Nightlife in Charlotte gets a new look, feel and — most importantly — sound with the launch of the brand-new monthly event Mi Casa. Created by the local photographer/scenester Jasiatic, Mi Casa actually started months ago as a weekly house party (held, literally, in her house), but it quickly evolved into an epic soiree frequented by a bizarre congregation of kindred spirits. Tonight, however, thanks to Jasiatic and Dharma Lounge (and yours truly), this beloved multimedia party — featuring art, photography, film and the sounds of Afrobeat, house, soul, funk and more — makes the leap to a big, public space. Be sure to catch the first edition, and then come back for return visits on the second Sunday of every month. Oh, and it's free. 9 p.m. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S Tryon St., Suite 105. 704-334-8336. www.dharmacharlotte.com.