Chronicling Charlotte Nightlife, Straight No Chaser
Apr 19, 2012
06:00 PMDusk Till Dawn
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., petraspianobar.com, 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., aliveafterfives.com.
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 tickets. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixofcharlotte.com, sugarsociety.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd., sunsetclubcharlotte.com, bluegoosenc.com.
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, blvdatsouthend.com.
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., jackalopejacks.com, barathletes.com.
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, passportforfashion.com.
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., ossocharlotte.com.
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, email@example.com. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vapiano-charlotte.com, eddietainment.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
Be sure to bookmark charlottemagazine.com/Blogs/Dusk-Till-Dawn to stay plugged into Charlotte nightlife.