2013 CIAA Parties & Events List – Friday Events

Start Date: March 1, 2013
End Date: March 1, 2013
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Location: Various Locations: Charlotte, NC

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FRIDAY’S EVENTS

2013 CIAA Parties & Events taking place during the CIAA Basketball Tournament in Charlotte, NC from February 25th thru March 2nd.

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*Yolanda Adams Morning Show
It’s a CIAA Tournament tradition for locals and visitors alike to get up early on this Friday morning to be a part of a nationally syndicated radio show’s broadcast. Grammy Award–winning singer turned radio personality Yolanda Adams is a fan favorite, and you can expect surprise celebrity guests to appear. 5:30-10 a.m. Free.
Charlotte Convention Center: 501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaatournament.org

*Food Lion Health and Wellness Symposium
Receive healthy living and eating tips and products from experts. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Practice Court at
Time Warner Cable Arena: 333 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaatournament.org

*CIAA Women’s Semifinals
Basketball action continues between the final four women’s teams. 1 and 3 p.m. Visit website for ticket info.
Time Warner Cable Arena: 333 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaatournament.org

*CIAA Toyota Fan Experience
It’s a full schedule of events and activities for fans, including prize and ticket giveaways, car displays, video games and interactive zones, cooking exhibitions, celebrity appearances, and performances by popular hip-hop and R&B artists. 5-10 p.m. Free.
Charlotte Convention Center: 501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaatournament.org

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Top of the Top: The EpiCentre Rooftop Day Party
2013 Top Of The Top Epicentre Rooftop Day Party Featured
Top of the Top: The EpiCentre Rooftop Day Party
Your trendy daywear is requested as you party in the heated, enclosed rooftop venue. Presented by Culture19 Entertainment. Noon-7 p.m. $15 and up; VIP tables available.
Pavilion at EpiCentre: 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.culture19.com

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Eddietainment – Pearl Vision Group – The Essences of Purple & Gold Present Day Party Explosion
Day Party Explosion 2013 Featured

Eddietainment – Pearl Vision Group – The Essences of Purple & Gold Present Day Party Explosion
Don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy the sensational sounds of the world renowned Bad Boy Entertainment & Ciroc Boyz The Party KingPin DJ QuickSilva representing the DMV from the Russ Parr Morning Show on Kiss 93.9 FM and DJ Frosty of 100.1 FM The Beat in Columbia, SC. Come socialize and mingle with a mature and elite crowd while dining on delectable food and great drinks. Vapiano brings you closer to all the downtown action with it’s spaciaous front patio. 12pm-7pm
Vapiano: 201 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
http://daypartyexplosion.eventbrite.com

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Déjà Vu
2013 Digital Divas Deja Vu Kick Off Day Party Featured
Déjà Vu
8th Annual Deja Vu Kick Off Day Party. Digital Divas has hosted this day party each year since the CIAA Tournament came to Charlotte. Music by DJ Daddy D. 1-7 p.m. $15 and up.
Blue Restaurant and Bar: 206 N College St, Charlotte, NC
www.digitaldivasevents.com


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Young Jeezy Live March 1st
Young Jeezy 2013 Tournament Weekend Featured
Young Jeezy Live March 1st
Young Jeezy’s ‘It’s The World’ Tournament Weekend Kickoff Party at the all new QC Live! Doors open at 9pm. 18+. Advanced tix & VIP available at ez-tixx.com.
QC Live: 8801 East W.T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC
www.ez-tixx.com/Static/info_qclive_youngjeezy_event.html

Third-Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival (February 28-March 2)
The CBFF presents three days of film screenings, film-industry focused workshops and panel discussions, networking events, and the Vision Awards, which celebrate the work of African American filmmakers. See website for schedule and ticket prices.
UNC Charlotte Center City: 320 E. Ninth St, Charlotte, NC
www.charlotteblackfilmfestival.com

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night
Enjoy this time of diversity and culture with people who just want to dance. Expect Afro-Cuban and Latin-influenced dancing such as salsa, bachata, meringue, and cha-cha. Light snacks and cash bar available. 7-11 p.m. $10; $15 for couples.
Mint Museum Uptown: 500 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
www.mintmuseum.org

Sol: The Hottest Day Party–CI Edition
Party with the lights on to the sounds of music played by True School’s Cuzzin B. Presented by ForWard Vision Group. 1-6 p.m. $20; VIP tables available.
Crave Dessert Bar: 500 W. Fifth St, Charlotte, NC
www.fvgpresents.com/soldayparty

The Day Party of All Day Parties Part 1
Party all day, with music by Jus Once, DJ K-Nyce, and DJ Hollywood. Ages 30 and up preferred. Presented by BossMan Entertainment. Noon. $20 in advance.
Dillinger’s Taproom: 214 N. Church St, Charlotte, NC
www.bossmanentertaiment.org

Innocence Lost
It’s a day party at a posh lounge, with music by DJ Kool Sheed. Presented by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment and The Damn Salon. Noon-6 p.m. General admission $20; VIP $40.
Enso Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
http://b4l2013.eventbrite.com

The Epitome Deux
Party all day and night in one location. Music by DJ Fatz. Presented by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment. Noon-2 a.m. General admission $20; VIP $40.
Mortimer’s Cafe & Pub (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
http://b4l2013.eventbrite.com

*CIAA Men’s Semifinals
Basketball action continues between the final four men’s teams. 7 and 9 p.m. Visit website for ticket info.
Time Warner Cable Arena: 333 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaatournament.org

*CIAA Step Show Throwdown: Greeks vs. Greeks
It’s a sold-out event each year. Watch steppers from fraternities and sororities representing HBCUs from around the country compete for the grand prize. Hosted by Power 98’s No Limit Larry. Doors open, 7:30 p.m.; show time, 9 p.m. $30.
Grady Cole Center: 310 N. Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaastepshows.com

Ego
Party in the multiple levels of this uptown nightclub. Music by DJ Storm and DJ Cuttz. Presented by The Execs and Nick “PrimeTime” Ingram. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. General admission $20; VIP $40.
Phoenix: 300 N. College St, Charlotte, NC
http://ego-ci13-phoenix.eventbrite.com

CI Sexy Part 1
It’s a party for the 30-and-older crowd, with Old School 105.3 FM’s Stacey Blackman. Late-night kitchen and outdoor patio. Presented by Carolina 30. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10.
Bull & Barrister: 3615 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd, Charlotte, NC
www.carolina30.com

50 Shades of Blue
Mix, mingle, dance, and converse over signature cocktails with the area’s most notable trendsetters. Presented by Rickmond Media, FAZE Inc., and The Grays. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up.
Blue Restaurant and Bar: 206 N. College St, Charlotte, NC
http://bluefriday2013.eventbrite.com

Third-Annual Ciroc & Bad Boy Ent. DJ SNS Day Party
This popular day party returns at a new, larger location, featuring music by DJ SNS. Presented by Eddleton Events, J&J Ent. Group, and DJ Biggs. 1-7 p.m. $20.
Roxbury Nightclub: 116 W. Fifth St, Charlotte, NC
http://djsnsfridaydayparty.eventbrite.com

Déjà Vu
Digital Divas has hosted this day party each year since the CIAA Tournament came to Charlotte. Music by DJ Daddy D. 1-7 p.m. $15 and up.
Blue Restaurant and Bar: 206 N College St, Charlotte, NC
www.digitaldivasevents.com

Dayhem 2.0
Come ready to party, with music by DJ Skillz and DJ DR. Presented by Sol Kitchen, BlueGoose, and Roundtable Ent. 1-7 p.m. $15 and up.
Howl at the Moon (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.thesolkitchen.com

Gorgeous at the Ritz
Party inside a gorgeous ballroom with beautiful views of the city. Music by DJ Bro Rabb and DJ Pyro. Presented by King Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25-$55; VIP tables available.
The Ritz-Carlton: 201 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.kingentevents.com

Hall Pass: Rooftop Day Party
Make it a “no-working day” and party on this rooftop, where a glass dance floor will cover the pool. Music by DJ Dexter Dynamite. Presented by King Entertainment. Noon-6 p.m. $15.
Hyatt House Uptown: 435 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.kingentevents.com

BET Presents Celebrity Takeover with 2 Chainz
One of the hottest rappers of the last couple years, 2 Chainz, will perform at this party. Hosted by the cast of BET’s The Game, with music by Power 105.1 FM’s DJ Self. Presented by BET, Digital Divas, and BestFriendz. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $25 and up; VIP cabanas available.
Oasis at The Tent: 514 N. College St, Charlotte, NC
http://2chainzliveatthetent.eventbrite.com

Snazzi’s Go-Go Experience
Party along to authentic go-go music, played live by the Let It Flow band from Washington, D.C., along with the Snazzi Band. Presented by Snazzi Entertainment. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $30 in advance; $40 at the door.
Delta’s Restaurant: 525 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
www.deltasrestaurant.com

Friday Night Unchained: DMV DJ Takeover
Two popular DJs from the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia area) will rock this party: DJ Quicksilva and DJ Jay Claxton. Presented by Sol Kitchen, BlueGoose, and Roundtable Ent. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up.
Howl at the Moon (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.thesolkitchen.com

I Luv the ’90s with DJ Jazzy Jeff
After an opening set by DJ Tron, the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff will do what he does best. Hosted by Skillz. Presented by Dynasty 5, BestFriendz, and Sol Kitchen. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $30 and up; VIP tables available.
Omni Hotel: 132 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
http://eventbee.com/v/iluvthe90s

CI Takeover: After Hours (March 1 and 2)
This party goes into the wee hours of the morning each night. Featuring an open bar and complimentary food. Music by DJ Casper. Presented by Wylie K & Friends, Seek Abundance, and KMH Group. Midnight-6 a.m. $25 and up. Charlotte Trolley Museum: 1507 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC
http://citakeover.eventbrite.com

Third Annual Ciroc Boyz Celebrity Takeover
This exclusive event caters to the stylish and tastemakers of the East Coast. Come celebrate the Ciroc culture, hosted by Big Tigger with music by DJ SNS and DJ Quick Silva. Presented by Ciroc Boyz. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 and up. Whiskey River (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
http://cirocboyz.eventbrite.com

Friday Night Live III
You have the choice of enjoying two parties on two levels, with two superior DJs: DJ Paradime representing the Carolinas while Heavy Hitters member Lonnie B from 92.1 FM in Richmond will be representing the DMV. Presented by Eddietainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance; $30 to skip line; VIP tables available.
BlackFinn (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
http://fnl3.eventbrite.com

Seventh-Annual Charlotte Takeover
Get ready for an exclusive go-go concert, featuring two of D.C.’s best bands: Familiar Faces and Black Alley. They’ll be joined by a special guest DJ. Presented by PhatCat Productions. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $40.
Amos’ Southend: 1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
http://charlottetakeover2013.eventbrite.com

Day Party Headquarters Part 1
It’s a 12-hour extended day party, drawing some of the largest crowds each year. Party on three levels, with music by six DJs, along with 40 TVs, 10 pool tables, and six bars. Live bands go on at 8 p.m. Presented by Talk of the Town. Noon-midnight. $20 and up.
Fox and Hound: 330 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
www.talkofthetownent.com

The Art and Style Lounge
Check out this interactive, art-inspired lifestyle shopping affair, created to showcase the talents of various artists and designers from around the country while raising funds for a great cause. Everything from handcrafted jewelry and unique apparel to original paintings and artwork will be on hand. Guests will be greeted by fashionable models serving tasty hors d’oeuvres, spirits, and desserts, while live musicians will perform. Presented by Mylestone Productions. Noon-6 p.m. $10.
Spirit Square: 345 N. College St, Charlotte, NC
www.artandstylelounge.com

Friday Night Vegas
It’s a mature red-carpet affair, with music by DJ Twan G. The pizza and pasta bar will be open for you to order from, and also select from the great cocktail menu. Presented by Eddietainment, Money Gang, and Ryan Cameron Douglas. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $15 and up; VIP tables available.
Vapiano: 201 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
http://vegasvapiano.eventbrite.com

Mayhem
It’s a 14-hour, nonstop party, with music by four DJs: Paradime, Ngenius, Danny Dee, and LS One. Order drinks from multiple bars, and the food menu will be available. Presented by The Sol Kitchen, M. Simmons, Dynasty 5, RoundTable Ent., and Rickmond Media. Noon-2 a.m. $20 and up; VIP tables available. Cosmos Café: 300 N. College St, Charlotte, NC
www.eventbee.com/v/mayhem

The Warm Up
Special guests will include Super Bowl champions. Music by DJ Savvy, and drink specials will be served. Presented by DC Entertainment Group and JB Productions. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 in advance. El Veracruz: 391 Towne Centre Blvd, Charlotte, NC
http://ciaathewarmup.eventbrite.com

Southern Royalty Featuring Mystikal, Juvenile, and Partners-N-Crime
It’s a concert and party with some of your favorite New Orleans rappers. Presented by Heartland Ent. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $25; VIP tables available. CenterStage @ NoDa, 2315 N. Davidson St.,
www.southernroyalty.com

Red Alert 100th Day Party
Come celebrate 100 years of history with the distinctive women of Crimson and Cream, better known as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Music by DJ Jon Quick, DJ Big Rob, DJ Spin, and DJ Focus. Presented by Star 23 Enterprise. Noon-7 p.m. $10 and up; VIP tables available. 505 (formerly Kalu Lounge), 505 E. Sixth St.,
www.charged.fm/cidayparty1

Day Party Explosion
Mingle with a mature and elite crowd while dining on delectable food and great drinks. Music by Ciroc Boyz’s DJ Quicksilva and DJ Frosty of Columbia. Presented by Eddietainment, Pearl Vision Group, and the Essences of Purple & Gold. Noon-7 p.m. $15 in advance; $30 to skip line. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St.,
http://daypartyexplosion.eventbrite.com

The New York Connection Old School Mix and Mingle
A mature party for the 30-and-older crowd, featuring music by DJ Stacy Blackman and DJ Aaron S. Hosted by Steve Fountain, Charlie Davis, and Jessie Scott. Presented by The New York Connection. 1-6 p.m. $20 in advance. Delta’s Restaurant, 525 N. Tryon St.,
http://newyorkconnectionciaa2013.eventbrite.com

South Meck. Friends and Family Gathering
Enjoy an old-school gathering with music, an all-you-can-eat buffet, and a spades tournament. Presented by A Fat Boy Production. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 in advance. Rameses Temple 51, 4919 Beatties Ford Rd.,
www.afatboyproduction.com

The Movie
Against a beautiful backdrop, guests will party with actor Lance Gross, with music by DJ Frosty. Presented by Six Figure Entertainment, Taz Events, and Fenesse Muzik. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $30; VIP tables available. NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
www.sixfigureentertainment.com

Everybody Loves Hookah! Day Party
Music by DJ Shaun Nyce and DJ Emanon. Hosted by Mugsy the CEO. Presented by 12 Ent., Str8swagg Entertainment, and The KMH Group. Noon-6 p.m. $20 and up. Red @ 28th, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112A,
http://everybodyloveshookah.eventbrite.com

The Urban Collection Fashion Show
Come for the fashion, stay for the party. Fashion show will feature Brooklynn’s Finest Apparel, DRC ApeParel, Infinite Style, Exclusiv Endz, and Brooke Watson of Premier Designs Jewelry. There will also be performances by several artists and music by DJ 300. Complimentary food will be served along with a cash bar. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 in advance. Dupp&Swat, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112B,
http://thecollectionshow.eventbrite.com

Dawn to Dusk Extended Day Party Edition
Featuring live music by DaMixx Band, Walker Redds Project featuring Frank Sirius, and Ms. Yendy and the &ffiliated Project. Special guests include Sugar Bear and DJ Big John. Hosted by Billy da Kidd. Presented by Best of the Best Entertainment Group. 6:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $20 in advance. Charlotte Trolley Museum, 1507 Camden Rd.,
www.facebook.com/events/419585271452820

Flashback FriDay Party—Extended Version
Come kick it with special guests Big Daddy Kane and Kool Moe Dee. Music by Urban Legends DJs Tron and C-Rob. Order from the full food menu, drink specials, and enjoy bowling. Presented by Bestfriendz and Triad Old School. Noon-7:30 p.m. $20 and up. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
http://flashbackfriday.eventbrite.com

Moscato Madness
Enjoy complimentary moscato all night. Music by DJ Ck and DJ 2Notty. Hosted by Sunshine Anderson. Sponsored by Premio Moscato. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $20 in advance. Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St.,
www.theblackcardparties.com

Roar 1854! Alumni Day Party/Meet & Greet
Enjoy Southern-style appetizers, bowling, music by DJ Jo Jo from Staten Island, dancing, networking, and more. Presented by the Greater Carolinas Alumni Chapter of Lincoln University. Noon-6 p.m. $25 in advance. Ten Park Lanes, 1700 Montford Dr.,
www.facebook.com/LUGreaterCarolinas

T.I. and Fabolous
Come party with rap heavyweights T.I. and Fabolous, in the same building in one night. Presented by Sport E. Odie, Russell Payton, and AG Entertainment. 8 p.m.-5 a.m. $40 and up; VIP tables available. Cameo at Daisy Dooks, 3049 Scott Futrell Dr.,
www.charlottecitakeover.com

The A Bandz Make Her Dance Party with Juicy J
Juicy J has had one of the hottest songs in the club over the past year, and now you can party with him. Presented by South Coast Marketing. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Admission cost varies; VIP tables available. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
http://juicyjfriday.eventbrite.com

Breakfast Jam I
Party after-hours and enjoy a late-night breakfast provided by Murrell’s Café. Music by DJ ’06. Presented by the Queen City Omegas. 11 p.m.-5 a.m. $25 in advance. Omegas of Charlotte Frat House, 3301 Statesville Ave.,
www.piphiomegas.org

Biz Markie Day Party
The legendary Biz Markie will be on the 1s and 2s. Hosted by Glam23 PR & Events. Noon-8 p.m. $15 in advance; VIP tables available. Privilege Day and Nightclub, 223 S. Brevard St.,
www.privilegecharlotte.com

Old School Friday with Slick Rick, Ronnie Devoe, and Ed Lover
Party with these hip-hop and R&B legends. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance; VIP tables available. Privilege Day and Nightclub, 223 S. Brevard St.,
www.privilegecharlotte.com

Friday Night at the Westin with Trey Songz, Kenny Burns, and DJ Kool
Meet some of your favorite artists. Also music by DJ B Barnes. Presented by Velvet Entertainment and the A List. Sponsored by Grey Goose Cherry Noir. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $40 general admission; $60 VIP. The Westin Charlotte Hotel, 601 S. College St.,
www.avelvetlist.com

Gospel Jazz and Jokes
Featuring national recording artist Arnetta Murrill-Crooms, the Groove Masters, and comedian Marcus Wiley. 6:30-11 p.m. $15 in advance; VIP seating available. 2xSalt Ministry, 1900 Queen City Dr.,
www.unwindproductions.com

Charlotte’s Favorite Happy Hour–Tournament Edition
Join V101.9 FM and Herb and Felicia Gray for some mixing and mingling at one of uptown’s newest hotspots. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. 4-10 p.m. $15 in advance. Nana’s Uptown, 710 W. Trade St.,
http://offers.cbslocal.com/charlotte

*The CIAA Welcome Party with Anthony Hamilton
Platinum-selling singer and Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton will perform at this event. Also featuring DJ Skillz, comedian Tone-X, special guest Jermaine Dupri, five bars, and a VIP lounge. Sponsored by Coke Zero. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission $45; VIP $75. Urban Garden, at 1 Bank of America Center, 150 N. College St.,
http://ez-tixx.com/Static/info_urbangarden_Friday_event.html

Su Casa: Wonderland
The folks who put on the monthly Su Casa event in Charlotte are continuing their pattern of presenting something different in the sea of nightlife. This party will pay tribute to the music of Stevie Wonder, with resident DJ Justice spinning Wonder’s top hits, B-sides, and remixes, as well as songs he wrote/produced and music by artists influenced by him. There will also be relevant detours into funk, Latin, Brazilian, and other sounds. Presented by Jasiatic and Carlton H. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St.,
http://sucasapresentswonderland.eventbrite.com

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