BENEFIT: “Go BIG or Stay Home,” a “Sex and the City: The Movie” premier party and benefit will begin at 5 p.m. next Thursday at Dressler's Restaurant at Birkdale Village in Huntersville. Included in the event is an advance screening of the movie at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 and proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the YWCA Central Carolinas. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets can be purchased at Avalilly, Fresh Boutique, Luna's at the Lake and Monkee's at Lake Norman. 704-525-5770; www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org.
BEAUTY EVENT: Potion is celebrating summer with a Hawaiian Luau, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 31 at Birkdale Village, Huntersville and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 7 at its Blakeney location, 9816 Rea Road, Suite D. The event includes complimentary hand exfoliation and hydration treatments, cocktails and snacks, island music and free gifts with every purchase. Birkdale Village: 704-655-8755; Blakeney: 704-541-8182. www.potionbeauty.com.
SHOP ECO-CHIC: Nordstrom has developed a reusable linen shopping tote that zips into a small rectangle for easy storage. Each metallic brushed tote features a design by artist Ruben Toledo. $21.95, in the accessories department at the SouthPark store; www.nordstrom.com.
SALON OPENING: Los Angeles native Dana Purdom recently opened Epiphany Hair Studio, an upscale hair salon in NoDa. Among the services offered: Japanese permanent hair straightening, ionic thermal reconditioning and eyelash extensions. 3448 N. Davidson St., 704-962-8124. Compiled by Rochelle Reynoldson