Events for the Week of March 30th – April 5th

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, March 30th
Mix and Mingle Mondays @ PJ’s Coffee & Lounge in the Epicentre
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 Cost: $5
210 E. Trade St., 1st Floor Bldg C, Charlotte, NC

“Cinderella” – The Russian National Ballet @ Belk Theater
The Russian National Ballet Theatre will be performing “Cinderella,” with leading dancers from across Russia along with stars of the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballets.
Time: 8pm Tickets: $25 – $65 Click Here For Special Buy One Get One Free Ticket Offer!
130 N. Tryon St, 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, March 31st
Charlotte Bobcats vs Los Angeles Lakers
Come out and support your NBA Charlotte Bobcats as they only have two remaining home games this season and continue their attempt to overtake the Chicago Bulls for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Time: 7pm Tickets: Varies
Time Warner Cable Arena
Click Here For Ticketmaster

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, April 1st
International Collectibles and Antiques Shows ‘Spring Classic Show’
@ Metrolina Expo Trade Center
It is always antiques galore at the ICA Classics, held twice a year and located at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo. The largest of the monthly shows, the Classics will be overflowing with a wonderful collection of fine antiques and collectibles.
Time: 9am – 5pm Cost: $6
7100 Statesville Rd, Charlotte, NC
ICA Shows

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
www.thesolkitchen.com

All Girls Speed Dating @ The Cafe Room
The title is self-explanatory. Yes, an all female speed dating event. You must be preregistered to participate. Refreshments and drink specials will be available.
Time: 7pm – 10pm Cost: $15
Contact: CorettaLivingston@yahoo.com or 704-492-0069
1208 Lucky Penny St, 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. This week comedian/actor Tai Griffin will take the stage. Hosted by Monroe’s own Joe Cook.
Time: 9pm – 12am Cost: $10; Free before 7:30pm
7801 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Thursday, April 2nd
Food Lion Auto Fair @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Dubbed the world’s largest automotive extravaganza, the four-day event to feature a car show, vendors, a collector car auction, & a car corral with nearly 2,000 vehicles for sale or trade. April 2nd – 5th.
Time: 8am – 6pm Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking for the event is $5. Visit your local Food Lion stores for a $2 off coupon.
5555 Concord Pkwy South, Concord, NC
Food Lion Auto Fair

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: 8pm – 2:30am Cost: Free
127 W. Trade St, Charlotte, NC

Touch One Thursdays @ The Wine Up
National Poetry features along with a live jazz band. Music provided by DJ Flemingo.
Time: 10pm – 2am Cost: $10
3306 N Davidson St., Charlotte, NC
www.wine-up.com

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 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

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, April 3rd
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke @ Credit Markets Symposium
The Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, will be the closing keynote speaker on this the second day of the two-day Credit Markets Symposium. Continental breakfast 7:30am; Bernanke speaks @ 12pm
Marriott City Center Hotel, 100 W. Trade St, Charlotte, NC

South End Gallery Crawl @ Historic South End
Tour seven art galleries throughout historic South End during this monthly gallery crawl. Participating galleries are Charlotte Art League, Ciel Gallery, DoMa Gallery, Elder Art Gallery, Hidell Brooks Gallery, McColl Fine Art, and Siskate Gallery.
Time: 6pm – 9pm Cost: Free
Begin the crawl at Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC Historic South End

Charlotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat
Come out and support your Charlotte Bobcats as they take on Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat and continue their push to move up from the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference to make the playoffs!
Time: 7pm Cost: Tickets start at $10
Time Warner Cable Arena – 333 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Bobcats

1st Fridays Charlotte @ The All New Décor 1202
Monthly 1st Friday party held at Charlotte’s newest multi-level entertainment venue
Time: 10pm Cost: $15 Advance tickets
Dress Code: No Athletic Wear Allowed; 25+ Encouraged
1202 Charlottetown Rd, Charlotte, NC
Purchase Advance Tix Here

“FREE” Friday Every First Friday of the Month @ KISS Ultra Lounge
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
204 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, NC
www.kisscharlotte.com

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, April 4th
Celebration of Curves @ Grand Central Events
“2009 Celebration of Curves” will make its debut with the most beautiful plus
size models from North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida from size 14-26. It is the organizers’ goal to present a showcase that focuses on the empowerment of plus size women in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

Hosted by radio personality Jaye Delai and performances by comedian Prince Paul, the Kurvy Kuties, and other local entertainers. There will also be a special appearance by Ms. Plus America Lifetime, Debbie Shannon. 25% of the proceeds will be donated to Crisis Assistance Ministries of Charlotte.
Time: Doors open @ 6pm; show starts @ 7pm Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
Click Here To Purchase Tickets
1000 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC

Biz Markie @ Stir
Biz Markie’s Celebrity Birthday Bash. VIP, catered food. Music by DJ Live
Time: 10pm – until Cost: Varies; Ladies free till 11pm
3500 East Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Big Mammas House of Burlesque @ Visulite Theatre
Big Mammas House of Burlesque Presents Pirates of Pistache! Classic Vaudeville & Burlesque
Time: 9:30pm Cost: $12 (Advance) / $15 (Day of Show)
1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC
Visulite Theater

Sunday, April 5th
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: 7:30pm Cost: $7
10210 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, NC
Touch One Productions

SSSHH @ Happy Hour Bar & Lounge
This Sunday, special performance by Lil G from Silk
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

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 – 11pm Cost: $5; Everyone free before 8:30pm
3124 Milton Rd, Charlotte, NC
Bella Keay

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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