Friday, June 19, 2015

Celebrate future leaders and get geeky tonight

Lots to do tonight! More gay games, shopping and dancing to Latin rhythms. Let's get this party started. See you in the streets...

Fun and Games - One Voice Chorus (the Gay, Lesbian and Gay-Affirmative Chorus of Charlotte) performs "Hollywood Squares: The Speakeasy Edition.” 8 p.m., Charlotte Ballet, 701 N Tryon St. $20.

Sip & Shop - Boutiques and local restaurants highlight an evening of shopping and eating the Phillips Place Showcase. Benefits Carolina Breast Friends. 6 p.m.- 9:15 p.m.  Register: Modern Salon & Spa | Phillips Place with food samplings provided by The Palm Charlotte. 20.

Family Fun - Bring the kids out and meet some of the most famous people in the comic book industry at HeroesCon. Ends Sunday, Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. Various prices and times.

Don't miss:
They’ve Got Next - Elevate Magazine presents its 30 Under 30: Future Leaders Of Charlotte. Meet the 30 millennials whom Elevate has chosen to be the future leaders of Charlotte. Stay for the after- party featuring music by DJ Enferno. 7 p.m. Suite, 210 East Trade St.

Afro-Cuban Beats - Mint To Move returns with Afro-Cuban and Latin-American dance rhythms. Tonight’s dance party celebrates Dominican Republic & Independence of Argentina, Columbia, Peru and Venezuela. Featuring DJ Pepito and Rumbao Latin Dance Company. Dance lessons with Rumbao at 8:45 p.m. Live Music: Jerry Giraud, Angel Delgado, and Brandon Nater. Also with performances and local visual artists. $7 and up 1 off individual admission before 9 p.m.

Rock It: Get your groove on at Discovery Place Museum’s Science on the Rocks:  World Tour.  The monthly event showcases the museum’s new exhibition Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World. Visitors will explore a gallery of rare and iconic instruments such as the Rock Ock, the world’s only playable 8-neck guitar, a PRS Dragon guitar inlaid with 238 pieces of gold and precious gem guitars that date as far back as 1806. Charlotte’s own MIAMI DICE performs. Guitars are cool, but the  VIP Dressing Room features pre-show rider requests of megastars like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Van Halen, Kanye West and Prince. Don’t miss the Celebrity Look-A-like Contest and Air Guitar Smackdown. The Rock and Roll specialty cocktail is rum, spiced rum, pineapple juice, mint and lime. $8 and $10. Full schedule.