Happy Hours, Dance Parties, Fashion Events, Nightclub Makeover, and More Nov. 14-17
Before long, your calendar will be filled with holiday festivities. But for now, check out one (or more) of these 20 social events and parties taking place over the next four days.
Thursday, November 14
Slap Shot Happy Hour
Root for your Charlotte Checkers, and party along the way. This package includes two beers at Fitzgerald’s before the game (5-7 p.m.), lower level tickets to the game at the arena (7 p.m.), and one more beer and admission to the bar after the game for the post-party. Presented by SportsLink. 5-10 p.m. $10. Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub, 201 E. 5th St., and Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., sportslinkus.com.
Taking place each Thursday in November (the Thanksgiving week event will be held that Wednesday), this after-work event allows you to unwind while enjoying food and drink specials and live music. Specials include $3 select beers, $5 wine and cosmos, and half-price appetizers. 5-10 p.m. Free admission. City Tavern, 4331 Barclay Downs Dr., city-tavern.com, paschalpromotions.com.
P-Stone’s Annual Light Up the Night Run
Go for a 4.4-mile run with a group of enthusiastic runners, and then spend the rest of the night socializing. Post-run activities (7:30-10 p.m.) include drink specials, a $6 dinner menu, music, billiards, and more. Run begins 6:30 p.m. The Philosophers Stone Tavern, 1958 E. 7th St., philosophersstonetavern.com, meetup.com/CharlotteRunners.
It’s a special evening at this popular dessert bar. Enjoy a three-shot flight from the Jack Daniel’s Private Collection paired with chocolate pots de crème with salted caramel. 7-9 p.m. $20; RSVP, firstname.lastname@example.org. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. 5th St., cravedessertbar.com, facebook.com/cravedessertbar.
This evening of fashion, culture, and indulgence will show you how to wear some of this season’s trends at any age, featuring Krystyna’s Treasures and Sara Johnson. Presented by Charlotte Seen. 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Osso Restaurant & Lounge, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ossocharlotte.com, facebook.com/CharlotteSeenInfo.
Friday, November 15
Presented by Moxie Society, this extended happy hour series draws a great crowd each month. This installment celebrates Ron Tate’s (of Moxie) birthday, and is partnering with Rae Images to collect nonperishable food items and grocery store gift cards for The Sandbox’s Thanksgiving drive. 7 p.m. Free admission. Kanvas, 525 E. 6th St., kanvasgallery.com, moxiesociety.com.
A Reason to Party
Several local nonprofit organizations are being showcased at this event: Beds for Kids, Classroom Central, Hands on Charlotte, S.A.F.E. Animal Haven, Charlotte Mommies, and New Way Foundation. Enjoy cocktails and a complimentary light appetizer buffet while meeting the people behind the organizations. 8-11 p.m. Free admission; RSVP required, email@example.com. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., whiskyrivercharlotte.com.
This Los Angeles based DJ released “Tsunami,” one of the top EDM songs of the year. Presented by Disco Donnie and Sugar Society. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free advance tickets offered. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, sugarsociety.com.
After five and a half years of being one of the city’s most popular nightclubs, Suite has undergone a complete renovation. Check out the new look at this reveal party. 10 p.m. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., suitecharlotte.com, facebook.com/SuiteCLT.
Fresh on 5th Live Concert and Dance Party Series
The second installment of this four-week Friday series features an EDM set by Bossman and guest Barbosa. Presented by Cowbell and Kidnice Entertainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Cowbell Burger & Bar, 201 N. Tryon St., facebook.com/CowbellBurger, facebook.com/KidniceEnt.
Illuminautians Robot Invasion
The Illuminautians, a visual performance group from Miami, will bring their nine-foot robots and LED lights to this far-out party. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. X Nightclub, 950 Music Factory Blvd., xnightclubclt.com.
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Saturday, November 16
Charlotte Bachata Obsession II
The group that puts on the annual Charlotte Bachata and Salsa Festival during the summer, brings you this all-day event. The afternoon will feature workshops, performances, and showcases of bachata and salsa dancing and kizomba music. Then at night, there’s the after-party, featuring music by DJ Skip Lopes. Noon-2 a.m. Price ranges from $10 for social to $60 for full pass. Infinity Ballroom, 4038 Old Pineville Rd., facebook.com/CharlotteBachataFestival, obsession2.eventbrite.com.
An Afternoon of Live Music and Yoga
Experience a twist to your routine of downward facing dog at this yoga studio event. Greg LaBarbara and Aminta St. Onge lead an afternoon of yoga, chanting, meditation, and relaxation accompanied by soothing sounds of acoustic guitar and bamboo flutes. 4-6 p.m. $30, register online. Charlotte Yoga, 1730 E. Woodlawn Rd., charlotteyoga.com.
Style of Charlotte with Keyshia Kaoir
Charlotte designers and hairstylists will showcase their work at this event hosted by model-turned-lipstick-guru Keyshia Kaoir. Presented by Material Girl Hair Boutique. 8 p.m. General admission, $10; VIP admission, including Kaoir lipstick, swag bag, and special seating, $30. Vanity Nightclub, 500 W. 5th St., vanitycharlotte.com, materialgirlshow.eventbrite.com.
Zodiac Series: Scorpio Edition
After the Bobcats play the Heat, you’re invited to make your way to this party featuring music by DJ Shaun Nyce. Presented by NxLevel Charlotte, The Sol Kitchen, and RoundTable Ent. 10 p.m. $10 in advance; Scorpios admitted free until midnight. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., thescorpioedition.eventbrite.com.
Oak Room Saturdays
This Saturday night South End hotspot celebrates the birthday of the club’s partner, James Nguyen. Music by DJ Edward Shouse and DJ Ahuf. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission; for VIP tables, firstname.lastname@example.org. Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St., oakroomclt.com.
King Britt Live
House music legend King Britt leads the charge to the dance floor after opening sets by DJs Marshall Jones and Nat Eichler, along with DJs Arthur Brouthers and Kt Caustic on the patio. 10 p.m. $10. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., dharmacharlotte.com.
Sunday, November 17
AMCS Bodega: Art, Music, Clothing, Sneakers
It’s a celebration of street culture, featuring local brands and artists. Shop from numerous vendors while a dozen artists and DJs perform throughout the day. 2:30-7 p.m. $15. The Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., fillmorecharlottenc.com, amcsbodega.com.
Service Industry Night (new weekly event)
This hip bowling-alley-meets-bar-and-lounge recently unveiled its new themed nights. Sundays feature live band karaoke, all-you-can-bowl for $15, and drink specials including $4 North Carolina pints. 8 p.m.-midnight. Ten Park Lanes, 1700 Montford Dr., rollten.com.
Sanctuary (new weekly event)
A new weekly Sunday night party kicks off. This week features music by DJ Phalse ID and hosted by Power 98 FM’s No Limit Larry. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, thesolkitchen.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.