Events for the Week of May 4th – 10th

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 4th
Ravi Shankar @ Belk Theatre @ Blumenthal Perf Arts Center A two-time Grammy Award-winning performer, composer, teacher and writer, Ravi Shankar is India’s most esteemed musical Ambassador and a singular phenomenon in the classical music worlds of East and West. Time: 7:30pm Cost: $20 – $69.50
130 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Blumenthal Center

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 5th
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

Amos Lee @ Neighborhood Theatre
Amos Lee is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Philadelphia, PA, whose musical style encompasses folk, soul, and jazz. He has been on tour with musicians such as Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Paul Simon, and Merle Haggard.
Time: 8pm Cost: $25 – $40
511 E. 36th St, (NoDa) Charlotte, NC
Neighborhood Theatre

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

Wednesday, May 6th
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

There For Tomorrow @ Tremont Music Hall
Concert also featuring VersaEmerge, Conditions, & Sent By Ravens
Time: 7pm Cost: $10 advance / $12 dos
400 West Tremont Ave, Charlotte, NC
Tremont Music Hall

An Intimate Evening with India Arie @ Amos Southend
Presented by the Sol Kitchen
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $35
1423 S. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

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

Thursday, May 7th
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

Gordon Lightfoot @ Ovens Auditorium
Gordon Lightfoot is a Canadian singer and songwriter who achieved international success in folk, country, and popular music.
Time: 8pm Cost: $39.50 – $49.50
2700 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
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RSVP Thursdays @ Décor 1202
Networking event strictly for the grown and sexy. 21 and up, 25 and up preferred. RSVP thru their email –
Time: 8:00pm – 2:00am Cost: Free
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

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

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

“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 8th
Afterwork Rendezvous @ Ruth’s Chris
Rendezvous Afterwork Friday with Talk of the Town & Friends. Join them at the bar, have dinner, or chill on the patio and watch scenes. Premium drink specials and fabulous appetizer specials are always in play. Stay in the loop with Talk of the Town and meet new and interesting people in Charlotte Making it happen. Free valet parking.
Time: 6pm – 11pm Cost: $10 & up
Contact: Talk of the Town | 704-488-3998
222 South Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

Gentleman Jack 2nd Annual Arts, Beats and Lyrics @ Blake Hotel
The urban art exhibit that explores 7 themes in Hip Hop and highlights the urban art form expressed by photography, graffiti art + urban paintings fused with DJ’ing, break dancing & live music. Over 30 different artists.
Time: 7pm-12am Cost: Free ticket online at
555 S. McDowell St, Charlotte, NC
Jack Daniels ABL

Trav Wright Live @ The Soul Cafe @ The Wine Up
Coming to The Soul Cafe from the ATL, Trav Wright will perform some
R&B classics, new school hits and some of his original music, accompanied by a full band and DJ DR on the
Time: Performance @ 9:30pm. Light hors d’oeuvres from 8pm – 9pm Cost: $10
Contact 704.737.5191 or
3306-C North Davidson St, Charlotte, NC

“I Love The QC” XXL Eye Candy Tour @ KISS Ultra Lounge
The 2nd stop of the XXL Magazine Model Search Tour will be held here. Web Candy is open to all female talent regardless of video or print experience. This Model Search will choose at least 1 winner at the event in Charlotte. XXL Magazine staff will also be searching for experienced models for magazine features (Eye Candy, Editorial, Commercial).
Time: 9pm – 2:30am Cost: Everyone Free Until 10:30
Contact: Compleet Entertainment
204 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, NC
XXL Eye Candy Tour

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 before 11pm
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, May 9th
Mother’s Day Weekend @ Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
The first 250 moms each day get a free potted plant.
Time: 9am – 3pm
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, NC

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival @ Symphony Park
Festival for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE–TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry and you can also enjoy seminars in the tasting theater and live music all day.
Time: 2pm – 6pm Cost: $30 | Kids 12 & under free
Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC
Beer & Bourbon Festival

World Series Of Flip Cup Regional Tournament @ Dixie’s Tavern
Yes, you read that right. There is actually an organized World Series of Flip Cup, and RockHouse Events along with Dixie’s Tavern are hosting the North Carolina Regional. Get your teams of 6 together and start training for the big event. The winning team will represent North Carolina in the World Series taking place in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, May 30. Cost per 6 person team is $60 in advance, $90 the day of. Price includes beer during games and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. 4:00pm-4:45pm = Team Check-In
5:00pm = Tournament Starts
Rock House Events
301 E. 7th St, Charlotte, NC

The White Party @ Rustic Martini
Liquour & Linen – An All White Affair. 25 and up. Buffet will be serviced from 9pm to 10pm
Time: 9pm to 2am Cost: $10
Rustic Martini

Celebrity Birthday Bash Part 2 & 2009 College Graduation Bash @ Jillians
Music by DJ Magic. Hosted by Sport E. Odie | Dress code: Grown & Sexy
Brought to you by Presidential Movement Ent & Michael L Ent.
Time: 10pm – 2am Cost: Ladies and Graduates with tassels free til 11
Contact: Maurice 704.668.3869 or
200 E Bland St, Charlotte, NC

2nd Saturdays @ Décor 1202
The official 2nd Saturdays returns. Decor 1202, RoundTable Ent. & Autry Media Group bring you “the biggest mid-monthly event in the QC.” Music by Power 98’s Danny Diaz.
Time: 10pm Cost: $10 and up
1202 Charlottetown Rd, Charlotte, NC

DJ Logic @ Visulite Theatre
As one of the world’s most accomplished turntablist’s, DJ Logic is widely credited for introducing jazz into the hip-hop realms and is considered by most as a highly respected session musician and an innovative bandleader.
Time: 10:45pm Cost: $12 – $15
1615 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC
Visulite Theatre

Sunday, May 10th
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

The Human Abstract @ Tremont Music Hall
Also performances by Before Their Eyes, iwrestledabearonce, & Vanna
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $12 advance / $14 dos
400 West Tremont Ave Charlotte, NC
Tremont Music Hall

Vienna Teng @ The Evening Muse
Time: 8pm Cost: $15
3227 N. Davidson St, Charlotte, NC
The Evening Muse

SSSHH @ Happy Hour Bar & Lounge
Open mic poetry with live jazz, games, and giveaways. Food is also served.
Time: 9pm – until Cost: $10; Free for VIPink members
3603 S. Tryon 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 – 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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