Events for the Week of June 8th – 14th

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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, June 8th
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, June 9th
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

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, June 10th
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

The Phantom of the Opera @ Belk Theatre
Not seen in Charlotte since 2001, The Phantom of the Opera returns for a four-week engagement.
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $23 – $83
130 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Blumenthal Perf Arts Center

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

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, June 11th
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

Laugh It Off Thursdays @ Anntony’s Caribbean Cafe
Comedy & Karaoke. Laugh it off with Comedian Kimmii Smith and sing a little karaoke. Afterparty starts at midnight. Free parking.
Time: 8pm – until Cost: $5
2001 E. 7th St, Charlotte, NC
Shabazz Productions

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 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

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

“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, June 12th
Spring Session – Live Jazz @ Kokomo’s Coffee House
Relax, relate, release. ‘Live Jazz’ is back by popular demand. De’uneque Entertainment presents the Spring Session.
Time: 5pm – 9pm Cost: $10
901 South McDowell St, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC

Nine Inch Nails & Jane’s Addiction
@ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Time: 7pm Cost: $20 – $122
707 Pavilion Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

SSSHH Fridays @ Happy Hour Bar & Lounge
Sensual poetry and jazz touching on life, love, relationships, and “relations” with special musical performances. Food served on the patio, along with drink specials all night. Stay for the afterparty with a live DJ.
Time: 9pm Cost: $5 before 10pm & 1/2 price for couples
3603 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
SSSHH Poetry

The Ladies of BlacCatt @ Wine Up
Join The Underground Soul Station as they showcase the ladies of BlacCatt. This exotic all-female band has performed nationally with Missy Elliot, Common, Joe, Chico Debarge and Ms. Erykah Badu, and are bringing their elegance and energy to The Soul Cafe. Later DJ Double A on the turntables.
Time: Doors open @ 8pm, Perf @ 9:30 Cost: $10
3306 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC

From a Seed w/ Sam Heda @ Amos Southend
Time: 8pm Cost: $7, $3 surcharge if under 21
1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

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

I Love The QC @ KISS Ultra Lounge
Each month, they pay homage to the city that consistently ranks as one of the best cities to live in, the fastest growing cities, and the best entertainment cities in NC. This month Ed Hardy Energy Drink is showing their love for the QC and is providing giveaways to guest wearing ED Hardy clothing. Music by DJ Daddy D.
Time: 9:30pm – 2:30am Cost: Everyone free until 10:30pm
204 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, NC
KISS Ultra Lounge

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, June 13th
NACA Job Fair – Day 2 @ NACA Counseling Center
NACA is a nationwide nonprofit organization that restructures unaffordable mortgages and helps owners stay in their homes. The hiring will begin immediately. NACA will start by offering 550 positions over the next two to four weeks, and at least 500 more will be offered within the next year. Salaries for the new positions range from $35,000 to $80,000.
Time: 8am – 8pm Cost: Free
2nd Floor of 5855 Executive Center Drive
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The Fray with Jack’s Mannequin @ Uptown Amphitheatre
Time: 7pm Cost: $51.50
820 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC
Uptown Amphitheatre

Soulganic @ Evening Muse
Soulganic brings their signature Funky Indie Soul stylings to renowned indie club the Evening Muse. Soulful singer-songwriter Stephon Lamar opens.
Time: 8pm Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door
3227 N Davidson St., Charlotte, NC

THEM BONES @ Amos Southend
THEM BONES – a Tribute to Alice n Chains
Time: 8:30pm Cost: $8 in adv, $10 dos
1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

Amel Larrieux Live in Concert @ Neighborhood Theatre
Amel Larrieux (formerly of Groove Theory) performs live at Neighborhood Theatre. The Fresh Kats’ DJ Frase on the 1’s and 2’s, and DJ Justice rockin’ the after party. Presented to you by Neiborhood Theatre, NODA Lite Music Series, and unHeard Sound.
Time: 9pm Cost: $35
511 East 36th St., Charlotte, NC

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

Celebrity 2nd Saturday’s Hosted By: Josh Howard, Brendan Haywood & Dwayne Jarrett @ Décor 1202
The NFL Meets the NBA @ one of Charlotte’s most luxurious, elegant, upscale night clubs. The sexiest people in the QC will be in the building. Make sure you dress to impress. Drink specials all night long. 21 & up (25 encouraged). Danny Diaz will be spinning the hip-hop, neo-soul & r&b.
Time: 9:30pm – 2:30am Cost: Varies, Ladies Free Before 11pm
1202 Charlottetown Rd, Charlotte, NC

The Summer Soiree @ Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Come party with class at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in uptown. Upscale attire is required, absolutely no athletic wear. Ages 25 and up. Power 98 FM broadcasting live and ladies free before 10:30pm. For more information or table reservations call (704)622-9372.
Time: 10pm – 3am Cost: Varies; Ladies free before 10:30
222 South Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Heights Ent

Gabrielle Union’s Official All White Party @ Club 935
Rock Stars/Ace Entertainment along with Club 935 Presents: Platinum Saturdays: Official NC/SC All White Party, hosted by Gabrielle Union. White attire strongly recommended. Limited advanced $20 tix available at or
Time: 10pm – 2:30pm Cost: $20 and up
S. Summit Ave, Charlotte, NC
Rock Stars Ent

Sunday, June 14th
Jazz in the Park @ Marshall Park
Jazz in the Park is back, co-hosted by Charlotte’s own Kenny Mack and Larkin. Free admission, free parking, and of course, free entertainment!!! There will be vendors on site, selling funnel cakes, beverages, t-shirts, CD’s, and all the consumer favorites that make a festival festive. Join all of your friends and fellow music lovers for Jazz in the Park every Sunday in June.
Time: 1pm – 7pm Cost: Free
800 East 3rd St, Charlotte, NC

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 comes up during the intermission. The restaurant is open with a selective menu.
Time: 8pm Cost: $10
10210 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, NC
Touch One Productions

Chocolate Sundays- Part Four @ The Rustic Martini
Live entertainment, music & food. DJ Boney B. Live performance by CHO at 10pm.
Artist highlight: DJ Boney B spinning the sounds of The Roots.
Time: 9pm – 1am Cost: $10
616 N Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Pynk Chocolate Events

Sunday Night Swagga – The Barber & Stylist Edition @ Club 935
Letha Tayler along with 935 presents Sunday Night Swagga – The Barber and Stylist Edition. Hosted by DJ Rham & celebrity guest. Drink specials all night. 25 and up to enter. Make sure your swagga is right.
Time: 9pm – 2am Cost: Varies, members free till 11pm
935 S. Summit Ave, Charlotte, NC
Club 935

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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