Friday, January 8, 2016

Drinks, poetry and salsa tonight

The weekend is starting slowly, but you can have some family fun at the Monster Jam at Time Warner Cable Arena.  It's a good time to try your usual neighborhood spots or regular events such as Jazz at the Bechtler featuring Ziad.

Poetry Slam - Support our young people at the BreatheInk Youth Poetry Slam. Knight Gallery At Spirit Square, 345 N College St.

Dancing Shoes - Have you been taking salsa lessons? Sharpen your skills at the 8th Annual Charlotte Salsa Invitational sponsored by the RW Latin Dance Company. The event
features a bootcamp, exhibitions and more during the three-day event. 7 p.m. Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, 3315 Scott Futrell Drive

Winter Cocktails - Sample drinks crafted to fit the final arrival of winter at The Winter Cocktail Spectacular. Guests will sample five hand-crafted cocktails. 8:30 p.m. Bubble Charlotte, 210 E. Trade St.

Founder’s Day Party - Help the brothers of Kappa Alpha Phi fraternity celebrate it’s 105-year anniversary at the It's Black & It's Tight: Founders' Day Celebration. Music by the Blend King DJ Shaun Nyce. 10 p.m.,  Oak Room, 200 E Bland St. Details.