If You Heart Happy Hour in February

The Greater Charlotte branch of the American Heart Association has partnered with local businesses to promote the organization’s Go Red For Women campaign during American Heart Month (February) and to celebrate National Wear Red Day (February 4). Several events are scheduled, and I’ve listed the ones that are Dusk Till Dawn-approved.

Tuesday, February 1

Go Red Meet & Greet – A Stylish Mixer Benefiting the American Heart Association

Treat yourself to a glass of red wine and other Go Red-inspired drinks while building business contacts with talented professionals in the fashion and style industry. Also learn more about how you can be a part of the Go Red Movement in 2011. 6-8 p.m. Free admission, but donations are appreciated. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. apostrophelounge.com.

Friday, February 4: National Wear Red Day

Party HEART-y Happy Hours
Several restaurants and bars will celebrate National Wear Red Day by conducting Party HEART-y Happy Hours benefiting Go Red For Women. They’ll deck out their places with Go Red promo items and décor, plus there will be drink and/or food specials. Participating restaurants and bars include: BlackFinn American Saloon, Nolen Kitchen, Georges Brasserie, City Tavern at River Gate, McCormick and Schmick’s (SouthPark and Uptown), Red Lion-Ayrsley, The Gallery Restaurant at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge, Mortimer’s Café and Pub, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Vivace, and Arooji’s Wine Room (SouthPark and Ballantyne).

BlackFinn 2nd Annual Go Red Happy Hour
In celebration of National Wear Red Day, this uptown saloon will host a happy hour with beer, red wine, and cocktail specials along with complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a raffle for a Tiffany’s necklace. 5-8 p.m. Free admission, but donations are appreciated. BlackFinn American Saloon, 210 E. Trade St., inside the EpiCentre, blackfinncharlotte.com.

Suite Party
Enjoy a night at Suite to benefit Go Red For Women. You can party hard and remember to buy a glass of red wine, as $1 will come back to the American Heart Association. There will also be additional drink specials and the opportunity to give a donation at the door. 9 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St., inside the EpiCentre, suitecharlotte.com.

Dance For the Heart
Patrons are encouraged to wear red, as they dance the night away. Enjoy half-price sangria. 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Donations appreciated. A Piece of Havana Cuban Restaurant, 11126 S. Tryon St., apieceofhavana.com.

Saturday, February 5

Go Red Night with Charlotte Bobcats and Zumba

Come out and support the Charlotte Bobcats as they take on the Dallas Mavericks and help spread the excitement of the Zumba Fitness program. Zumba Fitness will donate $5 from each registration to the American Heart Association. 7 p.m. Click here for ticket and registration info (enter “zumba” for the special offer code). Time Warner Cable Arena, 333. E. Trade St.

Click here for more upcoming, local Go Red For Women events, including shopping and yoga.

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