CFG Style Week, Craft Cocktail Crawl, DJs Green Lantern and Mark Farina, and More March 6-9
During this first full weekend of March, there are plenty of great parties and social events. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 6
CFG Style Week: Reinventing Fashion In Charlotte (through Saturday)
Charlotte Fashion Guild presents this biannual, multi-day showcase, providing a platform for designers and boutiques and conveying the importance of supporting the local fashion industry. Thursday’s fashion show will feature Charlotte boutiques, Friday will showcase designers from cities ranging from New York to Seattle, and Saturday will highlight avant-garde designers. Begins nightly with cocktail hour, 7 p.m.; show time, 8 p.m. Single-day pass, $20-$40; three-day pass, $50-$100. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., cfgstyleweek.com.
Queen's Cup Steeplechase Cocktail Party
The Queen’s Cup takes place next month, but this night is your chance to mix and mingle with its supporters, enjoy food and drink specials, and win giveaways, including a tailgate package to the April 26 event. 6-8 p.m. Free admission. City Tavern – SouthPark, 4331 Barclay Downs Dr., facebook.com/queenscup.
Bill Hanna’s Vintage Dance Band
It’s the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s time to go dancing. The 20-piece orchestra will be accompanied by vocalist Renee Ebalaroza, as they play ballroom classics encouraging you to dance the swing, shag, fox trot, cha cha, waltz, samba, salsa, and more. Complimentary dance lessons begin at 7 p.m., and so does food service—light dining menu and full bar. Band plays 8-11 p.m. $10 (cash only for cover). Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave., grandcentralevents.com.
Stache Hard Thursdays (weekly event)
It’s one of the liveliest Thursday night events in the city, offering you $5 Fireball all night and hookah is half-price until 10 p.m. Music by DJ Magnum and DJ Rowshay. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission; VIP tables also available, email@example.com. Stache House Bar & Lounge, 1520 South Blvd., stachehouseclt.com.
Friday, March 7
Busted! Beer Bash
Heist is hosting this special happy hour to showcase its new beers. Your ticket gets you four pints of the newest flagship beers (Belgian Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, ESB, and DZL) and a flight of the newest “Not So Small Batch” beers. You’ll also get to meet the new brewing team of Eric Mitchell and Joshua Johnson. 5-7 p.m. $10. Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St., heistbrewery.com.
Bobcats BrewCrawl VI: The Final Chapter
Get ready for a night of hoops, hops, and high-fives, brought to you by RockHouse Events. Your ticket to the crawl includes a ticket to the Cavaliers vs. Bobcats game (7 p.m.) and admission to each of the participating bars: Tilt, Connolly’s On 5th, Sip, and Prohibition; where there will also be a complimentary keg and drink specials. General admission, $21.45 in advance. 5:30-7 p.m. check-in at Tilt On Trade, 127 W. Trade St., rockhouseevents.com/events.
Barbie’s Birthday Party
Celebrate the iconic doll’s birthday at this event, hosted by Charlotte Seen. The night will include a fashion show, a vintage Barbie and Ken look-a-like contest, giveaways, a champagne toast, birthday cake, passed appetizers, and $6 specialty cocktails. 7-10 p.m. Free admission; VIP tables also available, firstname.lastname@example.org. Bubble, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., bubblecharlotte.com.
Charlotte Craft Cocktail Crawl
Sample some of the great handiwork and craft cocktails from local bartenders, as you make your way to several EpiCentre bars, such as Vida, StrikeCity, Bubble, Suite, Whisky River, Tin Roof, Mortimer's, and Howl at the Moon. You'll receive a commemorative T-shirt and cup, two drink tickets, and special drink prices. 8 p.m. $15. Registration at Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., cltcraftcocktailcrawl.eventbrite.com.
Latin Jazz Night
Los Leones will play live. You’re encouraged to make dinner reservations or enjoy drinks at the bar. 9 p.m. Free admission. Blue Restaurant & Bar, 206 N. College St. (corner of Fifth and College streets), bluecharlotte.com/event/latin-jazz-night-8.
DJ Green Lantern
Also known as “The Evil Genius,” a hip hop producer, and Sirius XM host, DJ Green Lantern will spin on the turntables at this popular Charlotte nightclub. Presented by Disco Donnie and Sugar Society. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission before 11 p.m. with RSVP; $10 and up otherwise. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, greenlanterncharlotte.eventbrite.com.
First Fridays Charlotte
After a hiatus, this long-running, monthly party series recently found a new home. Brought to you by Troy Veale, D. Autry, Orlando Farrar, James Rickmond, Floyd Hodge, and Jennifer Leigh. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $10 in advance; VIP admission, $20 in advance; VIP tables also available. Studio Movie Grill, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., firstfridaysmg.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, March 8
Cupcakes and Condoms
The Red Pump Project invites you to an afternoon of complimentary desserts, sexual health, and girl talk, in commemoration of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Hosted by Chirl Girl of V101.9 FM. 3-5 p.m. Free admission; donations accepted. Dupp & Swat, 2424 N. Davidson St., duppandswat.com, theredpumpproject.org/event.
Francis – The Notorious B.I.G. Tribute and Day Party
One of the greatest rappers of all-time died on March 9. This party will honor him, with music played by DJ Shakim. There will also be a complimentary VIP Remy Martin tasting during the first hour. Presented by The JETA Team and DRC ApeParel. 4-9 p.m. $10 in advance; VIP tables available. Empire Lounge, 130 W. Summit Ave., bigtribute.eventbrite.com.
Top Shelf Kickoff Party
It’s almost springtime, so celebrate this Plaza Midwood bar’s great rooftop. Drink specials include $4 sunset shots, $5 Finlandia Bloody Mary, and $3.50 Sam Adams seasonal. And at 9 p.m., the Duke vs. UNC basketball game will be shown on the TVs. Free admission. Whiskey Warehouse, 1221 The Plaza, whiskeywarehouse.com.
California-based house music producer and DJ Mark Farina comes to this South End lounge once a year, and it’s that time again. Opening sets by DJs Nat Eichler and Tobi Nurotik, while Arthur Bros, KT Caustic, Keven Kev, and Collectr will spin on the patio. 9 p.m. General admission, $15 in advance; VIP tables available. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., dharmacharlotte.com.
The Sol Kitchen and RoundTable brought you several parties last week during CIAA, so on this night they’re offering you a bit of recovery. Music by DJ Hot Rod. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission until midnight; VIP tables also available, email@example.com. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., thesolkitchen.com/recovery-w-dj-hot-rod.
Sunday, March 9
Trivia Night (weekly event)
This sports bar is known for its beer, the babes who serve them, games, and plenty of TVs. Sunday nights feature trivia beginning at 8 p.m., and drink specials include $12 domestic beer buckets and $3 Bloody Marys. Free admission. Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill, 247 E. Plaza Dr., Mooresville, facebook.com/HotShotsMooresville.
Sunday Funday (weekly event)
The specials include $5 Crown & Down, $3 beers, and half-price hookah all day. And a trio of DJs (usually go on around 9 p.m.), Edward Shouse, Rowshay, and Ahuf, will play. Plus, the Curbside Deli food truck pulls up out front at 10 p.m. Free admission. Stache House Bar & Lounge, 1520 South Blvd., stachehouseclt.com.
Label On Sunday (weekly event)
The Sunday night party series continues, this week featuring DJ Loui Vee. 10 p.m. Free admission; VIP tables also available, firstname.lastname@example.org. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.