Want to go out after dark? Here are my top nightlife picks for this week:
Wednesday: If strangers stop you to say, "Man, that's a sweet `'stache," then you might want to head to Suite (210 E. Trade St.) for this week's Level Wednesday. They're having a Suite Stache party, and the mustachioed party goer with the best hairy upper lip - male or female, real or fake - wins $250. There's no cover charge for those over 21 with two canned goods (four canned goods for under 21). Food will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. Drink specials include $2 Miller Lite, $3 Soco Lime, and $5 Red Bull and Vodka. Call 704-971-7878 to reserve VIP tables. www.suitecharlotte.com.
Friday-Sunday: Though he looks more like the next hunk to headline a CW series than your average comedian, Julian McCullough has made a name for himself on the standup circuit with a Comedy Central special in 2009 and appearances on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and NPR's "This American Life." He appears at the Comedy Zone (900 Seaboard St.) Thursday through Saturday. $10-$15. Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 10:15 p.m. www.cltcomedyzone.com.
Saturday: If you want to capture the rustic, boot-scootin' charm of Patrick Swayze's "Road House," look no further than Coyote Joe's (4321 Wilkinson Blvd.). The massive west side club features a mechanical bull, pool tables upstairs, a dancefloor downstairs, and live country and rock covers courtesy of house band Out of the Blue. Country singer Justin Moore takes the stage as headliner around 11 p.m. If you're a NASCAR fan, you may have seen his video for "Bait a Hook" (starring Carl Edwards) during the Bank of America 500. Tickets for Moore's show are $15-$18 at www.etix.com. 8 p.m.
Saturday: Neighborhood Theatre (511 E. 36th St.) hosts Rock for Peace at Home with local rocking Americana act the New Familiars. The concert benefits United Family Services Domestic Violence Programs and the Shelter for Battered Women. Fellow locals Actual Proof and Lamb Handler fill out the bill. 9 p.m. $12-$16. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.