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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CL presents our list of CIAA 2011 parties

Posted By on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM

It's that time of year again, when out-of-towners flood the Queen City for the annual CIAA basketball tournament. This year, the chaos ensues the first week of March, and here's our list of the parties going on during that week. Of course, this list will be continually updated, so keep checking back. (And if you'd like your party to be listed, please e-mail me at kimberly.lawson@creativeloafing.com.)

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

Tone X & Friends Comedy Grand Opening Show at Lux (formerly Jillian's). Live Band with DJ Stacey Blackman, afterward Vibe Network with DJ A Rock "The Source For Grown Folk Music." March 1. Doors open at 7 p.m., seating at 8 p.m., showtime promptly at 8:30 p.m. Lux, 200 E. Bland St. Tickets available online: www.y2mgmt.com. For reservation, call 704-241-8447 or 704-890-0771.

Vanity7 at Seven: An Evening Beauty Event at Apostrophe Lounge. Ladies in attendance will receive mini-makeovers, giveaways, signatures cocktails and more, in preparation for CIAA week. March 1, 7 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. For more info visit www.Vanity7Studio.com Call: 347-850-4877.

Official CI Kickoff Foreign Affair Tuesdays at On the Roxx Southend. Sponsored by Chambord. Everyone free all night. March 1, 9 p.m. On the Roxx Southend, 1520 South Blvd. For more information, visit www.theladypromoter.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

Pop Life at Phoenix. The folks at The Sol Kitchen brings you the first big party of CIAA weekend. Free, until 10:30 p.m.; $5 afterward. March 2, 8 p.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. For more info, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

Vybe & View at Wok Bar. Presented by Talk of the Town, Patrick D. Cannon - Mayor Pro-Tem, and the National Black MBA Association of Charlotte. Featuring live jazz, music by DJ Flemingo and food and drink specials. $10 donation requested. March, 2, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Wok Bar, 127 N. Tryon St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://tottciparties2011.eventbrite.com.

The Warm Up at Crave Dessert Bar. Presented by the Sigmas of Charlotte. Free admission. March 2, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. 5th St. For more information, visit www.sigmasofcharlotte.com.

SoulStage at Allure Lounge. Hosted by Rico Barrino. Performing live is Intertwyne, with "Q the Poet." $10 advance tickets. March 2. Allure Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St.

LIFE-BEATS-KICKS Mixtape Release & Mixer at Apostrophe Lounge. Hosted by DJ Skillz "The Next Great American DJ." Brought to you by Velocity Sneaker Boutique, B.E.Side Management & Eric Terry Promotions. Free. March 2, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. For more information contact 404-663-1440.

Wale Official College Kickoff Party at 935. Hosted by Wale. Music by DJ Youngun. Everybody free until 9:30 p.m. with college ID. $10 until 10 p.m. with ID. $10 and up. March 2, 9 p.m. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave. For more information, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

Day Parties

Thursday Day Party at 5th Element. With Fly Ty from My 92.7. Tickets prices vary. March 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa5thelementnc.eventbrite.com.

The Day Affair at Apostrophe Lounge. Premium open bar. Music by DJ Hukher. $30. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. 980-333-3474. www.apostrophelounge.com.

Night Parties

Meet and Greet Social Thursday at Cosmos Café. Brought to you by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment. March, 3, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. $35 ticket price gets you into all three Brothers 4 Life Ent. events at Cosmos. Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St. For more information, visit www.b4life-ent.com.

CIAA Weekend Kickoff Party at Cosmos Café. Brought to you by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment. Mica Swain performs live. March, 3, 9 p.m. $35 ticket price gets you into all three Brothers 4 Life Ent. events at Cosmos. Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St. For more information, visit www.b4life-ent.com.

CI Old School/New School Party at Tempo. Presented by the Tanglewood Crew, featuring DJ SYD and MC "Oh My God," with DJ Hukher spinning on the patio. Weekend pass for all parties at Tempo are $80. March, 3, 9 p.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. For more information call 704-391-8909 or visit www.tempocharlotte.com.

Pink Groove VI at Phoenix. Presented by the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Rho Psi Omega Chapter. Music by DJ Stacey Blackmon. Advance tickets $35. March, 3, 9 p.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. For VIP tickets and more information, email fundraising@rhopsimega.org or visit www.rhopsiomega.org/pinkgroove6.

CI Kickoff Party with Rick Ross and Wale at The Mansion. $15-$35 advance tickets. March, 3, 8 p.m. The Mansion, 421 East Sugar Creek Road. For more information, visit www.rickyrozay.eventbrite.com.

Suite Dreams III at Suite. Presented by The Sol Kitchen and M. Simmons, with music by DJ Bro-Rabb. Limited $10 advance tickets. March, 3, 9 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

The All-Tournament Alumni Mixer at Kalu Restaurant. Presented by TMB Marketing Firm. Live music from a jazz band. 30 and up crowd. $20. March, 3, 8 p.m. Kalu Restaurant, 505 E. 6th St. For more information, visit www.tmbmarketingfirm.com. To purchase tickets, go to www.ez-tixx.com.

The Prelude at Luna Lounge. Live performance by Eric Benet. $20 advance tickets. March, 3, 10 p.m. Luna Lounge, 521 N. College St. For more information, contact Randy McLeod at 980-333-7021 or visit theprelude2011.eventbrite.com.

Tip Off Thursday at Whisky River. Presented by BestFriendz, Dynasty 5 and Pinkies Up Productions. Music by DJ Skillz. Ladies free with flyer before 11 p.m. $10-$20 advance tickets. March, 3, 9 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://tipoffthursday2011.eventbrite.com.

Heaven at Blue Restaurant. Presented by Talk of the Town. Music by DJ Maestro, live music by Let It Flow. $20 and up. March, 3, 8 p.m. Blue Restaurant, corner of 5th and College streets. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://tottciparties2011.eventbrite.com

Funny First Thursday at Dixie's Tavern. Join your host Kenny "FB Famous" Mack in welcoming BET veteran and star of HBO's "Bad Boys of Comedy," Dave Martin. With up and coming comedian J-Bliss. Kitchen will be open. March, 3, doors at 8 p.m. Dixie's Tavern, 301 E. 7th St. For more information, visit http://eddietainment.com.

DJ Kool performing live at House of Jazz. March, 3. Doors at 9 p.m. House of Jazz, 8630 University Executive Park Drive. To purchase tickets, call House of Jazz at 704-377-0008, Universal Cuts Saloon at 704-688-0208, or email funklabb@gmail.com.

The Best of Both Worlds: Fire and Ice at Grand Central. Presented by the Alphas of Charlotte and the Deltas of Charlotte Foundation. Music by DJ DR and DJ Flemingo. Advance tickets: $25 and up. March, 3, 10 p.m. Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave. For tickets or more information, visit www.CharlotteSocialScene.com or call David at 704-293-7156.

Fierce CI at Roof With a View. Fashion show and party presented by Turn Around Inc. Food and drinks available. $25 and up. March, 3, 7 p.m. Roof With A View, 634 S. Cedar St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

R&B Live CI Edition at Jet Ultra Lounge. With Sunshine Anderson. $20 and up. March, 3, 8 p.m. Jet Ultra Lounge, 1202 Charlottetowne Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.randblive.com.

Mystique Affair at Extravaganza Depot. Presented by Bridgeline Productions. $15. March, 3, 9 p.m. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.bridgelineproduction.com.

Regulation: 2011 CIAA Tip-off Episode at Loft 1523. Presented by R&R, Rickmond Media and Kilante & Friends. $20 and up. March, 3, 9 p.m. Loft 1523, 1523 Elizabeth Ave. To purchase tickets visit http://regulationtipoffepisode.eventbrite.com.

The First Official Cigar and Wine Party at Sunset Club. Presented by Sky Entertainment. Featuring cigars from Drew Estate, Olivia Series, Rocky Panel, Montecristo, & Cohiba. Free wine tasting from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., free cigar for the first 50 guests. Ages 25 and up only. Women only $20 before 10 p.m. $30 advance tickets available at No Grease Barbershops, $40 at the door. March 3, 8 p.m. The Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd. For VIP Tables call 704-957-4722.

CIAA Pinky Kickoff Party at Club Nikki's. Starring porn star Pinky, hosted by DJ Cat-X and music by DJ CA. $25 and up. March 3, 8 p.m. Club Nikki's, 3001 Little Rock Road. To purchase tickets, visit http://gogettaworld.eventbrite.com.

CI Weekend Kickoff Party at The Saloon. Presented by Doc Roc Entertainment and Eddietainment. With Law 360 and Ken Harris broadcasting Live on WGIV 103.3 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Later, music by DJ Lonnie B of the Heavy Hitters and Richmond VAs 92.1. March 3, 6 p.m. The Saloon at the NC Music Factory, 935 Graham St. To purchase advance tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

The Tournament Warmup at Strike City. Presented by Inner Circle Events. $15 and up. March 3, 10 p.m. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.innercircleevents.com/ciaa2011.

Thursday Night Party at 5th Element. With Dougie Fresh, Whodini and Curtis Blow performing live. Hosted by Sy Baby and King Arthur. Tickets prices vary. March 3, 9 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa5thelementnc.eventbrite.com.

After the Game at QC VIP Lounge. Hosted by 106 & Park and The Game's Terrance J. $25 and up. March 3, 10 p.m. Queen City VIP Lounge, 4205 Monroe Road. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Gucci Mane Official Welcome to Charlotte at 935. Gucci Mane performing live. $20 and up. March 3, 9 p.m. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

An Evening with Chaka Khan and friends at Blake Hotel. $60 and up. March 3, 6:30 p.m. The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Official Chaka Khan after party at Blake Hotel. With Chaka Khan, Doug E. Fresh and Biz Markie. With DJ Supreme and DJ Lon. $20 and up. March 3, 9:30 p.m. Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Mystikal Official CI Kickoff Party at Neighborhood Theatre. $20 and up. March 3, 9 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. For more information, visit www.ez-tixx.com or www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

Privileged at Apostrophe Lounge. Music by DJ Phalse ID. $10 before 11 p.m. March 3, 9 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. 980-333-3474. www.apostrophelounge.com.

Thursday Night Toss Up: Raleigh vs. Charlotte at Belk Theater. Presented by Maz Entertainment. Music by DJ Dexter Dynamite (Charlotte) and DJ Red October (Raleigh). $10 and up. March 3, 10 p.m. Belk Theater, 120 N. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.mazentertainment.net.

Diverse Thursdays, CI Edition Block Party at Dharma and Marigny. Hosted by Lance Gross. Special guests 9th Wonder, Petey Wheatstraw, DJ XL and DJ Shaun Nyce. Live go-go band Uptown Swagga. $10 and up. March 3, 9 p.m. Dharma/Marigny, 1440 S. Tryon St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.froma2zentertainment.com.

Throwback Thursday at The Oasis. With Chubb Rock, Dres, Greg Nice. Special performance by Bell Biv Devoe. $15 and up. March 3, 9 p.m. The Oasis, 410 E. 7th St. (corner of 7th at Caldwell and Brevard streets). For more info, visit www.partyatthetent.com.

Huggy Lowdown Comedy Show at Molly MacPherson's. Presented by Good Life Ent NC. With Chris Paul and Chris Thomas. $20 in advance. March 3, 7 p.m. Molly MacPherson's, 127 N. Tryon St. (corner of 5th and Church). For more info, visit www.goodlifeentnc.com.

SOULcial Ci-Thursday, The HBCU Alumni Edition at On the Roxx Southend. Live performance by singer/guitarist Cardye, with DJ infinite spinning neo-soul and R&B. $10. 8 p.m. On the Roxx South End, 1520 South Blvd. For more info, call 704-661-1133.

Fantasia Grammy Award Celebration at Pavilion at EpiCentre. With Fantasia. Hosted by Bluz International Spoken Word Artist and DJ A Rock "The Source For Grown Folk Music" with special guest Calvin Richardson, Carl Thomas, Ida Divine, J. Elise, and Y Square Management. $25-$50. March 3, 9 p.m. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit http://www.y2mgmt.com.

DJ Greg J at Mez. Featuring San Francisco’s premiere mixasonic, scratadelic party rocker. March 3. Mez, 210 E. Trade St. www.mezcharlotte.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

Day parties

JetSet — The Day Party II, Tournament Edition at Mez. Presented by The Sol Kitchen and M. Simmons. Food will be available. Limited $10 advance tickets. March 4, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Mez, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

C.I. Midday Madness at Tempo. Presented by the Tanglewood Crew, featuring DJ SYD and MC "Oh My God," with DJ Hukher spinning on the patio. Weekend pass for all parties at Tempo are $80. March 4, 12 p.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. For more information call 704-391-8909 or visit www.tempocharlotte.com.

Fast Break FriDAY party at Wok Bar. Limited $15 advance tickets. March 4, 12 p.m. Wok Bar, 127 N. Tryon St. For more information, visit http://winorgohomeciaa2011.eventbrite.com.

Under Siege – Day Party at Hilton Center City. Music by DJ Skillz, food menu available. March 4, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Hilton Center City, 222 E. 3rd St.

4-Play Day Party at Whisky River. Presented by BestFriendz, Dynasty 5 and KB from WSSU. Music by DJ BRO-RABB, the infamous go-go band Let It Flow, and Biz Markie. $20 and up. March 4, 12 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://4playfriday2011.eventbrite.com.

The Sunset Rooftop Day Party at The Pavilion. Presented by Culture 19 Entertainment. $10 and up. March 4, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. The Pavilion, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.culture19.com/ciaa/index.html.

CIAA Day Party with DJ SNS at The Breakfast Club. Presented by Eddleton Events, J & J Entertainment Group, DJ Biggs, with music by Bad Boy Entertainment’s DJ SNS. $10 and up. March 4, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Breakfast Club, 225 N. Caldwell St. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://ciaadaypartythebreakfastclub.eventbrite.com.

6th Annual “Deja vu” — The Kickoff Day Party at Blue Restaurant. Hosted by Digital Divas. Music by DJ Daddy D. $10.80. (All access pass to DD events, $54.) March 4, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Blue Restaurant, corner of 5th and College streets. For more information, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com.

The 6th Annual VSU "Meet & Greet" Day Party at Phoenix. Presented by The Legends of Troy. $25 and up. March 4, 1 p.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Dayhem All Day Party at Cosmos. Presented by Blue Goose Entertainment, a 14-hour party. $15 and up. March 4, 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://pardigras.eventbrite.com.

Daybreak at Black Finn. Presented by Blue Goose Entertainment. Free before 2 p.m.

$10 and up. March 4, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Black Finn, 210 E. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://pardigras.eventbrite.com.

Day Party Headquarters at Fox & Hound. Presented by Talk of the Town. $15. March 4, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Fox & Hound, 330 N. Tryon St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://tottciparties2011.eventbrite.com.

The Day Cabaret Part I at Club Ice. Presented by YE/Elite Events, Pinkies Up Productions, Vintage Productions and Earthquake Productions. Music by DJ Nabs. Ladies free until 12 p.m. March 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Club Ice, 300 E. Stonewall St.

DayDream at The Oasis. Presented by Hennessy Artistry Remix. Music by DJ B Barnes and DJ Drama. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres & signature Hennessy cocktails (while the food last and open bar until 2 p.m.) $10 and up. March 4, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. The Oasis, 714 E. 7th St. (corner of 7th Street & Caldwell Street). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaadaydream2011.eventbrite.com.

Pusha T and friends Celebrity Day Party at Kiss Lounge. $20 and up. March 4, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Kiss Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Road. For more information, call 757-927-1769. To purchase tickets, visit http://pushatdayparty.eventbrite.com.

BrayBoy Madness at Loft 1523. Presented by JCSU Young Alumni and friends. A WSSU welcome back party. With heavy hors d'oeuvres. $5 and up. March 4, 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Loft 1523, 1523 Elizabeth Ave. For more information, visit http://brayboymadness.eventbrite.com.

Witness: The Daytime Tournament Takeover at Hilton Center City. Presented by Fantastik 4, Dynasty 5, E. Terry Productions and Big Pat Ent. $10. March 4, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Hilton Center City, 222 E. 3rd St. For more information, visit www.dynasty5.com.

First Class Day Party at Jet Ultra Lounge. Presented by ForWard Vision Group | PMG | A.C.T. Productions. Music by DJ Lonnie B. (of Richmond's Power 92 & the Heavy Hitters DJ Crew). $15 and up. March 4, 12 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Jet Ultra Lounge, 1202 Charlottetown Ave. For more information, visit http://ci2011weekend.eventbrite.com.

CIAA Day Party & Tailgate at Allure Lounge. Hosted by 4Ever Entertainment. Old School fish and chicken fry. Everyone free before 2 p.m. $10 advance tickets available at Allure. March 4, 12 p.m. Allure Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St.

The CI Tri-Fecta Day Party at Bar Charlotte. With King Jam from Japan. Hosted by Power 98's Caribbean Shakedown's Bill Blass. Additional guests include Soca from Death Zone and Undertaker Sound. Music by DJ Buttafingaz. $15. March 4, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Bar Charlotte, 300 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com or visit www.eddietainment.com.

The Official Power 98 FM Day Party at 5th Element. Hosted by No Limit Larry, with Yasmin Young on the turntables. Slick Rick and Special Ed performing live. $15 and up. March 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa5thelementnc.eventbrite.com.

Daydreaming at Strike City Day Party. Featuring celebrity guest Tank. Music by DJ Moet. $10. March 4, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. For tickets, visit www.clubtix.net.

The Ultimate Throwback CI Party at Apostrophe Lounge. Hosted by Kevin Wideman with music by DJ Soden. $10 advance tickets, $15 at the door. March 4, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. 980-333-3474. www.apostrophelounge.com.

CIAA Pole Party at Club Nikki's. Starring adult film star Cherokee D'ass. $20 and up. March 4, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Club Nikki's, 3001 Little Rock Road. To purchase tickets, visit http://cherokeeciaa.eventbrite.com.

Hype Inc. Pro Cheerleader Party at Sunset Club. Hosted by several former and current professional cheerleaders. $20 and up. March 4, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit http://procheerparty.eventbrite.com.

The Takeover Day Party at Enso. Music by DJ HukHer, DJ Double A & DJ Black Wizard. $10 and up. March 4, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Enso, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://thetakeoverdayparty.eventbrite.com.

The Official Tournament Day Party Part 1 at Howl at the Moon. Presented by Spotlight Entertainment. Music by DJ B4. $20 and up. March 4, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Howl at the Moon, 210 E. Trade St. For advance ticket info: 704-962-0190 or spotlight.ent704@gmail.com.

Night parties

Flirtatious Fridays CI Edition w/ Chubb Rock at Tempo. DJ Hukher and DJ Flemingo will be spinning all of your favorites in hip-hop, R&B, and old-school. Weekend pass for all parties at Tempo are $80. March 4, 9 p.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. For more information call 704-391-8909 or visit www.tempocharlotte.com.

The Show at Charlotte Convention Center. Presented by Sister 2 Sister Magazine and The Sol Kitchen. Hosted by Doug E. Fresh, featuring DJs Biz Markie and Kid Capri. Crown Ballroom in the Charlotte Convention Center. $39.05. March 4, 9 p.m. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

Chuck Brown at Amos’ Southend. The Sol Kitchen and friends bring you “The Godfather of GoGo” performing with a live band. $35 advance tickets. March 4, 9 p.m. Amos Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

6th Annual “Stogies and Stilettos” at Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina. Presented by Digital Divas. Music by DJ C-Rob with a bar menu available. $10.80. (All access pass to DD events, $54.) March 4, 9 p.m. Vida Mexican Kitchen, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com.

4th Annual The Reunion at Blue Restaurant. Presented by Digital Divas. Live jazz and dinner from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Party with a DJ, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 30+ crowd preferred. $10.80. (All access pass to DD events, $54.) March 4. Blue Restaurant, corner of 5th and College streets. For more information, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com.

The Official Kickoff Party at 935. Hosted by Drake and Mandrake Lewis. $50 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

The Triple Double at Wine Up. Music by DJ Boney B. Limited $15 advance tickets. March 4, 9 p.m. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St. For more information, visit http://winorgohomeciaa2011.eventbrite.com.

The C.I. VIP Affair at Grand Central. Hosted by Tia Simmone and Envy magazine models. $15 and up advance tickets. March 4, 9:30 p.m. Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://civipaffair-auto.eventbrite.com.

The Premiere at The Westin. Presented by The A List and Velvet Entertainment. Featuring DJ Kool and celebrity friends. $30 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. The Westin, 601 S. College St. For more information, call 919-827-5713 or visit www.AlistNextEvent.com.

Speed Tournament Block Party at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Buffalo Wild Wings. Presented by Six Figure Entertainment. Two parties for one price, with three DJs. $30. March 4, 10 p.m. NASCAR Hall of Fame and Buffalo Wild Wings, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more information, call 704-615-8214 or visit www.sixfigureentertainment.com.

The Red Carpet Extravaganza at Luna Lounge. For an evening where you’ll be treated like a celebrity. Presented by Team Nice Productions & JLW Entertainment Group. $30. March 4, 10 p.m. Luna Lounge, 521 N. College St. For more information, e-mail Kenya Howard at kenyah473@yahoo.com.

The Official Big Tigger Takeover at Whisky River. Hosted by BET’s Big Tigger, with music by DJ SNS. Limited $25 advance tickets. March 4, 9 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, call 718-838-8913 or 646-221-1942. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

C.I.A.A. – Class Innovation Artistry Ambience at Harvey B. Gantt Center. Presented by Heights Entertainment. Special appearance by Raheem DeVaughn. Music by DJ B Lord, with a live band Innertwyned. $25 and up. March 4, 9:30 p.m. Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa2011.eventbrite.com.

The 1st Ever “I Luv The 90’s” Party at Omni Hotel. $25 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. Omni Hotel, 132 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.eventbee.com/view/omnifriday.

Blu Reigns at Sunset Club. Presented by BLU Energy Drink and Sun Drop. Bam Bam from MTV's Rob & Big show and his celebrity friends will be in attendance. Music by DJ Live. $18 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd. For more information, visit www.geturtix.com.

The Ivy Affair at Extravaganza Depot. Presented by the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Alpha Lambda Omega Chapter. Music by DJ Tut. $20 (until Feb. 11) and up. March 4, 9 p.m. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St. To purchase tickets, please visit www.alphalambdaomega.org or email ivyaffair@gmail.com for more information.

Battle of the Sexes at Black Finn. Presented by Eddietainment, with Nicki Minaj's touring DJ, DJ DiamondKuts, with DJ Shogun. March 4, 10 p.m. Black Finn, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit http://eddietainment.com.

House Party at House of Jazz. Hosted by Nephew Tommy from the Steve Harvey Show. Music by DJ Chase from V101.9. March 4. Doors at 9 p.m. House of Jazz, 8630 University Executive Park Drive. To purchase tickets, call House of Jazz at 704-377-0008, Universal Cuts Saloon at 704-688-0208, visit executiveent.com or email funklabb@gmail.com.

Friday Night Frenzy II at BofA's Founders Hall. Presented by MAZ Entertainment. Music by DJ Tab D'Biassi, with photo booth, red carpet photography, hookahs, surprise giveaways and more. $35 and up. March 4, 10 p.m. Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.mazentertainment.net.

Star Power 2011 at The Blake Hotel. With Jermaine Dupri and friends. Limited advance tickets at $40. March 4, 9:30 p.m. The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. For more information, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Soul Night CI Edition at BLT Steak at The Ritz. Food. Music by DJ Stacey Blackman of MY92.7. $20 and up. March 4, 10 p.m. BLT Steak at The Ritz, 110 N. College St. For more information, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

First Friday World Wide with DJ Jazzy Jeff at Phoenix. Presented by FFC, The Sol Kitchen and Rickmon Media. With DJ Jazzy Jeff. $20-$40. March 4, 9 p.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit www.etix.com.

Mixing of Souls at Mint Museum. Featuring hip-hop artist Cy with musical poetry of Jerrica. With comedian Sedrick Davis. $15-$20. March 4, 8 p.m. Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Road. For more information, visit www.mixingofsouls.net.

It's Our Time ... Home Court Advantage at Re:Public. With Jay-Z's DJ, DJ Young Guru. Presented by YTILT and the JCSU Young Alumni. $25 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. Re:Public, 314 N. College St. For more information, visit www.ytilt.com.

Anthony Hamilton at The Fillmore. Anthony Hamilton in concert with Sunshine Anderson, Jason Jetplane and 9th Wonder. $62.95 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St. To purchase tickets, visit www.livenation.com.

It's March Madness at Fox & Hound. Sounds by DJ Big Cas & The Wright Brothers DJ Ike Gda & DJ Izzy Nice. All Pisces free before 11 p.m. March 4. Fox & Hound, 330 N. Tryon St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. For VIP, tables & bottle service call 704-236-1027 or 980-989-3025.

Moment For Life at Howl At The Moon. Benefiting Amped 4 A Cure. $25. March 4, 9:45 p.m. Howl At The Moon, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit http://moment4lifeci2011.eventbrite.com.

All-Star Comedy Show and After-Party at Karma Ultra Lounge. Live performance by Fazion Love, from Big Momma's House 3. $20 and up. March 4. Showtimes 9:30 p.m/11:30 p.m. Karma Ultra Lounge, 1925 Westinghouse Blvd. For more info e-mail laughhouseproductions@gmail.com or call 704-504-8830 / 704-293-5593. Tickets can be purchased at www.ez-tixx.com.

KLEIO (Now & Forever) Night Party at Enso Asian Bistro. Presented by ForWard Vision Group | PMG | A.C.T. Productions. $15 and up. March 4, 10 p.m. Enso Asian Bistro, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit http://ci2011weekend.eventbrite.com.

The Old School Party at Allure Lounge. Jam to '80s and '90s music. Breakfast served until 6 a.m. $10 advance tickets can be purchased at Allure. March 4, 10 p.m. Allure Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St.

Late Night After Party PT. 5 at Allure Lounge. All you can eat Southern Breakfast Salmon Cakes, Grits, French Toast, Chicken and Waffles and much more. March 4, doors open at 2 a.m. - UNTIL. $10 advance. Allure Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St. Tickets at www.ez-tixx.com.

CI at The Saloon. Presented by Doc Roc Entertainment and Eddietainment. Music by DJ Lonnie B. March 4, 9 p.m. The Saloon at the NC Music Factory, 935 Graham St. Advance tickets at www.ez-tixx.com. For more information, visit www.eddietainment.com.

The Signature Event with Wale at Suite. Hosted by Wale. Music by DJ Paradime. Advance tickets are sold out, but general admission tickets are available at the door (early arrival recommended). March 4, 10 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.innercircleevents.com/ciaa2011.

For the Love of Ray J, C.I. Edition at Butter. Presented by VH1 and The Collective. Midnight concert by Ray J. Open casting call at 11 p.m. $30 and up. March 4, 10 p.m. Butter, 950 Seaboard St. To purchase tickets, visit www.clubtix.com.

Uptown First Friday at 5th Element. Bell Biv Devoe performing live. $30 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa5thelementnc.eventbrite.com.

NFL Celebrity Welcome Party at Buckhead Saloon. Hosted by NFL Superstar Johnathan Joseph. Music by DJ Funeral Fresh $20. March 4, 9 p.m. Buckhead Saloon, 201 E. 5th St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.charlotteparties.com and www.ez-tixx.com.

Charlotte Tournament Edition Part II at Halo. Hosted by Amber Rose with music by DJ Suss One. $40 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. Halo, 820 Hamilton St. For more information, call 216-659-2224 or 704-200-1817. Tickets can be purchased at www.ez-tixx.com.

The Official Welcome to the City Explosion at Crowne Plaza Uptown. Live performance by Gucci Mane. $30 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. Crowne Plaza Uptown, 201 S. McDowell St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Pink Friday CI Extravaganza at Capri. With Shawty Lo and friends. $25 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. Capri, 3500 E. Independence Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Pretty Girl Rock at Apostrophe Lounge. Complimentary drinks by Chambord Vodka. Ladies in free before 11 p.m. March 4, 9 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. 980-333-3474. www.apostrophelounge.com.

Paparrazi: Celebrity Red Carpet Affair at Dharma and Marigny. Hosted by VH1's Basketball Wives Jennifer Williams and Talon Breona. Music by DJ Sense, DJ Scream and DJ XL. $20 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. Dharma/Marigny, 1440 S. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.froma2zentertainment.com.

Pink Bottles Keep Coming at Nikko. Hosted by Alexis, Amber, Heather-Michele, Reshika-Renae and the ladies of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. $20 and up. March 4, 10 p.m. Nikko, 319 Arlington Place. To purchase tickets, visit http://pinkbottleskeepcoming.eventbrite.com.

CI Shine at Happy Hour Bar & Lounge. Presented by Pink Diamond Promotions. Music by DJ Krazy T. $15 advance tickets. March 4, 9 p.m. Happy Hour Bar & Lounge, 3603 S. Tryon St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://pinkdiamondpromo.com.

The CI Super Celebrity First Friday Party at The Oasis. Hosted by Fabolous and Birdman. $20-$40. March 4, 9 p.m. Oasis, 419 7th St. (corner 7th Street at Caldwell and Brevard streets). For more information, visit http://partyatthetent.com.

An Absolutely CI Grown Folks  Affair at Molly MacPherson's. Presented by Good-Life Ent NC and 100 Black Men Greater Charlotte Chapter. $25 advance tickets. March 4, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson's, 127 N. Tryon St (corner of 5th and Church). For more information, visit www.goodlifeentnc.com.

CIAA South Mecklenburg High School Alumni Party at Ramses Temple. $13-$16. March 4, 9 p.m. Ramses Temple, 4919 Beatties Ford Road. More info contact: Gerald 704-567-2553, 704-620-2986, Naomia at 704-299-6492 or email golewis69@gmail.com.

Ying Yang Twins at Mez. Live performance by Ying Yang Twins, with DJ Greg J. $40 and up. March 4. Mez, 210 E. Trade St. www.mezcharlotte.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

Day parties

5th Annual Championship Saturday Jazz Brunch at McCormick & Schmicks. Hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Charlotte Alumni Chapter. Featuring Acoustic Soul, with prizes, giveaways and much more. $35 advance tickets. March 5, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. McCormick & Schmicks, 200 S. Tryon St. For more info and advance tickets, visit www.cltkappas.com/brunch.

The Unofficial Longest Running Day Party at Breakfast Club. Presented by The Prince-George Hopewell Crew. Music by DJ Drake. Free buffet. $20 in advance. March 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Breakfast Club, 225 N. Caldwell St. Contact Tim Harry, 804-218-1859 or by email, timharry32@gmail.com.

I AM |YOU ARE |WE ARE: JSCU's Official Day Party at Phoenix. With DJ Kool. Presented by YTilt, Sol Kitchen, and JCSU Young Alumni. $10 in advance. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. For more information, visit www.ytilt.com or www.thesolkitchen.com.

CIAA Weekend Day Party at Cosmos Café. Brought to you by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment. March 5, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. $35 ticket price gets you into all three Brothers 4 Life Ent. events at Cosmos. 300 N. College St. For more information, visit www.b4life-ent.com.

Uptown Saturdays – The Legendary Day Party at Blue Restaurant. Hosted by Digital Divas. Lunch menu available, with music by DJ Polo. $10.80. (All access pass to DD events, $54.) March 5, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Blue Restaurant, corner of 5th and College streets. For more information, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com.

The Day Affair at Vida Lounge. Presented by The A List and Velvet Entertainment. $15 advance tickets. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, call 919-961-5372 or visit www.AlistNextEvent.com.

The Original Hopewell Day Party at Tempo. Music by DJ Hukher and DJ '06. Weekend pass for all parties at Tempo are $80. March 5, 12 p.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. For more information call 704-391-8909 or visit www.tempocharlotte.com.

Pinnacle – The CI SaturDAY party at Dressler’s. Music by DJ Dave XL. March 5, 12 p.m. Dressler’s, 1100 Metropolitan Ave. For more info, call/text 704-458-8252.

Alpha to Omega: The Pink and Purple Edition Day Party at Sunset Club. Presented by Clawson Entertainment and the Aristocrats. Music by DJ TAB D'BIA$$I and food/hookahs/cigars are available. Limited $10 advance tickets. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd. For more information, call 704-222-8662 or 704-575-7046 or email aristocratsnc@live.com.

The Day Affair Vol. 5 at Whisky River. Presented by Best Friendz. Music by DJ SNS. $25 and up. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://thedayaffair2011.eventbrite.com.

Wild Out at Wild Wing. Presented by Dynasty 5 and The Sol Kitchen. $10. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe, 210 E. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

Pindemonium 2 at Strike City. Presented by Blue Goose Entertainment. Music by DJ Lil D. $15 and up. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://pardigras.eventbrite.com.

Saturday Suite Life at Suite. Presented by Blue Goose Entertainment and Dynasty 5. Special guest DJ 9th Wonder. $15 and up. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://pardigras.eventbrite.com.

Rehab at Black Finn. Brought to you by Culture 19 Entertainment. $10 and up. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Black Finn, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.culture19.com/ciaa/index.html.

3rd Annual Red Carpet Affair at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Presented by Heights Entertainment. Music by DJ Paradime. $20 and up. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 222 S. Tryon St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa2011.eventbrite.com.

Day Parties of All Day Parties at Stool Pigeons. Presented by Bossman Entertainment. Music by Capital J. $5 before 2 p.m. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Stool Pigeons, 214 N. Church St. For more information contact Marrio (704) 576-5312  or Milton (205) 821-0015.

The Finale Day Party at Luna Lounge. $15 and up. March 5, 12 p.m. Luna Lounge, 521 N. College St. To purchase tickets or more for information, visit http://thefinaleciaa2011-zvents.eventbrite.com.

Day Party Headquarters at Fox & Hound. Presented by Talk of the Town. $15. March 5, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Fox & Hound, 330 N. Tryon St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://tottciparties2011.eventbrite.com.

Cufflinks & Cocktails: The Day Party at Enso Asian Bistro. Hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Charlotte Alumni Chapter. With invited celebrity guest. $15 advance tickets. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Enso Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.cufflinksandcocktails.com.

Do Day Doug E at The Pavilion. Presented by Eddietainment, with host Doug E. Fresh and music by celebrity DJ Shogun. $15 in advance. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. The Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit http://eddietainment.com.

Return of the Ram: Official WSSU Day Party at Marriott Center City. Presented by the Charlotte QC Rams Alumni Chapter of Winston-Salem State. Hosted by 102 Jamz own B Daht. Music by DJ Clutch. $10 advance tickets. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Marriott Center City, 100 W. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://wssuqcrams.com/online_store.

All 4 One Party a American Legion Post 380. All you can eat, all you can drink for one price. Party goes all day long. $30 in advance. March 5, 12 p.m.-2 a.m. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road. Tickets available at No Grease Barber Shop locations and at www.ez-tixx.com. For more information, contact: Bobby 704-930-6280, Ant 704-507-1462, Tyrone 704-493-0454, Terry 919-791-9800.

The Day Cabaret Part II at Club Ice. Sponsored by YE/Elite Events, Pinkies Up Productions, Vintage Productions and Earthquake Productions. Music by DJ All Nite. Ladies free until 12 p.m. March 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Club Ice, 300 E. Stonewall St.

Facebook Social Meet & Greet Day Party at the Castle. Hosted by the Wright Brothers: DJ Ike Gda & DJ Izzy Nice. All Pisces are free before 2 p.m. March 5, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. The Castle, 219 S. Brevard St. (formerly known as the Grace Center across from the Time Warner Cable Arena). To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. For VIP, tables & bottle service call 704-236-1027 or 980-989-3025.

Redemption Day Party at Latorres. Presented by PTE South. Music by DJ Cuttz. $10 and up. March 5, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Latorres, 118 W. 5th St. To purchase tickets, visit http://redemptionday.eventbrite.com.

Tryst DAY Party at Urban Gardens at Ritz Carlton. Presented by ForWard Vision Group | PMG | A.C.T. Productions. Music by DJ Lonnie B. (of Richmond's Power 92 & the Heavy Hitters DJ Crew). $15 and up. March 5, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Urban Gardens at Ritz Carlton, 150 N. College St. For more information, visit http://ci2011weekend.eventbrite.com/.

CIAA Day Party at Allure Lounge. Featuring live band Jus Once and DJ Horse Raney of 102 JAMZ.  Old School Fish and Chicken Fry. $10 advance tickets at Allure Lounge. March 5, 1 p.m.  Allure Lounge, 1508 South Mint St.

Best Damn Day Party Period at Butter. Presented by InnerCircle Events and The Collective. Music by Power 98's DJ Magic. $8 and up. March 5, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Butter, 950 Seaboard St. For more information, visit www.innercircleevents.com/ciaa2011.

Official V101.9 Day Party at 5th Element. Hosted by Chirl Girl with DJ Chase. Free buffet with admission. $15 and up. March 5, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa5thelementnc.eventbrite.com.

The Ultimate NFL Day Party at BLT Steak at The Ritz. Gosted by NFL Superstar Johnathan Joseph. Music by DJ Stacey Blackman of MY92.7. $10. March 5, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. BLT Steak at The Ritz, 110 N. College St. For more information, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Kid Capri CI Master Mix Day Party at Buckhead Saloon. Music by DJ Kid Capri and special live performance by R&B artist Tyler Woods. Open buffet and drink specials. $10 and up. March 5, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Buckhead Saloon, 201 E. 5th St. Tickets and additional information available at www.charlotteparties.com and www.ez-tixx.com.

School Daze at Kalu Restaurant. Music by DJ Nabs. $20. March 5, 11 a.m. Kalu Restaurant, 505 E. 6th St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Funkmaster Flex Day Party at Club 935. Hosted by Funkmaster Flex and WSSU Hall of Famer Tory Woodbury. Everyone free until 2 p.m., $10 afterward. March 5, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

The Ultimate CIAA Day Party at Club Reign. With Rick Ross and hosted by model Brandy Chenell. $10 and up. March 5, 2 p.m. Club Reign, 5300 Old Pineville Road. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Master of the Mix Day Party at The Oasis. With Biz Markie, DJ QuickSilva and DJ Scratch. Presented by MAZ Entertainment and The A List. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. $10 and up. March 5, 12 p.m. Oasis Uptown, 419 7th St. To purchase tickets, visit http://mastermix2011-eorg.eventbrite.com.

Unleashed at Dharma and Marigny. Hosted by The Women of King Magazine. Music by DJ Shaun Nyce, Petey Wheatstraw and DJ MC. Free entry by 2 p.m, $15 afterward. March 5, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Dharma/Marigny, 1440 S. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.froma2zentertainment.com.

The 227 CIAA Day Party. Music by DJ Travis Bond. Food and bottle menu available. $10 and up. March 5, 1 p.m. 227, 227 W. Trade St. For more information, visit http://frankandnaz.com/events/ciaa2011.

State of the Union 30-Plus Day Party at Halo. Music by DJ Technic, with live performance by Uptown Swagga. $10 and up. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Halo, 820 Hamilton St. To purchase tickets, visit http://30plusday.eventbrite.com or call Mike Johnson at 704-576-1873.

The Official Tournament Day Party Part 2 at Howl at the Moon. Presented by Spotlight Entertainment. Music by DJ 360. $20 and up. March 5, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Howl at the Moon, 210 E. Trade St. For advance ticket info: 704-962-0190 or spotlight.ent704@gmail.com.

Uptown Mid-Day Saturday Soiree at Molly Macphersons. Presented by Pink Diamond Promotions. Music by DJ Krazy T and Video DJ Arod. Hosted by Bluz and Nuff Ced. $15 advance tickets. March 5, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Molly Macphersons, 127 N. Tryon St (corner of 5th and Church). For more information, visit http://pinkdiamondpromo.com.

SOULcial Recess — The Ultimate Day Party Edition at Loft 1523. A brand-new event debuts, featuring games, music and more. $10. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Loft 1523, 1523 Elizabeth Ave. For more info, call 704-661-1133.

Party With a Purpose. Presented by Passionate Productions. Supporting Amped 4 a Cure. With surprise celebrity guest performances. Music by DJ Silvio. Free buffet. Free before noon, $15 after. March 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Prohibition Bar, corner of 5th and Tryon. For more information, email passion_graham@yahoo.com.

Night parties

Mike Epps and friends at Bojangles' Coliseum. Comedy show featuring Mike Epps, with special guests Sheryl Underwood. $46/$56/$76. March 5, 8 p.m. Bojangles Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 704-335-3100 or visit www.bojanglescoliseum.com.

Good Times — The CIAA Grand Finale at Harvey B. Gantt Center. Presented by Six Figure Entertainment and hosted by BernNadette Stanis aka Thelma from Good Times, and celebrity friends, this event offers four levels of partying. Limited $20 advance tickets (and up). March 5, 9 p.m. Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St. For more information, call 704-615-8214 or visit www.sixfigureentertainment.com.

Funkmaster Flex and his NFL friends at Phoenix. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. Hosted by Deon Grant, Takeo Spikes & Leonard Little. $20-$40. March 5, 9 p.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

Encore — The Ultimate Finale at The Westin. Presented by The A List and Velvet Entertainment. Music by DJ Bro-Rabb. $35 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. The Westin, 601 S. College St. For more information, call 919-961-5372 or visit www.AlistNextEvent.com.

The Classics at Re:Public. With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. $20-$40. March 5, 9 p.m. Re:Public, 314 N. College St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

Sophisticated Saturdays CI Edition w/ MY 92.7 at Tempo. Hosted by Chubb Rock. Live broadcast with My92.7's Fly Ty and DJ Hukher, with music on the patio by DJ Flemingo Weekend pass for all parties at Tempo are $80. March 5. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. For more information call 704-391-8909 or visit www.tempocharlotte.com.

The Official Kid Capri Celebrity Grand Finale at Strike City. Live DJ performance by Kid Capri, with special guest DJ Technician. Hosted by OBIE the promoter and the voice of the Bobcats, Big Pat. $25. March 5, 9 p.m. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, lvprodsouth@gmail.com or call/text 646-221-1942. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Overtime (OT) at Wine Up. Music by DJ Boney B. Limited $15 advance tickets. March 5, 9 p.m. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St. For more information, visit http://winorgohomeciaa2011.eventbrite.com.

2nd Annual Party With The Pros at Grand Central. Presented by Elite 5 Entertainment. Hosted by Slick Rick. Music will be orchestrated by Power 98's Yasmin. $30 and up. March 5, 10 p.m. Grand Central Events, 1000 Central Ave. Tickets can be purchased at www.elitefive.eventbrite.com or by calling 704-777-3368.

Rare Essence performs at Capri. Venue formerly known as The BLVD. $20-$35. March 5, 9 p.m. Capri, 3500 E. Independence Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

The Atrium Affair at the Ritz-Carlton Urban Garden. Presented by King Entertainment, NXL21 Charlotte, & M.Simmons. Complimentary hors d’œuvres. $30 in advance. March 5, 10 p.m. Ritz-Carlton, 150 N. College St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://urbangarden2011.eventbrite.com.

Finale at Founders Hall. Presented by MAZ Entertainment. Music by DJ Paradime, with photo booth, red carpet photography, hookah, surprise giveaways and more. $40 and up. March 5, 10 p.m. Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.mazentertainment.net.

All 4 One Party a American Legion Post 380. All you can eat, all you can drink for one price. Party goes all day long. $30 in advance. March 5, 12 p.m.-2 a.m. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road. Tickets available at No Grease Barber Shop locations and at www.ez-tixx.com. For more information, contact: Bobby 704-930-6280, Ant 704-507-1462, Tyrone 704-493-0454, Terry 919-791-9800.

Black Hollywood CIAA Finale Party at NC Dance Theatre. Live band performance. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and more for VIP. $30 and up. March 5, 10 p.m. NC Dance Theatre, 701 N. Tryon St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Damn That DJ Made My Night Party at Buffalo Wild Wings. With DJ Silkk, sponsored by Charlotte Vibe. Free until Feb. 14. March 5, 10 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wing @ NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. For more information, visit www.charlottevibe.com.

Game On at The Big Chill. Hosted by BET's The Game's Wendy Raquel Robinson. Music by DJ Polo, and featuring Picasso Deja Bluu. Limited advance tickets $30. March 5, 9 p.m. The Big Chill, 911 E. Morehead St. To purchase tickets, visit http://gameon2011.eventbrite.com.

The Kandi Shop Party at Cosmos Cafe. Hosted by Kandi Burruss from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Presented by La Dolce Vita Escapes, music by DJ Dre Live. $25 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Cosmos Cafe, 300 N. College St. For more information contact keithkendrick@ldvescapes.com or call/text 980-253-9636. To purchase general admission and VIP packages: http://thekandishop.eventbrite.com.

R. Kelly at Lux. $40. March 5, 9 p.m. Lux Lounge (formerly Jillian's), 200 E. Bland St. To purchase tickets, visit http://rkelly2011.eventbrite.com.

Official Power 98 Party at 5th Element. Erykah Badu performing live with DJ Buttafingahz. $50 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa5thelementnc.eventbrite.com.

The Black Carpet Affair at Extravaganza Depot. Presented by FirstClass Entertainment. First 100 ladies get free Moscato. $20 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaaparty.eventbrite.com.

All of the Lights at Howl At The Moon. Presented by Visionaire Enterprises. $25 and up. March 5, 9:30 p.m. Howl At The Moon, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, VIP tables, PreParty Info, text/call to 704-605-0405 or visit http://allofthelightsci2011.eventbrite.com.

Game Time Ladies Night at Omni Hotel. Hosted by Pooch Hall from BET's The Game. Presented by Dynasty 5. Music by DJ Skillz. $30 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Omni Hotel, 132 E. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.dynasty5.com.

The DMV Takeover at Hilton Center City. Featuring DJ Kool and D.C.'s Let It Flow. Presented by Dynasty 5. $30 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Hilton Center City, 222 E. 3rd St. For more information, visit www.dynasty5.com.

Sexy Sophisticated Saturday at Allure Lounge. $10 advance tickets at Allure Lounge. Everyone free before 10 p.m. March 5, 9 p.m. Allure Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St.

Late Night After Party PT. 5 at Allure Lounge. All you can eat Southern Breakfast Salmon Cakes, Grits, French Toast, Chicken and Waffles and much more. Music by a special guest DJ. March 5, doors open at 2 a.m. - UNTIL. $10 advance. Allure Lounge, 1508 South Mint St. Tickets at www.ez-tixx.com.

The Main Event at Suite/Whisky River/Pavilion. Midnight concert performance with T-Pain and DJ Khaled. $45 advance tickets. March 4, 10 p.m. Suite/Whisky River/Pavilion, 210 E. Trade. St. For more information, visit www.innercircleevents.com/ciaa2011.

Three Magic Words: I Love NY at Butter. Presented by The VH1 Collective. $25 and up. March 5, 10 p.m. Butter, 950 Seaboard St. For more information, visit www.weloveciaa.com.

Late Night Jazz:Tournament Finale at Morton's The Steakhouse. Presented by Jazz Diva Entertainment. Live jazz and cocktails featuring Saxophonist Shableek and Uncommon Jazz. $20 advance tickets. March 5. Morton's The Steakhouse, 227 W. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com or call 704-837-2062.

Saturday Night Live w/ Hidden Beach at BLT Steak at The Ritz. Hosted by Sunshine Anderson. $20. March 5, 10 p.m. BLT Steak at The Ritz, 110 N. College St. For more information, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Jeans and Moet CI Edition at Buckhead Saloon. Music by DJ Stacey Blackman of MY92.7. $20. March 5, 9 p.m. Buckhead Saloon, 201 E. 5th St. Tickets and additional information available at www.charlotteparties.com and www.ez-tixx.com.

Charlotte Tournament Edition Grand Finale Edition at Halo. Hosted by Lisa Raye with music by DJ Prostyle. $35 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Halo, 820 Hamilton St. For more information, call 216-659-2221 or 704-200-1817. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Miguel's CI Party at Jet Ultra Lounge. Hosted by Miguel. With DJ So So Def DJ Shakim. $30 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Jet Ultra Lounge, 1202 Charlottetown Ave. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Star Power Saturday The Finale at The Blake Hotel. With Nicki Minaj, Biz Markie and friends. $50 and up. March 5, 9:30 p.m. The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Yo Gotti at Crowne Plaza Uptown. $25 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Crowne Plaza Uptown, 201 S. McDowell St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Old School Finale at Kalu Restaurant. With Nephew Tommy, music by DJ Ralph McDaniels. $25 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Kalu Restaurant, 505 E. 6th St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Pretty Nasty Party Grand Finale at Backstage. Live performance with Travis Porter. $15 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Backstage, 8801 E. WT Harris Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Grand Finale World Star Hip Hop Official Party at 935. Wiz Khalifa performing live. Music by DJ Green Lantern. $40 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Queen City CI Celebrity Takeover at the Sheraton. With Lance Gross and Wale live. $20 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Sheraton Airport, 3301 Scott Futrell Road. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

The Main Event: A Chic and Fashionable Affair at Apostrophe Lounge. Music by DJ Complete. March 5, 9 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. 980-333-3474. www.apostrophelounge.com.

Revolution: A Party for the People at Marriot Center City. $20 and up. March 5, 10 p.m. Marriott Center City, 100 W. Trade St. For more information, visit www.cirevolution.net.

Indulgence: The Official DMV Party at Molly MacPherson's. Presented by Good Life Ent NC and The Flywire. With DJ Quicksilvr. $25 in advance. March 5, 9 p.m. Molly MacPherson's. 127 N. Tryon St (corner of 5th and Church). For more information, visit www.goodlifeentnc.com.

Grownskool SOULcial Part 2, The Official HBCU Alumni CIAA Wrap-Up at Loft 1523. A musical tribute to the best of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Music by DJ infinite and Ace Rockwell. $15. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Loft 1523, 1523 Elizabeth Ave. For more info, call 704-661-1133 or visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Busta Rhymes at Mez. Live performance by Busta Rhymes, with DJ Greg J. $60 and up. March 5. Mez, 210 E. Trade St. www.mezcharlotte.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

Panache: 5th Annual Farewell Brunch at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Presented by Digital Divas. A la carte menu with a pep jazz band. $5.40. (All access pass to DD events, $54.) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 222 S. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com.

Blackout Customer Appreciation Party at Marigny. Music by DJ Shaun Nyce. Free. March 5, 10 p.m. Marigny, 1440 S. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.froma2zentertainment.com.

Sunday Sendoff Spectacular at Suite. Music by DJ Incognito. $10. March 5, 10 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, click here.

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