Girls Day and Night Parties, Pizza Block Party, Cocktail Events, and More March 22-24

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Blondes vs. Brunettes Charlotte raises money and awareness to fight Alzheimer’s.

This weekend, break away from your normal routine and check out at least one of these social events and parties.

Friday, March 22

Chill Chaser Evening
Escape from your winter blues by enjoying a cocktail event at this historic mansion, featuring complimentary snacks from Executive Chef Harrison Booth and a cash bar. 5:30-7 p.m. Free; reservations requested at 704-714-4445 or The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Rd.,

Girls Night Out
It’s a chance for ladies to enjoy drinks, music, and win prizes. Drink specials include $4 Malibu martinis and $3 Mc Ultras. Vendors and salons on site include Peach Buns Custom Bikinis, Re-Salon & Med Spa, Stella Dot, Malibu, and more. The first 50 ladies will receive an exclusive gift bag. 6-10 p.m. Free. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,

Soulful Xpressions
It’s a live jazz event with new entertainment group Soulful Xpressions, featuring The Harvey Cummings Project and Lamont J with the Hit Squad. Enjoy drink specials and light hors d’oeuvres. 7-10 p.m. $15-$20. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St.,,

Saturday, March 23

My Sista’s Treasure 2013: The Ultimate Girl’s Day Party
This popular swap party returns, giving fashionistas, frugalistas, and socialites the opportunity to trade their clothes, shoes, and accessories. Light refreshments will be served along with a cash bar. All proceeds will be donated to Dress for Success Charlotte. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; no one will be admitted after 12:30 p.m. $10. Ballantyne Hotel, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.,

Fuel Pizza 15th Anniversary Block Party
The original Fuel pizza location is celebrating 15 years in business with a block party in Plaza Midwood. There’ll be performances by live bands, pizza, wings, beer, and wine, as well as carnival games and pizza-making classes for kids. At 7 p.m., the wing-eating contest begins. 1-9 p.m. Free. Fuel Pizza, 1501 Central Ave.,

Second Annual Cure By Design
This social event brings together designers and local fashion retailers to raise money to fight cancer. There’ll be a fashion show, music, drinks, silent and live auctions, a survivor toast, and more. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. 6-9 p.m. $125. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.,,

The Return To Glamour
It’s billed as “a night of hair, music, and fashion,” featuring a special guest DJ. Presented by Planet 21 Salon. Lounge open all evening; show starts at 11 p.m. Osso Restaurant & Lounge, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.,

Sunday, March 24

Sunday Funday Detox Buffet
The Socialflockers invite you to brunch after a night of partying. The $12 buffet includes pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, grits, biscuits, chicken, shrimp, and more. Drink specials include $4 mimosas and Bloody Marys. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cosmos Café – Ballantyne, 8420 Rea Rd.,,

Blondes, Brunettes and Bubbly
Blondes vs. Brunettes Charlotte, the powder puff football group that raises money and awareness to fight Alzheimer’s, is hosting this afternoon social. Your wristband gets you bottomless mimosas. 12-3 p.m. $25. Kennedy’s Premium Bar & Grill, 366 N. Caswell St.,, Blondes vs. Brunettes Charlotte Facebook.

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