Red Hot Turkey Bash, Moonshine Fest, Blank Canvas Fashion Show, Onesie Party, and More – Nov. 20-23
Time is flying. Are you having fun? If you aren't, it's not because there's a shortage of fun events to get into. Just check out your social itinerary below.
Thursday, November 20
Power Up Grand Finale
Help determine the grand prize winner of the Charlotte Chamber's Power Up Chapter Challenge—$25,000 courtesy of Duke Energy. 5-8 p.m. $30. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., charlottechamber.com/powerup.
Cufflinks & Cocktails
The Charlotte Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity invites guests to a different hotspot each month for this after-work social, and this time it's at one of Uptown's newest bars. 6-10 p.m. Free admission. Draught, 610 S. Cedar St., draughtcharlotte.com, cufflinksandcocktails.com.
20th Annual Red Hot Turkey Bash
This long-running, pre-holiday event offers a night of good times for a good cause. You'll enjoy a complimentary first beer and appetizers, music by a DJ, a silent auction, and more. Proceeds will benefit Teal Diva, an ovarian cancer survivors organization. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St., oakroomclt.com, ticketssoeasy.com/turkeybash2014.
Masquerade Ball: A Night of Decadent Pleasures
It's a provocative event as part of this club's 18th anniversary celebration. There'll be half-priced bottles of wine all night, and a complimentary gourmet buffet during the first two hours. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. The Men's Club of Charlotte, 444 Tyvola Rd., mensclub.com/charlotte-mens-club.
Friday, November 21
SportsLink Happy Hour
The group that organizes adult sports leagues and games all around the city hosts this social event. Enjoy food and drink specials. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Jackalope Jacks, 1936 E. Seventh St., jackalopejacks.com, sportslinkus.com.
This inaugural festival offers sampling of moonshine from across the region, and you'll stay warm from the heated tent (and the booze). 7-11 p.m. $15. Rooftop 210, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., facebook.com/rooftop210, moonshinefestclt.eventbrite.com.
Second Annual Package Auction
Hearts Beat as One Foundation presents this innuendo-fueled event, where "hot and sexy members of the community will be showing off our packages for auction." Great items will be available for bidding, with proceeds benefiting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Project, a children's literacy program. Complimentary beer and wine will be served, along with a cash bar for cocktails. 7:30-11 p.m. Free admission. Charlotte City Club, 121 W. Trade St., facebook.com/events/308666912673966.
Can Drive Party
Party throwers SocialFlockers are hosting a canned food drive, where for every can you bring you'll receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win gift cards from restaurants and bars. There'll also be drink specials and music. 9 p.m. Free admission. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com, socialflockers.com.
Blank Canvas Fashion Show
South End menswear boutique Blank Canvas will showcase the hottest fashion and trends during this show. Ladies will receive complimentary champagne. 9:30 p.m. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., facebook.com/suiteclt, thebcbrand.com.
Henry Fong Live
The popular EDM DJ from Florida will spin, after an opening set by DJ Rwonz. Presented by Disco Donnie and Sugar Society. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission with RSVP. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com.
Saturday, November 22
It's a beauty social, featuring services and tips on hair, nails, makeup, and fashion, including holiday glamour. 4-7 p.m. $15. Zoe Nails at Ayrsley, 2034 Ayrsley Town Blvd., eventbrite.com/e/simply-beautiful-tickets-14127049385.
The Street Magic Cocktail Soiree
This evening is a fundraising effort for a local short film and an album, and will feature complimentary appetizers, $6 “Magic” cocktails, a silent auction, and a raffle. Presented by Street Magic Inc. 7-10 p.m. Free admission; donations requested. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 139 S. Tryon St., facebook.com/chimacharlotte, eventbrite.com/e/the-street-magic-cocktail-soiree-tickets-14085525185.
House Music Party
This Plaza Midwood hotspot is giving thanks to house music, featuring DJ sets by Joe Pompeo of the NYC house music scene, following an opening set by Melodious Funk of MOVE/Bassment. 9 p.m. Soul Gastrolounge, 1500-B Central Ave., facebook.com/soulgastro.
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Prizes will be awarded to partiers wearing the best onesies. Music by DJ Bob Lazar, and several $3-$5 drink specials will be featured. 9:30 p.m. Free admission. Ice Martini Bar, 9525 Birkdale Crossing Dr., facebook.com/icemartinibar.
Noir V – All Black Affair
King Entertainment presents one of their most anticipated parties of the year, and your stylish, all-black attire is requested. Music by DJ Shaun Nyce and DJ Pyro. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance; VIP tables available. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 206 N. College St., kingentevents.com.
Sunday, November 23
Panthers Bye Week — Hopefully the hometown team is getting rested and recharged on this break, and will turn their NFL season around during the last five games.
Sunday Sports Brunch (weekly event)
Order from a delicious brunch menu, and drink specials include bottomless mimosas. At 1 p.m., your favorite NFL games will be shown on the TVs. 11 a.m. Free admission. Sports One Bar and Lounge, 521 N. College St., sportsoneclt.com.
Sunday Fundae (weekly event)
Different guest bartenders are featured every week, serving great drink specials, and there are games such as beer pong and cornhole. Plus, DJs Wiggz-n-Wonz (beginning at 10 p.m.) get the dance party going. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.