Happy Hours, Holiday Parties, Party with Chris Paul, and More Dec. 11-13


The Details is a new, weekly Thursday night event at Osso for the stylish elite.

Here’s a great mix of after-work and late-night social events and parties for you to check out this week, including several that are holiday-themed.

For a list of holiday light displays and attractions occurring all month (from Christmas at the speedway to outdoor ice skating in Uptown), click here.

Tuesday, December 11

Metro Chapter Holiday Social
The Charlotte Chamber’s Metro Chapter hosts this networking social. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $25. VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, 920 Hamilton St., vbgbuptown.com, charlottechamber.com.

YAM Holiday Happy Hour
The Young Affiliates of the Mint host this annual event for the holidays. There will be drink specials and complimentary appetizers. 6-9 p.m. Free. Brio Tuscan Grille, 4720 Piedmont Row Dr., brioitalian.com/piedmont.html, youngaffiliates.org.

On Q's Holiday Jook Joint
It’s a fundraiser for Charlotte-based theatre group On Q Performing Arts, and a 33rd birthday celebration for its founder and artistic director Quentin Talley. Festivities include performances by Quill, Ida Divine, Rudy Currence, and the birthday boy himself, as well as DJ Flemingo and DJ DR on the turntables. There will also be complimentary food from Mert’s Heart & Soul and Delta’s Restaurant. 8 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd., tempocharlotte.com, carolinatix.org.

Wednesday, December 12

Pop Life: 12-12-12…Is This The End
This edition of this weekly party celebrates the Mayan prophecy with music by DJ Infamous of Atlanta, and invites fans from the Charlotte Bobcats vs. L.A. Clippers game. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free; VIP tables available, tami@republicofcharlotte.com. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., facebook.com/republic.charlotte, thesolkitchen.com.

Label Me Wednesdays Hosted by Chris Paul
After the Clippers play the Bobcats, star point guard Chris Paul hosts this party, which also features Kaya Jones of The Pussycat Dolls performing live, and music by DJ duo Wiggz N' Wonz. 10 p.m. $5. VIP booths available, vip@labelcharlotte.com. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com.

Thursday, December 13

Customer Appreciation Holiday Party
This upscale, adult entertainment club shows its gratitude for your patronage with a complimentary holiday dinner buffet (4-8 p.m.) and drink specials such as $4 house drinks and $2 beers. You can also register to win a VIP membership package. 4 p.m.-until. The Men's Club of Charlotte, 444 Tyvola Rd., mensclub.com.

Annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive
Rickmond Media and Parties With a Cause present this event in the spirit of giving. Mix and mingle with a great crowd, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. New, unwrapped toys will be collected for the Alexander Youth Network. 6-9 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., packardplace.us, holidayevent4ayn.eventbrite.com.

The Details (new weekly event)
A stylish Thursday night event kicked off recently, promising “good food, good drinks, and good company.” Enjoy half-price martinis, a special three-course menu (8-10 p.m., $19.95), and music by DJ Arthur Bros. 8 p.m.-until. Free; RSVP required at thedetailsevent.com. Osso Restaurant & Lounge, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ossocharlotte.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. Follow me on Twitter @HollidayInk; email me at jarvish@grownpeopletalking.com.

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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 DuskTillDawnblog@gmail.com, or send him a tweet @Jared_Misner

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