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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Big List: CIAA 2014 parties galore

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Check out our massive 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 email anita.overcash@creativeloafing.com.)

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Tuesday, Feb. 25
The Happiest Hours: After Work Tournament Mixer The Sol Kitchen has arranged a series of neo-soul and hip-hop classics and a celebrity performance by DJ Shogun. RSVP at 704-971-7878 or party@suitecharlotte.com. Free admission by 9 p.m. Feb. 25, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. www.suitecharlotte.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
Frolic: The Social Climb - A Boss Lady Collaboration Talk of the Town, Digital Divas, The Jazz Diva & The Urban League of Central Carolinas present this event with live jazz and R&B. Featuring The Shades of Brown Trio and DJ Flemingo on turntables. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "The 2014 Upgrade: Charlotte's Tournament Weekend #2014CIWeekendTURNED UP!" or click here. Feb. 26, 6 p.m. SIP, 200 North Tryon St. 704-334-3315. www.sipcharlotte.com.

Kitchapalooza 3: Tournament Edition 2014 Pop Life party with three buildings (Cosmos, Phoenix and Re:Public), one alley one host (Power 98's No Limit Larry) and six DJs (DJ Skillz, DJ Shaun Nyce, DJ Hot Rod, DJ Ngenius, DJ CK & DJ 360). For tables and bottle service, call Tami at 980-322-9859. Free admission. Feb. 26, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 300 N. College St. www.thesolkitchen.com/category/ciaa/.

R&B Soul Live Comedy Showcase Tournament Tip Off The event will feature comedians Jawan Charley, Fred "Foodstamp" Davis, Amanda Pollard and D Blake. Hosted by Fly Ty. Music by DJ Krazy T and Charlton Band. $5 drink specials. Food available all night. For more information, call 704-649-4253. Feb. 26, doors open at 8 p.m.; show at 9:30 p.m. Mynt Restaurant & Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St.

Thursday, Feb. 27
DAY PARTIES
CIAA Career Expo 2014 The CIAA Career Expo is designed to provide employers, recruitment officers and graduate school recruiter representatives with the opportunity to meet graduation candidates, recent graduates and current students from the CIAA member-schools and other local universities in the Charlotte area. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "CIAA Career Expo 2014" or click here. Feb. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.

CIAA Tip-Off Spectacular Day Party WPEG Power 98 presents this day party hosted by DJ Incognito. For tickets, call 704-971-7878 or visit www.eventbrite.com and search "CIAA Tip-Off Spectacular Day Party at SUITE" or click here. Feb. 27, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-7878. www.suitecharlotte.com.

NIGHT PARTIES
Speed Fling (Sophisticated and Sexy) This event is for singles. Buffet is included in admission price and there will be drink specials for $5. Presented by Thick & Curvy Productions along with Romance Assistant LLC. To register, email ciaaspeedfling@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "CIAA 2014 Speed Fling (Sophisticated and Sexy)" or click here. Feb. 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Da Spot Bar and Grill, 3148 Freedom Drive.

Comedy "Tip Off" Party Power 98 and Under Rated Ent. present this party with live music Nitara and her band, a comedy show from Tyrone Burston, a live performance from C Benj and DJ Tab D'Bia$$I of Power 98. There will also be contests with free gifts, a cash bar with drink specials, a photo booth (Mario Duvall Photography) and a VIP section. Dress code is "classy, grown and sexy." For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "CIAA Comedy Tip Off Party w/DJ TAB D'BIA$$I of Power 98 & Under Rated Ent" or click here. $30 per person for general admission; $75 for VIP. Feb. 27, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ultra Lounge, 2815 Crisman St.

CIAA Old-School Skate Party With DJ Kool The event, hosted by Olympia Dee, features roller-skating and old-school hip-hop and R&B provided by DJ Kool. For more information, visit www.ciaaskateparty.com. $20. Feb. 27, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Kate's Skating Rink, 14500 Independence Blvd., Indian Trail. 704-821-7465. www.katesskating.com.

The Men Will Be Everywhere The Nickel Bar presents four days of nonstop parties, featuring sexy entertainers from San Diego, Calif., D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Feb. 27-March 2. The Nickel Bar, 2817 Rozzelles Ferry Road. For more information, visit www.thenickelbar.com.

Hysteria at Studio Movie Grill Presented by King & MAZ Entertainment. The "sexy yet sinful, classic, yet very contemporary" party features DJ Paradime. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Hysteria at Studio Movie Grill (EpiCentre) - CIAA Weekend 2014" or click here. For more information, visit www.kingentevents.com. Feb. 27, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Studio Movie Grill (EpiCentre), 210 E. Trade St., Suite D290. 704-688-2400. www.studiomoviegrill.com.

DJ Clue "The Professional" The party features headliner DJ Clue and an opening set by DJ 360. For tables, call Shane at 704-526-5845 or email party@suitecharlotte.com. For tickets, visit www.solkitchendjclue.eventbrite.com. Feb. 27, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-7878. www.suitecharlotte.com.

Heaven at Blue Restaurant Talk of the Town presents this party featuring DJ 06 (8 p.m.), The Let It Flow Band (11 p.m.). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.talkofthetownent.com. Feb. 27, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Blue Restaurant & Bar, 214 N. Tryon St. 704-927-2583. www.bluecharlotte.com.

The Jump Off This party, presented by Eddietainment Inc., Pearl Vision Group, Eddleton Events, and J&J Entertainment, features music from DJ Biggs of Washington, D.C. and DJ Lonnie B of Virginia. Also viewing Scandal. For table reservations and bottle service, contact Eddie at eddiet456@gmail.com. Free admission before 9 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "The Charlotte Jump Off 2014" or click here. Feb. 27, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St. 704-332-2440. www.vapiano.com.

Where the Mature Mingle The party, presented by Brothers 4 Life, will feature music by DJ Fatz. Ladies get in free before 11 p.m. with RSVP. For tickets or to RSVP, visit www.b4life-ent.com. Feb. 27, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cosmos Cafe, 300 N. College St., Suite 101. 704-372-3553. www.cosmoscafe.com.

Premiere Weekend Tipoff Culture 19 and Anthony Bruno presents this party with music by DJ Flash. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.culture19.com. For VIP and bottle service, call 704-438-9746. Feb. 27, 9 p.m. Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-8432. www.vidacantina.com.

Ignition 2014 The party, presented by Eddietainment, features music by DJ Bobby Drake, DJ Shogun and DJ Chris McGregory. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Ignition 2014" or click here. Feb. 27, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon, 210 E. Trade St., Suite B-120. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

Old School/New School Party The party is hosted by the Tanglewood Crew. For more information, visit http://get.crowntickets.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=651. Feb. 27, 9 p.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-391-8909. www.tempocharlotte.com.

Liv hosted by Meek Mills + Erica Mena For those who have nailed down the art of eye-fucking, hip-hop artist Meek Mills and Love & Hip-Hop's Erica Mena will be hosting this party at Label. $35 and up. Feb. 27, Doors at 9 p.m. Label, 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd. Tickets available on Eventbrite.com.

The Takeover The party, presented by GLand Entertainment, features Jim Jones, Freekey Zekey, Natalie Hun. Hosted by Bad Girls Club. For tickets/information, call 704-726-2313 or visit www.eventbrite.com and www.g-land-entertainment.com. Feb. 27. Midnite Rodeo, 9607 Albemarle Road.

Pink Groove IX: Scandal Edition The party, presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Rho Psi Omega chapter, features music by DJ Skillz and DJ DR. Scandal party on the rooftop. For more information, visit www.rhopsiomega.org/events. $35 and up. Feb. 27, 9 p.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St.

4th Annual ALL-Tournament Alumni Mixer: Party With A Purpose Featuring the live jazz band of Grammy winner Anthony Hamilton and Grammy nominated Tamia, Innertwyned Music Group and the music of Virginia's DJ Rob Stacks on the turntables. View the new season of hit television show Scandal upstairs in the new hookah lounge. Food and drink specials all night long. $20 and up. Feb. 27, 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.alltournamentmixer.eventbrite.com.


Friday, Feb. 28
DAY PARTIES
SoL: Day Party at Crave Dessert Bar This day party, presented by Forward Vision Group, will feature food, hookahs and live music from DJ Cuzzin B. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "ForWard Vision Group | SoL: The Hottest DAY Party @ Crave Dessert Bar" or click here. Feb. 28, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. 5th St. 704-335-0588. www.cravedessertbar.com.

Top of the Top Day Party The day party, presented by Culture 19 and Anthony Burno, is held on EpiCentre's rooftop. Enclosed and heated. "Smart, casual attire" is requested. For bottle service and information, call 704-438-9746 or visit www.culture19.com. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. www.pavilionatepicentre.com.

JetSet V: The Day Party The day party features DJ Blord. For tables, call Vinny at 980-229-8948. For tickets, click here. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Studio Movie Grill EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., Suite D290. 704-688-2400. www.studiomoviegrill.com.

Ninth Annual Déjà Vu Day Party Digital Divas presents this day party with music from DJ Daddy D. Lunch menu and VIP seating available. For more information, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com. Feb. 28, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Blue Restaurant & Bar, 214 N. Tryon St. www.bluecharlotte.com.

4Play Friday This day party, presented by Bestfriendz Dynasty5 and KB, features a live performance by The Let it Flow Band, DC's infamous go-go band and music from DJ Bro- Rabb. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "4Play Friday" or click here. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. 704-749-1097. www.thewhiskyriver.com.

Innocence Lost Day Party Brothers 4 Life Entertainment presents this day party with music by DJ Fatz. For more information, visit www.b4life-ent.com. $20 in advance. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar, 210 E. Trade St., Suite A-108. www.ensocharlotte.com.

The Epitome Day Party Brothers 4 Life Entertainment presents this day party with music by DJ Highrise. Noon-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.b4life-ent.com. $20 in advance. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mortimer's Cafe and Pub, 210 E. Trade St. www.mortimerspub.com.

The New York Connection Old School Mix & Mingle Tournament Day Party 30-and-up party with music by DJ Stacey Blackman of Charlotte's 105.3 FM and DJ Aaron S of New York City. Presented by The New York Connection. Hosted by Jessie Scott, Steve Fountain and Charlie Davis. VIP packages available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "The New York Connection Old School Mix & Mingle Tournament Day Party 2014" or click here. $20 in advance. Feb. 28, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tanner's Bistro and Lounge, 505 E. 6th St.

TRYST: Brunch & Day Party Eddietainment, A.C.T. Productions and Dynasty 5 present this day party with music by DJ Paradime and DJ Tayrock from Atlanta. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "TRYST: Brunch & Day Party" or click here. Free admission before 1 p.m. Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St.

Midday Madness Day Party The party is hosted by the Tanglewood Crew. For more information, visit http://get.crowntickets.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=651. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-391-8909. www.tempocharlotte.com.

University City Elite Day Party Vallo Corporation and Songstress Event Mgt. present this day party with music by DJ Turk Nice. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "University City Elite Day Party Tournament Weekend" or click here. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kabuto Japanese SteakHouse & Sushi Bar, 1001 East W.T. Harris Blvd.

We Put On For Our City Pt. 7 with DJ Biz Markie The day party, presented by 4Ever Ent., features music by DJ Biz Markie. VIP tables available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "We Put On For Your City Pt. 7 w/ DJ Biz Markie" or click here. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St. www.privilegecharlotte.com.

The Day Party of All Day Parties, Part 1 This day party, presented by BossMan Entertainment, features music by DJ 360, DJ Hollywood, and DJ Pete James. VIP booths available. For more information, visit www.bossmanentertainment.org. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dillinger's Taproom, 214 N. Church St.

Sun Kiss Day Party The day party, presented by Blue Goose Entertainment, will feature music by DJ 360. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Pardi Gras 2014: Charlotte Tournament Weekend" or click here. $10 and up. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon, 210 E. Trade St., Suite B-120. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

Flyy Day at Bubble The day party, presented by Blue Goose Entertainment, features music by DJ Complete. Tapas menu available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Pardi Gras 2014: Charlotte Tournament Weekend" or click here. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bubble, 210 E Trade St. 704-733-9427. www.bubblecharlotte.com.

Dayhem at Howl at the Moon The day party, presented by Blue Goose Entertainment, features music by DJ Skillz and DJ DR. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Pardi Gras 2014: Charlotte Tournament Weekend" or click here. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Howl At The Moon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-936-4695. www.howlatthemoon.com.

Watch the Throne: CIAA Greek Step Show Day Party An official day party of the CIAA with two DJs, two levels, and a heated patio. For more information, visit www.ciaastepshows.com/dayparty.html. $10 in advance. Feb. 28, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. RiRa, 208 N Tryon St.

SeduceHer Hosted by VH1's Love and Hip-Hop's Erica Mena with guest DJ LRenee. Presented by Sophisticated Lyfe Entertainment and InHerCircle. For more information, visit www.sleciaalgbt.eventbrite.com. $15 and up. Feb. 28, 9:30 p.m. Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave.

Grown Folks Day Party: The Mix and Mingle Edition Live DJ, free food and food (while supplies last). $10 in advance. For more information, call 704-649-4253 or 704-606-4746. For tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. Feb. 28, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Private Affairs of Charlotte, 901 N. Tryon St., Suite E.

NIGHT PARTIES:
50 Shades of Blue Volume II The party features music from DJ C-Rob, a late-night menu, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. Presented by Dre Brown, James Rickmond, and Herb and Felicia Gray. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "50 Shades of Blue" or click here. For additional information and VIP, email rickmondmedia@gmail.com. $20 and up in advance. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Blue, 214 N. Tryon St. www.bluecharlotte.com.

The Legends Ball with Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, and Big Daddy Kane Lou LV and Big Tex present this party with Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, and Big Daddy Kane. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Slick Rick + Doug E. Fresh + Big Daddy"or click here. $20 and up in advance. March 1, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Studio Movie Grill EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., Suite D290. 704-688-2400. www.studiomoviegrill.com.

All Black Affair Presented by Best Friendz Entertainment. Music by Atlanta's DJ Tay-Rock and DJ Quest (Monster DJ). Complimentary margaritas with each table. For more information, visit www.theallblackaffair.com. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "All Black Affair..CIAA Edition @ Vida" or click here. Feb. 28, 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-8432. www.vidacantina.com.

Billionaires Boys Club: Hosted By Diddy and Rick Ross Kobe Jordan presents this party hosted by Diddy and Rick Ross. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Billionaires Boys Club Hosted By P.Diddy & Rick Ross" or click here. $70 in advance. Feb. 28, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. QC Live Center Charlotte, 8801 East W.T. Harris Blvd.

Fifth Annual Old School Gathering The 2014 fifth annual Old School Gathering (formerly the South Mecklenburg high school alumni party) features a DJ, a spade tournament, free food, cash bar and free parking. For more information, contact Gerald "Fats" Lewis at 704-620-2986 or golewis69@gmail.com, Phillip Wallace at 704-567-8712 or prw5822@gmail.com and Naomia "Cudda" Sims at 704-299-6492. naomia.c.sims@bankofamerica.com. $20-$25; $5 off at the door with six canned goods. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Rameses Temple, 4919 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte.

Flirtatious Fridays The party is held at Tempo. For more information, visit http://get.crowntickets.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=651. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-391-8909. www.tempocharlotte.com.

The Epitome Night Party Brothers 4 Life Entertainment presents this party with music by DJ Fatz. For more information, visit www.b4life-ent.com. $20 in advance. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mortimer's Cafe and Pub, 210 E. Trade St. www.mortimerspub.com.

DJ Kool's Ole Skool Hip-Hop Take-Over Hosted by DC's go-go DJ, DJ Kool with Gooset Brown and Coco. Feb. 28, 8 p.m. For more information, call www.eventbrite.com and search "DJ Kool's Ole Skool Hip-Hop Take-Over" or click here. For questions, call 704-614-6214. Vibrations, 5237 Albemarle Road.

Crown at Osso The party is presented by Culture19 and Anthony Burno. For bottle service, call 704-438-9746. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.culture19.com. Feb. 28. Osso Restaurant & Lounge, 1000 N.C. Music Factory Blvd. 704-971-0550. www.ossocharlotte.com.

Kevin Hart + Biz Markie The party features comedian Kevin Hart, Biz Markie, DJ PNut and Eddie Owens. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Kevin Hart + Doug E Fresh + Biz Markie + Big Daddy Kane host CI Weeeknd" or click here. $30. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Urban Garden, 150 N. College St.

Friday Night Live 4 The party, presented by Eddietainment Inc., features three DJs - DJ DeRon Juan of 102 Jamz; DJ Lonnie B. of Virginia; and DJ Crush Groovey of Virginia. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Friday Night Live 4." or click here. $15 and up. Feb. 28, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon, 210 E. Trade St., Suite B-120. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

I Love the '90s with DJ Jazzy Jeff This party, presented by Dynasty 5, The Sol Kitchen, and Bestfriendz, is hosted by Skillz and features music from DJ Jazzy Jeff. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "I Luv the 90s." Feb. 28, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Omni Hotel Charlotte, 132 E. Trade St.

Love & Legends: Friday Uncutt The party, presented by Talk of the Town, DC Connection, LK, R&R Productions and Dynasty 5, is hosted by Big Daddy Kane and features Amina Buddafly and Peter Gunz. Music by DJ Flemingo and DJ Big Cutz. For more information, visit www.loveandlegends.eventbrite.com. Feb. 28, 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. The Saloon, 935 N.C. Music Factory Blvd. www.thesalooncharlotte.com.

Tournament Takeover w/ DJ Whoo Kid The Sol Kitchen, Fab 5 Entertainment & PrimePlayboy Ent. present this party with DJ Whoo Kid. For tables, call Nour at 973-873-0133. For tickets, click here. Feb. 28, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. X Night Club, 950 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.

The Black Pak Party The party features house music from DJ Boolumaster. For more information, visit www.blackpakparty.com. $30. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St.

Sound Of Applause Black Linen Entertainment and Sound 1 Production host this party with music by DJ Bro Rabb and DJ Frosty. Presented by Eddietainment Inc. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Sound of Applause"or click here. $15 in advance. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St. www.vapiano.com.

Step Show Throwdown: Greeks vs. Greeks Steppers from fraternities and sororities representing HBCUs from around the country come together for this competition. Hosted by Power 98's No Limit Larry and presented by McDonald's. Doors open 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.ciaastepshows.com. Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive.

Su Casa: The Grapes + Pancakes Party & Prince Tribute The party features soul, house, Afrobeat and more from Su Casa resident DJ Justice and That Guy Smitty. Prince vids screening all night. $10. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. www.dharmacharlotte.com.

Old School Gathering The party, presented by A Fat Boy Production, features music by DJ Krazy, hors d'oeuvres, a spades tournament, and door prizes. For more information, visit www.afatboyproduction.com. $20-$25. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Rameses Temple, 4919 Beatties Ford Road.

Party with a Purpose All proceeds raised from this party will benefit A Child's Place, a nonprofit that helps child homelessness. Music by DJ Mark. Presented by Rudy and Natalie Brown, Ramona Halloway, Dirty Eight Productions, and BLT Steak. For more information, visit www.achildsplace.org/partywithapurpose. $50 in advance; $60 at the door. Feb. 28, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. BLT Steak (Located inside the Ritz-Carlton), 110 N. College St. www.e2hospitality.com/blt-steak-charlotte/‎.

Pandemonium: Step Show After-Party CIAA's official step show after-party. For more information, visit www.ciaastepshows.com/afterparty.html. $15 and up. Feb. 28, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Re:Public, 314 N. College St.

The Show with Doug E. Fresh The party features Doug E. Fresh. VIP tables available. For more information, visit www.privilegecharlotte.com. $15 and up. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St.

True School at Howl at the Moon This throw back party, presented by Blue Goose Entertainment, features 9th Wonder, DJ Cuzzin B and DJ Face. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Pardi Gras 2014: Charlotte Tournament Weekend" or click here. Feb. 28, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Howl At The Moon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-936-4695. www.howlatthemoon.com.

R Kelly The party, presented by Vanity Charlotte, is hosted by R Kelly. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "R Kelly Vanity Nightclub Friday Night Tournament Weekend" or click here. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Vanity Nightclub, 500 W. 5th St.

Tournament Friday w/ Young Jeezy The party features Young Jeezy. $40. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. www.labelcharlotte.com.

SU! This party, presented by BossMan Entertainment and the WSSU Alumni Association, features go-go sounds from Jus Once and hip hop and R&B from DJ Hollywood. For more information, visit www.bossmanentertainment.org. $25 in advance; $50 for VIP admission. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St.

#Turnup at Strike City The party, presented by Blue Goose Entertainment, feature music by DJ Shaun Nyce. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Pardi Gras 2014: Charlotte Tournament Weekend" or click here. Feb. 28, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. 704-716-9300. www.strikecitycharlotte.com.

SeduceHER Hosted by VH1's Love & Hip-Hop's Erica Mena with guest DJ LRenee. Presented by Sophisticated Lyfe Entertainment and InHerCircle. $15 and up. Feb. 28, 9:30 p.m. Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave. All advance tickets and information available at www.sleciaalgbt.eventbrite.com.

The Warm Up $10 in advance. Feb. 28, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. L4 Lounge, 2906 Central Ave. $10 advance tickets at White Rabbit (920 Central Ave.) or contact Crys Melton 919-931-3396, Dra 704-615-3147 or Blaze 336-587-0052.

Fashion Fridays Presented by Socialite Entertainment Inc. $10 and up. Feb. 28, 10 p.m. Ultra Lounge, 2815 Crisman St. 704-290-7318. www.ciaafashionfriday.ticketleap.com.

Return of the X Tour The party, presented by GLand Entertainment, features DMX, Mr. Cheeks, AZ. For tickets/information, call 704-726-2313 or visit www.eventbrite.com and/or www.g-land-entertainment.com. Feb. 28. Midnite Rodeo, 9607 Albemarle Road.

9th Annual Day Party Headquarters - Turned Up The party, presented by Talk of the Town, LK, R&R Productions, is hosted by Big Tigger and Tap Money. To purchase tickets, visit www.talkofthetownent.com. $20 and up in advance. Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Saloon, 935 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.

Saturday, March 1
DAY PARTIES
CIAA Fan Experience. Presented by Toyota, this experience features prize and ticket giveaways, celebrity appearances, car displays, video games and interactive zones, cooking exhibitions, and hip-hop and R&B performances by popular artists. Free admission, March 1, 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Charlotte Convention Center, Halls A and B, 501 S. College St. Check out theciaa.com for more.

Coors Light Official CIAA Day Party. March 1, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. See theciaa.com to learn more.

Doug E. Fresh Groove The "fresh groove" day party starring Doug E. Fresh along with Durham's DJ Bro-Rabb and DJ Lil Bee. Presented by Six Figure Entertainment. VIP lounge and table seatings available. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Doug E. Fresh Groove CIAA" or click here. March 1, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, 551 South Tryon St.

Eighth Annual Uptown Saturday. Ages 30 and older preferred at this day party brought to you by Digital Divas. Features a lunch menu, a large bar and music by DJ Polo. $20 and up; VIP available; March 1, 1-8 p.m., Blue Restaurant and Bar, 206 N. College St. For details, visit digitaldivasevents.com.

Cufflinks and Cocktails: The Day Party. Brought to you by the Charlotte Kappas, this sophisticated monthly event has a CIAA twist. Music by DJ Moe. $20 and up in advance. March 1, 1-6 p.m., Enso Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, at the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. For more information visit cufflinksandcocktails.com.

Second Annual Inspire Models and BMW-Ducati Fashion Fundraiser The event features a fashion runway show with the work of several local designers, a live jazz saxophonist and DJ, a silent auction, a live photography contest, refreshments, cocktails and more. Celebrity host is Rihanna's new stylist and winner of Bravo's Styled to Rock reality show, Mr. Sergio Hudson. Proceeds from the event will go to Headbands of Hope and The Levine Children's Hospital to help fight childhood cancer. For more information, visit www.inspire-models.com. March 1, 1-5 p.m. BMW-Ducati Motorcycles of Charlotte, 731 Westinghouse Blvd.

The AKA Day Party Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Psi Omega Chapter present this party with DJ Hot Rod and DJ Skillz. For VIP tables, call Shawn at 704-450-4631. Powered by King Entertainment, Round Table & The Sol Kitchen. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com/category/ciaa/. March 1, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. www.labelcharlotte.com.

The Ultimate Day Party DMV's DJ Quicksilva vs. Atlanta's DJ Pnut. For tables, call Vinny at 980-229-8948 or email vmehovic@studiomoviegrill.com. For more information, visit www.eventbee.com/v/theultimatedayparty. March 1, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Studio Movie Grill EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., Suite D290. 704-688-2400. www.studiomoviegrill.com.

The Ultimate Day Party: Saturday Edition WBAV 101.9 FM, Charlotte's old school and R&B station, presents this day party at a champagne bar and lounge. Music by DJ Chase. $15 in advance, VIP available. March 1, 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Bubble Charlotte, 210 E. Trade St. For tickets visit wbavbubble.eventbrite.com.

All-Star Go-Go Day Party: Eighth Annual DMV Go-Go Takeover This day party features live music by Sugar Bear and EU, and with performances by Ms. Yendy and The &ffiliated Project. $40 and up. March 1, 1-6 p.m., Picasso's Sports Café, 222 S. Church St. Purchase tickets at dmvgogotakeover2014.eventbrite.com.

DJ Kid Capri's Annual Master of the Mix Day Party This party, presented by Harding Law, TC Entertainment and IMM, features music by the legendary Kid Capri. $30 and up in advance, VIP tables available. March 1, 1-7 p.m., Phoenix Nightclub, 300 N. College St. For more information check out charlotteparties.com.

PanDaymonium Day Party This two-room day party will have two DJs and a "fresh and fabulous" dress code. $10 in advance; VIP tables available, March 1, 1-6 p.m., Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St. For tickets, see pandaymonium-dayparty-2k14.eventbrite.com.

Fourth Times A Charm Yacht Day Party Party buses will pick up guests (from 3304 Eastway Drive) via bus and head towards the yacht at Kings Point Marina. The party will feature DJ E-Money and there will be a cash bar and free. Afterwards the party buses will return to the pickup location. $35. March 1, 2:30-8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "4th Times A Charm CIAA Yacht Day Party" or click here.

Sexy Saturday Day Party With Yandy Smith GLand Entertainment presents this day party with host Yandy Smith. Music by DJ Ron G and DJ Doo Wop. For booth or bottle service call, 704-726-2313 or email g_land_entertainment@yahoo.com or calstonhcc@yahoo.com. For more information, visit www.g-land-entertainment.com. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "CIAA 2014 Sexy Saturday Day Party With Host Yandy Smith" or click here. March 1, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Midnite Rodeo, 9607 Albemarle Road.

Day Party at Celebs Presented by ROC Lady Entertainment. Featuring DJ Storm who will be mixing old school hip-hop and a go-go band. Featuring food, signature drinks, and a stylish atmosphere. For VIP and bottle service, call 704-325-2077. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Celebs Restaurant & Lounge 2nd Annual Day Party during CIAA 2014" or click here. March 1, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Celebs Restaurant & Lounge, 445 W. Trade St. 704-334-7088. www.celebsrestaurant.com.

Day-Gerous Situation Day Party Presented by Hollywood Promotions and DJ B-Lord and hosted by special guest Amber Priddy with DJ B-Lord. March 1, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Hollywood Promo and DJ B-Lord Presents 2nd Annual Day-Gerous Situation Day Party" or click here. For tables and VIP information, contact 843-360-1724 or 425-770-6848.

Ladies & Gents Day Party The party, hosted by Power 98′s No Limit Larry, features Ginuwine and Morris Chestnut. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Ladies and Gents" or click here. March 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Black Hollywood, 301 E. 9th St.

DJ Drama and Snootie Wild SouthCoast Marketing presents this party with DJ Drama and Snootie Wild performing "Yayo." For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "DJ Drama and Snootie Wild" or click here. VIP tables available. $20 and up in advance. March 1, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Bubble, 210 E Trade St. www.bubblecharlotte.com.

Insatiable Saturday Brothers 4 Life presents this day party with music by DJ Fatz. Free entry before 1:30 p.m. with RSVP. For ticket information or to RSVP, visit www.b4life-ent.com. March 1, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mortimer's Cafe and Pub, 210 E. Trade St. 704-688-0366. www.mortimerspub.com.

Suite Life This day party, presented by Blue Goose Entertainment, features music from DJ Quicksilva. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Pardi Gras 2014: Charlotte Tournament Weekend" or click here. March 1, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-7878. www.suitecharlotte.com.

The Original Hopewell Group Day Party The party features music by DJ Hukher. For more information, visit http://get.crowntickets.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=651. March 1, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-391-8909. www.tempocharlotte.com.

The Classics with 9th Wonder and True School The day party features DJ 9th Wonder, DJ Cuzzin' B, DJ Face & True School. classics. For more information, visit www.classics.eventbee.com. March 1, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Howl At The Moon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-936-4695. www.howlatthemoon.com.

Pindemonium The day party, presented by Blue Goose Entertainment, features music by DJ Lil D. For table reservations, email kroper@strikecitycharlotte.com or call, 704-716-9300. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Pardi Gras 2014: Charlotte Tournament Weekend" or click here. March 1, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. 704-716-9300. www.strikecitycharlotte.com.

NYC, DMV, NC Day Party DJs from all over represent at this party featuring Power 105.1 FM's (NYC) DJ Self, DJ Quick Silva of D.C., DJ Lonnie B, DJ Bobby Drake. $25 in advance; VIP booths available. March 1, 1 p.m.-7 p.m., BlackFinn, at the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. For tickets visit i95dayparty.eventbrite.com.

Ninth Annual Day Party Headquarters - Turned Up This two-day day party is brought to you by Talk of the Town and LK and R&R Productions. Hosted by Big Tigger and Tab D'Biassi, featuring four DJs: Shakim, Flemingo, Big Cutz, and a special surprise DJ. Food and drinks will be served all night on this two-level party plus a heated patio. $30 in advance, March 1, noon-midnight, The Saloon and The Comedy Zone, at NC Music Factory, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. For more information check out talkofthetownent.com.

SaturDAY Live 3 Presented by Eddietainment, Inc. in collaboration with several party promoters and hosts, this day party targets HBCU alumni and friends. Music by DJ Izzy Nice and DJ Twan G. $10 and up. March 1, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings at NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For tickets check out saturdaylive3.eventbrite.com.

XOXO Day Party NaCo Ent presents this day party at a brand-new venue. Music by Just B-Man. $15 general admission in advance, $35 VIP. March 1, 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Tanner's Bistro & Lounge, 505 E. 6th St. For tickets see eventbrite.com/e/xoxo-tournament-day-party-ciaa-tickets-10570034257.

We're Ballin': Ladies for Ladies Day Party Presented by SugaWalls Entertainment with special guest stud performers Carter The Body from L.A. and Juiceboxx from Texas, with DJ Aasha Adore. Ladies only; showtime at 6 p.m. $15 and up. March 1, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Onyx Gentlemen's Club, 5300 Old Pineville Road. 336-587-0052. www.weballinladies4ladies.eventbrite.com.

Punanny Because when's the next time we get to include that word in print? This party will be held at Uptown Cabaret, described as the day party for "guys who love girls, girls who love girls." Hosted by, who else, Erica Mena. $20 and up. March 1, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Uptown Cabaret, 108 E. Morehead St. Click here to purchase tickets.

Dayscape: The Art of The Day Party. Presented by Moxie Society, Ryan Cameron and the Usual Suspectz, this day party features hookah and music by DJ Tayrock of Atlanta and DJ C-Rob. $20 in advance, March 1, 1-7 p.m., VBGB, at NC Music Factory, 920 Hamilton St. Visit dayscapecharlotte.com for more information.

Atomic All-Day Party Presented by Eddietainment, Inc and Six Figure Entertainment, this is an all-day party featuring a full bar and food menu and three DJs: DJ CPhife, DJ Dexter Dynamite, and DJ Paradime. $10 and up in advance, March 1, 12 p.m.-2 a.m., Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St. For more tickets visit atomicallday.eventbrite.com.

Recess! Presented by Culture19, this day party will make you feel like you're enjoying an unadulterated recess. Admission is $20 and up, March 1, Noon-7 p.m. Vida, at the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, see culture19.com.

Party at the Trolley. Brought to you by the Eagle Athletic Foundation, this party benefits the NCCU Football Program. Admission price covers food, drinks - you bring the good time. Music by DJ Tut. $50. March 1, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Charlotte Trolley Museum, 1507 Camden Road. For more information, visit www.nccueaf.org/party.html.

The Day Party of All Day Parties, Part 2. Presented by BossMan Entertainment, this day party prefers ages 30 and older. The event will feature music by DJ 360 and DJ Capital J. $20 in advance. March 1, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Dillinger's Taproom, 214 N. Church St. For tickets check out bossmanentertainment.org.

Sixth Annual Ruth's Chris Day Party Presented by Heights Entertainment, this annual party features music by DJ Schemes and DJ Midnight. $40 in advance; VIP tables available. March 1, 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Ruth's Chris Uptown, 222 S. Tryon St. For more, see www.heightsent.com.

The Grand Finale The party features Bell Biv Devoe, SWV, and DJ Kool. March 1, 9 p.m. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St. www.privilegecharlotte.com.

Cyn Santana Day Party The party, hosted by one Atlanta's 94.5 Lil Bank head features guests such as Meek Mills, Yo Gotti, Stevie J, Jada Kiss, members of the Carolina Panthers team and more. Bottles & tables are available (call 347-957-8468). March 1, 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. LaTorre's, 116 W. 5th St.

NIGHT PARTIES
The Ultimate Throwback Party Featuring five hours of non-stop music on two levels, cash bars, a cigar patio and some of the CI's most mature and classy adults. Music by DMV's DJ Julian Tucker. There will also be old school mixes with some new school with special guest MC "O My God." Dresscode is "Come As You Are (Mature)." VIP tables available. For tickets and more information, call Howard "The Panther" Cook at 571-421-6682 or DJ Julian Tucker at 240-353-6151 or visit www.eventbrite.com and search "The Ultimate Throwback at Roxbury" or click here. $20-$25. March 1, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Roxbury Nightclub, 115 W. 5th St. 704-375-8090. www.roxburynightclub.com.

Block 300 The party is held at two venues (Re:Public and Phoenix) and features five DJs. VIP tables available. For tables, contact 980-322-9859 or tami@republicofcharlotte.com. For tickets, visit www.block3002014.eventbrite.com. March 1, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Re:Public, 314 N. College St.

Lil Wayne YMCMB Takeover Jacob York and BestFriendz present this party with Lil Wayne. 10 p.m. VIP tables available. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "YMCMB Takeover NC" or click here. $40 in advance; $80 for VIP. March 1, 10 p.m. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. www.labelcharlotte.com.

Old School 105.3 Grand Finale Live Broadcast Party Hosted by 105.3's Olympia D and Rae Styles with music by Gooset Brown. Broadcast live on the radio from Club Vibrations. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Old School 105.3 Grand Finale Live Broadcast Party" or click here. For questions, call 704-614-6214. Sat., March 1. Vibrations, 5237 Albemarle Road.

Dancing Ovation The party, hosted Black Linen Entertainment, Sound 1 Productions, and guests, will feature music by DJ Paradime and DJ Crush Groovey. Food and drink menus will be available. Presented by Eddietainment Inc. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Dancing Ovation" or click here. $15 in advance. March 1, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-8432. www.vidacantina.com.

Doug E. Fresh + MC Lyte + Biz Markie + Big Daddy Kane The party features Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, Biz Markie, and Big Daddy Kane. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Kevin Hart + Doug E Fresh + Biz Markie + Big Daddy Kane host CI Weeeknd." For more information, visit www.ncinvasion.com. $30. March 1, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Urban Garden, 150 N. College St.

Fourth Annual Kid Capri Celebrity Grand Finale DJ Kid Capri spins at this party along with DJ Lonnie B and DJ Technician of NYC. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search "Kid Capri Takeover"or click here. $25 and up. March 1, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. 704-716-9300. www.strikecitycharlotte.com.

Sophisticated Saturdays The party features music from Fly Ty & DJ Hukher. For more information, visit http://get.crowntickets.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=651. March 1, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-391-8909. www.tempocharlotte.com.

Seventh Annual The Reunion The party features music from Secret Society and DJ Danny Dee. Also a celebration for Tiffany L. Jones of Digital Divas, and hosted by Charlotte Mayor Patrick D. Cannon. Late-night menu and VIP seating available. For more information, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com. $20 and up. March 1, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Blue, 214 N. Tryon St. 704-927-2583. www.bluecharlotte.com.

Tournament Weekend Party Day party hosted by Carolina Xtreme, Charlotte's LGBT softball team. Features $5 drink specials. For more information, call 704-916-9389. $5 cover. March 1, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Nickel Bar, 2817 Rozzelles Ferry Road.

The Finale with Kevin Hart Kevin Hart hosts this party with music by DJ P-nut. VIP tables available. For more information, visit www.vanitycharlotte.com. $30 and up. March 1, 9 p.m.to 2 a.m. Vanity Nightclub, 500 W. 5th St.

Magnum Finale The party, presented by NXL21 Charlotte, will feature an open bar. VIP tables available. For more information, visit http://nxlevelent.com/ciaa/last-night/. $25 and up. March 1, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. RiRa, 208 N. Tryon St.

The Mixtape The party features music from DJ 360, DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Skillz. For tables, call Nour at 973-873-0133. For tickets, visit www.themixtapejazzyjeff.eventbrite.com. March 1, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. X Night Club, 950 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.

Sunday, March 2
DAY PARTIES
Sunday Fun Day The day party, presented by BlueGoose and Culture19, will feature a breakfast buffet. Drink specials available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.culture19.com. March 2, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bubble, 210 E. Trade St. 704-733-9427. www.bubblecharlotte.com.

Ninth Annual Panache Farewell Brunch. Presented by Digital Divas, this is your opportunity to meet up with old friends and new for one last get-together before heading home. Expect live music and a delicious selection from the à la carte menu. Admission is free. March 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Ruth's Chris Uptown, 222 S. Tryon St. For more information or to make reservations, check out digitaldivasevents.com.

Farewell: The Last Day Party. Presented by Eddietainment, Inc., Pearl Vision, Eddleton Events and J&J Entertainment Group. The party will be hosted by DJ Biggs, with music from DJ Skillz, DJ Lonnie B and NYC native DJ Self. Free admission. March 2, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Suite, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.farewelldayparty.eventbrite.com.

That's My DJ Midday Sunday Send-Off. Presented by BestFriendz Entertainment, this party will feature a handful of DJs, including DJ SNS, DJ Kash, DJ Pnut, DJ MC, and DJ Bro-Rabb. March 2, 12 p.m.-11:30 p.m. RSVP for free admission before 4 p.m.; VIP tables available. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. For more information visit thatsmydj.eventbrite.com.

#BeautifulPPLQC A brunch series. $20. March 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dupp&Swat, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112B.

NIGHT PARTIES
Label on Sunday: Tournament Finale The party features Don Cannon. For tables, call 704-450-4631 or email shawn@labelcharlotte.com. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com/category/ciaa/. March 2, 10 p.m. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. www.labelcharlotte.com.

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