Cocktail Events, St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Parties, School for Men, and More March 13-16

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The Fourth Annual Green River Revival takes place Saturday at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
You’ll be seeing a lot of green over the next few days. Just make sure you aren’t seeing double… drink and party responsibly! 
 

Thursday, March 13

 
Green Drinks
Taking place the second Thursday of every month, this after-work event brings together Charlotte’s environmentally minded—eco-conscious and eco-curious—individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to network and hear from a guest speaker. The speaker for this evening is Matt Petit of Environmental Window Solutions. Cash bar. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St., heistbrewery.comgreendrinksclt.com.
 
The Wedding Inspiration Event 
The National Association of Wedding Professionals (NAWP) “brings Pinterest to life” at this event, featuring some of Charlotte’s finest wedding vendors. Guests will enjoy complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar of beer and wine, wedding design concepts, and a fashion show with bridal gowns. Brides: general admission, free; VIP, $20; guests: general admission, $15; VIP, $30. 6-9 p.m. CenterStage @ NoDa, 2315 N. Davidson St., theweddinginspirationevent.com.
 
Cufflinks & Cocktails
The Charlotte Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity takes you to a different posh bar/lounge each month for this cocktail social. 6-10 p.m. Free admission. Tanner's Bistro & Lounge, 505 E. 6th St., tannersbistro.com, cufflinksandcocktails.com.
 
March Money Madness
The Junior League of Charlotte present their third annual fundraiser, on the first night of the ACC and SEC men’s basketball tournament. Watch your favorite teams square off, while enjoying drinks and appetizers, with a chance to win raffle prizes. 6:30 p.m. $30. Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St., dilworthgrille.com, jlcharlotte.org.
 
Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte Vol. 11
A diverse lineup of some of Charlotte’s most talented performers and speakers will make presentations in art, dance, photography, live music, and more. Quentin “Q” Talley will serve as emcee. Cash bar. Doors open 7 p.m.; show time 7:30 p.m. $10. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., point8.org/pechakucha
 

Friday, March 14

 
Four Days of Green (through Monday)
This Elizabeth bar is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day over four days. Each day there will be live music and beer and cocktail specials; with the big party on Saturday featuring John Boy & Billy, 1-3 p.m.; and a cornhole tournament on Sunday. Free admission. Kennedy's Premium Bar & Grill, 366 N. Caswell Rd., kennedyscharlotte.com.
 
ShamRock ‘N’ Roll (through Monday)
Uptown’s leading Irish bar presents its annual celebration. Friday: live music from Below The Belt and DJ Method; Saturday: DJ ARod, Irish dancers and pipers, Crash Box live; Sunday: Acme Celi Irish session; capping off Monday with all-day entertainment. Rí Rá, 208 N. Tryon St., rira.com/charlotte
 
St. Practice Day
Enjoy complimentary glasses of green beer (9-11 p.m.) and $3 drink specials all night. A DJ will play your favorite tunes. Free admission. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com.
 
Fairytale Fantasies
This EDM event will showcase more than a dozen DJs, including headliner Savagez. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $15 in advance; VIP tables available. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com.
 
Pulse 2.0 (weekly event)
This hip-hop party usually fills up both levels of this Uptown bar on Friday nights. Music this week by DJ Mydnite. Presented by ANTique Events. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Cosmos Cafe, 300 N. College St., cosmoscafe.com, antiqueevents.net/index.html.
 

Saturday, March 15

 
Fourth Annual Green River Revival
Take in nature at this annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, where you’ll have access to the whitewater rapids, which are being turned bright green. There will also be a cornhole tournament, live music by Love Cannon and The Mike Strauss Band, and food and drinks for sale. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission, free; VIP, including dinner and drinks, $70. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., usnwc.org.
 
Mortimer’s Four-Year Anniversary
This popular pub is celebrating its four-year anniversary Irish style, with an all-day and night St. Pats party. Live music by Jay Mathey on the patio, party favors, cornhole, drink specials, and more. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Mortimer's Cafe and Pub, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., mortimerspub.com.
 
Rich and Bennett's 14th Annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl
It’s time again for the “world’s largest pub crawl.” More than 17,000 crawlers are expected, with 35 participating bars. Cost of ticket includes event T-shirt, which gets you into all of the bars, a koozie, giveaways, and drink specials. Noon-2 a.m.; check-in is noon-3 p.m., Dixie's Tavern, 301 E. 7th St. $25 in advance; $30 day of the event. Uptown Charlotte, richandbennett.com.
 
Silverfly’s School for Men
Men (and women) are invited for an evening of male styling, grooming, and shopping tips. Featuring sessions on tying ties, bow ties, and scarves with Keith Alvea; men’s grooming with RE Salon and Med Spa, whiskey seminar with Larken Egleston, and navigating trends with Linda Martinez of Styled Now. There’ll also be sales on items throughout the store, free giveaways, and refreshments. 5-9 p.m. Free admission. Silverfly, 1111 Metropolitan Ave., Suite 150, silverflybrands.com
 
Green With Envy
Paint the city green at this party, with music by DJ Shogun, and serving as a birthday celebration for Charlotte event promoter James Rickmond. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Pub crawlers admitted free with wristband or T-shirt; $10 and up; for VIP tables, tami@republicofcharlotte.com. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., thesolkitchen.com/green-with-envy-featuring-dj-shogun.
 
Get Lucky
If you’re up all night to get lucky, perhaps this party is for you. Four Charlotte promoters are coming together to put on this St. Paddy’s celebration. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Free admission before 11 p.m.; general admission, $10 in advance; VIP admission, $20; VIP tables also available. Studio Movie Grill, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., getlucky-smg.eventbrite.com.
 
Oak Room Saturdays (weekly event)
This has become one of the hottest Saturday night spots in the city. Music by DJ Edward Shouse. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission; for VIP tables, viptables@oakroomclt.com. Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St., oakroomclt.com.
 

Sunday, March 16

 
Need For Speed Sundays (weekly event)
Watch the NASCAR races here each Sunday on 30 TVs, including a large projection screen. A full food menu is available, including 88-cent wings in honor of Dale Jr., and $3 Bud Light bottles. Free admission. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., whiskyrivercharlotte.com.
 
SIN Patty’s Day
This special installment of service industry night offers you $3 beers, $4 shots, and $4 you-call-its. Doors open 3 p.m. Free admission. SIP, 200 N. Tryon St., sipcharlotte.com.
 
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
 
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