Masquerade Event, Duke-UNC Game, Pre-Valentine’s Parties, and More

DJs Kevin Focus and Glojin play Thursdays at Kazba.

As I often tell you, don’t wait until the weekend to go out and have a good time. Here are some great events going on this Wednesday and Thursday. Carpe diem!

Wednesday, February 8

Carnevale Masquerade Amore
Fashion designer Lore Emelio presents this Carnevale celebration, beginning with a VIP dinner (authentic Venetian courses) at 6:30 p.m. followed by the masquerade event at 7:30 p.m. All guests will be greeted with a custom-made mask and Prosecco toast. Later in the night, there will also be music by top local DJs. Proceeds from this event will benefit Charlotte Symphony for Opera Carolina. $60 VIP dinner; $35 general elite ticket. Osso Restaurant and Lounge, at NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.,,

Which Blue Do You Bleed: Duke vs. UNC
Eddietainment and Roundtable Entertainment present this special edition of TipOff (their weekly Thursday night event) to invite you to watch the battle between two college basketball powerhouses and in-state rivals. Root for the Blue Devils or Tar Heels as the game will be shown with sound on most of the 65 TVs. Music by DJ Shogun. Viewing party begins 8 p.m.; game is at 9 p.m. Free. Buffalo Wild Wings at NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd.,,

Level Wednesdays: Suite Heart
This installment of the weekly party honors the lovers leading up to Valentine’s Day. Guys will be given roses upon arrival, and the girl who receives the most roses from guys wins $250. 10 p.m. Cost varies; VIP tables available. Suite, inside EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,

Thursday, February 9

Singles Awareness Bash
Kick cupid to the curb, they say. And come and enjoy margarita specials—$5 margaritas, $20 margarita pitchers—in the lounge and bar, while mixing and mingling. Hosted by the affable Brittney Cason from KISS 95.1 FM. 7 p.m. Free. Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, inside EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,

A State of Mind Thursdays (weekly event)
Enjoy a fun night of music, drinks, and smokes. Resident DJs Kevin Focus and Glojin dedicate the night to trance and progressive house music. Plus, there are hookahs from Hookah Me Up ($10 and up), and great drink specials, including $5 You-Call-Its, $5 Patron shots, $2 Bud Lights, and $99 bottles (table service). 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission; for VIP tables, Kazba, inside EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,, Facebook invite.

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

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