Bollywood Night, Vegas Glam, ‘Brief’ Fashion Show, Panthers vs. Falcons Parties, and More Oct. 31-Nov. 3

If you hang out late Saturday night, you could get an extra hour of partying thanks to daylight saving time.
There are plenty of great social events and parties to choose from as we welcome in November. Remember to fall back! 
 

Thursday, October 31

 
Happy Halloween!
Click here for a separate Dusk Till Dawn list of more than 20 Halloween parties taking place Thursday and Friday night.
 

Friday, November 1

 
Teachers Lounge
It’s an after-work mixer for teachers, starting early enough to accommodate their schedules. The first Teachers Lounge event held here about a month ago was a success. Teachers, educators, and friends are invited to enjoy food and drink specials and music. 3-8 p.m. Free admission; RSVP requested. Cosmos Cafe, 300 N. College St., cosmoscafe.com, teacherslounge.eventbrite.com.
 
Brief! A Fete for Fashion
This has become one of the city’s most talked about annual fashion shows, featuring two dozen male models walking the runway in the latest trends in men’s underwear, sportswear, and loungewear. Also features music and a cash bar. Proceeds benefit Time Out Youth Center and Human Rights Campaign (HRC) North Carolina. 7-11 p.m. General admission standing, $35; general admission seated, $50; VIP tables available. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon  St., extravaganzaevents.com, briefafeteforfashion.org.
 
Vida’s Three Year Anniversary Party
The Mexican hotspot located on one of Uptown’s busiest corners celebrates being in business for three years. There’ll be prize giveaways, and drink specials include: $3 margaritas, tequila shooters, and Modelo drafts. 7 p.m.-close. Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., vidacantina.com.
 
Montford Drive Whiskey Walk 
Stroll along this popular dining and nightlife district and visit each of the participating spots: Angry Ale’s, The Roasting Company, Jeff’s Bucket Shop, Moosehead Grille, Hef’s Bar and Grill, and Barreled at The Lift. Each stop will offer bourbon/whiskey specials. 7 p.m. Free admission; RSVP requested to jonathan@cltfun.com. Check-in at Angry Ale’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 1518 Montford Dr., facebook.com/angryalesmofo, angryales.com.
 
Bobcats Home Opener Tailgate
As the Charlotte Bobcats play their first home game of the season against the Cleveland Cavaliers, you’re invited to come out in your Bobcats gear to this event during or post-game.  Prizes will be given away such as an autographed team ball, team cups, koozies, wristbands, and T-shirts. Drink specials include $3 Bud and Bud Light bottles. 8-11 p.m. Get in free after the game with ticket stub. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., whiskyrivercharlotte.com.
 
A Night in the Roaring 20s
What better place to relive the 1920s than at a bar named Prohibition? Come dressed in clothing reminiscent of that era. There’ll be a complimentary keg and prizes given away. Presented by Guys and Dolls to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 8-11 p.m. $10 donation requested. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com.
 
Bollywood Night: Diwali Celebration
Celebrate authentic Indian culture, Bollywood style with dance, music, and drinks. Music by Xtra Sound DJs from D.C. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Oak Room,  200 E. Bland St., oakroomclt.com, event invite.
 
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Saturday, November 2

 
Second Annual SausageFest
Enjoy unlimited sausage samples from this hot dog haven, unlimited craft beer samples from local breweries, live music, cornhole, and more. Kids welcome. A portion of the proceeds will go to the All in to Fight Cancer organization. 4-9 p.m. $15-$25; kids $5. JJ’s Red Hots, 1514 East Blvd., jjsredhots.com, sausagefest13.eventbrite.com.
 
Cornhole Golf Fall Classic
It’s part-cornhole tournament, part-putt-putt, and part-bar crawl for one evening of fun. Holes will be set up at a variety of Uptown bars between Fifth Street and the EpiCentre. Presented by RockHouse Events. Check-in 5-5:45 p.m.; tee off at 6 p.m. $20 for teams of two. Uptown, rockhouseevents.com.
 
Five Buck Friday Swing Dance DJ Battle
Two DJs will battle to play the best swing music in a competition judged by votes from the audience. Come ready to swing dance, from the Charleston to the jitterbug. Proceeds will benefit the Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter. Presented by Gotta Swing Charlotte in association with Beards BeCAUSE. Doors open 7 p.m. $5. Complimentary beginner swing dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.; dance 8:30-11:30 p.m. Chantilly Hall, 2101 Shenandoah Ave., gottaswingcharlotte.com, beardsbecause.com.
 
Haunt: Pop-Up Speakeasy
This is the next installment of Haunt, a series of pop-up cocktail events put on by a group of mixologists and drink enthusiasts. They promise you classic craft cocktails over great conversation. There will also be live music, candy poker, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. 7 p.m.-midnight. $25, includes two drink tickets. Frock Shop, 901 Central Ave., hauntbar.com, frockshop.ticketssoeasy.com.
 
Daylight Saving Party 
Remind yourself to set your clock back an hour at the end of the night before you leave this Lake Norman martini bar. Drink specials include $2 Miller Lite bottles and $5 double punch shots. Music from DJ A-Styles. 10 p.m. Free admission. On The Roxx, 19712 One Norman Blvd., Cornelius, ontheroxx.com.
 
Oak Room Saturdays
It’s the biggest party in South End on Saturday nights. Music by resident DJ Edward Shouse and guest DJ Yona. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission; VIP tables available, viptables@oakroomclt.com. Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St., oakroomclt.com.
 
Vegas Glam: Extreme Burlesque Show 
This new nightclub (in the space formerly occupied by Butter NC) wraps up its first month of being open. Featuring special entertainment from Las Vegas, The Suicide Sirens. 10 p.m. Admission varies; VIP available, vip@xnightclubclt.com. X Nightclub, 950 Music Factory Blvd., xnightclubclt.com.
 
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Sunday, November 3

 
Cans:Recycled – Panthers vs. Falcons
The Roaring Riot put on this game viewing and after-party for Panthers fans during home games. Watch the game on big screens with sound, and a DJ spins after. Noon; game time is 1 p.m. Free admission. All American Pub, 200 E. Bland St., allamericanpubclt.com, facebook.com/TheCansRecycled.
 
Panthers Game Watch
Watch the Panthers game here on more TVs than likely anywhere else around. Full food and drink menus available. Game kickoff is at 1 p.m. Free admission. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., strikecitycharlotte.com.
 
CIRFtacular
Spend your afternoon on this great patio listening to live music by Grey Revell and the Roman Candles, Ryan Bach Band, and Bless These Sounds Under The City. There’ll be a cash-only beer bar, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Chronic Illness Relief Fund (CIRF). 1 p.m. Free admission; donations encouraged. Common Market – South End, 1515 S. Tryon St., commonmarketisgood.com, facebook.com/cirfhelps.
 
A Grown And Sexy Jam
Party to music on two floors–reggae on one and R&B on the other–by DJ Polo and DJ Storm. Presented by WGIV radio personalities Atiya Harris and Joseph Butler. 8 p.m.-3 a.m. $10 admission for you and a guest. Celebs Restaurant & Lounge, 445 W. Trade St., celebsrestaurant.com, agrownandsexyjam.eventbrite.com.
 
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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.
 
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