Events for the Week of June 29th – July 5th

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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 29th
Cultural Carnival @ Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Wet tropical rainforests, hot deserts, shady woodlands and rolling grasslands are just a few of the many places where you’ll find plants growing. Campers will explore the Garden and The Orchid Conservatory to learn about plants, discover how they are specialized to grow in such different environments, and explore (and taste!) how they are used around the world by many different cultures.
Time: 1pm – 4pm Cost: $105 (members), $125 (non-members)
6500 South New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

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 30th
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 1st
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, July 2nd
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, July 3rd
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

311 with Ziggy Marley and The Expendables
@ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Time: 7pm Cost: $18.75 – $39.00
707 Pavilion Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Inner Circle Events and UCE Magazine Present…A Celebration of Life @ Maggiano’s
For this July 4th weekend, the Queen City’s most inspired event hosts have teamed up with UCE Magazine to get patriotic. Join them as they celebrate Life, Liberty, and the ever-constant Pursuit of Excellence. An event anchored by great people, great music, and our walk towards a new America. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and Gentleman Jacks Spirits.
Time: 10pm – 2am Cost: Varies | Tickets on clubtix.net
4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC (South Park)

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

1st Fridays Charlotte @ Jillians
D. Autry, Thomas Washington & Troy Veale Present… 1st Fridays Charlotte Customer Appreciation Pre-Independence Day Celebration. As a way of thanking you for your support over the years, they are letting everyone in free all night. 21+ to celebrate 25+ encouraged. Music by Funklabb’s own DJ Chase.
Time: 10pm – 2am Cost: Free (Get There Early!)
200 E. Bland St, Charlotte, NC

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

Pre-4th of July Bash @ Décor 1202
The 1st 100 ladies will receive champagne & chocolate covered strawberries. Everyone is free all night. Music by Danny Diaz. 21 & up (25 encouraged).
Time: 9:30pm Cost: Free
1202 Charlottetown Rd, Charlotte, NC
decor1202@yahoo.com

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, July 4th
Uptown Takeover @ Ruth’s Chris
Heights Entertainment presents ‘The Official Uptown Takeover’. Upscale nightlife at its finest. The first 100 ladies are admitted absolutely free. Ages 25 & up preferred.
Time: 9pm – 3am Cost: $20
222 S Tryon 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

SouthPark Soiree @ Ruth’s Chris SouthPark
On July 4th, MAZ Entertainment presents to you ‘The SouthPark Soiree’. Two Dance Rooms, Two DJs, Go Go Dancers, VIP loaded with heavy hors d’oeuvres, Table Service, Gift Bags from your favorite SouthPark Stores (Remember The Fashion Statement?) & so much more.
Time: 10pm – 2am Cost: $10 GEN, $20 VIP
6000 Fairview Rd Charlotte, NC

Sunday, July 5th
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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