Black Friday Parties, Apollo Live Lounge, BassGiving, and More Nov. 23-25

Credit: facebook.com/bassqueen
Baby Anne commands the turntables Saturday night at Dharma Lounge.

If you have energy left from all that Black Friday shopping, or if you want to dance off the calories from Thanksgiving dinner (and subsequent leftovers), try out one of these weekend events.

Friday, November 23

Osso Fridays (weekly event)
Come for dinner, stay to party. Dinner, 5-10 p.m.; late-night lounge, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. with music by DJ Thanasti. Osso Restaurant & Lounge, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ossocharlotte.com

The Dark Knight: Third Annual All Black Affair
Heights Entertainment presents their annual post-Thanksgiving party, which draws a packed house each year. Music by DJ BroRabb. 10 p.m. Come dressed in black and you’re admitted free until 11 p.m.; general admission $20; VIP tables available. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 222 S. Tryon St., heightsent.com.

Black Friday
Charlotte’s hottest new nightclub is keeping the party going for the holiday weekend. 10 p.m. General admission is $5 if you wear black attire; $10 without; VIP tables available. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com.

Saturday, November 24

Apollo Live Lounge
BET is taking this event city to city, and it’s stopping in Charlotte on this night. Come watch local entertainers perform in an enhanced lounge experience created in the spirit of the famed Apollo Theater. And you’ll help decide who goes home with the cash prize. 7-9 p.m. Free. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd., tempocharlotte.com, facebook.com/apollolivelounge.

BassGiving
Top Down Productions is bringing in renowned DJ and artist Baby Anne, a.k.a The Bass Queen, to lead the charge to the dance floor. Additional DJs include Aaron Sigmon, Scarlett, SVED, Paul Margiotis, and ANYA. 9 p.m. $8 before 10:30 p.m.; $12 after. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., suite 105, dharmacharlotte.com, facebook.com/TopDownQC.

Signature Saturdays (monthly event)
The last Saturday of the month means the return of this jazz-infused event by Eddietainment. Enjoy music by popular Charlotte band 5th & York, order food from the pizza and pasta bar, and select from a great drink menu, including $6 martinis and $3 bottled beers. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free before midnight. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vapiano-charlotte.com, eddietainment.com.

Sunday, November 25

Sunday Football at The Saloon (weekly event)
Watch your favorite NFL team's game on one of the many televisions here. Food and drink specials include 50-cent wings and sliders, $6 Bloody Mary, $10 domestic beer buckets, and half-price draft beer. Plus, every item you purchase will enter you into a raffle for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the bar, which you can use that day or any Sunday. Doors open 11 a.m. Free. The Saloon at NC Music Factory, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., thesalooncharlotte.com.

Charlotte Checkers Happy Hour
SportsLink invites you to meet and mingle, then go support our hockey team. Your ticket gets you two complimentary beers at Prohibition before the game (1-3 p.m.), admission to the Checkers vs. Barons game (3 p.m.), and a complimentary beer at the post-game party at Prohibition at 6 p.m. $10. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com, sportslinkcheckers11_25.eventbrite.com.

Hip Hop Family Reunion
Bugoudi House presents this inaugural event featuring more than a dozen hip hop acts, including Forever FC, Lute, Jimmy Kelso, Schylerchaise, RY, Mullah Mugzie, Shome, Royal Tee, and more. DJ DR on the turntables. Doors open 6 p.m. $10. The Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St., chopshopnoda.com, foreverfc.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. Follow me on Twitter @HollidayInk; email me at jarvish@grownpeopletalking.com.