Charlotte Fashion Week, Sip & Stroll, Casino Night, Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight Parties, and More Sept. 12-15

Credit: sipandstrollcharlotte.com
The two-day Sip & Stroll event (Friday and Saturday) at the EpiCentre features wine, art, live music, and more.
There are several special events and parties this weekend. Seize the day!
 

Charlotte Fashion Week (through September 14)

Charlotte Seen presents this annual week of fashion shows, events, and parties. Suits and Stilettos: Thursday, 6:30 p.m., NC Music Factory Courtyard. Emerging Designer’s Competition: Friday, 6:30 p.m. Hilton Center City Ballroom. Fashion Designers, Boutiques, ImaginOn Teen Designer Competition, and Recyclable Product Runway: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Hilton Center City Ballroom. After-parties each night. Visit charlottefashionweek.com for complete details. 
 

Thursday, September 12

 
Green Drinks
The September installment of this monthly happy hour and networking event for the “eco-conscious and eco-curious” features guest speaker Margaret Brantley, development director of Carolina Thread Trail, who will talk about this regional trail network that will eventually stretch across 15 counties. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free admission. Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St., heistbrewery.com, greendrinksclt.com.
 
MetLive: Music on the Greenway (weekly event)
This is the second week of the six-week fall run of this after-work series, taking place each Thursday through October 10. Music this Thursday by Mac Arnold & Plate Full O'Blues, while you enjoy a great view of Uptown and food and drinks from surrounding restaurants and bars. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free admission. Metropolitan, 1111 Metropolitan Ave., metmidtown.com/metropolitan-metlive.htm.
 
Lyft Charlotte Launch Party
Described as “your new best friend with a car,” the Lyft app allows you to book affordable rides. This event celebrates its launch in Charlotte. There’ll be complimentary food, an open bar, and local art on display. 6:30-10 p.m. Free admission. Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St., heistbrewery.com, lyftcharlotte.eventbrite.com.
 
Unplugged (weekly event)
This social mixer features acoustic guitar and singing performances, spoken word, and a DJ as it gathers people and encourages them to “unplug from society’s influence and plug into Christ.” All faiths are welcomed. 7 p.m. Free admission. 2xSalt, 1900 Queen City Dr., iamunplugged.com, facebook.com/iamunplugged.
 

Friday, September 13

 
Early Oktoberfest
Ettain Group presents an evening of beer, food, and a cornhole tournament. A portion of proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free admission. Triple C Brewing Company, 2900 Griffith St., triplecbrewing.com, eventbrite.com/event/8043110159.
 
Friday The 13th Bar Crawl
Experience some of Concord’s most popular bars during this crawl, including: Wine Room at Afton Village, Iron Thunder, Eastfield Bar & Grill, and Tavern at the Mills. Party bus transportation provided, and there’ll be drink specials at each stop. Presented by ConcordFun.com. 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $10; $15 for two. Wine Room at Afton Village, 5401 Village Dr. NW., eventbrite.com/event/8098130727.
 
Sip & Stroll (Friday and Saturday)
This fourth annual festival features great art from more than 40 visual artists, wine tastings and seminars, food by EpiCentre restaurants, and live music by bands such as Crashbox and Early Ray. There will also be activities for kids. Friday, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, 2-8 p.m. $25; $40 for two-day pass. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., epicentrenc.com, sipandstrollcharlotte.com.
 
Miami Live Vol. 2
International DJ and producer Randy Wallz brings the heat from Miami. Opening sets by DJ Chaka and DJ Blue. Presented by Latina 102.3 FM. $3 drink specials and $99 bottles. 10 p.m. Cost varies. Latorre's Disco, 116 W. 5th St., latorresdisco.com, facebook.com/latorresdisco.
 
Made in Moscow: Russian International Party
Party like you’re in the heart of Moscow, with music by DJ Vadim and DJ Tyoma. Hookah will be served on the veranda. 10 p.m. Free admission. Osso Restaurant & Lounge, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ossocharlotte.com.
 
Lucky Friday The 13th Balloon Drop 
More than $5,000 in cash and prizes will be given away. Drink specials include $3 Bud Light and $5 Pot of Gold shots. 10 p.m. Cost varies. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., whiskyrivercharlotte.com
 

Saturday, September 14

 
Charlotte Beer Babes Second Saturday Tasting
Taste some great fall seasonal brews, including pumpkin beers, and meet some fellow craft beer lovers. 3 p.m. $10. World of Beer, 222 E. Bland St., wobusa.com/Locations/SouthEnd.aspx, charlottebeerbabes.com.
 
Casino Night 2013
Guys With Ties offer you a night of casino games, music, dancing, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Playing for Others. 8 p.m. $75. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St., guyswithtiescharlotte.com.
 
The Appreciation
The Dooby Shop shows its appreciation for your support and invites you to the grand opening of its new cosmetology school. The event will feature beauty gift bags, entertainment, complimentary food and drinks, vendors, and a hair show. Music by Power 98’s DJ Yasmin Young. 8-11 p.m. Free admission; RSVP at doobyshop.eventbrite.com. The Dooby Shop School of Cosmetology, 2107 Beatties Ford Rd., facebook.com/TeamDoobyShop.
 
Spragga Benz Live
The reggae star will perform live. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $20 in advance. Twilight Lounge, 7030 Smith Corners Blvd., twilightloungeandrestaurant.com, facebook.com/TwilightLounge.
 
Signature Saturdays
Mix and mingle at this posh venue, while you’re treated to live jazz by 5th and York, followed by music by DJ Daddy D. Drink specials include $6 martinis, $3 bottled beers, and $99 Moët bottles; and order from the pizza and pasta bar. Presented by Eddietainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free until midnight; cover charge after. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vapiano-charlotte.com, eddietainment.com.
 

Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez Fight Viewing Parties

9 p.m. Free admission. Fox and Hound (multiple locations). Uptown, 330 N. Tryon St.; Northlake, 9325 Center Lake Dr.; Huntersville, 8711 Lindholm Dr.; Ballantyne, 15235 John J. Delaney Dr., foxandhound.com.
 
9 p.m. Free admission. Tilted Kilt, 13230 Carowinds Blvd., tiltedkilt.com/locations/charlotte, facebook.com/TiltedKiltCharlotte.
 
9 p.m. Free admission before 11 p.m. with flyer, click here. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St., privilegecharlotte.com
 
9 p.m. Free admission. Celebs Restaurant and Lounge, 445 W. Trade St., celebsrestaurant.com.
 
9 p.m. Free admission. Kennedy's Premium Bar & Grill, 366 N. Caswell Rd., kennedyscharlotte.com, facebook.com/KennedysPremiumBarandGrill.
 
9 p.m. Cost varies. The Men’s Club of Charlotte, 444 Tyvola Rd., mensclub.com/charlotte-mens-club.
 
9 p.m. Free admission. Dave & Buster's, at Concord Mills Mall, 8361 Concord Mills Blvd., daveandbusters.com, facebook.com/DBconcord.
 
The One: Mayweather Vs. Canelo (fight shown live on movie screen). 9 p.m. $25. Regal Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Rd., regmovies.com.
 

Sunday, September 15

 
Panthers Watch Party
The Carolina Panthers are away this weekend to play the Buffalo Bills. The game will be shown here on several of the large screens. 1 p.m. Free admission. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., strikecitycharlotte.com.
 
Overdose
Don’t end your weekend just yet. Party to the sounds of DJ Pnut from Atlanta. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 in advance. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., suitecharlotte.com, overdoseme2013.eventbrite.com.
 

Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
 
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