The next time someone says to me, Theres nothing to do in Charlotte! I am going to offer them some cheese with their wine, then ask them what theyre smoking.
Photo courtesy of QC After Dark.
Yesterday afternoon at 1 p.m. I couldnt even get to Kinkos for work because theres a full-fledged festival going on in a church parking lot on East Boulevard. As in the Yiasou Greek Festival. Meanwhile, last night Nelly performed live on MySpace from the Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa. Theres almost too much to do in Charlotte
Speaking of festivals, Hannah has unfortunately invited herself to the Yiasou Greek Festival this weekend, but there is a feast of festivals next weekend.
Including the Blues, Brews, and BBQ (Sept.12-13) that involves the Hog Jog 500 oh, but there are races for pigs too, which will be perfect before the BBQ contest!
Saturday, Sept. 13 is at the 3rd Annual Whitewater Festival the Whitewater Center with three bands, a Miller Lite beer sampling for the adults, including the new MGD 64 that only has 64 calories, and a YMCA kids zone for the kiddies. And this Jeep girl is gearing up for the Jeep Off Road Triathlon.
And Freedom Park is already getting ready for Festival in the Park on Sept. 18 21
New clubs are sprouting up in Charlotte like flowers
The Gun and Garden Club and Apostrophe Lounge have opened their doors, as has the newly renovated Sunset Club.
The Gun and Garden Club, the first club to open in the N.C. Music Factory, is a house music, members-only club. Apostrophe meanwhile is right across from Amos' SouthEnd and is the new home of Pop Life. Furthermore, Dharma Lounge is also opening in SouthEnd to offer an enlightened nightlife to the organic new age yoga types like myself. Namaste.
Sex Sells nightlife.
Hooters is controversially opening in Uptown at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Boobies for breakfast anyone? What can I say? I love controversy and I love Hooters wings.
Meanwhile, Bridget from Girls Next Door will be at Suites Level College Night next week.
And lets not negate the biggest party of the year Creative Loafings Best Of party!
Last year it was at the N.C. Music Factory and I wound up dancing around in the fountain. This year its at Madisons featuring live performances from Simplified, and myself and Brotha Fred from 96.1 The Beat and FOX Edge will be hosting. With that said see you next Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Madisons!
I am a little disappointed theres no fountain to dance in, but thats a good excuse to check out the Gun and Garden Club.