Events for the Week of May 11th – 17th

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 11th
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 12th
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

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
Wine Up

Wednesday, May 13th
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

The Spongetones w/ Jeff & Vida @ The Evening Muse
Time: 8pm Cost: $7
3227 N. Davidson St, Charlotte, NC
The Evening Muse

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, May 14th
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

Othello @ Blumenthal Perf Arts Center
Othello, choreographed by Dwight Rhoden, takes a modern day look at the Shakespearian classic. This world premiere is filled with drama, deception and tragedy. Also on the program is Nacho Duato’s Na Floresta (“in the forest” in Portuguese).
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $25 – $69
130 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Blumenthal Perf Arts Center

RSVP Thursdays – Celebrity Edition @ Décor 1202
This Thursday, meet & greet Jamal Woodard from the movie “Notorious”.
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, May 15th
Afterwork Rendezvous @ Utopia
Rendezvous Afterwork Friday with Talk of the Town & Friends. Join them in the University area for the Spring and Summer Series this week at Utopia Restaurant. Drink and food 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.
Time: 6pm – 11pm Cost: Free
Contact: Talk of the Town | 704-488-3998
10210 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, NC
Utopia Restaurant

George Strait Concert @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Grammy Award-winning Country music singer George Strait will be performing live in Charlotte.
Time: 7:30pm Cost: $80
707 Pavilion Blvd, Charlotte, NC
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COC – Blind @ Amos Southend
Time: 8pm Cost: $13 in advance $16 day of show
1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

SSSHH Fridays Grand Intro @ Happy Hour Bar & Lounge
It’s the grand opening of SSSHH Fridays. Sensual poetry and jazz touching on life, love, relationships, and “relations” with special musical performances. Stay for the afterparty with DJ Flemingo.
Time: 8pm – Midnight Cost: Free before 9pm, $5 ladies, $10 guys
3603 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
SSSHH Poetry

Trish Andrews Live @ Wine Up
Join The Underground Soul Station for Trish Andrews live. Trish has opened for artists such as Kem, Eric Benet, Frankie Beverly and Maze, The SOS Band, Cameo, Mike Phillips, and will be performing songs from her newly released cd project entitled, “These Five Words”. The cd has been described as sultry, sensual, and for the grown and sexy.
Time: Performance at 9pm Cost: $10
3306 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC
Wine Up

The all night happy hour. 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 DR on the turntables. Dress to Impress. No athletic wear. 21 and up.
Doors open @ 9:30pm Cost: Free with RSVP
204 W. Woodlawn Rd. Charlotte, NC
Kiss Charlotte

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 16th
Asian Festival And Dragonboat Festival @ Ramsey Creek Park
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and the Carolinas Asian American Chamber of Commerce present the 10th Annual Asian Festival and 4th Annual Dragon Boat Festival. The event will feature Dragon Boat Races, Miss Asian Festival Pagenat, Asian Cultural Performances (music and dance), traditional crafts, delicious food from vendors available for purchase and family fun. Parking for the event will be located at Kenton Place, 17220 West Catawba Ave. A free shuttle will be provided from the Kenton Place parking lot to the park and back.
Time: 7am – 5pm
18441 Nantz Rd, Cornelius, NC
Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival

10th Annual For Sisters Only @ Blake Hotel
Brought to you by V101.9 and Power 98. FSO 2009 is the largest, annual African American entertainment and empowerment expo in the Carolinas featuring the best R&B artists, shopping, speakers and more. Enjoy financial seminars, cooking demonstrations, the latest in health and beauty, along with the newest trends in fashion, make up and shopping. CNN Commentator Donna Brazille will be the keynote speaker as well as performances including Case, Mary Mary, K’Jon, Urban Mystic and Ginuwine.
Time: 10am – 7pm Cost: $15 in adv (; $20 day of
555 S. McDowell St, Charlotte, NC
For Sisters Only

Nascar Sprint All-Star Race @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway
The Nascar Sprint Cup Series’ annual all-star spectacular features a unique four-part format that produces the sport’s most intense race. Only the top stars are eligible for this race and, with the winner guaranteed at least $1 million, sparks are sure to fly!
Time: 7pm Cost: Varies
5555 Concord Pkwy South, Concord, NC
Nascar Sprint All-Star Race

The Wailers @ Amos Southend
Time: 8pm Cost: $20
1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

PlayDate Charlotte @ Venue 301
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. They provide 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.
Time: 9pm – 2am Cost: $10
301 East 9th St, Charlotte, NC
PlayDate Charlotte

Rick Ross @ Club Ice
Hip-Hop’s Boss Rick Ross is back in Charlotte to celebrate the release of his latest #1 album ‘Deeper Than Rap’. Music provided by DJ Buttafingerz.
Time: 10pm Cost: Varies
300 E Stonewall St, Charlotte, NC
Club Ice

FSO Official After Party Hosted by Ginuwine @ Blake Hotel
The Official For Sisters Only after party in the Historic Carolina & Mecklenburg Ballrooms at the Blake Hotel. Enjoy 2 parties for the price of one. Music provided by DJ Magic & DJ Chase.
Time: 10pm – 2am Cost: Varies. Ladies free before 10:30pm
555 S. McDowell St, Charlotte, NC

Trina, Nicki Minaj, Lil Ru, & Yung Ralph @ Club Stir
Stir is bringing you four performances in one night, with rappers Trina, Nicki Minaj, Lil Ru, & Yung Ralph.
Time: 10pm Cost: $25 – GAdm; $50 and up – VIP
Club Stir

Post-Album Release Tour After-Party w/ Case @ Décor 1202
R&B artist Case will be in the building after the For Sisters Only event, celebrating his return and release of his new album. Early arrival & upscale attire is highly suggested.
Time: 10pm – 2:30am Cost: Varies
1202 Charlottetown Rd, Charlotte, NC

Sunday, May 17th
Battle of the Bands @ Tremont Music Hall
Time: 4:15pm Cost: $10 adv / $12 dos
400 West Tremont Ave, Charlotte, NC
Tremont Music Hall

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Amos Southend
Also featuring performances by Go for Radio, Fit for Rivals, & He is Legend
Time: 6:30pm Cost: $16 adv / $18 dos
1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

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 starts at 9:30pm.
Time: 8pm Cost: $7
10210 Berkeley Place Drive, Charlotte, NC
Touch One Productions

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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