Friday, February 20, 2015

Dr. Dre tribute and a Red Bull DJ battle

I don't know about you, but I think BLT Steak is a good place to start the evening. They are kicking off National Margarita Day with the Rosemary Margarita. The "herbaceous" margarita has agave, fresh lime, Triple Sec and fresh rosemary. It'll be available during lunch and dinner today and Saturday for $5. It's a sounds like a great way to get this party started! See you in the streets....

Six North Carolina DJs: Evecon, DJ Twist, DJ Red, Sofa King, Jaycee, and DJ Complete will battle it out in the Red Bull Thre3style. A panel of three judges will select one DJ, based on technical ability and crowd reaction, to advance to the Red Bull Thre3style USA Championships in Phoenix, AZ. 9 p.m.  Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. Free, but RSVP required. Parking onsite.

Cool Nerds – Discovery Place makes science fun. In Science on the Rocks: Smoke and Mirrors’, visitors will experience mind-bending illusions designed to make visitors question reality.  
Tonight’s Lineup: mystery of magic and illusions with illusionist Carl Michael (6 – 8 p.m.)
  • Slight-of-hand tricks by Righteous Raul 
  • Tarot card reading from Madame Satarma
  •  Gravity-defying aerial performance from Caroline Calouche & Co. as dancers are suspended from the ceiling on a geometric cube (6 – 8 p.m.) 
  • Special illusion show (7 p.m.) 
 5-9 p.m. Discovery Place, 301 North Tryon St. $8. Paid and street parking available

Hip-hop heads pay tribute to Dr. Dre with the third annual Dre Day III. Live performances by RBLE ~ Max Fullard, Ced Hughes & Artel Carter (Virginia), LUTE ~ (Charlotte) and the Daps n' Pounds DJ's: J. Overcash, A-Minor and BlngXBdgt. 9 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E 36th St. $5. Street and paid (cash) parking available.

Let's Dance - Enjoy Afro-Cuban and Latin-American dance rhythms at Mint To Move. DJ Pepito and live musicians will crank out tunes. Guests can salsa, bachata, merengue, cha cha, and more. $11 non-members. 8-11:30 p.m. Mint MuseumUptown, 500 S. Tryon St.

Don't Forget

Black People Giving - Author A'Lelia Bundles, great-great granddaughter of the iconic entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C. J. Walker, will be the featured speaker at the exhibit opening of The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibit. A Sign Of The Times will perform. 6 – 9:30 p.m. James B. Duke Memorial Library, Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Road. Free, but registration requested.

Frank Sinatra Reimagined - Jazz Arts Initiative presents The Jazz Room Special Edition: Jeremy Davenport sings Frank Sinatra. Vocalist/trumpeter Davenport will perform at this monthly event. 6 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. Stage Door Theater, Corner of 5th and College Streets, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. $15. Paid and free street parking available on College and Fifth St.