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You really want to know what the CIAA is? Officially, it's the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. But around the way, C-I is, in all actuality, "Party Central" -- emphasized by its association with historically black colleges and universities (aka HBCUs). From Sunday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, March 4, Charlotte will be the place to see and be seen; part fashion show, part basketball tournament -- all celebration.

Check out our picks for the CIAA's best parties and events:

Sunday, Feb. 25

OFFICIAL CI KICKOFF F/ TAMIA

Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd.

Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m.

$20 (advance)

More info: 704-391-8909 or www.charlottevibe.com

Monday, Feb. 26

FOOD LION CIAA WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT BEGINS

Charlotte Bobcats Arena, 333 E. Trade St.

Game Times: 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

CCCB Daily Chapel Charlotte Convention Center 10-11 a.m.

Internet Cafe Charlotte Public Library 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

FOOD LION CIAA WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS

Charlotte Bobcats Arena, 333 E. Trade St.

Game Times: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

FORD CIAA MEN'S TOURNAMENT BEGINS

Charlotte Bobcats Arena, 333 E. Trade St.

Game Times: 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

2007 CIAA WEDNESDAY NIGHT EXPLOSION

Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St.

8 p.m.-1 a.m. $25 (advance)

www.ticketalternative.com/www.nmbacharlotte.org

CHAMPAGNE VIP PARTY F/ JONEZ

Fox and Hound, 330 N. Tryon St.

$25 (advance)

More info: www.noquestent.com, www.justwoome.com

Thursday March 1

THE ORIGINAL DAY PARTY

University Pub, 1009 Chancellor Park Drive

1-7 p.m.

980-721-3150

"LOWES DAY AT THE CIAA" FORD CIAA MEN'S QUARTERFINALS ESPN CLASSIC

Charlotte Bobcats Arena, 333 E. Trade St.

Game Times: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

COCA-COLA PRESENTS SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BOYS II MEN

Charlotte, Convention Center

10 p.m., $20/$30

www.ticketmaster.com/704-522-6500Thursday, March 1st

THE RHO PSI OMEGA CHAPTER OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC. PRESENTS: "THE 2ND ANNUAL PINK GROOVE 2007"

The Forum nightclub, 300 N. College St.

Pre-party: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Party: 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $30 (advance)

More info: www.rhopsiomega.org/pinkgroove2007, Kelley Eaves-Boykin -- 704-287-7653, Tiffany L. Jones -- tiffany@digitaldivasinc.com.

Portion of proceeds benefit RPO Scholarship Fund.

Friday, March 2

"Food Lion Day at the CIAA," Food Lion CIAA Women's Tournament Semifinals

Game Times: 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

FORD CIAA MEN'S SEMIFINALS ESPN CLASSIC

Game Times: 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

CIAA STEP SHOW THROWDOWN PRESENTED BY MCDONALD'S

Charlotte Convention Center

$23, Doors open 6 p.m., show starts 8 p.m.

www.ticketmaster.com

CIAA STEPSHOW AFTERPARTY CONCERT

Charlotte Convention Center

$20, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.

www.ticketmaster.com

LEGENDS OF HIP-HOP FEATURING THE REUNION OF EPMD, PRESENTED BY CROWN ROYAL

Amos' SouthEnd

$30

More info: 704-377-6874, 704-567-9919, www.charlottevibe.com

DIGITAL DIVAS PRESENTS: "STOGIES & STILETTO'S"

Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd.

10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Cost: $20 (and up)

Music by DJ Daddy D. Free valet. Sponsored by Palmas Puro Cigars (everyone will receive a free cigar upon entry)

More info: 201-304-2933, e-mail tiffany@digitaldivasinc.com

Saturday, March 3

MCDONALD'S SUPER SATURDAY FAN FEST

Bobcats Arena

Doors open at 8 a.m.

CIAA Cheerleading Exhibition: 8:30 a.m.

CIAA Step Show Throwdown Winners: 10:30 a.m.

Miss CIAA Coronation presented by Food Lion 11:45 a.m.

1st Half CIAA Streetball Classic: 11 a.m.

2nd Half CIAA Streetball Classic: Noon

Streetball 3v3 and SLAM Dunk Contest: 12:45 p.m.

Battle of the Bands: 1:15 p.m.

Ebony Fashion Show 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ford Fan Experience

CCCB Daily Chapel Charlotte Convention Center 10 a.m.--11 a.m.

DIGITAL DIVAS PRESENTS: "UPTOWN SATURDAY"

Blue Restaurant & Bar, 2214 N. Tryon St. (Corner of College & 5th, 1 block from the Bobcats Arena)

2 p.m.-6 p.m., Free

Special lunch menu will be available. Music by DJ Polo. Sponsored by Eyebottomline.com.

THE ALUMNI GRAND FINALE AKA A GO-GO AND A DJ, presented by The Sol Kitchen/ B.A.D. Marketing/ Executive Ent./ A Gem Am I

Amos' SouthEnd.

9 p.m., $25 (advance)/$40 VIP available at No Grease Barbershop locations

More info: 704-567-9919, www.charlottevibe.com

DIGITAL DIVAS PRESENTS: "DREAM"

Featuring national recording artist/jazz pianist Marcus "MJ" Johnson (Www.threekeys.com).

Blue Restaurant & Bar, 2214 N. Tryon St. (Corner of College & 5th- 1 block from the Bobcats Arena)

10 p.m.-3 a.m., $10 adv., $15 at door

Late-night menu available. Free valet. Sponosored by Jack Daniels.

More info: 201-304-2933, e-mail tiffany@digitaldivasinc.com

Sunday, March 4

FORD FINALS NIGHT AT THE CIAA

Women's Final Live TV: 5 p.m.

Men's Final ESPN Classic: 8 p.m.

DIGITAL DIVAS PRESENTS: "PANACHE," THE 2ND ANNUAL FAREWELL BRUNCH

Music provided by The Joe Lindsay Trio featuring Ziad.

Blue Restaurant & Bar, 2214 N. Tryon St.

11 a.m.-3 p.m., $35 (Reservations encouraged.) Free valet.

More info: 201-304-2933, e-mail tiffany@digitaldivasinc.com

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