Lake Live at 5, Gemini Celebrations, Fight Viewing Party, Sunday Brunch Party, and More this Weekend
There are several great options to get your party on this weekend. So leave your troubles behind!
Friday, June 8
Lake Live at 5 (weekly event)
There are after-work party/concert series happening all around Charlotte, and now Lake Norman has one. This is the kickoff to this new weekly, Friday event, featuring food and drink specials, games, and music. Enjoy live music on the patio by Pursey Kurns, 5-9 p.m. Then 9 p.m.-2 a.m., the fun moves inside for the after-party with a DJ. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. The Dirty Martini, 17036 Kenton Dr., Cornelius, lkndirtymartini.com.
Friday Live at the Factory (weekly event)
There are only a few weeks left for this weekly concert series. This Friday’s live performances are by Los Lonely Boys with Chris Cook. Enjoy many of the bars and restaurants surrounding the courtyard, including Bask, Osso, The Saloon, Wet Willie’s, and more. 6-11 p.m. (headliner goes on between 8:30 and 9 p.m.) General admission, $5; VIP, $40. Fountain Plaza at NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ncmusicfactory.com.
Silent Disco Series
Silent Disco has become a phenomenon with its unique concept of wireless headphones providing the music directly from the DJ to the partygoer. No loud speakers needed. National Red Bull DJs will play. Presented each Friday in June (watch promo video here). 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., pavilionatepicentre.com.
Suite’s Four-Year Anniversary Party with Lil Jon
Suite was one of the first venues to open at the EpiCentre in 2008, and now the posh nightclub is celebrating its fourth anniversary. Hit-making rapper/producer/DJ Lil Jon will rock the party. 10 p.m. Cost varies; VIP tables available. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., suitecharlotte.com.
Saturday, June 9
Pacquiao vs. Bradley Fight Viewing Party
Watch the highly anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley on one of several screens at this popular neighborhood bar. Get there early to get a seat, especially on the deck. Drink specials include $5 car bombs. 9 p.m. Free. Kennedy’s Premium Bar & Grill, 366 N. Caswell, kennedyscharlotte.com.
Six Figure Entertainment invites all Geminis and their friends to celebrate their birthdays, along with the birthdays of promoter Kirk Brown, slam poet Bluz, and others. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission $10 in advance; VIP tables available. Kalu, 505 E. Sixth St., sixfigureentertainment.com, kalunc.com.
DJ A-Minor of Jukebox Heroes is manning the turntables in the main room of this exclusive nightclub. 10 p.m. 2 a.m. Cost varies; VIP tables available. Butter NC, at NC Music Factory, 950 NC Music Factory Blvd., buttercharlotte.com.
Party promoter Dre Brown, of From A to Z Entertainment, is known for his annual birthday bash, now in its fifth year. Come ready to party hard. Music by DJ Bro-Rabb and DJ CK. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 in advance; VIP tables available. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., geminibday2012.eventbrite.com, facebook.com/republic.charlotte.
Sunday, June 10
Sunday Brunch Party (weekly event)
5Church, uptown’s newest restaurant, launches its weekly brunch party this Sunday. Enjoy great food, and drinks such as handmade white sangria, mojitos, caipirinha, and mimosas. And proving it’s not your typical Sunday brunch, there will be music by DJ Edward Shouse. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (last seating 3 p.m.). Free. Walk-ins welcomed, or book reservations at opentable.com or 704-919-1322. 5Church, 127 N. Tryon St. (corner of Fifth and Church streets), 5church.com.
Moxie Sundays IV
Moxie Society is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The previous installments of this day party have each been a hit. Enjoy food and drink specials, and music by DJ Justice. 2-8 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com for complimentary admission before 4 p.m.; cover charge after; bottle service available. The Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd., facebook.com/moxiesociety, sunsetclubcharlotte.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
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