Maybe you're just now hearing about Jesse Marco, the 22-year old now nationally known for his role as the DJ in the PROJECT X movie.
But this is hardly his first time in the spotlight. The NYC native began his career DJing prep school parties around Manhattan, playing everything from Buddy Holly to Lauryn Hill.
He's bringing his diversified sound to the Q.C. tonight, spinning for the crowd at Butter.
Preview what you'll be in for below:
Reserve your table: Yussra@buttercharlotte.com
Get on the guest-list: Arthur@buttercharotte.com
So it's Friday night, and you're looking for something to do. Should you go out dancing? Grab a couple drinks at a cozy bar? Find a way to feel like a productive member of society? Thanks to the '80s Dance Party at Hartigan's Pub, you don't have to choose.
Doors open at 9, and your $5 cover is really a donation that goes straight to the LGBT Community Center. Besides the wonderfully horrendous fashion, partygoers can also look forward to drink specials and games like cornhole and beerpong.
And, of course, you can dance if you want to.
Bass for your face, indeed: Charlotteans can't seem to get their fill of electronic dance music. Even venues not usually known for booking EDM talent are abiding by the law of supply and demand. Tonight's event at Caviar Nightlife is a prime example.
The dance club will transform into what it's dubbed "electronic dance music lavishness," hosting DJ Antiserum and featuring local EDM eye candy, the Chaotic Cupcakes.
If you're craving a heavy bass line but your pockets are a little light, buy your ticket in advance and enter the promo code "international," which gets you $3 off the price of entry if you're 18+ or $2 off the price of entry if you're 21+.
Photos from Level Wednesdays at Suite on March 28 - where the 18-and-up crowd celebrates Hump Day by shaking their humps.
Bzzz. Bzzz. Hear that? While Spring is known to bring the bee and wasp populations out of the shadows (to the delight of, let's see, no one), there's a different kind of buzz hanging in the air now.
To break it down, the Beelievers are clamoring for Charlotteans to come together and support changing the name of the Charlotte Bobcats back to the Charlotte Hornets. The Swarm Time Warner event takes place this Friday, March 30. The idea is that while the Bobcats play the Denver Nuggets, an entire block of the audience will be decked out in teal and purple, the Hornet's signature colors.
If you want to show your support, buy your tickets and try to get seated in section 223. Participants can keep the party spirit going after the game, with the bar crawl starting at Fitzgerald's and hitting Prohibition, Tilt and Whiskey River. No cover charge for Beelievers.
Negative nancys, stay your pantsies home - if you're one of those perma-bored creatures constantly complaining about the Q.C.'s art and music scene, then tonight's Artists Mingle 2.0 is probably not your cup of tea. If, on the other hand, you count curiosity and community support on your roster of admirable qualities, this event is right up your alley.
Starting at 8 p.m., the N.C. Music Factory will transform into a networking mecca for local artists of all stripes: photographers, videographers, clothing designers, bands/performers, visual artists - you name it, they'll be there. Artists can look forward to connecting with each other and to being noticed by talent scouts, promoters and booking managers.
If, like me, your artistic talents range from limited to nonexistent, you can still feed on a festive atmosphere sparkling with local talent-musical performances, dancers, live art, and a silent auction. Feed your body with $3 craft beers and burgers selling at half-off.
Actually, I'll take back my earlier statement-negative nancys would enjoy themselves here, too.
While the weekly Wednesday night party Pop Life, brought to you by The Sol Kitchen, has had a number of homes - from Prevue in NoDa to its current venue RE:Public in Uptown - the party has maintained its hotness factor and continued to garner support from the masses.
So much so that on March 28, the shindig celebrates its six-year anniversary.
You have to hand it to the promoters: How many weekly parties do you know have stayed around for six years? And 99 percent of the time, it's free admission, too? Madness. They must be doing something right.
Whisky River hosted an 80s prom party on Friday, March 23.
Charlotte Craft Beer Week continues: Freak Fest took place at Common Market in South End on March 22.