Respect My Vote! Reception, Alive After Five, Patio Party, and More
No need to wait until the weekend to get out and have a good time. Enjoy these social events and parties throughout the week.
Tuesday, April 10
Two for Tuesday (weekly event)
Enjoy two-for-one drinks, including beer and liquor, all evening and night at this uptown bar. And make some new friends with your beer goggles. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com.
Come out wearing your favorite bikini, shortest shorts, or best Hawaiian shirt to this college night party. Music by DJ Edward Shouse while you enjoy a Sex on the Beach. Speaking of drinks, specials include $3 domestic beers, $4 Kamikaze, $5 well vodka, and $100 vodka bottles. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost varies; VIP tables available, firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 18 and older admitted. Butter NC, at NC Music Factory, 950 NC Music Factory Blvd., buttercharlotte.com.
Wednesday, April 11
Live Music on the Patio
This is the kickoff to American Roadside's live music series. Enjoy the sights of the beautiful cultural arts campus, while Heroes at Last performs (this Wednesday and next). Wednesdays are also Dollar Draft Days. 5-9 p.m. Free. American Roadside Uptown, 440 S. Church St., americanroadside.com.
Rallying Reception for the Respect My Vote! Campaign
The Hip Hop Caucus Charlotte Leadership Committee invites you to come out to support and learn more about the 2012 Respect My Vote! campaign, a national, nonpartisan, voter education initiative targeting people between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Special guests this evening include Mayor Anthony Foxx, Congressman Mel Watt, and Hip Hop Caucus President Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. Hosted by No Limit Larry and Tone X, there will also be performances from poet Bluz and singer Ida Divine, and music by DJ Skillz. 6-9 p.m. Tickets, which are tax-deductible, are $25, $50, or $100. Caviar Nightlife, 300 E. Stonewall St., respectmyvote.eventbrite.com, caviarnightlife.com.
Riot Wednesdays (weekly event)
Enjoy live music and support local musicians each week. This week’s performers are reggae/rock band Sun-Dried Vibes. Specials include North Carolina draft beers for $3, $4 spiked punch shots, and half-priced burgers. There will also be cornhole and beer pong for your enjoyment. 8 p.m. $5. The Saloon at NC Music Factory, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., thesalooncharlotte.com.
Thursday, April 12
Alive After Five (weekly event)
After last week’s kickoff was postponed due to weather, the pent up excitement carries over to this week for the start of Charlotte’s most popular weekly, after-work event. Live music by 70s show band Right On (Motown, disco, funk). And there will be plenty of drink stations. Official after-parties are at the EpiCentre, where your AA5 wristband will gain you free admission. 5 p.m. Free. Wells Fargo Plaza, 301 S. Tryon St., aliveafterfives.com.
Bottomless Wine Night (weekly event)
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. If you get there early, you can also enjoy the happy hour half-price appetizers until 7 p.m. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. Fifth St., cravedessertbar.com.
Spring Patio Party
Enjoy live music on the patio, featuring the new mojito bar. Patio party goes 6-9 p.m.; DJ JD plays in the lounge 9:30 p.m. until. Free. Osso Restaurant and Lounge, at NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ossocharlotte.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.