Check out our gigantic list of parties happening in Charlotte for the annual CIAA basketball tournament. This list will be continually updated, so keep checking back for more events. (Want to be listed? Please e-mail email@example.com.)
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Tuesday Night Jazz: Tournament Kickoff Jazz Diva Events and CBS Radio presents a night of contemporary jazz performed by Eric Darius. For tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4913734111. $25. Tues., Feb. 26, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Label, 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.www.labelcharlotte.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Kitchapalooza: The Tournament Edition 2013 Weekly party, Pop Life presents this party with two buildings, one alley and five DJs. Dress code enforced. 25 and up suggested. For VIP tables, call Tami at 980-322-9859 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com. Wed., Feb. 27, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Held at Phoenix and RE:Public at District 300, corner of 6th Street & N. College Street.
CI 2013 Kickoff Party CIAA kickoff party with music from DJ Base at Dream Nightclub. The kitchen will be open and parking is free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.clt2013.eventbrite.com. Wed., Feb. 27, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Dream Nightclub, 11329 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-246-8816. www.dreamnc.com.
CIAA Bowling Party Mixer The party features bowling, line dancing, a bowling tournament, old-school games and more. For more information, call 704-596-4736. $20 in advance. Wed., Feb. 27, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. AMF University Lanes, 5900 N. Tryon St. 704-596-4736. www.amf.com/universitylanesnc.
We Are Hair Affair In conjunction with Friends of Education, and the TOJ Foundation, Da Lucky Spot Barbershop is hosting this hair show that will showcase the latest in precision cuts, techniques and hairstyles, and unite local barbers for a cause - to bridge the financial gap for aspiring barbers. $15. Wed., Feb. 27, 8 p.m. McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Digital Divas & Flash Back Production Present: The Ultimate Alumni Day Party Featuring DJ Drake from
Power 92 & 105 F.M. in Richmond, VA. For tickets, VIP seating or more information, visit, www.digitaldivasevents.com or call 704-942-4518. Consider the $30 Combo pack with tickets to both Thursday events (Alumni Day Party & Throwback Thursday featuring BBD & SWV). $5-$10. Thurs., Feb. 28, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oasis Party @ The Tent, 514 N. College St.
Tip-Off Party WPEG presents this day party hosted by Mr. Incognito and QCB. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://tip-offdayparty.eventbrite.com/. Thurs., Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St.
Digital Divas & Friends Presents "Throwback Thursdays - The 90's to Now Edition" Featuring performances by BBD & SWV, two groups that dominated the air waves in the '90s. Hosted by Ronnie Devoe. VIP Cabana's available (they seat eight people and include bottle service, couches and more). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com or email email@example.com or call 704-942-4518. Thurs., Feb. 28. Oasis Party @ The Tent, 514 College St.
3rd Annual All-Tournament Alumni Mixer Celebrating the continued growth of the HBCU family. An upscale vibe with live jazz band (Charlotte's own, Shableek & Uncommon Live Jazz) and DJ (Rob Stacks). Special appearance by CIAA commissioner Jacquie Carpenter and other celebrity alumni guests. Portion of proceeds benefit the CIAA Scholarship Fund. Presented by TMB Marketing Firm. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://alltournamentmixer.eventbrite.com. $25 in advance. Thurs., Feb. 28, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Kalu, 505 E. 6th St. 704-910-4877. www.kalunc.com.
Champions CIAA 2013 The ultimate HUBC alumni bash, featuring music by Atlanta's DJ Hollywood. Presented by Winston Salem State University National Alumni Association. For more information, visit http://wssunaaciaa2013.eventbrite.com. $20 in advance. Thurs., Feb. 28, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St., Charlotte. 800-359-3204. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cltcc-charlotte-marriott-city-center/.
CIAA Old School Skate Party Earthquake Productions presents this CIAA skate party hosted by Fly Ty and featuring DJ Stacey Blackman. For more information, call 704-821-7465 or visit www.ciaastepshows.com or http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5035459194/es2003/?rank=19. $20 in advance. Thurs., Feb. 28, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Kate's Skating Rink, 14500 Independence Blvd., Indian Trail. 704-821-7465. www.katesskating.com.
Dana Dane Performing Live Hip-hop artist Dana Dane performs live at Dream Nightclub. The kitchen will be open and parking is free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.clt2013.eventbrite.com. Thurs., Feb. 28, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Dream Nightclub, 11329 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-246-8816. www.dreamnc.com.
3rd Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival The CBFF will feature three days of screenings, workshops, lectures and panel discussions, networking functions, and an awards ceremony for works by African-American filmmakers. Thurs., Feb. 28-Sat. March 2. For more information on scheduled events and ticket prices, visit www.charlotteblackfilmfestival.com.
The 'Stache House Bar & Lounge held its grand opening on Jan. 26, 2013. The Queen City's newest bar has created a modern twist on the Victorian-style speakeasy thanks to the classic symbol of the mustache. The lounge is located at 1520 South Blvd. (Photos by Lucky Austin)
Mez held a farewell party on its final night open on Jan. 19, 2013. (Photos by Kennieth Holmes)
A Snow Bunny Bikini Fashion Show was held at Suite on Jan. 18, 2013. (Photos by Jeaumane McIntosh)
Whisky River crowned its Boots & Bikinis winner for 2012 on Jan. 8, 2013. (Photos by Jeaumane McIntosh)
New Year's Eve at Label was, to put it mildly, stylish and classy. (Photos by Kennieth Holmes)
Mez hosted a Black Tie Ball on New Year's Eve (courtesy of db Promotions and Sounds of Anarchy LV), featuring DJ Rowshay and aerial performance by Caroline Calouche. (Photos by Kennieth Holmes)