There are many great social events and parties taking place over the next four days. Several will benefit good causes; most will benefit your social life. Hop to it!
Thursday, January 23
Third Annual Charlotte Super Food Bowl
The evening will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music, and former NFL players. Proceeds will fight hunger in the community and benefit Loaves and Fishes. Presented by AT-NET Services and the Charlotte Former Players Foundation. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $25 in advance; $35 at the door. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St., charlottesuperfoodbowl.com.
The Art of the Socialite
Come out for an evening of networking and socializing to the sounds of contemporary music and the sights of a live art exhibition by Stefan Duncan. There’ll be complimentary food and a cash bar. Presented by The Prestige Group and Jason Thomas. 6-11 p.m. Free admission. Kanvas, 525 E. Sixth St., kanvasgallery.com, theartofthesocialite.eventbrite.com.
Label Me Thursdays (weekly event)
Hosted by Otis of The O Show on Kiss 95.1 FM, this party will feature music by DJ Dirty and Jason Wiggz in the main room, and Kevin Focus and Daniels Jack in the Ivory Lounge. 10 p.m. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com.
College Night: Thursdays at the Wing (new weekly event)
Enjoy drink specials such as $1 Jello shots, $2 domestic bottled beers, and $3 pints, and music by DJ Supr Dupr Man. 10 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe – Charlotte University, 9539 Pinnacle Dr., wildwingcafe.com, facebook.com/StarStruckULTD.
Friday, January 24
The next installment of this monthly series will feature a live art showcase, listening session with music by local artists, live screen printing, and an interactive wall. Presented by Rhymes & Designs. 7-10 p.m. Free with RSVP; $5 at the door. Dupp & Swat, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112B, duppandswat.com, spiked-punch.com.
Moxie Society presents its monthly social and networking event. Enjoy cocktails, music by DJ Shogun, and make some new friends. 8 p.m. Free admission. Kanvas, 525 E. Sixth St., kanvasgallery.com, moxiesociety.com.
New Year’s Resolution Relief Party
This Plaza Midwood bar is relieving you of your resolutions, if only for one night. Drink specials include $2 Yuengling, $4 Jack Daniels, $4 flavored Three Olives vodka, and $5 party punch shots, and there’ll be fried chicken specials. 9 p.m. Free admission. Whiskey Warehouse, 1221 A The Plaza, whiskeywarehouse.com.
This hip-hop party usually fills up both levels of this Uptown bar on Friday nights. Music this week by DJ Bobby Drake. Presented by ANTique Events. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Cosmos Cafe, 300 N. College St., cosmoscafe.com, antiqueevents.net/index.html.
DJ Irie Live
The Miami Heat were in town last weekend, and this time their official DJ comes to the QC, the self-proclaimed “King of South Beach,” DJ Irie. 10 p.m. Admission varies; VIP tables available. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., suitecharlotte.com.
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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch hopped on the turntables recently at Nan and Byron’s. The South End restaurant and bar is launching a new, late-night party series on Saturdays.
All We Want Is LOVE, the Charlotte-based organization that fights human trafficking, is hosting its annual fundraising gala. There’ll be complimentary food from several local restaurants, an open bar, silent auction, and more. 7-11 p.m. $75. Wells Fargo Atrium, 301 S. Tryon St., stayclassy.org/charlotte/events/fight-for-freedom-gala/e28309.
Taking place the second and last Saturday of every month with a rotating lineup of entertainment, this night will feature live jazz by The Harvey Cummings Project, followed by a DJ. Drink specials include $3 bottled beers, $6 martinis, and $99 Moët bottles. Donations will be collected for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Presented by Eddietainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission before midnight; for VIP tables, firstname.lastname@example.org. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., facebook.com/VapianoCLT, eddietainment.com.
The best-dressed male or female will win a complimentary bar tab. Everyone else will enjoy $2 Miller Lite and $5 double punch shots. Music by DJ Bob. Presented by Socialflockers. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. On The Roxx – Lake Norman, 19712 One Norman Blvd., Cornelius, facebook.com/lake.roxx, socialflockers.com.
Su Casa: The Chic Afrique Edition
Afrobeat, funk, house music, and other genres collide, along with movies, face-painting, and photography at this eclectic party. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5 before 11 p.m.; $10 after. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., dharmacharlotte.com, sucasacharlotte.wordpress.com.
12th Planet: Smog City Tour
Hit the dance floors to music by DJs Protohype, Flinch, Two Fresh, Son Of Kick, and Steady. Presented by Disco Donnie and Sugar Society. 10 p.m. General admission, $10; VIP admission, $20. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixcharlotte.com, 12thplanetcharlotte.eventbrite.com.
NAN’s on Saturdays (new weekly event)
South End’s popular, recently opened restaurant and bar is launching its new, late-night party series. Music by DJ Clay Hefner, and $2.50 beer special. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission; complimentary valet and free parking on site. Nan and Byron’s, 1714 South Blvd., nanandbyrons.com.
Sunday, January 26
Beautiful PPL QC: A Brunch Series
Enjoy good food, music, and culture. Brunch prepared by Food by Francois. 1-4 p.m. Food, $10; food and drink, $15. Dupp & Swat, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112B, duppandswat.com, foodbyfrancois.com.
Football Rehab – A Live Music Fundraiser
Spend your Sunday afternoon jamming out to live music from Time Sawyer, Jon Linker Band, and opening acts Roland Junior and Leigh Ann & Randy. Drink specials: $2 mimosa, $5 Tito’s Bloody Mary, and $5 OMB Copper draft. 2 p.m. $10 cover charge, which goes to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tin Roof, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., tinroofbars.com/Home/Charlotte, facebook.com/events/260139507475459.
2014 Trip Queens Charity Poker Classic
It’s a no-limit Texas Hold ’em tournament by the Yvette W. Ferris Foundation to benefit colorectal cancer. Prizes include a seat at the 2014 WSOP Main Event valued at $10,000 and seats at the WSOP Circuit Event at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. Special guest, comedian Jeff Dye. 2-8 p.m. Participant, $200; spectator, $75. The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., cltcomedyzone.com, ywff.ticketleap.com/2014tripqueens.
Sunday Funday (weekly event)
Enjoy specials such as $5 Crown and down, $3 beer, and half-price hookah, plus music by DJs Ahuf, Rowshay, and Edward Shouse. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. ’Stache House Bar & Lounge, 1520 South Blvd., stachehouseclt.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.