Bachelorette Auction, Drex and Maney’s Party with Aloe Blacc, PlayDate Charlotte, Passport For Fashion, and More April 24-27
Charlotte’s social scene is jam packed with events over the next few days. Make it do what it do!
Thursday, April 24
Weekend Warmup (new weekly event)
You have a new option for after-work fun on Thursdays in South End. This weekly series kicks off this evening (running at least through spring) and will feature live music by a different band each week, in addition to the great food and drinks this bar is known for. Music this evening by Starlight Mints. Also, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 6-8 p.m. Free admission. Icehouse South End, 2100 South Blvd., icehousecharlotte.com, historicsouthend.com/hse_ww.
Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte Girls’ Night Out
It’s a night that caters to the ladies while supporting a great cause. Enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a fashion show, and silent auction. The runway will feature fashions from several upscale boutiques and retailers, and some of the models are “Model Moms,” women who have stayed in a Ronald McDonald House. Also on this night, the winner of the 2014 Isabella Santos Award will be announced, presented in partnership with the Isabella Santos Foundation. 6 p.m. $60 and up. The Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., rmhofcharlotte.org.
A Night With Habitat
Habitat Charlotte is celebrating 23 years of Women Build at this annual event (formerly known as Steaks & Stilettos), featuring dinner, a silent auction, and more. Proceeds support affordable housing in the community. 6:30 p.m. $60. Byron's South End 101 W. Worthington Ave., habitatcharlotte.org/about-us/upcoming-events/a-night-with-habitat.
Sixth Annual Charity Best Bachelorette Auction Ever
Fifteen single Charlotte women will grace the stage at this event, as audience members place bids for a chance to go out on a date with them. It’s all for a great cause, benefiting charities that support children affected by domestic violence. Hosted by comedian Tone-X, with music by DJ Phalse ID. Presented by Metro Proponent. 7-11 p.m. $15 in advance. Interior Motives Showroom, 2425 South Blvd., metroproponent.com/charity-auction.
Friday, April 25
Fridays On The Patio (weekly event)
Enjoy the great weather and kick off the start of your weekend on this patio, which offers some of the best views of Uptown. Drink specials include $3.50 Corona and Corona Light, and $7 Coronarita, and you’ll have the chance to win prizes. 4 p.m.-until. Free admission. Vida Mexican Kitchen Y Cantina, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., charlotte.vidacantina.com.
Sip’s First Anniversary
After going through a renovation and rebranding last year (formerly known as Town Tavern), Sip began attracting a broader range of Uptown partiers, particularly young professionals and the after-work crowd. Tonight the bar celebrates its first anniversary with live music (5:30 p.m.), a DJ (9 p.m.), and incredible drink specials: $1 beers, Jello shots, and select liquor drinks. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Sip, 200 N. Tryon St., sipcharlotte.com.
Concerts in the Round (weekly event kickoff)
SouthPark’s Friday evening party series kicks off for the season this Friday, where hundreds of people come out to be entertained by the live bands while enjoying food and drinks from the surrounding restaurants and bars. Sol Fusion Band kicks things off. 7-11 p.m. Free admission. Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Dr., piedmonttowncenter.com, aliveafterfives.com/piedmont-town-center.
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., tempocharlotte.com, playdatecharlotte.com.
Drex and Maney’s Second Anniversary Party with Aloe Blacc Live
Kiss 95.1 FM’s morning show, Drex & Maney, is celebrating two years of being on Charlotte airwaves with this party, featuring a live performance by Aloe Blacc, whose hits include “The Man” and “Wake Me Up.” There will also be a performance by the band My Crazy Girlfriend. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $10 in advance; for VIP tables, firstname.lastname@example.org. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., suitecharlotte.com, aloeblaccsuite.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, April 26
The Charlotte Bobcats have returned home to face the Miami Heat in game three of their playoff series. And the mega entertainment complex across the street from the arena is celebrating with a family-friendly afternoon of fun, featuring music, games, prizes, and more. 2-5 p.m. Free admission. The Commons at the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., epicentrenc.com/event/epic-gameday/2408.
Third Annual Parking Lot Charity Party
One of the Lake Norman area’s most popular bars hosts this event, with live music by Below The Belt (5-8 p.m.), followed by DJ Bob, and food trucks will be on site. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Isabella Santos Foundation, which raises money and awareness to fight neuroblastoma (childhood cancer). 4 p.m.-2 a.m. 19712 One Norman Blvd., Cornelius, facebook.com/lake.roxx.
Passport For Fashion: One
It’s one of the area’s largest annual fashion shows, featuring dozens of models walking the catwalk in fashions and styles by more than 20 designers and 25 boutiques. There will also be live entertainment, a DJ, passed appetizers, and cocktails. Proceeds will benefit Drumstrong, which supports cancer programs and research. Presented by Charlotte Seen. 6:30 p.m. $25 and up; VIP tables available. Silver Hammer Studios, at NC Music Factory, 817 Hamilton St.; after-party immediately following at Osso Restaurant and Lounge, passportforfashion.com. [photo credit: Charlotte Seen]
Second Annual Florence Crittenton Services Charity Fashion Show
The theme for this year’s event is “Beside Every Good Man… Salute to Power Couples,” and the fashion show will feature professional athletes, celebrities, and community members. Guests will also enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, dancing, and an auction. Proceeds benefit Florence Crittenton Services, which provides comprehensive services to pregnant and at-risk women and girls in crisis situations. 7 p.m. General admission, $75; VIP, $150. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St., fcsnc.org.
RSVP Saturdays (new weekly event)
This event caters to the 30-and-older crowd, offering drink and appetizer specials, a DJ spinning hits from the 1970s through today (goes on at 10 p.m.), in a relaxed and upscale environment. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission; VIP tables available. City Tavern-SouthPark, 4331 Barclay Downs Dr., city-tavern.com, paschalpromotions.com/events/rsvp-Saturdays.
Taking place the second and last Saturday of every month, this edition features live music by singer Kyran and his band, followed by DJ C Rob. Drink specials include $6 martinis and $99 Moët bottles, and the food menu is available until midnight. Presented by Eddietainment. 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.
Vanity Saturdays with Sebastian Mikael Live
The “Last Night” singer will perform live, and the night will also feature music by DJ Shaun Nyce. The party will also celebrate the Bobcats (hopefully a victory over the Heat earlier in the night). 10 p.m. Free admission before midnight. Vanity Charlotte, 500 W. 5th St., vanitycharlotte.com, facebook.com/events/528446227240054.
Sunday, April 27
Brewery Tour Charlotte
This is the first event in this monthly brewery tour series, to be held on the last Sunday of each month. A party bus will take guests to some of the best local breweries Charlotte has to offer. Admission includes transportation, a commemorative pint glass, beer samples at each brewery, snacks, and more. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Noon-5 p.m. $50. Tour bus departs from World of Beer South End, 222 E. Bland St., wobusa.com/locations/south-end, brewerytourcharlotte.com.
Let’s Talk Brunch & Networking Series
Guests will enjoy a catered brunch including desserts and unlimited mimosas; plus, there will be raffles and gift bags to the first 25 attendees. The afternoon will also feature “speed networking” and a panel discussion. Brought to you by Empress Nic and the Let’s Talk Women’s Network. 1-4 p.m. General admission, $10. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. 5th St., cravedessertbar.com, letstalkbrunchseries.eventbrite.com.
#BeautifulPplQC: A Brunch Series
This monthly brunch series continues, featuring libations and eclectic Southern cuisine by Food By Francois. Hosted by Dupp & Swat. 1-4 p.m. $15. Dupp & Swat, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112B, beautifulpplqc.splashthat.com.
Berewick International Festival and Food Truck Rally
There’ll be a food truck rally, featuring food from around the world, face painters, a balloon artist, cornhole, international dancers, and live bands, all representing diverse cultures. 2-5 p.m. Free admission. Manor House at Berewick, 6625 Berewick Commons Pkwy., paschalpromotions.com/events/berewick-international-festival-food-truck-rally.
Xklusive Convos Charlotte: State of the Union
Whether you’re single and looking, in a relationship, or married, your insight and conversation are welcome at this social event. The evening will begin with a meet-and-greet with appetizers and cocktails, followed by a group conversation and discussion facilitated by certified life and relationship coach Troy Spry. 4-7 p.m. $15. Enso Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., ensocharlotte.com, xklusiveconvos.eventbrite.com.
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