80s Party, House Party, Day Party, Pool Party, Live Art Show, and More this Weekend
This is a party-filled weekend, with opportunities for you to experience good times outside of the norm.
Friday, June 15
Lake Live at 5 (weekly event)
After its inaugural event last week, this after-work series continues on Lake Norman. Enjoy food and drink specials, games, and music. Live music on the patio this week by the Jon Linker band, 5-9 p.m. Then 9 p.m.-2 a.m., the fun moves inside for the after-party with a DJ. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. The Dirty Martini, 17036 Kenton Dr., Cornelius, lkndirtymartini.com.
Top 30 Under 30
Elevate Lifestyle presents its second annual list of what it deems the 30 future leaders of Charlotte who are 30 years old and younger. They represent several different industries, including real estate, TV news, small business owners, professional athletes, and more. Many of them will be attending this party. 8-11 p.m. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., suitecharlotte.com, elevatelifestyle.com.
Kenny Lattimore Live
See this R&B star perform his hits live, while DJ Shogun gets the party going before and after. Hosted by Chirl Girl of V101.9 FM. 9 p.m. Free before 10 p.m. Ages 25 and up admitted. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd., tempocharlotte.com.
I Wear My Sunglasses at Night 80s Party
Whether you're an 80s baby or were partying during that decade, relive the memories this night. You're encouraged to wear your favorite neon colors and shades, and the bar is supplying the blacklights, glow sticks, and, of course, 80s music. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Free; RSVP for the VIP guest list, email@example.com. BlackFinn, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., blackfinncharlotte.com.
It’s a monthly party that goes down on the third Friday. Enjoy hip hop and R&B music by DJ C-Rob. Presented by Blue Goose Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 and up; ladies free before midnight; VIP tables and hookahs available, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd., sunsetclubcharlotte.com, bluegoosenc.com.
Saturday, June 16
MAZ Entertainment’s day parties are getting bigger and bigger. They invite you to partake in the fun of the cookout on the patio, oversized games, music, and dancing inside the club. Music by DJ Paradime. 4-8 p.m. $10; VIP tables available, email@example.com. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixcharlotte.com, mazentertainment.net.
The Fillmore House Party
It’s a full night of fun on tap at this “house party,” featuring live music, giveaways, drinks, food trucks, clothing apparel vendors, and more. Come dressed in your 90s gear and party to performances by Brody & Choch, Lucky Five, Sean Divine, and Chasing Pedestrians, as well as music by DJ Selector E. Hosted by slam poet Bluz. 8 p.m. $10, click here to purchase tickets. The Fillmore Charlotte, at NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., fillmorecharlottenc.com.
College World Series Viewing Party
If you’re a University of South Carolina alum and fan like me, or if you simply want to see the baseball team in its quest for a three-peat, come out and watch the Gamecocks take on the Florida Gators. The game will be shown on several screens with audio. Drink specials include $2 domestic beers. Presented by the USC Charlotte Gamecock Club. 9 p.m. Free. Icehouse South End, 2100 South Blvd., icehousesouthend.com, charlotte.gamecockclubs.com.
Violinist and DJ
It’s one of Kazba’s most popular events. Russian violinist Dmitriy and DJ Dirty will perform their violin versus DJ set. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost varies, VIP tables available, firstname.lastname@example.org. Kazba, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., kazbacharlotte.com.
What: Live Art Show and After-Party
Experience a live art show by Sadity Kitty and The Alexander Art Foundation. There will also be complimentary food and an open bar VIP till midnight. Music by Power 98’s DJ Daddy D. Presented by Mike Simmons, Rickmond Media, and The Good Guy Ent. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $15-$30; VIP tables available. Charlotte Trolley Museum, 1507 Camden Rd., whatparty.eventbrite.com.
Sunday, June 17
Father's Day Sunday Brunch Party
5Church, uptown’s newest restaurant, launched its weekly brunch party last week, and it continues this Sunday in honor of Dad. Enjoy great food, and drinks such as handmade white sangria, mojitos, caipirinha, and mimosas. And proving it’s not your typical Sunday brunch, there will be music by DJ Edward Shouse. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Walk-ins welcomed, or book reservations at opentable.com or 704-919-1322. 5Church, 127 N. Tryon St. (corner of Fifth and Church streets), 5church.com.
It’s a pool party on steroids. Come dressed in your favorite swimwear or poolside attire, and enjoy music by DJ Jason Wiggz, DJ R Wonz, and Shmowie 'N' Dekz. Drinks will be served. Presented by Red Rope Inc. 12-5 p.m. Visit website for tickets. Mosaic South End, 1312 S. College St., redropeinc.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
Be sure to bookmark www.charlottemagazine.com/Blogs/Dusk-Till-Dawn to stay plugged into Charlotte nightlife.