The Weekend Begins on Thursday – 7/12

Welcome to the weekend!  I don’t know about you but this week has been a long one so I am definitely ready for some weekend relaxing!

We added a section yesterday called Daily Favorites.  We feature videos or stories that are funny or interesting or just something new we have learned.  Check out yesterday’s post here.  You can also check out our new and improving You Tube Channel also.  We are always looking for great content to feature so send us your videos or pictures or just send us a link to a favorite of your from You Tube or elsewhere!!

Now, onto the weekend.  You know this weekend features Friday the 13th!  For you old school Friday the 13th Fans, here is a link to the original 1980 movie trailer:

Some people consider it unlucky, however, my lucky number has always been 13 so I think it should be a great day – just check out all the things happening that day!!!


  • The Charlotte Knights take on the Durham Bulls tonight at Knights Stadium.  This begins a 4 day series against the Bulls.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday game time 7:15pm and Sunday 2:15.  Tonight is Thirsty Thursday with $1 beer and soda presented by Hickory Tavern and Cow Appreciation Day presented by Chick Fil-A with pre game festivities at the game.  Put your best cow face on!
  • Alive After Five tonight features a favorite band at my college – Liquid Pleasure.  Tonight is Ladies Night – ladies receive a free rose and there are give aways from Carmen & Carmen, Polished, Palm Beach Tan and more.  Come enjoy the music from 5:00-10:00pm and then attend one of the after parties with no cover (with your arm band) at: Strike City, Whiskey River, Suite, Vida, and Blackfinn
  • Go enjoy Tequila Therapy at Vida Cantina!  $5 Vida Margaritas and $20 Margarita and Sangria pitchers
  • Check out Crave Dessert Bar’s July specials: Peach Cobbler and the Apple Pie Martini.  Tonight is also $20 bottomless wineglass night!!
  • Check out Silent Line Dancing tonight at Whiskey River with drink specials and dance instruction.  Doors open at 5pm
  • Karaoke Idle Thursdays at Wild Wing Cafe – where you are the star.  Drink specials and karaoke starts at 8:00pm
  • James Gregory Celebrity Show at the Comedy Zone at NC Music Factory
  • Unplugged on the Patio at The Saloon at NC Music Factory.  Live music from local artists.
  • Roy Daye Jr. Live at Wet Willies at NC Music Factory from 9:00pm to midnight
  • Trevor Hall at Visulite Theater – doors open at 7:30pm, headliner at 9:00pm.  16+ welcome with ID
  • Free Beer tasting at Common Market in Plaza Midwood 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Common Market also has $3 drafts on Thursdays.
  • Great Lakes Brewery Tap Takeover at Custom Home Pubs 6:00 – 9:00pm.  $10 gets your unlimited tastings of 2 pub exclusives plus 3 other choices.
  • Big Boss Brewery free beer tasting 6:30 – 9:00pm at Vitner Wine Market
  • Whitewater River Jam at The US National Whitewater Center featuring the Truckstop Preachers 7:00 – 10:00pm.
  • Thursday Night Ride at The US National Whitewater Center.  Beginner ride leaves at 5:00pm, Intermediate/Advanced leaves at 6:00pm.  Come back and enjoy the Whitewater River Jam afterwards.
  • 1/2 price cocktails at The Village Tavern at Southpark.
  • Music on the patio and $2 beers at Nolen Kitchen
  • Tonight is Ladies Night at Jackalope Jack’s – $5 Skinny Girl Margaritas, $6 skinny apps and 1/2 price bottles of wine.


  • For Friday the 13th Levine’s Children’s Hospital is giving away trick or treat buckets to the first 1000 fans under age 12 to enter the park for the Charlotte Knights vs Durham Bulls game.
  • The Neighborhood Theater in NoDa has Johnny Winter performing tonight at 8:00pm.  Doors open at 7:00
  • Here’s a great event for you!  The Last Summer on Earth tour featuring: Bare Naked Ladies, Blues Traveller, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, and Cracker.  7:00pm at The Verizon Wireless Uptown Amphitheater
  • This is the 60’s performance at Oven’s Auditorium will transport the audience back to the 60’s with music from the decade as well as glimpses of the periods most memorable events.  Show begins at 8:00pm
  • West Bloz is playing at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery for their Friday, Live Music in the ‘Garten.  6:00 – 9:00pm
  • Get Your Friday on at Vida Cantina with $3 Tecate, $4 tequila shooters and $5 Margaritas.
  • Half price bowling at Strike City starting at 9:00pm – call to reserve your spot
  • Birthday Club at Strike City from 10:00pm – 1:00am
  • Whiskey River’s Friday the 13th Balloon Drop with drink specials and over $5,000 in cash and prizes.
  • Whiskey River also hosts Whiskey Weekends on Friday and Saturday Nights.  Door open at 5:00pm.  Check out the text offer for free admission.
  • BlackFinn is having the Ultimate Atlanta Trip Giveaway.  Drink Specials from 9:00 – 11:00pm and enter to win a 3 Day/2 Night trip to Atlanta complete with hotel, tour for 2 at the Sweetwater Brewery and 2 tickets to the Braves/Phillies Game.  It even comes with a $50 gas card.
  • Silent Disco tonight at The Pavilion at EpiCenter – 8:00pm – 2:00am
  • Party Rockin’ Fridays at Wild Wing Cafe at 9:00pm
  • 7/10 Split Challenge at Strike City.  First one to make the shot wins $10,000
  • Early Ray Live at The Saloon at NC Music Factory 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • The Adrian Crutchfield Band at Wet Willies at NC Music Factory from 9:00pm – 1:00am
  • Music in the lounge and $7 Tincho at Nolen Kitchen



  • Today’s Knights game is Family Day – kids can line up after the game to run the bases with Homer!
  • The Summerland Tour 2012 at Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, The Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground.  Show starts at 7:00pm
  • The XTERRA Whitewater Triathlon is happening at the US National Whitewater Center starting at 8:00am
  • Check Out The Races at Whiskey River every Sunday at noon.  Great drink specials all day long.
  • Hospitality Industry Sundays at Wild Wing Cafe
  • Bring Your Own Meat (BYOM) at NoDa Brewery 1:00pm – 6:00pm.  Bring your own meat (or veggies for vegetarians) and grill it up on the grills provided.  Bring a side to share with fellow grillers

So, there you go.  Head out and enjoy, there is certainly enough to do this weekend!!!  Please send us pictures and videos for us to feature on our Weekend Round-up on Monday.  Email to or tweet us (HappeninginCLT).

If you have an event that you would like for us to feature email us and give us the details!


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