Artist Party at Crave, Pop Life with Phife Dawg, and More Midweek Events

Photo by Kevin Douglas.
Pop Life at RE:PUBLIC draws one of the biggest crowds in Charlotte each Wednesday.

Celebrate August coming to an end with these parties and events taking place today and tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 30

Social Media: Get Your Voice Heard. Expand Your Reach.
Hosted by Young Professionals For David Howard, this networking event presents a panel of social media purveyors (including yours truly) to offer you tips on how social media can improve your career and community. Panelists: Crystal Dempsey (@CrystalDempsey), Krystal High (@DigitalEconoMs), Jarvis Holliday (@HollidayInk), and Jameka Whitten (@JamekaShamae). Tweet about this event with the hashtag #CLTvotes. Complimentary refreshments will be served. 6:30-8 p.m. $10 donation suggested; free validated parking. Bluprint Restaurant, 227 W. Trade St. (in the Carillon building, adjacent to Morton’s Steakhouse),,

Ian Wegener’s Artist Launch Party
Celebrate the works of this local artist, while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres, dessert tastings, and drink specials. 7-9 p.m. Free. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. Fifth St.,,

Free Show at The Comedy Zone
Come witness the stand-up routines of some of Charlotte’s aspiring comedians. About a dozen recent graduates of The Comedy Zone’s Comedy Classes will hit the stage. 8 p.m. Free with RSVP; send email to with your name (to hold reservation) and number of tickets requested (up to six). The Comedy Zone, at NC Music Factory, 900 Seaboard St.,

Wednesday, August 31

Pop Life with Phife Dawg
This popular weekly event features a special host this Wednesday, Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest, along with his deejay, DJ Rasta Root. The patio party starts at 8 p.m. with DJ DR and features free food by Sadie’s Soulful Southern Experience. Usually a free event, this week there’s a cover charge. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission to patio party before 10 p.m. with RSVP to; $10 to party after. RE:PUBLIC, 314 N. College St.,,

Nappy Roots and More
It’s a rather random assortment for a Wednesday night in the Queen City, but this party celebrates the birthday of promoter, producer, and filmmaker Drae Jackson. Featuring hip-hop artists Nappy Roots, Crime Mob, Mike Jones, Rich Boy, and hosted by Power 98’s No Limit Larry and DJ Incognito. 9 p.m. Ladies free all night; gentlemen free until midnight. Lux, 200 E. Bland St.,

Pure Wednesdays
It’s a weekly college night party that attracts many twenty-somethings. And with school back in, look for this week’s edition to be especially festive. Drink specials include $3 house drinks and $2 domestic beers. Music by DJ R Wonz. 10 p.m. Ladies free until 11:30 p.m. Ages eighteen and older admitted. Halo, 820 Hamilton St., at NC Music Factory,

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