Events for the Week of May 25th – 31st

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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 25th
Mix and Mingle Mondays @ PJ’s Coffee & Lounge in the Epicentre
Celebrate Memorial Day @ PJ’s Coffee and Lounge. Jam with the band- ‘Mama’s Shirt’, 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, May 26th
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, May 27th
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

Pleasure P @ Stir
Hosted by No Limit Larry. Music by DJ Buttafingaz. Ladies get there early as Pleasure P will be giving away a VIP package while hosting his Sexy & Seductive Contest.
Time: Doors open @ 10 Cost: Ladies $10 before 12, Fellas free before 12
3500 East Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Stir

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, May 28th
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

Stephen Marley @ Amos Southend
Time: 8pm Cost: $21 in advance, $24 day of show
1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

Dylan Gilbert, Brett Harris, & The Tomahawks @ The Evening Muse
Time: 8pm Cost: $5
3227 N. Davidson St, Charlotte, NC
The Evening Muse

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

The Omega Cell @ Tremont Music Hall
Time: 9pm Cost: $8 + $3 surcharge for those under 21
400 W. Tremont Ave, Charlotte, NC
Tremont Music Hall

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 29th
Talk of the Town’s Friday Afterwork Rendezvous @ LaVecchia’s
Join Talk of the Town in Uptown for the Spring and Summer Edition of the Friday Afterwork Rendezvous this week at LaVecchia’s. Now featuring some of your favorite guest DJs all Spring and Summer long. This week’s guest DJ is DJ Daddy D, spinning your favorite Jazzy, Neo-Soul and R&B Hits. Drink and food specials, as well as free validated parking.
Time: 6pm – 11pm Cost: Free Contact: Team@TalkoftheTownEnt.com
225 E 6th St, Charlotte, NC

SSSHH Fridays Grand Intro @ Happy Hour Bar & Lounge
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

Calvin Edwards @ Pennyard Bistro & Winery
A Night of Jazz featuring renowned international artist, accomplished musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer “Calvin Edwards” And The Calvin Edwards Trio
Time: 8:30 Cost: No Cover Charge ($6 drink min)
8006 Cambridge Commons Dr, Charlotte, NC
Website: www.pennyardbistro.com

Josh Phillips Folk Festival @ Neighborhood Theatre
Singer, guitarist, and percussionist of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band Josh Phillips has recently left the Booty Band in pursuit of his new project, Josh Phillips Folk Festival. Though the Folk Festival plays some of the same songs that Josh has written with the Booty Band, the overall vibe is more song oriented and less of the party vibe that is synonymous with the Booty Band experience. While the music seamlessly bounces between folk, world, reggae, and R&B, the common theme of the music is heart felt lyrics with a strong focus on the song itself.
Time: 9pm Cost: $10
511 E. 36th St, Charlotte, NC
Neighborhood Theatre

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

D. Taylor @ Situations Lounge
Come out to Situations Lounge this Friday for live R&B and Hip-Hop featuring D. Taylor, Mac The Ambassador, and The Sound Fury Band. Situations will be offering great drink and food specials as well as “the best wings in Charlotte.”
Time: Doors open @ 9pm; Show @ 10 Cost: $10
7801 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Sound Fury Music

Gucci Mane & Shawty Lo @ Stir
Live performances by two of the hottest rappers out of the South.
Time: Doors Open @ 10pm Cost: GA $35 VIP $100
3500 East Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Stir

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 30th
2009 Pet Palooza @ Independence Park
Pet Palooza is the Humane Society of Charlotte’s annual dog walk. Join more than 2,000 event participants who walk with teams of family, friends and co-workers in this special celebration of our four-legged friends.
Event highlights include; a one-mile pet walk, vendor booths, refreshments, musical entertainment, a fido fashion show, a silent auction, entertainment & activities and fun for the entire family.
Time 8:30am – 1pm
300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC
Pet Palooza 2009

Charlotte FemmeFest @ Neighborhood Theatre
Celebrating women in the arts, benefiting women in the community. Charlotte FemmeFest will feature national, regional and local female songwriters, visual artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ECO Center for Women at the Center for Community Transitions.
Time: 5:30pm Cost: $15 Adv / $20 DOS
511 E. 36th St, Charlotte, NC
Neighborhood Theatre

Delta of Charlotte 5th Annual Bachelor Auction “Men in the City” @ Spirit Square
Deltas of Charlotte, Incorporated, the 501 (3) c non-profit affiliate of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Charlotte Alumnae Chapter. The Bachelor Auction is a fundraiser whereby proceeds are donated towards college scholarships.
Time: 6pm – 10pm Cost: $20
345 N. College St, Charlotte, NC
Deltas of Charlotte

An Evening with Lou Gramm @ Ovens Auditorium
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $34 – $65
2700 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Ovens Auditorium

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

SoulBowl Lounge @ AMF University Lanes
Time: 10pm – 2:30am Cost: $25 (Includes Bowling, Shoe Rental, Billiards, Live Band & DJ, Spades Tournament and a lot of fun!)
5900 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
www.soulbowllounge.com

Sunday, May 31st
Little Feat @ Amos Southend
Time: 7pm Cost: $25
1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

Special Blend @ PJ’s Coffee & Lounge
Laid back lounging on a Sunday evening, special blend by the Funky Bohemians.
Time: 7pm – 11pm 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 starts at 9:30pm.
Time: 8pm Cost: $7
10210 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, NC
Touch One Productions

Trey Songz Single Release Party @ Stir
Trey Songz ‘I Need A Girl’ Single Release Party.
Time: 9:30pm – 2:00am Cost: $25
3500 East Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Stir

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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