Live Music, Fashion Events, Popular DJs, and More this Weekend


There’s a lot going on this weekend in Charlotte, including some early afternoon, evening, and late-night events. So make sure you nurture your social life by attending at least one of them.

Mix and mingle responsibly!

Friday, April 20

Plaza Midwood Spring Party
Enjoy the spring weather by spending the evening in this eclectic neighborhood, filled with hip and niche bars, restaurants, shops, and galleries. Live music will be on full display with performances by Jon Lindsay, Sinners & Saints, Elonzo, Turnbuckle Jones, Hectorina, Anna Bullard, and Henry Killian. Along with art by Skillet Gilmore and Matt Pfahlert. 6 p.m. $10. Petra's Piano Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave.,, Facebook event details.

Concerts in the Round (weekly event)
The planners who bring you the popular, weekly Alive After Five series in uptown, offer you south Charlotte’s version, kicking off this Friday and running for the next several Fridays. Live music this week by 70s show band Right On. 6-11 p.m. (band goes on at 7 p.m.) Free. Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Dr.,

Sander Van Doorn
House and trance music legend Sander Van Doorn mans the turntables at one of uptown’s largest nightclubs. Charlotte’s female spinner, DJ Glojin, will play as well. Presented by Sugar Society and Insomniac. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up; click here to buy ticketsPhoenix, 300 N. College St.,,

Recess Fridays
It’s a highly anticipated party that goes down on the third Friday of the month. Hip hop and R&B blends by DJ Shaun Nyce. Presented by Blue Goose Entertainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 and up; ladies free before midnight; VIP tables available, The Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd.,,

Saturday, April 21

Enjoy complimentary treats, wine, and a Marysol handbag trunk show. And local blogger Simone McDowell of HoneeBee Gifts will share gift-buying tips. The first 25 guests will receive a gift bag. 12-3 p.m. Free. The Boulevard at South End, 1440 S. Tryon St., Suite 100,

Bar Athlete Game Day and Barking Lot Party
Bar Athletes will be hosting their Bar Games Competition and it will be an afternoon for you to bring your dogs out onto the Seventh Street block. Drink specials include $2 PBR and $3 Labatt Blue Light Limes. There will also be free chili and a hot dog special ($1 from each hot dog sale will be donated to a pet charity). 1-6 p.m. Free. Jackalope Jack's, 1936 E. Seventh St.,,

Passport For Fashion
It’s one of the largest annual fashion events of the year, featuring 36 designers, 100 models, 22 vendors, 10 restaurants, 8 bars, music, and a stylish crowd. Presented by Charlotte Seen. 5:30 p.m. early check-in for VIP; 7 p.m. entry for general admission. $25 general admission; $35 runway seats; $250 VIP table of four. Reelworks, 817 Hamilton St., at NC Music Factory,

Osso Saturdays (weekly event)
It’s Charlotte’s hottest new restaurant and lounge. Opens for dinner at 5 p.m. DJ plays in the lounge beginning at 9:30 p.m., with music this week by DJ Glojin. Free. Osso Restaurant and Lounge, at NC Music Factory, 1000 Music Factory Blvd.,

Signature Saturdays (weekly event)
Eddietainment presents this weekly party series, attended by Charlotte socialites. Enjoy cocktails and an under-$10 food menu. Music by Monster DJ Shogun, and photography by Neil Nicholson. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free before midnight; VIP tables available, Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St.,,

Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.

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Jared Misner Chronicles Charlotte's Nightlife and Social Scene, Straight No Chaser

Girls just want to have fun. Boys will be boys. You’re an adult now. Sure, you have more responsibilities than ever and your time is increasingly pressed. But it’s imperative that you make time for happy hour. That you check out that new nightclub while it’s still the hot, new thing. Dusk Till Dawn will help you navigate Charlotte’s nightlife and social scene, telling you where to go and when to go there. Dusk Till Dawn is written primarily by Jared Misner and Jarvis Holliday.


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About Jared

Jared Misner is from Florida, but it wasn't Southern enough for him to stay. He left the Sunshine State and land of endless summer in 2012 for our little city where the tea is always sweet and the people are even sweeter. Have something you want featured in the Dusk Till Dawn blog? Send Jared an email at, or send him a tweet @Jared_Misner

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You may have seen Jarvis Holliday’s byline in Charlotte magazine and other publications, maybe on a story in which he’s interviewed a prominent official or written about a serious issue. Well, not here. He’s taking the night off because you should as well (and maybe the next morning, too). Follow him on Twitter @HollidayInk; email him at


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