With Thanksgiving coming up, I cant help but point out how thankful we should be about our nightlife options. Theres always something new to check out, always new people to meet, and there are often opportunities to give back to the community, while having fun at the same time. Two birds, one beer.
Here are a few ideas for the weekend.
18th annual Red Hot Turkey Bash at the Carolina Room at the Blake Hotel (555 S. McDowell St): Adding heat to something thats already red hot, the party band Hot Sauce will perform. 7 p.m. $10, which includes food and one drink; proceeds benefit Give Fifty One, which aims to end child homelessness. 704-774-9473.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser at Tilt (127 W. Trade St.): For a $10 donation, youll get food and select $1 beers. Plus, therell be a raffle for cool stuff. 7-10 p.m. 704-347-4870.
Sprockets at Roxbury (116 W. 5th St.): This new monthly party pays respect to MTVs 120 Minutes, a show that aired when alternative music was king and MTV actually played videos. Back in the 90s, that is. 9 p.m. $5 cover. 704-375-8090.
Let Me Explain Comedy Tour After Party with Kevin Hart at Republic (314 N. College St.): The comic will be the featured guest following his show at Bojangles Coliseum. DJ Skillz will spin. 10 p.m. $10. 980-322-9859.
Other places to play
The Dirty Martini in Lake Norman (17036 Kenton Drive) is under new management, but still has more than 40 martini flavors and is the only nightclub near the lake that features upscale weeknight parties. No cover, ever. 704-896-5833.
And if all else fails, you can always go to Who You Wit Bar and Grill (2408 Wilkinson Blvd.) Yes, its a real place