Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Weekend Preview: Bartender's Ball, midget wrestling, two galas

The weather is going to be beautiful. Go outside early and play and then hit the streets that night. See you in the streets....

Yoga Uptown - Working late? Dash over to the 7th St. Market for a workout at NC Yoga In the Market. 7:30 p.m. Yoga at 7th Street Public Market, 224 E 7th St. $5. Details.

Get The Beat - Immerse yourself in blackness at African Dancing & Drumming. There will be a performance by Oneaka Dance Company and tribal face painting. 5:30 p.m. Mint Museum,  2730 Randolph Rd.

FOX 46 Celebrating Black History Month! The Oneaka Dance Company is keeping African culture alive in the Queen City. Here's a preview of their performance this Wednesday! #fox46 #africandance #africandrums #dance #blackhistory
Posted by Felicia Lawrence FOX 46 on Sunday, February 14, 2016

Fashion For A Cure - Bid on Charlotte’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes at A Night Out For A Cure Soiree. It’s a charity date auction. Semi-formal attire. Proceeds benefit various charities. 7:30 p.m. La Revolution, 900 Music Factory Blvd. Details.


Live Jazz - This month’s edition of the Jazz Room features Greg Agid plays Benny Goodman. Jazz clarinetist Agid will pay tribute to Goodman, known as the King of Swing. Showtimes: 6 p.m. & 8:15 p.m., Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Corner of 5th and College St. Details.

So Not Right - It’s like a staring at a car accident. You don’t want to, but you can’t help it. Extreme Midget Wrestling is kind of like that with continuous action. 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. 8:30 PM  $15, $18. Amos' Southend, 1423 S Tryon St, 1423 South Tryon St. Tickets.

LGBT Black Tie - The 21st Annual HRC Gala is the annual black-tie fundraiser for the LGBT community. 5:45p.m., Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S College St. $250. Tickets. Start the day early at the HRC Fun Run & Breakfast. 9 a.m., Just Fresh, 1231 East Blvd.

Young Professionals Black Tie - The Guys & Dolls fundraiser for young professionals celebrates its 16th year. The gala features a live auction featuring “Guys” and “Dolls.” Packages include trips, shopping and more. 6:30 PM, Hilton Charlotte Center City, 222 E 3rd St. Tickets.

The Best Ball - The Bartenders Ball was one of my favorite events with mountains of cocktails, well-dressed partiers and great music. It’ll be interested to experience it on the EpiCentre Rooftop, but in the words of Drake, “We gon’ see!” The 15th Annual Bartender’s Ball features live DJ’s, dancing, live entertainment, performers, and more. 7 p.m. Rooftop 210, 210 East Trade St. $70, $100. Tickets.