Summer Parties, Live Music, Bar Games, and More August 2-4
August is here…already?! They can keep the heat, but have yourself a hot time this weekend.
Friday, August 2
Skate 4 A Cure Athon
Enjoy some skating fun and music, at this fundraiser to fight Crohn’s disease. Guests will receive complimentary Paul Mitchell gift bags. Presented by The Crohns No More Foundation. 5-11 p.m. $8. Kate's Skating Rink, 14500 Independence Blvd., Indian Trail, katesindiantrail.com, cnmf.eventbrite.com.
It’s an evening of fine art and wine tasting. Attendees will receive painting lessons from certified art instructors, guaranteeing you’ll go home with your own masterpiece (to the best of your abilities). $25 painting class, $5 drinks, and complimentary appetizers. 6:30 p.m. Sip Charlotte, 200 N. Tryon St., sipcharlotte.com, facebook.com/artwinedown.
Dog Days of Summer
Start at the bar on the inside, then take the party to Top Shelf—the rooftop bar and patio. Donate a school supply and receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a grill. Drink specials include $2 Bud Light bottles, $4 Three Olives vodka drinks, and $4 watermelon shots. Whiskey Warehouse, 1221 The Plaza, whiskeycharlotte.com.
Summer Untied Concert Event
Guys With Ties are up to their fun- (and fund) raising ways. Come out and meet the guys behind this nonprofit, and be entertained by live music from 5 On Sundays (band goes on at 8 p.m.). You’ll also have a chance to win free tickets to their Annual Casino Night and learn about The Growler Tailgate Party. 7 p.m.-midnight. Free. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com, guyswithtiescharlotte.com.
Made In Moscow: Russian International Party
Party like the Russians (Edward Snowden style?), to music by DJ Tyoma and DJ Vadim. Enjoy drink specials, a great food menu, including late-night, and shisha (hookah) featuring the Russian blonde on the veranda. 10 p.m. Free. Osso Restaurant & Lounge, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ossocharlotte.com.
Pulse 2.0 (weekly event)
This party draws one of the largest crowds in Uptown each Friday night. Music this week by DJ Phalse ID. Presented by ANTique Events & Culture, which celebrates its one-year anniversary tonight. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Cosmos Cafe, 300 N. College St., cosmoscafe.com, antiqueevents.net.
Saturday, August 3
Unfiltered Brew & BBQ
Partake in a fun summer afternoon, featuring $3 Unfiltered Copper and Captain Jack from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, plus $5 Skinnygirl cocktails. Some of the best barbecue in town is on the menu, and there’ll be live music from The Atlas Shrug Project (2 p.m.), a cornhole tournament (2:30 p.m.), and prize giveaways. Proceeds from the event will benefit A Child’s Place. 1-5 p.m. Free. Queen City Q, 225 E. 6th St., queencityq.com.
Live Music on the Lake
Come out in the afternoon and be entertained by acoustic musician Marcus Ireland from Burning Bright (4 p.m.) at the Tiki Bar. Or spend the night with one of Charlotte’ most popular bands, Simplified (10:30 p.m.). Drink specials: $5 Bloody Marys, $3 mimosas, $5 fireball shooters. Free. The Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Rd., Cornelius, therustyrudder.net.
Celebrate Jamaica’s Independence
Party like you’re at a club on the island, mon. It’s also a celebration of the birthdays of DJs Ringo Lee of Chinese Assassin and DNyce. 10 p.m. Free before 11 p.m.; $10 after; ladies free until midnight. Mynt Restaurant & Lounge (formerly Allure), 1508 S. Mint St., facebook.com/myntcharlotte.
Summer Saturdays (weekly event)
This trendy lounge has been a Saturday night hotspot since opening in the spring. Music by resident DJ Edward Shouse and guest DJ Jay Envy. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free; VIP tables available, email@example.com. Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St., oakroomclt.com.
Sunday, August 4
Hall of Fame Game Tailgate Party
Are you ready for some football? Bar Athletes presents this annual event for the unofficial start to the NFL season. Compete in bar games on the patio, such as cornhole and football bingo. And the Hall of Fame Game, between the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins, will be shown on the TVs at 8 p.m. The organizers will also be inducting their first two Charlotte bars into the Bar Athletes Hall of Fame. 6 p.m. Free. Icehouse South End, 2100 South Blvd., icehousesouthend-hub.com, barathletes.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
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