Sip & Shop, Second Chance Christmas Party, Gentleman’s Lounge, Red Pump/Red Tie Affair, and More – Dec. 4-7

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Nan and Byron's kicks off Late Night Saturdays, featuring music from a DJ, drink specials, and a late-night food menu.

We're cranking along in the last month of the year. Time to finish strong on your social calendar.


Thursday, December 4


Green Teacher Network Charlotte Happy Hour
Help raise funds for this great organization while enjoying Birdsong beer and food from Tin Kitchen. 5-8 p.m. $10 donation requested. Birdsong Brewing Co., 2315 N. Davidson St.,

Sip & Shop
Knock out some of your holiday shopping, as this event will feature products and goods from more than 25 local businesses. The night will also include live music, complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and more. 7-9 p.m. Free admission. 7th Street Public Market, 224 E. Seventh St.,

A Suite Gift for the Holidays
The Shaul Boys are hosting their annual toy drive to benefit The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte, and each year it has been a greatly attended social event. 7 p.m. Free admission with toy donation. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,


Friday, December 5


Mission Summit Launch Party
This organization supports cancer research and treatment, and invites you out to its launch, which will feature food, beer, and prizes. 4-7 p.m. Free admission. Triple C Brewing Company, 2900 Griffith St.,  

A Night Out – Vegas Style
The night will be filled with live shows, shopping, and games on the poker and blackjack tables. 7-10 p.m. $20. Sassy Girl Fitness, 505 Pitts School Rd. NW, Concord,

Second Chance Christmas
Formerly known as Second String Santa, this is one of the city's largest and longest-running Christmas events, collecting toys for less fortunate children while putting on a memorable night of partying. There'll be a live band, DJs, appetizers, and bars. The rooftop venue will be tented, enclosed, and heated. 7:30-11 p.m. General admission, $40 with a toy, $60 without; VIP admission, $100. Rooftop 210, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,

Naturally Grown & Sexy Affair 
Wearers and lovers of natural hair are invited to dress up and bring their "curl friends" or significant other to this event, which will include live music, comedy, complimentary appetizers, vendors, and giveaways. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Mynt Restaurant & Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St.,

Annual Onesie Party
Come dressed in your best onesie and compete to win the $200 cash prize. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission before 11 p.m. with RSVP. Bar Charlotte, 300 N. College St.,

ACC Football Championship Weekend (Friday and Saturday)
Florida State takes on Georgia Tech in the football conference’s championship game Saturday night at Bank of America Stadium, but there’s also plenty of fun activities for fans leading up to it. Friday’s events include the ACC Night of Legends (6-9 p.m.) at Charlotte Convention Center, and the free ACC Fan Central (7-11 p.m.) at the EpiCentre, featuring a pep rally with school bands, ACC mascots and cheerleaders, a DJ, and more. Saturday features the free ACC FanFest (noon-7 p.m.) outside of the stadium. For the complete schedule of events, visit


Saturday, December 6


The Gentleman’s Lounge: The Timeless Art of The Gentleman
Devlon Paris International, a Washington, D.C.-based men's clothier and lifestyle brand, brings its signature event to Charlotte. It's also the debut of the traveling visual art series, The Timeless Art of the Gentleman, which merges fashion and art, and there'll be light refreshments, drinks, music, and patrons will have the option to register for image consultation and garment fitting appointments. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission; RSVP required. The New Modern Art Gallery, 435 S. Tryon St.,

Sixth Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair 
With the tagline, "awareness is always in style," this signature event of The Red Pump Project brings together everyone from philanthropists to socialites to benefit HIV/AIDS awareness. Red pumps and red ties are strongly encouraged, and the night will feature a cocktail hour, silent auction, and runway fashion show. 7-10 p.m. General admission, $40; VIP admission, $60. The Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th St.,

[photo credit: Media Arts Collective]


Jingle Bell Bash
This annual fun, fundraising event features an open bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment by U-neek Flav’ur, and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Safe Alliance. 7:30-11 p.m. General admission, $75. Wells Fargo Atrium, 301 S. Tryon St.,

Charlotte Gets F**king Weird: Billionaires Apparel Four-Year Anniversary Party
The GFW crew returns to NoDa for their festival-inspired EDM party, bringing along several DJs and performers, and in celebration of Billionaires Apparel's anniversary. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. The Chop Shop NoDa, 399 E. 35th St.,

Late Night Saturdays (new weekly event)
Keep your night going in South End, with the kickoff of this Saturday night party. Music by DJ BWillackers, drink specials include select $2 beers and $4 vodka cocktails, plus the late-night food menu will be available. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Nan and Byron's, 1714 South Blvd.,

MAZ Entertainment presents this party with go-go dancers and music from DJ NGenius. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission before 11:30 p.m. with RSVP; general admission, $10; VIP tables available. Phoenix, 300 N. College St.,


Sunday, December 7


In celebration of 10 years of Terrapin Beer Co.'s Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout, 10 brew-chefs have been invited to bake their best munchies using the beer, and you're invited to be a taster/voter. Proceeds from the admission of the event will go to Changed Choices, a nonprofit organization that works with women who are incarcerated or transitioning home from prison. Noon-4 p.m. $25. Salud Beer Shop, 3306 N. Davidson St.,

Roll Bounce – A Holiday Themed Charity Event
Grab your friends and go roller skating like you used to, as this skate party will have a 1980s/'90s theme, and attire from that era is encouraged. All proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army Center of Hope Shelter for Women and Children. 5-8 p.m. $10. Kate's Skating Center, 14500 Independence Blvd., Indian Trail,


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

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