CL presents our list of CIAA 2012 parties

Posted by Tricia Bangit on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 2:35 PM

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Check out our gigantic list of parties happening in Charlotte for the annual CIAA basketball tournament. This list will be continually updated, so keep checking back for more events. (Want to be listed? Please e-mail anita.overcash@creativeloafing.com.)

Tuesday, Feb. 28
Miles & Coltrane: Blue(.). On Q Productions' CIAA Tournament edition. The play - featuring poets, musicians, dancers and actors - is based on the lives of musicians Miles Davis and John Coltrane and their influence on blues and jazz music. $22. Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 29
Mode Noir CIAA Fashion Week. Showcasing local boutiques, emerging designers, and national designers. Spotlights on African-American designers. Presented by Elle VJ Boutique. Raises funds for Presbyterian Hospital Blume Center. $30 and up. Feb., 29, 7 p.m. Held at 1800 Brewton Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.modenoir.net.

Bronco Owned Business (B.O.B.) Mixer at Hilton Executive Park. Sponsored by FSU Division of Institutional Advancement & National Alumni Association. Free to the public. February 29, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Hilton Executive Park, 5624 Westpark Drive. For more information or to RSVP, call Sabrina Richardson at 704-287-9791 or e-mail srichardson104@gmail.com.

Pop Life: Tournament Edition 2012 aka Kitchapalooza at Phoenix/RE:Public. Music by DJ Quicksilva, DJ Complete, DJ DR, DJ Shaun Nyce, DJ Skillz, and DJ CK. 25 and up preferred. Free admission. February 29, 9 p.m. Phoenix & Re:Public, Corner of 6th & College Street. For tables, call Tami at 980-322-9859.

Vybe & View: Who's Who Networking Social Launch at Osso Restaurant. With Talk of the Town, The National Black MBA Association Charlotte Chapter, and Mayor Pro Tem Patrick D. Cannon. Advanced RSVP required. Feb. 29, $15 donation or more. Osso Restaurant, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. For more information, visit http://cievents2012.eventbrite.com.

Thursday, March 1

DAY PARTIES
Doug E. Fresh at 5th Element. With Fly Ty. $10 and up. March 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.5thelementnc.com/#!ciaa.

Old School/New School Party at Tempo. Presented by Tempo. Hosted by the Tanglewood Crew. $20. March 1, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Boulevard. For more information, visit www.tempocharlotte.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.crowntickets.com.

The First Day Party of Tournament Weekend at Privilege. Presented by Privilege DayClub & NightClub. Hosted by Grammy Award winner Anthony Hamilton and celebrity friends. Featuring Power 98’s Yasmin Young and DC’s DJ Flexx. March 1, 2 p.m. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. For parties larger than 4 or for special VIP request call 704-890-7436 or visit www.privilegecharlotte.com.

NIGHT PARTIES
A Night Full of Laughter Afterparty at The Extravaganza. Hosted by Jonathan Martin with music by Biz Markie. Mr Joe “Cheezy” Clair headlines. $35 and up. March 1, 8 p.m. The Extravaganza, 1610 N. Tryon St. To purchase tickets, visit http://ciaakeepemlaughing.eventbrite.com/

After Hour Party at Tropix Bar. CIAA party hosted by former NFL player Jocelyn Borgella. Features music by DJ Mark One, DJ Big Will, April Rayne, Ro Jackson, Joe Higg and Day Tymz. Serving fish & grits, chicken wings and more. For more information, visit 704-649-5742. $15 and up. March 1, 9 p.m. Tropix Bar and Lounge, 4701 N. Tryon St..

Black Carpet Tip-Off Affair at Founders Hall. Presented by We Run Charlotte. Hosted by Doug E. Fresh and Dinah Sade with music by DJ Skillz and Marty Geez. $25 and up. March 1, 9 p.m. Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.weruncharlotte.com.

CIAA Weekend 757 & 704 Takeova Bus. Buses will run daily in hourly increments to Uptown. $100 and up. March 1-March 4. For more information, contact Micah Walls at 757-737-2460, Edward Walls at 757-737-0875, or Eugene Jones at 757-828-9046.

Gucci Mane Live at Cameo. Presented by Sport E. Odie, Russell Payton, A List, and The Dinero Group. Hosted by World Star Hip Hop. 21 and up. $20 and up. March 1, 8 p.m. Cameo Night Club at Daisy Dooks. 3049 Scott Futrell Drive. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.ez-tixx.com/Static/info_cameo_worldstar_event.html.

Hangover Party at FitzGerald's Irish Pub. Music by DJ Quicksilva and DJ Biggs. 21 and up. $20 and up. March 1, 9 p.m. FitzGerald’s Irish Pub, 201 E. 5th St. To purchase tickets, visit http://thecharlottehangoverciaa.eventbrite.com/.

Heaven at Blue Restaurant. Presented by Talk of the Town. Music by DJ 06 and Black Alley. $25 and up. March 1, 8 p.m. Blue Restaurant, 5th & College Street. To purchase tickets, visit http://cievents2012.eventbrite.com/.

Mode Noir CIAA Fashion Week. Showcasing local boutiques, emerging designers, and national designers. Spotlights on African-American designers. Raises funds for Presbyterian Hospital Blume Center. $30 and up. March 1, 7 p.m. Held at 1800 Brewton Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.modenoir.net.

Warm-Up Social at Strike City. Presented by Inner Circle Events. With DJ Cobb. 21+ crowd. $10 and up. March 1, 9 p.m. The EpiCentre at Strike City, 210 E. Trade Street. For more info, call
704-858-3804. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.clubtix.com/the-tournament-warm-up-at-strike-city-tickets-98972

Suite Dreams IV at Suite. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. Music by DJ Quicksilva (DC/MD) & DJ Brorabb (RDU). Advance tickets are $20. 10 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com/ciaa_events.html.

Pink Groove 7 at Phoenix. Presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Rho Psi Omega Chapter. Music by DJ Tab D’Bia$$i. 25 and up crowd preferred. $35 and up. March 1, 9 p.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. For more information, contact Nicole at 704-750-1252 or Simone at 704-654-5181.To purchase tickets, visit http://pinkgroove7.eventbrite.com/.

Start Something Big Networking Reception Tournament Edition at Aquavina. In benefit of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte. Hosted by Parties with a Cause. Live music, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, door prizes, and more. $10 minimum donation for entry. March 1, 6 p.m.-10 pm. Aquavina Wine Room & Lounge, 435 S. Tryon St., Suite 180. For more information, call 704-779-3458.

The 2nd Annual All-Tournament Alumni Mixer at Kalu Restaurant. Presented by TMB Marketing Firm. The mixer with folks from historic black colleges and universities. Live jazz from Shableek and DJ BigMike. Portion of proceeds goes to the CIAA Scholarship Fund. 20 advance tickets. March 1, 8 p.m. Kalu Restaurant, 505 E. 6th St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

The Best of Both Worlds: The Fire and Ice Edition at Privilege. Presented by The Alphas of Charlotte & Deltas of Charlotte Foundation. Music by DJ Flemingo and DJ DR. $25 advance tickets. March 1, 10 p.m. Privilege Charlotte, 223 S. Brevard St. For VIP packages, call Tim at 704-651-1317. To purchase tickets, visit www.charlottesocialscene.com.

The DMV Takeover at Mez. Presented by DMV Boys, Skyline Management, and Team Dropzone. Music by DJ S&S. $20 and up. March 1, 9 p.m. The EpiCentre at Mez, 210 E. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thedmvtakeover.eventbrite.com.

The Official CIAA Old School Skate Party at Starlight Roller Rink. Presented by MY92.7. Hosted by Fly Ty with music by DJ Stacey Blackman. 21 and up crowd. March 1, 9 p.m. Starlight Roller Rink, 8830 E. W.T. Harris Blvd. Advance tickets can be purchased at DTLR Stores, Starlight Roller Rink, and Cricket Wireless Store (9020 Albemarle Road). Listen to MY92.7 or go to www.my927charlotte.com to win tickets. Must be 21and up to enter. For more information, call 704-568-5700.

The Official NC Tournament Kickoff Party at Lux. Presented by Sony Records & CMG. Hosted by Greg Moneyman Jones. Music by Yo Gotti, DJ Chuck T, Tre Montana, and Revenue. 21 and up crowd. Valet parking, hookahs, bottle service, and VIP sections available. Ladies discount before 11 p.m. March 1, 9:30 p.m. Lux, 200 E. Bland St. To purchase tickets, visit ez-tixx.com.

Tip-Off Thursday at Whisky River. Presented by Bestfriendz, Dynasty 5, and Pinkies UP Productions. Music by DJ PNut. $10 and up. Ladies free until 11 p.m. with R.S.V.P. March 1, 9 p.m.-2:45 a.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit http://tipoffthursday2012.eventbrite.com.

Trick Daddy at Amos' Southend. 21 and up crowd. $25 advance tickets. March 1, 8 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. To purchase tickets, visit www.etix.com.

Where the Mature Mingle at Cosmos Café. Presented by Brothers for Life, with music by DJ Fatz. $35 and up. March 1, 5 p.m. Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://b4life-ent.com/CIAA_2012.php.

Diverse Thursdays: CI Edition at Dharma Lounge. Music by DJ Shaun Nyce. Free parking, $5 Absolut Vodka, and jerk chicken. 21 and up. $15 and up. March 1, 9 p.m. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. For tickets, call 704 458 8252 or visit http://diversethursdaysci2012.eventbrite.com.

Dream: The 100th Anniversary Premiere Event at The Saloon. Hosted by NXL21 Charlotte, M. Simmons, and King Entertainment. 23 and up preferred. $10. March 1, 10 p.m. The Saloon, 900 Seaboard St. To purchase tickets, visit http://thursdaydream.eventbrite.com/.

Power 98's Mega CI Kick-Off Party at 5th Element. $10. March 1, 9 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.5thelementnc.com/#!ciaa.

Miles & Coltrane: Blue(.), CIAA Tournament Edition at Duke Energy Theater. Presented by On Q Productions. Features award-winning poets, musicians, dancers, and actors. $22. March 1, 7:30 p.m. Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.

The Official Ciroc Boyz & Bad Boy Records Takeover at Re:Public. Presented by The Yeros Group, Dre Brown, and From A 2 Z Entertainment in association with Bad Boy Records. Hosted by French Montana. Music by Celebrity DJ Shogun and The Incredible DJ Polo. 21 and up. March 1, 9 p.m. Re:Public, 314 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit www.frenchmontanaci2012.eventbrite.com.

Mode Noir CIAA Fashion Week at Harvest Center. Showcasing local boutiques, emerging designers, and national designers. Spotlights on African-American designers. Presented by Elle VJ Boutique. Raises funds for Presbyterian Hospital Blume Center. $30 and up. Feb., 29, 7 p.m. Held at Harvest Center, 1800 Brewton Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.modenoir.net.

Welcome to Charlotte House Party at Cameo Nightclub. Presented by Worldstar Hip Hop, with Gucci Mane and Miss Cubana Lust. Music by DJ Lantern Green. $20 and up. March 1, 8 p.m. Cameo Nightclub, 3049 Scott Futrell Drive. For more information, call 301-312-1365 or visit www.nctakeover2012.com.

Welcome to my House Party at Club Hush. With live performance by Meek Mill. Presented by Topnotch Entertainment, Celebrity Inc., The Dream Team, and The Seardified GQQNS. $20 and up. March 1, 10 a.m. Club Hush, 5699 Central Ave. (Eastland Mall Parking Lot.) To purchase tickets, visit http://meekmillliveathush.eventbrite.com/.

The Official CI Kickoff Party: Kappy Krazy at Bar Charlotte. Presented by the UNCC ZD Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Hosted by Moneyman Jones and Realnique Suave. Music by DJ Cuttz and DJ Diesel. Ladies free until 10:30 p.m. March 1, 9:30 p.m. Bar Charlotte, 300 S. College St. For more information or tables, contact 704-930-9030.

2012 Star Power at The Blake Hotel. Presented by Mike Jackson, Travel Ambiance, & 99 Wayz Ent. Hosted by Nene Leakes and Tami Roman. Music by Biz Markie and Kid Capri. VH1 will be filming live. March 1-3rd, 9 p.m. Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

New Jack City The Official Ciroc Boyz & Bad Boy Takeover at Re:Public. Hosted by French Montana with music by Celebrity DJ Shogun and The Incredible DJ Polo. $20 and up. March 1, 9 p.m. Re:PUBLIC, 314 N. College Street. For tickets and table reservations, visit www.frenchmontanaci2012.eventbrite.com or call 704-502-2922.

The Warm Up at Kanvas. Presented by Blackbook Ent Grp and Neva Lose Promotions. Music by DJ Mic Check. $10 advance tickets. March 1, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Kanvas Art Gallery, 525 E. 6th St. To purchase tickets, visit www.thewarmup.eventbrite.com.

Throwback Thursday at The Oasis. With E.U. Sugar Bear. Chubb Rock, and Whodini. $20 and up. March 1, 9 p.m.The Oasis, 514 N. College Street. To purchase tickets, visit www.etix.com.


Friday, March 2

DAY PARTIES
4Play Friday at Whisky River. Presented by Bestfriendz, Dynasty 5, and KB from WSSU. Music by DJ Bro-Rabb and Let it Flow band. March 2, 12 p.m.-7:45 p.m. $40 and up. Ladies free with flyer, RSVP or text before 1 p.m. Fellas reduced before 1 p.m. with flyer, RSVP, or text. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit http://4playfriday2012.eventbrite.com..

AER: The Official Rooftop Day Party at EpiCentre Rooftop Pavilion. Presented by Culture19 and Anthony Burno. 21and up crowd. March 2, 12 p.m. EpiCentre Rooftop Pavilion, 210 E. Trade Str. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.culture19.com/ciaa/index2.html.

Chancellor’s CIAA Brunch at Charlotte Marriott. Brought to you by the Fayetteville State Broncos. Hat fashion show and contest, with music by The Trending Topic Band, The Mane Attraction, more. $30. March 2, 11 a.m. Charlotte Marriott Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. For more information, visit www.uncfsu.edu/bulletin/CIAA2012.pdf.

CI Day Party Headquarters at Fox and Hound. Presented by Talk of the Town. Six DJs. $20 and up. March 2, 12 p.m. Fox and Hound, 330 N. Tryon St. To purchase tickets, visit http://cievents2012.eventbrite.com.

Daybreak: Day Party at BlackFinn. Presented by Blue Goose Entertainment. Music by DJ C-Rob. 25 and up crowd. $10 general admission. March 2, 12 p.m. BlackFinn, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://pardigras2012.eventbrite.com.

Daydream CI Day Party at Strike City. Presented by Blue Goose Entertainment. Music by DJ Tron and DJ C-Rob. $15 and up. March 2, 12 p.m. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://pardigras2012.eventbrite.com/.

Dayhem: The Friday All Day Party at Cosmos Café. Presented by Blue Goose Entertainment. Free admission before 1 p.m. $10 and up. March 2, 12 p.m. Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit http://pardigras2012.eventbrite.com/.

DJ SNS Day Party at The Breakfast Club. Music by Bad Boy Entertainment’s DJ SNS. $20 and up. March 2, 1 p.m. The Breakfast Club, 225 N. Caldwell St. To purchase tickets, visit http://ciaadjsnsdaypartythebreakfastclub.eventbrite.com/.

Envy at Enso. Music by DJ Paradime. $20 and up. All access passes to Cosmos, Enso & Mortimer’s are $90-$195. March 2, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit http://b4life-ent.com/CIAA_2012.php.

Epitome at Mortimer's. Presented by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment. Music by DJ Fatz. $30 and up. March 2, 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Mortimer’s Café & Pub, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit http://b4life-ent.com/CIAA_2012.php.

Midday Madness Day Party at Tempo. Presented by Tempo. Hosted by the Tanglewood Crew and DJ Kool. $20. March 2, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Boulevard. For more information, visit www.tempocharlotte.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.crowntickets.com.

RECESS: Weekend Kickoff Day Party at Howl at the Moon. Presented by The Sol Kitchen, Blue Goose Entertainment, Round Table Entertainment. Music by DJ Complete. 25+ crowd. $20. March 2, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. The EpiCentre at Howl at the Moon, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://pardigras2012.eventbrite.com/.

Rooftop Sierra at Hyatt House. Presented by King Entertainment. Music by DJ Dexter Dynamite. $10 and up. Entry will only be permitted to advance ticket holders. March 2, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Hyatt House (formerly Hotel Sierra), 435 E. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.kingentevents.com.

Sophisticated-Speakeasy at AquaVina Lounge. Presented by Invitation Only. With a live band and a special guest DJ. All-day all-access pass, live band, dessert bar, wine tasting, and free parking. $25 limited tickets. March 2, 2 p.m.-2 a.m. AquaVina Lounge, 435 S. Tryon St. To purchase tickets, visit
http://sophisticated-speakeasy.eventbrite.com/
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Sunset Club Day Party at Bistro. Hosted by FL Productions. $25 and up. March 2, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Bistro, 1820 South Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit http://sunsetclubcharlotte-zvents.eventbrite.com/.

The Annual Déjà vu: The Kick-Off Day Party at Blue. Presented by Digital Divas. Music by DJ Daddy D. 30 and up crowd. $10.80. March 2, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Blue Restaurant, 5th & College Street. For more information, visit http://www.digitaldivasevents.com.

The Official CIAA Greek Day Party at Coyote Joe's. Presented by V101.9. Hosted by Chril Girl. Music by Chubb Rock, DJ Storm, and a celebrity guest. 25 and up crowd. $25 limited advance tickets. Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit www.etix.com.

VSU Legends of Troy Meet and Greet Day Party at Phoenix and Re:Public. One party, two clubs. $30. March 2, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Phoenix and Re:Public, 300 and 314 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit http://vsulegendsoftroy.eventbrite.com/.

AmerAKAs-Most Wanted Day Affair at Vida. Hosted by The Alpha Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Alumni of all CIAA schools and friends. Music by DJ Lonnie B and DJ Magic. 21 and up. $25 and up. March 2, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Vida, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.cipartyalert.com. To purchase tickets, visit http://vidadayparty.eventbrite.com/.

Biz Markie Day Party Explosion at Privilege. Presented by Pearl Vision the Essence of Purple & Gold, YTILT, & Privilege. $15 advance tickets. March 2, 12 p.m. Privilege, 229 Brevard St. For more information, visit www.privilegecharlotte.com.

Miles & Coltrane: Blue(.), CIAA Tournament Edition at Duke Energy Theater. Presented by On Q Productions. Features award-winning poets, musicians, dancers, and actors. $22. March 2, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St. 704 372 1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Sail Away for a Day 2012 Day Party at Tropix Bar & Lounge. Hosted by Jocelyn Borgella. $15 advance tickets. 21 and up. March 2, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Tropix Bar & Lounge, 1701 N. Tryon St. For more information, call 704-649-5742.

The 4Ever Entertainment Fri-Day Party at Allure Restaurant & Lounge. Fish and wings will be served. Everyone free until 1 p.m. with flyer. $10 and up. March 2, 12 p.m. Allure Restaurant & Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St. For more information, visit www.allurecharlotte.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

The Friday Uptown Day Party at 5th Element. Hosted by Dana Dane, Kurtis Blow, and RiDICKulous. $15. March 2, 11 a.m.-5 a.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.5thelementnc.com/#!ciaa.

JetSet II "The Day Party" at Mez. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. Music by DJ DR and DJ Skillz. Food is available and partying will be had in two of the movie theaters. Advance tickets are $20. March 2, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Mez, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

Backyard Band Day Party at Dixie’s Tavern. Presented by Southside Entertainment Group, So Phocused, Best Friendz, and Meat Lynn Ent. With DJ Killa Touch and a live performance by Backyard Band. $20 and up. Walk-ins before 1 p.m. (guys) or 2 p.m. (ladies) are free. March 2, 12 p.m. Dixie’s Tavern, 301 E. 7th St. To purchase tickets, visit www.backyardbanddayparty.eventbrite.com.

Clash of the Titans C.I. Day Party Reunion at Buffalo Wild Wings. Presented by Fab 5 Entertainment. Featuring Ciroc Boyz, DJ Quicksilva, and DJ Reflection. Celebrating WSSU’s 2011 Football Championship. $20 and up. March 2, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings at Nascar, 400 E. Martin Luther King Drive. To purchase tickets visit www.showclix.com/event/clashofthetitans.

Midday Madness at The Oasis Tent. Featuring DJ Pyro. Presented by Round Table, M. Simmons, The Committee, and Rickmond Media. Free drink ticket before 2 p.m. March 2, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. The Oasis Tent, 514 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit www.partyatthetent.com.

Pretty Pretty Day Party at LaTorres. Presented by Elite Entertainment and Leap Entertainment. Hosted by The Pretty Ladies and The Nasty Nupes. Music by DJ Diesel. $15. March 2, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. LaTorre’s Nightclub, 118 W. 5th St. To purchase tickets, visit http://ciprettyprettydayparty2012.eventbrite.com.

NIGHT PARTIES

2nd Annual CI V.I.P. Affair at Grand Central. Presented by Bennie Gray, Nick “Primetime” Ingram, Gary Sauls Promotions, The Company, Joe Sheppard, M. Watson, and Kevin Fasion. Music by DJ Storm. 21 and up crowd. $20 and up. March 2, 9:30 p.m. Grand Central, 100 Central Ave. To purchase tickets, visit http://civipaffair2.eventbrite.com..

A List Fridays at Marigny. Presented by Sugawalls Entertainment. Gay & lesbian event. 9 p.m., March 2. Marigny Dance Club, 1440 S. Tryon Street Suite 110. For VIP tables and advance tickets, call 336-587-0052.

Chuck Brown Live at Amos' Southend. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. 21 and up crowd. $35 advance tickets. March 2, 9 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.etix.com or www.thesolkitchen.com..

CIAA Island Style 2 at Neighborhood Theatre. Music by Stone Love, Black Chiney, Mix Master David, and Deathzone Sounds. $20 advance tickets. March 2. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. Tickets can be purchased at Caribbean Hut or Reggae Central. For more information, visit www.paradice-ent.com.

CIAA South Mecklenburg High School Alumni Party Classes 1973-1998 at Rameses Temple. Music by DJ Moe Get It. $15 advance tickets, $20 at the door. Free hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, free parking, and cash bar. March 2, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Rameses Temple, 4919 Beatties Ford Road. For more information, contact Gerald Lewis at 704-567-2553 or 704-620-2986, Naomia Sims at 704-299-6492, and Jimmie Belton at 240-535-9820.

CI Weekend Uptown at Club Rosé. Presented by Mr. Monopolee Ent. Live performance by Lil Scrappy. 21 and up. $25 and up. March 2, 9 p.m. Club Rosé, 305 W. 4th St. To purchase tickets, visit http://monopolee.eventbrite.com/.

Eye Candy 2.0 at Pisces. Presented by MO-10/ J. Street Marketing & Promotions. Music by DJ D’Nyce. $25 general admission. March 2, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge, 1100 Metropolitan Avenue. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.ez-tixx.com/.

Flirtatious Fridays at Tempo. Presented by Tempo. With DJ Hukher and DJ Flemingo. $25. March 2, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Boulevard. For more information, visit www.tempocharlotte.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.crowntickets.com.

Friday Night Frenzy at Founders Hall. Presented by MAZ Entertainment. Music by DJ Flash. Sexy cage dancers, drink giveaways, and surprise guest appearances. 25 and up preferred. $30 and up. March 2, 10 p.m. Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at Salon H20, 3509 David Cox Road or by calling 704-599-2995. For more information, visit http://www.mazentertainment.net/.

Good Times Live at Vida. Presented by Kenny J and Chris. With Anthony David and Suttle Thoughts. Music by DJ PNut. 30 and up. $20 and up. March 2, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://goodtimeslive.eventbrite.com/.

Greek vs. Greek Step Show Throwdown at Grady Cole Center. Presented by McDonald's. Hosted by Earthquake Productions. $30 advance tickets. March 2, 8 p.m. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2516827900.

Live! En Vogue. & Carl Thomas at Oasis Shriners. Presented by Grande Finale Entertainment. Hosted by Fly Ty & Chirl Girl. March 2, 7:45 p.m. After party from 11:15 p.m. Oasis Shriners, 604 Doug Mayes Place. For advance tickets, contact www.ez-tixx.com or 1-877-993-8499. For more information, visit www.grandefinaleent.com.

Mya K.I.S.S. Album Release at Mez. Presented by DB Promotions. With DJ Greg J. $50. March 2, 10 p.m. The EpiCentre at Mez, 210 E. Trade Street. To purchase tickets, visit www.mezcharlotte.com.

MMG Tour at Bojangle's Coliseum. Presenting Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and Waka Flocka Flame. $55.75 and up. March 2, 7 p.m. Bojangle’s Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit
http://www.ticketmaster.com
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Mode Noir CIAA Fashion Week Black Tie Finale at Harvest Center. Presented by Elle VJ Boutique. Hosted by Sam Badger. $40 and up. March 2, 7 p.m. Harvest Center, 1800 Brewton Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/ciaafashionweek?sk=app_163538337002366.

Motivation at Town Tavern. Presented by M. Watson & Company, The Execs, and Tailor Myde. 21 and up crowd. $20. March 2, 10 p.m. Town Tavern, 200 N. Tryon St. To purchase tickets, visit http://ci2k12motivation.eventbrite.com/.

“Old School” R&B Party at Fanz Sports Grill. Presented by Jazz Diva Entertainment. Music by DJ Darryl Krush, with a live performance by The Peace and Love Band. $15. March 2, 9 p.m. Fanz Sports Grill, 3425 David Cox Road. For ticket information, visit www.jazzdivaevents.com or call 704-774-0375.

NAS at Phoenix. With music by DJ Mars, DJ Skillz and DJ DR. Advance tickets $40 and up. March 2, 10 p.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. Visit www.thesolkichen.com.

Party in Paradise at LaTorres. Presented by Leap Ent. Hosted by Keyshia Dior with special guest French Montana. $25 and up. March 2, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. LaTorres Nightclub, 118 W. 5th St. For more information, call 336-655-2473. To purchase tickets, visit http://ciaapartyinparadise.eventbrite.com/.

Party with a View at Roof with a View. Presented by 4C Production. Free food and parking. 30 and up preferred. $30 advance tickets. March 2, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Roof with a View, 800 W. Hill Street. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://partywithaview.eventbrite.com/.

R: Kelly CIAA 2012: Enchanted at The Urban Garden. Presented by DesMarq Events. Live performance by R. Kelly. $60 and up. March 2, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The Urban Garden, 150 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit http://rkellycharlotte.eventbrite.com/.

Sunset Club Night Party. Presented by FL Productions. $30 and up. March 2, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 1820 South Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit http://sunsetclubcharlotte-zvents.eventbrite.com/.

The 2nd Annual “I Luv the 90’s Party” at the Omni Hotel. Presented by Bestfriendz and Dynasty5. With Doug E. Fresh. $20 and up. March 2, 9 p.m. The Omni Hotel, 132 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.eventbee.com/v/iluvthe90s.

The Reunion at Blue Restaurant. Presented by Digital Divas. Live band. 30 and up crowd. $16.20 and up. March 2, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Blue Restaurant, 5th & College Street. For more information, visit http://www.digitaldivasevents.com/3/online_payment.htm.

The All Grown and Sexy Edition at Presto. Presented by Mr. Monopolee. Music by DJ Prep Luva. $25 and up. March 2, 9:30 p.m. Presto Bar & Grill, 445 W. Trade St.To purchase tickets, visit http://mmciaa.eventbrite.com.

The Day Party of all “CI” Day Parties, Part 1 at Stool Pigeons. Presented by Bossman Entertainment. Music by DJ Hollywood and live performance by Jus Once Band. $15 advance tickets. March2. Stool Pigeons, 214 N. Church St.

The Presidential Suite at The Big Chill/Dilworth Bar. Presented by A New Dawn Ent & Black Money Ent. Featuring Pooch Hall, The Victor Twins from “Bad Girls Club”, DJ Drama, DJ Louie Vee, Dj-D-Dubb, and other celebrity guests. 23 and up preferred. $20 and up. The Big Chill and Dilworth Bar, 911 E. Morehead St. To purchase tickets, visit http://thepresidentialsuitebigchill.eventbrite.com/.

True School the Party at Howl at the Moon. Presented by The Sol Kitchen, Blue Goose Entertainment, Round Table Entertainment, etc. Music by 9th Wonder and DJ Cuzzin B. 25 and up crowd. $20 and up. March 2, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Howl at the Moon, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://pardigras2012.eventbrite.com/ or www.thesolkitchen.com.

Wale with Special Guest DJ Kid Capri at The Fillmore. Presented by Power 98 FM. Performances by Wale and DJ Kid Capri. $91 and up. March 2, 10 p.m. The Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.livenation.com.

“We Ballin’ to the Early Mornin’” After Hour Party. Presented by Bo Jello Entertainment. Hosted by Jocelyn Borgella. Music by DJ Mark One, DJ Big Will, April Rayne, Ro Jackson, Joe Higg, and Day Tymz. Serving fish & grits, chicken wings, and more. $20 admission at the door; $15 with flyer; $25 VIP. March 2, 2 a.m.-6 a.m. 916 Moretz St. For more information, call 704-649-5742.

Westin Extravaganza Premiere at The Westin. Presented by The A List and Velvet Entertainment. Music by DJ Kool. March 2-4. $30 and up. The Westin, 601 S. College St. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.eventbee.com/v/westincharlotte2012/t/Avelvetlist.

2nd Annual Ciroc Boyz Celebrity Takeover at Whisky River. Presented by Sherod McCormick and the Lou LV Group. Featuring Fabolous, Big Tigger, “Ciroc Boyz” DJ SNS, DJ Quicksilva, DJ Self, and Obie. March 2. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://cirocboyz.eventbrite.com.

Common Performing Live at Lux. Presented by Troy Veale & Furious Entertainment. $30 and up. March 2, 9 p.m. Lux, 200 E. Bland St. To purchase tickets, visit http://commonliveciaa.eventbrite.com/.

Ginuwine Tank at 5th Element. Presented by 5th Element. $20. March 2, 9 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. To purchase tickets, visit www.5thelementnc.com/#!ciaa

Gorgeous at RE:Public. Presented by NXL21 Charlotte, M. Simmons, and King Entertainment. $15 and up. March 2, 9 p.m. Re:Public, 314 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit http://gorgeous2012.eventbrite.com/.

Kleio at Enso. Hosted by A.C.T., NXL21, and PMG. Music by DJ NGenius. $20 and up. March 2, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Enso, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://kleio.eventbrite.com/.

Reminisce pt. 6: The Old School Party at Allure. Presented by My 92.7. Hosted by Fly Ty. Everyone free until 10 p.m. with flyer. $10 and up. March 2, 9 p.m. Allure Lounge, 1508 S. Mint Street. For more information, visit www.allurecharlotte.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri at Privilege. Presented by Privilege Day Club & Night Club. $10 and up. March 2, 10 p.m. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St. For more information, visit www.privilegecharlotte.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Speed II at Nascar Hall of Fame. Presented by Six Figure Entertainment. Featuring Biz Markie. $20 and up. March 2, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nascar Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. For more information, visit www.sixfigureentertainment.com.

The After Party Late Night Breakfast Part 6 at Allure. Presented by True Blue Promotions. Hosted by Allure. All-you-can-eat meal. $10 and up. March 2, 1 a.m.-6 a.m. Allure Restaurant & Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St. For more information, visit www.allurecharlotte.com or call 704-890-7436. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Mode Noir CIAA Fashion Week at Harvest Center. Presented by Elle VJ Boutique. Showcasing local boutiques, emerging designers, and national designers. Spotlights on African-American designers. Raises funds for Presbyterian Hospital Blume Center. $30 and up. Feb., 29, 7 p.m. Held at 1800 Brewton Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.modenoir.net.

The Ultimate CI Experience: The Elevation at The NC Music Factory. Presented by Rite Partners, Docroc Ent., Power 98, and National Youth Empowerment Program. Hosted by Diddy and friends. Music by DJs Enuff, Smitty and Ubaby. With gourmet food, a midnight breakfast and complimentary gift bags. 21 & up. $60. March 2, 8 p.m. ReelWorks at The NC Music Factory, 817 Hamilton Street. For more information, visit www.slamfest100.com.To purchase tickets, call 1-877-993-8499 or visit www.ez-tixx.com. For Table Service, call Olie at 407-346-9131.

The Official Miami Invasion at Cameo Nightclub. Featuring Rick Ross, Trina and Phat Rabbit. For more information or to reserve a table, call 301-312-1365 or visit www.vaultphilly.com. Cameo, 3049 Scott Futrell Drive.

All I’s on Us at Toxic. Presented by Mile Hi Club Ent. Music by DJ Bobby Drake and DJ NGenius. $15. March 2, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Toxic, 616 N. Tryon St. To purchase tickets, visit http://milehiclubdayparty.eventbrite.com/.

An Evening with Hip Hop Icon Nas at Phoenix. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. With DJ Mars, DJ Skillz, and DJ DR. $40 and up. March 2, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College Street. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1608469.

Take a Shot for Me at Dixie’s Tavern. Presented by Steezehustle, Mrf1rstclass09, TheMoveTonight, and DCLiveMe. Hosted by WSHH Melyssa Milan and special NBA and NFL players. Ladies half off before 10 p.m. $15 and up. March 2, 9 p.m. Dixie’s Tavern, 301 E. 7th Street. To purchase tickets, visit www.takeashotforme.eventbrite.com.

The Black Pak 20th Year Anniversary Party at Villa Antonio. With music by DJ Boolu Master. $25. March 2, 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Villa Antonio, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way. To purchase tickets, visit http://blackpakparty.com/.

The CI Experience: DJ Invasion at Extravaganza Depot. Presented by Keep 'em Laughing Ent., Top of the Line Pro., and Hold Me Ent. Hosted by comedian Jonathon Martin. With DJ Juice, DJ Weswill, DJ Avi-X, DJ Phatboi, and Dat DJ Kid Nu. $25 advance tickets. March 2, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon Street. To purchase tickets, visit http://DJBATTLE2012.eventbrite.com.

Black Hollywood at Dharma Lounge. Presented by MS. Featuring NFL's George Wilson, Laz Alonso and VH1's Junk aka Candy. Music by DJ Sense of The Aphilliates. For tables and VIP, call 404-664-9986. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., Suite 105.

Maxwell: One Night Stand at Oasis Tent. Yep, we said Maxwell. Music by DJ PNut and DJ J-1. $30 and up. March 2, 9 p.m. Oasis Tent, 514 N. College St. For more information, visit www.partyatthetent.com.

Top of the World at Harvey B. Gantt Center. Presented by Heights Ent. Featuring Ace Hood. Hosted by Nikki Nikole with music by DJ Rayvon. March 2, 10 p.m. Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.heightsent.com.

Star Power 2012 at The Blake Hotel. Presented by Travel Ambiance, Mike Jackson, and 99 Wayz Ent. Hosted by T.I. and Floyd Money Mayweather. Music by DJ Cut Creator. March 2, 10 p.m. The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. To purchase advanced tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

The Official NFL Celebrity Concert After Party at Center Stage. Presented by Platinum Princess, Caleb Bail Bonds, and Cornal Lou. Waka and NFL Players live. Hosted by Greg Moneyman Jones, Arizona Cardinals’ Crezdon Butler, Buffalo Bills’ Johnny White and Donald Jones, Kansis City Chefs’ Shaun Draugh,and Washington Redskins’ Jarvis Jenkins. $35 and up. Admitted until 1:30. March 2, 9 p.m. Center Stage, 2315 Davidson St..

Triad 1st Fridays Supermodels CIAA NFL Celebrity Party at Fitzgerald. Presented by Fab 5 Entertainment. March 2, 9 p.m. Fitzgerald (formerly Buckhead Saloon), 201 E. 5th Street. To purchase tickets, visit www.fab5entertainment.com/ciweekend.html.

Saturday, March 3

DAY PARTIES

Black Hollywood Part 2/Bottles and Ballers at Latorres Nightclub. Day party with Mr. Wobble Vic. Dance off with celebrity goes judge Laz Alonso. Latorres, 118 W. 5th St.

CIAA 2012 Day Party at Club Savoy. Sponsored by Dub V Entertainment, L.C.C. Entertainment, Mr. 305 Entertainment. Music by DJ Krazy T. 1-3 p.m.drink specials (half price Henessey Black and Belvedere). $15 and up. March 3, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Club Savoy, 3930 Brookshire Blvd. For ticket information, contact: Step at 704-247-7282, Mr. 305 at 704-649-4247, or Kricket at 704-269-8021.

CIAA Day Party: Grown & Sexy at Apostrophe Lounge. Presented by We The Team. Featuring Bella Donna and Sugar Bear. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. www.apostrophelounge.com

CI Day Extended Day Party at Fox and Hound. Presented by Talk of the Town, LK & R&R Productions. Music by Let it Flow, DJ Shakim, DJ Flemingo, DJ Big Cutz, DJ Daddy D, and DJ Danny D. $20 and up. March 3, 12 p.m. -12 a.m. Fox and Hound, 330 N. Tryon St. To purchase tickets, visit http://cievents2012.eventbrite.com.

Cufflinks: The Day Party at Enso. Hosted by the Kappas. Music by DJ Moe. $20 and up. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Enso, 210 E. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cufflinksandcocktails.com.

Day Dream CI-Day Party Experience at Town Tavern. Presented by Bennie Gray, Nick “Primetime” Ingram, M. Watson, and Work Money. 21and up crowd. March 3, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Town Tavern, 200 N. Tryon St To purchase tickets, visit http://cidaydream.eventbrite.com/.

Glamaholics: The Fashion, Art, and Beauty Experience at First Ward Recreational Center. Presented by Crys Don Group. Hosted by “GZ”, Meet the Fresh owner, Danshell Wals, Meet the Fresh contributor and MAZ Entertainment correspondent. $20 and up. March 3, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. First Ward Recreational Center, 600 E. 7th St. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.glamaholics.com/">http://www.glamaholics.com/.

Industry Addiction Artist/Producer Showcase at Tremont Music Hall. Presented by Street Dreamaz. $10 and up. March 3, 4 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. To purchase tickets, visit http://industryaddiction-esearch.eventbrite.com/?srnk=7.

Insatiable Saturday at Mortimer's. Presented by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment, LLC. Music by DJ Fatz. $15 and up. March 3, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Mortimer’s Café & Pub, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit http://b4life-ent.com/CIAA_2012.php.

“Ladies Lock Up” Day Party at The Wine Up. Featuring the best exotic dancers from D.C. to Atlanta. $20 advance tickets, $25 at the door. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson Street. To purchase tickets, visit Evolution Barber & Styling, 5521 Equipment Drive Suite C or call Chelle at 704-497-8124 or Courtney at 704-953-0351.

Master of the Mix Day Party. Presented by IMM and TC Entertainment. Live performance by DJ Kid Capri. Music by DJ Rham. $20 and up. March 3, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit www.charlotteparties.com or www.ez-tix.com. For more information, call 9890-226-8214.

McDonald’s Super Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena. Presented by McDonald’s. Free admission. March 3, 8:30 a.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. For more information, visit http://www.ciaatournament.org.

Pindemonium at Strike City. Presented by Blue Goose. 21 and up crowd. $15 and up. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://pardigras2012.eventbrite.com/.

RX Recess Day Party at Vida Mexican Kitchen. Presented by Culture19 Entertainment Group, LLC. 21 and up crowd. $15 and up. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://culturedci.eventbrite.com/.

SaturDAY Live CIAA Day Party at Buffalo Wild Wings. Presented by Mike King, James Goodson, Money Gang, Sharkband, Tre J Promotions, Kevin “KB” Bracey, Subrena Eaton, and Eddietainment. Music by DJ Twan-G and DJ Milliano. March 3, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings, 400 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Sophisticated-Speakeasy at Aquavina Lounge. Presented by Invitation Only. With a live band and special guest DJ. All-day all-access pass, live band, dessert bar, wine tasting, free parking. $25 limited tickets. March 3, 2 pm.- 2 a.m. AquaVina Lounge, 435 S. Tryon St. To purchase tickets, visit http://sophisticated-speakeasy.eventbrite.com/.

Suite Life: Upscale Day Party at Suite. Presented by Blue Goose Entertainment, etc. Music by DJ Quicksilva. 25 and up crowd. $15 early bird tickets. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://pardigras2012.eventbrite.com/.

Sunkiss: Saturday Day Rendezvous at Cosmos Cafe. Presented by Blue Goose. Music by DJ MC. 21and up crowd. Free admission before 1 p.m. $10. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit http://pardigras2012.eventbrite.com/.

Sunset Club Day Party. Presented by FL Productions. $25 and up. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. 1820 South Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit http://sunsetclubcharlotte-esearch.eventbrite.com/?srnk=2.

The 4th Annual Red Carpet Affair Day Party at Ruth's Chris Steak House. Presented by Heights Entertainment. Music by DJ Paradime. 25 and up crowd. $30 and up. March 3, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 222 S. Tryon St. To purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa2012-zvents.eventbrite.com/.

The Day Affair Volume 6 at Whisky River. Presented by Bestfriendz. Music by DJ SnS. Open buffet. Bull riding competition starts at 3 p.m. Ladies free with flyer, R.S.V.P., or text before 1 p.m. Fellas reduced before 1 p.m. with flyer, RSVP or text. $25 and up. March 3, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.thebestdamndaypartyperiod.com/.

The Day Party & Car Show at QC VIP Lounge. Hosted by A-Jizzle of Team Tyku. March 3, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Q.C. VIP Lounge, 4205 Monroe Road. To purchase tickets, visit www.sojuthedayparty.eventbrite.com.

The La-di-da-di Day Party at The Big Chill. Presented by Mike Johnson, Alethea Ramey, and James Johnson. Music by Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, together for the first time at CI. $25 and up. March 3. The Big Chill, 911 E. Morehead St. For more information, visit http://theladidadidayparty.com/ or contact Mike Johnson at 704-576-1873, Alethea Ramey at 704-614-3435, or James Johnson at 704-493-1617.

The Original Hopewell Group Day Party at Tempo. Presented by Tempo. With Chubb Rock. $20. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Boulevard. For more information, visit www.tempocharlotte.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.crowntickets.com.

The Ultimate Satur-Day Party Experience at Mez. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. Music by DJ Bro Rabb and DJ Skillz. Food will be available.$10 and up. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Mez, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.etix.com.

The Official Saturday Day Party at RE:Public. Presented by 4 Your Soul Entertainment & Vuunaa. Music by Bela Dona, DJ Shaun NYCE, and DJ 2Nasty. $20 and up. March 3, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. RE:Public, 314 N. College St. For more information, visit http://4yoursoulentertainment.com/.

True School: The Day Party at Howl at the Moon. Presented by Sol Kitchen, G Sharp Ent, Dynasty 5, Roundtable, and True School Corp. With 9th Wonder and DJ Cuzzin B. $10 and up. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.thesolkitchen.com/.

Yacht Day Party. Presented by Exclusive Essence Ent. LLC. Event is sold out. Guests can enjoy free liquor on the party bus. Pickup at 1:30 p.m. at Wal-Mart 3304 Eastway Drive. March 3, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1805431093/zvents.

The All Male CIAA Day Party at The Bar at 316. Presented by dKarolina. First 50 people get free shots. $10 and up. 21 and up. March 3, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Bar at 316, 316 Rensselaer Ave. To purchase tickets, visit http://dkkarolina.ticketleap.com.

CIAA So, So Fresh Day Party at Allure Lounge. Presented by TopShelf Entertainment. Live performance by Doug E. Fresh. Limited amount of discounted tickets sold at No Grease Barbershop, Time Warner Arena and Hair’s Your Glory Salon. $15. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Allure Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St.

Miles & Coltrane: Blue(.), CIAA Tournament Edition at Duke Energy Theater. Presented by On Q Productions. Features award-winning poets, musicians, dancers, and actors. $22. March 3, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.

NYC vs. DMV-Battle of I-95 Day Affair at Black Finn. Presented by Sherod M. and The Lou LV Group. Music Music by DJ Self and DJ MAGIC. Featuring DJ Quicksilva and DJ Lonnie B. $30 and up. March 3, 12 p.m. Black Finn, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://i95party.eventbrite.com/.

Off the Wall "CIAA Classics Edition Day Party" at Crown Station. Presented by The JETA Team. Hosted by The JETA Team with music by DJ Justice. Strictly classic hip-hop, soul, R&B, Reggae & other genres. $5 and up. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Crown Station Pub, 1425 Elizabeth Ave. Advance tickets available at Velocity Sneaker Boutique - 704-549-8853 & PayPal. Email offthewall704@gmail.com for PayPal link.

Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta at 5th Element. Presented by 5th Element. Hosted by Chirl Girl and DJ Chase. $15. March 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.5thelementnc.com/#!ciaa.

Satur”DAZED” Day Party at Tent City. Hosted by The A List, MAZ, and A.C.T. $10 and up. March 3, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Master of the Mix [Tent City], 516 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit www.saturdazed.eventbrite.com.

Su Casa Day Party and Cultural Bazaar at Dharma Lounge. Soul, House, Latin, downtempo, and Afro-beat music from DJ Fraser and DJ Rsenal. With food trucks and eclectic vendors. $5. March 3, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St.

Love & Hip Hop Yandy’s Dinero Day Party at Dixie’s Tavern. Presented by Southside Entertainment Group, Best Friendz, and Meat Lynn Ent. Hosted by Yandy Smith. Music by DJ Killa Touch. March 3, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Ladies free until 2 p.m and fellas free until 1 p.m. (must be on guest list.) $20 and up. Dixie’s Tavern, 301 E. 7th St. To purchase advance tickets, visit http://yandydinerodayparty.eventbrite.com.

Meet Yo! Tweet Day Party at The Blake Hotel. Presented by Mike Jackson and Yoshiko Ent. With Rare Essence live, interviews by Nikki Rich, and live filming by Zenn Filmz. $20 advance tickets. March 3, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. For tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. For more information contact Yoshiko Ent. at 804-506-0199.

Mixology Social Mixer Day Party at Prohibition. Presented by Steezehustle, Mrf1rstclass09, Keezyhustle, Moneyman Jones, DC Live Me, and The Move Tonight. Music by DJ Skinny Nick. $10 and up. March 3, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon Street. To purchase tickets visit http://mixologyci.eventbrite.com/. For more info and tables call 980-355-1872 or 980-939-9308.

The Cherry Noir Launch Party at Caviar. Presented by Grey Goose Vodka. Hosted by Kenny Burns. Music by DJ Superstar J. March 3, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Caviar Nightlife, 300 E. Stonewall St. For more information, call 704-348-5701.

Uptown Fetish Day Affair at Wild Wing Café. Featuring Special guest model Italie Murphy.Hosted by 102 Jamz’ BDHAT and Charlotte Bobcats’ Big Pat. Music by DJ Bobby Drake and DJ Shaun Nyce. $20. March 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. The EpiCentre at Wild Wing Café, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.


NIGHT PARTIES

After Hour Party. Presented by Bo Jello Entertainment. Hosted by Jocelyn Borgella. Music by DJ Mark One, DJ Big Will, April Rayne, Ro Jackson, Joe Higg, and Day Tymz. Serving fish & grits, chicken wings, and more. $20 admission at the door. $15 with flyer. $25 VIP. March 3, 2 a.m.-6 a.m. 916 Moretz St. For more information, call 704-649-5742.

All Blac & Gray Affair at Presto Bar & Grill. Presented by Mr. Monopolee. Music by DJ Prep Luva. $25 and up. March 3, 9:30 p.m-2 a.m. Presto Bar & Grill, 445 W. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit http://mmciaa.eventbrite.com/.

CI Celebrity Wrap Up Party at Cosmos Cafe. Presented by IMM and TC Entertainment. Music by DJ Young Guru, Jay-Z’s official tour DJ. Also featuring MY92.7’s DJ Rham. $25 and up. March 3, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2857975281/. For more information, call 980-226-8214.

Diva's Night Out at Oasis Tent. Presented by Grey Goose Cherry Noir. With Idris Elba, Laz Alonzo, and Common. $30 and up. March 3, 9 p.m. The Oasis Tent, 514 N. College Street. To purchase tickets, visit www.etix.com.

Finale at Founders Hall. Presented by MAZ Entertainment. Music by DJ Paradime. 25+ encouraged. Sexy cage dancers, drink giveaways, and surprise guest appearances. $30 and up. March 3, 10 p.m. Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.mazentertainment.net/index.html.

F.L.Y at Enso. Presented by Sophocused.com and Status Inc. Hosted by Famous Dave 87 and I Won This Race. Music by DJ Tay James and DJ Touchbasis, with special guest appearances by Secret 215, Pebblez da Model, and Kyra Chaos. 21 and up. $30 and up. March 3, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Enso Asian Bistro, 210 E. Trade St., Suite A8. To purchase tickets, visit http://charlotte12.eventbrite.com/.

Grown & Sexy Celebrity CIAA Bash 2012 at Breakfast Club. Presented by Mastermind Records. Hosted by Pooch Hall with music by Big Gee. Breakfast Club, 225 N. Caldwell St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Ice T and Coco CI Party at Mez. With DJ Greg J. $50. March 3, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The EpiCentre at Mez, 210 E. Trade Street. To purchase tickets, visit www.mezcharlotte.com or call 704-971-2400.

J. Cole & Dreamville Present the Dollar and a Dream Show at The Fillmore. Live performance by J. Cole. $36. March 3, 9 p.m. The Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit
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Late Night Jazz Tournament Finale at Fanz Sports Grill. Performance by saxophonist Dante Lewis. $15 and up. March 3, 9 p.m. Fanz Sports Grill, 3425 David Cox Road. To purchase tickets, visit http://tournamentjazz.eventbrite.com/For ticket information, visit www.jazzdivaevents.com or call 704-774-0375..

The Maybach Music Group Main Event at The Whisky River. Presented by Inner Circle Nation 2.0. With DJ Scream. 21+ crowd. $30 and up. March 3, 10 p.m. The EpiCentre at The Whisky River, 210 E. Trade Street. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.clubtix.com/the-maybach-music-main-event-tickets-99164.

Occupy Trade Street at Marriott Center City. Hosted by Carolina Tastemakers. $25. March 3, 10 p.m. Marriott Center City, 100 W. Trade Street. To purchase tickets, visit http://cirevolution2.eventbrite.com/.

Overtime at Howl At The Moon. Presented by The Sol Kitchen Music. Music by DJ Mars (Motm/World Famous Superfriends/ATL) & DJ All Nite. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. 9 p.m. Howl at the Moon, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

Royal Comedy Tour at Bojangles' Coliseum. Featuring Sommore, Earthquake, Bruce Bruce, Mark Curry, and Tony Rock. $45 and up. March 3, 8 p.m. Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Socialites: The CI-Edition at Latorre's. Presented by B. Gray, Nick “Primetime” Ingram, M. Watson, The Execs, Taylormyde Ent, and Work Money. Music by Phalse ID. 21 and up crowd. March 3, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Latorre’s, 116 W. 6th St. To purchase tickets, visit http://socialitesciaa.eventbrite.com/.

Sophisticated Saturdays with My 92.7 at Tempo. Presented by Tempo. $25. March 3, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Boulevard. For more information, visit www.tempocharlotte.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.crowntickets.com.

Soulful Saturday at The Pavillion. Presented by Bestfriendz. With live performance by Eric Roberson, featuring Familiar Faces and Da Mixx Band. 21+ to enter, 25+ preferred. $25 and up. March 3, 10 p.m. The EpiCentre at The Pavillion, 210 E. Trade. Street. To purchase tickets, visit http://soulfulsaturday.eventbrite.com/.

School vs. School Step Show Stepoff at Grady Cole Center. $20 advance tickets. March 3, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com.

Sunset Club Night Party. $30 and up. March 3, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit http://sunsetclubcharlotte-zvents.eventbrite.com/.

The Ciroc Lounge at Aria Tuscan Grille. Hosted by Sheree Whitfield from The Real Housewives of Atlanta with music by DJ Marty Geez. $30 and up. Sales end February 10. March 3. Aria Tuscan Grille, 100 N. Tryon St.

The Show: CI Grand Finale at Privilege. Presented by Privilege Dayclub & Nightclub. Hosted by Doug E. Fresh. $10 and up. March 3, 10 p.m. Privilege, 229 Brevard St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

The Social: CIAA Edition at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. Presented by FL John Entrprise & Market Street Gentlemen Society. With live music, DJs, drink specials, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, free valet parking, and gift giveaways. $20 and up. March 3, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 139 S. Tryon St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.eventbee.com/v/ciaasocial.

Uptown Saturday at Blue. Presented by Digital Divas, “Welcome to Charlotte Weekend.” Music by DJ Polo and Sounds of Sai Band. March 3, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Blue Restaurant, 5th & College Street
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Westin Extravaganza Encore at The Westin. Presented by The A List & Velvet Entertainment. Music by DJ Bro Rabb. $35 and up. March 3, 9 p.m. The Westin's Ballroom, 601 S. College St. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.eventbee.com.

2nd Annual Grand Finale starring Kid Capri at Strike City. March 3. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. www.kidcapriparty.eventbrite.com.

Centennial: The 100th Year Anniversary Finale at The Saloon. 23 and up preferred. $15 and up. March 3, 10 p.m. The Saloon, 900 Seaboard St. To purchase tickets, visit http://saturdaycentennial.eventbrite.com/.

CI Grand Finale: The Official Maybe Music Takeover at Lux. Hosted by Rick Ross. Featuring No Limit Larry and DJ Incognito. $40 and up. March 3, 9 p.m. Lux, 200 E. Bland Street. To purchase tickets, visit http://rickrosscifinale.eventbrite.com/.

Key to the City at Nascar Hall of Fame. Featuring DJ Drama. $25. March 3, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nascar Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more information, visit www.sixfigureentertainment.com.

Queen City Celebration Finale at The Urban Garden. Presented by Sister 2 Sister and The Sol Kitchen. Hosted by Anthony Hamilton. Music by DJ Jazzy Jeff. March 3, 9 p.m.The Urban Garden, 150 N. College St. To purchase tickets, call 800-745-3000.

Rich Forever at Black Finn. Music by DJ Self and DJ Bobby Drake. $30. March 3, 10 p.m. Black Finn, 210 E. Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit www.richforever.eventbrite.com.

Salt n Pepa at 5th Element. $25. March 3, 9 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.5thelementnc.com/#!ciaa.

The 100: 100th Anniversary Grand finale at Harvey B. Gantt Center. $20. March 3, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon Street. For more information, visit www.sixfigureentertainment.com.

The After Party Late Night Breakfast Part 6 at Allure. All-you-can-eat. $10 advance tickets. March 3, 1 a.m.-6 a.m. Allure Restaurant & Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St. For more information, call 704-890-7436 or visit www.allurecharlotte.com.

The CI Finale at Allure. Presented by The Dooby Shop, Nu-U Barbershop, and Platinum Cuts Barbershop. Everyone free until 10p.m. with flyer. $10 and up. March 3, 9 p.m. Allure Restaurant & Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St. For more information, visit www.allurecharlotte.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

The House Party at Phoenix. With MMG's Meek Mill & DJ S&S. Also featuring NYC's DJ Kaos. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. $40-$50. March 3, 9 p.m. Phoenix 300 N. College St. www.thesolkitchen.com.

Wonderland: A Musical Tribute to the Soulful Sounds of Stevie Wonder at Dharma Lounge. Featuring DJ 2ToneJones and DJ Justice. With songs that are created, influenced, produced, and inspired by Stevie Wonder. March 3, 10 p.m.-2a.m. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St.

Revolution II: Occupy Trade Street at Marriot Center City. A party for the people. Tickets start at $10, VIP $25. March 3, 10 p.m. Marriot Center City, 100 W. Trade St. For more information, visit www.cirevolution.net.

The Official T.I.A.A Grand Finale at Cameo Nightclub. With “The King of the South” T.I., aka Tip. Music provided by DJ Stylz and DJ Quicksilva. March 3, 8 p.m. Cameo Nightclub, 3049 Scott Futrell Drive. For more information, call 301-312-1365 or visit www.nctakeover2012.com.

Divas Night Out at Oasis Tent. Featuring the combined, ridiculous sexiness of Laz Alonso, Idris Elba and Common, performing live. Music by Biz Markie. $30 and up. March 3, 9 p.m. Oasis Tent, 514 N. College St. For more information, visit www.partyatthetent.com.

2 Chainz Live Performance at Suite. Presented by South Coast Marketing. March 3, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Suite, 210 East Trade St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Jim Jones Love & Hip Hop C.I. Celebrity Takeover at Sheraton. Presented by Fab 5 Entertainment. March 3, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Sheraton, 3315 Scott Futrell Drive. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://www.fab5entertainment.com/CIWeekend.html.

NYC Invades CIAA at Societé. With Power 105.1’s and MTV2’s DJ Envy. March 3, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Societé, 1202 Charlottetown Ave. For more information or advance tickets, call 631-433-8314.

Star Power Saturday at The Blake Hotel. Presented by Mike Jackson, Travel Ambiance, and 99 Wayz Ent. Hosted by R. Kelly. With a Whitney Houston tribute from Fantasia. Music by Jermaine Dupri. With Doug E. Fresh, DJ Kool, Big Tony, and Trouble Funk. March 3, 9 p.m. Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St.

The Four-Mula . Presented by King Entertainment, Shane “Crow” Johnson, and Eddietainment. $4 martinis all night. March 3, 10 p.m. Nascar Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Fore more information visit www.eddietainment.com.

The Official Grand Finale Party at Fitzgeralds. Starring VH1’s Love & Hip Hop’s Olivia live. Hosted by Greg Moneyman Jones. Music by DJ Slice and DJ Ran. March 3, 9:30 p.m. Fitzgeralds Night Club, 201 E. 5th St. For tickets, table reservations, or questions contact 919-344-3245.

The Official Que Dawg Collegiate C-I Grand Finale at Club Hush. Presented by The Seardified Goons, Celebrity Inc., Dream Team, and Art of Elegance & Flightnation. Hosted by Charles Rice, Fresh Dot Dollaz, PME_Prince, and Moneyman Jones. March 3, 9:30 p.m. Ladies free until 10:30 p.m. Club Hush, 5699 Central Ave. For more information contact 704-726-8239, 864-337-3328, or 704-277-0435.

Sunday, March 4

“It’s Just Brunch” Annual Farewell Jazz Brunch at Ruth's Chris. Music by PFP Jazz Band. March 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 222 S. Tryon St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.digitaldivasevents.com.

CI Farewell Party at Tempo. Presented by Tempo. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Boulevard. March 4, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. For more information, visit www.tempocharlotte.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.crowntickets.com.

Jazzy Sundays at Tempo. Presented by Tempo. Hosted by Chirl Girl. March 4, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Boulevard. For more information, visit www.tempocharlotte.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.crowntickets.com.

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