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The forecast calls for a fun party weekend

By Brittney Cason
Brittney Cason
Brittney Cason writes about nightlife for The Charlotte Observer.

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I’m no weather girl, but I can tell you the weekend forecast includes fun and good times when the sun goes down, thanks to our vast nightlife. Here’s a party forecast:

Friday

The season kick-off for Concerts in the Round at Piedmont Town Center (4725 Piedmont Row Drive): And the concert is just the half of it, as Piedmont’s bars and restaurants turn the event into an upscale bar crawl, too. I’ll be there to introduce this week’s band, Simply Irresistible. 7-11 p.m. Free. 704-570-1047.

Mojitos and Stilettos Ladies’ Night at Chima (139 S. Tryon St.): Win a free pair of TaylorSays stilettos, while also scoring free appetizers and free valet parking (which is a major bonus in uptown). 5-10 p.m. Free. 704-601-4141.

Barstool Blackout Tour at The Fillmore (1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.): The world’s biggest blacklight party. 10 p.m. $27. 704-916-8973.

Saturday

The Charlotte Hounds season opener at American Legion Memorial Stadium (310 N. Kings Drive): Basketball season is over, football season hasn’t started, and the baseball stadium uptown is still under construction. So luckily we have the Charlotte Hounds professional lacrosse team to fill the void for Charlotte’s sports action (and nightlife). You can enjoy high-quality athletics and beer – that counts as a party in my playbook. 7 p.m. $5 and up. www.charlottehounds.com.

KO Cancer UFC 159 Viewing Party at Buffalo Wild Wings NASCAR Hall of Fame (400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd.): Watch Bone Jones take on Chael Sonnen, while raising awareness to knock out cancer. 8 p.m. Free. 704-971-9464.

Sunday

Oyster Roast at Growlers Pour House (3120 N. Davidson St.): Live music, craft beer, and oysters – what else do you need? Well, for me that would be an EpiPen, considering I’m severely allergic to shellfish. But this party sounds appealing even to me! 1-7 p.m. $5 cover. www.charlotteoysterroast.com.

Brittney Cason is a writer who talks for a living at CBS Radio – mornings on WFNZ, nights on WSOC.
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