Wine and Cocktail Events, Fundraising Parties, EDM Bar Crawl, Celebrity Parties, and More Nov. 21-24

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DJ Baby Anne plays the annual Bassgiving party Saturday at Dharma Lounge.
With Thanksgiving not hitting until the end of the month, this makes for an especially eventful non-holiday weekend. Get in where you fit in!
 

Thursday, November 21

 
Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Support a good cause while enjoying a wine tasting. Proceeds will go to The Purple Rain Foundation, which supports children who are victims of violence. 5-9 p.m. $10. Sip, 200 N. Tryon St., sipcharlotte.com, thepurplerainfoundation.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 award-winning artist Sharon Dowell. There’ll be complimentary food and a cash bar. 5:30-11 p.m. Free admission. Kanvas, 525 E. Sixth St., kanvasgallery.com, cocktailsatkanvas.eventbrite.com.
 
20th Beaujolais Festival
Each year, the Beaujolais Nouveau wine is released on the third Thursday of November, and this event celebrates it. You’ll have access to tastings of six Beaujolais wines, French fare, cooking demonstrations, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. 6-9 p.m. General admission, $30. VIP, $60. Luski Gallery at Foundation For The Carolinas, 220 N. Tryon St., fftc.org, afcharlotte.org.
 
Cufflinks and Cocktails
The Charlotte Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity presents this cocktail event at a different hip restaurant, bar, or lounge each month. 6-10 p.m. Free admission. Red Ginger, 401 S. Tryon St., facebook.com/RedGingerJapaneseSteakHouse, cufflinksandcocktails.com.
 
19th Annual Red Hot Turkey Bash
Your ticket includes a complimentary beer and appetizers from All American Pub. Music by DJ Breez, and there’s also a silent auction with proceeds benefiting All We Want Is Love, a nonprofit organization that fights human trafficking. 7 p.m.-midnight. $10. Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St., oakroomclt.com, ticketssoeasy.com/turkeybash13.
 
Reign All Stars
Party along to multiple DJs playing in different rooms. Music by DJs Doc Roc, Frenzy, Red, and Beatnox. 10 p.m. Admission cost varies; VIP tables available, vip@phoenixofcharlotte.com. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixcharlotte.com.
 

Friday, November 22

 
Spiked Punch
The latest installment of this 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.
 
Blue’s 10 Year Anniversary Party
One of Uptown’s most acclaimed restaurants celebrates 10 years of presenting great Mediterranean cuisine. The night will feature dinner and drink specials, a champagne toast, live music, and prizes. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Blue Restaurant & Bar, 206 N. College St., bluecharlotte.com.
 
Celebrity Red Carpet Affair with Doug E. Fresh
The hip hop legend will give his party-rocking performance. Music from DJ Finesse and DJ Hooker, and hosted by Eddie Owens of Old School 105.3 FM. 9 p.m. $10 in advance; ladies free until 11 p.m. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St., privilegecharlotte.com, ez-tixx.com
 
Champagne Charade
It’s a ladies night event, offering complimentary champagne and no cover charge from 9:30-11 p.m. Party continues after. Music from DJ Rowshay. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., suitecharlotte.com.
 
Sleep No More: An Eyes Wide Shut Party
Guests will receive a complimentary carnival Venetian mask, and the first 200 people to arrive will have a chance to win a trip to New York to see the hit show, Sleep No More. Music by DJs. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Bubble, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., bubblecharlotte.com.
 
Fabulous Fridays 
Greg Lopez, resident DJ for some of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas, will man the turntables tonight at this new Charlotte nightclub. 10 p.m. X Nightclub, 950 Music Factory Blvd., xnightclubclt.com.
 
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Saturday, November 23

 
EDM Turkey Trot
This bar crawl will lead you through Uptown to Sip, Prohibition, Fitzgerald’s, Roxbury, Phil’s, and Tilt, while you listen to music from some of Charlotte’s best EDM DJs. Drink specials featured at each location. The first 200 crawlers will receive a pair of EDM shades and a koozie. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Registration, 5-7 p.m. $20. Sip, 200 N. Tryon St., sipcharlotte.com, 1stannualedmturkeytrot.eventbrite.com.
 
Art Wine Down (weekly event)
Taking place most Saturday nights, this event allows you to express your creativity over wine, paint, and a canvas. The theme for this session is Charlotte skyline. Admission includes all art supplies and light appetizers. Select wines on special for $5 a glass and $18 a bottle. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25. Harry’s Grille & Tavern, 2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd., harrysgrilleandtavern.com, harrysgrilleandtavern.eventbrite.com.
 
Pacquiao vs. Rios Fight Party
Watch the boxing match on several of the TVs here, with drink specials including $2 select draft beers, $4 well drinks, $5 fireball, and $5 Irish car bombs. 9 p.m. Free admission. Kennedy's Premium Bar & Grill, 366 N. Caswell Rd., kennedyscharlotte.com.
 
Southside Saturday
Experience this recently opened lounge—in the former space of Andrew Blair’s—that caters to young professionals (click here to read the Dusk Till Dawn review). Enjoy drink specials and music by DJ Jon Wylie. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Southside, 1600 Montford Dr., facebook.com/southsideclt.
 
Bassgiving
This annual party brings you “lights, lasers, and boom.” Music by the Bass Queen, DJ Baby Anne, along with sets by DJs Aaron Sigmon, VB, Kaotika, and Nurotik. Visual stimulation provided by Q-Wave Lasers. Presented by Top Down Productions. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $10. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., dharmacharlotte.com, facebook.com/TopDownQC.
 
Mirror Moves
This dance party will feature 1980s hits and gothic disco, provided by DJ Spin, Buckmaster, and The Reverend. 10 p.m. Free admission. Petra’s Piano Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave., petraspianobar.com, facebook.com/petraspianobar
 
Open Format Saturdays
Special guest DJs are brought in each Saturday, and this night features Four Color Zack, and an opening set from DJ Red. 10 p.m. $10. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com.
 

Sunday, November 24

 
Panthers Game Watch
The Carolina Panthers visit the Miami Dolphins, and you can watch the game here, where it will be shown on most of the more than 75 TVs. Food and drink menus available. Game time is 1 p.m. Free admission. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., strikecitycharlotte.com.
 
Sip & Shop
This girls’ day out gives you the chance to enjoy a glass of wine (or tea) while shopping from several local vendors and boutiques. The afternoon will also offer pampering services and wellness workshops. 12-6 p.m. $10. The Red Diamond, 11021 Downs Rd., Pineville, reddiamondcharlotte.com, sipandshopcharlotte.eventbrite.com.
 
State of the Art
Visual and performing artists will unite at this event, featuring hip hop (Quill, Homebase, M.A.C), R&B (D. Blake), live band (Harvey Cummings), dance (seARTs), poetry (Dasan Ahanu, Epikk, JC the Poet), and live art (Artist Universe). A portion of the proceeds will help provide a hot meal to the homeless during Thanksgiving. 8 p.m.-midnight. $10. Roux at Bourdreaux’s, 3306-A N. Davidson St., facebook.com/rouxnoda, eventbrite.com/e/state-of-the-art-stateoftheart-tickets-9181549261.
 
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-price hookah. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. 'Stache House Bar & Lounge, 1520 South Blvd., stachehouseclt.com.
 
K. Michelle Concert After-Party
After her concert at The Fillmore, the R&B singer and Love & Hip Hop star will host this party. 10 p.m. Ladies free admission before 11 p.m.; discounted admission to concert ticket stub holders all night. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, thesolkitchen.com
 
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
 
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