After-Work Mixers, World of Beer, Cowbell, and EpiCentre Anniversary Events; Mario Lopez '80s Party, and More March 27-30
There are several special events on the social docket over the next few days. Get in where you fit in!
Thursday, March 27
Celebration of Women Mixer
In honor of Women’s History Month, EmpowHERment, Inc. is hosting this social mixer, in partnership with Charlotte Global Shapers and the Chris Canty Foundation. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and networking with young professionals and community leaders. 6-9 p.m. Free admission with RSVP, firstname.lastname@example.org. SIP, 200 N. Tryon St., sipcharlotte.com, empowherment.com.
The Art of the Socialite
This social series continues, offering an evening of networking and socializing to the sounds of contemporary music and the sights of a live art exhibition by John W. Roberts. Presented by The Prestige Group. 6-11 p.m. Free admission. Kanvas, 525 E. 6th St., kanvasgallery.com, theprestigegroupevents.com.
Ladies will enjoy giveaways, complimentary shoe rentals for bowling, half-price martinis, and more. The first 25 women through the doors after 7 p.m. will receive goodie bags, and the one who brings in the most people will also receive a StrikeCity gift card. 7 p.m. Free admission. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., strikecitycharlotte.com.
The promoters say this party “will be wet. Free ponchos for the first 300.” Music by DJs Frenzy, Edward Shouse, Adrenalin, and Firestone. Drink specials include $75 champagne bottles and $100 magnum champagne bottles. 10 p.m. Admission cost varies; VIP tables available. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixcharlotte.com, facebook.com/phoenixrisesincharlotte.
Friday, March 28
World of Beer South End Two-Year Anniversary Party
The beer-centric tavern known for its extensive collection of craft brews from around the world is celebrating its second anniversary, and invites you to join in the festivities. Throughout the day there will be several brewery giveaways and raffles, free food by The Chrome Toaster, a celebratory cake, live music acts, and more. Noon-2 a.m. World of Beer South End, 222 E. Bland St., wobusa.com/locations/south-end.
Vida Vida Grand Opening
Popular restaurant and bar Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina has expanded, opening a hip, new joint next door. Come out for the canned beers, fishbowls, tacos, burritos, killer tunes, and rockin’ bar. Free admission with RSVP. Vida Vida, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., thevidavida.com.
EpiCentre: Celebrating Six Epic Years
The mega entertainment complex in the heart of Uptown is celebrating its sixth anniversary. There will be music, strolling entertainment, vouchers, free parking, a free concert by Bret Michaels (8-11 p.m.), and more. 5-11 p.m. Free admission; tickets required for the concert. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., epicentrenc.com/event/6th-anniversary-celebration/2083.
Moxie Society’s monthly extended happy hour event continues, giving you the opportunity to mix and mingle with the social elite. Music by DJ DR. 8 p.m. Free admission. Kanvas, 525 E. 6th St., kanvasgallery.com, moxiesociety.com.
It’s the event where you can relive the fun of your childhood, with plenty of old-school games (many of them oversized) such as Jenga, Monopoly, UNO, Twister, musical chairs, and hula hoops. There will also be drinks, music by a DJ, and dancing. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd., playdatecharlotte.com.
Saturday, March 29
Art On Tap: Beer Tasting with the YAMs
The Young Affiliates of the Mint are hosting a festive afternoon, featuring a craft beer tasting and art preview. Your ticket includes a collectible tasting glass, five tasting pours, appetizers specially paired to complement the beers, and a preview of works by local artist Alexandra Loesser. 3-5 p.m. $25. Heist Brewery, 2909 N Davidson St., heistbrewery.com, yamandheist.eventbrite.com.
Spades Madness Tournament
If you think you’re good at playing spades, then grab your partner and compete in this tournament. First place will receive $250 cash and a trophy; second place a $100 gift card. The TVs will be tuned to the college basketball tournament games, and the menus will feature hookah and drinks. 5 p.m. Buy-in is $20 per person or $40 per team; free for spectators. Red @ 28th – University, 9539 Pinnacle Dr., redat28th.com, blueprintem.com.
Signature Saturdays: International Edition
This edition of the twice-a-month series is taking on an international flair, as Eddietainment partners with the Annie T. Doe Memorial Foundation to benefit Liberian women and children. The night will showcase African and Caribbean culture by way of music and fashion. Reggae band Mystic Vibrations will perform at the beginning of the night, followed by DJ Unique. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission before midnight; for VIP tables, email@example.com. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., facebook.com/VapianoCLT, eddietainment.com.
Cowbell’s One-Year Anniversary
Uptown’s popular burger and whiskey bar has completed a successful first year and invites you to the celebration. There’ll be live music by Josh Daniel of The New Familiars, and complimentary mini shakes and sliders. 9:30 p.m. Free admission. Cowbell Burger & Whiskey Bar, 201 N. Tryon St., eatmorecowbell.com.
No Strings Attached: Back to the '80s Edition with Host Mario Lopez
Actor and TV host Mario Lopez will host this 1980s-inspired party, featuring '80s beer prices and music by DJ Rowshay. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in '80s attire. 10 p.m. General admission, $10; ladies admitted free in '80s attire, men half-price; VIP tables available. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, facebook.com/LabelCharlotte.
Sunday, March 30
Service Industry Night and Live Band Karaoke (weekly event)
Enjoy unlimited bowling for $15 per person, and there will also be live band karaoke in the lounge. Drink specials include $3.50 North Carolina draft beers. 8 p.m.-midnight. Free admission. Ten Park Lanes, 1700 Montford Dr., rollten.com.
Sunday Funday (weekly event)
Party to music by DJs Ahuf, Rowshay, and Edward Shouse. Specials include $5 Crown and Down, $3 beer, and half-price hookah. Plus, at 10 p.m., Curbside Deli food truck parks out front so you can order some great sandwiches. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. ’Stache House Bar & Lounge, 1520 South Blvd., stachehouseclt.com, facebook.com/StacheHouseCLT.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.