Events for the Week of April 13th – 19th

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, April 13th
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, April 14th
Spring Slinger Bartender Showdown @ Whisky River
Time: 7pm – 2am Cost: Free
7-8pm Mixed Drink Contest. 8-9pm Barback Contest. 9:30 to 10:30 Flare Contest. 11:00p.m. Announce Winners.
Then stay after for the hottest college/service industry night
210 East Trade St, Charlotte, NC
Whisky River

Student Night at the Opera: Turandot @ Belk Theater
Opera Carolina invites regional students (K-12) and chaperones to Student Night at the Opera for the 2008/2009 season. Held during the final dress rehearsal for each mainstage production, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular event.
Time: 7pm Cost: $4 – $10
130 North Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Opera Carolina

Royal Showstoppers @ Suzanne Little Recital Hall
Presented by the Music Department, the Royal Showstoppers serve as “Entertainment Ambassadors” for Queens University. This energetic ensemble performs jazz, show tunes and pop music.
Time: 7pm Cost: Free
For More Info: 704-337-2213
Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, NC

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

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, April 15th
Access Art @ The Mint Museum of Art
Enjoy unprecedented access to the collection of The Mint Museum. This program provides a behind the scenes look and engaging discussion of rarely displayed artwork from the permanent collection. Complimentary light refreshments will be provided before the discussion. Spaced is limited; registration required.
Time: 12pm Cost: $15 member, $20 non-member
2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC
Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte Taste Of The Nation @ Wachovia Atrium
With flavorful food and a passion for helping hungry children, Charlotte’s hottest chefs, restaurants and culinary schools will gather for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation®. More than 25 of the city’s finest restaurants and culinary schools will participate in the gastronomic event, along with great wineries, beers, mixologists and other beverages for you to enjoy.
Time: 7pm – 10pm Cost: $60
401 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Taste Of The Nation

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

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, April 16th
Charlotte Diversity, College & Bilingual Professional Career Fair
Time: 10am – 2:30pm
Location: Freedom Hall at The Park (Formerly Charlotte Merchandise Mart) 2500 E. Independence Blvd. Charlotte, NC
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New Found Glory @ Amos’ Southend
Time: 6:30pm Cost: $17.50 in advance; $21 day of show
1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Amos’ Southend

RSVP Thursdays @ Décor 1202
Networking event strictly for the grown and sexy. 21 and up, 25 and up preferred. RSVP thru Facebook, search Decor 1202.
Time: 8:30pm – 2:00am Cost: Free
1202 Charlottetown Rd, Charlotte, NC

Opera Carolina: Turandot @ Belk Theater
Turandot: The Ultimate Femme Fatale
Renowned for a beauty that masks an icy heart, Turandot kills her suitors before they can even clear their throats to begin their songs of love and devotion.
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $16 – $125 (Depending on seating location)
130 North Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Opera Carolina

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

The AfroMotive @ Visulite Theatre
The Afromotive fuse the polyrhythms of Afrobeat with funk and extended improv; danceable music with heavy beats and strong social messages.
Time: 10pm Cost: $10
1615 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204
The Visulite Theatre

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

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
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 17th
Rural Hill Scottish Festival & Loch Norman Highland Games
Rural Hill would like to welcome everyone to the 16th annual Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games. This Festival has something for everyone, and you don’t have to be Scottish to have a good time.
Time: 5:30pm Cost: Free General Admission; Cost for some activities
Rural Hill, Center of Scottish Heritage, Huntersville, NC
Rural Hill Scottish Festival

Atlanta International Fashion Week Model & Designer Call
AIF Week will be holding its only Charlotte Model and Designer call on April 17th from 6pm- 9pm @ Apostrophe Lounge. Female, Male, Plus-size, Swimwear and Lingerie Models.
For info & rsvp:
Atlanta International Fashion Week
1440 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

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 Stacey Blackman, spinning your favorite Jazzy, Neo-Soul and R&B Hits.
Time: 6pm – 10pm Cost: Free; Validated parking available.
225 E 6th St, Charlotte, NC

Robin Thicke & Jennifer Hudson Live In Concert @ Ovens Auditorium
Time: 8pm Tickets: $48.50 – $58.50
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Ovens Auditorium
2700 East Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Spring Couture II meets Men Talk 09 @ Big Chill
In 2008 the professionals of Charlotte represented, everyone’s attire was flawless and very stylish. And in 2009 they are looking to take it to another level. VIP package is available up to groups of 4, with a complimentary bottle of Moet. Brought to you by Six Figure Ent.
Time: Men Talk 8pm – 10pm, Spring Couture Party 10pm – 2am Cost: Varies
911 E. Morehead St, Charlotte, NC
Six Figure Entertainment

The all night happy hour. L of S Go-Go Dancers. Large outside patio. Plenty of free parking (valet available). $3 Kiss Shots $5 Apple Martinis $5 Pinot Noir. The Best remixes of R&B, Hip Hop, Old School, and Reggae. Enjoy a night full of networking, flirting and dancing every 3rd Friday of the month. DJ Daddy D on the turntables.
Doors open @ 9:30 p.m. Free before 10:30pm. Dress to Impress. 21 and up.
204 W. Woodlawn Rd. Charlotte, NC
Kiss Charlotte

“Put the Needle on the Record” @ Alive
Come out this Friday and be a witness as DJ Justice “puts the needle to the record” and brings the jams from mid-90’s all the way back. Brought to you by Old School Carolinas.
Ladies Free Before 10:30
Time: 10pm – 2:30am Cost: $10 Before 11:00. Ladies Free Before 10:30
Old School Carolinas

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, April 18th
Earth Day Festival @ Discovery Place
Celebrate Earth and learn how you can have a positive impact on your environment.
Time: 10am – 3pm
301 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

Kids in Motion @ Symphony Park @ SouthPark Mall
Kids in Motion — where kids of all ages can learn about improving their physical, mental and dental health. This community festival showcases cars, trucks and all things that go, along with valuable tips on living a healthier life.
Time: 10am – 4pm Cost: Free
4400 Sharon Rd Charlotte, NC

Music Frenzy Festival – Uptown
All day music festival taking place uptown at 300 South Tryon across from Wachovia Atrium, corner 3rd and South Tryon. Band Line-up: Simplified, Evelyn Rose, Drop D, Matter of Fact, Below the Belt, Poor Man Revolution, Parmalee, Grown Up Avenger Stuff, and more. Plus 5 DJ’s.
Time: 10am – midnight Cost: $20
Music Frenzy Festival

Dances of India @ Halton Theater
Internationally acclaimed performer and choreographer, Dr. Maha Gingrich and her group of 40+ performers will showcase 2000 year old traditional Indian classical dances from South and North regions of India namely, Bharatha Natyam, Kuchipudi and Kathak, along with folk dances of India.
Time: 4pm Cost: $10; Children $5
1206 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC
Dances of India

Author Terry McMillan in Charlotte @ Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
At the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center inside the McGlohon Theatre, come enjoy an evening in the company of Terry McMillan. As part of this event, McMillan will be interviewed by Omar Tyree live on stage and will take questions from the audience. The event will also include vendors, spoken word performances, comedy by Prince Paul and live Jazz from The Queens Collective.
Time: 6pm – 12am Cost: $15 – $25
345 North College St, Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Literary Festival

Carolina Speed vs. Florence Phantoms
The Carolina Speed, Charlotte’s Semi-Pro football team takes on the Phantoms out of Florence, SC.
Time: 7pm
@ Cricket Arena, 2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC

PlayDate Charlotte @ The Big Chill Event Hall
PlayDate is a new event hitting the major cities across the states, giving hard-working intelligent individuals a great alternative to a typical night out! Participate in a fun and exciting environment where you can eat good food, drink, listen to a variety of music, socialize, and meet great people all while playing games; everything from Spades to Chess, Twister to UNO, Monopoly to Taboo, and much more.
Time: 9pm – 2am Cost: $10
911 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC
PlayDate Charlotte

The Fashion Statement Fashion Show @ LaVecchia’s Uptown
Join MAZ Entertainment for their first party of the Spring. During this event, they will host some of Charlotte’s premiere fashion designers, models, makeup artists, and hair stylists as they “Rip the Runway” with their latest creations.
Time: 10pm – 2am Cost: Limited advance tickets are available at
225 East Sixth St, Charlotte, NC

Sunday, April 19th
Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society w/ Sevendust @ Amos Southend
Time: 7pm Cost: $30 in advance $35 day of show
1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

John Scofield and the Piety Street Band @ Neighborhood Theatre
Featuring Jon Cleary, George Porter, Jr. & Ricky Fataar
Time: 8pm Cost: $22 – $37
511 E. 36th St. (NoDa) Charlotte, NC
Neighborhood Theatre

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
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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