Project Tuesday, Bobcats Open House, Second String Santa Party, and More Midweek Events
Before the holiday season completely takes over your life, you might want to get out and enjoy these events and parties this week.
Tuesday, December 6
The McDevitt Agency, Charlotte’s hip real estate firm, puts on this “cosmopolitan experience” about once every other month at a different chic restaurant, bar, or lounge. For this Tuesday’s event, McDevitt has partnered again with Revolution boutique to present a fashionable evening. There will be models in attendance showcasing the latest fashions, a DJ playing your favorite tunes, and photographers on hand so come camera-ready. There will also be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. 6-8 p.m. Free. Suite, inside EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., projecttuesday.com, suitecharlotte.com.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
This installment of College Night pays tribute to the ugly Christmas sweaters you grew up seeing your parents, aunt, uncles, and grandparents wear (and possibly worn currently by some of your coworkers). Drink specials include $2 Miller Lite and $3 red hot shots. Ages 18 and up welcome. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Text your name to 980-333-3923 for free admission. Whisky River, inside EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., thewhiskyriver.com/charlotte.
Wednesday, December 7
It’s Charlotte’s largest weekly Wednesday night party. Continuing the ritual of bringing in top DJs, this week’s music is by DJ Buttafingaz of Power 98 FM. Ages 25 and up preferred. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free; for VIP tables, email@example.com. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., thesolkitchen.com, republicofcharlotte.com.
Triple Threat Wednesdays
Enjoy music by three popular DJs—R Wonz, Wiggs, and Frenzy. And there will be several $3 drink specials (domestic beers, well drinks, and shots) along with $99 vodka bottles. 10 p.m. $5; for VIP, 704-930-6453. Halo, at NC Music Factory, 820 Hamilton St., haloclt.com.
Thursday, December 8
Charlotte Bobcats Open House
Celebrate the return of the NBA season and take advantage of ticket specials for Charlotte Bobcats home games. The “Fan 5 Pack” includes the buy three get two free ticket deal. 6-9 p.m. Free admission; click here to RSVP. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., bobcats.com.
23rd Annual Second String Santa Holiday Party
It’s one of Charlotte’s largest and most popular annual parties. Young professionals flock to this good time for a good cause—toys for children are collected for the Salvation Army. Admission includes complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers; cocktails available at the cash bar. 7-11 p.m. $20 with an unwrapped toy/gift; $40 without a toy/gift; $100 for VIP ticket, which includes gourmet food and cocktails in a private club level. The Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 Seaboard St., Facebook invite, secondstringsanta.org.
Bottomless Wine Night
Each Thursday at this hip dessert bar and lounge you can choose from a great selection of wines and drink all you want for $20. And if you get there early, you can also enjoy the happy hour half-price appetizers 5-7 p.m. Thursdays draw a great crowd ranging from singles, to couples on a date, to girls night out. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. Fifth St., cravedessertbar.com.
Mainstream Thursday Night Football
The popular Monday Night Football gathering has expanded to Thursdays as the NFL is holding Thursday night games for the remainder of the season. The crowd varies week to week depending on which teams are playing—this week is the Cleveland Browns versus the Pittsburgh Steelers—while others come out simply for the good food, drinks, and to hear music by DJ Shogun. Hosted by sports personality SG, and presented by Eddietainment. 8 p.m. Free. Buffalo Wild Wings at NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., eddietainment.com, buffalowildwings.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.