Wine and Wags, Cocktails and Jazz, Champions Cup Bar Crawl, Arabian-Themed Parties, and More – July 31-Aug. 3

Photo credit: Rooster’s
A special wine-themed fundraising event takes place Thursday evening at Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen in SouthPark.
Are you ready for happy hour? Are you ready to party? Are you ready for some futbol? Carpe diem!
 

Thursday, July 31

 
Alive After Five (weekly event)
Two popular tribute bands are performing at the city’s largest weekly, after-work party: Who’s Bad (Michael Jackson tribute band) on the rooftop stage, and Abbey Road (The Beatles tribute band) on the commons stage. And when AA5 ends, your wristband gets you into after-parties at several surrounding venues. 5-10 p.m. Free admission. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., aliveafterfives.com/the-epicentre.
 
Wine and Wags
Experience a great evening for a great cause, featuring wine flights, appetizers, “wine 101” by renowned restaurateur Jim Noble, and raffles. Proceeds will benefit paws4people, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people living with serious illnesses or disabilities by utilizing highly trained assistance dogs. 6 p.m. $15. Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen – SouthPark, 6601 Morrison Blvd., roosterskitchen.com, facebook.com/roostersclt.
 
Network After Work Charlotte
The Charlotte group of this national networking organization brings together professionals from a variety of industries and career levels. Guests will receive a name tag color-coded by industry, and admission includes a complimentary cocktail and light appetizers during the first hour. 6-9 p.m. $12-$20. Bubble, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., bubblecharlotte.com, networkafterwork.com/charlotte.
 

Friday, August 1

 
Eddie’s Seafood & Raw Bar One-Year Anniversary Celebration (Friday-Sunday)
This Lake Norman restaurant and bar celebrates a successful first year, offering half-price select bottles of wine, 64-ounce fishbowl drinks for $18, and complimentary zeppoles. There’ll be live music Friday and Saturday night, and a piano player during Sunday brunch. Free admission. Eddie’s Seafood & Raw Bar, 643 Williamson Rd., Mooresville, eddiesrawbar.com, facebook.com/eddiesrawbar.
 
Cocktails and Cool Jazz
Order your favorite cocktails and small plates, while enjoying live music by The Harvey Cummings Project. 8 p.m.-midnight. Free admission. Osso Restaurant and Lounge, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ossocharlotte.com/cocktailsjazz.
 
Charlotte Singles Karaoke and Game Night Mixer
Mix and mingle with other local singles, and join in on karaoke and card games. Ages 25 and up. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $10 in advance. Zapata's Cantina Mexican Restaurant, 8927 JM Keynes Dr., zapatasrestaurant.com, eventbrite.com/e/charlotte-singles-karaoke-game-night-mixer-tickets-12193287451.
 
Fundraiser Fridays Benefitting APBF
Show your compassion for pooches, while supporting the American Pit Bull Foundation. The night will feature a DJ, $3 drink specials, and you’re welcome to stick around at the club after. 9:30-11 p.m. $5 donation requested. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., suitecharlotte.com, apbfatsuite.eventbrite.com.
 
Princess of Persia 
Enjoy a night of Persian-inspired music and belly-dancing, and drink specials at this speakeasy bar and hookah lounge. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free admission. Barreled at the Lift, 1600 E. Woodlawn Rd., barreledcharlotte.com.
 
I Love the ’90s
Come dressed in 1990s attire, bust a move in the dance-off, and get your retro video game fix with tournaments throughout the night. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., strikecitycharlotte.com.
 
Teachers Appreciation Night at Roxbury  
The Socialflockers are showing their appreciation for hard-working teachers, who deserve to party before school starts back. Show your teacher ID for free admission and a complimentary drink. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $5-$8. Roxbury Nightclub, 116 W. Fifth St., roxburynightclub.com, socialflockers.com.
 
DJ Lobo
Considered one of the top Latin DJs in the country, New York City’s DJ Lobo rocks this Uptown nightclub, with opening sets by DJ Cali, DJ Leo, and DJ Glyde. Presented by Ultra Entertainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 and up in advance. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixcharlotte.com, djlobophoenix.eventbrite.com.
 
The Chainsmokers
The duo behind the hit song “Selfie” will take over the turntables. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $20 in advance. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com.
 

Saturday, August 2

 
Kiss Anchor Island (weekly event) 
Kiss 95.1 FM, Ragin’ Uptown, and Luxury Yacht Charters host this boat party series on Lake Norman each Saturday through Labor Day weekend. There’s music, complimentary food, a cash bar, radio personalities, games, and a water slide. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Registration and shuttle pick up, $20, Mojos Grill and Pub, 19901 Holiday Ln., Cornelius; cruise, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. kissanchorisland.com.
 

Guinness International Champions Cup

Liverpool FC takes on AC Milan, as international soccer comes to Charlotte. 6:30 p.m. $48 and up. Bank of America Stadium, internationalchampionscup.com.
 
> Pre- and Post-Tailgate Party at The Doghouse
Those who come out in the afternoon will have a chance to win tickets to the evening’s soccer match. There will be a full bar, indoor seating, music, a live WFNZ broadcast, and plenty of TVs. Noon-until. Free admission. The Doghouse, 401 W. Morehead St., facebook.com/cbsradiodoghouse.
 
> EpiCentre Guinness Champions Cup Bar Crawl
The EpiCentre is the official fan home for the Liverpool Football Club. In honor, a special bar crawl is planned, including stops at Blackfinn Ameripub, Whisky River, StrikeCity, Rooftop 210, Vida, Suite, and Bubble. Your ticket will also include a T-shirt, drink specials, and prize giveaways, including a chance to win tickets to the Liverpool vs. AC Milan match that evening. Noon-6 p.m. $10 in advance. Registration at Rooftop 210, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., championscupbarcrawl.eventbrite.com.
 
> Liverpool Fan Central at EpiCentre
Let this Uptown complex be your destination for dining, entertainment, and family fun before heading to the soccer match. There’ll be carnival games, prizes, a DJ, and more. 2-5 p.m. Free admission. The Commons, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., epicentrenc.com/gameday/liverpool-fan-central/10.
 
Arabian Summer Night 
Be entertained by belly-dancers, a henna tattoo artist, hookahs on the patio, and Arabian-themed summer cocktails. Music by DJ Sarper. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Osso Restaurant and Lounge, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., ossocharlotte.com/event/arabian-summer-night.

[photo credit: Osso]

 
Last Leo Standing
Help the Leos celebrate their birthdays, with music by DJ 360. Presented by Blue Goose, Sol Kitchen, Round Table, and Status Inc. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $10 in advance. Texicali Taco & Tequila Bar, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., texicalicharlotte.com, lastleo.eventbrite.com.
 
#TheMAZParty
MAZ Entertainment offers this celebration of summer nights, featuring music by DJ Paradime and DJ NGenius, a fashion showcase, food trucks in the alley, and more. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission before 11:30 p.m. with RSVP; general admission, $10; VIP tables available. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., phoenixcharlotte.com, themazparty.eventbrite.com.
 

Sunday, August 3

 
Sundays on the Patio (weekly event)
NoDa residents and friends flock to this shaded patio on Sunday evenings for great food, drinks, and live music. 5-8 p.m. Free admission. Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St., heistbrewery.com.
 
Body Party: In the Club
Zumba instructor Maxie Williams presents another installment of her special event, “where fitness meets nightlife.” 5:30-7:30 p.m. $15. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com, bodypartyintheclubaug.eventbrite.com.
 
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.
 
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