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Hot ideas for cool after-hours fun

Friday

Fashion show

Pajama party 10 p.m. 300 N. College St. $10. www.thecharlotteforum.com.

Put on your favorite PJs and party at the Ed Hardy Pajama Jam at the Forum. Models will be rocking Ed Hardy intimate apparel down the catwalk and there will be a merchandise giveaway after the fashion show.

Saturday

Political party

Get your gov on 5 p.m. 511 E. 36th St. Free. www.generationengage.com.

Generation Engage will hold a bipartisan celebration to bring the Republican and Democratic national conventions to a local level. The event is geared toward young adults who will get the chance to speak to elected officials about issues in their communities. But it's not all politics, all the time – it is at the Neighborhood Theatre, after all. Rap artist Nige Hood (above), rock band GoGo Pilot, R&B singer Rudy Currence and poet Kali Ferguson will perform.

Fundraiser

Roaring '20s 8 p.m.-midnight. Wachovia Atrium in Two Wachovia. $75 in advance, $100 at the door. www.nationalmssociety.org/ncp.

Start practicing your Charleston. The Wachovia Atrium will turn into a 1920s-era speakeasy for the Great Gatsby gala benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Wear your flapper dresses and spats. No fringe-trimmed clothing left in your closet? Cocktail attire is recommended.

Birthday bash

Lazyday turns 8 7-11 p.m. Buckhead Saloon.

201 E. Fifth St. Print your free invitation at www.lazyday.com.

Lazyday.com is turning 8 years old and the nightlife Web site is throwing a huge anniversary bash to celebrate. The party starts with a coed beer pong tournament (free registration starts at 6:30 p.m.). The winning team gets a customized beer pong table covered in Lazyday party pictures. Free Bud Light drafts while the kegs last.

Summer celebration

Cream & Butter affair 10 p.m. 14825 John J. Delaney Drive. $15.50. www.sixfigureentertainment.com.

Celebrate (or mourn as the case may be) the end of summer at the Cream & Butter Affair hosted by Six Figure Entertainment and Charlotte Vibe. DJ Flemingo will get the party started at Ballantyne Village Theatre. Dress code: cream-colored, obviously.

Thursday

Comedy

The HEMI Guy 7:30 p.m. 345 N. College St. $25. www.performingartsctr.com.

Hickory native and “Last Comic Standing” Jon Reep brings his standup routine to McGlohon Theatre. Expect lots of jokes about the South and Reep's special (there's really no other word for it) form of “redneck dancing.”

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