Fashion Events, Fundraising Parties, Nervo, Raheem Devaughn, and More Sept. 26-29

Australian-born twin sisters, songwriters, and DJ duo Nervo will spin at Label on Saturday.
There’s something for everyone in this weekend’s list of parties and social events, including several that benefit great causes.

Thursday, September 26

Alive After Five: Season Finale
The city’s biggest weekly after-work party wraps up its 2013 run. Music by Jeff Luckadoo & the Southern Wave, followed by Simplified. 5 p.m. Free admission; VIP tickets available. Wristbands from Alive After Five also get you free entry into official after-parties at Whisky River, BlackFinn, Suite, Vida, StrikeCity, and Bubble. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,,
Style Night Out CLT
Dozens of local boutiques, makeup artists, and salons will be featured at this annual fashion event and runway show, created by Effie Loukas. Also expect to see many Charlotte socialites–more than 2,000 people attended this event last year. Proceeds benefit Carolina Breast Friends. After-party follows at City Tavern SouthPark. 6-10 p.m. $25 and up. Morrison, in SouthPark, corner of Sharon and Colony roads,,  
The CUSP Event
CUSP is a new contemporary concept by Neiman Marcus, featuring the latest fashions from leading designers as well as the best up-and-coming names. Shop and mingle at this event, which includes a runway fashion show styled by Erica Hanks (6:30 p.m.), a beauty bar, palm reader, music by DJ Sami, and drinks and appetizers. 6-9 p.m. Free admission; RSVP to Neiman Marcus, at SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Rd.,,

Friday, September 27

Charlotte Magazine 45th Anniversary Party 
Your favorite city magazine is 45 years old, and is throwing a big bash to celebrate (click here to read my separate blog post about it). The event features music by Swingin’ Richards and Split Second Sound, complimentary food by four of Charlotte’s top chefs, and an open bar. Proceeds will benefit Sustain Charlotte. 7-10 p.m. $85. The Palmer Building, 2601 E. Seventh St.,
FaceTime Friday
End your work week properly by mixing and mingling at this extended happy hour event. Presented by Moxie Society. 7 p.m. Free admission; RSVP to Kanvas Gallery, 525 E. 6th St.,,
LungStrong Fundraising Dinner
Support lung cancer awareness, while enjoying a great evening. A complimentary buffet-style meal will be served by All American Pub, along with a cash bar and music. Proceeds benefit Presbyterian Cancer Center’s Early Screening for Lung Cancer Study. 7-11 p.m. $20. Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St.,,
Battle of the Bands 5
Bands will compete in this live music competition, and a panel of judges and the audience will choose the winner. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 9 p.m. $5. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
DJ Chaka’s Birthday Bash
The resident DJ at this Latin nightclub celebrates his birthday. Enjoy complimentary Hennessy drinks, $2 Coronas, $99 bottles, and music by DJ Chaka and DJ Flakko. 9 p.m. Free admission before 11 p.m. with guest list, 704-740-8602. Latorre’s Disco, 116 W. 5th St.,,

Saturday, September 28

Pretty In Pink Gala
It’s the kickoff to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in support of Susan G. Komen Charlotte. The event will feature a cocktail reception with elaborate buffet, music by a DJ and live band, silent auction, and raffle. Semi-formal attire requested. 7 p.m. Ladies, $30; gentlemen, $50. City Tavern SouthPark, 4331 Barclay Downs Dr.,,
Material Girl Hair and Fashion Show: Survivor Style
Come out and support the beautiful survivors of cancer at this fashion and hair show. Portion of proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Presented by Material Girl Hair Boutique. 7-10 p.m. General admission, $25; VIP admission, $35. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St.,,
Noir IV: All Black Affair
Your stylish black attire is requested, as you party against the backdrop of Uptown’s most luxurious hotel. Music by Power 98’s DJ Phalse ID. Presented by King Entertainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $20 in advance; VIP tables available. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Ballroom, 201 E. Trade St.,,
Australian twin sisters Mim and Liv Nervo, who’ve written hit dance records, also rock the party from behind the DJ booth. Brought to you by Disco Donnie Presents and Sugar Society. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $20, two-for-one ticket special in advance. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.,,
A Place Called Loveland Album Release Party with Raheem Devaughn
The Grammy-nominated R&B singer celebrates the release of his new album with a party at this Uptown nightclub. Music by Power 98’s DJ Tab D’Bia$$i. Presented by The Sol Kitchen and RoundTable Ent. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance; VIP tables available, Re:Public, 314 N. College St.,,

Sunday, September 29

Electric Tomato Festival
It’s an afternoon filled with thousands of tomatoes (prepare to get messy), beer, and music by Savant. Noon-5 p.m. $20. The Chop Shop NoDa, 399 E. 35th St.,,
S.I.N. Sunday: Party With the Pros (weekly event)
This party series continues, featuring a different popular Charlotte DJ each Sunday. Music on this night by DJ Dirty. Drink specials include $3 domestic beers and $4 U-Call-Its. 10 p.m. Uptown Cabaret, 108 E. Morehead St.,,
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
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