Networking Events, Celebrity Bowling, Cosmic Gate DJs, Daytona 500 Party, and More Feb. 20-23

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German-based EDM DJ duo Cosmic Gate will play at Phoenix nightclub Saturday.
What a difference a week makes in terms of weather. Seize the day! And check out this lineup of social events and parties. 

Thursday, February 20

City Tavern at 5
The Thursday night series in SouthPark has returned for a five-week winter run, concluding February 27. Come out after work to mix and mingle, or later in the night to party (DJ goes on at 9 p.m.). Enjoy half-off select appetizers (until 11 p.m.), and drink specials all night including $5 glasses of wine, $5 cosmopolitan martinis, and $3 Heineken Lights. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. City Tavern – SouthPark, 4331 Barclay Downs Dr.,
Neighbors’ Night Out
One of the city’s hippest neighborhoods, Elizabeth, is hosting a family-friendly night out. There’ll be complimentary appetizers and beer specials. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Bang-Bang Burgers, 2001 E. 7th St.,
Soiree: A Swanky Little Bridal Event
Studio White and Charlotte Wedding Magazine present this intimate and elegant alternative to traditional bridal shows. Brides and their friends will enjoy cocktails, appetizers, bridal fashion, and several wedding vendors will be on hand. 6-9 p.m. $30 at the door. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.,
RAW Presents Awakening
RAW: Natural Born Artists is an international independent arts organization that hand selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair and makeup artistry, photography, models, and performing art. They will all converge this evening in Charlotte. There’ll be a cash bar, and dress code is cocktail attire. Music by DJ Super and hosted by EB. 8 p.m.-midnight. $20. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave.,

Friday, February 21

Bar Olympics
Celebrate the end of the Winter Olympics at this Uptown bar by putting together your team of four. Games will include beer pong, flip cup, quarters, and a special surprise event. Prize will be given to the winning team. 8-11 p.m. Free admission; email your team name to Sip, 200 N. Tryon St.,
StrikeCity’s Five-Year Anniversary
Uptown’s popular bowling-alley-meets-sports-bar-and-lounge is turning five years old. Guests will enjoy bowling specials, drink specials, live DJs, guest bartenders, and plenty of prizes and giveaways. 8 p.m. Free admission. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
Moxie Society presents its monthly social and networking event. Enjoy cocktails, music, and make some new friends. 8 p.m.-midnight. Free admission. Kanvas, 525 E. Sixth St.,,
Brody & Choch: Tour Launch Party
Charlotte rap duo Brody & Choch are about to go on their 10-city Muffintop Tour, but not before throwing a party. There’ll be live performances by Brody & Choch, Shinobi Ninja, Chasing Pedestrians, and Red Jesse and the Dead Men, and music throughout the night by DJ Shogun. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $8 in advance; $12 day of. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave.,

Saturday, February 22

Charlotte Tour to Stanly County Winter Wine Festival
Hop on board the bus chartered by Wine Me Down Events and head to the annual wine festival in Stanly County. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Trip is $45; festival ticket $20. Departs from Midtown Charlotte, 900 Metropolitan Ave.,
Wendy’s Celebrities and Strikes Bowling Event
This family friendly event will feature music by DJ Bryon, a live performance by Aswan North of Paper Tongues, celebrity emcee Billy Packer, a silent auction, bowling, games, appetizers, celebrity autographs, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Noon-4 p.m. $15. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
Southern Hospitality – Charlotte Day Social
TYPE USA, an acronym for The Young Professional Experience, is hosting an afternoon of socializing and networking. Music by DJ CJ. 2-6 p.m. Free admission with RSVP. Kanvas, 525 E. 6th St.,
Signature Saturdays
Taking place twice a month with a rotating lineup of entertainment, this night will feature live jazz by 5th & York, followed by music from DJ Chase. Drink specials include $3 bottled beers, $6 martinis, and $99 Moët bottles. Brought to you by Eddietainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission before midnight; for VIP tables, Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St.,,
Oak Room Saturdays (weekly event)
It’s usually a packed house here on Saturday nights. Music by DJs Jay Envy and Edward Shouse. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission; for VIP tables, Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St.,
Cosmic Gate Live
This duo of EDM DJs from Germany will lead the charge to the dance floor. Presented by Disco Donnie and Sugar Society. 10 p.m. $20 and up. Phoenix, 300 N. College St.,,
Ladies Night Pink Party
Uptown’s popular Latin nightclub is putting on a night for the ladies (dudes are invited too, of course). Ladies will enjoy complimentary champagne and Nuvo drinks. Music by DJ Cali and DJ Chaka. 10 p.m. Ladies dressed in pink admitted free before midnight. Latorre’s, 116 W. 5th St.,
Bats II: Electric Boogaloo 
It’s a night of goth, industrial, and synthpop music and dancing. DJ Spider on the turntables. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $3. UpStage, 3306-C N. Davidson St.,

Sunday, February 23

Daytona 500 Party 
It’s time for one of the biggest races of the NASCAR season, and you’re invited to watch it with Bar Athletes, who’ll be hosting plenty of bar games along with it. Noon. Free admission. Icehouse South End, 2100 South Blvd.,
Queen City Soup – The Second Chance Valentine’s Soiree
Project Art Aid is putting on this micro-grant event to benefit community builders. The evening will include French appetizers and desserts from Bistro La Bon, an open bar, live jazz by Tenya Coleman, and more. 6-9 p.m. $25; $40 for couples. The Frock Shop, 901 Central Ave.,
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
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