Saturday, February 14, 2015

Get romantic, get irie or get sweaty!

Wow, so many different vibes going on tonight. You can romantic, get irie, or get sweaty. Choose one or the other or roll like me and do all three. Oh and don't forget the Punch Room at the Ritz is scheduled to open tonight. Better head there in the next week since, ironically, it will be closed during the CIAA. Let's get this party started. See in you the streets...

Bob Marley Tribute - Wintersplash is the ultimate Bob Marley tribute. Eight band live bands from throughout the East Coast paying tribute to the man who reggae to the masses. Also bring some money. There will be live art and vendors. Bands start at 8 p.m. ChopShop, 399 E. 35th St. $10, $5.

Movin' On Up - The monthly music party Release! Classic & Soulful House moves from the intimate Petra's to the larger Phoenix adding a second night to the monthly party. Tonight is a warm up for Release's CIAA throwdown.  Phoenix, 300 N. College St. $10. 

Mardi Gras

11th Annual Mardi Gras Gala - Enjoy a black tie affair sponsored by the Links. The Johnsons are this year’s Mardi Gras King and Queen. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Westin Charlotte, 601 South College St. $100.

Don't Forget

Jazz Saxophonist - Have a romantic evening with jazz saxophonist Kim Waters. 8 p.m. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. $39.50, $44.50

R.A.I.N. Fundraiser - Enjoy bands and a DJ at the 23rd Annual Johnson Valentine's Bash. This is an annual benefit for the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network.  9:30 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St.

Undie Fundaiser - Cupid's Undie Run is a 1 mile-ish run in your underwear. This fundraiser has raised more than $2.8 million nationally for the The Children’s Tumor Foundation. You must register in advance for entry.