I’m on a USA high!!! USA!!! USA!! We’re going to the World Cup Finals. I’m so hype. I’ll be celebrating the ladies of Team USA women’s soccer in Buenos Aires, but you can party right here. Let’s get this party started!!!
New Happy Hour – The Rockhouse crew is starting a monthly Happy Hour Series. First one is 6 – 8 p.m. at the Workman’s Friend, 1531 Central Ave.
Art Happy Hour – Hang out with local artists including the winners of Charlotte’s ArtPop at this edition of Art & Mingle. This week’s artists: Alice Holleman and Jon Hairston Jr. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Le Méridien Charlotte, 555 South McDowell Street.
New Weekly Series – Blue Goose & Round Table launched Therapy Thursday. Enjoy craft cocktail specials and hookahs. 6 p.m. Vault, 210 E. Trade St., EpiCentre.
New Mint Exhibition – The newest exhibit Mint’s American Art Collection features nearly 200 works on paper by American artists from James McNeill Whistle to Grant Wood. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S Tryon St. More info.
Funky Grooves – The Cosmic Union Zulus presents – o&mi with DJs Wizdom (Nastyfruit)and The Mighty DJ DR spinning rare groove, hip-hop and soul. $5. Ladies free before 11 p.m. Crown Station, 1425 Elizabeth Ave. More info.
Red, White and Burlesque – Don’t miss the Patriot Acts Burlesque show presented by Big Mammas House of Burlesque. Performances by Ophelia Pop Tart, Veronica Broadchest, kand more. 10 p.m. UpStage, 3306-C N Davidson St. $15
Hot DJ – Enjoy the hottest grooves by NYC’s Hot97’s DJ Magic Studio Movie Grill, 210 East Trade St.
Sultry Jazz – Jazz singer and actress Maria Howell preforms two shows. Friday’s show already sold out so don’t miss your chance to see her tonight. She’ll be singing the classics. 6 p.m. Bechtler, 420 S Tryon St. Tickets.
House Music – RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party returns for the 4th of July edition. Petra’s Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave.
Yacht Party – The Anchor Island Fire Cracker Boom Bash JULY 4th Yacht Party presented by Ragin’ Uptown-Luxury Yacht Charters. 2:30 p.m. cruise registration & yacht shuttle pick up: Mojos Pub and Grill, 19901 Holiday Lane, Cornelius. Details.
July 4th Parade – It’s a July 4 tradition in East Charlotte. Politicians and a variety of organizations celebrate the 4th of July in the Hickory Grove Parade. The parade winds along Harris Boulevard starting around the intersection of Hickory Grove. Ends with a block party at Hickory Grove Recreation Center, 6709 Pence Rd, with live music, games, food, and contests.
Jazz Festival – Spend the 4th of July under the stars at the Charlotte Jazz & Wine Festival. Rt 29 Pavilion, 5650 Sandusky Blvd. $25.
Day Party – Head over to the N.C. Music Factory for DayJaVu: 4th of July Day Party. Complimentary cookout while the food lasts. 4 p.m. Label Nightclub.
Fireworks – Bring the family to watch Team USA v. Cuba and then enjoy a fireworks show at the WBT Skyshow. 2 p.m. BB&T Ballpark: 324 South Mint Street.
Beach Vollebyall – Watch coed teams battle it out at the COED Beach Volleyball Tournament. 10 a.m. The Sandbox, 920 Hamilton St. Details.