CIAA Week 2014 Events: Saturday, March 1

 
The annual Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Tournament is taking place in Charlotte for the ninth consecutive year, with events scheduled from Monday, February 24 to Sunday, March 2. The tournament includes five days of men’s and women’s college basketball games at Time Warner Cable Arena, and surrounding events and parties create additional excitement and draw tens of thousands of visitors to the city.
 

On Saturday during CIAA Weekend, nearly every bar, nightclub, restaurant, and hotel ballroom in uptown will be rented out for special parties—day and night.

Photo credit: Jon Strayhorn/Media Arts Collective

Below is a list of events scheduled for Saturday, March 1.
 
Please use the website listed for each event to verify information. Advance tickets can be purchased through many of the websites as well.
 
*Denotes an official CIAA Tournament event
 
This list will be updated weekly with additional events, so check back soon.

 

UPDATED: 2-26-14
 
 

Saturday, March 1

 

[Day Events/Parties]

 
*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. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., theciaa.com.
 
*CIAA Fan Experience
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. Presented by Toyota. 12-8 p.m. Free admission. Charlotte Convention Center, Halls A and B, 501 S. College St., theciaa.com.
 
*Super Cold Coors Light Day Party with Special Guest Nelly
An official event of the CIAA, this day party will include an appearance by Nelly and music from DJ Don Cannon, DJ Sean Mac, and DJ Mars. 12-7 p.m. Free admission with RSVP; entry not guaranteed. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., coorslightpartyspecialguestnelly.eventbrite.com.
 
Celebs Restaurant & Lounge Second Annual Day Party
Walk the red carpet into this day party, and enjoy music from DJ Storm upstairs while the Uptown Swagga band plays downstairs. Food and signature drinks will be available. Brought to you by ROC Lady Entertainment. Noon. $20-$30 in advance. Celebs Restaurant & Lounge, 445 W. Trade St., eventbrite.com/e/celebs-restaurant-lounge-2nd-annual-day-party-during-ciaa-2014-tickets-10089880103.
 
Recess!
Feeling a little depleted? Rehabilitate through unadulterated recess at this day party. Brought to you by Culture19. Noon-7 p.m. $15 and up. Vida, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., culture19.com.
 
The Day Party of All Day Parties, Part 2
Featuring music by DJ 360 and DJ Capital J. Ages 30 and older preferred. Brought to you by BossMan Entertainment. Noon-until. $20 in advance. Dillinger’s Taproom, 214 N. Church St., bossmanentertainment.org.
 
Do Day Doug E 2
Doug E. Fresh invites you to party with him and his celebrity friends, along with music by Carolinas’ own DJ Skillz and Virginia’s DJ Lonnie B. Brought to you by Eddietainment Inc. Noon-7 p.m. $10 and up in advance. Bar Charlotte, 300 N. College St., doday2.eventbrite.com.
 
Sixth Annual Ruth’s Chris Day Party
This annual day party will include music by DJ Schemes and DJ Midnight. Brought to you by Heights Entertainment. Noon-8 p.m. $40 in advance; VIP tables available. Ruth’s Chris Uptown, 222 S. Tryon St., heightsent.com
 
Eighth Annual Uptown Saturday
Come ready to party the day away, with music from DJ Polo. Large bar and lunch menu available. Ages 30 and older preferred. Brought to you by Digital Divas. 1-8 p.m. $20 and up; VIP seating available. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 206 N. College St. (corner of 5th and College streets), digitaldivasevents.com.
 
SaturDAY Live 3
Several party promoters and hosts are coming together and inviting HBCU alumni and friends to this day party. Brought to you by Eddietainment Inc. Music by DJ Izzy Nice from N.C. and DJ Twan G from the D.M.V. Noon-7 p.m. $10 and up in advance. Buffalo Wild Wings at NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., saturdaylive3.eventbrite.com.
 
Insatiable Saturday
Keep the day party momentum going. Music by DJ Fatz. Brought to you by Brothers 4 Life Entertainment. Noon-7 p.m. $20 in advance. Mortimer’s Café & Pub, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., b4life-ent.com.
 
Atomic All-Day Party
Come for the day party and stay as long as you like. Three DJs on the lineup: DJ CPhife, DJ Dexter Dynamite, and DJ Paradime. Food menu and full bar will be available. Brought to you by Eddietainment Inc. and Six Figure Entertainment. Noon-2 a.m. $10 and up in advance. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., atomicallday.eventbrite.com
 
PanDaymonium Day Party 
Indulge in the day life at this party across two rooms, with two DJs. Dress code is fresh and fabulous. 1-6 p.m. $10 in advance; VIP tables available. Privilege, 223 S. Brevard St., pandaymonium-dayparty-2k14.eventbrite.com.
 
Black and Classy Day Party on the Lake
It’s an old-school yacht party, featuring food, drinks, and music. Brought to you by the Ruby Piedmont Triad Grad Chapter. Noon-3 p.m. $75 in advance; $100 day of. On Lake Norman, Mooresville. swingphiswing-rubu.org.
 
NYC, DMV, NC Day Party
Represent your region at this party, featuring music by Power 105.1 FM’s (NYC) DJ Self, DJ Quick Silva of D.C., VA’s own DJ Lonnie B, DJ Bobby Drake of N.C. 1-7 p.m. $25 in advance; VIP booths available. BlackFinn, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., i95dayparty.eventbrite.com.
 
Inspire Models Second Annual Fashion Fundraiser
Hosted by designer Sergio Hudson, winner of Rihanna’s “Styled to Rock” reality TV show competition, this event will include a photography contest live photo shoot with models on bikes, a fashion show, music by saxophonist Ziad, and more. Proceeds will benefit Headbands of Hope. Brought to you by Inspire Models Inc. 1-5 p.m. $26. BMW Ducati Motorcycles, 731 Westinghouse Blvd., flavorus.com/event/2nd-Annual-Fashion-Fundraiser/211992.
 
Ladies & Gents Hosted by Morris Chestnut and Ginuwine
The ladies will certainly be excited to party with Morris Chestnut and Ginuwine, and the day will also include Power 98 FM’s No Limit Larry, Neek from Columbia’s Hot 103.9 FM, and music by DJ Mark DaSpot. Brought to you by Kobe Jordan. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $30 and up in advance. Black Hollywood, 301 E. 9th St., eventbrite.com/e/ladies-gents-hosted-by-morris-chestnut-genuwine-hosted-by-nolimit-larry-tickets-10384868421.
 
Ninth Annual Day Party Headquarters—Turned Up
Held at Fox and Hound each of the last several years, this two-day day party has a new home, but you can expect the same good times. Hosted by Big Tigger and Tab D’Biassi, with music by four DJs: Shakim, Flemingo, Big Cutz, and a special surprise DJ. Party on two levels and the heated patio, with 40 TVs, live entertainment, and food and drinks served all night. Brought to you by Talk of the Town, LK & R&R Productions. Noon-midnight. $30 in advance. The Saloon and The Comedy Zone, at NC Music Factory, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., talkofthetownent.com.
 
Open Bar: Kings and Queen Day Party
Come party with a 30-and-older crowd, with music from DJ DR and DJ Hucker from 105.3 FM. There will be a six-hour open bar, as in free drinks. Brought to you by Star 23 Enterprise. Noon-6 p.m. Free admission before 1 p.m. with RSVP; $10 after. The Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St., charlottebestdayparties.eventbrite.com.
 
XOXO Day Party
Check out this recently opened venue, and dance to music by Just B-Man. Brought to you by NaCo Ent. 1-6 p.m. General admission, $15 in advance; VIP, $35. Tanner’s Bistro & Lounge, 505 E. 6th St., eventbrite.com/e/xoxo-tournament-day-party-ciaa-tickets-10570034257.
 
Dayscape: The Art of The Day Party
It’s your sexy, sophisticated choice for Saturday. Music by DJ Tayrok of Atlanta and DJ C-Rob. Hookah will be available. Brought to you by Moxie Society, The Usual Suspectz, Ryan Cameron D. 1-7 p.m. $20 in advance. VBGB, at NC Music Factory, 920 Hamilton St., dayscapecharlotte.com.
 
The Party at the Trolley
Your all-inclusive admission covers food and drinks, with proceeds benefiting NCCU athletics. Brought to you by the Eagle Athletic Foundation. 1-5 p.m. $50. Charlotte Trolley Museum, 1507 Camden Rd., nccueaf.org.
 
The Ultimate Day Party: Saturday Edition
Charlotte’s old school and R&B station, WBAV 101.9 FM, hosts you at this champagne bar and lounge. Music by DJ Chase. Noon-6 p.m. $15 in advance; VIP tables available. Bubble Charlotte, 210 E. Trade St., wbavbubble.eventbrite.com.
 
Kappa Jazz Brunch
Before you begin your big day (and night) of partying, kick it off over this social brunch. Admission includes a full breakfast buffet with omelet stations, turkey sausage, eggs, French toast, shrimp and grits, cheese biscuits, and more. Live jazz by Definition. Proceeds will benefit the Kappa Foundation of Charlotte. Presented by Kappa Alpha Psi Charlotte Alumni. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $45. Marriott Center City, 100 W. Trade St., eventbrite.com/e/championship-saturday-kappa-jazz-brunch-tickets-10706869535.
 
All-Star Go-Go Day Party: Eighth Annual DMV Go-Go Takeover
You haven’t truly experienced a day party until you’ve been entertained by live music from Sugar Bear and EU, along with performances by Ms. Yendy and The &ffiliated Project. 1-6 p.m. $40. Picasso’s Sports Café, 222 S. Church St., dmvgogotakeover2014.eventbrite.com.
 
DJ Kid Capri’s Annual Master of the Mix Day Party
The legendary Kid Capri will grace the turntables. Party being put on by IMM, TC Entertainment, and Harding Law. 1-7 p.m. $30 and up in advance; VIP tables available. Phoenix Nightclub, 300 N. College St., charlotteparties.com.
 
Ultimate Day Party: DMV vs. ATL
Tournament weekend in Charlotte draws many out-of-towners D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Atlanta—so come represent your city. Music by DJ Quicksilva versus DJ Pnut. Party being put on by Sol Kitchen and Dynasty 5. Noon-6 p.m. $20 and up in advance. Studio Movie Grill, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., eventbee.com/v/theultimatedayparty.
 
Cufflinks and Cocktails: The Day Party
This sophisticated, monthly after-work event goes dayside for tournament weekend. Music by DJ Moe. Brought to you by the Charlotte Kappas. 1-6 p.m. $20 and up in advance. Enso Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., cufflinksandcocktails.com.
 
The Classics Featuring DJ 9th Wonder
Party to the best in hip hop music from Grammy Award-winning producer and DJ 9th Wonder, along with DJ Cuzzin’ B, DJ Face, and True School. Party being put on by Sol Kitchen, RoundTable, and Dynasty 5. 1-7 p.m. $20 and up. Howl At The Moon, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., eventbee.com/v/classics.
 
Osso Live, Osso Sophisticated: Old School Edition
It’s a two-part event—day party and night party—with celebrity guests, radio personalities, a business reception, dinner, live music, and DJ. Presented by WGIV 103.3 FM. 2 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. Osso Restaurant and Lounge, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., osso-sophisticated.evenbrite.com.
 
Kiss & Makeup: Beauty Bar Pop-Up and Media Lounge
This girl’s day out experience will be hosted by Charlotte vlogger Amanda G. and Carolina Style Magazine, and guests will have access to a Vixen By Kimber lash bar, appointments in the Hair Temple celebrity style chair, mini-makeovers, mimosas, and more. 3-7 p.m. Free admission with RSVP. Crispy Crepe, 1436 South Blvd., kissandmakeuppopup.eventbrite.com.
 
“Let’s Talk” Women's Empowerment Expo
There’ll be networking, food, fun, and reality TV stars in attendance. 1-6 p.m. $20. Aloft Hotel, at the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., letstalkwomenempowermentexpo.eventbrite.com.
 
Young Jeezy’s NFL Day Party Takeover
Young Jeezy hosts this party, along with NFL players Josh Gordon, Greg Little, Carlos Dunlap, Philip Adams, and D.J. Swearinger. Presented by Sport E. Odie, Russell Payton, and The Gidewon Group. 1-8 p.m. General admission, $30 in advance; VIP admission, $50. Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St., iamsporteodie.com.
 
Love & Hip Hop Day Party with Cyn Santana
Reality TV star Cyn Santana hosts this party, along with Lil Bankhead of Streetz 94.5 FM Atlanta. 2-7 p.m. $20-$40; VIP tables available. LaTorre’s Nightclub, 116 W. 5th St., eventbrite.com/e/cyn-santana-special-ent-ciaa-weekend-tickets-10513938473.
 
Caribbean Day Party
Featuring Undertaker Sound, Vinroy Reid, Badala B, and DNyce. WGIV will be broadcasting live with the Caribbean Connection and Vibez Radio. $5 food and drink specials. 4-8 p.m. Twilight Lounge, 7030 Smith Corners Blvd., facebook.com/TwilightLounge.
 
MC Lyte Day Party
Spend your afternoon with one of the First Ladies of hip hop, MC Lyte. Noon-5 p.m. General admission, $30; VIP, $75; VIP tables available. Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub, 201 E. 5th St., ez-tixx.com/mc-lyte-day.
 
The AKA Day Party
The esteemed pink and green ladies invite you to party with them. Music by DJ Hot Rod and DJ Skillz. Presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Rho Psi Omega Chapter, King Entertainment, Round Table, and The Sol Kitchen. Noon-6 p.m. $20 in advance Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., thesolkitchen.com/alpha-kappa-alpha-sorority-inc-rho-psi-omega-chapter-present-the-aka-day-party-w-dj-hot-rod-dj-skillz.
 
 

[Night Events/Parties]

 
*CIAA Women’s and Men’s Championships
After a packed week of games, the final two women’s teams and the final two men’s basketball teams will compete for their respective tournament championships. Women’s game, 5 p.m.; men’s, 8:30 p.m. All-session passes, $60-$530. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., theciaa.com.
 
*CIAA Step Show Step-Off: School vs. School
Watch talented high school steppers from Charlotte and around the Southeast compete for the grand prize. Doors open at 5 p.m.; show starts at 6:30 p.m. $20. Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Dr., ciaastepshows.com.
 
Grown and Sexy: Drinks On Me Celebration
Enjoy an open bar and music by Regime Squad DJs—10 DJs from Cleveland, Atlanta, and Charlotte. For ages 30 and older. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Island Rays, 7523 Idlewild Rd., deejaycentipede.com.
 
Top Shelf Comedy Tour
Featuring some of the country’s top comedians: Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Arnez J, Gary Owen, and Dominique. 8-11 p.m. $55-$75. Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., topshelfcomedytour.com.
 
Jammin Jazz and Jokes II
It’s a party with Plunky and DJ Wrecka, jazz from Marcus Anderson and Joey Sommerville, and jokes by comedian Cletus Kassaday. Brought to you by the Elizabeth City State University National Alumni Association. Doors open at 9 p.m.; show starts at 10 p.m. $25 in advance; $40 at the door. Omni Hotel, 132 Trade St., jamminjazzandjokes2.eventbrite.com.
 
Block 300: Tournament Edition 2014
Party across two large, adjoining nightclubs, featuring music from five DJs. Brought to you by The Sol Kitchen, Dynasty 5, RoundTable, Rickmond Media, Next Level, and M. Simmons. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up; for VIP tables, tami@republicofcharlotte.com. District 300—Phoenix and Re:Public, 300 N. College St., block3002014.eventbrite.com.
 
Queen City Omegas Breakfast Jam II
Party all night, then enjoy breakfast. Music by DJ 06. Brought to you by Queen City Omegas. 11 p.m.-6 a.m. $25 in advance; limited amount of VIP available. Omegas Fraternity House, 3301 Statesville Ave., piphiomegas.org.
 
Seventh Annual The Reunion
An annual party for the “grown and sexy,” with music from live band Secret Society and DJ Danny Dee. Event will also serve as the official birthday celebration for Tiffany L. Jones of Digital Divas, and will be hosted by Charlotte Mayor Patrick D. Cannon. Late-night menu will be available. Ages 30 and older preferred. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up; VIP seating available. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 206 N. College St. (corner of 5th and College streets), digitaldivasevents.com.
 
The Finale with Kevin Hart
Popular comedian and movie star Kevin Hart hosts this party, with music by DJ P-nut. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $30 and up in advance; VIP tables available. Vanity Charlotte Nightclub, 500 W. 5th St., vanitycharlotte.com.
 
Diva Jam
All are welcome: steppers, line dancers, and people just wanting to “turn up.” DJ will play music from the 1980s through today. A light buffet and drink specials will be served. Brought to you by Charlotte Divas. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance; $25 at the door. Club Studio 12, 4919 Rozzelle’s Ferry Rd., groupspaces.com/CharlotteDivas/item/590546.
 
Fourth Annual Kid Capri Celebrity Grand Finale
The legendary DJ Kid Capri puts on this party and will spin, along with DJ Lonnie B and DJ Technician of NYC. Come dance, bowl, and eat. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $25 and up in advance. StrikeCity, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., kidcapritakeover.eventbrite.com.
 
Magnum
There’s really only one thing you need to know about this party: open bar. Brought to you by NXL21 Charlotte. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 and up in advance; VIP tables available. RiRa, 208 N. Tryon St., magnumweekend.com.
 
Dancing Ovation
Join hosts Cyn Santana of Love & Hip Hop New York, Black Linen Entertainment, Sound 1 Productions, and NFL players representing the Carolinas. Music by DJ Paradime and DJ Crush Groovey. Food and drink menus will be available. Brought to you by Eddietainment Inc. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 in advance; VIP available. Vida, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., dancingovation.eventbrite.com
 
The Legends Ball with Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, and Big Daddy Kane
Three hip-hop legends, a two-level venue, and this one night. Brought to you by Lou LV and Big Tex. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up in advance. Studio Movie Grill, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., slickdougbig.eventbrite.com.
 
DJ Drama and Snootie Wild
You get the mixtape DJ king along with up-and-coming rapper performing his street anthem “Yayo.” Brought to you by SouthCoast Marketing. 9 p.m-2 a.m. $20 and up in advance; VIP tables available. Bubble Charlotte, 210 E. Trade St., ciaadjdramaatbubble.eventbrite.com.
 
Lil Wayne YMCMB Takeover
Come party with the hip hop superstar at Charlotte’s “mega club.” Brought to you by Jacob York and BestFriendz. 10 p.m. General admission, $40 in advance; VIP admission, $80; VIP tables available. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., ymcmbtakeovernc.eventbrite.com.
 
The Ultimate Throwback Party
Have a good time with mature and classy adults (ages 30 and older recommended) at this two-level nightclub. Enjoy great drinks from the bars, cigars on the patio, and music by DJ Julian Tucker from the DMV with special guest MC O My God. Brought to you by Howard Cook. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 in advance; $40 at the door; VIP tables available. Roxbury Nightclub, 116 W. 5th St., eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139001161.
 
The Grand Finale: Eighth Annual DMV Go-Go Takeover
Conclude your weekend of partying go-go style. Live performances by Familiar Faces and Vybe Band. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $40 in advance. Amos’ Southend, dmvgogotakeover2014.eventbrite.com.
 
The Westin Experience (Saturday)
Multiple DJs will play your favorites in hip hop, R&B, old-school, and reggae at this party that takes place on back-to-back nights. Brought to you by Velvet Enterprise and The A List. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $30 in advance; VIP admission, $50; VIP tables available. The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St., avelvetlist.com.
 
Red Carpet Rooftop Grand Finale Starring Pooch Hall
The actor many came to love as Derwin Davis on The Game, Pooch Hall hosts this party. Indulge in a night of opulence. Brought to you by Culture19 Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 and up in advance. Pavilion at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., culture19.com.
 
Late-Night After-Party and Breakfast Part 2
In addition to all that partying you’re doing, fill up on this all-you-can-eat buffet of grits, eggs, salmon cake, fried fish, bacon, chicken wings, French toast, and more. 11:30 p.m.-5 a.m. $20 and up in advance. Vanity Nightclub, 500 W. 5th St., vanitycharlotte.com.
 
SWV, Bell Biv Devoe, and DJ Kool
These iconic R&B groups and hip hop DJ likely provided the soundtrack to memorable parts of your life. Party with them in person. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up in advance; VIP tables available. Privilege Nightclub, 223 S. Brevard St., privilegecharlotte.com.
 
Charlotte Takeover: Hosted by Future, Diddy, and Fabolous
Three of the biggest names in hip hop will undoubtedly draw a large crowd to this party, taking place at one of uptown’s most recently renovated hotels. Brought to you by Sherod Promotions and AG Entertainment. 9 p.m. General admission, $50 in advance; VIP admission $100; VIP tables available. Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St., ez-tixx.com/charlotte-takeover-future-diddy-fabolous.
 
Yo Gotti Grand Finale
The “King of Memphis” rap star will host this party. Presented by AG Entertainment and Sherod Promotions. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. General admission, $50; VIP admission, $80; VIP tables available. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., agentertainment.com.
 
The Mixtape with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
After an opening set by DJ 360, you’ll be entertained by hip hop greatness, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz. Brought to you by Sol Kitchen, Insights, Dynasty5, and Muddy Water. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 and up in advance; VIP tables available. X Nightclub, 950 NC Music Factory Blvd., themixtapejazzyjeff.eventbrite.com.
 
Worst Behavior
Party with professional socialites looking to be on their worst behavior for the weekend. Music by DJ LP. 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. General admission, $20 in advance; VIP admission, $30; VIP tables available. CenterStage @ NoDa, 2315 N. Davidson St., centerstage2k14.eventbrite.com.
 
Love & Hip Hop Weekly Red Carpet Magazine Event
Hosted by Hip Hop Weekly Magazine owner and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Benzino, along with Cam Newton, Clifton Bell, Kia Shine, Freeway, Ray Brown, Mr. Cheeks, Slick Pulla, Mike Jones, and Busta Rhymes. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $20; VIP admission, $50; ladies free before midnight. Tanner’s Bistro & Lounge, 505 E. 6th St., ilinktalent.com.
 
Rick Ross Mastermind Album Release All Black Party 
The “biggest boss you’ve seen thus far,” Rick Ross, hosts this party leading up to the release of his new album. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $67. The Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., fillmorecharlottenc.com/event/0E004C3235B481BC.
 
Strip the Runway Pre-Show Hair and Fashion Show Featuring Pinky
Adult star Pinky will host, with live music by Sugar Bear & EU, as well as Power 98 FM’s Mr. Incognito. The event will begin with the fashion show, followed by the after-party. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $20. The Chop Shop NoDa, 399 E. 35th St., eventbrite.com/e/strip-the-runway-featuring-pinky.
 
Wale and TCB Go-Go Takeover 
Party with some of D.C.’s finest, Wale and TCB, along with Uptown Swagga Band. Presented by Sport E. Odie, Russell Payton, and The Gidewon Group. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. General admission, $30 in advance; VIP admission $50; VIP tables available. Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St., iamsporteodie.com.
 
Doug E. Fresh + MC Lyte + Big Daddy Kane + Biz Markie
Four hip hop legends unite for this party. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $40; VIP admission, $60; VIP tables available. Urban Garden, One Bank of America Center, 150 N. College St., prophecyevents.com/ncinvasion.
 
T.I. and Young Jeezy Grand Finale Tournament Weekend
ATL’s trap-stars-turned-rap-stars come together for a night at one of the city’s largest venues. Presented by Sport E. Odie, Russell Payton, and The Gidewon Group. 8 p.m.-5 a.m. $100 and up. Cameo Charlotte, 3049 Scott Futrell Dr., eventbrite.com/e/ti-young-jeezy-grand-finale-ciaa-weekend-tickets-10609087065.
 
Rich Homie Quan Live
Rich Homie Quan will perform hits such as “Type of Way” and “Walk Thru.” Hosted by Shedezzy and Boss of Boss Management Group. Presented by Obie The Promoter. 10 p.m. General admission, $35 in advance; VIP admission, $65; VIP tables available. Caviar Nightlife, 300 E. Stonewall St., ez-tixx.com/richhomiequan-caviar.
 
 

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