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Paid to Party: New nightspots bring more fun to Charlotte

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

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Can you believe it’s October already? I guess time flies when you’re having fun, especially with Charlotte’s nightlife providing so many fun things to do. And with it being the first weekend of a new month, it’s an opportune time to check out some of the nightlife spots new to the Charlotte scene.

New in Charlotte

The Tin Roof Grand Opening Party (210 E. Trade St.) will feature live music from bands including Nashville’s Kansas Bible Company, plus food and drink specials. 7 p.m. Friday. No cover before 11; $5 afterward. 704-910-1330.

X Nightclub in the NC Music Factory (950 Music Factory Blvd.) also will be celebrating its grand opening with Pete Tong. 704-288-1781.

Roosters, a local farm-to-fork eatery, has opened a location in uptown (150 N. College St.). It offers lots to drink, too. 704-370-7667.

Café Confidential (20930 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius) is Lake Norman’s newest gastropub. 704-892-7227.

And if you haven’t tried it yet, check out the newest addition to Dilworth: Longboards Tap and Taco (1301 East Blvd.). 980-819-9286.

Here are some other events to check out this weekend:

Friday

AZN Azian Cuizine’s One Year Anniversary Party (4620 Piedmont Row Drive): No cover, and no cost for apps at the bar 5-7 p.m. 980-819-9189.

The BeardsBeCAUSE Clean Shaven Kickoff Event at NoDa Brewing Company (2229 N. Davidson St.): Men commence a beard-growing competition to raise funds and awareness for the fight against domestic violence. Featuring the blues of Derek Murray and lots of freshly brewed fall beers. 7 p.m. Donations suggested. www.beardsbecause.com.

The WHYELFLIES Music Festival at Amos’ SouthEnd (1423 S. Tryon St.): Featuring performances by nine bands, including Pradigy GT, which just won Charlotte’s Battle of the Bands. 9 p.m. $8. 704-377-6874.

Clips Beer and Film Tour at Independence Park (300 Hawthorne Lane): New Belgium Brewing’s beer-sampling, film-traveling show, with proceeds benefiting Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance. 7-10 p.m. (films begin at dark). Free. Details: mollymkoch@hotmail.com.

Saturday

Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival at Symphony Park at SouthPark (5440 Carnegie Blvd.): More than 220 North Carolina wines will be paired with live music, artists and crafters. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $25 (includes tasting glass) or $35 for VIP admission; $20 for a designated driver ticket. www.uncorkthefun.com.

Mark your calendar

The Queen City Shootout at Whisky River (210 E. Trade St.) is a charity Texas Hold ’Em poker tournament, with the top prize being a seat in the 2014 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Proceeds will benefit the First Tee of Charlotte. Tournament begins at 5:30 p.m. $25 for spectator tickets, $275 to play. www.basaracompany.com.

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