Events for the Week of March 9th – 15th

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 9th
Hip-Hop Artist Tricky @ Neighborhood Theatre
Tricky is often credited as the originator of a style based on the blunted beats of hip-hop but also delicate vocals, dark raps and an amalgam of found sounds.
Showtime: 9pm Cost: $25 – Gen Adm / $42 – VIP
511 East 36th St., Charlotte, NC
Neighborhood Theatre

Tuesday, March 10th
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

Wednesday, March 11th
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

Ani DiFranco @ Neighborhood Theatre
Ani DiFranco has written hundreds of songs, played thousands of shows and jammed with folkies, orchestras, rappers, rock and roll hall-of-famers, jazz musicians, poets, pop superstars, storytellers and others.
Showtime: 8pm Cost: $35 – Gen Adm / $55 – VIP
511 East 36th St., Charlotte, NC
Neighborhood Theatre

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 12th
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

Death Of A Salesman @ Theatre Charlotte
This American classic drama, written by one of America’s greatest playwrights, was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play.
Time 7:30pm Cost: $10 – $21
501 Queens Road, 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 13th
Friday Afterwork Rendezvous @ Rooster’s Wood Fire Restaurant
Presented by Talk of the Town
This is a weekly networking event, held at a different venue each week. Live music and drink and appetizer specials.
Time: 6-10 p.m Cost: Free
6601 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC

The Soul Cafe Presents Soulganic Live In Concert @ Wine Up
Soulganic quartet brings their unique Funky Indie Soul groove to an intimate concert as a featured performer of the Soul Cafe Concert Series.
Presented by the Underground Soul Station.
Doors open at 8:00pm, performance begins at 9:30pm. Cost: $10
3306 N Davidson St., Charlotte, NC

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

Lyricist Lounge @ Bella Keay
This event is for MCs, Poets, and R&B Singers. There are only 10 spots open for each: 10 spots for MCs, 10 spots for Singers and 10 spots for Poets. Performing artist charge is only $5, which includes a booth to sell your music. Send your song to to sign up or call 704-277-0077.
Time: 9:30pm Cost: Free until 10:30
3124 Milton Road, Charlotte, NC

Saturday, March 14th
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
Tryon Street between Ninth and Third Streets

A Tribute to the Rolling Stones with the Charlotte Symphony
@ Belk Theater
The Charlotte Symphony and “Like A Rolling Stone,” one of North America’s most electrifying Stones tribute bands, combine for a remarkable evening of Rolling Stones classics.
Time: 8pm Cost: $19 – $44
130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

Jody Breeze Performing Live @ Club Stir
Afterparty upstairs. 2 dance floors. 2 DJs. Multiple VIP rooms
Sponsored by OCF, MOE Ent, & Hood Govt.
Time: 9:30pm – 5am Cost: Varies
Limited advance tix @
Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC

The Flyest Hair Show 2009 @ Good Times Bar & Grill
They are looking for the most creative and exotic hair styles in the area. So bring your “A” game on March 14. The best hair style wins a $250 cash prize. For more info call Lorenzo @ 704-713-9183 or Marcus @ 980-322-5968.
Time: 9pm – 4am Cost: Free until 10pm; $10 after
2402 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Sunday, March 15th
Opera Dinner @ Blue Restaurant & Bar
Learn about opera music from top performers while enjoying a specially created 5-course meal by Blue Executive Chef, Gene Briggs. Several artists from Opera Carolina will perform selections from some of the best operas.
Time: Champagne Reception at 6:30; Dinner and show at 7
Cost: $65.00 per person
Corner of 5th & College St., Charlotte, NC

Private Wine Tasting @ Pennyard Bistro & Winery
Pennyard Bistro Wine Club is a unique atmosphere for friends to experience and buy wine in a social setting where the emphasis is good wines at a reasonable price. The goal is to simplify the confusing task of buying wine into a simple mantra: taste the wine, like the wine, buy the wine. Private Wine Tasting by invitation only (please RSVP by Saturday March 13th ).
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $10
Contact: Pennie 980 939-1257
8006 Cambridge Commons Dr, Charlotte, NC

Larry the Cable Guy @ Cabarrus Arena
Stand-up comedian, actor, and former co-star of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and Blue Collar TV.
Time: 7:30pm
4751 N.C. 49 N, Concord, NC
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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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