Blaxploitation Film, Cigar Event, Young Professionals Mixer, Bowling Fundraiser, and More this Week
There are some great after-work events this week, and a few of them represent particular niches. Get in where you fit in!
Tuesday, June 12
SWEET! The Blaxploitation Film Series Vol. 2
SWEET! is all about celebrating the best of the worst 1970s-era Blaxploitation films, and you’ll have fun watching them. This month’s film is Disco Godfather, starring Dolemite. There will also be music and prize giveaways. Presented by Carlton Hargro and Jasiatic. 7:30 p.m. $7. The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., eveningmuse.com, Facebook invite.
College Night: Neon Glow Paint Party
Dance while the neon lights and paint put you in a trance. Drink specials include $2 Miller Lite bottles and $4 UV Vodka drinks. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. (party gets going about 10 p.m.) Ages 18 and up welcome. Text 980-333-3923 for free admission. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., whiskyrivercharlotte.com.
Wednesday, June 13
Studio Tabac Tour 2012
This is a great event for cigar aficionados or if you want to learn more about the culture. Studio Tabac brand director Bryan Scholle will present a cigar rolling exhibition, and there will be special discounts and gifts given away. 4-7 p.m. Free. Tinder Box, SouthPark location, 4400 Sharon Rd., tinderboxcigars.com.
Engage Charlotte Mixer
The Charlotte Chamber’s young professionals organization presents this networking event for 21- to 39-year-olds. Drink specials and complimentary appetizers will be served. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free; register here. Hickory Tavern, at The Metropolitan, 1100 Metropolitan Ave., charlottechamber.com, thehickorytavern.com.
Thursday, June 14
Alive After Five (weekly event)
It’s the largest weekly after-work party in the city. Enjoy live music this week by 80s party band Girlz, Girlz, Girlz on the rooftop stage, and Coconut Groove on the courtyard stage. There will be plenty of drink stations, plus surrounding restaurants offering dining specials. 5-9 p.m. Free admission; VIP, $25, includes complimentary beer, wine, and food. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., epicentrenc.com, aliveafterfives.com.
Bowling 4 Booty
Enjoy a fun-filled evening of bowling during this fundraiser to benefit Levine Cancer Institute’s fundraising efforts for the annual 24 Hours of Booty cycling event. Your ticket includes bowling and shoe rental, plus there will be complimentary heavy appetizers, drink specials, and a DJ. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $22. Ten at Park Lanes, 1700 Montford Dr., rollten.com, bowlingforbooty.eventbrite.com.
Hop Head Brewery Night
If you haven’t gone yet, this is a good opportunity to check out Charlotte’s newest beer bar. Try a special lineup of brews during this event, including Olde Hickory Black Death Cask, Death by Hops, Black Raven, and more. Plus, there'll be live music by Carolina Reign beginning at 8 p.m. (live bands perform each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). 7 p.m. Free admission. World of Beer – South End, 222 E. Bland St., southend.wobusa.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.