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THE AGENDA: Tequila, fashion and sports
Weekly events listing for Nov. 7 - 14
Published Thursday, November 7, 2013
by Michaela L. Duckett

The temperature has cooled outdoors, but the Charlotte’s social scene is heating up as we head into the holiday season. There’s plenty to do whether you want to wind down with friends over cocktails, check out a basketball game, learn more about the local arts scene or get an update on the latest fashion trends. Here’s a glimpse at what’s happening around town over the next few days:

Tequila Therapy - 11/7

Jumpstart the weekend with tequila specials at Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina in Uptown. Every Thursday, enjoy $4 tequila shooters and $5 margaritas. Feeling a little hungry? Chow down on $2 tacos from 9 p.m. to close. Visit Charlotte.VidaCantina.com for more information.

Bobcats vs. Knicks – 11/8

Watch the Charlotte Bobcats take on the New York Knicks at Time Warner Cable Arena, located at 333 E. Trade Street. The game begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $10. Visit nba.com/bobcats for more information.

Elevate Lifestyle Anniversary Bash - 11/8

Elevate Lifestyle is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a VIP party at Bubble Charlotte Friday from 7 – 9 p.m. The evening will feature complimentary drinks, appetizers and giveaways. The celebration will culminate with a fashion show presented by Lipp Boutique and Silverfly. RSVP to VIP@elevatelifestyle.com to attend.

Curves on the Move - 11/9

The 2nd annual Curves on the Move Fashion Show is scheduled to be held Saturday at the Holiday Inn City Center, located at 230 N. College Street. The event, held to celebrate the curvy woman’s love for high-end fashion and encourage high self esteem, will feature a red carpet arrival, live entertainment and vendors. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show. Doors open at 3 p.m. Show begins at 4 p.m. A portion of proceeds will benefit The Parkers Autism Foundation. Tickets are available at XtravagantLadies2ndAnnualRedCarpetEvent.eventbrite.com.

NFL Fan Cave - 11/10

Food, beer and football… Need we say more? Every Sunday, the patio at Mortimer’s is transformed into the ultimate NFL Fan Cave with giant flat screen TVs, drink and food specials, game day giveaways and more. Check in on Facebook for special prizes. Mortimer’s is located on the first floor of the EpiCentre.

SIN @ StrikeCity - 11/10

For all those who work in the service industry and are usually toiling away during the weekends when everyone else is partying, StrikeCity throws a party every Sunday with you in mind. Service Industry Night specials include $5 Fireball, $3 Smirnoff flavors, $5 SoCo Cherry Flush and $15 domestic buckets. Party starts at 9 p.m.

State of the arts – 11/12

This month WFAE’s Public Conversation Series is exploring the financial challenges faced by Charlotte’s arts and cultural groups and what’s at stake for the community. A forum titled “Charlotte’s Arts & Cultural Groups: How Can They Survive and Thrive?” will be held Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m., at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theater on N. College Street in Uptown. Admission is free. Can’t make it? Follow the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #WFAEPubCon.

The Jazz Room - 11/12

The Jazz Room at the Stage Door, a monthly series featuring live jazz every third Tuesday, takes place at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Belk Theater (130 N. Tryon Street). In a setting reminiscent of the classic jazz rooms of yesteryear, Charlotte musicians Will Campbell and Michael Hackett will play the music of the Adderley Brothers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 - $12 and can be purchased at the door or online at CarolinaTix.org.

Teen Writer’s Workshop – 11/13

Have a teenager interested in writing? Teen writers of all experience levels are invited to attend a writing workshop to share their work, exchange ideas and feedback, while practicing their skills. The workshop will be held Tuesday at Independence Library (6000 Conference Drive) from 3-4 p.m. Call (704) 416-4800 for more information.

Charlotte’s Favorite Happy Hour - 11/13

Herb and Felicia Gray are hosting their final happy hour of 2013 at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (420 S. Tryon Street) Wednesday, 6-10 p.m. Ronnie Bryant of Charlotte Regional Partnership and Michael DeVaul of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte will co-host the evening, while raising funds for and awareness about the Y Achievers Program, which is designed to help students graduate high school and go on to college. The night will include networking opportunities, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and live music provided by the Harvey Cummings Band. Admission is free.


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