Baseball Happy Hour, Football Draft Party, Blondes vs. Brunettes, Flo Rida Live, and More
The Carolina Panthers hold their annual NFL Draft Party this Thursday at Bank of America Stadium.

The middle of the week is hopping with activity as if it’s the weekend or something. Network and/or party hard.

Wednesday, April 25

Networking Happy Hour to Support Charlotte Knights
Engage Charlotte and Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) are hosting a networking event to build support for the Charlotte Knights making their move from Fort Mill to uptown. Charlotte Center City Partners will have their baseball street team on hand, and you’ll have a chance to sign your name on the 12-foot “Babe” baseball inflatable. 5-7:30 p.m. $5. The Saloon at the NC Music Factory, 935 NC Music Factory Blvd.,

Mix at Six (new weekly event)
The popular, weekly suburban after-work event has returned for another season, kicking of this week and running each Wednesday through May 30. Live music by Vanilla Cornbread (a white R&B and soul band, hence the name). And prizes will be raffled away. 6-9 p.m. Free. Ballantyne Village plaza, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way,

Blondes vs. Brunettes Player Auction
The McDevitt Agency, the hip real estate firm that brings you the bimonthly Project Tuesday event, is partnering with Blondes vs. Brunettes for a fun evening to benefit The Alzheimer’s Association. The event will feature a silent auction, complimentary appetizers, and half-priced martinis. 7-10 p.m. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. Fifth St.,, Facebook event details.

Pop Life (weekly event)
It’s the biggest nightclub party in uptown on a Wednesday night. This week features live music by The VKC Band during the patio party from 8-10 p.m. The Aphilliates' DJ Sense then plays the main room beginning at 10 p.m., while DJ Shaun Nyce takes over the patio. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free; VIP tables available, Re:Public, 314 N. College St.,

Thursday, April 26

Alive After Five (weekly event)
It’s the final week at this location, before moving to the EpiCentre next week through September. This Thursday’s live entertainment provided by Led Zeppelin cover band Zoso, and there will be plenty of drink stations. Official after-parties are at the EpiCentre. 5-9 p.m. Free. Wells Fargo Plaza, 301 S. Tryon St.,

Panthers NFL Draft Party
Come out to support the home team and see who the Carolina Panthers select with the ninth overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. The draft, which is being televised by ESPN, will be shown on several large LED screens inside and outside of the stadium. Panthers players will be present to interact with fans and sign autographs. Fans will also have access to behind-the-scenes areas of the stadium including tours of the Panthers locker room. The TopCats will perform and there will also be live music by Parmalee. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St., Click here for the full schedule of activities.

Cufflinks & Cocktails
It’s one of Charlotte’s longest-running monthly social events, held at a different, trendy bar or lounge each time. Put on by the Charlotte Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, a well-dressed crowd (hence the cufflinks in the name) of young professionals mix and mingle. 6-10 p.m. Free. BrickTop's, 6401 Morrison Blvd.,,

Flo Rida Live
He’s had some of the biggest club songs over the last few years, from “Low” and “Right Round” to last year’s “Good Feeling” and now you can see Flo Rida perform live. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost varies. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,

Cameo Thursdays One Year Anniversary Party
Celebrate the anniversary of this weekly Thursday night party with music by four DJs: Frenzy, Red, A Huff, and Adrenaline—throughout three rooms. Plus, drink specials: $5 L.I.Ts, $3 birthday shots, and $1 Hi Lifes. Along with special guest celebrities. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost varies. VIP tables available, Phoenix, 300 N. College St.,, Facebook event details.

Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.

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