Monday's can be hard, especially when its pouring down with rain and miserable outside. The Sunday night dread that you must wake up early and become a productive member of society once again hits you hard and all you do is plan your next weekend activity. Well it's time to stop dreading Monday and time to continue the weekend fun with your friends at Strike City in the EpiCenter with All You Can Bowl Monday!
Strike City offers every Monday from 11am to 2am on a first come first serve basis, all you can bowl for $15 per person which also includes your rental shoes. The earlier you get there (or the later you get there) the more option for lanes will be available. This is a great night out with some friends, family or coworkers to get those Monday blues out of your system. Do keep in mind this event is 18+.
Even if you're not into bowling but your friends are, Strike City has a plethora of televisions playing the Monday night games and if that still doesn't strike your fancy they have on special $4 Blue Moon pints and car bombs, $5 fireball shots and $5 Smirnoff flavors (for those who are over 21).
By Wednesday morning, my mindset is looking straight onward to the weekend. Sure, you go out for a drink or two on Wednesday or Thursday, but responsbilities and the knowledge that you have to be up early in the morning truly prevents you from being able to relax and have that cocktail. By the time 5pm on Friday hits, all I want to do is enjoy a cocktail with my girls and unwind from the week prior.
As a recent newbie to Charlotte, I have been hearing about the "ultimate chick spot" aka Crave Dessert Bar for months. After the week I had, I decided to check it out on a Thursday night with a gal pal since I couldn't resist the lure of Crave one more day. I wasn't disappointed.
From chocolate confectionary treats, peanut butter pies, savory apps, and their large array of mixed martinis, Crave Dessert Bar is what I needed. It's like the Willy Wonka Factory for adults, minus the option of turning into a Violet Blueberry.
Candied Bacon Ice Cream Cookies? A Girl Scout's inspired thin mint martini?Count me in.
The options of comfy couches, a lively bar, sugary treats, are versatile enough to make the whiniest in your group happy. The crowd was a mix of groups, couples on a date, and girls. In other words, if you're looking to pick someone up, you've got the wrong bar. However, it's a great place to unwind, celebrate happy hour, and have a cocktail before handling the craze of Uptown.
If you're looking for somewhere to meet the girls, show your friends somewhere unique, or give in to your sugar cravings, Crave is your place.
Palmetto Brewery and Awendaw introduce the Loading Dock Music Series every Friday evening from 6-9PM at 289 Huger Street in downtown Charleston. This is a free, all ages event with dogs permitted on a leash. Attendees can also enjoy $5 pints of Palmetto craft beer.
“In addition to these Friday shows, we have two special shows at the brewery coming up with Chris Trapper and A Fragile Tomorrow on April 19th as well as Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack with Danielle Howle on 27th,” said Awendaw Green’s Eddie White. “Tickets for those shows are $10 and available on Event Brite.”
Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey
Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends
Kelly McFarling and The Home Team
Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats
Melon & the Mayhem
Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths
The Artful Dodgers
Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards
Jason and the Juggernauts
Brady Smith Band
The Moon and You
Bringers of the Dawn
The Shack Band
For more information about the music series, visit www.palmettobrewery.com.
Showcasing emerging designer and model talent across the East Coast, Charleston Fashion Week® has fast become one of the premier fashion weeks in North America. Held March 18-22nd, 2014 under the tents in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, this five-night celebration will feature more than 35 runway shows, the Emerging Designer Competition: East, the Spring Bridal Show, and the Rock the Runway Model Competition™. Accredited with launching the careers of numerous up-and-coming fashion designers and models, this true multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after-parties, and press events.
Each night CFW will feature runway shows by five emerging designer contestants, select local retailers, and featured designers. The full featured designer schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, March 18: Afriyie Poku (2013 CFW Emerging Designer Winner)
Wednesday, March 19: David Hart
Thursday, March 20: Hunter Bell
Friday, March 21: Brandon Sun
Saturday, March 22: Mark Ingram and Timo Weiland
In addition to the schedule above, 20 emerging designers will be competing throughout the week to make it to the finals and be crowned the Grand Prize Winner. Competing for a prize package valued at over $20,000, the Emerging Designer Winner will be judged by a VIP Fashion Panel, headlined by Fern Mallis (the Creator of New York Fashion Week, host of 92Y Fashion Icons series & SiriusXM Fashion Insiders with Fern Mallis), and includes some of the designers above as well as designer Antonio Azzuolo.
For more information, visit www.charlestonfashionweek.com.
Its back. CIAA in Charlotte! The tournament and the parties! Our partners over at Charlotte Observer have a great list of events for people to check out:
Ford Productions presents the inaugural What the Folk Music Festival on April 11th from 5pm-10pm and April 12th from 11am-10pm at Sewee Outpost located at 4853 US Hwy. 17 in Awendaw, SC. The two day music festival features Todd Snider headlining both nights as well as other bands performing such as The Bottle Rockets, Charlie Mars, Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work, Megan Jean & the KFB, Swamp Candy, Vinegar Creek Constituency, Sierra Elizabeth Ferrell, Doug Jones, Ryan Bonner and a few more surprise guests! Food trucks The Big Southern and Lowcountry Creole will be there along with two beer trucks with the local brews including Palmetto Brewery. Available through Stranger Tickets, admission is $25 on Friday, $35 on Saturday or $50 for limited two day pass. Additionally, camping is available for $20.
"What the Folk Festival was formed through a friendship with Todd Snider and his love of playing in this area. The lineup includes musicians that come close to emulating what Todd does as a singer/songwriter," said festival organizer Brett Ford. "As we plan to make this an annual event, my goal is to continue to have Americana type groups play and get recognized for what they do, since the majority of them don't receive the radio play or media recognition that they deserve."
A portion of proceeds will benefit Carolina Studios, a non-profit that provides at risk students a safe environment to foster creative, educational and career-focusesd initiatives through music technology and media arts.
For additional information, visit www.whatthefolkfest.org. For media inquiries, interviews or sponsorship information, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at firstname.lastname@example.org.