Veterans Day Weekend Parties, DJs Kaskade and Paul Van Dyk, YAM’s Fall Ball, Lady Cats Calendar Party, and More Nov. 7-10
November continues its good start with this great mix of parties and social events taking place through the weekend. And we guys don’t have to shave if we don’t want to.
Thursday, November 7
RJ Rockers Brewing Company is taking over the taps this evening, offering you flights of three beers for $5 and drafts for $3.50. There will also be complimentary food, prize giveaways, and live music by Kenny Floyd. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com.
Throwback Thursdays (new weekly event)
Enjoy drink specials that have throwback prices: $3 domestic beers, $4 imports, $5 house wine, and $5 Ketel One. Tag your photos on Instagram and Facebook with #BubbleCharlotte for a chance to win VIP tables, dinner, gift certificates, and more. Bubble, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., bubblecharlotte.com.
Bill Hanna’s Vintage Dance Band
It’s the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s time to go dancing. The 20-piece orchestra will be accompanied by a sultry vocalist, as they play ballroom classics encouraging you to dance the swing, shag, fox trot, cha cha, waltz, samba, salsa, and more. Come early for complimentary dance lessons (7-7:45 p.m.). Food and drink menu will be available. 8 p.m. $10 (cash only for cover). Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave., grandcentralevents.com.
He’s one of the biggest DJs on the EDM scene, coming to rock the house on a Thursday night. Presented by Disco Donnie and Sugar Society. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $45 and up in advance. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, kaskadecharlotte.eventbrite.com.
Eargasm Thursdays (weekly event)
Two of the area’s most popular DJs, DJ DR and DJ Skillz, take you on a musical journey of hip hop, R&B, and dance classics. Presented by Radio Rehab Carolinas. 10 p.m. Free admission with RSVP. Roxbury Nightclub, 116 W. Fifth St., roxburynightclub.com, radiorehabcarolinas.com.
Friday, November 8
Inaugural Fall Ball
The Young Affiliates of the Mint present their newest event, “celebrating the Vintage 1920s in Mint Condition.” Guests are invited to don the attire of the Jazz Age for a night of eating, drinking, and socializing, as the museum becomes a speakeasy for one night only. There will also be a luxury-filled silent auction, live music, and access to the galleries. 7-11 p.m. $75 for YAM members; $95 for nonmembers. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St., mintmuseum.org, youngaffiliates.org.
Cheers to You: A Salute to Veterans
Kick off Veterans Day weekend by honoring the troops. Music and hosted by DJ Boss Austin and MC Big Sexy from 103.7 FM. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission with military ID. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., whiskyrivercharlotte.com.
Kidnice Concert Series and Dance Party
The first installment of this four-week Friday series features a live performance by neo-soul artist Danielle Soul, followed by a dance party with music from DJ Shogun. Presented by Kidnice Entertainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Cowbell Burger & Bar, 201 N. Tryon St., facebook.com/CowbellBurger, facebook.com/KidniceEnt.
Fabulous Fridays with Alex Persaud
The resident DJ from some of New York’s hottest nightclubs takes over the turntables here tonight. 10 p.m. X Nightclub, 950 Music Factory Blvd., xnightclubclt.com.
Nan and Byron’s Grand Opening Weekend Party (Friday and Saturday)
South End’s newest restaurant opened this week, offering dinner and cocktails daily beginning at 5 p.m. This weekend kicks off the weekly late-night party you’ll find here each Friday and Saturday (click here to read my preview). Music by DJ J. Overcash. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Nan and Byron’s, 1714 South Blvd., nanandbyrons.com.
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Saturday, November 9
DAYScape: Veterans Day Weekend Edition
These guys put on some of the best-attended day parties throughout the year. Music by DJ Ngenius. Presented by King Entertainment. 4-8:30 p.m. $10 in advance; for VIP tables, email@example.com. Kazba, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., kazbacharlotte.com, kingentevents.com.
Slap Shot Happy Hour
Celebrate the start of the Charlotte Checkers’ new season. This party package includes two beers at Prohibition before the game (5-7 p.m.), lower level tickets to the game at the arena (7 p.m.), and one more beer and free admission to Prohibition after the game for the post-party. Presented by SportsLink. 5 p.m.-midnight. $12-$15. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., and Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., sportslinkus.com.
Taking place the second and last Saturday of every month, you're invited to mix and mingle at this hip restaurant, bar, and lounge, featuring live jazz by Tragik Soundz, followed by music from DJ Flemingo. Drink specials include $6 martinis, $3 bottled beers, and $99 Moët bottles. Presented by Eddietainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission until midnight; for VIP tables, firstname.lastname@example.org. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vapiano-charlotte.com, eddietainment.com.
Paul Van Dyk with Aly and Fila
These touring DJs are stopping in Uptown for one night. Presented by Disco Donnie and Sugar Society. 10 p.m. General admission $20 in advance; VIP $50. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixcharlotte.com, sugarsociety.com.
Lady Cats Calendar Release Fashion Show and Party
Watch as the Lady Cats, the Charlotte Bobcats dancers, debut their 2014 swimsuit calendar at this fashion show. Music by VH1’s Master of the Mix champion DJ Jayceeoh. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $10. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, labelmeladycats.eventbrite.com.
The All Black Affair
Your finest black party attire is requested. Music by DJ Shaun Nyce. Hosted by several of Charlotte's prominent barbers. 10 p.m. Free admission until 11 p.m.; cover charge after. Privilege 223 S. Brevard St., privilegecharlotte.com.
Sunday, November 10
Beautiful PPL QC: A Brunch Series
Enjoy good food, music, and culture. Brunch prepared by Food by Francois. 12-6 p.m. $10. Dupp & Swat, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112B, duppandswat.com, foodbyfrancois.com.
Watch NFL games while enjoying some of the city’s best drink specials: $12 buckets of beer, $3.50 Coors Light 22-ounce drafts, $3 panther shots, and $5 Red Bull and vodka. The Panthers play the 49ers at 4 p.m. Free admission. The Corner Pub, 335 N. Graham St., cornerpubcharlotte.com.
Sin Sunday (weekly event)
After a day of watching football, unwind to music by popular Charlotte DJs. Drink specials include $5 crown and down, $3 shots, $3 beers, plus half-priced hookah. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. 'Stache House Bar & Lounge, 1520 South Blvd., Ste. 120, stachehouseclt.com.
Salute II: Annual Veterans Day Celebration
Keep the party going, especially if you’re off work Monday. Three of Charlotte’s leading promoters unite for this party. Music by We The Best Music Group’s DJ Kash from Atlanta. Presented by King Entertainment, The Sol Kitchen, and Rountable Ent. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission $10 in advance; VIP $25. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, salute2.eventbrite.com.
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