Burlesque Revue, Business After Hours, Enso’s Anniversary Party, NFL Bash, and More this Week
There are some great social events and parties taking place this week. Below, I’ve listed just about something for everyone.
Wednesday, September 14
Red Light District
Put a racy end to your Hump Day with this event, presented by La Petite Mort Burlesque Troupe. This burlesque revue will feature special guest performers Jenn Martin, Porcelain, Sydney Vigotov, and Lips Sealed, in addition to the ladies from La Petite Mort: Beautiful Sin, Cherry Von Bomb, Ginger Lee, and Cindy Holiday. Scott Weaver serves as emcee and music by DJ Adrenalin. Doors open 9 p.m.; show starts 11 p.m. $10. The Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd., sunsetclubcharlotte.com, La Petite Mort on Facebook.
Thursday, September 15
Business After Hours
The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce presents this event each month at a different venue around Charlotte. Mix, mingle, and network with other professionals—bring your business cards. Complimentary food and drinks will be served. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $15; free for Chamber members but you’re asked to register online. Pine Island Country Club, 1701 Stoney Ridge Dr., charlottechamber.com.
Girls Night Out
Ladies, put on your LBD for a GNO and support a good cause. The evening will benefit Blair’s Foster Socks, whose mission is to provide socks to foster and homeless children. Donate a new pack of socks or make a charitable contribution and you’ll receive a complimentary bellini (cocktail). Live music begins at 8 p.m. 7 p.m.-midnight. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bubble Lounge, upstairs at Aria, 100 N. Tryon St. ariacharlotte.com.
Grand Opening of Silk and Enso’s Two-Year Anniversary Party
Enso, the extravagant Asian restaurant, bar, and lounge inside EpiCentre, is celebrating its two-year anniversary as well as the opening of its newest wing, Silk. The event includes a dragon parade in the courtyard at 8 p.m., and an open bar (early) and sushi tasting. Music by two guest DJs: RJ Spinher from L.A. will play in Silk, while DJ Styles spins in Enso. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar, 210 E. Trade St., inside EpiCentre, ensocharlotte.com.
Friday, September 16
Summer Cocktails at The Duke Mansion
Kick off your weekend with a little Southern charm at this cocktail hour. Roam the beautiful gardens and the exquisite mansion while enjoying drinks from the cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Executive Chef Harrison Booth. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Reserve your spot by calling 704-714-4448 or emailing email@example.com. The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Rd., dukemansion.org.
The Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation, along with the Carolina Panther player himself, presents this annual party to celebrate the start of the NFL season. Invited guests include several of Davis’ fellow players and celebrity friends. Music by Power 98’s DJ Buttafingaz. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 and up; VIP available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd., sunsetclubcharlotte.com, defendingdreams.org.
Be sure to bookmark www.charlottemagazine.com/Blogs/Dusk-Till-Dawn to stay plugged into Charlotte nightlife.