Events for the Week of March 23rd – 29th

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 23rd
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

All You Can Bowl @ StrikeCity @ Epicentre
Time: 9pm-2am Cost: $15
210 East Trade St., Suite D-164, Charlotte, NC
Strike City

Tuesday, March 24th
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

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

Hip Hop at The Muse @ Center Stage
Featuring Gorilla Gripp Ent./Right Arm Music Group’s Good Money
Time: 6:30pm Cost: $8 in adv, $10 at the door
Center Stage @ Noda, 2315 N. Davidson St. Suite 26, Charlotte, NC
The Evening Muse

Wednesday, March 25th
Spanish Wine Tasting @ Blue Restaurant & Bar
Wine tasting includes Mediterranean Cheese selections
Time: 6pm – 8pm Cost: $20 per person
Corner of 5th & College St., Charlotte, NC
Blue Restaurant & Bar

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

Big Girl Don’t Play Book Release Party @ Rustic Martini
Charlotte based authors Marcus Massey and Virginia native David Pitt have released their first novel, ‘Big Girl…Don’t Play…’ Join them for a mix and mingle with the authors, enjoy light appetizers, music and $5 martinis. Books will be available for purchase. Support your local authors!
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Cost: Free
616 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Rustic Martini

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

Thursday, March 26th
2009 Center City Vision Awards
The Vision Awards is a time to honor, recognize and celebrate the contributions of individuals, businesses and organizations that have made the Center City a more vibrant urban core. The Vision Awards will be held at Exhibit Hall C at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Time: Cocktail Hour – 5:45-6:45pm, Program – 7 – 8:30pm Cost: Free
501 S. College St. Charlotte, NC

2009 Whitney M. Young Awards Celebration @ Wachovia Atrium
The Urban League of Central Carolinas presents the 2009 Whitney M. Young, Jr., Awards Celebration, honoring Mr. Kevin A. Henry, SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer at Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated. This year’s event will feature a live performance by national recording artist, Raphael Saadiq.
Time: 7pm – 11pm Cost: Full event – $90; Concert only: $35 in advance, $45 at door; Concert @ 9:30pm
Wachovia Atrium, 301 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Urban League of Central Carolina

Comedy Comes To Pennyard Bistro & Winery
The ChuckleHeads Sketch Musical Improv Comedy Show
Time: 7pm – 9pm Cost: Free
8006 Cambridge Commons Dr, Charlotte, NC
Pennyard Bistro & Winery

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

“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

Friday, March 27th
Monster.Com Job Fair @ Ballantyne Resort
The fair is at the Ballantyne resort from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free.
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway Charlotte, NC
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Fashion Friday Presents Christian Audigier @ KISS Ultra Lounge
Fashion Friday presents the Christian Audigier Fashion Show (the same guy that made Von Dutch and Ed Hardy). Live music by band Slow Dose and hosted by Brittany Carson & Tommy DeCarlo from band Boston. If you love fashion, then this is the event for you.
Time: 9pm Cost: $10 before 11
Contact: Fashion Friday @ 704-323-8291 or
204 W. Woodlawn Rd., Charlotte, NC
Fashion Friday

Premium Professionals’ Night @ Jillians
Black tie affair for the young, upscale, and urban professional, complete with red carpet, Grammy style entrance, Grey Goose VIP room, and more. Co-Hosted by Power 98’s J.D. The Diva and Consuella, and Tab D’Biassi on the turntables.
Sponsored by Jillian’s &
Time: 10pm Cost: Starts @ $10
200 E Bland St., Charlotte, NC

Divas’ Night Out @ Décor 1202
Weekly sophisticated event in an upscale setting. Hosted by Power 98’s Danny Diaz.
21 & up (25 preferred) Dress code: Classy
Time: 9:30pm Cost: Ladies free before 11:30pm
1202 Charlottetown Rd, Charlotte, NC

John Prine With Special Guest Sara Watkins @ Ovens Auditorium
Country/Folk singer-songwriter John Prine performing live along with opening special guest – Bluegrass singer Sara Watkins
Time: 8pm Tickets: $38.50 – $48.50
2700 East Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
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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

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, March 28th
Mike Epps & Friends Comedy Show – 2 Shows @ Ovens Auditorium
With a career that shot straight to stardom, Mike Epps is lauded as one of the funniest comedic actors in the business today.
Mike Epps and Friends (Opening Acts: Domonique and Kenny Howell)
Time: 8pm & 11pm show Tickets: $38.50 – $47.50
2700 East Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
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Smooth Jazz @ Pennyard Bistro & Winery
Enjoy the sounds of smooth jazz with James Evans (The Hat) & Company.
Time: 8:30 – 11:30pm Cost: Free
8006 Cambridge Commons Dr, Charlotte, NC
Pennyard Bistro & Winery

Unknown Hilson @ Visulite Theater
Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, this red-necked crooner gained regional popularity with a self-produced television show in 1992 and soon was touring nationwide, wowing audiences with his outrageous and campy, white-trash persona and freewheeling, sleazy tone.
Time: 10pm Cost: $13 (Advance) / $15 (Day of Show)
1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC
Visulite Theater

Facebook Friends Party @ Situations Lounge
1208 Entertainment Presents The Facebook Friends Party: “The Spring Edition”
Free drinks until 11pm and ladies free until 10:30. 3rd floor VIP area with a private bar and buffet. Kitchen open until 2am.
Time: 9:30-2:30am Cost: $10-$15
7801 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC

Sunday, March 29th
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. 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

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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