Happy Hours, Live Music, Fundraisers, Pop Life Anniversary, and More April 23-25

Credit: facebook.com/RMHofCharlotte
Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte’s annual Girls Night Out draws hundreds of women to a fun event for a great cause.

There are several reasons not to head directly home after work this week. Check out these events.

Tuesday, April 23

Network After Work
The Charlotte group of this national association drew more than 250 professionals to their launch event. Now they invite you to their next after-work social. Upon entry, you’ll receive a name tag color-coded by your industry. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and featured cocktails during the first hour. Presented by Network After Work Charlotte. 6-9 p.m. $12 with pre-pay; $15 with RSVP at the door; $20 without RSVP. BlackFinn, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., charlotte.networkafterwork.com.

Delta’s Spring Concert Series
This upscale, soul food hotspot is featuring live music by Innertwyned, the band behind Grammy Award-winning singer Anthony Hamilton. Plus, there'll be a special performance by Shelby J, member of Prince's band The New Power Generation. Specials include $5 cocktails and $5 select appetizers. 7-11 p.m. Free; reservations are advised, 704-612-2633. Delta's Restaurant, 525 North Tryon St., facebook.com/deltascharlotte.

Wednesday, April 24

Charlotte' Favorite Happy Hour: Uptown Patio Party
Power couple Herb and Felicia Gray invite you to their latest social event, featuring live music by the Harvey Cummings Project. There’ll also be a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Chris Canty Foundation. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Ruth's Chris Steak House, 222 S. Tryon St., Facebook invite.

Pop Life: Seven-Year Anniversary Party
It’s been drawing some of the largest crowds on a Wednesday night for several years, and now The Sol Kitchen and friends are celebrating seven years of bringing you Pop Life. Popular Atlanta-based DJ and producer DJ Cannon will spin, after an opening set by DJ 360. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free; early arrival suggested; VIP tables available, tami@republicofcharlotte.com. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., thesolkitchen.com.

Exclusives (weekly event)
They’re taking the party outside now that it’s spring. Music by DJ R Wonz and DJ Red. Drink specials include $3 beers, $4 shots, and $6 vodka and Red Bull. Late-night lounge, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Or arrive earlier in the evening for dinner. Osso Restaurant and Lounge, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ossocharlotte.com.

Thursday, April 25

Six In The City
Spend happy hour in South Park. Specials include $5 cocktails such as vodka and Red Bull and cosmopolitan martinis, $5 select wine by the glass, and half-price select appetizers. Live music on the patio; then after 9 p.m., a DJ spins. 6 p.m. Free. City Tavern – SouthPark, 4330 Barclay Downs Dr., city-tavern.com.

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte Girls Night Out
This annual fundraising social event is close to selling out again. Women will enjoy networking, cocktails, a fashion show, and silent auction, all in support of great children’s charities. New this year, is the inaugural Isabella Santos Award in honor of the seven-year-old Charlotte girl who lost her battle with neuroblastoma (a form of childhood cancer) last year. 6:30 p.m. $60 ticket includes general admission, two drink tickets, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. The Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., rmhofcharlotte.org/annual-events/girls-night-out.

Steaks & Stilettos
It’s a reason to get dressed up and eat good food. Enjoy dinner, wine, a silent auction, raffle, and entertainment. Benefiting Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Project. 6:30-9 p.m. $65, or $120 for a couple. The Big Chill, 911 E. Morehead St., habitatcharlotte.org.

Erick Morillo Live
This international DJ and producer helms the party, after opening sets by Nick Spain and DJ JD. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25-$75; VIP tables available, vip@labelcharlotte.com. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, labelmemorillo.eventbrite.com.

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

Be sure to bookmark www.charlottemagazine.com/Blogs/Dusk-Till-Dawn to stay plugged into Charlotte nightlife. Follow me on Twitter @HollidayInk; email me at jarvish@grownpeopletalking.com.

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