Great DJs, Cocktails and Conversations, and More this Week

The Red Pump Project-Charlotte presents Say RED: Cocktails & Conversations this Thursday at Kanvas, a hip bar/lounge/art gallery in uptown.

Satisfy your social appetite by attending at least one of these cool events this Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday, April 18

Live Music on the Patio (weekly event)
Come out to this new live music series, and enjoy the sights of the beautiful cultural arts campus, while Heroes at Last performs. Wednesdays are also Dollar Draft Days. 5-9 p.m. Free. American Roadside Uptown, 440 S. Church St.,

SocialFlockers Wednesday Night
The SocialFlockers are taking over the beer garden, and for the night you’ll enjoy food and drink specials like $5 cake vodka shots, $4 pork brat on a pretzel bun, $3 Narragansett Lager, $2 Quinoa salad, and $1 apple slices with choice of beer cheese or caramel dip. Plus, partake in the fun and games on the large outdoor patio. 6 p.m. Free admission and free parking. VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, at NC Music Factory, 920 Hamilton St.,,

Pop Life (weekly event)
It’s the most popular nightclub party on a Wednesday night, each week featuring special guests and top DJs. This week, music by DJ Complete and DJ DR. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free; VIP tables available, Re:Public, 314 N. College St.,,

Thursday, April 19

Alive After Five (weekly event)
Charlotte’s biggest, after-work event continues. This week’s live entertainment provided by Sol Fusion, and there will be plenty of drink stations. Official after-parties are at the EpiCentre, where your AA5 wristband will gain you free admission. 5-9 p.m. Free. Wells Fargo Plaza, 301 S. Tryon St.,

Foodie Tour
Taste the EpiCentre with Creative Loafing. Sample food and cocktails from Mez, Enso, Libretto's, Vida, StrikeCity, and end it with the after-party at Suite. 6-11 p.m. $30. Check-in is in front of StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,,

Say RED: Cocktails & Conversations
The Red Pump Project-Charlotte invites you to an evening of cocktails and conversations about the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS in the community. Enjoy drink specials, including a signature “Red Pump” drink, complimentary appetizers, and giveaways. Expect a stylish crowd, as this is an official Style Week Charlotte event, and you’re encouraged to wear red pumps or red ties. Proceeds will support Team Red Pump-Charlotte for the May 5 AIDS Walk benefitting Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN). 7-9:30 p.m. $7; donations accepted. Kanvas, 525 E. Sixth St.,,

International Night
It's where “big room sounds and international beats meet the world,” with music by DJ Nando. Late-night food menu will be available in addition to the great cocktail list. 9:30 p.m. Free. Osso Restaurant & Lounge, at NC Music Factory, 1000 Music Factory Blvd.,

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

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