Gallery Crawl, Silent Disco, Live Music, Top DJs, and More this Weekend

The Silent Disco DJ Series runs each Friday in June at Pavilion at EpiCentre. Partiers will enjoy music via wireless headphones.

Say hello to June with these fun events in Charlotte.

Friday, June 1

First Friday Gallery Crawl
Tour more than 20 art galleries and shops in South End, including Charlotte Art League, Ciel Gallery, Lark and Key Gallery, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Niche, Boulevard at South End, and many more. Also enjoy artist meet-and-greets and live music. Plus, it’s Food Truck Friday, so you can purchase good eats from several of Charlotte’s best food trucks. 6-9 p.m. Free. A free shuttle will be available to take you to the various stops. South End, corner of Camden Road and S. Tryon St., southendclt.com.

Friday Live at the Factory (weekly event)
This weekly concert series features popular bands, and this Friday’s live performances are by Soul Asylum with special guests Simplified. Enjoy many of the bars and restaurants surrounding the courtyard, including Bask, Osso, The Saloon, Wet Willie’s, and more. 6-11 p.m. General admission, $5; VIP, $40. Fountain Plaza at NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ncmusicfactory.com.

Free Friday Charlotte
Enjoy another installment of this monthly networking event and after-party. Doors open at 7 p.m. as they welcome the Charlotte chapter of the National Sales Network. The first 25 guests will receive a complimentary glass of wine. The NBA playoff game will be shown beginning at 8:30 p.m. Then at 10 p.m., the after-party begins with music by DJ C-Rob. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Free until midnight; VIP tables available, linda.sunsetclub@yahoo.com. The Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd., sunsetclubcharlotte.com, twitter.com/FreeFridayCLT.

Silent Disco Series Kick-Off
Silent Disco has become a phenomenon with its unique concept of wireless headphones providing the music directly from the DJ to the partygoer. No loud speakers needed. National Red Bull DJs will play. Presented each Friday in June (watch promo video here). 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., pavilionatepicentre.com, facebook.com/QCBass.

Saturday, June 2

Smooth Jazz Saturday Night (weekly event)
Enjoy live music this week by Vintage Soul. Presented by The Jazz Diva. 9 p.m.-midnight. $5. Fanz Sports Grill, 3425 David Cox Rd., jazzdivaevents.com, fanzsportsgrill.com.

Above & Beyond
Dance all night while this group of party-rockers spins, with special guest Kevin Focus. Presented by Disco Donnie and Sugar Society. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $30 general admission; $50 VIP. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixcharlotte.com, sugarsociety.com.

An Evening with Carolina’s Best
Sessions Charlotte presents this showcase of talent from Carolina, featuring Ida Divine, Eli Keaton, and Cheri Maree. Doors open 10 p.m.; show starts 10:45 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Petra's Piano Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave., carolinatix.org, petraspianobar.com.

Professor of House RJ Spinher
Visiting from Los Angeles, RJ Spinher will be rocking the turntables, and it’s his birthday. This party will also celebrate the birthdays of veteran party promoter Derek Braun and Frank Petrosino. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost varies; VIP tables available, vip@kazbacharlotte.com. Kazba, 210 E. Trade St., at EpiCentre, kazbacharlotte.com.

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

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