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No broken resolutions? Time to celebrate

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

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If you’ve made it this far into January and not broken your resolution, then cheers to you! You should celebrate, and if you resolved to get out and try new things this year, here are some events going on this weekend to help you with that.

Friday

Naughty and Nice Party at Vibrations Night Lounge (5237 Albemarle Road): Hosted by Treach of Naughty By Nature. 9 p.m. $15 general admission/$30 VIP; table reservations available. 704-537-3323.

Food Truck Friday in SouthEnd (East Park Avenue and Camden Road): The most fun way to go out to eat, with seven different food trucks – from Herban Legend to The Tin Kitchen to SouthernCakeQueen. 5-9 p.m. No cover. www.historicsouthend.com.

Saturday

Paul Oakenfold at Phoenix (300 N. College St.): The three-time Grammy-nominated DJ will be on the wheels and driving the dance floor. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $20-$30. 704-375-8765.

After-Holiday Party for Animals at the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte (2508 N. Davidson St.): The Humane League’s holiday gala, with a silent auction, keynote speakers and live music. All proceeds go directly to helping animals. 7-10 p.m. $25. 704-333-0144.

The Miss NC/SC United States Pageant at the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square (345 N. College St.): The big-time beauty pageant is being held right here in the QC. There’ll be swimsuit and evening-gown competitions, the crowning of a queen, and maybe even some world peace. 7 p.m. $40. 704-372-1000.

Electric Playground at Marigny Dance Club (1440 S. Tryon St.): This dance club is all the rave. 18 and older. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. No cover before midnight, $5 after. 704-910-4444.

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