Bikini Fashion Show, Zombie Bar Crawl, ‘Gossip Game’ Party, and More April 12-14

Credit: VH1.com
New York City radio personality Angela Yee hosts a party Saturday night at Re:Public to celebrate the new VH1 reality show she stars in.

It’s the weekend. Hop to it!

Friday, April 12

Charlotte Magazine's 5,000 Celebration
Your favorite city magazine is throwing a party to celebrate reaching 5,000 fans on Facebook. Complimentary food and drinks will be served. 5-7 p.m. Free; RSVP here. Hickory Tavern, at Metropolitan, 1100 Metropolitan Ave., thehickorytavern.com.

Su Casa: The April Edition
This eclectic, monthly party will feature soul, Afrobeat, house music, and more by DJ Justice. Plus, they’re debuting their first-ever Artist Exchange (8:30-10 p.m.) to bring together Charlotte’s top budding visual artists, musicians, dancers, and others with movers and shakers in the creative community. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Free before 10 p.m.; $5 after. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., dharmacharlotte.com, Facebook invite.

Sip Charlotte Grand Opening
The owners of Town Tavern have renovated this bar into a new concept (click here to read my preview of Sip Charlotte). At this grand opening, you’ll enjoy a sampling of signature cocktail infusions and music by DJs on both levels. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free tickets available. Sip Charlotte, 200 N. Tryon St., facebook.com/sipcharlottenc.

A Taste of Collins: Bikini Fashion Show
The bikini fashion show will feature models from Miami, as you’re treated to a South Beach experience in Charlotte. Music by RED and DJ Soden, along with performances by The Legacy Committee and Pradigy GT. Black and white attire preferred. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 and up; VIP tables available. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, atasteofcollins.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, April 13

FTP: The Art Lab
FTP is for the people, follow the passion, fight the power, or whatever it means to you. The event will feature live music and live art, showcasing Charlotte hip hop and visual artists. Presented by Rhymes and Designs. 1-5 p.m. Free. Saloon at NC Music Factory, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., salooncharlotte.com, ftpclt.com.

Uptown Charlotte's Inaugural Zombie Bar Crawl
Zombie bar crawls have been taking place all over the country over the last few weeks. Now it’s Charlotte’s turn. Come dressed in zombie attire, and there’ll be makeup artists on site offering free services. Participating bars on the crawl are: Fox & Hound, Fitzgerald's, Dixie's Tavern, Sip Charlotte, Prohibition, Tilt, Roxbury, and BlackFinn. 4 p.m. $15 in advance; $20 day of. Fox & Hound, 330 N. Tryon St., eventbrite.com/event/5641287242.

Beautiful Experience
This special installment of Signature Saturdays will feature live music (9 p.m.-midnight) followed by DJ Shogun. Drink specials include $6 martinis and $3 bottled beers. Presented by Eddietainment and NXL21. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free before midnight. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vapiano-charlotte.com, eddietainment.com.

The Gossip Game Launch Party with Angela Yee
The popular Power 105 (NYC) radio personality and star of the new VH1 show, The Gossip Game, hosts this party. Music by Power 98’s DJ Tab D'Biassi. Presented by The Sol Kitchen and RoundTable Ent. 10 p.m. $10 in advance; VIP tables available. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., thesolkitchen.com.

Sunday, April 14

Brews & Brunettes Sunday Funday
Blondes vs. Brunettes Charlotte host this event to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. You’ll enjoy a cornhole tournament, cookout (bring your own meat and 5Church Chef Jamie Lynch will grill it for you), local beer, live music by Tony Eltora, a tour of the brewery, and more. $15-$35. Noon-4 p.m. NoDa Brewing Company, 2229 N. Davidson St., nodabrewing.com/brews-brunettes-sunday-funday.

The Masters Viewing Party
Will it be Tiger, Rory, or Bubba (or that 14-year-old kid) who takes home the green jacket this year? You'll enjoy watching the final round of the Masters Tournament at this popular pub. Drink specials include $4 20-ounce pints of Guinness, $5 Bloody Marys, and $5 mimosas. 3 p.m. Free. Rí Rá Irish Pub, 208 N. Tryon St., rira.com/charlotte.

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


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