Playing board games may not seem like the kind of thing you'd want to do at a nightclub, but then you've probably never been to Play Date. Designed to offer an alternative to the typical night out, Play Date mixes music and cocktails with tons of popular games -- anything from Monopoly to Taboo, UNO, chess and even Hungry Hungry Hippos. Our advice? Try something different tonight. $10. 9 p.m. The Big Chill, 911 E. Morehead St., Ste. 100. 704-661-1133. www.playdatecharlotte.com.