Events for the Week of May 18th – 24th

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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, May 18th
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

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, May 19th
Charitable Event @ NASCAR Speedpark @ Concord Mills
Women’s Auxiliary Motorsports Charity Event. Race against NASCAR Sprint, Nationwide, and truck series drivers. There will be autograph sessions and a silent auction.
Time: 6pm – 8pm
8461 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC
Nascar Speed Park

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

Open Mic Poetry @ The Wine Up
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

Wednesday, May 20th
Charitable Event @ NASCAR Speedpark @ Concord Mills
David Ragan Appearance (MRN live, on-site radio broadcast)
Come for your chance to race against David Ragan. There will also be a time to get David’s autograph during his appearance. All proceeds will go to the Shriner’s Charity.
Time: 6pm – 8pm
8461 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC
Nascar Speed Park

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

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

Jukebox The Ghost @ Tremont Music Hall
Also featuring performances by Jenny Owen Youngs & Parachute
Time: 8pm Cost: $10 adv / $12 dos
400 West Tremont Ave, Charlotte, NC
Tremont Music Hall

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

Justin & the Cosmics & The Afterwhiles & Love Colt
@ The Evening Muse
Time: 10:30pm Cost: $5
3227 N. Davidson St, Charlotte, NC
The Evening Muse

Thursday, May 21st
Day 1 of Food Lion Speed Street @ Uptown Charlotte
Celebrating its 15th year, Food Lion Speed Street transforms the streets of Uptown Charlotte into a showcase of motor sports with non-stop entertainment on three stages, appearances by top Sprint Cup Drivers, dynamic exhibits for all ages and an amazing assembly of NASCAR show cars and simulators.
Time: 12pm – 11pm Cost: Free
2009 Speed Street Event Schedule

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

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, May 22nd
Day 2 of Food Lion Speed Street @ Uptown Charlotte
Celebrating its 15th year, Food Lion Speed Street transforms the streets of Uptown Charlotte into a showcase of motor sports with non-stop entertainment on three stages, appearances by top Sprint Cup Drivers, dynamic exhibits for all ages and an amazing assembly of NASCAR show cars and simulators.
Time: 12pm – 11pm Cost: Free
2009 Speed Street Event Schedule

Film: Barack & Curtis – Manhood, Power & Respect
@ Afro American Cultural Center
Award-winning short film – Barack & Curtis – Manhood, Power & Respect – A look at the contrasting styles of manhood present in the black community including those of Barack Obama and Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent.
Time: 7pm Cost: $8
Contact: Reel Soul – charlottereelsoul@gmail.com
401 N. Myers St, Charlotte, NC

SSSHH Fridays Grand Intro @ Happy Hour Bar & Lounge
It’s the grand opening of SSSHH Fridays. Sensual poetry and jazz touching on life, love, relationships, and “relations” with special musical performances. Stay for the afterparty with DJ Flemingo.
Time: 8pm – Midnight Cost: Free before 9pm, $5 ladies, $10 guys
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

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, May 23rd
The Patriot Festival @ Symphony Park
Join the fun Memorial Day Weekend as they salute our military heroes – the men and women who serve our country. Experience an activity-filled day with your friends and family with live music, a kid’s fun area, military vehicles, fire trucks and special military maneuvers scheduled throughout the day.
Time: 11am – 7pm Cost: $5; Children 5 & under free
The Patriot Festival
Symphony Park @ SouthPark Mall, Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC

Final Day of Food Lion Speed Street @ Uptown Charlotte
Celebrating its 15th year, Food Lion Speed Street transforms the streets of Uptown Charlotte into a showcase of motor sports with non-stop entertainment on three stages, appearances by top Sprint Cup Drivers, dynamic exhibits for all ages and an amazing assembly of NASCAR show cars and simulators.
Time: 12pm – 11pm Cost: Free
2009 Speed Street Event Schedule

Fashion 2009 @ Afro American Cultural Center
Introducing “Fluer De Lys”, where Downtown Style meets Uptown Elegance. To purchase tickets log on to www.ez-tixx.com.
Time: 7pm Cost: $20
401 N. Myers St., Charlotte, NC
Arte Couture Consulting

The UFW 2nd Annual All White Fashion Affair @ Décor 1202
Hosted by Billy Bad Axx. Special appearance by National Recording Artist “Thadd Williams”. Designers from Toronto, Miami, New York, Atlanta, & Los Angeles. Sponsored in part by: The Carolina Honey Models & Agency, Troop Apparel Unlimited, & Ed Hardy Energy Drink. Music by Power 98’s Danny Diaz. Afterparty immediately following the fashion event.
Time: 10pm – 2:30am; Doors open @ 8:30 Cost: $15 and up
1202 Charlottetown Rd, Charlotte, NC
UFW Global Network

Sunday, May 24th
Coca Cola 600 @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Don’t miss the 50th running Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Weekend! One of the nation’s most prestigious motorsports events, the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is truly an American Classic. Held annually on Memorial Sunday this is NASCAR’s only 600-mile event and features a patriotic salute to America’s armed forces. You don’t want to miss this race!
Time: 6:30pm Cost: Varies
5555 Concord Pkwy South, Concord, NC
Coca Cola 600

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 starts at 9:30pm.
Time: 8pm Cost: $7
10210 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, NC
Touch One Productions

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

An Evening of Opulence @ Cosmos Cafe
Join Inner Circle and the rest of Charlotte’s premiere urban socialites @ Cosmo’s for the opening installment of The Inner Circle Summer Series. Utilizing the talented brilliance of a progressive mixmaster, together with the sounds and inspired visuals of bongo players and belly dancers, this private event slated for Memorial Day Sunday will surely sell out.
Time: 10pm Cost: Varies (Show up early)
300 N College St, Charlotte, NC
Inner Circle

McDonald’s McCafe Experience Featuring Dwele @ Cans Bar & Canteen
Doors open @ 10pm. 2 levels with open outdoor loft. 21 to enter, 25 and up encouraged. Ladies free b4 10:30pm with proof of purchase from McDonalds McCafe. Music director: DJ Boney B with VKC. Limited advance $15 tix available @ www.ez-tixx.com or call 877.993.8499. Attire: no hats or athletic gear
Time: 10pm Cost: $15 adv tix @ www.ez-tixx.com
500 W. 5th St, Charlotte, NC
McCafe Experience

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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