NBA Draft Lottery, Patio Party, Game Nite, Party in the Park, and More
Doesn’t it feel like May just started? Well, the end is near so go out with a bang! Sounds apocalyptic, but I mean to enjoy these social events and parties these last couple of days in this month.
Wednesday, May 30
BLOC Networking After-Hours Event
Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) present this networking event for professionals who want to build business through relationships. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5. The Saloon at NC Music Factory, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., thesalooncharlotte.com, businessleadersofcharlotte.com.
NBA Draft Lottery Open House
The Charlotte Bobcats’ future rests on the way the balls will bounce during the NBA Draft Lottery, where they have a 25 percent chance of landing the first pick. The lottery is being televised by ESPN at 8 p.m. from Times Square. The Bobcats are hosting an open house beginning at 6 p.m., where season tickets will be for sale. Free; RSVP here. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., bobcats.com.
Pop Life (weekly event)
This weekly party draws the largest crowd in Charlotte on a Wednesday night. Enjoy the best in hip hop and R&B this week by DJ DR in the main room and DJ CK on the patio, hosted by King Henry. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free; VIP tables available, email@example.com. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., facebook.com/republic.charlotte, thesolkitchen.com.
Thursday, May 31
Alive After Five (weekly event)
It's the most popular, weekly after-work event in the city. Enjoy live music this week by Hot Sauce on the rooftop stage and Soul Play on the courtyard stage. There will be plenty of drink stations, plus surrounding restaurants offering dining specials. 5-9 p.m. Free admission; VIP, $25, includes complimentary beer, wine, and food. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., epicentrenc.com, aliveafterfives.com.
Thursdays on the Patio (weekly event)
Surround yourself with beautiful people, while enjoying great weather on the enclosed patio. Live music by Steven Engler, 6-9 p.m.; then DJ JD plays 9:30 p.m.-until. The mojito bar will be open. Free. Osso Restaurant and Lounge, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ossocharlotte.com.
Party in the Park: The Revival of Jazzy Ladies
It's an outdoor family affair featuring live jazz (6:30 p.m.) and a showing of the film Hugo (8:30 p.m.) on the front lawn of the museum. You're encouraged to pack a picnic. Plus, the galleries will be open for extended hours until 9 p.m. Event goes 6:30-10 p.m. Museum members, $5; non-members, $10; ages 18 and under, free; click here to buy tickets in advance. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Rd., mintmuseum.org.
Game Nite 100
The 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte present this “Roaring 20s” themed night of fun. Enjoy dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse, music, and poker. Attire is black-tie optional, and proceeds will benefit the organization’s community outreach programs. 7-11 p.m. General admission, $50; admission plus a seat at the poker table, $100. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St., 100blackmenofcharlotte.org, ex-tixx.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
Be sure to bookmark www.charlottemagazine.com/Blogs/Dusk-Till-Dawn to stay plugged into Charlotte nightlife.