2013 CIAA Parties & Events List

Start Date: March 2, 2013
End Date: March 3, 2013
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Location: Various Locations: Charlotte, NC

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

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH

*CIAA Tournament Men’s and Women’s Tip-Off Awards Luncheon
Visit website for more details. Noon. Crown Ballroom, Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.,
www.ciaatournament.org

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH

*CIAA Men’s and Women’s Tournaments Begin
Teams from the 12 CIAA schools will battle it out as they try to make it to Saturday’s championship game. Women’s games: 11 a.m., 1, 3, and 5 p.m. Men’s games: 7 and 9 p.m. Visit website for ticket info. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St.
www.ciaatournament.org

Tuesday Night Jazz: Tournament Kickoff
Enjoy contemporary jazz performed by Eric Darius at one of the city’s hottest nightclubs. Presented by Jazz Diva Events and CBS Radio. 8-11 p.m. $20.
Label: 900 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC
http://eventbrite.com/event/4913734111

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

*CIAA Men’s and Women’s Tournament Games
Basketball action continues. Women’s games: 11 a.m., 1, 3, and 5 p.m. Men’s games: 7 and 9 p.m. Visit website for ticket info.
Time Warner Cable Arena:3 33 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaatournament.org

*CIAA Bowling Party Mixer
The competition goes from the basketball court to the bowling lanes for a night of friendly fun and partying. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Visit website for prices.
AMF Bowling University Lanes: 5900 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaatournament.org

Stiletto Sweet Smoke Ultimate
This is an all-inclusive ladies-only social designed to stimulate all five senses. The evening features delectable cuisine, cocktails, premium cigars, music, and male entertainment. 7-9 p.m. $50, plus $10 entertainment gratuity.
Lashes And MustAshes Upscale Portable Cigar Lounge: 555 S. McDowell St. (Blake Hotel parking lot)
www.lashesandmustashes.com

Suits and Ashes: A Gentleman’s Experience
This VIP experience is designed for men of style and class who want to relax and relate in the company of fellow cigar enthusiasts in private luxury. VIP ticket includes an open scotch bar, two premium cigars, appetizers, and entertainment. 10 p.m.-midnight. $100.
Lashes And MustAshes Upscale Portable Cigar Lounge: 555 S. McDowell St. (Blake Hotel parking lot)
www.lashesandmustashes.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

*CIAA College Career Expo
This expo is open to all current college students and alumni who are searching for graduate school opportunities or jobs. Visit the website for a list of participating universities and employers. 10 a.m.-2 p.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 Men’s Quarterfinals
Basketball action continues between the men’s teams. 1, 3, 7, and 9 p.m. Visit website for ticket info. Time Warner Cable Arena: 333 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaatournament.org

*Food Lion CIAA Teen Summit
Girl Talk Foundation Inc. hosts this annual event for teenage girls and boys, ages 13-18. Teens will discuss important social issues and will also participate in a physical challenge and dance-off. Hosted by Power 98′s No Limit Larry. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free; registration required. Practice Court at
Time Warner Cable Arena: 333 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.girltalkfoundationinc.com

Featured Listing
The Premiere Tournament Kickoff
HBCU Refined The Premiere Tournament Kickoff 2013 Featured
The Premiere Tournament Kickoff
Featuring Award Winning Vocalist, Ida Divine & The Garvey Collective Thursday, February 28th @ Charlotte City Club. Please join your HBCU Refined Fellow Alumni to create an unforgettable experience at a distinguished venue in the heart of the Queen City, providing the opportunity to meet some of the finest men and women professionals spanning across the nation, during the tournament!

Proceeds from the Happy Hour will be donated to Sound Decisions RDS, Inc., a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. All tickets purchased by patrons will be 100% tax deductible. Purchase tickets and sponsorship packages at www.hbcurefined.org Time: 5pm-9pm
Charlotte City Club: 121 W Trade St, Suite 3100, Charlotte NC
www.hbcurefined.org

Featured Listing
The Jump Off 2013 – Welcome To Charlotte
Eddietainment The Jump Off 2013
The Jump Off 2013 – Welcome To Charlotte
Get a jump on your weekend in style at this posh restaurant and lounge. Music by DJ Biggs from D.C. and DJ Lonnie B of the Heavy Hitters. Jack Daniel’s will be on hand giving away samples and party favors. Presented by Eddietainment, Pearl Vision Group, Eddleton Events, and J&J Entertainment Group. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free before 10 p.m.; $20 after; VIP tables available.
Vapiano: 201 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
http://thejumpoff2013.eventbrite.com
www.eddietainment.com

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Ignition 2013
Eddietainment Presents Ignition 2013 Featured
Ignition 2013
Come party on two levels with two DJs: DJ Frosty from Columbia, and DJ Shogun by way of Queens. Presented by Eddietainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance; $30 to skip line.
BlackFinn (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
http://ignition2013.eventbrite.com
www.eddietainment.com

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

Tip-Off Thursday
Start your weekend off correct at this annual party, with music by Atlanta’s DJ Pnut. Presented by BestFriendz, Dynasty 5, and Pinkies Up. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $20 and up; ladies free until 11 p.m. with RSVP. Whisky River (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.tipoffthursday.com

The Trilogy
Music by DJ Fatz. Presented by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment and The Damn Salon. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission $20; VIP $40.
Cosmos Café: 300 N. College St, Charlotte, NC
http://b4l2013.eventbrite.com

Third-Annual All-Tournament Alumni Mixer
Welcoming all CIAA alumni and celebrating continued growth of the HBCU family. Enjoy an upscale vibe with live jazz from Shableek, as well as music played by DJ Rob Stacks from Richmond, Virginia. A portion of proceeds will go to the CIAA Scholarship Fund. Presented by TMB Marketing Firm. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $25.
Kalu Restaurant & Lounge: 505 E. Sixth St, Charlotte, NC
http://alltournamentmixer.eventbrite.com

The ’90s—A Love Story: Live Musical Tribute to Hip-Hop/R&B
Listen to your favorite hip-hop and R&B tunes, with performances by J Macks & The Bad Mamma Jammas. Hosted by Quentin “Q” Talley. Complimentary food will be served for the first hour, and a cash bar throughout the night. Presented by JSW Media Group. 7-10 p.m. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
Dupp & Swat: 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112B, Charlotte
http://90slovestory.eventbrite.com

*CIAA Old-School Skate Party
The CIAA presents a night of roller-skating fun for adults, to the sounds of some of your favorite old-school hip-hop and R&B music. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Visit website for ticket info.
Kate’s Skating Rink
www.ciaatournament.org

Cameo CI Kickoff Celebration
This event is for the experienced partygoer who’s ready to create memorable experiences. Party in front of one of the best views of uptown, with music by DJ Paradime. The full kitchen menu will be available. Presented by Culture19 Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 and up; VIP tables available.
Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte
www.culture19.com

CI Takeover: Welcome to Charlotte
It’s the first of three parties these promoters are putting on over the course of three nights. Music by DJ SNS. Presented by Wylie K & Friends, Seek Abundance, and KMH Group. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. $10 and up.
Charlotte Trolley Museum: 1507 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC
http://citakeover.eventbrite.com

“We Are Prodigal Son” Happy Hour and Fundraiser
Come out to this networking event and learn more about The Prodigal Son Foundation, whose mission is to empower, educate, and engage youth in North Carolina. There will be hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a DJ. 5:30-9 p.m. Free; donations accepted.
Vin Master Wine Shop: 2000 South Blvd, Suite 610, Charlotte
http://prodigalson.eventbrite.com

VSU Orange & Blue Takeover
It’s the must-attend social event for all VSU Trojans—students, alumni, and supporters. Come meet the new head football coach, Latrell Scott. Presented by Virginia State University Office of Alumni Relations. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free.
Renaissance Charlotte Suites: 2800 Coliseum Dr, Charlotte, NC
www.vsu.edu

Heaven @ Blue Part 7
It’s one of the biggest Thursday-night parties each year, providing a great atmosphere, music by DJ 06, and a live performance by The Let IT Flow Band (band goes on at 11 p.m.). Presented by Talk of the Town. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $30 and up; VIP tables available.
Blue Restaurant and Bar: 206 N. College St, Charlotte, NC
www.talkofthetownent.com

The ICE Factor: Simply the Best
Join the Ice Cold Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. at this grown and sexy event, with music by DJ Flemingo. Presented by the Alphas of Charlotte. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $30; VIP table and bottle service packages available.
Grand Central: 1000 Grand Central Ave, Charlotte, NC
www.betanulambda.org/ice-factor

Phrozen Hour
It’s the eighth-annual event, offering you a good time with music and complimentary wings and beer. Presented by the ’06 Crew. 5-9 p.m. Free.
Picasso’s Sports Café: 222 S. Church St, Charlotte, NC
www.picassossportscafe.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST

*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

Featured Listing
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

Featured Listing
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


Featured Listing
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

SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND

*Food Lion Health and Wellness Symposium
Receive healthy living and eating tips and products from experts. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Practice Court at
Time Warner Cable Arena: 333 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaatournament.org

*McDonald’s Super Saturday
This CIAA fan event features the Food Lion Miss CIAA Pageant, a DJ competition, cheerleading exhibition, musical performances, and celebrity appearances. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.
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. Noon-8 p.m. Free.
Charlotte Convention Center: 501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaatournament.org

Featured Listing
4 Your Soul Ent Featuring “CHKN GRESE” CI Saturday Day Party
The Official Get It In Saturday Day Party 2013
4 Your Soul Ent Featuring “CHKN GRESE” CI Saturday Day Party
The Ultimate Saturday Day Party Again with another Live Band “CHKN GRESE” RICHMOND, VA HOTTEST LIVE BAND! CI Weekend Saturday Day Party – March 2, 2013 @ RE:PUBLIC. Music By: CHKN GRESE – DJ Reese and 2 Bars!!! Cost: $30.00 Advance Tickets & More @ the Door – Get Yours Early. Tickets & Table Service can be purchased on-line @ www.4YourSoulEntertainment.com. Table Service MUST be purchased on-line but Tickets can be purchased while they last from the following Joe (804)229-4879, Chavez (757)613-4155, or Daryl (202)498-4943.
RE:Public: 314 N. College St, Charlotte, NC
http://www.4yoursoulentertainment.com

Featured Listing
Celebrity Red Carpet Rooftop Finale Hosted by Love & Hip Hop’s Emily B
Celebrity Red Carpet Rooftop Finale Hosted by Love Hip Hops Emily B Featured
Celebrity Red Carpet Rooftop Finale Hosted by Love & Hip Hop’s Emily B
Saturday, March 2, 2013 @ The Epicentre Pavilion Rooftop
We invite you to join us on the rooftop for an opulent celebrity red carpet affair as we conclude the weekend in grand fashion. Upon reaching the peak of the entertainment complex, you will encounter a blitz by members of the paparazzi as you tread across the red carpet. Be kind if you will and indulge our TV crews as they inquire about who you are wearing this evening.
Time: 9pm – 2am | Cost: $20+
Epicentre Rooftop Pavilion: 210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC
http://www.culture19.com

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CELEBS Day Party – March 2nd
Celebs Day Party March 2 2013 Featured
CELEBS Day Party – March 2nd
ROC Lady Entertainment Presents CELEBS Restaurant 1st Annual Day Party, featuring DJ Storm and Uptown SWAGGA, Charlotte’s own Go-Go/Hip Hop/R&B band sensation!! CELEBS is just what Charlotte has been missing; an ultra-hip lounge / restaurant in Charlotte featuring amazing food, signature drinks, a stylish atmosphere with a smooth twist. Located in the heart of Uptown, CELEBS is where professionals mix, mingle and go to be seen.

Either party inside or relax on the the patio with the perfect view of the Uptown skyline while sipping CELEBS innovative infused creations as some of the hottest mixes of Soul, Hip Hop and R&B flow in the background. 12pm-6pm
CELEBS: 445 West Trade St, Charlotte, NC
http://celebsdaypartyciaa2013.eventbrite.com

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2nd Annual “Battle Of I-95″ Extended DAY PARTY Feat CIROC BOYZ BIG TIGGER, DJ SELF (NYC) & DJ QUICKSILVA (DC) + JUELZ SANTANA Live!
The Official I95 Party 2013 570x400
http://i95party.eventbrite.com

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

Third-Annual Yacht Day Party
Party buses—serving complimentary drinks—will pick you up from the designated parking location and take you to the marina, where you’ll board the yacht. There’ll be complimentary food, a cash bar, and music by DJ E-Money. Presented by Dre’ G Entertainment. 1-6 p.m. $40-$50. Parking: 3304 Eastway Dr.; yacht departs from Kings Point Marina at Lake Norman.
http://ciaa2013yachtdayparty.eventbrite.com

The Unofficial Longest-Running Day Party
It’s a party for the “grown and sexy” and it sells out each year. A complimentary buffet will be served. Music by DJ Drake of Virginia’s Kiss FM. Presented by Prince George-Hopewell Crew. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $25 in advance.
Roxbury Nightclub: 116 W. Fifth St, Charlotte, NC
www.roxburynightclub.com

The Day Party of All Day Parties Part II
Party all day, with music by Jus Once, DJ 360, and DJ Capital J. 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

Insatiable Saturday: The Remix
Music by DJ Fatz. Presented by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment. Noon-7 p.m. General admission $20; VIP $40.
Mortimer’s Cafe & Pub (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
http://b4l2013.eventbrite.com

CI Sexy Part 2
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

Climax
DJs and celebrity guests to be announced. Presented by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission $20; VIP $40; VIP tables available.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel: 201 S. McDowell St, Charlotte, NC
http://b4l2013.eventbrite.com

*CIAA Women and Men’s Championships
After battling it out all week, the final two women’s and men’s basketball teams will compete for the tournament championship. The women’s game will be televised on Bounce TV and ESPN3, while the men’s game will be shown on ESPNU and ESPN3. Women’s 5 p.m.; men’s 8 p.m. Visit website for ticket info.
Time Warner Cable Arena: 333 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaatournament.org

*CIAA Stepshow StepOff: School vs. School
Watch talented high school steppers from Charlotte and elsewhere around North Carolina compete for the grand prize. Hosted by Miss Mykie of BET’s 106 & Park. Doors open, 5:30 p.m.; show time, 7 p.m. $20.
Grady Cole Center: 310 N. Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaastepshows.com

*CIAA Post-Tournament Party Featuring Chaka Khan
The legendary soul singer will perform some of her greatest hits. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served. A DJ and dancing will follow the concert. 10 p.m. $40 in advance.
Crown Ballroom, Charlotte Convention Center: 501 S. College St
www.ciaatournament.org
www.ez-tixx.com

Fifth Annual Day Party Red Carpet Affair
Walk the red carpet and party in style to the sounds of two DJs. Presented by Heights Entertainment. 1-10 p.m. Visit website for price info.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: 222 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
www.heightsent.com

The Ultimate Day Party
Fashion vendors will be on display. Presented by Sabrina Brooker. Noon-6 p.m. $20.
The Comedy Zone: 900 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC
www.cltcomedyzone.com

The Ultimate Night Party
Featuring a swimwear fashion show and guest appearance by Wesley Sanders of the Indianapolis Colts. Music by DJ Too Too CEO. Presented by Sabrina Brooker. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25.
The Comedy Zone: 900 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC
www.cltcomedyzone.com

Red Carpet NFL and Celebrity Day Party
Party with New York City Power 105.1 FM’s “The Breakfast Club” personalities Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee, along with music producer Polow Da Don and NFL stars DeShaun Foster, Stephen Davis, Mike Sellers, Duce Staley, Alshon Jeffery, and Melvin Ingram. Music by DJ Envy and DJ Louie V. Presented by The Breakfast Club and Southern Dynasty. 1-7 p.m. $30 and up.
Fifth Element: 500 W. Fifth St, Charlotte, NC
http://5thelementdayparty.eventbrite.com

Recess! The Day Party
Every so often the only way to rehabilitate is through unadulterated recess. Presented by Culture19 Entertainment. Noon-7 p.m. $15 and up; VIP tables available.
Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St
www.culture19.com

The Atomic Day Party
Eat, drink, party, repeat. Music by DJ Dexter Dynamite. Presented by Six Figure Entertainment and Nick “PrimeTime” Ingram. Noon-7 p.m. $10; VIP tables available.
Vapiano: 201 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
http://atomicdayciaa.eventbrite.com

Third-Annual Industry Addiction
It’s an event for musicians to network with peers in the entertainment industry and showcase their music to label executives, publicists, and consumers. Hosted by JKnowTruth; music by DJ Official. Opportunities available for artists and vendors. Presented by Street Dreamaz and Love the Truth Clothing. 4-8 p.m. $15 and up.
Tremont Music Hall: 400 W. Tremont Ave, Charlotte, NC
www.industryaddiction.com

Royale at the Ritz
The extensive contemporary art collection will serve as an inspiring backdrop for impromptu socializing while you party to music by DJ Complete and DJ Ngenius. Presented by King Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25-$55; VIP tables available.
Ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton: 201 E. Trade St
www.kingentevents.com

Centric Presents Uptown Saturday Day Party and Happy Hour
Cable television network Centric is partnering with Digital Divas for this annual day party, which caters to the 30-and-older crowd. Noon-7 p.m. $15 and up.
Blue Restaurant and Bar: 206 N. College St, Charlotte, NC
www.digitaldivasevents.com

The Reunion
Enjoy live music by The Joe Lindsay Trio, 7-10 p.m., followed by DJ Polo. Dinner menu will be available. Presented by Digital Divas. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 and up.
Blue Restaurant and Bar: 206 N. College St, Charlotte, NC
www.digitaldivasevents.com

Rooftop Sierra
You’ll feel like you’re walking on water as you dance on the glass-covered pool at this rooftop venue. Music by DJ Pyro. Presented by King Entertainment. 3-7 p.m. $15.
Hyatt House: 435 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.kingentevents.com

The LOL: Legends on Legends Day Party with DJ Jazzy Jeff
Hosted by Lorenzo “Ice Tea” Thomas, with music by DJ Darryl Krush, SGL Productions, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Presented by The Legends of Troy and Sol Kitchen. Noon. $25 and up.
Amos’ Southend: 1423 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
www.legendsoftroy.com

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

Day Party Headquarters Part 2
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

Gospel Explosion
This gospel concert will feature various talents from the Charlotte area and will be headlined by Canton Jones. Hosted by Pastor Graham. Presented by Kingdom United Productions. 7-11 p.m. $40 by Feb. 24; $50 after.
2XSalt Ministries: 1900 Queen City Dr, Charlotte, NC
http://ciaagospelexplosion.eventbrite.com

Kid Capri’s Third-Annual Celebrity Grand Finale
Party with the legendary DJ and producer Kid Capri. Enjoy music, dancing, food, and bowling. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $30.
StrikeCity (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
http://kidcapriparty.eventbrite.com

SaturDay Live II
Calling out all of the college alumni to represent for their alma maters at this day party. Food and drink menus will be available. Music by DJ Izzy Nice and DJ Twan G. Presented by Eddietainment and Friends. Noon-7 p.m. $15 in advance; $40 to skip line.
Buffalo Wild Wings at NASCAR Hall of Fame: 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
http://saturdaylive2.eventbrite.com

Celebrity Love & Hip-Hop Tournament Takeover
Come party with two of your favorite Love & Hip Hop cast members, Joe Budden and Tahiry Jose. Presented by Stovell Wade, Sherod Mccormick, and Frank Ratchford. 10 p.m.-3a.m. $20 and up.
Sheraton Airport: 3315 Scott Futrell Dr, Charlotte, NC
www.charlottehappening.com

Divas Night Out Featuring Trey Songz
It’s a night the ladies don’t want to miss, featuring chart-topping R&B singer and actor Trey Songz. Presented by Digital Divas, The Rho Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, LOC Marketing, and Prophecy Events. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $35 and up; VIP tables and cabanas available.
The Oasis Tent: 514 N. College St, Charlotte, NC
www.charlottetakeover.com

Block 300: The Finale
Party at two neighboring nightclubs, and get a lot of bang for your buck. Presented by The Sol Kitchen and Friends. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $30; VIP tables available.
Phoenix and Re:Public Nightclubs: 300 N. College St, Charlotte
www.thesolkitchen.com

Classics with Pete Rock, Young Guru, and 9th Wonder
These producers/DJs are responsible for some of the biggest songs in hip-hop, and they’re uniting for this day party. Presented by The Sol Kitchen and Friends. Noon-7 p.m. $20 and up.
Howl at the Moon (EpiCentre): 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte, NC
www.thesolkitchen.com

A Red-Carpet Event: One-Night Stand
Stroll the red carpet and come party inside this beautiful venue, featuring music by DJ Polo and DJ Von Dutch. Drink specials will be offered all night. Presented by Vic Breezy, Jessica Davis, and A-1 Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up; VIP tables available.
The Extravaganza Depot: 1610 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
www.ez-tixx.com

Jammin Jazz and Jokes
It’s an entertaining night, featuring music by jazz legend Nick Colionne and DJ Wrecka, as well as comedy by Cletus. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 in advance; VIP $45 in advance. Ballroom at the Omni Hotel, 132 E. Trade St.,
www.ez-tixx.com

The Grand Finale
You’re invited to party without breaking the bank. Featuring music by DJ Savvy, $5 drink specials, and free giveaways by Shooter Sports. Presented by DC Entertainment Group. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $25. El Veracruz Restaurant, 391 Town Centre Blvd.,
http://dceggrandfinale.eventbrite.com

Back in the Day Ol’ School Jam
Party like you used to “back in the day.” DJ Jimmy Jam of 90.1 FM will be mixing old-school R&B, hip-hop, house, and reggae hits. Presented by B and V Productions LLC. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $20 in advance. SMS Banquet Atrium, 1764 Norland Rd.,
www.bandvproductions.com

DJ Kid Capri Master Mix Day Party
Music by the legendary DJ Kid Capri and DJ Short Dogg. Presented by IMM and TC Entertainment. 1-7 p.m. $25 and up; VIP tables available. Phoenix, 300 N. College St.,
www.charlotteparties.com

Kings and Queens Day Party
Party with New York City’s Hot 97 DJ Magic and DJ Big Rob of Buffalo. Food and drink menus will be available. Presented by Star 23 Enterprise. Noon-7 p.m. $15; VIP tables available. 505 (formerly Kalu Lounge), 505 E. Sixth St.,
http://charged.fm/cidayparty2

Party in the Sky
Party on the rooftop of the EpiCentre, to music by DJ Skillz and DJ Chase. Presented by Eddietainment and WBAV 101.9 FM. Noon-6 p.m. $10 in advance; $20 to skip line. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
http://skyparty.eventbrite.com

Hot 97 Takeover
Charlotte-based recording artist C-Weav and his alumni and celebrity friends will be in the building. Music by DJ Magic of NYC’s Hot 97 and DJ Bobby Drake. Presented by The Executive Board. Noon-8 p.m. $10 in advance; VIP tables available. The Saloon at NC Music Factory, 900 Music Factory Blvd.,
http://saloondayparty.eventbrite.com

Slick Rick Grand Finale
Hip-hop legend Slick Rick hosts this party. Presented by The Executive Board. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up; VIP tables available. The Saloon at NC Music Factory, 900 Music Factory Blvd.,
http://slickrickgrandfinale.eventbrite.com

Paint the City Red Does Charlotte
Enjoy music by DJ Casper and DJ Schemes, along with live music by The Red Carpet Affair Band from D.C. Food and drink menus will be available. Presented by SMB, Goodlife Entertainment, PromoteDMV, Wylie K. and Friends, and Seek Abundance. 1-9 p.m. $20; VIP tables available. Nana’s Uptown Bar & Restaurant, 710 W. Trade St.,
http://ciaapaintthecityred.eventbrite.com

Road to Miami Takeover 2013: The Kick-Off
Party to the sounds of South Beach’s DJ Casper and DJ Phife of Texas. Food and drink menus will be available. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10; VIP tables available. Nana’s Uptown Bar & Restaurant, 710 W. Trade St.,
http://roadtomto2013.eventbrite.com

The Sour Apple Affair
Party with a 25-and-up crowd, with live music by Intimate Soul along with DJ Kraze. Apple martini specials all day. Presented by DaCave Entertainment. Noon-6 p.m. $15 in advance; $25 at the door. Crown Station, 1425 Elizabeth Ave.,
www.facebook.com/dacaveent

Seventh-Annual Championship Saturday Jazz Brunch
This annual brunch features a popular jazz ensemble and a delectable brunch menu. There will also be prize giveaways. Presented by Charlotte’s Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity alumni. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $40 in advance. McCormick & Schmick’s, 200 S. Tryon St.,
www.cltkappas.com/brunch

Cufflinks & Cocktails: The Day Party
This popular, monthly cocktail social event goes dayside for tournament weekend. There’ll be two parties in one, with VIP featuring a private bar, a private DJ, and complimentary dessert bar. Music by DJ Moe and DJ Justice. Presented by Charlotte’s Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity alumni. Noon-6 p.m. $25 in advance; $50 VIP. Enso Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
www.cufflinksandcocktails.com

Speed III
This NASCAR racing-inspired party will feature a live concert by the Black Alley Band from D.C., along with music by DJ Frosty and So So Def’s DJ Shakim. Presented by Six Figure Entertainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $30; VIP tables available. NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
www.sixfigureentertainment.com

Mike Vick Star-Studded Day Affair
Party with the star NFL quarterback. Hosted by model Delicia Cordon, with music by DJ Total Reck. Presented by Team Dropzone and Team Vick Foundation. Noon-6 p.m. $25 and up. Societe, 1202 Charlottetowne Ave.,
http://mikevickdayaffair.eventbrite.com

The Forbidden Kingdom
Hosted by model Delicia Cordon, with music by DJ Twan-G and DJ Total Reck. Presented by Team Dropzone and SMG. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up. Enso, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
http://forbiddenkingdom.eventbrite.com

Drake
This YMCMB/OVO rapper is one of the biggest artists in music, and you get to party with him. Presented by Sport E. Odie, Russel Payton, and AG Entertainment. 8 p.m.-5 a.m. $40 and up. Cameo at Daisy Dooks, 3049 Scott Futrell Dr.,
www.charlottecitakeover.com

RAMS 2013 Brick House Party
Turn it out with DJ Hollywood of Atlanta, and party with your fellow HBCU alumni. Prizes and party favors will be given away. Presented by WSSU, University Advancement. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance. Grand Ballroom at Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St.,
www.wssu.edu/tickets

All Gold Everything Party with Trinidad James
Trinidad James, who burst onto the scene last summer with one of the hottest mixtapes and biggest songs in the clubs, hosts this party. Presented by South Coast Marketing. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Admission costs varies. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
http://suitetrinidadjames.eventbrite.com

Ludacris Makes His CI Debut
The Hotlanta rapper and actor comes to tournament week for the first time. Presented by QC Exclusive Promotions. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Admission costs varies. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
http://ludacrissatnight.eventbrite.com

Party at the Trolley Museum
It’s a day party to remember. Your admission includes all you can eat and an open bar. Proceeds benefit NCCU Athletics. Presented by the Eagle Athletic Foundation. 1-5 p.m. $40. Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum, 1507 Camden Rd.,
www.nccueaf.org

Breakfast Jam II
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

Hiatus
Join your host Chris L. Davis Agency and many of his distinguished guests as they party the night away. Music by DJ Jay Claxton and DJ Crush Groovey. Presented by Eddietainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 and up in advance; VIP available. Vida, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.,
www.eddietainment.com

The Flashback Finale and Viewing Party
Get your party on with DJ Jay Nice from the Triad and DJ Krazy T from Buffalo, New York. The basketball tournament will be shown on several large screens. Presented by Eddietainment. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 and up in advance. Buffalo Wild Wings at NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
www.eddietainment.com

The Omegas Day Party with MC Lyte
The legendary MC Lyte will DJ this party. Presented by the Omegas of Charlotte. 1 p.m. $15 in advance; VIP tables available. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St.,
www.ez-tixx.com

The Braxton Show
Hosted by the Braxtons, with music by DJ Biz Markie. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance; VIP tables available. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St.
www.ez-tixx.com

Saturday Night at the Westin
Hosted by celebrity model Gloria Velez, with special guest. Music by DJ Bro Rabb, DJ Deron Juan, and DJ Precise. Presented by Velvet Entertainment & the A List. Sponsored by Remy Martin. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission $40, VIP $60. The Westin Charlotte Hotel, 601 S. College St.,
www.avelvetlist.com

*CIAA Championship Celebration with Anthony Hamilton
Platinum-selling singer and Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton will perform at this event. Also featuring DJ Skillz, comedian Tone-X, VH1 Basketball Wives LA’s Draya Michelle, 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_Saturday_event.html

SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD

Panache—It’s Just Brunch
Gather your friends and family for this annual farewell brunch, with live jazz by The Joe Lindsay Trio. Order food from the à la carte menu and enjoy great cocktails. Presented by Digital Divas. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission; reservations suggested by calling 704-338-9444.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: 222 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
www.digitaldivasevents.com

*CIAA Toyota Fan Experience/Champions Day
It’s the official conclusion of the 2013 CIAA Tournament, featuring fun and activities for fans, including prize giveaways, car displays, video games and interactive zones, celebrity appearances, and performances by popular musicians. Noon-5 p.m. Free.
Charlotte Convention Center: 501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC
www.ciaatournament.org

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