Hip Hop Unplugged, Tuesday Night Tee Party, Whisky River’s Anniversary, and More

Why put off till the weekend when you can party during the week? Enjoy this list of parties and social events.

Tuesday, May 1

Hip Hop Unplugged Vol. 1: East Coast Superfest
It's a celebration of hip hop as an art form, presented by On Q Productions and Romare Bearden Society. Music by DJ Justice, with Stacey Rose directing. 6-9 p.m. Free; $10 suggested donation. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. After-party next door at Levant Mediterranean Cuisine (501 S. Church St.), mintmuseum.org, youarenowonq.com.

The Exchange: A Lifestyle Cocktail Mixer
“Creators of entertainment, fashion, style, and class” are invited to this cocktail mixer. Network with other professionals of the social scene. 6-10 p.m. Free. H Bar at Hyatt House, 435 E. Trade St., facebook.com/TheExchangeCharlotte.

Tuesday Night Tee Party
Celebrate Golf Week in Charlotte a.k.a. the Wells Fargo Championship by coming out to this party at one of the area’s most popular shopping centers. Party features live Carolina beach music from The Band of Oz. 6 p.m. Purchase something from one of the participating vendors and receive a complimentary ticket. Phillips Place, 6700 Phillips Place Court, facebook.com/AliveAfterFiveCLT.

Styles & Complete’s Go Ham Or Go Home Tour
It’s sure to be a wild party for a Tuesday night, and it celebrates UNC Charlotte’s last day of classes. Daniels Jack will provide the opening tunes; then DJs Styles & Complete will take over. Drink specials include $2 Miller Lites and $4 Bacardi Flavors. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Ages 18 and older admitted. Free before 11:30 p.m.; $5-$10 after. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., thewhiskyriver.com/charlotte.

Wednesday, May 2

Mix at Six (weekly event)
The weekly suburban after-work event has returned for another season, running each Wednesday through May 30. Live music this week by 42 Tribute, a Coldplay tribute band. Enjoy food and drinks from surrounding restaurants, and prizes will be raffled away. 6-9 p.m. Free. Ballantyne Village plaza, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, ballantynevillage.com/mix-at-six.

MAZ Entertainment Customer Appreciation Party
Charlotte’s premiere party promoters are showing their gratitude by giving you a free party at the city’s most exclusive nightclub (which is normally closed on Wednesdays). 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free, RSVP to guarantee entry; VIP tables available. Butter NC, 950 NC Music Factory Blvd., buttercharlotte.com, mazentertainment.net.

Thursday, May 3

Alive After Five (weekly event)
It's the largest weekly after-work party in the city. Enjoy live music this week by Maxx on the rooftop stage and Alternate Take on the courtyard stage. There will be plenty of drink stations, plus restaurants offering dining specials. 5-9 p.m. Free. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., epicentrenc.com, aliveafterfives.com.

Bill Hanna’s Vintage Dance Band
This 20-piece orchestra band plays you through a night of music and dance. Enjoy your favorite styles of ballroom dancing: swing, shag, foxtrot, cha-cha, waltz, samba, salsa, and more. Got two left feet? Come early for the dance lessons at 7 p.m. A dinner menu will be available throughout the night. Band plays 8-11 p.m. $10. Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave., grandcentralevents.com.

Whisky River’s Four-Year Anniversary Party featuring Cobra Starship
Electropop band Cobra Starship will entertain patrons of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s bar as they celebrate the establishment’s fourth anniversary. Doors open 5 p.m.; show starts 10:30 p.m. $20 in advance. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., thewhiskyriver.com/charlotte.

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

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