Jazzy Jeff at Re:Public, Moët Hennessy Tasting at Mez, Social Supremacy at Gantt, and More this Week
Here are some cool events and parties taking place tonight and tomorrow night. Also, check back soon on Dusk Till Dawn for my list of Halloween events going on this weekend.
Wednesday, October 26
CCFA Pre-Event Happy Hour
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America-Carolinas Chapter is hosting a happy hour this evening to gear up for its big fundraising gala next month (Paint the Town Red White & Blues, November 5, at Bechtler Museum). Mix and mingle, enjoy drink specials, and preview auction items. All proceeds will benefit the CCFA’s mission for research and community education programs. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation at the door. Connolly’s On 5th, 115 E. Fifth St. connollysirishpub.com, carolinas.ccfa.org.
Pop Life—The Halloween Edition
This weekly party takes it up a notch in honor of Halloween. The legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff will command the turntables, while Skillz hosts. Costumes are requested but not required. 9 p.m. $10. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., republicofcharlotte.com, thesolkitchen.com.
Thursday, October 27
Melanie Fiona—Meet and Greet
This last-minute addition offers you the opportunity to meet one of R&B music's most talented singers at an after-work mixer (click here to see flyer). Enjoy a complimentary buffet. 5 p.m. Free. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St., privilegecharlotte.com.
Moët Hennessy Portfolio Tasting
Enjoy champagnes by Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, and Dom Pérignon, as well as hand-crafted cocktails by Ten Cane, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, and Belvedere. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Proceeds to benefit Project RED. 6-8 p.m. $20 in advance; $30 at the door. Mez, inside the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., mezcharlotte.com.
After this fundraising happy hour series drew Charlotte socialites throughout the summer, the “Top Social Supremacy Host of 2011” will be announced at this event. Among them are some of the city’s leading promoters and entertainment groups: Charlotte's Night Out, Digital Divas, Heights Entertainment, QC InfoBroker, Rickmond Media, Six Figure Entertainment, Socialite Tya Young, and The Beautiful People. Enjoy a cash bar, appetizers, networking, and music. Proceeds benefit the Hewitt Education fund. 7-11 p.m. $10. Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, 551 S. Tryon St., ganttcenter.org.
Butter Thursday—Black & White Ball
Chase Talent Management invites you to celebrate Chase Dempsey’s 30th birthday. Ladies, wear your LBD’s. Music by DJ Edouard. Tickets for this Saturday’s O.A.R. concert will be given away. Drink specials include $3 domestic beers, $4 apple sauce shots, $5 vodka drinks, and $100 vodka bottles. 10 p.m. Cost varies. For complimentary guest list: Thursday@buttercharlotte.com; for VIP table reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org. Butter NC, at NC Music Factory, 950 Seaboard St. buttercharlotte.com.
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