National Margarita Day, Hoops & Heels, Inflatable Wonderland Party, and More Feb. 22-24

Are inflatables different from blow-up dolls? Find out Saturday night at Label.

There are some eye-catching parties and social events taking place this weekend. No time for boredom!

Friday, February 22

National Margarita Day and Charity Fundraiser
In honor of National Margarita Day, this Uptown hotspot is offering specials all day on that coveted drink: $5 frozen margaritas, $6 Vida margaritas, $7 Partita margaritas, and $8 blood orange margaritas. Plus, $1 from the sale of every margarita will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, with Vida matching the overall donation. 11 a.m.-midnight. Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., vidacantina.com.

Chill Chaser Evenings (event series)
Escape from your winter blues by enjoying a cocktail event at this historic mansion, featuring complimentary snacks from Executive Chef Harrison Booth and a cash bar. This event will also take place on Friday, March 8, and Friday, March 22, so mark your calendar. 5:30-7 p.m. Free; reservations requested at 704-714-4445 or kellis@tlwf.org. The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Rd., dukemansion.org.

Charlotte Stylists Showcase
Six budding wardrobe stylists will showcase their creations for an opportunity to win a photo shoot with photographer Sue Sidzina and celebrity hairstylist Derickus Crawford. Hosted by Ryan Jor El, featuring a performance by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Alvin Garrett. 7 p.m. $15 in advance; $20 at the door; $30 VIP. AKA Creative, 316 Remount Rd., akacreative.com.

Saturday, February 23

NSN Charlotte Annual Jazz Brunch
Network with business leaders, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals, while enjoying a brunch buffet along with live jazz by the Reggie Buie Trio. Featured guest speaker is retired NFL All Pro player and two-time Super Bowl champion Leonard Marshall. Presented by the National Sales Network Charlotte Chapter. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $20 ($10 for NSN members). Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St., nsncharlotte.org.

Hoops & Heels
The Charlotte Bobcats are putting on this special event for the ladies. Bobcats Sideline Reporter Stephanie Ready will present basketball 101, followed by observation of pre-game warm-ups and player meet-and-greets. Then you’ll watch the Bobcats take on the Denver Nuggets from a luxury suite. Each guest will receive a Hoops & Heels T-shirt, one complimentary beverage, and appetizers. Prizes will be given away. Doors open 4 p.m. $75. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., bobcats.com/hoops.html.

Signature Saturdays (monthly event)
The last Saturday of the month means the return of this jazz-infused party by Eddietainment. Enjoy live jazz by Shableek, beginning at 9 p.m.; then at midnight DJ Shogun takes over. Order food from the pizza and pasta bar, and select from a great drink menu, including $6 martinis and $3 bottled beers. And this month’s event will be a special Pisces birthday celebration. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free before midnight; for VIP tables or birthday celebrations, eddiet456@gmail.com. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vapiano-charlotte.com, eddietainment.com.

Inflatable Wonderland Party
This large nightclub will be filled with more than 1,500 inflatable toys, decorations, and the party will feature performances by a nine-foot LED robot, inflatable dancers, and more. Music by DJ Greg Lopez from Las Vegas. Presented by db Promotions. 10 p.m. $15 and up; VIP tables available, vip@labelcharlotte.com. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com.

Sunday, February 24

Daytona 500 Party
Bar Athletes presents their annual party in celebration of the big race and kickoff to the NASCAR season. There’ll be bar Olympics, including cornhole, beer pong, and flip cup. There will also be a NASCAR trivia contest, and the Lake Norman Fear Cheer Girls will be in attendance. Noon-until. Free. Icehouse South End, 2100 South Blvd, icehousesouthend.com, barathletes.com.

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


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