The Runway 'Raiser was a fashion show featuring some of the hottest fall looks from various shops around town — only to be modeled by "bearded ladies." Sponsored in part by Enemy To Fashion and Beards Because, the event raised money for the battered women's shelter. Photos by Hannah McBride.
Amos' Southend, 8/27/11
Photos from the Beards Because fundraiser, "The Runway 'Raiser."
Iron Cordoba brought out the trashiest people to the Chop Shop for the White Trash Party on Aug. 27. Check out a live review on Vibes. Photos by Jeaumane McIntosh.
The Chop Shop, 8/27/11
The White Trash Party happened on 8/27 at The Chop Shop.
Just Twirl hosted "One World" featuring DJ Roland Belmares, at Marigny on Aug. 27, as a 2011 Pride Charlotte Festival after party. Photos by Jeaumane McIntosh.
Just Twirl hosts "One World" featuring DJ Roland Belmares, at Marigny on Aug. 27.
The Digital Divas hosted the fundraiser happy hour event Social Supremacy at the Gantt Center on Aug. 25. Photos by Renaul Hill
Gantt Center, 8/25/11
The Digital Divas hosted the fundraiser happy hour event Social Supremacy at the Gantt Center.
With Charlotte Pride taking over the city this week, celebrating all that is LGBT, Dharma Lounge got into the spirit by hosting "Bang is Burning: Charlotte Pride Week Ball" on Aug. 24. Photos by Justin Driscoll
Dharma Lounge, 8/24/11
Photos from Bang Is Burning â€” Charlotte Pride Week Ball.
Single Cell Productions returns with Purgatory: Second Circle, Sins of Lust, at Amos' Southend, with fetish performers, an interactive playground, electronic/dark wave/industrial music and more. Photos, by Jeaumane McIntosh, were taken Aug. 20.
Amos' Southend, 8/20/11
Single Cell Productions returns with Purgatory: Second Circle, Sins of Lust, at Amos' Southend.
The It's Britney Bitch! Drag Takeover event took place at Phoenix on Aug. 19, benefiting Regional AIDS Interfaith Network. Photos by Jeaumane McIntosh.
It's Britney Bitch! Drag Takeover Event benefited RAIN.
The Gore Gore Luchadores took on the Charlotte Roller Girls at Common Market in Plaza Midwood on Aug. 19. Photos by Justin Driscoll.
Gore Gore Luchadores at Common Market, 8/19/11
Photos by Justin Driscoll
Every year, Creative Loafing hosts a Best of Charlotte party, celebrating the finish of an issue that makes us all want to cry. This year, the party was held at The Saloon at the NC Music Factory, with a show downstairs at the Comedy Zone.
The opening act was a skit by members of the Creative Loafing staff. Here are some quick snapshots of them trying to build up their nerve.
Were you at our party? Here's a slideshow of photos of our guests — thanks for coming out!
Photos from our annual Best of Charlotte party, held at The Saloon/Comedy Zone.
Off With Their Heads was in concert at The Milestone on Aug. 16. Photos by Justin Driscoll.
The Milestone, 8/16/11
The Off With Their Heads concert at The Milestone. Photos by Justin Driscoll.