Six picks for your weekend


In the club

Oscar winners

9 p.m. NV Lounge, 20924 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius. $10 before 10 p.m. $15 general admission. www.nvlounge.net.

Three years after winning an Academy Award for “It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from the “Hustle & Flow” soundtrack, Three 6 Mafia is still reeling from its historic moment. The hip-hop group is in town to put on what's sure to be an energetic show, with all proceeds benefitting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte.

Free! Free! Free!

Summer party

5:30 p.m. Brevard Court Sundries, South Church Street, between Martin Luther King Jr. and Third streets. Free.

The guys who put on the wildly popular Phrozen Hour during the CIAA Tournament are bringing it back for a summer edition. Arrive early for free draft beer and free food while it lasts. The organizers of Phrozen Hour live life by the slogan: “Money is tight. Gas is high. The job is trippin'. Going out is becoming expensive. Well this is FREE and involves no thinking.” The free afterparty continues at Picasso's uptown, with DJ DR spinning from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Bar Crawl

Around the world

8-11 p.m. Cans Bar, 500 W. Fifth St. No cover. www.cansbar.com.

Tonight you can get a taste of the world without ever leaving Charlotte at the first Around the World Pub Crawl. Each of Cans' five bars will feature drink specials and food from Mexico, Asia, the U.S., Poland and Ireland. A prize will be given away for the best worldly costume.


Summer tradition

Cornhole tourney

4 p.m. George Herman's, 144 Brevard Court. $20 per person gets you a minimum three tournament games, free beer (while it lasts) and a chance to win some great prizes. www.rockhouseevents.com.

Ah, cornhole. It's a summertime tradition. And this weekend you can play in a RockHouse Events-sponsored tournament for a good cause: Proceeds benefit Carolina Pride, Charlotte's blind baseball team. Ladies, don't be intimidated by the frat boys who eat, sleep and breathe cornhole. RockHouse is offering a ladies-only division at half price.

Live music

Early fourth fete

6 p.m. Dixie's Tavern, 301 E. Seventh St. $15. www.dixiescharlotte .com.

After you play a few games of cornhole, continue the summer party theme by celebrating the Fourth of July a week early. WNKS-FM (95.1) is hosting the Uncle Sam Jam, featuring pop-punk band Simple Plan (left). Also performing: local bands Simplified and Valor Bound.



Soul diva

7:30 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $47-$57. www.ovensauditorium.com.

After months of rumored appearances and cancellations, Jill Scott is finally coming to Charlotte. Hear how Scott puts her poetic words about love into song.

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