and sexy atmosphere. Dress code is strictly enforced.
Time: 10pm – 3am Cost: Free before 11
445 West Trade St, Charlotte, NC

Sol Fusion @ KISS Ultra Lounge
You do not want to miss this event. 3 hot DJs, patio with your own bar, ATL will be in the building, sexy people, what more do you want? You’ve heard about Sol-Fusion, now you can be a part of it. Dress code strictly enforced.
Time: 10pm – 3am Cost: $10 (presale)
204 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, NC
Sol Fusion

Sunday, June 28th
Super Chevy Show @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway
The Super Chevy Show brings the 29th Annual “Feel the Power” Tour to zMAX Dragway, June 26-28, 2009. The tour brings high-powered Chevy racing excitement and beautiful classic Chevy Show Cars to Charlotte. The Super Chevy Show also boasts one of the nation’s finest Performance & Restoration Midways, Car Corral and Swap Meets at many of their events.
Time: 8am – 5pm Cost:
5555 Concord Pkwy South, Concord, NC
Super Chevy Show

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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