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
8006 Cambridge Commons Dr, Charlotte, NC

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
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

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

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

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

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 –
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
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

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

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

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