CL presents our list of CIAA 2013 parties

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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.)

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Tuesday, Feb. 26
Tuesday Night Jazz: Tournament Kickoff Jazz Diva Events and CBS Radio presents a night of contemporary jazz performed by Eric Darius. For tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4913734111. $25. Tues., Feb. 26, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Label, 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.www.labelcharlotte.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 27
Night Parties:

Kitchapalooza: The Tournament Edition 2013 Weekly party, Pop Life presents this party with two buildings, one alley and five DJs. Dress code enforced. 25 and up suggested. For VIP tables, call Tami at 980-322-9859 or email at tami@republicofcharlotte.com. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com. Wed., Feb. 27, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Held at Phoenix and RE:Public at District 300, corner of 6th Street & N. College Street.

CI 2013 Kickoff Party CIAA kickoff party with music from DJ Base at Dream Nightclub. The kitchen will be open and parking is free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.clt2013.eventbrite.com. Wed., Feb. 27, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Dream Nightclub, 11329 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-246-8816. www.dreamnc.com.

CIAA Bowling Party Mixer The party features bowling, line dancing, a bowling tournament, old-school games and more. For more information, call 704-596-4736. $20 in advance. Wed., Feb. 27, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. AMF University Lanes, 5900 N. Tryon St. 704-596-4736. www.amf.com/universitylanesnc.

We Are Hair Affair In conjunction with Friends of Education, and the TOJ Foundation, Da Lucky Spot Barbershop is hosting this hair show that will showcase the latest in precision cuts, techniques and hairstyles, and unite local barbers for a cause - to bridge the financial gap for aspiring barbers. $15. Wed., Feb. 27, 8 p.m. McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.

Thursday, Feb. 28
Day Parties:
Digital Divas & Flash Back Production Present: The Ultimate Alumni Day Party Featuring DJ Drake from
Power 92 & 105 F.M. in Richmond, VA. For tickets, VIP seating or more information, visit, www.digitaldivasevents.com or call 704-942-4518. Consider the $30 Combo pack with tickets to both Thursday events (Alumni Day Party & Throwback Thursday featuring BBD & SWV). $5-$10. Thurs., Feb. 28, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oasis Party @ The Tent, 514 N. College St.

Tip-Off Party WPEG presents this day party hosted by Mr. Incognito and QCB. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://tip-offdayparty.eventbrite.com/. Thurs., Feb. 28, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St.

Night Parties:
Digital Divas & Friends Presents "Throwback Thursdays - The 90's to Now Edition" Featuring performances by BBD & SWV, two groups that dominated the air waves in the '90s. Hosted by Ronnie Devoe. VIP Cabana's available (they seat eight people and include bottle service, couches and more). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com or email digitaldivasinc@gmail.com or call 704-942-4518. Thurs., Feb. 28. Oasis Party @ The Tent, 514 College St.

3rd Annual All-Tournament Alumni Mixer Celebrating the continued growth of the HBCU family. An upscale vibe with live jazz band (Charlotte's own, Shableek & Uncommon Live Jazz) and DJ (Rob Stacks). Special appearance by CIAA commissioner Jacquie Carpenter and other celebrity alumni guests. Portion of proceeds benefit the CIAA Scholarship Fund. Presented by TMB Marketing Firm. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://alltournamentmixer.eventbrite.com. $25 in advance. Thurs., Feb. 28, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Kalu, 505 E. 6th St. 704-910-4877. www.kalunc.com.

Champions CIAA 2013 The ultimate HUBC alumni bash, featuring music by Atlanta's DJ Hollywood. Presented by Winston Salem State University National Alumni Association. For more information, visit http://wssunaaciaa2013.eventbrite.com. $20 in advance. Thurs., Feb. 28, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St., Charlotte. 800-359-3204. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cltcc-charlotte-marriott-city-center/.

CIAA Old School Skate Party Earthquake Productions presents this CIAA skate party hosted by Fly Ty and featuring DJ Stacey Blackman. For more information, call 704-821-7465 or visit www.ciaastepshows.com or http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5035459194/es2003/?rank=19. $20 in advance. Thurs., Feb. 28, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Kate's Skating Rink, 14500 Independence Blvd., Indian Trail. 704-821-7465. www.katesskating.com.

Dana Dane Performing Live Hip-hop artist Dana Dane performs live at Dream Nightclub. The kitchen will be open and parking is free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.clt2013.eventbrite.com. Thurs., Feb. 28, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Dream Nightclub, 11329 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-246-8816. www.dreamnc.com.

3rd Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival The CBFF will feature three days of screenings, workshops, lectures and panel discussions, networking functions, and an awards ceremony for works by African-American filmmakers. Thurs., Feb. 28-Sat. March 2. For more information on scheduled events and ticket prices, visit www.charlotteblackfilmfestival.com.

The Trilogy Brothers 4 Life Entertainment presents this party with music by DJ Fatz. For tickets or more information, visit www.b4life-ent.com or http://b4l2013-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=11. Thurs., Feb. 28, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Cosmos Cafe, 300 N. College St., Suite 101. 704-372-3553. www.cosmoscafe.com.

The Jump Off The party, presented by Eddietainment, Pearl Vision Group, Eddleton Events, J&J Entertainment Group, will feature music from DC's DJ Biggs and Virginia-based DJ Lonnie B of the Heavy Hitters. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit http://thejumpoff2013-es2003.eventbrite.com. Thurs., Feb. 28, 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St. 704-332-2440. www.vapiano.com.

Pink Groove VIII The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Rho Psi Omega Chapter present this CIAA shindig. Dress code is "sophisticated or city chic (no athletic attire)". Ages 21 & up (25 & up preferred). A portion of the proceeds benefit the Rho Psi Omega Scholarship Fund. For more information, or table service contact fundraising@rhopsiomega.org or Nicole at 704-750-1252 . For tickets, you can visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5172035698/es2003. $35 in advance. Thurs., Feb. 28, 9 p.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. 704-375-8765. www.phoenixcharlotte.com.

The DMV Takeover 3 This party, presented by The DMV Boys, SMG and Team Dropzone, features music by DJ SNS and DJ Total Reck. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://thedmvtakeover3-eorg.eventbrite.com. Thurs., Feb. 28, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Kazba, 210 E. Trade St. 704-761-6567. www.kazbacharlotte.com.

Tip-Off Thursday The party, hosted by Best Friendz, features music by Atlanta's DJ Pnut. Ladies get in free until 11 p.m. with RSVP. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://tipoffthursday2013.eventbrite.com. Thurs., Feb. 28, 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. 704-749-1097. www.thewhiskyriver.com.

Welcome To Charlotte 2013 AG Entertainment, Sport E Odie, Russell Payton, Carteblanche Group presents this party with Future, Yo Gotti, Juelez Santana, and Verse Simmonds. Music by DJ MC, DJ Self and DJ SNS. For more information, call 704-661-4311 visit www.charlottecitakeover.com. For tickets, visit http://welcometocharlotte2013-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=39. Thurs., Feb. 28, 8 p.m. Cameo, 3049 Scott Futrell Drive.

The Pre-Game CI 2013 Take-Off The party, hosted by Ciroc Boyz own Obie the Promoter, will feature music by Baltimore's DJ Shaun Nyce and DJ Expensive Life. Dress is fashionable chic (no athletic wear). $25 general admission. VIP packages available. For more information visit http://pregameci2013takeoff-es2002.eventbrite.com/?rank=16. Thurs., Feb. 28, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. 704-334-8336. www.dharmacharlotte.com.

Showtime Suite Dreams V Sol Kitchen and The A List present this party with Grammy Award winning producer, Swizz Beatz (DJ Set). For VIP tables, call 704-971-7878 or email party@suitecharlotte.com. For advance tickets, visit www.solkitchen.com or call 704-971-7878. Thurs., Feb. 28, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-7878. www.suitecharlotte.com.

Ignition 2013 Eddietainment presents this party with two DJs (Shogun and DJ Frosty). Dress code enforced: Men-stylish and women-glamorous. For tickets, visit www.ignition2013.eventbrite.com. Thurs., Feb. 28, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. BlackFinn, 201 E. Trade St. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

Ultimate Red Carpet Queen City Party The Associates and 30+ Productions present this party hosted by Christopher Reid. Thurs., Feb. 28. Enso Asian Bistro, 210 E. Trade St. 704-716-3676. www.ensocharlotte.com.

Foreplay The party, presented by MAZ Entertainment, features music by DJ Skillz. Strict dress code enforced. 21 and up. For VIP tables, call 704-450-4631 or email vip@labelcharlotte.com. For more party info, visit www.mazentertainment.net. Thurs., Feb. 28. Label, 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd. 704-910-0526. www.labelcharlotte.com.

Gucci Mane and Young Scooter Performing Live: Trap God 2 Mixtape Party Hosted by Tiger The Ace Chris "Greenlight" Parker and the 5th annual JCSU alumni. 21 and up. For tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. $30 and up. Thurs., Feb. 28, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave.

Coleman Love Crimson 100 Broadcasting live on air. Hosted by Fly Ty. Music by SoSo Def's DJ Shakim. 21 and up; 25 and up preferred. Dress code is fashion chic. No athletic gear. For tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. For more info and VIP tables, call 704-890-7436 or 919-360-9989. $15 and up. Thurs., Feb. 28, 9 p.m. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St. www.privilegecharlotte.com.

CIAA Orange & Blue Takeover Presented by Virginia State University. Meet VSU's new head football coach, Latrell Scott. Meet and greet and cash bar. For more information, call 804-524-6935 or email alumni@vsu.edu. Thurs., Feb. 28, 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. Renaissance Suites Hotel, 2800 Coliseum Drive.

Nana's Kickstart Thursday Goodlife, SMB Entertainment, PromoteDMV, and MiamiTakeover2013.com present this event featuring music by Lamont J and The Hit Squad. For tickets, visit http://nanasci2013-es2002.eventbrite.com/?rank=16. $20 and up. Thurs., Feb. 28, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Nana's Uptown, 710 W. Trade St. www.nanasuptown.com.

CI-athon: CI 4 A Cure Crohn's No More Foundation and First 2 First Ent present this gathering for a good cause - to find a cure for Crohn's Disease Support, the Crohns No More Foundation and UNC hospitals. Hosted by Mike Lighty. Music by Bad Boy N Ciroc Boy's DJ S&S and DJ Shaun Nyce. 21 and up. Dress code is "Fly Mature N Relaxed". Food and drink specials all night. For more information, visit http://crohnsnomorefoundation.eventbrite.com. Thurs., Feb. 28, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dixie's Tavern, 301 E. 7th St.

We are Prodigal Son: Networking Event, Tourney Edition There will be complimentary hors d' oeuvres, drink specials and wine samples available. Music will be provided by DJ Guvnor. There will also be a raffle with prizes. To RSVP, visit http://prodigalson.eventbrite.com. Free admission. Thurs., Feb 28, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Vin Master Wine Shop, 2000 South Blvd., Suite 610.

Friday, March 1
Day Parties:
2013 CIAA Toyota Fan Experience The CIAA Fan Experience is a family-friendly event with celebrity appearances, interactive games, car displays, giveaways and live music. Free. Fri., Mar 1. 502 S. College St.http://www.ciaatournament.org/page/ciaa-toyota-fan-experience.

3rd Annual Ciroc & Bad Boy Ent DJ SNS Day Party Eddleton Events, J&J Ent Group and DJ Biggs present this day party with Ciroc and Bad Boy Entertainment's DJ SNS. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://djsnsfridaydayparty-es2003.eventbrite.com. Fri., March 1, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Roxbury Nightclub, 115 W. 5th St. 704-375-8090. www.roxburynightclub.com.

Digital Divas Presents: The 8th Annual "De' Ja Vu" - The Kickoff Day Party at Blue Lunch menu available and music by DJ Daddy D. For more information or tickets, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com. Fri., March 1, 1-7 p.m. Blue, 214 N. Tryon St. 704-927-2583. www.bluecharlotte.com.

8th Annual Legends Of Troy "Meet and Greet" Day Party Hosted by Lorenzo "Ice Tea" Thomas of Miami with music by DJ Darryl Krush. Fri., March 1, 1-6 p.m. Held in two clubs: Re:Public, 314 N. College St. www.republicofcharlotte.com. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. www.phoenixcharlotte.com.

The Day Party of all Day Party's Part 1 Presented by Bossman Entertainment. Featuring Jus Once, DJ K-Nyce and DJ Hollywood. For more information or tickets, visit www.bossmanentertainment.org. $20 and up; $150 VIP booths. Fri., March 1. Dillinger's Taproom, 214 N. Church St.

Day Party with DJ Base CIAA day party with music from DJ Base. The kitchen will be open and parking is free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.clt2013.eventbrite.com. Fri., March 1, noon-7 p.m. Dream Nightclub, 11329 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-246-8816. www.dreamnc.com.

The Epitome Deux Brothers 4 Life presents this party with music by DJ Fatz. Tickets or more information, visit www.b4life-ent.com or http://b4l2013-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=11. Fri., March 1, noon-2 a.m. Mortimer's Cafe and Pub, 210 E. Trade St. 704-688-0366. www.mortimerspub.com.

Hall Pass Day Party Party on the rooftop while listening to music from DJ Dexter Dynamite. Glass dance floor covers the pool and the space offers views of the Charlotte skyline. VIP bottle service available. Presented by King Ent Events. For more information, visit www.kingentevents.com or http://ci2k13-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=6. Fri., March 1. Hyatt House, 435 E. Trade St. 704-373-9700. www.charlottecentercity.house.hyatt.com.

Innocence Lost CIAA day shindig presented by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment. For more information, visit http://thedamnsalonci2013-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=5. Fri., March 1, noon-6 p.m. Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar, 210 E. Trade St., Suite A-108. 704-716-3676. www.ensocharlotte.com.

Celebrity Invited Guest: Pastor Troy Day Party Special appearance by Pastor Troy presented by King Entertainment. For ticket info, visit www.ez-tixx.com. 21 and up. $25 and up. Fri., March 1, 1 p.m. Butter NC, 950 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.

4 Play Friday BestFriendz and Dynasty 5 present this party with music by DJ Bro-Rabb aka "MR. Lawd Have Mercy" and the infamous go-go band, Let it Flow. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://4playfriday2013-es2003.eventbrite.com. Fri., March 1, noon-7 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. 704-749-1097. www.thewhiskyriver.com.

The New York Connection Old School Mix & Mingle Day Party CIAA 2013 A serious mature adult (30 and up) party experience, hosted by Jessie Scott, Steve Fountain and Charlie Davis. Music by DJ Stacy Blackman and DJ Aaron S. VIP packages available. For more information, call Charlie Davis at 917-922-9539, Jessie Scott at 917-257-9001 or Steve Fountain at 919-282-4344. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://newyorkconnectionciaa2013-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=40. Fri., March 1, 1-6 p.m. Delta's Restaurant, 525 N. Tryon St. 704-612-2633. www.deltasrestaurant.com.

Dayhem 2.0 Sol Kitchen, Bluegoose and Roundtable present this day party featuring "Mash Out King" DJ Skillz and "The Mighty" DJ DR. Limited advance tickets are available. To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/10vszud. Fri., March 1, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Howl at the Moon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-936-4695. www.howlatthemoon.com.

3rd Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival The CBFF will feature three days of screenings, workshops, lectures and panel discussions, networking functions, and an awards ceremony for works by African-American filmmakers. Fri., March 1-Sat., March 2. For more information on scheduled events and ticket prices, visit www.charlotteblackfilmfestival.com.

Kings & Queens: The Day Party The day party, presented by Star 23 Enterprise, features music DJ Big Rob, DJ Focus, DJ Spin, and DJ John Quick. Come eat, drink and party. Fri., March 1, noon to 7 p.m. $15; VIP tables available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.charged.fm/cidayparty2. 505 (formerly) Kalu Lounge, 505 E. 6th St.

Day Party Explosion Eddietainment, Pearl Vision Group, and The Essences of Purple & Gold present this day party with music from DJ Quicksilva and DJ Frosty. For table reservations, email eddie456@gmail.com and pearlvisiongroup@gmail.com. For tickets, visit www.daypartyexplosion.eventbrite.com. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St. 704-332-2440. www.vapiano.com.

Sol: The Hottest Day Party ForWard Vision Group presents this day party with sounds provided by True School's Cuzzin B. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://solci2013.eventbrite.com. Fri., March 1. Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge, 500 W. 5th St. 704-335-0588. www.cravedessertbar.com.

The Art & Style Lounge An artsy showcase featuring works for sale from artists across the country. Features handcrafted jewelry, paintings and more. There will also be hors d'oeuvres, and drinks, in addition to live music from DJ Ampz and hip hop songstress Ida Divine. Presented by Mylestone Productions. Proceeds raised will benefit the JCSU Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit www.artandstylelounge.com. Fri., March 1, 12 p.m. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.

Ultimate Day Party Presented by WBAV. For VIP tables contact, party@suitecharlotte.com or call, 704-971-7878. Fri., March 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St.

Sunkiss: Friday Day Party Presented by Bluegoose. For more information, visit http://pardigras2013-es2002.eventbrite.com/?rank=1#. Fri., March 1, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 5Church, 127 N. Tryon St.

Day Break: Friday Day Party Presented by Bluegoose. For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://pardigras2013-es2002.eventbrite.com/?rank=1#. Fri., March 1, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. BlackFinn, 210 E. Trade St.

Night Parties:
2013 CIAA Stepshow "Throwdown" Greek vs. Greek. A night at the movies. Hosted by Power 98's No Limit Larry. For more information, call 704-336-2884 or visit www.ciaastepshows.com. $30 in advance. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive.

Slick Rick, Ed Lover and Ronnie Devoe CIAA party hosted by Fly Ty. For VIP info, call 704-890-7436 or visit www.ez-tixx.com. Fri., March 1, 10 p.m. Privilege, 222 S. Brevard St. www.privilegecharlotte.com.

EGOThe Execs, G. Class, Entourage Ent. ,Tailor Myde, Nick "Primetime" Ingram, Aknell Ent., Joe Bizzall present this party featuring DJ Storm and DJ Cuttz. REMY Liquor sponsors will be in the building for all VIP. Dress to impress. Tickets $20-$40, for more informationhttp://ego-ci13-phoenix-es2002.eventbrite.com/?rank=36. Fri., Mar 1, 10 p.m. Phoenix, District 300 N. College Street. 704-375-8765. http://www.phoenixcharlotte.com/

Rooftop Sierra This day party on the Hyatt rooftop terrace will feature spinning by DJ Pyro. Presented by King Ent Events. For more information, visit www.kingentevents.com or visit http://ci2k13-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=6. Fri., March 1. Hyatt House, 435 E. Trade St. 704-373-9700. www.charlottecentercity.house.hyatt.com.

Afro Chic Fashion Show The Urban Collection presents the 2013 Spring/Summer Afro Chic Fashion Show. Includes music performances by A.R.E first Lady Honey Dip & DJ Unique, Rocky Spitz and The Likwid Lights/ Thandiwe & Jack Morgan. DJ 300 spins. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://thecollectionshow-es2003.eventbrite.com. $20. Fri., March 1, 8 p.m. Dupp&Swat, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112B. www.duppandswat.com.

Mr. Cheeks Performing Live Rapper Mr. Cheeks performs at Dream Nightclub. The kitchen will be open and parking is free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.clt2013.eventbrite.com. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Dream Nightclub, 11329 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-246-8816. www.dreamnc.com.

Gorgeous at The Ritz Elegant party with music from DJ Bro Rabb and DJ Pyro. Presented by King Ent Events. For more information, visit www.kingentevents.com or http://ci2k13-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=6. Fri., March 1. The Ritz-Carlton, 201 E. Trade St. 704-547-2244. www.ritzcarlton.com.

Livingstone College's CIAA Alumni & Friends Social Social and networking shindig presented by Livingstone College. For tickets or more information, visit http://lcalumni-es2003.eventbrite.com. Fri., March 1, 6-7:30 p.m. HIlton Garden Inn, 508 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 704-347-5972. www.hiltongardeninn.hilton.com.

Ciroc Boyz 3rd Annual Celebrity Party Ciroc Boyz celebrity takeover with BET personality & DMV's. Big Tigger. Also featuring DJs playing hip hop, R&B, go-go, reggae, top 40 & today's hits, including Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment "The Legendary" DJ SNS and "Party Kingpin"DJ Quicksilva. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit http://cirocboyz-es2003.eventbrite.com. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. 704-749-1097. www.thewhiskyriver.com.

Kleio at Enso A.C.T. Productions, NXL21 Charlotte and PMG present this CIAA celebration. Dress in your finest attire. Admission can be denied based on attitude or attire. For bottle service, call 336-362-3203. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit http://kleio-es2003.eventbrite.com. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar, 210 E. Trade St., Suite A-108. 704-716-3676. www.ensocharlotte.com.

2013 I Luv the '90s The '90s-themed party, hosted by Dynasty 5, The Sol Kitchen and BestFriendz, will feature a performance by DJ Jazzy Jeff. For more information or to purchase advanced tickets, visit www.eventbee.com/v/iluvthe90s. Fri., March 1, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Omni Charlotte Hotel, 132 E. Trade St. 704-377-0400. www.omnihotels.com.

Digital Divas, Kenny Johnson, FaceJay and One Goal Productions Present: 2 Chainz "The Celebrity Takeover" at The Tent 2 Chainz performing live. Hosted by BET's The Game. Music by DJ Self. For tickets and VIP cabana's, visit www.werunci.com or www.partyatthetent.com or email digitaldivasinc@gmail.com. Sponsored by BET/The Game. $25 and up in advance. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Oasis Party at The Tent, 514 N. College St. (between 8th Street and 9th Street).

The CIAA Welcome Party: Hosted by Anthony Hamilton This CIAA party is hosted by Anthony Hamilton and features music by DJ Skillz aka "The Mash Out King". VIP admission and tables available. Dress code: No athletic gear, sneakers or baseball caps. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. $45-$75. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Ritz-Carlton (Held in the Urban Garden), 201 E. Trade St. 704-547-2244. www.ritzcarlton.com.

Vegas at Vapiano Eddietainment Inc. presents a red carpet affair with food and music by DJ Twan G. For table reservations, contact Eddie at eddiet456@gmail.com. For tickets, visit http://vegasvapiano-es2003.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 1, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St. 704-332-2440. www.vapiano.com.

Su Casa: Wonderland Su Casa pays tribute to Stevie Wonder. Music by DJ Justice and DJ Fraser. For more information, visit http://sucasapresentswonderland-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=52. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. 704-334-8336. www.dharmacharlotte.com.

Swag & Sexy CIAA Ludi Entertainment presents Swag & Sexy, a party featuring jazz saxophonist Shableek with DJ Boney B, a featured comedian, and a special guest celebrity. There will be door prizes and complimentary catering all night. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/event/5419730560/es2003/?rank=5. $40 at the door. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St. 704-331-5331. www.extravaganzaevents.com.

"The Movie" Starring Lance Gross Six Figure Entertainment, Taz Events and Finesse Musik presents this party with DJ Frosty and special guest host, actor and model Lance Gross. Held in a scenic venue with ample parking, and a large gathering of HBCU alumni and folks from sororities and fraternities. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://cithemovie-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=10. Fri., March 1, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 704-654-4400. www.nascarhall.com.

Da Kaos Greek Party Featuring music by DJ B-eazy and DJ Kutta. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://da-kaos-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=50. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Club Hush, 3500 E. Independence Blvd.

Friday Night Live III Eddietainment presents this party with music by DJ Paradime and DJ Lonnie B. For table reservations, contact Eddie at eddiet456@gmail.com. For more information, visit http://fnl3-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=74. Fri., March 1, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon, 210 E. Trade St., Suite B-120. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

Mayhem Sol Kitchen, M. Simmons, Dynasty 5, RoundTable Ent. and Rickmond Media present a 14-hour non-stop party with music by DJ Paradime, DJ Ngenius, DJ Danny Dee and DJ LS One. Food will be available. For VIP tables, call 980-322-9859. For more information or to buy advance tickets, visit http://www.eventbee.com/v/mayhem. Fri., March 1, 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cosmos Cafe, 300 N. College St. 704-372-3553. www.cosmoscafe.com.

Friday Unchained Sol Kitchen, Bluegoose, and Roundtable Entertainment present this party featuring the DMV DJ Takeover starring "The Party Kingpin" DJ Quicksilva along with DJ Jay Claxton. Limited advance tickets are available. To purchase, visit http://bit.ly/11wbtjx. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com. Fri., March 1, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Howl at the Moon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-936-4695. www.howlatthemoon.com.

CI Sexy Carolina30.com presents this party welcoming CIAA alumni and friends. Hosted by Stacey Blackman and friends. For VIP information, call 704-890-9811 or visit www.carolina30.com for more information. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m.-Sat., March 2, 9 p.m. Bull & Barrister, 3615 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 704-971-3313. www.bullandbarrister.com.

The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show The four-man comedy team, based out of Greensboro, consists of Anthony "Chico" Bean, Darren Brand, G. DeMar "OsamaBinDrankin" Rankin, Sr. and host B Daht. For more information, visit www.theffcs.com. Fri., March 1, 6 and 8:30 p.m. The Comedy Zone Charlotte at NC Music Factory, 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Suite B3. 980-321-4702. www.cltcomedyzone.com.

50 Shades of Blue Richmond Media and The Grays & Faze, Inc. present this party with music by DJ C-Rob. For tickets, visit www.bluefriday2013.eventbrite.com. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m. Blue Restaurant & Bar, 206 N. College St. 704-927-2583. www.bluecharlotte.com.

Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night and First Look Friday Mint Museum Uptown presents music from DJ Pepito and a dance floor for Afro-Cuban and Latin-influenced dancing such as Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Cha Cha. Light hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and curator tours of F.O.O.D. (Food, Objects, Objectives, Design) at 7:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. To other new exhibits - Sociales: Debora Arango Arrives Today, and Return to the Sea: Motoi Yamamoto - will also be on view and visitors can watch internationally-known artist Motoi Yamamoto work on a temporary installation made of salt in the atrium. Free admission for Mint members; $10 for non-member; $15 for non-member couples. Fri., March 1, 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.

Unique Alternatives Showkase Comedy (CIAA Weekend Edition) Montee Rogers hosts the "Comedy by the Pound" show with performances by comedian Andrew "Skinnyman" Johnson, D.Moore, Skeeta G, Katrina Pope and Sean Allen. For tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5515402718/es2002/?rank=45#. For more information, visit http://www.uniquealternativesinc.org/. Fri., March 1, 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Comfort Suites (University location), 7735 University City Blvd.

2013 South Mecklenburg High School Alumni Party Free food, cash bar, free parking, security ,music by DJ Moe Got It and a spades card tournament (trophies to the winners). Party will be upstairs and downstairs celebrating CIAA weekend. For more information, visit www.afatboyproduction.com. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Rameses Temple, 4919 Beatties Ford Road.

Friday Night Frenzy This party, presented by MAZ Entertainment, will feature music by DJ Deron Juan. 21 and up; 25 and up preferred. For VIP booths or beds, email vip@mazciaa.com. Mature dress code. For more information, visit www.mazentertainment.net. Fri., March 1, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. www.foundershall.com.

Chris Brown Live Up Close & Personal Chris Brown performs during this CIAA party. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. $50 and up. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. 704-335-0002. www.5thelementnc.com.

Celebrity Invited Guest: Wale Nigerian-American rapper, Wale, makes a special appearance. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. $50 and up. Fri., March 1, 10 p.m. Butter NC, 950 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.

Future Performing Live: Kickoff Party Performance by Future and DJ Kash. To book VIP tables, email vip@labelcharlotte.com or call 704-450-4631. For tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. Free for ladies until 9:30 p.m. $30 and up. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Label, 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd. 704-910-0526. www.labelcharlotte.com.

T.I. & Fabolous For tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. 21 and up. $40 and up. Fri., March 1, 8 p.m. Cameo Night Club, 3049 Scott Futrell Drive.

Performing Live: Young Jeezy Special appearance by Young Jeezy. For tickets and VIP packages, visit www.ez-tixx.com. 18 and up. $50 and up. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m. QC Live, 8801 E. W.T. Harris Blvd.

The Late Night Afterparty Breakfast The Southern-style all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be serving eggs, grits, salmon cake, fried fish, pork & turkey bacon, chicken wings, French toast and more. For tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. $10 and up. Fri., March 1, 11:45 p.m. (doors open); starts at 2 a.m. Allure Restaurant & Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St.

Southern Royalty Featuring Mystikal, Juvenile, and Partners-N-Crime. 21 and up. For more information, visit www.ez-tixx.com or www.southernroyaltyshow.com. For VIP tables and bottle service, call 877-573-8807 or email southernroyaltyshow@gmail.com. Fri., March 1, 8 p.m. $25 and up. Centerstage@NoDa, 2315 N. Davidson St.

Moscato Madness The Blackcard Parties presents this party featuring DJ CK and DJ 2 Notty. Free Moscato all night long. For tickets, visit http://moscatomadness-es2002.eventbrite.com/?rank=57. $20. Fri., March 1, 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St. 704-377-3808. www.neighborhoodgrille.com.

Snazzi's Go-Go Experience Party with go-go music from D.C.'s Let It Flow band and the Snazzi Band. Presented by Snazzi Entertainment. $30-$40. Fri., March 1, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Delta's Restaurant, 525 N. Tryon St. www.deltasrestaurant.com.

CI Takeover: After Hours The party features an open bar and complimentary food. Music by DJ Casper. Presented by Wylie K & Friends, Seek Abundance, and KMH Group. For tickets, visit www.citakeover.eventbrite.com. $25 and up. Fri., March 1, 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. Charlotte Trolley Museum, 1507 Camden Road.

Gospel Jazz & Jokes Comedy Show A top ten indy artists showcase. Featuring Marcus D. Wiley, Arnetta Murrill-Crooms and The Groove Masters. For advanced tickets, visit www.unwindproductions.com. $10-$20. Fri., March 1, 6:30 p.m. 2XSalt Ministry Campus, 1900 Queen City Drive.

Juicy J Presented by South Coast Marketing. For VIP tables, contact party@suitecharlotte.com or call, 704-971-7878. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://juicyjfriday.eventbrite.com/. Fri., March 1, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St.

Off the Clock: Friday Night Explosion Presented by Bluegoose. Eat, drink, bowl, and party. Featuring DJ Lil D. Fri., March 1. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St.

Saturday, March 2
Day Parties:
2013 CIAA Toyota Fan Experience The CIAA Fan Experience is a family-friendly event with celebrity appearances, interactive games, car displays, giveaways and live music. Free. Sat., Mar 2. 502 S. College St.http://www.ciaatournament.org/page/ciaa-toyota-fan-experience.

Atomic Day Party Six Figure Entertainment presents this day party featuring DJ Dexter Dynamite. The kitchen will be open for lunch and the bar will be fully stocked. VIP tables available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://atomicdayciaa-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=13. Sat., March 2, noon-7 p.m. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St. 704-332-2440. www.vapiano.com.

Inspire Models presents a Fashion Fundraiser Inspire Models will be putting on a fashion fundraiser benefiting the Charlotte based "All We Want is Love" foundation against human trafficking. Hosted by America's Next Top Model Bianca Chardei with music by DJ Danny B. $30 general admission. VIP available. For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.eventbrite.com/ or http://www.inspire-models.com/. Sat., Mar 2, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. BMW-Ducati Motorcycles of Charlotte, 731 Westinghouse Blvd. http://www.bmw-ducati.com/.

Day Party with DJ Base CIAA day party with music from DJ Base. The kitchen will be open and parking is free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.clt2013.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 2, noon-7 p.m. Dream Nightclub, 11329 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-246-8816. www.dreamnc.com.

DayScape: The Art of The Day Hosted by Moxie Society, Dynasty 5 and Atlanta's Own Jimmy Jones. Sounds provided by Atlanta's DJ Tayrok and and The Harlem Showstopper DJ Danny Dee. $15-$30. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.DayScapeCharlotte.com. Sat., Mar 2 12 p.m.-7 p.m. VBGB Beer Hall and Garden (NC Music Factory), 920 Hamilton Street. http://vbgbuptown.com/. 704-333-4111.

The Day After Affair Vol. 7 Music by: CIROC/BAD BOY/BESTFRIENDZ DJ SnS. Open buffet while it lasts. Bull riding competition starts at 3 p.m. $25, ladies free and fellas reduced price before 1 p.m. with flyer, RSVP, or text. For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://thedayaffair2013-es2002.eventbrite.com/?rank=40 Sat., Mar 2, 12 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E Trade St A-208. http://thewhiskyriver.com/charlotte/. 704-749-1097.

The "La Di Da Di" Day PartyThis party will feature DJs Rob Base & Dj Kool, a performance from special guest artist, and DJ -CK and DJ 2 NOTTY. For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.theladidadidayparty.com/ $30 and up. Sat., Mar 2, 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. Label, 900 Music Factory Blvd. http://www.labelcharlotte.com/. 704-910-0526.

The Day Party's of all Day Party's Part 2 Presented by Bossman Entertainment. Featuring Jus Once, DJ 360, and Capital J. For more information, visit www.bossmanentertainment.org. $20 and up; $150 VIP booths. Sat., March 2, noon. Dillinger's Taproom, 214 N. Church St.

Celebs Day Party Featuring Power 98's DJ Storm and Uptown Swagga, a Charlotte-area go-go/hip hop/R&B band. For more information, call 704-325-2077 or visit http://celebsdaypartyciaa2013-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=14. Sat., March 2, noon-6 p.m. Celebs Restaurant & Lounge, 445 W. Trade St. 704-334-7088. www.celebsrestaurant.com.

CIAA Day Party LCC and Dub V Entertainment present this day party with music by DJ Short Dog. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://cidayparty2013-es2003.eventbrite.com. $15-$20. Sat., March 2, noon-6 p.m. Savoy, 3930 Brookshire Blvd. 704-391-0556.

Centric and Digital Divas Present: "Uptown Saturday" at Blue - The "Official" Centric Day Party & Happy Hour Lunch menu and drink specials available all day. Music by DJ Polo. For more information or for tickets, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com. Sat., March 2, noon-7 p.m. Blue Restaurant, Corner of 5th & College St. 704-927-2583. www.bluecharlotte.com.

Insatiable Saturday: The Remix Brothers 4 Life presents this day party with music by DJ Fatz. For tickets or more information, visit www.b4life-ent.com or http://b4l2013-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=11. Sat., March 2, noon-7 p.m. Mortimer's Cafe and Pub, 210 E. Trade St. 704-688-0366. www.mortimerspub.com.

The Red Carpet CIAA Day Party New York's Power 105.1 "The Breakfast Club" and Southern Dynasty Ent host the day party featuring Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, Angela Yee, Polow Da Don and NFL greats Deshaun Foster, Stephen Davis, Mike Sellers, Duce Staley, Alshon Jeffery and Melvin Ingram, who will be attending. Music provided by DJ Envy and DJ Louie V. For tickets or more information, visit http://5thelementdayparty-es2003.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 2, 1-7 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. 704-335-0002. www.5thelementnc.com.

CIAA Paint the City Red Charlotte SMB & Goodlife Entertainment, PromoteDMV, Wylie K. & Friends, & Seek Abundance present this day party with soundtracks by Dee Jay Casper and DJ Schemes and live entertainment by the D.C.-based band, The Red Carpet Affair. Hosted by "Wyle K." aka Mr. Miami. The kitchen will be open and serving soul food. Bottle and table service also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ciaapaintthecityred.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 2, 1-9 p.m. Nana's Uptown Restaurant and Bar, 710 W. Trade St. 704-372-0033. www.nanasuptown.com.

The Ultimate Hip-Hop Experience Music Festival & Entertainment Summit This event is a celebration of hip-hop culture and showcases all aspects of the foundation of hip-hop, DJing and producing, emceeing, breaking and graffiti. Also features talent and performance showcase, freestyle battles, a DJ showcase, beat battle, break dance battle, and more. The "Ultimate Hip-Hop Experience" will feature education panels with folks from the music industry. 18 and up. For more information or tickets, visit http://ultimatehiphopexperience-es2003.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 2, 2:30-9:30 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. www.chopshopnoda.com.

Saturday Live Part 2 SharkBand, James Goodson, Money Gang, Rob Barber, S.O.S. Express, Pretty Girls R Us, Ripp, Chuckurfavorit, Tiffany Davis, Brittany Simmons, Eddietainment, Mike King round up the CI Alumni for a Day Party social of Epic proportions at Buffalo Wild Wings. Enjoy the sounds of DJ Izzy Nice and DJ Twan G representing the NC and the DMV. For more information, visit http://saturdaylive2.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 2, noon-7 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings, 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. 704-971-9464. www.buffalowildwings.com.

3rd Annual Industry Addiction A music and entertainment showcase put on by Street Dreamaz and Love The Truth Clothing in association with Tremont Music Hall. The Industry Addiction is an event where artists can network with others in the entertainment industry. Hosted by JKnowTruth with music by DJ Official from Fayetteville, NC. For more information, visit www.industryaddiction.com. Sat., March 2, 4-8 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. 704-343-9494. www.tremontmusichall.com.

CIAA 2-N-1 Day Party B.M. Entertainment presents this day party with a comedy show starring Danny Rag, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and an after party with two DJs, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hookah bar, $5 drink specials, food and more. For VIP tables or bottle services, call 202-270-6155, 202-270-6155, or 910-808-1088. Sat., March 2, 1-8 p.m. El Tucan Billiards, 6701 N. Tryon St.

Classics: The Day Party 95 Live, Dynasty 5, Sol Kitchen, and Round Table Ent present this day party with with Pete Rock, Young Guru and 9th Wonder. For more information, visit http://classics.eventbee.com/. Sat., March 2, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.Howl At The Moon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-936-4695. www.howlatthemoon.com.

The Snack Pack Sol Kitchen and Muddy Water present this day party with GiGi Maguire and music by DJ Princess Cut. For VIP tables, call 980-322.-9859. For advance tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/apfl9qy. Sat., March 2, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Uptown Cabaret, 108 E. Morehead St. 704-344-0802. www.uptowncabaretclubs.com.

"The LOL": The Legends On Legends Day Party The Legends Of Troy and Sol Kitchen present this day party hosted by Lorenzo "Ice Tea" Thomas with music by DJ Darryl Krush and SGL Productions and DJ Jazzy Jeff. To purchase tickets, visit www.etix.com. Sat., March 2, 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Amos' Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874. www.amossouthend.com.

3rd Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival The CBFF will feature three days of screenings, workshops, lectures and panel discussions, networking functions, and an awards ceremony for works by African-American filmmakers. Sat., March 2. For more information on scheduled events and ticket prices, visit www.charlotteblackfilmfestival.com.

The 2013 Yacht Day Party Part 3 Dre' G Entertainment presents this day party on a yacht with complimentary food, a cash bar, and music by DJ E-Money. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa2013yachtdayparty.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 2, 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pickup location at 3304 Eastway Drive (in the former Walmart parking lot).

The 7th Annual Championship Saturday Jazz Brunch Hosted by The Charlotte Kappas. This annual brunch features a popular jazz ensemble and a brunch menu. There will also be prize giveaways. Presented by Charlotte's Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity alumni. For more information, visit www.cltkappas.com/brunch. Sat., March 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $40 in advance. McCormick & Schmick's, 200 S. Tryon St. 704-377-0201. www.mccormickandschmicks.com.

Cufflinks & Cocktails: The Day Party This popular monthly cocktail social event goes dayside for the tournament weekend. There will 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. For more information, visit www.cufflinksandcocktails.com. Sat., March 2, 12 p.m. $25 for general admission; $50 for VIP admission into Silk, The True School Soul Lounge. Enso Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, 210 E. Trade St. 704-716-3676. www.ensocharlotte.com.

Party in the Sky WBAV 101.9 and Eddietainment present this day party with music from DJ Skillz and DJ Chase. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://skyparty-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=89. Sat., March 2, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

SaturDazed Presented by The A List, A.C.T. Productions, and MAZ Entertainment, this day party features two DJs (DJ Ngenius and DJ Deron Juan), drink specials and discounted group rates. Casual classy dress code. VIP booths and bottle service available, call 919-633-8719. For more information, visit www.saturdazed.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 2, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oasis Party @ The Tent, 516 N. College St.

Juelz Santana Live Performance by Juelz Santana with DJ Self. 21 and up. $30 and up. Sat., March 2, 12 p.m. Blackfinn, 210 E. Trade Street, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

Celebrity Invited Guest: Pleasure P Day party with Pleasure P. Presented by King Entertainment. 21 and up. For tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. $25 and up. Sat., March 2, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Butter NC, 950 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.

Revenge of the 90s Day Party Presented by Bluegoose. The party features '90s jams and current hits. Sat., March 2, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fitzgerald's, 201 E. 5th St.

4th Annual Day Soiree Presented by Cheeky Sasso Ent of NC and the DMV Boys with food, hookahs, table and bottle service available. Music from DJ Rob Stacks. $10 and up. Sat., March 2, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Crave, 500 W. 5th St., Suite 120.

Night Parties:
Climax Brothers 4 Life presents this party with DJ Kool Sheed and DJ Fatz and a celebrity guest (to be announced). For more information or tickets, visit www.b4life-ent.com or http://climax2013eventbrite.com. Sat., March 2, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Crowne Plaza Charlotte Uptown, 201 S. McDowell St. 704-372-7550. www.ichotelsgroup.com.

The CIAA Gospel Explosion Kingdom United Productions presents The CIAA Gospel Explosion, an event with various talents from the Charlotte area and headlined by Canton Jones. Hosted by Charlotte own Pastor Graham. For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://ciaagospelexplosion-es2002.eventbrite.com/?rank=46. $40-$50. Sat, Mar 2, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. 2xsalt Ministries, 1900 Queen City Drive. 704-393-3954. http://www.2xsalt.org/.

Digital Divas Presents: The 6th Annual "The Reunion" at Blue Acoustic Soul will perform during dinner from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., followed by music from DJ Polo from 10pm to 2 a.m. Meli'sa Morgan will perform around 11 p.m. Late night menu available from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sponsored By Corzo to the Reunion and Uptown Saturday. For more information or tickets, visit www.digitaldivasevents.com or call 704-942-4518. You must have ticket to enter and dinner reservations (704-927-2583) are encouraged. Sponsored by Centric and Stoney Cellars/TPM Consulting, Inc. Sat., March 2, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Blue, 214 N. Tryon St. 704-927-2583. www.bluecharlotte.com.

The Ultimate Throwback Party A grown folks premium extravaganza. Cash bar with old/new school hits by DJ Julian Tucker from MAJIC 95.9. Table and VIP packages available. For advance tickets, visit http://theultimatethrowbackpartyroxbury.eventbrite.com/. $20-$25 in advance. Sat., March 2, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Roxbury Nightclub, 115 W. 5th St. 704-375-8090. www.roxburynightclub.com.

McDonald's 2013 CIAA Stepshow "Stepoff" School vs. school. A night at the movies. Hosted by BET's 106 & Park's Miss Mykie. For more information, call 704-336-2884 or visit www.ciaastepshows.com. Sat., March 2, 7-10 p.m. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive.

3rd Annual Kid Capri Tournament Dance, bowl, eat and enjoy a live performance by DJ Kid Capri. Featuring Power 92 Virginia's Heavy Hitter, DJ Lonnie B and DJ Technician. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://kidcapriparty-es2003.eventbrite.com. $25 general admission. Sat., March 2, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. 704-716-9300. www.strikecitycharlotte.com.

CIAA Islandstyle 3 Brightworks, Lion Tribe Ent, and Paradice Ent present CIAA Islandstyle 3, featuring music by Renaissance Live from Jamaica mix master David from Atlanta, Earthruler from NYC/NC, Deathzone from Atlanta and DJ Stephen from L.A. For tickets or more information, visit www.paradice-ent.com or http://ciaaislandstyle3-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=8. Sat., March 2, 9-3 a.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

The Royale at The Ritz The party, held in the Ritz's grand ballroom, is presented by King Ent Events. Music by DJ Complete and DJ Ngenius. For more information, visit www.kingentevents.com or http://ci2k13-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=6. Sat., March 2, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Ritz-Carlton, 201 E. Trade St. 704-547-2244. www.ritzcarlton.com.

The Ultimate Throwback Party A grown folks premium extravaganza. Cash bar with old/new school hits by DJ Julian Tucker from MAJIC 95.9. Dress code: come as you are. For advance tickets, visit http://theultimatethrowbackpartyroxbury.eventbrite.com/. For VIP table and bottle service, call 240-353-6151, 240-416-4321, 301-793-9779, 571-421-6682. $20-$25 in advance. Sat., March 2, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Roxbury Nightclub, 115 W. 5th St. 704-375-8090. www.roxburynightclub.com.

The Forbidden Kingdom SMG, Team Dropzone and G.E.D Entertainment present this party hosted by Delicia Gordon, with music by DJ Total Reck and DJ TwanG. Attire: Dress to be admired. $10 early bird regular admission, $20 advance regular admission, $30 regular admission. VIP tickets avaliable. For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://forbiddenkingdom-es2002.eventbrite.com/?rank=49. Sat., Mar 2, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Enso, 210 E Trade St. 704-716-3676. www.ensocharlotte.com.

Magnum: The Finale NXL21 Charlotte presents Magnum, a party featuring music by DJ Flash. Takes place on two floors and a heated rooftop. Finest attire is requested. $10 early bird regular admission, $20 pre-sale general admission, $30 general admission, and VIP available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://magnum2013-es2002.eventbrite.com/?rank=53. Sat., Mar 2, 10 p.m. Ri Ra Irish Pub, 208 N. Tryon St. 704-333-5554. http://www.rira.com/charlotte/.

Diva's Night Out Featuring Trey Songz Live. Presented by Digital Divas and the Rho Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Live Special Appearance by 2013 Grammy Award Nominee Trey Songz. Drink Specials all night. For Tickets, VIP Cabana's or Tables, please visit: charlottetakeover.com or www.partyatthetent.com or email info@charlottetakeover.com or digitaldivasinc@gmail.com, or call 704-242-6713. Sat., Mar 2, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. The Oasis Tent, 514 N. College St. (Betewwn 8th and 9th St.) http://www.partyatthetent.com/.

Official CIAA Post Tournament Party: Featuring Chaka Khan The party features Chaka Khan. For more information, visit www.ez-tixx.com. Held in the Crown Ballroom. $40-$50. Sat., March 2, 11 p.m. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St., Charlotte. 704-339-6000. www.charlotteconventionctr.com.

Chubb Rock Performing Live Chubb Rock performs at Dream Nightclub. The kitchen will also be open and parking is free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.clt2013.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 2, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Dream Nightclub, 11329 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-246-8816. www.dreamnc.com.

Speed III Block Party Six Figure Entertainment presents D.C.-based go-go band, Black Alley, DJ Frosty and DJ Shakim. Some of the fastest cars in the world will also be on display at this party. Held in a spacious and scenic venue with ample parking, and a large gathering of HBCU alumni, and members of sororities and fraternities. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://speed3blockparty-es2003.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 2, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 704-654-4400. www.nascarhall.com.

The Grand Finale DC Entertainment presents this party with music by DJ Savvy, HBCU alumni and other special guests. For more information, visit http://dceggrandfinale-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=34. Sat., March 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. El Veracruz Mexican Resturant, 391 Centre St.

Fresh with DJ Jamad Quentin Talley and Dupp&Swat present this party where DJ Jamad will spin classic and modern R&B, soul, hip-hop, funk, techno, and other ambient sounds. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa2013fresh-es2003.eventbrite.com/?rank=54. Sat., March 2, 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Dupp&Swat, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112B. www.duppandswat.com.

Slick Grand Finale The party features Slick Rick. Dress is fashionable chic/upscale (no athletic wear). VIP packages available. For more information visit www.slickrickgrandfinale.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 2, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The Saloon, 935 N.C. Music Factory Blvd. 704-716-2327. www.thesalooncharlotte.com.

Overtime Presented by Sol Kitchen, Dynasty 5, G Sharp Ent, and Round Table Ent. Featuring music from Miami DJ LS-One and DJ All Night. For advance tickets, visit http://overtime.eventbee.com/. Sat., March 2, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Howl at the Moon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-936-4695. www.howlatthemoon.com.

Mike Epps Performance by comedian Mike Epps. Sat., March 2, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. $45 and up. Bojangles Coliseum2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. 704-335-3100. www.bojanglescoliseum.com.

CI Sexy Carolina30.com presents this party welcoming CIAA alumni and friends. Hosted by Stacey Blackman and friends. For VIP information, call 704-890-9811 or visit www.carolina30.com for more information. Sat., March 2, 9 p.m. Bull & Barrister, 3615 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 704-971-3313. www.bullandbarrister.com.

The Grand Finale: Tournament Weekend 2013 Edition The party features Biz Markie and is hosted by the cast of Braxton Family Values. For VIP info, call 704-890-7436 or visit www.ez-tixx.com. Privilege, 229 Brevard St. www.privilegecharlotte.com.

Digital Divas & The Rho Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Present: "Divas Night Out" Featuring 2013 Grammy Award nominee, Trey Songz. Also brought to you by LOC Marketing, K6 Ent., Prophecy Events, and @WEARE3LIVE. Sponsored by BET. For tickets, VIP cabana's and tables, or for more information, visit www.thepartyatthetent.com or www.charlottetakeover.com or email info@charlottetakeover.com or call 704-242-6713. Sat., March 2, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Oasis @ The Tent, 514 College St.

"Back in the Day" Ol' School Jam DJ Jimmy Jam of 90.1FM will be mixing ol' school R&B, hip hop, house, reggae and go-go hits for the dance floor. Free parking available. For more information, visit www.bandvproductions.com or call 704-492-7841. Sat., March 2, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $15 in advance.
SMS Banquet Atrium,1764 Norland Road
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The CIAA Debut of Ludacris Rapper Ludacris makes his CIAA debut during this party. VIP tickets available. For more information on VIP tables, email vip@whiskyrivercharlotte.com or call 704-749-1097. For tickets, visit http://ludacrissatnight-es2002.eventbrite.com/?rank=81. Sat. March 2, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $35 and up. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. 704-749-1097. www.thewhiskyrivercharlotte.com.

Finale MAZ Entertainment presents this party with music from DJ Paradime. 21 and up to enter; 25 and up preferred. Mature dress code. For more information, visit www.mazentertainment.net. Sat., March 2, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. www.foundershall.com.

Love and Hip Hip Celebrity Tournament Takeover Tahiry Jose and and Joe Budden present this party with DJ Bobby Drake and comedian Bdaht. 21 and up. $40 and up. Sat., March 2. For more information, visit www.ez-tixx.com. Sheraton Charlotte, 3315 Scott Futrell Drive.

Jammin' Jazz & Jokes Extravaganza Featuring jazz artist Nick Colionne, Plunky & Oneness, DJ Wrecka, and
and comedian Cletus. For tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. $25 and up. Sat., March 2, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Omni Hotel, 132 E. Trade St.

All White Affair with Celebrity Invited Guest Lloyd Presented by King Entertainment. VIP packages and tables available. 21 and up. For tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. $50 and up. Butter NC, 950 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.

The Late Night Afterparty Breakfast The Southern-style all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be serving eggs, grits, salmon cake, fried fish, pork & turkey bacon, chicken wings, French toast and more. For tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com. $10 and up. Sat., March 2, 11:45 p.m. (doors open); starts at 2 a.m. Allure Restaurant & Lounge, 1508 S. Mint St.

CI Tournament Celebration Hosted By Drake Drake hosts this party, which is also a celebration for his new single. 21 and up. $50 and up. Sat., March 2, 8 p.m. Cameo Night Club, 3049 Scott Futrell Drive.

The Official Road to Miami Hosted by Lorenzo Ice Tea Thomas and featuring Dee Jay Casper and DJ Phife. Be the lucky winner of a trip to the Miami TakeOver 2013. For more information, visit www.roadtomiamitakeover2013.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 2, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Nana's Uptown Restaurant & Bar, 710 W. Trade St.

Vanity: The CI Edition Special guest list admission and table service available. For questions, call 704-965-6775. For tickets, visit www.civanity.eventbrite.com. Sat., March 1. Kanvas, 525 E. 6th St.

Southern Smoke: Meet & Greet Calling all DJs, artists, producers, bloggers, and press/media. This event stars Lil Scrappy, Dorrough Music, Young Dro, Verse Simmonds and more. Hosted by DJ Yasmin Young, Toney Romeo and more. For more information, call 980-345-0946 or visit www.djsmallz.com/ciaasmoke. Sat., March 2, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Vox, 2401 Wilkinson Blvd.

Sunday, March 3

Day Parties:
2013 CIAA Toyota Fan Experience The CIAA Fan Experience is a family-friendly event with celebrity appearances, interactive games, car displays, giveaways and live music. Free. Sun., March 3. 502 S. College St.http://www.ciaatournament.org/page/ciaa-toyota-fan-experience.

Panache "It's Just Brunch" Annual Farewell Jazz Brunch The event, presented by Digital Divas, features an ala carte menu. For reservations, call 704-338-9444 or visit www.digitaldivasevents.com. Sun., March 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ruth's Chris Steak House, 222 S. Tryon St. 704-338-9444. www.ruthschris.com.

Stupid Dope Day Party The party, hosted by Hypeman Coop and DJ T.O., will feature drink specials and music from DJ Frosty, DJ Kryptonite, and DJ T.Mobile. Presented by Stupid Dope Moves. For more information, visit www.stupiddopemoves.com. Sun., March 3, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. 704-371-7079. www.apostrophelounge.com.

Night Parties:
Sunday Sendoff QC Exclusive Promotions presents this day party with music by DJ A Minor and Mr. Incognito. Free before 11 p.m. with RSVP; VIP tables available. For more information, visit http://sundaysendoff.eventbrite.com. Sun., March 3, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-7878. www.suitecharlotte.com.

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