Jazz Fest, PlayDate, Super Hero Bar Crawl, Hair and Fashion Events, Rick Ross, and More this Weekend

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Rap superstar Rick Ross hosts a party Saturday night at Club 935.

It’s the first weekend of summer, and there’s plenty to do in the form of parties and social events. Be cool!

Friday, June 22

Party On The Porch (weekly event)
Enjoy live entertainment on the covered front porch of this Davidson hotspot. Music this Friday by acoustic artist Clyde Derberry. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Campania Cafe & Trattoria, 416 S. Main St., Davidson, campaniacafe.com.

Third Annual Uptown Charlotte Jazz Fest (Friday and Saturday)
This two-day jazz festival brings a great lineup of regional and national acts. Friday: Innertwyned, Pieces of a Dream, Soul of Summer featuring Jonathan Butler, Maysa, and Warren Hill. Saturday: Joey Sommerville, Boney James, Incognito. 7 p.m. General admission, $33-$58; VIP, $151. Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre, at NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., uptowncharlottejazzfest.com.

Parties With A Cause One-Year Anniversary
PWC celebrates a year of bringing you parties and events for good causes. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and wine samplings. The Harvey Cummings Band will keep you entertained throughout the evening. Then at 10 p.m., the after-party kicks into gear with DJ Shaun Nyce. Proceeds will benefit Bright Blessings, a nonprofit organization that provides birthday parties to homeless children and families. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Suggested donation of $5 before 11:30 p.m. The Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd., pwcanniversary.eventbrite.com, sunsetclubcharlotte.com.

Saturday, June 23

PlayDate Charlotte
PlayDate returns for a special summer event. Relive the days of your youth with fun and games like Jenga, Monopoly, UNO, Twister, musical chairs, Connect Four, hula hoops, and more. But this is an adult party so there will be music, dinner, and drinks, all included with the cost of admission. 7 p.m.-midnight. $40 in advance. Hilton Garden Inn, 7831 Gateway Lane, Concord, playdatecharlotte.com.

Super Hero Bar Crawl
In conjunction with the annual HeroesCon, CarolinaNightlife.com is bringing you this bar crawl. Dress up in your favorite super hero or villain costume and visit several uptown bars. Crawl begins at The Breakfast Club (check-in site), then goes to Fitzgerald’s, Town Tavern, Prohibition, Tilt, StrikeCity, and Whisky River. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 in advance; $15 on-site registration. superherobarcrawl.eventbrite.com

2012 Leadership Awards: An All-White Affair
The Urban League of Central Carolinas Young Professionals present this annual event, promising that it’s not your ordinary awards celebration. This year’s honorees are business executive Kaniche Cezar and local radio personality Larry “Nolimit Larry” Mims. Guests are asked to wear all white attire. Doors open 8 p.m.; program begins 8:45 p.m. $30. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St., urbanleaguecc.org.

Justin Martin’s Ghettos and Gardens Tour
International DJ Justin Martin brings his house/techno/hyphy sound for a night of partying. Opening DJs include Nat Eichler and Kt Caustic, plus Hey Whore Hey, Oliver Long, and Noir or Never on the patio. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10-$15. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., dharmacharlotte.com.

Rick Ross NC/SC All-White Album Release Party
Rap superstar Rick Ross hosts this party, along with models Chi Chi Bonita, Alexis Greene, and Nevaeh Markz. White attire preferred but not required. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Ladies free before 10:30 p.m.; general admission, $20; VIP, $50. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave., club935.net, ez-tixx.com.

Sunday, June 24

The Sunday Style Brunch
Fashion designer Lore Emelio and Hendrick Lexus invite you to spend an afternoon in style. This selective showcase includes the latest models from Hendrick Lexus and first edition previews from Lore Emelio, over a great brunch. 1-3 p.m. rsvp@loreemelio.com. Bask on Seaboard, at NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., loreemelio.com, baskonseaboard.com.

Brothers of the Sun Tailgate Party
Before you go see Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney in concert at Bank of America Stadium, Prohibition invites you to this indoor tailgate. The party features drink specials, live music by 74 Southbound, an appearance by Ace & TJ’s Monica Palumbo, and a VIP ticket upgrade giveaway. Plus, the complimentary Party Pedaler Shuttle will transport you to and from the concert. 1 p.m.-until. Free. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com.

The Show: Hair, Fashion, Music
No Grease Barbershop presents this hair and fashion showcase, featuring top barbers, stylists, and designers. Hosted by comedian Dave Martin, and performances by various artists. Vendors will sell merchandise. Doors open 5 p.m.; show starts 7 p.m. General admission, $35; VIP, $70. The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St., ez-tixx.com.

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

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