Events for the Week of March 16th – 22nd

Your weekly list for nightlife, social, networking, and cultural events in Charlotte. List is updated throughout the week as I learn of more events.

Monday, March 16th
Private Wine Tasting @ Pennyard Bistro & Winery
Pennyard Bistro offers some of the most exclusive and highest quality wines in their monthly private tasting. These are sometimes hard-to-find specialty wines, some by small, award-winning wineries from all over the world. Private wine tastings are held on a Monday evening once a month and are by RSVP only.
Time: 7:00pm Cost: $10
Contact: Pennie @ (980) 939-1257 or pennyardbistro@carolina.rr.com
8006 Cambridge Commons Dr, Charlotte, NC
www.pennyardbistro.com

Mix and Mingle Mondays @ PJ’s Coffee & Lounge in the Epicentre
DJ Lo, live music, jazz, and spoken word intertwined in the heart of the Epicentre. Lounge in class and network with other young professionals or enjoy a tasty meal, full gourmet drink menu, or a soothing hookah. Intimate, professional, and inviting.
Time: Doors open @ 8pm; free before 9pm Cost: $10
210 E. Trade St., 1st Floor Bldg C, Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Bobcats vs. Toronto Raptors
Come out and support your Charlotte Bobcats as there are only 7 home games left for this season and they are still in playoff contention.
Time: 7pm Cost: Tickets start @ $10
Time Warner Cable Arena
333 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC
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Tuesday, March 17th
Ladies’ Night Out – Women’s Networking Event @ Apostrophe Lounge
Last Minute Details Event Planning & Concierge host a night of networking, smooth music, and an opportunity for women to build great networking relationships. Marina the Poet will provide entertainment.
Time: 6pm – 8pm Cost: Free
Contact Amelia Talford @ 704-618-4691 or amelia@lastminutedetailseventplanning.com
1440 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

St. Patrick’s Day specials @ Blue Restaurant & Bar
$3.00 Guinness, $6.00 Luck of the Irish Martini, $6.00 Irish Coffee, & 2 for $10 appetizers in the bar from 5pm – 7pm
Time: Bar opens at 4:00 Cost: Varies
Corner of 5th & College St., Charlotte, NC
Blue Restaurant & Bar

Open Mic Poetry @ The Wine Up
Hosted by Filmore and DJ Flemingo.
Weekly event of Charlotte and surrounding area poets displaying their talents.
Time: 9am – 1am Cost: $5 with College ID; $10 without
3306 N Davidson St., Charlotte, NC
www.wine-up.com

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

Wednesday, March 18th
Charlotte Bobcats vs. Sacramento Kings
Come out and support your Charlotte Bobcats as they take on the Sacramento Kings. There are only 6 home games left for this season and they are still in playoff contention.
Time: 7pm Cost: Tickets start @ $10
Time Warner Cable Arena
333 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC
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Pop Life @ Apostrophe Lounge
Fashion Friday, the|ENTERTAINMENT, JSW Media Group in association with Pop Life (Creative Loafing & The Sol Kitchen) present:
The Elements of Style: Infusing Fashionable Chic into Your Pop Life
* Charlotte Style Magazine’s “Style Lounge”
* Fashion Friday Preview featuring LA East Boutique & Flawless Make Up Art
* Fantastic Giveaways
Music by Dem Fresh Katz (Fraser & Justice)
Time: 6pm – 1am Cost: Free
1440 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
www.thesolkitchen.com

Live Jazz & Neo-Soul @ Rustic Martini
Preston Presents: Live Jazz and Neo Soul every Wednesday.
Time: 6pm Cost: Free
616 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Rustic Martini

Thursday, March 19th
Fashion House presents the Photo Lounge and Go See Fashion Show @ KISS Ultra Lounge
Time: 9pm Cost: $10
204 W. Woodlawn Rd, Charlotte, NC
KISS Ultra Lounge

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

A Touch of Jazz @ Lola’s Restaurant
Lounge with Live Jazz. Nationwide performers and scrumptious cuisines. Full Entree included in cover charge. Free Parking.
Time: 9pm – until Cost: $15.00
Contact: Shabazz Productions – lscholars@hotmail.com
300 S Brevard St. Suite 100, Charlotte, NC

“The Message” Open Mike @ Mama’s Caribbean Grill
Enjoy the neosoul 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

Friday, March 20th
Charlotte Meeting Place 1st Anniversary Celebration @ Suite
1st year anniversary celebration of the success of CMP’s social networking site.
Time: 8pm – 2am Cost: Free before 10pm
Suite at the Epicentre, 210 E Trade St, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Meeting Place

Drinks @ KISS @ KISS Ultra Lounge
The all night happy hour cocktail mixer every third friday of the month
Heated outside patio, $3 Kiss shots, $5 Martinis, $5 glasses of wine, & more
Time: 9:30pm Cost: $10 (Early price)
204 W. Woodlawn Rd, Charlotte, NC
KISS Ultra Lounge

LATIN NIGHTS, FREE Salsa Lessions @ Rustic Martini
FREE Salsa lessions every Friday @ Rustic Martini with DJ CHOAS. $3 Coronas, $4 Margaritas.
Time: 10pm Cost: Free
616 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Rustic Martini

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, March 21st
The Foreclosure Crisis: The Affects On Our Community And Strategies For Survival And Recovery. @ Public Library – South County Regional
Elite Events will host a panel discussion to address the foreclosure crisis in the area. This event will provide information and contact resources for homeowners facing foreclosure.
Time: 10am Cost: Free
Contact: Loretta Wentz @ 704.777.9207 or communityserviceevents@live.com
5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC

Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Rescheduled from last weekend)
The 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival takes place in Uptown Charlotte and includes a children’s amusement area, live Irish music and dancing, arts and crafts, food and a parade that kicks off at 11 a.m.
Time: 10am – 6:30pm Cost: Free
Location: Tryon Street between Ninth and Third Streets
www.charlottestpatsday.com

Middle East Festival
Sponsored by the Middle East Council of the Carolinas
Featuring dance performances, music performances, arts & crafts, informational films, and food for purchase.
Time: 10am – 5pm Cost: Free
Location: Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, NC
Middle East Council of the Carolinas

Harlem Globetrotters @ Time Warner Cable Arena
For 82 tremendous years, the Harlem Globetrotters have thrilled audiences around the world. Today, a new generation of stars carry on this storied tradition with timeless basketball exhibitions. The Globetrotters have played more than 25,000 games, in over 100 countries.
Time: 1:00 PM Cost: Tickets $20 – $122
333 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC
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Retrofest @ Grady Cole Center
70s disco party that promises to be a blast into the past. Wear your favorite hip huggers, wigs, and tie-dyed T-shirts, listen to music by Foxxy Cleopatra and get your boogie on. Proceeds will benefit the eWomen Network Foundation and Girls on the Run.
Time: VIP @ 6:30pm; general admission @ 8pm Cost: $40-$75
310 N. Kings Dr., Charlotte, NC
www.businesssorority.com

Sunday, March 22nd
Open Auditions for “The Come Up” Movie @ Club Made
Open auditions for upcoming major movie production…..”The Come Up”
Local urban talent needed, experienced & non experienced for extras & key roles. Movie is project by two time recognized author Marcus Massey. Mr. Massey and a casting associate will be on hand this Sunday for open auditions. Bring photo (regular photo is ok) and contact info. Some reading will be requested by select auditioners.
Time: 3pm – 7pm Cost: Free
200 W Woodlawn Rd., Suite D, Charlotte, NC

Christian Clean Comedy Show @ House of Jazz
CC Comedy Show hosted by Nick Lewis
Time: 8pm Cost: $15
8630 University Exec Park Dr, Charlotte, NC
Christian Clean Comedy Show

Lyrically Speaking/The Sunday Session @ Utopia Restaurant
Featuring live music and a poetry feature for the evening. There is an open mic from 9 to 9:30 and the feature starts at 9:30.
Time: 8pm Cost: Free
10210 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, NC
Touch One Productions

SSSHH @ Happy Hour Bar & Lounge
Open mic poetry with live jazz, games, and giveaways. Food is also served. Free massages for all ladies courtesy of poetic soul provider.
Time: 9pm – until Cost: $10; Free for VIPink members
3603 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
www.myspace.com/ssshhpoetry

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