Networking Events, JCSU Homecoming Parties, Label’s Anniversary, Club Vanity Opens, and More Oct. 24-27
Thursday and Friday, in particular, feature some great networking and after-work events—get out and mix and mingle. And there are several other choices for this weekend if you want to get your party on.
Also, click here to check out the separate Halloween list I’ve compiled—50 events over eight days—including more than 25 themed events and parties taking place this weekend.
Thursday, October 24
The Art of the Socialite
Come out for an evening of networking and socializing to the sounds of contemporary music and the sights of live art by acclaimed Charlotte artist David French. There’ll be complimentary food and a cash bar. Presented The Prestige Group LLC, Jason Thomas, and Terrell Marketing Inc. 5:30-11 p.m. Free admission. Kanvas, 525 E. Sixth St., kanvasgallery.com, cocktailsatkanvas.eventbrite.com.
Network After Work
The Charlotte arm of Network After Work, a nationwide group of business professionals, hosts this networking event. Your name tag will be color-coded by industry. 6-9 p.m. $12 in advance; $15 with RSVP at the door; $20 without. Bubble Charlotte, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., bubblecharlotte.com, charlotte.networkafterwork.com.
Beauty and Banking
It’s an event exclusively for women, featuring fashion, pampering, and beauty activities. Vendors providing products and services for the evening include Gallo Wines, Jewell Treat Cupcakes, Re: Salon and Med Spa, Lipp Boutique, Pure Barre, and more. 6-9 p.m. Free admission; RSVP requested. BB&T Blakeney, 10009 Rea Rd., beautyandbanking.com.
Second Annual Bowling for Babes
Enjoy a night of bowling in support of breast cancer charities. Admission includes unlimited bowling and a beer tasting. 7-10 p.m. $25. Ten Park Lanes, 1700 Montford Dr., rollten.com, Facebook invite.
Cans:Recycled – Panthers vs. Buccaneers
While this group of Carolina Panthers fans usually only puts on this event during home games, they’re getting together to cheer on this nationally televised Thursday night away game against Tampa Bay. The game will be shown on big screens with sound, and a DJ spins after. 7:30 p.m. Free admission. All American Pub, 200 E. Bland St., allamericanpubclt.com, facebook.com/TheCansRecycled.
The Weekend Warmup (weekly event)
Have you checked out the EpiCentre’s newest bar yet? It features DJs and live bands several nights a week. Music this night by 80s rock cover band Skankbanger. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Tin Roof, at the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., tinroofbars.com/Home/Charlotte.
Label’s One-Year Anniversary Party with DJ Pauly D
DJ Pauly D, of Jersey Shore fame, handles the turntables as this popular nightclub celebrates turning one year old. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $15 in advance; VIP admission, $30. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, labelpaulyd.eventbrite.com.
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Friday, October 25
The Golden Hour: JCSU Homecoming Happy Hour
Mix and mingle with Johnson C. Smith University alumni and fans. Music by DJ OP and SP Gallman, plus complimentary appetizers, drink specials, and trivia with prizes. Presented by Charlotte JCSU Alumni Chapter. 5-9 p.m. Free admission. Tilt on Trade, 127 W. Trade St., tiltontrade.com, Facebook invite.
Multi-Group Young Professional Networking Event
Several of Charlotte’s young professionals organizations are coming together for the first time for this networking event. Led by the Young Professionals Society of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and in collaboration with PRSA Young Professionals of Charlotte, American Society of Quality, Young Affiliates of the Mint, Habitat Young Professionals of Charlotte, CharlotteONE, Kiwanis Uptown, Charlotte Jaycees, Charlotte Gamecock Club, and Guys with Ties. Admission includes complimentary appetizers and one complimentary drink. 6-9 p.m. $10. Bubble Charlotte, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., bubblecharlotte.com, multigroupyoungprofessionalnetworking.eventbrite.com.
Make new friends at this extended happy hour event. Presented by Moxie Society. 7 p.m. Free admission; RSVP to email@example.com. Kanvas, 525 E. 6th St., kanvasgallery.com, moxiesociety.com.
Invasion of the Booty Snatchers
DJ Assault, from Detroit, leads the charge to the dance floor, along with support from Aaron Sigmon, VB, and Jaws; and on the patio will be DJs Hey Whore, KT Caustic, and Nat Eichler. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10-$12. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., dharmacharlotte.com.
Levels: JCSU Homecoming 2K13 with DJ Whoo Kid
Known for DJing for 50 Cent and for his popular SiriusXM radio show, DJ Whoo Kid will rock the party. Presented by yTilt and The Sol Kitchen. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., thesolkitchen.com, levels.eventbrite.com.
Morgan Page Live
Grammy-nominated, Los Angeles-based producer and DJ Morgan Page brings his riveting EDM and 3-D show. Opening sets by Audien and Maor Levi. Presented by Disco Donnie. 10 p.m. $20 and up in advance; for VIP tables, firstname.lastname@example.org. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixcharlotte.com, discodonniepresents.com.
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Saturday, October 26
Click here to check out the separate list of Halloween parties and events taking place this weekend.
UNICEF's Next Generation Second Annual Fall Ball
The Charlotte Committee of UNICEF’s Next Generation, a group of young professionals, ages 21 to 40, host this event to raise funds and awareness for their causes to help children around the world. The night will feature live entertainment by Peace & Love band, and cocktails and appetizers are included. 8 p.m. $105. Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St., crowdrise.com/nextgen/fundraiser/charlottenextgen.
Running With Da Bulls
It’s a special installment of Signature Saturdays in honor of JCSU’s homecoming. The event will feature live jazz by Shableek, followed by music from DJ Bro Rabb. Drink specials include $3 bottled beers, $6 martinis, and $99 Moet bottles. Presented by Eddietainment and Pearl Vision Group. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Arrive early for free admission. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vapiano.com, runningwithdabulls.eventbrite.com.
30-Something Saturdays: JCSU Homecoming Alumni Edition
Hosted by Old School 105.3 FM’s DJ Stacey Blackman, and music by the Uptown Swagga go-go band. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $15; VIP table of four, $75. Bull & Barrister, 3615 Mount Holly-Huntersville Rd., bullandbarrister.com, 30something-jcsu-homecoming.eventbrite.com.
Live Music and Wine
This University area wine shop and bar is not only a great place to indulge in a large selection of vino, but it also features live music multiple nights a week. Music tonight by acoustic artist Andrew McElmurry. 9 p.m. Free admission. The Wine Vault, 9009 J. M. Keynes Dr., headwino.com.
Rich Homie Quan Live
The “Some Type of Way” rapper will perform at this new Uptown nightclub. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15-$40. Club Vanity, 505 W. Fifth St., vanitycharlotte.com, richhomietakeover.eventbrite.com.
Sunday, October 27
Fourth Annual Dilworth/South End Chili Cook-Off
Passionate makers of chili will perfect their recipes and stir their pots in this head-to-head competition. As an attendee, not only will you sample great chili, but there will also be food trucks on site, beer by local breweries, wine, live music, a cornhole tournament by Queen City Sports and Social Club, pumpkin painting by Wine and Design Charlotte for the kids, and appearances by mascots Sir Purr and Chubby. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10; kids admitted free. Atherton Mills, 2100 South Blvd., athertonmillandmarket.com, dsechilicookoff.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.