2013 CIAA Week Parties and Events: Saturday, March 2

Your guide to the hottest parties and events during the weeklong 2013 CIAA Tournament in Charlotte




McDonald's Super Saturday features free concerts at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Credit: CIAA Tournament

Compiled by Jarvis Holliday, @HollidayInk

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

Below is a list of events scheduled for Saturday, March 2. Please use the website listed for each event to verify information. Advance tickets can be purchased at many of the websites as well.

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UPDATED: 2-26-13
 

Saturday, March 2
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Occupy Greek NC: The Day Party
Hosted by Devine9 Alumni and the Hey JC Host Committee. Featuring music by DJ Freedom and Mazi Niño of Team Tokyo DJs. Special Greek drink specials all day. Presented by 12 Ent., Str8swagg! Ent., and The KMH Group/Oscar TNG. Noon-6 p.m. $35 and up. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St., occupygreeknc.eventbrite.com.

Seventh Annual All-Star Go-Go Day Party
Featuring DaMixx Band, Suttle Thoughts, and EU featuring Sugar Bear, along with a guest DJ. Presented by PhatCat Entertainment, I Am The Party, and Epic Concept. 2-9 p.m. $40. Picasso’s Sports Café, 222 S. Church St., charlottetakeover2013.eventbrite.com.

Celebrity Red Carpet Rooftop Finale with VH1's Emily B.
Walk the red carpet and conclude your weekend in grand fashion. Emily B. of Love & Hip-hop will host. Presented by Culture19 Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up. Pavilion at EpiCentre (rooftop), 210 E. Trade St., culture19.com.

Vanquish 2013
Say good-bye to the weekend at one of the city’s most desirable lounge, dining, party venues. Music by Superfriends DJ Tayrock of Atlanta's V103 FM, joining forces with Monster DJ Shogun. Presented by Eddietainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 and up in advance; VIP tables available. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vanquish2013.eventbrite.com.

The Ladidadi Day Party with DJ Kool and Rob Base
The two hip-hop legends will perform live. Also featuring two DJs, and a special guest performance. Noon-7 p.m. General admission $30 in advance; VIP $40 in advance. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., theladidadidayparty.com.

# UNCF Empower Me Tour
This national tour makes a stop in the Queen City. It’s designed to inspire youth to excel in academic, financial, and personal responsibility, featuring an interactive panel that includes actress and comedian Kim Coles, journalist and social activist Jeff Johnson, and music executive Amir Windom. Open to middle school, high school, and college students and their parents. 10 a.m. Free; registration required. Wells Fargo Auditorium, 430 S. Tryon St., empowermetour.coffeecup.com/forms/UNCF%20Form/.

Ballantyne Soiree
Enjoy good music, good food, and a great atmosphere. Drink specials will be offered all night. Presented by Another Level Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 in advance. Café Nirvana, 15025 Lancaster Hwy., anotherlevelent.eventbrite.com.

Fresh!
This party is simply fresh, taking place in the intimate setting of an artistic, multicultural hangout. DJ Jamad will spin the night away, mixing classic and modern R&B, soul, hip-hop, funk, techno, and ambient sounds. Presented by On Q Artistic Director Quentin Talley and resident costume designer Dupp & Swat Studio. 11 p.m.-3 a.m. $10. Dupp & Swat, 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112B, ciaa2013fresh.eventbrite.com.

The Ultimate Hip-Hop Experience
Presented by DJ Chuck T and The Authority DJs. This entertainment summit and music festival will showcase the pillars of true hip-hop culture, featuring a talent showcase, DJ showcase, freestyle battle, industry executive panel, beat battle, B-boy showdown, video war, and more. 2:30-9:30 p.m. $15 in advance. The Chopp Shop, 399 E. 35th St., ultimatehiphopexperience.com.

Island Style 3
Featuring music by Renaissance Live from Jamaica, Mix Master David from Atlanta, Earthruler from NYC/N.C., Deathzone from Atlanta, and DJ Stephen from L.A. Presented by El Paradice Ent., Bright Works, and Liontribe. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. General admission $20 in advance; VIP $30 in advance. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., ciaaislandstyle3.eventbrite.com.

Vanity
Party in a crazy, sexy, cool atmosphere. Presented by Motivation Marketing. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10; VIP tables available. Kanvas, 525 E. Sixth St., civanity.eventbrite.com.

DayScape: The Art of the Day Party
People from Charlotte, Atlanta, the Triangle, and beyond will converge at this wonderful venue. Music by DJ Tayrok V103 FM in Atlanta and the Harlem showstopper DJ Danny Dee. Food and drink menus will be served. Presented by Moxie Society, Dynasty 5, and TonightAtlanta.com. Noon-7 p.m. $20 in advance. VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, at NC Music Factory, 920 Hamilton St., dayscapecharlotte.com.

Celebs Day Party
Enjoy good food, signature drinks, and a stylish atmosphere. Music by DJ Storm and go-go/hip-hop/R&B band Uptown Swagga. Presented by Roc Lady Entertainment. Noon-6 p.m. $25 in advance. Celebs Restaurant and Lounge, 445 W. Trade St., celebsdayparty2013.eventbrite.com.

Suite Life
Music by DJ QuickSilva. Presented by Blue Goose Entertainment. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $40 and up. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., pardigras2013.eventbrite.com.

The Game: All Male Weekend Penthouse Mega Party
It’s the second half of this all-male party series. Mix and mingle with cast members from Basketball Wives, celebrity blogger Funky Dineva, and party with hard-body dancers. Presented by Meltdown Productions. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $10 VIP tickets available. Premier Penthouse Nightclub, 222 S. Church St., meltdownproductions.com.

T.I. Grand Finale
The King of the South, T.I., hosts this party. 9 p.m. General admission $60; VIP $100. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., labelcharlotte.com.

Mode Noir 2013 Fashion Show
Arts, fashion, and culture meet at this second annual event. Produced by Elle VJ. 7-10 p.m. $25-$40. Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., modenoir.net.


Visit charlottemagazine.com/ciaa for our comprehensive coverage of the events and parties surrounding the 2013 CIAA Tournament.

 

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