Networking Events, The White Panda, Bartenders Beat Down, and More March 26-28

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Chicago-based DJ duo The White Panda spins at Label on Wednesday night.

You don’t have to wait for the weekend to have a good time. Check out one of these weeknight social events.

Tuesday, March 26

Red, White & Brews Night (weekly event)
On Tuesdays, enjoy great drink specials, including half-price bottles of wine and select beer pints are only $2, such as Miller Lite, Bud Light, Coors Light, Shocktop, Yuengling, and OMB. Military personnel are eligible for a discount. Also, at 8 p.m., Name That Tune music trivia begins. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., strikecitycharlotte.com.

Tuesday Night Jazz
This installment of the popular monthly jazz series features pianist/keyboardist Jeff Lorber. Presented by Jazz Diva Events and CBS Radio. 8-10:30 p.m. $20-$25. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, eventbrite.com/event/5773541819.

Wednesday, March 27

Flirt After Work Spring Edition (new weekly event)
After kicking off last week, this after-work event series is scheduled to take place each Wednesday through mid-June, inviting Charlotte’s young professionals. There’ll be live bands, drink specials, food, and more. 5-10 p.m. Free. Ephesus, 1510 S. Mint St., hbcurefined.org.

BLOC Afterhours
Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) present this networking event on the last Wednesday of each month 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.

Bartenders Beat Down 3
This amateur fighting series returns for the third year, consisting of the who’s who in the hospitality business, infused with local celebrities and sports figures. Bar, restaurant, and nightclub recruits are matched up by weight class, have been training for several weeks with professionals, and are now about to be sent into the ring. Fighting style is kickboxing with head guards, shin guards, and standard boxing gloves. 7:30 p.m. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., pavilionatepicentre.com. After-party at Suite, suitecharlotte.com.

Label Me Wednesday with The White Panda
Chicago-based dance party DJ duo The White Panda headlines this event, with an opening set by DJ Complete. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 and up; VIP tables available. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, thewhitepanda.com.

Thursday, March 28

Mix It Up At The Q
Come out and mix and mingle with some of your peers you might know from social media. Drink specials include $3 Guinness, $5 Jameson, and $1.75 domestic beers. Live music by Sirsy starts at 7:30. Presented by Social Media Charlotte. 6 p.m. Free. Queen City Q, 225 E. Sixth St., queencityq.com, socialmediacharlotte.com.

Spring/Summer Fashion Show
Walk the red carpet, enjoy drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres, then grab a seat for the runway show. There will also be giveaways throughout the evening. 7 p.m. RSVP at rsvp@charlotteseen.com. Tara Grinna Swimwear, 4300 Sharon Rd., Suite X13, taragrinna-swimwear.com, charlotteseen.com.

I Am Art (weekly event)
This series continues, bringing you great local artists. This week features R&B singer Ida Divine, along with spoken word artists and other performers. Presented by Touch One Productions. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $10. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St., wine-up.com, eventbrite.com/event/5589151302.

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


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