CIAA Parties 2013

· February 25, 2013

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The annual CIAA Tournament is taking place in Charlotte for the eighth consecutive year, with events scheduled from February 25 to March 3, 2013. While there will be five days of college basketball games going on between the men’s and women’s teams of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) at Time Warner Cable Arena, the many surrounding events and parties create just as much excitement and draw tens of thousands of visitors.

Monday, February 25

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

 

Tuesday, February 26

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

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

Tournament Week Media Mixer
Mix and mingle with local journalists and media professionals at this networking event. Presented by the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ). 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free; scholarship donation requested. WXYZ Bar at Aloft Charlotte Uptown Hotel, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., caabj.org.

 

Wednesday, February 27

# CIAA Men’s and Women’s Tournament Games
Basketball action continues. Women’s games: 11 a.m., 1, 3, and 5 p.m. Men’s games: 7 and 9 p.m. Visit website for ticket info. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., ciaatournament.org.

Taking your Business to the Next Level: A Conversation with Daymond John
Come make valuable business connections, and hear from speaker Daymond John, best known as the founder and CEO of FUBU, and from his appearances on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank. Moderated by Rahman Khan. Presented by Time Warner Cable Black Business Employee Network and Time Warner Cable Business Class. 2:30 p.m. Free; must RSVP, limited seating. Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave., suite 180, conversationwithdaymond.eventbrite.com.

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

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

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

Kitchapalooza 2: The Tournament Edition 2013
Two neighboring nightclubs, one alley, and five DJs—it’s truly going to be a block party. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free; ages 25 and older suggested; VIP tables available. Phoenix and Re:Public nightclubs, 300 N. College St., thesolkitchen.com.

Party with a Purpose: Black-Tie Affair
It’s a fundraising party—and two-part event—to benefit Payton’s Place Child Abuse Advocacy Center, featuring live music and a DJ. Presented by Chris Kerry Group. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 and up. Amelie’s Annex, 3128 The Plaza, wepay.com/events/r-b-live-ci-edition-2013.

Hip Hop Caucus-Charlotte Meet and Greet
Mix and mingle with members of the Hip Hop Caucus, a nonprofit organization that utilizes the power of hip hop to organize young people to be active in elections, policymaking, and service projects. HHC has leadership committees in cities around the country, and has celebrity spokespeople. Find out how you can get involved in upcoming initiatives. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served along with a cash bar. 6-9 p.m. Free admission; RSVP requested. Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St., Suite 200, hiphopcaucusfeb27.eventbrite.com.

Thursday, February 28

# CIAA College Career Expo
This expo is open to all current college students and alumni who are searching for graduate school opportunities or jobs. Visit the website for a list of participating universities and employers. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St., ciaatournament.org.

# Food Lion Health and Wellness Symposium
Receive healthy living and eating tips and products from experts. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Practice Court at Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., ciaatournament.org.

# CIAA Men’s Quarterfinals
Basketball action continues between the men’s teams. 1, 3, 7, and 9 p.m. Visit website for ticket info. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., ciaatournament.org.

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

Third Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival (February 28-March 2)
The CBFF presents three days of film screenings, film industry-focused workshops and panel discussions, networking events, and the Vision Awards, which celebrate the work of African American filmmakers. See website for schedule and ticket prices. UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. Ninth St., charlotteblackfilmfestival.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night Hook-Up
Hosted by Power 98’s Ms. Jessica the Girl Next Door, with music by DJ NGenius. Presented by IV Horsem** Entertainment. 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $15 and up. Roxbury Nightclub, 116 W. Fifth St., flavorus.com/ivhorsem**ent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Throwback Thursdays: The ’90s to Now Edition with BBD, SWV, & Friends
Kick off Welcome to Charlotte Weekend with legendary R&B groups Bell Biv Devoe (BBD) and SWV. Hosted by Big Ron Devoe. Presented by Digital Divas & Friends. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $25 and up; VIP cabanas and tables available. The Oasis Party at the Tent, 514 N. College St. (between Eighth and Ninth streets), partyatthetent.com.

Showtime: Suite Dreams V with Swizz Beatz
Platinum-selling artist, producer, and fashion curator Swizz Beatz will headline this party with a special DJ set. Presented by The Sol Kitchen and The A-List. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up; VIP tables available. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., thesolkitchen.com.

Crimson 100: Coleman Love
It’s a Crimson 100 celebration, with music by So So Def’s DJ Shakim. Presented by Oscar Frazier, YTilt, and The Pristine Group. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 and up; VIP tables available. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St., ez-tixx.com.

Throwback Thursday
Music by DJ Tyme, and drink specials all night. Presented by DaCave Entertainment. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance; $25 at the door. Crown Station Coffee House & Pub, 1425 Elizabeth Ave., facebook.com/dacaveent.

The DMV Takeover 3
Party inside two neighboring venues, including the newly opened Studio Movie Grill. Music by DJ SNS and DJ Total Reck. Presented by Team Dropzone, SMG, and the DMV Boys. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20-$50. Kazba and Studio Movie Grill (formerly Mez), at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., thedmvtakeover3.eventbrite.com.

Pre-Game: The CI2013 Takeoff
Music by DJ Shaun Nyce of Baltimore and DJ Expensive Life. Hosted by the Ciroc Boyz’s own Obie the Promoter. Presented by 12 ENT, Str8swagg Entertainment, and the KMH Group. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $25 and up; VIP tables available. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., pregameci2013takeoff.eventbrite.com.

College Street Celebrity Takeover with Kid Capri and Maliah Michel
Master of the Mix DJ Kid Capri and video vixen Maliah Michel headline this party, along with music by Technician the DJ and DJ Bro-Rabb. Presented by From A 2 Z Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 and up in advance; VIP tables available. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., froma2zentertainment.com.

Yo Gotti, Future, Juelz Santana, and Verse Simmonds Live
Four hit makers from hip-hop and R&B come together for this party. Presented by Sport E. Odie, Russell Payton, and AG Entertainment. 8 p.m.-5 a.m. $30 and up; VIP tables available. Cameo at Daisy Dooks, 3049 Scott Futrell Dr., charlottecitakeover.com.

The Uptown Swagga Go-Go Band Live
This popular band will pay tribute to the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown. Presented by Queen City Omegas. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 and up in advance; $25 day of show. Omegas of Charlotte Frat House, 3301 Statesville Ave., piphiomegas.org.

CI Life-a-thon 4 A Cure
Support this gathering for a greater cause, raising awareness and funds to find a cure for Crohn’s disease. Hosted by Mike Lighty, with music by Bad Boy and Circo Boyz’s own DJ SNS, and DJ Shaun Nyce of Baltimore. Presented by Crohn’s No More Foundation and First 2 First Ent. 2 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Dixie’s Tavern, 301 E. Seventh St., crohnsnomorefoundation.eventbrite.com.

The Premiere Tournament Kickoff
Join your fellow HBCU alumni for happy hour at a distinguished venue. Featuring live music by Ida Divine & the Garvey Collective. Your VIP admission grants you an open bar. Proceeds will benefit Sound Decisions RDS Inc. Presented by the HBCU Refined Team. 5-9 p.m. $60. Charlotte City Club, 121 W. Trade St., hbcurefined.org.

Friday, March 1

# Yolanda Adams Morning Show
It’s a CIAA Tournament tradition for locals and visitors alike to get up early on this Friday morning to be a part of a nationally syndicated radio show’s broadcast. Grammy Award–winning singer turned radio personality Yolanda Adams is a fan favorite, and you can expect surprise celebrity guests to appear. 5:30-10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St., ciaatournament.org.

# Food Lion Health and Wellness Symposium
Receive healthy living and eating tips and products from experts. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Practice Court at Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., ciaatournament.org.

# CIAA Women’s Semifinals
Basketball action continues between the final four women’s teams. 1 and 3 p.m. Visit website for ticket info. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., ciaatournament.org.

Third-Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival (February 28-March 2)
The CBFF presents three days of film screenings, film-industry focused workshops and panel discussions, networking events, and the Vision Awards, which celebrate the work of African American filmmakers. See website for schedule and ticket prices. UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. Ninth St., charlotteblackfilmfestival.com.

# CIAA Toyota Fan Experience
It’s a full schedule of events and activities for fans, including prize and ticket giveaways, car displays, video games and interactive zones, cooking exhibitions, celebrity appearances, and performances by popular hip-hop and R&B artists. 5-10 p.m. Free. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St., ciaatournament.org.

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night
Enjoy this time of diversity and culture with people who just want to dance. Expect Afro-Cuban and Latin-influenced dancing such as salsa, bachata, meringue, and cha-cha. Light snacks and cash bar available. 7-11 p.m. $10; $15 for couples. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St., mintmuseum.org.

Sol: The Hottest Day Party–CI Edition
Party with the lights on to the sounds of music played by True School’s Cuzzin B. Presented by ForWard Vision Group. 1-6 p.m. $20; VIP tables available. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. Fifth St., fvgpresents.com/soldayparty.

The Day Party of All Day Parties Part 1
Party all day, with music by Jus Once, DJ K-Nyce, and DJ Hollywood. Ages 30 and up preferred. Presented by BossMan Entertainment. Noon. $20 in advance. Dillinger’s Taproom, 214 N. Church St., bossmanentertaiment.org.

Innocence Lost
It’s a day party at a posh lounge, with music by DJ Kool Sheed. Presented by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment and The Damn Salon. Noon-6 p.m. General admission $20; VIP $40. Enso Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., b4l2013.eventbrite.com.

The Epitome Deux
Party all day and night in one location. Music by DJ Fatz. Presented by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment. Noon-2 a.m. General admission $20; VIP $40. Mortimer’s Cafe & Pub, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., b4l2013.eventbrite.com.

Top of the Top: The EpiCentre Rooftop Day Party
Your trendy daywear is requested as you party in the heated, enclosed rooftop venue. Presented by Culture19 Entertainment. Noon-7 p.m. $15 and up; VIP tables available. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., culture19.com.

# CIAA Men’s Semifinals
Basketball action continues between the final four men’s teams. 7 and 9 p.m. Visit website for ticket info. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., ciaatournament.org.

# CIAA Step Show Throwdown: Greeks vs. Greeks
It’s a sold-out event each year. Watch steppers from fraternities and sororities representing HBCUs from around the country compete for the grand prize. Hosted by Power 98’s No Limit Larry. Doors open, 7:30 p.m.; show time, 9 p.m. $30. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Dr., ciaastepshows.com.

Ego
Party in the multiple levels of this uptown nightclub. Music by DJ Storm and DJ Cuttz. Presented by The Execs and Nick “PrimeTime” Ingram. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. General admission $20; VIP $40. Phoenix, 300 N. College St., ego-ci13-phoenix.eventbrite.com.

CI se*y Part 1
It’s a party for the 30-and-older crowd, with Old School 105.3 FM’s Stacey Blackman. Late-night kitchen and outdoor patio. Presented by Carolina 30. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Bull & Barrister,
3615 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd., carolina30.com.

50 Shades of Blue
Mix, mingle, dance, and converse over signature co**tails with the area’s most notable trendsetters. Presented by Rickmond Media, FAZE Inc., and The Grays. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 206 N. College St., bluefriday2013.eventbrite.com.

Third-Annual Ciroc & Bad Boy Ent. DJ SNS Day Party
This popular day party returns at a new, larger location, featuring music by DJ SNS. Presented by Eddleton Events, J&J Ent. Group, and DJ Biggs. 1-7 p.m. $20. Roxbury Nightclub, 116 W. Fifth St., djsnsfridaydayparty.eventbrite.com.

The Eighth Annual Déjà Vu
Digital Divas has hosted this day party each year since the CIAA Tournament came to Charlotte. Music by DJ Daddy D. Sponsored by Remy Martin. 1-7 p.m. $15 and up. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 206 N. College St. (corner of Fifth and College streets), digitaldivasevents.com.

Dayhem 2.0
Come ready to party, with music by DJ Skillz and DJ DR. Presented by Sol Kitchen, BlueGoose, and Roundtable Ent. 1-7 p.m. $15 and up. Howl at the Moon, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., thesolkitchen.com.

Gorgeous at the Ritz
Party inside a gorgeous ballroom with beautiful views of the city. Music by DJ Bro Rabb and DJ Pyro. Presented by King Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25-$55; VIP tables available. The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, 201 E. Trade St., kingentevents.com.

Hall Pass: Rooftop Day Party
Make it a “no-working day” and party on this rooftop, where a glass dance floor will cover the pool. Music by DJ Dexter Dynamite. Presented by King Entertainment. Noon-6 p.m. $15. Hyatt House Uptown, 435 E. Trade St., kingentevents.com.

Celebrity Takeover with 2 Chainz
One of the hottest rappers will perform live. Music by Power 105.1 FM’s DJ Self. Presented by BET, Digital Divas, Kenny Johnson, Face Jay, and One Goal Productions. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $25 and up; VIP cabanas and tables available. The Oasis Party at the Tent, 514 N. College St. (between Eighth and Ninth streets) , 2chainzliveatthetent.eventbrite.com.

Snazzi’s Go-Go Experience
Party along to authentic go-go music, played live by the Let It Flow band from Washington, D.C., along with the Snazzi Band. Presented by Snazzi Entertainment. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $30 in advance; $40 at the door. Delta’s Restaurant, 525 N. Tryon St., deltasrestaurant.com.

Friday Night Unchained: DMV DJ Takeover
Two popular DJs from the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia area) will rock this party: DJ Quicksilva and DJ Jay Claxton. Presented by Sol Kitchen, BlueGoose, and Roundtable Ent. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up. Howl at the Moon, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., thesolkitchen.com.

I Luv the ’90s with DJ Jazzy Jeff
After an opening set by DJ Tron, the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff will do what he does best. Hosted by Skillz. Presented by Dynasty 5, BestFriendz, and Sol Kitchen. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $30 and up; VIP tables available. Omni Hotel, 132 E. Trade St., eventbee.com/v/iluvthe90s.

CI Takeover: After Hours (March 1 and 2)
This party goes into the wee hours of the morning each night. Featuring an open bar and complimentary food. Music by DJ Casper. Presented by Wylie K & Friends, Seek Abundance, and KMH Group. Midnight-6 a.m. $25 and up. Charlotte Trolley Museum, 1507 Camden Rd., citakeover.eventbrite.com.

Third Annual Ciroc Boyz Celebrity Takeover
This exclusive event caters to the stylish and tastemakers of the East Coast. Come celebrate the Ciroc culture, hosted by Big Tigger with music by DJ SNS and DJ Quick Silva. Presented by Ciroc Boyz. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 and up. Whiskey River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., cirocboyz.eventbrite.com.

Friday Night Live III
You have the choice of enjoying two parties on two levels, with two superior DJs: DJ Paradime representing the Carolinas while Heavy Hitters member Lonnie B from 92.1 FM in Richmond will be representing the DMV. Presented by Eddietainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance; $30 to skip line; VIP tables available. BlackFinn, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., fnl3.eventbrite.com.

Seventh-Annual Charlotte Takeover
Get ready for an exclusive go-go concert, featuring two of D.C.’s best bands: Familiar Faces and Black Alley. They’ll be joined by a special guest DJ. Presented by PhatCat Productions. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $40. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St., charlottetakeover2013.eventbrite.com.

Day Party Headquarters Part 1
It’s a 12-hour extended day party, drawing some of the largest crowds each year. Party on three levels, with music by six DJs, along with 40 TVs, 10 pool tables, and six bars. Live bands go on at 8 p.m. Presented by Talk of the Town. Noon-midnight. $20 and up. Fox and Hound, 330 N. Tryon St., talkofthetownent.com.

The Art and Style Lounge
Check out this interactive, art-inspired lifestyle shopping affair, created to showcase the talents of various artists and designers from around the country while raising funds for a great cause. Everything from handcrafted jewelry and unique apparel to original paintings and artwork will be on hand. Guests will be greeted by fashionable models serving tasty hors d’oeuvres, spirits, and desserts, while live musicians will perform. Presented by Mylestone Productions. Noon-6 p.m. $10. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., artandstylelounge.com.

Friday Night Vegas
It’s a mature red-carpet affair, with music by DJ Twan G. The pizza and pasta bar will be open for you to order from, and also select from the great co**tail menu. Presented by Eddietainment, Money Gang, and Ryan Cameron Douglas. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $15 and up; VIP tables available. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vegasvapiano.eventbrite.com.

Mayhem
It’s a 14-hour, nonstop party, with music by four DJs: Paradime, Ngenius, Danny Dee, and LS One. Order drinks from multiple bars, and the food menu will be available. Presented by The Sol Kitchen, M. Simmons, Dynasty 5, RoundTable Ent., and Rickmond Media. Noon-2 a.m. $20 and up; VIP tables available. Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St., eventbee.com/v/mayhem.

The Warm Up
Special guests will include Super Bowl champions. Music by DJ Savvy, and drink specials will be served. Presented by DC Entertainment Group and JB Productions. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 in advance. El Veracruz, 391 Towne Centre Blvd., ciaathewarmup.eventbrite.com.

Southern Royalty Featuring Mystikal, Juvenile, and Partners-N-Crime
It’s a concert and party with some of your favorite New Orleans rappers. Presented by Heartland Ent. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $25; VIP tables available. CenterStage @ NoDa, 2315 N. Davidson St., southernroyalty.com.

Red Alert 100th Day Party
Come celebrate 100 years of history with the distinctive women of Crimson and Cream, better known as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Music by DJ Jon Quick, DJ Big Rob, DJ Spin, and DJ Focus. Presented by Star 23 Enterprise. Noon-7 p.m. $10 and up; VIP tables available. 505 (formerly Kalu Lounge), 505 E. Sixth St., charged.fm/cidayparty1.

Day Party Explosion
Mingle with a mature and elite crowd while dining on delectable food and great drinks. Music by Ciroc Boyz’s DJ Quicksilva and DJ Frosty of Columbia. Presented by Eddietainment, Pearl Vision Group, and the Essences of Purple & Gold. Noon-7 p.m. $15 in advance; $30 to skip line. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., daypartyexplosion.eventbrite.com.

The New York Connection Old School Mix and Mingle
A mature party for the 30-and-older crowd, featuring music by DJ Stacy Blackman and DJ Aaron S. Hosted by Steve Fountain, Charlie Davis, and Jessie Scott. Presented by The New York Connection. 1-6 p.m. $20 in advance. Delta’s Restaurant, 525 N. Tryon St., newyorkconnectionciaa2013.eventbrite.com.

South Meck. Friends and Family Gathering
Enjoy an old-school gathering with music, an all-you-can-eat buffet, and a spades tournament. Presented by A Fat Boy Production. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 in advance. Rameses Temple 51, 4919 Beatties Ford Rd., afatboyproduction.com.

The Movie
Against a beautiful backdrop, guests will party with actor Lance Gross, with music by DJ Frosty. Presented by Six Figure Entertainment, Taz Events, and Fenesse Muzik. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $30; VIP tables available. NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., sixfigureentertainment.com.

Everybody Loves Hookah! Day Party
Music by DJ Shaun Nyce and DJ Emanon. Hosted by Mugsy the CEO. Presented by 12 Ent., Str8swagg Entertainment, and The KMH Group. Noon-6 p.m. $20 and up. Red @ 28th, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112A, everybodyloveshookah.eventbrite.com.

The Urban Collection Fashion Show
Come for the fashion, stay for the party. Fashion show will feature Brooklynn’s Finest Apparel, DRC ApeParel, Infinite Style, Exclusiv Endz, and Brooke Watson of Premier Designs Jewelry. There will also be performances by several artists and music by DJ 300. Complimentary food will be served along with a cash bar. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 in advance. Dupp&Swat, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112B, thecollectionshow.eventbrite.com.

Dawn to Dusk Extended Day Party Edition
Featuring live music by DaMixx Band, Walker Redds Project featuring Frank Sirius, and Ms. Yendy and the &ffiliated Project. Special guests include Sugar Bear and DJ Big John. Hosted by Billy da Kidd. Presented by Best of the Best Entertainment Group. 6:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $20 in advance. Charlotte Trolley Museum, 1507 Camden Rd., facebook.com/events/419585271452820.

Flashback FriDay Party—Extended Version
Come kick it with special guests Big Daddy Kane and Kool Moe Dee. Music by Urban Legends DJs Tron and C-Rob. Order from the full food menu, drink specials, and enjoy bowling. Presented by Bestfriendz and Triad Old School. Noon-7:30 p.m. $20 and up. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., flashbackfriday.eventbrite.com.

Moscato Madness
Enjoy complimentary moscato all night. Music by DJ Ck and DJ 2Notty. Hosted by Sunshine Anderson. Sponsored by Premio Moscato. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $20 in advance. Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St., theblackcardparties.com.

Roar 1854! Alumni Day Party/Meet & Greet
Enjoy Southern-style appetizers, bowling, music by DJ Jo Jo from Staten Island, dancing, networking, and more. Presented by the Greater Carolinas Alumni Chapter of Lincoln University. Noon-6 p.m. $25 in advance. Ten Park Lanes, 1700 Montford Dr., facebook.com/LUGreaterCarolinas.

T.I. and Fabolous
Come party with rap heavyweights T.I. and Fabolous, in the same building in one night. Presented by Sport E. Odie, Russell Payton, and AG Entertainment. 8 p.m.-5 a.m. $40 and up; VIP tables available. Cameo at Daisy Dooks, 3049 Scott Futrell Dr., charlottecitakeover.com.

The A Bandz Make Her Dance Party with Juicy J
Juicy J has had one of the hottest songs in the club over the past year, and now you can party with him. Presented by South Coast Marketing. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Admission cost varies; VIP tables available. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., juicyjfriday.eventbrite.com.

Breakfast Jam I
Party after-hours and enjoy a late-night breakfast provided by Murrell’s Café. Music by DJ ’06. Presented by the Queen City Omegas. 11 p.m.-5 a.m. $25 in advance. Omegas of Charlotte Frat House, 3301 Statesville Ave., piphiomegas.org.

Biz Markie Day Party
The legendary Biz Markie will be on the 1s and 2s. Hosted by Glam23 PR & Events. Noon-8 p.m. $15 in advance; VIP tables available. Privilege Day and Nightclub, 223 S. Brevard St., privilegecharlotte.com.

Old School Friday with Slick Rick, Ronnie Devoe, and Ed Lover
Party with these hip-hop and R&B legends. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance; VIP tables available. Privilege Day and Nightclub, 223 S. Brevard St., privilegecharlotte.com.

Chris Brown: Up Close and Personal
If you’re a member of Team Breezy, then you definitely don’t want to miss the chance to see this star. 9 p.m. General admission $50; VIP admission $90; VIP tables available. Fifth Element, 500 W. Fifth St., ez-tixx.com/Static/info_5thelement_chrisbrown_event.html.

Friday Night at the Westin with Trey Songz, Kenny Burns, and DJ Kool
Meet some of your favorite artists. Also music by DJ B Barnes. Presented by Velvet Entertainment and the A List. Sponsored by Grey Goose Cherry Noir. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $40 general admission; $60 VIP. The Westin Charlotte Hotel, 601 S. College St., avelvetlist.com.

Gospel Jazz and Jokes
Featuring national recording artist Arnetta Murrill-Crooms, the Groove Masters, and comedian Marcus Wiley. 6:30-11 p.m. $15 in advance; VIP seating available. 2xSalt Ministry, 1900 Queen City Dr., unwindproductions.com.

Charlotte’s Favorite Happy Hour–Tournament Edition
Join V101.9 FM and Herb and Felicia Gray for some mixing and mingling at one of uptown’s newest hotspots. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. 4-10 p.m. $15 in advance. Nana’s Uptown, 710 W. Trade St., offers.cbslocal.com/charlotte.

# The CIAA Welcome Party with Anthony Hamilton
Platinum-selling singer and Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton will perform at this event. Also featuring DJ Skillz, comedian Tone-X, special guest Jermaine Dupri, five bars, and a VIP lounge. Sponsored by Coke Zero. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission $45; VIP $75. Urban Garden, at 1 Bank of America Center, 150 N. College St., ez-tixx.com/Static/info_urbangarden_Friday_event.html.

Su Casa: Wonderland
The folks who put on the monthly Su Casa event in Charlotte are continuing their pattern of presenting something different in the sea of nightlife. This party will pay tribute to the music of Stevie Wonder, with resident DJ Justice spinning Wonder’s top hits, B-sides, and remixes, as well as songs he wrote/produced and music by artists influenced by him. There will also be relevant detours into funk, Latin, Brazilian, and other sounds. Presented by Jasiatic and Carlton H. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., sucasapresentswonderland.eventbrite.com.

The Appreciation
Some of Charlotte’s leading hair stylists and barbers are showing their appreciation for your support at this party. Enjoy music, networking, and drinks. Complimentary buffet for the first hour. Presented by The Dooby Shop, Styling Iconz, and Hatz Off. 9 p.m. Limited number of $10 VIP tickets online and at sponsors’ locations; VIP tables available. Allure Restaurant & Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St., ez-tixx.com.

Saturday, March 2

#CIAAsmoke Meet & Greet starring DJ Smallz, Lil Scrappy, Dorrough Music, Young Dro, Verse Simmonds, Zed Zilla, Jose Guapo & more
Hosted by Yasmin Young (Power 98), Toney Romeo (105.3), Lil Bankhead (V103) & A-Town Mike. Networking event calling all DJ’s, Artists, Producers, Blogges & Members of the Press. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Free. The VOX 2401 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC 28208 (980) 345-0946, DJSmallz.com/CIAAsmoke.

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

# McDonald’s Super Saturday
This CIAA fan event features the Food Lion Miss CIAA Pageant, a DJ competi*ion, cheerleading exhibition, musical performances, and celebrity appearances. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., ciaatournament.org.

# CIAA Toyota Fan Experience
It’s a full schedule of events and activities for fans, including prize and ticket giveaways, car displays, video games and interactive zones, cooking exhibitions, celebrity appearances, and performances by popular hip-hop and R&B artists. Noon-8 p.m. Free. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St., ciaatournament.org.

Third Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival (February 28-March 2)
The CBFF presents three days of film screenings, film industry-focused workshops and panel discussions, networking events, and the Vision Awards, which celebrate the work of African American filmmakers. See website for schedule and ticket prices. UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. Ninth St., charlotteblackfilmfestival.com.

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

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

The Day Party of All Day Parties Part II
Party all day, with music by Jus Once, DJ 360, and DJ Capital J. Ages 30 and up preferred. Presented by BossMan Entertainment. Noon. $20 in advance. Dillinger’s Taproom, 214 N. Church St., bossmanentertaiment.org.

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

CI se*y Part 2
It’s a party for the 30-and-older crowd, with Old School 105.3 FM’s Stacey Blackman. Late-night kitchen and outdoor patio. Presented by Carolina 30. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Bull & Barrister,
3615 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd., carolina30.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uptown Saturday: The Centric Day Party & Happy Hour
Cable television network Centric is partnering with Digital Divas for this annual day party, which caters to the 30-and-older crowd. Special surprise performance and celebrity guest appearances. Sponsored by Corzo Tequila. Noon-6 p.m. $15 and up. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 206 N. College St. (corner of Fifth and College streets), digitaldivasevents.com.

Sixth Annual The Reunion
Enjoy live soulful jazz and R&B music by Acoustic Soul (7-10:30 p.m.), then DJ Polo (10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.) Dinner reservations encouraged, and late-night menu will be available. Presented by Digital Divas. Sponsored by Centric and TPM Consulting, Inc. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 and up. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 206 N. College St. (corner of Fifth and College streets), digitaldivasevents.com.

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

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

CI Takeover: After Hours (March 1 and 2)
This party goes into the wee hours of the morning each night. Featuring an open bar and complimentary food. Music by DJ Casper. Presented by Wylie K & Friends, Seek Abundance, and KMH Group. Midnight-6 a.m. $25 and up. Charlotte Trolley Museum, 1507 Camden Rd., citakeover.eventbrite.com.

Day Party Headquarters Part 2
It’s a 12-hour extended day party, drawing some of the largest crowds each year. Party on three levels, with music by six DJs, along with 40 TVs, 10 pool tables, and six bars. Live bands go on at 8 p.m. Presented by Talk of the Town. Noon-midnight. $20 and up. Fox and Hound, 330 N. Tryon St., talkofthetownent.com.

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

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

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

Celebrity Love & Hip-Hop Tournament Takeover
Come party with two of your favorite Love & Hip Hop cast members, Joe Budden and Tahiry Jose. Presented by Stovell Wade, Sherod Mccormick, and Frank Ratchford. 10 p.m.-3a.m. $20 and up. Sheraton Airport, 3315 Scott Futrell Dr., takover3.eventbrite.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breakfast Jam II
Party after-hours, and enjoy a late-night breakfast provided by Murrell’s Café. Music by DJ ’06. Presented by the Queen City Omegas. 11 p.m.-5 a.m. $25 in advance. Omegas of Charlotte Frat House, 3301 Statesville Ave., piphiomegas.org.

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

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

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

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

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

# CIAA Championship Celebration with Anthony Hamilton
Platinum-selling singer and Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton will perform at this event. Also featuring DJ Skillz, comedian Tone-X, VH1 Basketball Wives LA’s Draya Michelle, five bars, and a VIP lounge. Sponsored by Coke Zero. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission $45; VIP $75. Urban Garden, at 1 Bank of America Center, 150 N. College St., ez-tixx.com/Static/info_urbangarden_Saturday_event.html.

Sunday, March 3

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

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

Stupid Dope Day Party
Keep the party going, with music by DJ Frosty, DJ Kryptonite, and DJ T.Mobile. Hosted by Hypeman Coop and DJ T.O. Drink specials offered all day. Presented by Stupid Dope Moves. 2-7 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., stupiddopemoves.com.

The Sunday Sendoff
It’s one of the final parties of the weekend, taking place for the third straight year. Music by DJ A Minor and Mr. Incognito. Presented by QC Exclusive Promotions. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free before 11 p.m. with RSVP; VIP tables available. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., sundaysendoff.eventbrite.com.

Via  charlottemagazine.com/ciaa

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  1. TheShow says:

    Never been and I live in the NC

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