Thanksgiving Weekend Parties Nov. 27-Dec. 1
If you’re staying in Charlotte during this extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend, it’s likely you have family visiting. Take them out one night—or escape from them—to a party on this list.
Wednesday, November 27
This after-work event has taken place each Thursday this month, but moves to Wednesday for Thanksgiving week. Unwind while enjoying live music and food and drink specials, including $3 select beers, $5 wine and cosmos, and half-price appetizers. 5-10 p.m. Free admission. City Tavern, 4331 Barclay Downs Dr., city-tavern.com, paschalpromotions.com.
Party to the sounds of DJ Ahuf and DJ Magnum. And drink specials include $5 Crown and Down, $4 fireball whiskey shots, and $3 domestic beer; plus, until 10 p.m., there’s half-price hookah. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. 'Stache House Bar & Lounge, 1520 South Blvd., stachehouseclt.com.
For the last several years, one of the city’s biggest parties on the night before Thanksgiving has been at Andrew Blair’s. Now, the tradition continues at its reincarnated space. There’ll be four bars, music from two DJs, and a heated tent. 9 p.m. Free admission. Southside, 1600 Montford Dr., facebook.com/southsideclt.
Wednesday Night at Oak Room
Normally a Saturday night hotspot, this South End club hosts a special party tonight. Music by DJ J. Overcash. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission; for VIP tables, firstname.lastname@example.org. Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St., oakroomclt.com.
Harvest of the Moon
It’s described as a “global gathering for those who seek the night,” and will feature a fusion of EDM, international, and Latin music from several DJs: Havana, Kosta X, DIM, Glyde, and Manyc; plus live percussion by Lateris. 10 p.m. $10. X Nightclub, 950 Music Factory Blvd., xnightclubclt.com.
Thursday, November 28
Friday, November 29
EpiCentre Craft Brew Crawl
Crawl to several EpiCentre bars—StrikeCity, Vida, BlackFinn, Bubble, Whisky River, and Suite—and each will feature craft beer favorites. Your admission to the brew crawl gets you two drink tickets for each stop, a brew crawl T-shirt, and a commemorative glass. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., epicentrenc.com, craftbrewcrawl.eventbrite.com.
Experience this themed party, featuring DJ Ru playing the best of Bollywood and desi music, along with a professional belly dancer. Hookah will be available for half-price on the heated veranda. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Osso Restaurant & Lounge, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ossocharlotte.com.
Fresh on 5th Live Concert and Dance Party Series
The final installment of this four-week Friday series features music by Kyle Biddy and Boy Beats World. Presented by Cowbell and Kidnice Entertainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Cowbell Burger & Bar, 201 N. Tryon St., eatmorecowbell.com, facebook.com/KidniceEnt.
Fifth Annual All Black Party with DJ Drama
It’s an annual post-Thanksgiving party tradition by Heights Entertainment, and this year they’re bringing in one of the top hip hop DJs in the game. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $15 and up; VIP tables available. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 222 S. Tryon St., heightsent.com, djdrama2013.eventbrite.com.
Atlanta’s Red Bull Thre3style champion DJ EU brings his ATL and international flavor. Also music by resident DJ Chaka. Drink specials all night, including $99 VIP bottles. 10 p.m. Latorre’s Disco, 116 W. 5th St., latorresdisco.com, facebook.com/latorresdisco.
Late Night: Food + Drink + Music + Dance
This South End restaurant and bar has been open for three weeks now, and it wants to be your late-night party destination on Fridays and Saturdays. Music tonight by DJ J. Overcash, and the late-night food menu will be available. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Nan and Byron's, 1714 South Blvd., nanandbyrons.com.
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Saturday, November 30
College Football Watch Parties
It’s Rivalry Weekend in college football. Watch several of the big games here, including Alabama vs. Auburn, while ordering good food and drinks. 12 p.m. Free admission. Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St., dilworthgrille.com.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Clemson Tigers Viewing Party
The Charlotte Gamecock Club hosts this party as they (and I) root for USC to go for five straight wins against Clemson in the rivalry’s first top-ten matchup in history. Game will be shown on several TVs with sound. 7 p.m. Free admission. Icehouse Southend, 2100 South Blvd., icehousesouthend-hub.com, twitter.com/CLTGamecocks.
Second Annual Kitty Cabaret
Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment, while raising funds for animal rescue organizations. Complimentary appetizers will be served in addition to the cash bar. 7 p.m. $20. Petra’s Piano Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave., petraspianobar.com.
Taking place the second and last Saturday of every month, this night features live jazz by Harvey Cummings Project, followed by music from DJ Shogun. Drink specials include $6 martinis, $3 bottled beers, and $99 Moët bottles; plus e-hookah by LaVida Hookah. Presented by Eddietainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission until midnight; for VIP tables, email@example.com. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vapiano-charlotte.com, eddietainment.com.
Crossfit: The Post Thanksgiving Party
Come out and dance off those calories you consumed from over-eating. Music by DJ Bobby Drake. Presented by King Entertainment and friends. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 in advance; for VIP tables, firstname.lastname@example.org. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., kingentevents.com, crossfitclt.eventbrite.com.
White Trash Bash
This tongue-in-cheek-themed party, held annually, encourages you to dress the part. There’ll be live music from Bonfire Band, and $2 PBR tall boys and Firefly Moonshine concoctions. 10:30 p.m. Free admission. The Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Rd., Cornelius, therustyrudder.net.
Sunday, December 1
Cans:Recycled – Panthers vs. Bucs
It’s a viewing party and after-party that takes place for each Carolina Panthers home game. The game will be shown on big screens with sound, and a DJ plays after. 12 p.m. Free admission. All American Pub, 200 E. Bland St., allamericanpubclt.com, facebook.com/TheCansRecycled.
Sanctuary: All Red Everything
This weekly Sunday night party kicked off a couple of weeks ago, and this night is in observance of World Aids Day. You’re encouraged to wear red attire. Music by DJ Skillz. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. 10 p.m. $10; ladies in red free until 11:30 p.m. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, thesolkitchen.com.
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