Cocktail Events, Popular DJs, Dance Parties, and More Jan. 30-Feb. 1

Photo credit: Latorre’s
Latorre’s has been the leading Latin nightclub in Charlotte for several years.
The big game of all big games is taking place in New York (and on TV) on Sunday, but there’s also plenty to do in Charlotte the days before that. Enjoy this social itinerary. 
 

Thursday, January 30

 
City Tavern at 5 (weekly through Feb. 27)
The Thursday night series in SouthPark returns for a five-week winter run. Come out after work to mix and mingle, or later in the night to party (DJ goes on at 9 p.m.). Enjoy half-off select appetizers (until 11 p.m.), and drink specials all night including $5 glasses of wine, $5 cosmopolitan martinis, and $3 Heineken Lights. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. City Tavern – SouthPark, 4331 Barclay Downs Dr., city-tavern.com, paschalpromotions.com/events/city-tavern-at-5.
 
It Takes Two: Leroy Fox’s Two-Year Anniversary Party 
It’s a red carpet event to celebrate this Cotswold restaurant and bar turning two. There’ll be music from Heroes At Last, $3.50 draughts, and giveaways throughout the night. 8 p.m. Free admission. Leroy Fox, 705 S. Sharon Amity Rd., leroyfox.com, facebook.com/kitchen.cocktails.
 
Comedy & Concert Series
It’s the best of both worlds as funny jokes and soulful singing are on the same bill, starring comedian Tone-X and Grammy-nominated artist Anthony David. Brought to you by Y Square Management. Doors open 7 p.m.; show time 8 p.m. General admission, $15 in advance; VIP, $40. The Tavern, 300 E. Morehead St., taverncharlotte.com, y2mgmt.com.
 
Crown The Night 
Crown Royal is the star of the night, with the drink being on special for $4, and special VIP tables featuring the bottle (for VIP, bchristy@bubblecharlotte.com). Music by DJ T-Nice. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Bubble, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., bubblecharlotte.com
 

Friday, January 31

 
Yard Sale Party
It’s as if all the liquor must go, with $1 liquor drinks and $1 shots on special all night. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. $5 cover charge after 9:30 p.m. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com
 
Takeover Friday
Guest DJ Cali joins resident DJ Chaka join up to rock the party at the city’s hottest Latin nightclub. Enjoy $3 drink specials and $2 beers. 10 p.m. Admission cost varies; ladies free until 11 p.m. Latorre's, 116 W. 5th St., latorrescharlotte.com, facebook.com/latorresdisco.
 
Friday at Southside
This venue is becoming the go-to spot on Montford Drive on weekends. DJ J-Good is on the turntables, and drink specials include $5 Fireball and $2.50 Miller Lite. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Southside, 1600 Montford Dr., facebook.com/southsideclt.
 
Dyro Live
Renowned international DJ and producer Dyro leads the charge to the dance floor, with local support from Rob Reeves. Brought to you by Disco Donnie Presents and Sugar Society. 10 p.m. $15 in advance. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, sugarsociety.com.
 

Saturday, February 1

 
Uptown Saturday (weekly event)
Mix, mingle, and party in a mature lounge environment, featuring music from DJ Skillz. Brought to you by Digital Divas. Doors open 8 p.m.; DJ goes on at 10 p.m. Free admission. Kanvas, 525 E. Sixth St., kanvasgallery.com, digitaldivasevents.com.
 
Solstice II – A Diaspora Experience in White
This second annual solstice party will feature multiple DJs playing Afrobeat, dancehall, dance, and hip hop music. White attire is preferred (but not required). Couture Afrique will be giving away African fashion accessories. Brought to you by NBOC and Africana Connections. 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. $10 in advance. Mynt Restaurant & Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St., myntcharlotte.com, tickets.africanaconnections.com.
 
Pianos Rock! (weekly event)
This Elizabeth hotspot kicked off its Saturday night live piano bar a few weeks ago, and you’re invited to come sing along. Enjoy drink specials and a late-night food menu. 9:30 p.m. Free admission. Kennedy’s Premium Bar & Grill, 366 N. Caswell Rd., kennedyscharlotte.com.
 
Trackotron Tour with DJ Icey
DJ Icey headlines, along with support sets from Dharma regulars, DJs Aaron Sigmon, VB, Stryder, and Tookie. There will also be a lasers and light show by Q-Waves Lasers. Brought to you by Top Down Productions. 10 p.m. $12 before 11:30 p.m. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., dharmacharlotte.com.
 
Glow Party with DJ Miss Jade 
Miss Jade will rock the EDM show, along with support from DJ EyeU, DJ Candy, DJ Nürotik, and DJ Kenny Logic. Come dressed in your glow gear. Brought to you by Vibrant Nightlife. 10 p.m. General admission, $20; for VIP tables, vip@phoenixofcharlotte.com. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixcharlotte.com, facebook.com/VNMEnt.
 
The Pre-Game: Big Game Weekend Kickoff 
If you can’t be in New York for the pre-Super Bowl parties, you can get your pre-game on here. Music from DJ Shaun Nyce. Brought to you by The Sol Kitchen and RoundTable Ent. 10 p.m. Free admission until 11:30 p.m. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., facebook.com/pages/Republic-Charlotte/104086323020486.
 
NAN’s on Saturdays (weekly event)
This South End restaurant and bar launched a new, late-night party series last Saturday to a packed house. Music by DJ Clay Hefner, and you’re invited to bring your dancing shoes and koozies ($2.50 beer special). Hosted by Mills Howell, Patrick Whalen, and Alejandro Torio. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission; complimentary valet and free parking on site. Nan and Byron’s, 1714 South Blvd., nanandbyrons.com.
 

Sunday, February 2

Looking for a great place to watch the big game? Click here for a list of Super Bowl parties in Charlotte.
 
 
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
 
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