Vintage Dance Night, EDM Parties, Jay Z Concert After-Party, and More Jan. 2-5

Jay Z makes a rare Charlotte nightclub appearance when he hosts his concert after-party Saturday night at Label.
A new year is here! With NYE having hit in the middle of the week, things are a little bit slower on the nightlife and social scene this weekend. But there are still some good events for you to choose from.

Thursday, January 2

Throwback Thursdays (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. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Bubble, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
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 vocalist Renee Ebalaroza, 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.,
This party will bring together several of Charlotte’s top EDM DJs, including DJs Wiggz n Wonz, DJ Freaky, Sakatos, DJ Jaws, along with Billionaires and the Chaotic Cupcakes. Drink specials include $3 Bud Light, $4 Fireball, and $5 Red Bull and vodka. 10 p.m. Free admission before 11:30 p.m. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,,

Friday, January 3

First Friday
The first Friday of the month at this Uptown bar features great drink specials and this month’s featured liquor is SoCo Cherry. You’ll receive a raffle ticket for each drink purchased for a chance to win a prize that night. Music by DJs. 9 p.m. Sip, 200 N. Tryon St.,
Slap Shot Happy Hour
Root for the Charlotte Checkers, and party along the way. This package includes two beers at Prohibition before the game (5-7 p.m.), tickets to the game at the arena (7 p.m.), and one more beer and admission to the bar after the game for the post-party. Presented by SportsLink. 5-11 p.m. $12-$15. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., and Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St.,
Fundraiser Fridays (new weekly event)
This nightclub is starting off the year with a new fundraiser series to benefit local charities. This Friday’s event benefits Guys and Dolls, who are raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Your donation at the door gets you a wristband for $3 drink specials. 9:30-11 p.m. $5 donation requested; party continues until 2 a.m. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,,
Pow Wow
The EDM scene is showing no signs of slowing down. This event will feature 14 DJs from around Charlotte and the region, including Danny B, eMonei, Sean T vs. Tronix, Cobra-Conz, Smash Broz, Killtrak vs. Thrillian, and more. There will also be live drummers and fire dancers. Presented by S.P. Entertainment. 10 p.m. $10. The Chop Shop NoDa, 399 E. 35th St.,,

Saturday, January 4

Social Saturday
Come in for dinner or drinks and appetizers; sit in the dining room, at the bar, or the upstairs lounge, and enjoy live music by Kyran. 7 p.m. Free admission. Tanner’s Bistro & Lounge, 505 E. 6th St.,
Magna Carter Tour After-Party Hosted by Jay Z 
After Jay Z performs in concert at Time Warner Cable Arena, he’ll host an after-party in Charlotte for the first time. Music by DJ Jus Ske from New York, and an opening set by DJ Skillz. Presented by D’ussé. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $50 and up in advance; VIP, $150 and up. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd.,,
103 Years of Excellence: Annual Founders Day Celebration
Kappa Alpha Psi celebrates its 103rd anniversary nationwide, and The Nupes in Charlotte will party in honor of it on this night. Music by DJ Shaun Nyce. 10 p.m. $10; for VIP tables, Re:Public, 314 N. College St.,,
Oak Room Saturdays (weekly event)
It’s a packed house each Saturday night at this South End nightclub. Music by DJ Edward Shouse. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission; for VIP tables, Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St.,
Memory Lane: The Dynasty Edition
It’s a musical tribute to one of the best rappers and rap record labels of all time. Music by DJ Justice and DJ Shakim. Presented by The JETA Team. 10 p.m. Free admission until 11 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St.,

Sunday, January 5

Expect both levels of this bar to be rocking on a Sunday night with the premiere of this new party series. DJs A Styles and Sundance Kid will battle it out. Presented by Illuminate Entertainment. 10 p.m. Sip, 200 N. Tryon St.,,
Any Given Sunday: Welcome to 2014
It’s one of Uptown’s biggest clubs, and this night will feature music by DJ Kash of Atlanta. Presented by RockStars Entertainment, So Fresh Entertainment, and Adolph Shiver. 10 p.m. Free admission. Phoenix, 300 N. College St.,,
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
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