What’s Happening Charlotte: Your Guide to Weekend Fun (Nov. 4-6)

This weekend, celebrate the beauty of black men with Artie the One Woman Party and Alan Lux Studios. Plus, plenty of fun ways to give back and party with purpose.

There’s two more days left in the workweek. Looking for opportunities to network and take your business to the next level? Consider stopping by Freshwater’s tonight for the Boss Lady Global networking event or check out the ABC’s of Small Business Orientation at the Women’s Business Center. No need to be all work and no play. When work is done, there’s plenty of fun things to do in the Qcity this weekend. Here’s a look at what’ s happening around town:

NIGHT LIFE + ENTERTAINMENT

Jazz N Soul Music First Friday featuring Arsena Schroeder and Band
Friday @ Ella’s Speakeasy (The Morehead Tavern)
Arsena Schroeder is an American soul artist with alternative, gospel, and folk influences. Based out of Charlotte, NC, this multi-talented singer-songwriter is known for her acoustic-driven tunes. Come out for a live performance, and see why she is quickly impressing her way into the hearts of the local and regional scene. (Details)

Artie’s Candy Shoppe
Friday @ Club Onyx
Ladies, join Artie The One Woman Party every first Friday of the month as she host one of the hottest ladies lock-up in the southeast with the sexy male exotic dancers. (Details)

2nd Annual Pumpkin Fest
Friday @ Whisky River
This social event is about all things pumpkin. Guests can enjoy pumpkin-inspired cocktails, beers, snacks, and desserts to celebrate the fall season. (Details)

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Drinks and Designers
Friday @ Bubble Charlotte
LUNA presents Drinks and Designers, a charitable benefit for Claire’s Army. This event will feature the latest in fall and winter fashions from LUNA’s best selling lines as well as great drinks handcrafted by Bubble’s mixologists. (Details)

4th Annual Craft Beer Crawl
Friday @ Rooftop 210
This year’s participating venues include Rooftop 210, Blackfinn, Strike City, Vida Cantina, Vida Vida, Bubble, Whisky River, Suite, Tin Roof and Howl at the Moon. Each bar will offer samples and specials featuring favorite craft beer selections. (Details)

LKN Sunset Masquerade Cruise
Saturday @ 18020 Kings Point Drive
Enjoy an exclusive evening with Ace & TJ from the Ace & TJ show. Proceeds to benefit Ace and TJ’s Grin Kids. Cocktail attire required. (Details)

Label 4 Year Anniversary Party Featuring Four Color Zack
Saturday @ Label Charlotte
Join one of Charlotte’s hottest nightclubs in celebrating its fourth birthday. This year, Four Color Zack is joining the party. Admission is free with RSVP and $4 at the door. (Details)

Alan Lux Studios Presents…HIM
Saturday @ Charlotte Art League
Check out the unveiling of this visual arts series celebrating the strength, regal nature, and diversity of men of color. Meet the models, production team, and creative director as well as view the powerful images that were captured by the Alan Lux Studios team. (Details)

ART + CULTURE

Grace For President
Friday @ ImaginOn
Don’t miss your chance to see this world-premiere musical about a girl named Grace Campbell who wonders, “Where are the girls?” when she looks at pictures of all 44 U.S presidents. Time is running out. The show’s run ends Sunday. (Details)

Jazz at the Bechtler: New Sound Series: The Harmonica in Jazz ft. Frédéric Yonnet
Friday @ Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Mid-century art meets mid-century music on the first Friday of each month at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Enjoy world-class art and a jazz concert performed by the Ziad Jazz Quartet. (Details)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Profound Gentlemen Annual Soiree
Friday @ Wadsworth Estate
Celebrate Profound Gentlemen’s second year anniversary with inspiring messages, a live band, food and spirits! The theme is “Our Boys are People”. It is a campaign designed for gentlemen in the community to uplift the voices of boys of color and provide an environment where dreams become a reality. Live music provided by Vance High School Brass Ensemble. (Details)

i AM Teen Empowerment Summit: Youth Voices UNLEASHED
Saturday @ UNCC
The 4th annual “i AM Teen Empowerment Summit” kicks off with a focus on advocacy and building youth advocates through social justice education. This summit gives youth a platform to examine implicit and overt forms of bias and discrimination, while providing them with opportunities and tools to do something about the injustice they see in the world. The goal is to help youth learn how to transform their feelings of anger, sadness and hopelessness into concrete actions that can make their community and the world better. (Details)

6th Annual Chocolate For A Cure
Saturday @ Le Meridien Charlotte
The annual Chocolate For A Cure charity gala features a cocktail reception and program that brings awareness to breast cancer, specifically in underprivileged and uninsured communities. (Details)

Hammers and Ales 2016
Saturday @ C3 Lab
This event raises funds and awareness for Charlotte Community ToolBank, a nonprofit that provides tools build playgrounds and wheelchair ramps, maintain trails and community gardens, renovate homes and construct theatre sets. Tickets include two local craft beers, food, music, games and a silent auction. (Details)

Just Politicking w/ Blu House 
Saturday @ CM Library Beatties Ford
If you plan to vote, why not enjoy a concert while you are at it? That’s the concept behind this event. ASC Culture Blocks has teamed up with Hip Hop Orchestrated to bring the eclectic soul rocker vibes of Blu House to an Early Vote election line near you. (Details)

Charlotte Perfect Wedding Guide Wedding Show
Sunday @ Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte Perfect Wedding Guide seeks to create the ultimate wedding planning experience for couples at the PWG Wedding Show. This one-day event can be an invaluable resource when it comes to planning a wedding because everything a couple could need for their perfect day is all to one place. (Details)

PROFESSIONAL + NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

The Empowerment Circle
Friday @ Fox & Hound Northlake
Are you an entrepreneur looking for a mastermind group to share your business-related challenges with? Consider The Empowerment Circle. This unique networking group focuses on building relationships and support for entrepreneurs. The event is free. Attendees are asked to bring a new or used children’s warmth item (coats, hats, gloves, scarfs). Items will be donated during the 4th annual Share the Warmth community give back on November 19. (Details)

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