BET Event, Live Jazz, Bobcats NBA Draft Party, Beach Party, and More
June is almost over. Can you believe it? Well, salvage what’s left of it by enjoying yourself at these events over the next couple of days.
Wednesday, June 27
Brio's Sixth Anniversary Party
This popular SouthPark restaurant is celebrating six years in business with a party featuring live music by Skate Rink Jukebox (beginning at 6 p.m.), $5 martini and wine specials, $3.95 appetizers, a champagne toast, and giveaways. 5-9 p.m. Free; VIP, $15. Brio Tuscan Grille, 4720 Piedmont Row Dr., brioitalian.com, paschalpromotions.com.
BLOC Networking After-Hours Event
Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) present this networking event on the last Wednesday of each month for professionals who want to build business through relationships. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5. The Saloon at NC Music Factory, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., thesalooncharlotte.com, businessleadersofcharlotte.com.
Shop Talk: Special Edition
This series that No Grease Barbershop typically presents with conversations on relationships is being joined by Brick City TV and BET News for a special edition. “Should Obama be given another chance?” is the theme of the event. Outspoken men and women from all walks of life are invited. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. No Grease Exclusive, at Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., nogrease.com.
5th and York
Looking for a smooth ending to your Hump Day? Relax to the sounds of live music by one of Charlotte's leading jazz/R&B bands. 8-11 p.m. Free. Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, 201 E. Trade St., ritzcarlton.com/charlotte, 5thandyork.com.
Thursday, June 28
7th Street Market Wine Tasting
Bond Street Wines kicks off this new Thursday tasting series at uptown's public market, where this evening you'll taste white wines such as Domaine Haut Fevrie and David Sautereau Sancerre, and reds Cuvée de Bramefan and Cuvée Doña Maria. 4:30-7 p.m. $10. 7th Street Public Market, 224 E. Seventh St., 7thstreetpublicmarket.com, bondstreetwines.com.
Alive After Five (weekly event)
This week AA5 celebrates the Bobcats No. 2 draft pick with $2 draught beer until the second pick is made. Enjoy live music by Groovetown on the rooftop stage, and The Business on the courtyard stage. There will be plenty of drink stations, plus surrounding restaurants offering dining specials. 5-9 p.m. Free; VIP, $25, includes complimentary beer, wine, and food. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., epicentrenc.com, aliveafterfives.com.
Charlotte Bobcats NBA Draft Party
The Bobcats have the 2nd and 31st picks in the 2012 NBA Draft. And the team invites you to watch live draft coverage on the big screens, along with visits from NBA legends, mascot Rufus, the newly selected 2012-13 Lady Cats, music, games, and more. 6-9 p.m. Free. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., bobcats.com.
Tenya Jazz Trio
Treat yourself to some great live jazz music at this dining institution in South End. 7-9 p.m. Free. Pewter Rose Bistro, 1820 South Blvd., pewterose.com.
Wet N’ Wild Beach Party
No beach here, but you’re asked to come dress as if it were (“beach chic attire welcome”). It’s like three parties in one at this large nightclub, featuring DJ Frenzy and DJ Red in the main room, DJ A-Huf in Doma Lounge, and DJ Magnum on the rooftop terrace. Drink specials include $1 Coronitas, $3 Sex on the Beach shots, and $5 margaritas. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost varies; for guest list, firstname.lastname@example.org; VIP tables, email@example.com. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixcharlotte.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.