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Events – Parties – Charlotte, NC

June 21, 2008

The Dub car show finally makes its way to the Queen City. Lord knows we need some excitment in this boring old town. Dub Magazine will showcase cars, the hood, and the Artist Spotlight. So Queen City be there because I know I will.

Performing Shorty Lo, Ludacris, 2pistols, & Majah etc.

After Parties

Club Crush is located at 300 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte, NC 28202. The dress code is Mature and Sexy. Doors open at 10pm. Attending will be Special Guest Host Shawty Lo.Club Crush is located at 300 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte, NC 28202. The dress code is Mature and Sexy. Doors open at 10pm. Attending will be Special Guest Host Shawty Lo.

06/21/2008  Juneteenth of the Carolinas – Daytime Event
Join Power 98 on June 21st for the 11th Annual Juneteenth of the Carolinas at Independence Park…join us for the Juneteenth Parade,Juneteenth Street Festival, Dance,Food,Children’s Village Entertainers,Fashion Show and much more



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Friday

• Official Pre-Greek Stepshow Explosion. Live performances from Ajazzion, Stikk Up Entertainment, R&B group Ele-Mel. Hosted by DJ Platinum of Kappa Alpha Psi. DJ Cat X and DJ 300 of With These Hands Mix Academy on the 1’s and 2’s. Special Guest Author/Clothing Distributor Marcus Massey “Creep-n on the Come Up.” 1-6 p.m. The Breakfast Club. 225 N. Caldwell St. $10. 512-844-1627 Patrick Wright or 704-231-0822 Louis Wilson. www.myspace.com/diamondsandiceproductions.

• Official CI Celebrity Party at Lavecchia’s Seafood & Grill (behind Club Forum) hosted by Cash Dreams Entertainment. Hottest DJ from DC Colleges with a surprise celebrity guest. 11 p.m. 225 E. 6th St. Everyone $10 until 11:30. www.lavecchias.com.

• Buffalo Soldier Entertainment in association with The Faternity would like to welcome all the CIAA fans to Happy Hour Bar & Lounge for Happy Hour Fridays with Special guest DJ. Free Light Appetizers. Drink specials all night. 5 p.m. 3603 S. Tryon St. Free. Call 704-724-8558.

• “CIAA Boat Ride,” presented by JJ&D Enterprises. Meet and Greet 6-8 p.m. Holiday Inn Express Banquet Room. 7772 Gateway Lane, NW ,Concord. All you can eat and drink. Shuttle provided to Lake Norman. Boat ride 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $60. No athletic wear. Dress denim is allowed. Come dressed to impress. Contact: Crystal 704-649-0383 or Rodney 646-238-1110 for tickets.

• MAZ Entertainment presents The Uptown CI Meltdown. Ruth’s Chris. 222 S. Tryon St. Advance tickets $10. www.myspace.com/mazent. E-mail maz_entertainment@yahoo.com for more information.

• The Hopewell/Prince George group is hosting an adult gala during the CIAA Tournament at the Rainbow Cafe. Your favorite adult beverages and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served, music by V 101.9 FM’s DJ Slice. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 400 S. Tryon Street. $25. Contact Sandy at 804-909-1159 or Bunny Bailey at 804-720-9116 for more information.

• NuFaces presents the Sexy Mid-Day Soiree. If you haven’t heard of national recording artists Median, The Remix Project or super producer 9th Wonder, here is your chance to meet them. Be involved in the video and model shoot, enjoy free massages from Imaj Salon and Spa and taste complimentary hours devours and gourmet ice cream provided by Soulmade Ice Cream Café. 1 p.m. V on 4th 305 W. 4th St. $20 advance tickets. www.nufacesnc.com, www.soulmadeicecream.com, www.imajsalon.com, www.myspace.com/mediansrelief, www.myspace.com/remixproject; www.myspace.com/9thwondermusic.

• For ladies and guys in the life: Performance by DC Badd girl Oohzee for the women and the infamous Devious from K-Rock Productions in Atlanta for the men. 10:30 p.m. Faces Nightclub. 2815 Crisman St. (off Freedom Drive).Only $10 before 11 p.m. with the passcode available at www.inthelyfe.com.

• Oral Fixation: The Ultimate Verbal Seduction. Strictly for the sexy, featuring Open Mic, Drink Specials, & a sexy afterparty for a more . 10 p.m. WineUp Bar & Lounge. 3306-C N. Davidson St. Only $10 before 11 p.m. with the passcode available at www.inthelyfe.com.

• Bow Wow and Omarion host the Face-off Album Party. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. NV Lounge. 20924 Torrence Chapel Road. Ladies free until 9:30 with flier. Everyone $10 until 10:30 with flier. Limited $15 no wait in line advance tickets. 877-993-8499. www.704entertainment.net. www.ez-tixx.com.

• Floyd Mayweather and Celebrity Friends Day, hosted by Floyd Mayweather and other celebrities (to be announced. 1-7 p.m. Hom. 116 W 5th St. For info call 704 968 1076.

• Fabolous concert afterparty hosted by Fabolous. 9 p.m. Crush 300 E Stonewall St. For info call 704-377-1010.

• SO SO DEF C.I. 2K8 Party hosted by Jermaine Dupri and friends. 9 p.m. Jillian’s. 200 E Bland St. $30 limited $60 VIP advance tickets available at www.ez-tixx.com.

• It’s Mardi Gras the Jazz Fusion 2008. Live jazz and Dj 2Long will be on the 1’s and 2’s playing all the hot music of today. 9 p.m. RiRa Irish Pub. 208 N. Tryon St. Cover is $15 before 11.

• Lux Life CI 2008 Edition hosted by Thomas Washington. DJ Chase (V101.9) on the 1’s & 2’s. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Upstream at Phillips Place in SouthPark. 6902 Phillips Place. Ladies free before 10:15 p.m. 21 to enter, 25 & up encouraged. www.uptownciparties.com. Advance tickets at www.ticketannex.com.

• 30+ Productions, Black Cotton Entertainment and The Associates presents Keith Sweat’s Official Sweat Hotel Party. 25 and older required. 9 p.m. Woods On South. 2100 South Blvd. $10 until 10 w/flier. Limited no wait $25 tickets online at www.ez-tixx.com or charge by phone 877-993-8499 or call Angela Wall 919-632-6494. For more info http://www.ciparties.com.

• BlackMen’s Magazine is hosting a Model Search and Party hosted by Jubar Esco and models Brooke and Mia. Music by So So Def’s Shakim. The winner of the search will win a spread in the next magazine. 21 and up. 10 p.m. Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave. First 100 ladies in free. Contact bmnextmodel08@gmail.com.

• Thomas Washington, Firm Events and Professional Swagga present Fever, featuring DJ Stretch-o-matic on the 1’s and 2’s. 21 to enter, 25 and up encouraged. 10 p.m. City Tavern, Hearst Tower. 214 N. Tryon St. www.ez-tixx.com.

• The Family Reunion Day Party at Allure Restaurant & Lounge. Soul Food menu. Great drinks, no crazy cover charges and no line holding. On the 1s and 2s DJ 2long spinning the best in old school and top 40. 25 and up preferred. 2 p.m. 1508 Mint St. For more info call 704-333-8555 or log on to www.allurerestaurant.com.

• Leap Day Blackout @ Allure Restaurant & Lounge. Great drinks, no crazy cover charges and no line holding. On the 1s and 2s DJ 2long spinning the best in old school and top 40. 25 and up preferred. 9 p.m. Everyone free with copy of this list until 10 p.m. For more info call 704-333-8555 or log on to www.allurerestaurant.com.

• The Late Night PT2 at Allure Restaurant & Lounge. The only CI Afterparty. Breakfast will be served. Great drinks, no crazy cover charges and no line holding. On the 1s and 2s DJ 2long spinning the best in old school and top 40. 25 and up preferred. Doors open at 2 a.m. For more info call 704-333-8555 or log on to www.allurerestaurant.com.

• “All Inclusive” Party and Pre Fashion Show. This event has been coordinated to cater to professionals who love hip-hop and R&B, but hate the lack of professionalism associated with previous events. No more standing in stagnant lines, changing the price every 30 minutes, no changing the dress code because a guest was willing to pay more to wear his or her sneakers and baggy jeans. Guests pay one price for all services of the event. The event is also hosted by hip-hop artist Cassidy. CenterStage @ Noda. 2315 N. Davidson St. Advance tickets $40. www.westbrookentertainment.net.

• The Sol Kitchen presents “The Mix Series” with Biz Markie & Friends. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Charlotte’s newest and hottest night club in Uptown, HOM located at 116 W. 5th St. 3 levels – Liv (lounge), Feast (cafe/restaurant), Play (top level dance club). 25 and over ONLY, Dress to kill is the dress code. For advance/VIP tickets www.myhom.com, www.thesolkitchen.com or call 704.375.3737. Table reservations, call 704.375.3737 or justin@myhom.com.

• C.I. Alumni Jump-Off Party with music by New York’s DJ Huker and DJ Cali. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tilt. 127 W. Trade St. Women, $15. Men, $20. www.executiveent.com.

• Official Virginia State University Alumni “Meet & Greet.” Hosted by Lorenzo “Ice Tea” Thomas with music by DJ Darryl “Krush.” Get there early — last year people were getting turned away by 3:30 p.m. 1-6 p.m. Club Eclipse. 3746 N. Davidson St. www.legendsoftroy.com or www.ez-tixx.com.

• The C.I. Double DAY Party — the No. 1. day party eight years in a row — hosted by Dynasty5 and Talk of the Town. 12-6 p.m. Buckhead Saloon. 201 E. 5th St. Women free before 2 p.m. $10. For info call Talk of the Town’s Rhonda at 704-488-3998, or Tonya at 704-649-5304.

• The Sol Kitchen presents Smirnoff Mix Series. Doors open at 9 p.m. Hom. 116 W. 5th St. 25 and over only. Advance tickets will be available at www.myhom.com.

• “Friday Night Live” featuring Doug E. Fresh & Friends. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Hilton Center City. 222 E. 3rd St. $30 in advance or $45 for VIP. Prices will be higher at the door. www.ez-tixx.com.

• Celebrity DJ Battle. Contenders Eddie Owens of The Session battling for Old School Hip Hop vs. No Limit Larry repping for the New School Hip Hop. 8 p.m. Buckhead Saloon. 201 E. 5th St. $20. For info call Talk of the Town’s Rhonda at 704-488-3998, or Tonya at 704-649-5304. www.eddieowens.com.

• The Deltas of Charlotte present Red-D or Not: The Red Rendezvous with music by DJ Flemingo. 10 p.m. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. 130 N. Tryon St. Advance tickets $25. www.charlottevibe.com or www.deltasofcharlotte.org.

• Tank’s C.I. Kickoff Extravaganza hosted by R&B sensation Tank. Strictly for the grown and sexy. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sheraton Airport Ballroom. 3315 Scott Futrell Drive. $25 advance tix at www.fab5entertainment.com or www.ciparties.com.

• Charlotte Graduate Chapters of Groove Phi Groove & Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship present The Third Annual Black & White Tournament Affair 2008. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. The Cafe Room. 1230 Lucky Penny St. $35. 704-890-4244 or 704-371-8840.

• The Ques “Breakfast Jam-I.” 2 a.m.-6 a.m. The Omegas of Charlotte’s fraternity house. 3301 Statesville Ave. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Willie Ramey, 704-614-3497. www.piphiomegas.org.

• Kappa Kocktail Hour at Zink American Kitchen. Drink and appetizer specials will be available. 4 p.m. 201 N. Tryon St. No cover. www.cltkappas.com.

• Fusion Events Planning presents the Pre-Dawn Go-Go Jump Off with an Ol’ School Twist. Music by D.C. Native DJ Moe. Free food and drink Specials. 9 p.m-3 a.m. The Loft at 1213 W. Morehead St. $20. Ages 30 and up preferred. Attire is suave and sexy. For more info contact Cherrice at 704-560-9067.

• “The HBCU Reunion Party” at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille. Music provided by the Main Event DJ Kool Sheed. One lucky guest will have a chance to win a trip to the Memorial Day getaway (www.dominicangetaway.com). 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 911 East Morehead St.

• Join the Zetas of Charlotte during the CIAA tournament and experience Casino Royale. This will be an upscale night of dancing, roulette, poker, blackjack, spades and more. 9 p.m. The Charlotte Woman’s Club. 1001 E. Morehead St. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. www.zetasofcharlotte.org.

• Flashback Inc. presents the 3rd annual Friday Night Grown Folks Party. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Gerald A. Rudisill Nat’l Guard Armory bldg. 4240 West Blvd. Advance tickets $15. $20 at door. Free Parking. For ticket info/directions: 704-773-0090 or 804-243-2815.

• ITS Promotions and DotCreations team up for The 2nd Annual CI Jump-Off. Come join us as we enjoy two levels of partying and a balcony/patio over-looking downtown listening to the sounds of DJ Double A spinning the hottest in Hip-Hop and R&B all night. Presto. 445 W. Trade St. For more info: www.myspace.com/qc22.

• The 2008 Old School Reunion Anniversary Party, featuring DJ Duo, DJ Icee Stan and DJ Hollywood. Open bar and complimentary appetizers in VIP area. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 25 and over. Extravaganza Depot. 1610 N. Tryon St. $20 general admission, $40 for VIP. Reserve your tickets via email at mike2weaver@hotmail.com, gastanley2@verizon.net, or mcredle1985@hotmail.com. www.ciaaoldschoolreunionparty.com.

• Tanglewood crew presents Tournament Soiree featuring Nephew Tommy from the Steve Harvey Morning Show, Electric Violinist Ken Ford and soul singer Terisa Griffin. Party with DJ Syd and MC “Oh My God.” 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Omni Hotel. 132 E. Trade St. $25 in advance/$35 at the door. Limited VIP $45. Tickets available at ez-tixx.com.

• Tanglewood Crew presents Fish Fry Friday: Old School/New School party, featuring DJ Syd and MC “Oh My God.” Fish plates starting at $5 1-6 p.m. Tempo. 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. Free admission with flier or party agenda. 704-391-8909. www.tempocharlotte.com. www.myspace.com/tanglewoodcrew.

• The JMI Telecom CIAA Golf Tournament. 9:30 AM: Registration/continental breakfast, 10:30 AM: Review rules of play, 11:00 AM: Shotgun start, Post Tournament: Awards presentation. Ballantyne Resort Golf Course, 1000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. For more information: 1-866-516-5104 or www.jmiciaa.com.

• After work kickoff mixer hosted by Thomas Washington. Professional Swagga featuring Funklabb’s DJ Chase. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd. www.uptownciparties.com.

• Thomas Washington, Professional Swagga and Firm Events presents “Fever.” 10 p.m.-2 a.m. City Tavern, 214 N. Tryon St. Ladies free before 10:30 p.m. www.uptownciparties.com. Special $10 advance tickets at www.ez-tixx.com.

• Digital Divas Presents: “De Ja Vu @ Blue,” a day party with DJ Daddy D. 12-4:30 p.m. Blue Restaurant, corner of 5th and College streets. $5. Drink specials all day; lunch menu available. www.digitaldivasevents.com.

• Digital Divas Presents: 2nd Annual “Stogies & Stilettos” with DJ Daddy D. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Sponsored by Nissan. Special priced cigars and drink specials all night. Valet parking. 30+ crowd preferred. Sunset Club. 1820 South Blvd. Advance tickets $20-$25. Remember, you never know who you might see at a Digital Divas event, so come looking your best! No athletic attire allowed. www.ez-tixx.com.

• R. Kelly Official CIAA Best of Both Worlds Kickoff Party hosted by Fat Joe. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Backstage Nite Club. 8801 E. WT Harris Blvd. Ladies free before 9:30 p.m. with flier. Everyone $15 before 10 p.m. with flier. www.adolphshiver.com.

• InnerCircleevents and Jack Daniels present T.I’s DJ and Grand Hustle artist DJ Drama. Upscale dress code. 10 p.m. Forum. $20. www.innercircleevents.com.

• Hot Boi Promotions and True School Present MC Lyte 20th Anniversary “Lyte As A Rock Party hosted by MC Lyte, Parrish Smith (of the Legendary EPMD) and 9th Wonder. Meet and greet in VIP also including appetizers & Champagne Fountain. DJ C-Rob and DJ Cuzzin B. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Big Chill. 911 E. Morehead Street Suite #100. $35. 1-877-993-8499 or www.Ez-Tixx.com.

• For men in the life: “Fetish Friday.” The CIAA Jump Off Party featuring DJ Sedrick of DC and Charlotte’s own DJ Leoj. 10 p.m. Velocity. 935 South Summit Ave. $10 before 11 p.m., $15 after. For more information: Melt-Down Productions www.myspace.com/meltdownproduction. E-mail TheHotSpott@aol.com. 704-606-2189.

• Rick Ross Welcome To Charlotte Party hosted by Rick Ross tha Boss. 9 p.m. Club Eclipse. 3746 N. Davidson St. Free until 9:30 with flier. $10 until 10 p.m. with flier. www.ciparties.com or www.adolphshiver.com.

Saturday

• Angry Black Man Productions presents a Day Party with a Purpose: promoting local businesses and professional organizations through networking, mingling and socializing in a relaxed adult atmosphere. Free buffet and drink specials. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tavern On The Tracks. 1411 S. Tryon St. $20. Visit us at www.abmpproductions.com.

• V.I.P Entertainment presents The Day Party. Premium drinks, DJ, covered patio. 12-5 p.m. ARPA 129 W. Trade St. $10 in advance. For more info: call 704-293-8069, e-mail vipent1@gmail.com or visit www.myspace.com/vipent2007.

• “Grown & Sexy” CI Midnite Breakfast. 2 a.m.- 6 a.m. Lola’s Soul Food Cuisine Restaurant. 300 S. Brevard St. $20 (includes breakfast) 704-890-0771.

• 1st Saturdays at Happy Hour Bar and Lounge, 3603 S. Tryon Street. Buffalo Soldier Entertainment in association with the Faternity. No cover before 11pm and only $10 after. This event is strictly for the Grown and Sexy. 27 and up preferred. Dress Code enforced. Southeast Bad Boy, DJ Mike D spinning the hottest R&B, House and Neo Soul. Doors open at 8pm. Call 704-724-8558 for more info.

• For Men In The Life: “Seductive Saturday,” Bringing Sexy Back Party. Celebrity guests Miguel Perdomo, the new face of Sean John, and Nik Pace of “America’s Next Top Model.” 10 p.m.-4 a.m. The Cafe Room. 1250 Lucky Penny St. $10 before 11 p.m. and $15 after. For more information: Melt-Down Productions www.myspace.com/meltdownproduction. E-mail TheHotSpott@aol.com. 704-606-2189.

• JCSU Athletic Booster Club CIAA Fundraiser. Proceeds benefit JCSU athletics. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Holiday Inn Center City. $10. Information: Deborah Byrd, Club President, 803-329-8459.

• “CI Grand Finale and Greek Party” with DJ Hustle. Special guest appearance recording artist Bettie Grind. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. City Tavern. 214 N. Tryon St. $10. Tickets available at Phalanges Spa and M&M Soul Food. For info/questions call 704-281-2034 or 704-890-0304.

• Lil Kim C.I. Finale Party hosted by Lil Kim aka “Queen Bee.” 9 p.m. Jillian’s 200 E. Bland St. $40 limited $75 VIP advance tickets available at www.ez-tixx.com.

• J. Holiday hosts the Put You to Bed Grand Finale. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. NV Lounge. 20924 Torrence Chapel Road. Ladies free until 9:30 with flier. Everyone $10 until 10:30 with flier. Limited $20 no wait in line advance tickets. 877-993-8499. www.704entertainment.net. www.ez-tixx.com.

• The Block Day Party@ Allure Restaurant & Lounge. Will be BBQing outside and partying in and out of Allure under tents. No cover. Ride your bike. Great drinks, no crazy cover charges and no line holding. On the 1s and 2s DJ 2long spinning the best in old school and top 40. 25 and up preferred. 1508 Mint St. For more info call 704-333-8555 or log on to www.allurerestaurant.com.

• Reminisce Old School Party @ Allure Retaurant & Lounge. An old school jam. Great drinks, no crazy cover charges and no line holding. On the 1s and 2s DJ 2long spinning the best in old school and top 40. 25 and up preferred. 9 p.m. 1508 Mint St. For more info call 704-333-8555 or log on to www.allurerestaurant.com.

• The Crown Jewels Chapter of The Links and 100 Black Men of Charlotte proudly sponsor the Legendary Regina Belle performing live at the Wachovia Atrium. 9 p.m. 301 S. Tryon St. $40 in advance. $75 VIP ticket includes red carpet access for a meet and greet at the Mimosa Grill until 2:00 a.m. Music by DJ MoeCom. For more information call 704-375-7300 or visit www.crownjewelslinks.org or www.100blackmenofcharlotte.com.

• The Late Night PT2 at Allure Restaurant & Lounge. The only CI Afterparty. Breakfast will be served. Great drinks, no crazy cover charges and no line holding. On the 1s and 2s DJ 2long spinning the best in old school and top 40. 25 and up preferred. Doors open at 2 a.m. For more info call 704-333-8555 or log on to www.allurerestaurant.com.

• BLACKOUT: Wear Your Sexiest Black Attire. 10:30 p.m. Faces Nightclub. 2815 Crisman St. (off Freedom Drive). $10 before midnight with the passcode available at www.inthelyfe.com.

• Bestfriendz invites you too the ultimate day party; The Day Affair, Volume II with DJ Polo. Complimentary cocktails. Spades tournament. Hom. 116 E. Fifth St. Ladies free before 2 p.m.

• Dynasty 5, The Sol Kitchen and Up Top Promotions bring you The Saturday Night Cabaret aka Ladies Night with/hosted by Grammy Nominated Artist Raheem Devaughn. 9 p.m. The Omni. 132 E. Trade St. $25 advance tickets while they last. www.thesolkitchen.com, www.dynasty5.com, Pacific Green at South Park Mall, 704-366-9474 or Eye Browz at Crabtree Mall (Raleigh) 919-789-0600.

• Dem Franchize Boyz performing Live at the Grady Cole Center. 9 p.m. 319 N. Kings Drive. Limited $20 advance at DTLR. For info call 704-336-2884.

• The Reggae C.I. Explosion, spinning the best reggae and hip-hop. 6 p.m. Kilimanjaro’s. 3001 Independence Blvd. For more info: 704-726-9690 or 704-606-8026.

• Star Power: Three cities, Three parties for the price of one at The Blake Hotel. Marc Barnes, Taz, Troy Veale & Thomas Washington present: Welcome To DC – Carolina Ballroom , featuring DC’s hottest gogo band “Mambo Sauce” & DJ Rico; Welcome To NY – Symphony Ballroom , featuring Biz Markie & Slick Rick; Welcome To ATL – Mecklenburg Ballroom , featuring V-103’s Frank Ski – The peoples choice. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 555 S. McDowell St. $30 advance tickets. www.ez-tixx.com or call 877.993.8499.

• “Day Party On The Lake” sponsored by Sonoma Carolina and B.F.R. Connect. Looking for something different than the average? Then come party with us on Lake Norman’s largest yacht. Complimentary appetizers, prize giveaways and a live DJ. Arrive at noon (pre-party), cruise 1-4 p.m. Yacht departs from Midtown Sundries on Lake Norman. Tickets $35 in advance. For ticket info/directions: Tim Worthy: 704-904-1379 or Bill Stradford: 704-361-0190.

• Low Country Gospel Fish Fry brought to you by Mert’s Heart and Soul Food Restaurant and First United Presbyterian Church. Fried fish and chicken, Charleston red rice, slaw, and dessert (with drink) will be the featured dishes. Guests will also enjoy live performances from several local Gospel choirs. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First United Presbyterian Church. 406 N. College St. $8. For more information call 704-342-4222 or go to www.mertscharlotte.com.

• R. Kelly Official Double Up CIAA Grand Finale hosted by Doug E. Fresh. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Backstage Nite Club. 8801 E. WT Harris Blvd. $20 before 10 p.m. with flier. www.adolphshiver.com.

• Eddietainment.com presents “The Good Life” CIAA celebration hosted by Morris Chestnut and Idris Elba at Discovery Place. Music by DJ Hukher and DJ Darryl Krush. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 301 N. Tryon St. Advance tickets only. 25 and up. Dress code impeccable. www.eddietainment.com or www.charlottevibe.com.

• The Annual 30 Plus party hosted by DJ Rahm with DJ Kool performing such hits as “Let Me Clear My Throat.” Three levels of entertainment. 30 and up preferred. Dress to impress. 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. 130 N. Tryon St. Advance tickets $20, available at all No Grease barber locations. 704-548-1494. www.executiveent.com.

• Backyard Band performs live at the Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa. 11 p.m. 511 E. 36th St. $20 in advance at all No Grease barber locations. 704-548-1494. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

• “Saturday Night Live – The Grand Finale” featuring Chuck Brown. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Hilton Center City. 222 E. 3rd St. VIP $60 in advance. General Admission $30 in advance. www.ez-tixx.com.

• Seven — It’s a jean thing you wouldn’t understand. Forget the neckties and cocktail dresses — wear your Sevens, True Religions, Rock & Republics, Juicy Coutures, Joes, Ed Hardys, Your Skinnies, or whatever fits your gift. Win cash for the hottest jeans! 9 p.m. Buckhead Saloon. 201 E. 5th St. $25. For info call Talk of the Town’s Rhonda at 704-488-3998, or Tonya at 704-649-5304. www.rrproductions.org, or www.talkofthetownent.com.

• CIAA After Party with performers The Manhattans. 10:30 p.m. Charlotte Convention Center. Tickets: CIAA Office at 757-865-0071.

• Party with the Hopewell-Prince George Crew for our annual Day Party during the CIAA Tournament. DJ Slice from V101.9 spinning and mixing the hits from yesterday and today. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The Breakfast Club. 225 N. Caldwell St. $15 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact “Bunny” Bailey at 804-720-9116 or Tim Harry at 804-218-1859.

• Big Tigger’s C.I. Celebrity Red Carpet Party hosted by BET Host Big Tigger and celebrity friends. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sheraton Airport. 3315 Scott Futrell Drive. $25 advance tix at www.fab5entertainment.com or www.ciparties.com

• CIAA Alumni Block Party by Rustic Martini. The event will be hosted by Carolina Panther player Keary Colbert. Featuring: POL-B’s grand debut, numerous other entertainers including a step show, DJ Chase spinning all day, and fashion show with 5 prominent designers. 12-8 p.m. 616.N Tryon St. Advance tickets $30, $40 day of the event. 704-804-3532. www.rusticmartini.net. www.ez-tixx.com.

• The Ques “Breakfast Jam-II.” 2 a.m.-6 a.m. The Omegas of Charlotte’s fraternity house. 3301 Statesville Ave. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Willie Ramey, 704-614-3497. www.piphiomegas.org.

• The Ques are throwing a “Block Party.” 12-4 p.m. Kokomo’s Coffee House. Corner of 4th & McDowell Streets. $15 in advance, $25 at the door. Willie Ramey, 704-614-3497. www.piphiomegas.org.

• Charlotte Grad Chapters of Groove Phi Groove & Swing Phi Swing host a “Tailgate Cookout” at The Cafe Room. 12-5 p.m. 1230 Lucky Penny St. $15, $10 with student ID. 704-890-4244 or 704-371-8840.

• The Best D@%# Day Party Period has moved from Jillian’s to HOM. 12-7 pm. Complimentary drinks sponsored by Bestfriendz from 2-4 p.m. 116 W. 5th St. For more info: kenny@bestfriendz.us.

• Kappa Alpha Psi presents The 2nd Annual Championship Saturday Jazz Brunch Buffett at Mimosa Grill featuring the smooth sounds of Kliche’. Great prize drawings, giveaways and art available for sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 327 S. Tryon St. inside the Wachovia Atrium. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Complimentary parking available at the 2 Wachovia Garage (located on Martin Luther King Drive between College and Tryon Streets). See www.cltkappas.com for ticket information or call Sean at 704-453-1790.

• The Alphas & Deltas present “The Best of Both Worlds.” First: “We Own the Day.” Music by So So Def’s DJ Flemengo. 12-6 p.m. Spirit Square. ADDRESS. $10. www.CharlotteSocialScene.com.

Later: “We Own the Night.” Music by the Legendary DJ Spinderella. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Spirit Square. $35 (Limited amount of tickets available at this price). www.CharlotteSocialScene.com. Buy tickets to both parties and get $5 off admission to the day party.

• “Sexxy CI Saturday” at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte-Uptown, sponsored by Against Da Grain Barbershop, Flava Factory, and T Shell & Hasaan. 10 p.m. 201. S. McDowell Street. Tickets are $25 in advance. Ladies free until 10:30 p.m. www.charlottevibe.com.

• “The Party Life” Celebrating the HBCU experience at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille. Music Provided by The Main Event DJ Kool Sheed One lucky guest will have a chance to win a trip to the Memorial Day Getaway www.dominicangetaway.com. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 911 East Morehead St.

• “These are called good times, we are going to leave our cares behind” party, hosted by C and Diva40. A donation will be awarded to a nonprofit organization. Complimentary appetizers. No athletic wear. Ages 30 and over. 9 p.m. The Faternal Order of Police Lodge AKA Blue Light Lounge. 1201 Hawthrone Lane. A limited number of tickets available for $15. For more information contact rjdiva40@yahoo.com.

• Flashback Inc. presents Part Two of the Friday Night Grown Folks Party. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Gerald A. Rudisill Nat’l Guard Armory bldg. 4240 West Blvd. $20 at door. Advance tickets available. Free parking. For ticket info/directions: 704-773-0090 or 804-243-2815.

• The A List Extravaganza hosted by The A List and Velvet Entertainment. 9 p.m. Exclusive Saturday Night Invitational. Classy dress code. For invitations, tickets and Location: www.alistnextevent.com or 919-827-5713 or text “ciaa2008” to 67463.

• Alumni Mixer Day Party. Network and party with HBCU alumni from all over. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tilt. 127 W. Trade St. $5 Apple Martini will be served all day long alng with other drink specials. For more info: www.myspace.com/qc22.

• The C.I. Double DAY Party — the No. 1. day party eight years in a row — hosted by Dynasty5 and Talk of the Town. 12-6 p.m. Buckhead Saloon. 201 E. 5th St. Women free before 2 p.m. $10. For info call Talk of the Town’s Rhonda at 704-488-3998, or Tonya at 704-649-5304.

• Low Country Gospel Fish Fry presented by Mert’s Heart and Soul and First United Presbyterian Church. Event will feature performances by local choirs, and Low Country and southern favorites fried fish and chicken, Charleston red rice, slaw, and dessert. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 406 N. College Street (corner of College and 7th St.). $8 per person. For more information call 704-342-4222 or visit www.mertscharlotte.com.

• 2008 Circle of Friends Tournament Party presented by Tanglewood Crew, featuring DJ Syd and MC “Oh My God.” 1-6 p.m. Extravaganza Depot. 1610 N. Tryon St. $20 donation at door. 704-343-9200. www.myspace.com/tanglewoodcrew.

• Tanglewood Crew presents The Virginia Party. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Ovations. 3014 E. Independence Blvd. 704-488-2691. www.myspace.com/tanglewoodcrew.

• The Saturday Night Cabaret featuring Raheem DeVaughn, hosted by Dynasty5, The Sol Kitchen and Up Top Promotions. Three party rooms under one roof. Live music. Old and new school DJs. 9 p.m. Omni Hotel. 132 East Trade St. Uptown Charlotte, 9pm-until; www.dynasty5.com. www.thesolkitchen.com.

• Intellectual Entertainment presents Sexual Seduction Saturday, Foreplay in the Mid-Day. Hosted by Power 98 personalities and DJs, and Chris “Greenlight” Parker. Two floors to party. Playing the best in old school, hip- hop, R&B, and Go-Go. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. V on the 4th. 305 W. Fourth St. $10. For more info, advance tickets or birthday packages call 704-649-9057 or 336-558-7834 or e-mail Intellectual_ent@live.com, or log onto www.myspace.com/Intellectual_ent.

• The Ultimate Uptown “3 in 1” day party hosted by Thomas Washington, Mingleberry, Professional Swagga & Firm Events. 21 to enter, 25 & up encouraged. Grand Central, 101 N Tryon St., DJ Daddy Dee & the notorious hypeman Dave-O. Madison’s Bar & Lounge, 115 E. 5th St., Live Go-Go band. The Attic, 200 N. Tryon St., DJ MC. 1-6 p.m. Special $15 advance tickets at www.ez-tixx.com. www.uptownciparties.com.

• Thomas Washington, Professional Swagga and Firm Events presents “Sex N the City.” 10 p.m.-2 a.m. City Tavern, 214 N. Tryon St. Ladies free before 10:30 p.m. www.uptownciparties.com. Special $10 advance tickets at www.ez-tixx.com.

• Digital Divas Presents “Uptown Saturday Part II,” a day party with DJ Polo and DJ Brown. 12-4:30 p.m. Blue Restaurant, corner of 5th and College Streets. $5. Lunch menu available. Drink specials all day. Last year, this event was so crowded they had to shut the door — then the people outside started a party and formed a “Soul Train” line. www.digitaldivasevents.com.

• Digital Divas Presents: “Dream Part II” — Live Band and DJ (Mature audience preferred). 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Blue Restaurant, corner of 5th and College Streets. Advanced tickets $20-$25. If the club scene isn’t what you’re looking for, come to Blue for a more relaxed atmosphere. www.ez-tixx.com.

• Digital Divas & Q92.7 bring you “Good Times,” presented by Nissan and hosted by Ife of Q92.7, The Juvi Models and The Black MBA Association – Charlotte Chapter. Special invited guests: Jazze Phe, Anthony Hamilton, Raymond Felton (Charlotte Bobcats), Ken Lucas (Carolina Panthers) Chef Marvin Woods and more. DJ/Band: DJ Polo and The Fuzz Band. 28 and over preferred. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Woods on South, 2100 South Blvd. (Formerly Southend Brewery.) Direct access to the light rail, plenty of parking, no long lines. Ticket $20-$25 in advance. For advance tickets or more information, please visit www.ez-tixx.com or www.digitaldivasevents.com or call 201-304-2933.

• InnerCircleevents presents the Block Party 3, the C.I. weekends only progressive party. Three Djs, Three Venues, Three times the fun. Upscale dress code. 10 p.m. Pewter Rose, Sunset Club and Tutto Mundos in South End. $20. www.innercircleevents.com.

• The “Grand Finale Party” brought to you by The Secret Society and CYBP. 9 p.m. Bank of America Founders Hall. $30 in advance including a free lavished buffet and premium vip availabilty. www.carolinatix.com. Contact 704.502.9491 or log onto www.qc-exclusives.com.

• Plies Grand Finale Party. Plies performing live. 9 p.m. Club Eclipse. 3746 N. Davidson St. Ladies free until 9:30 p.m. w/flier. $15 til 10 p.m. www.ciparties.com or www.adolphshiver.com.

Sunday, March 2

The official sendoff party for The C.I. 2008 weekend. This will definitely be an event to remember! Send the C.I. off right at C.I. Sendoff Sunday. Sponsored by: B. Ashi and R. Muhammad. 10 p.m. The Breakfast Club. 225 N. Caldwell St. Ladies free until 11. www.myspace.com/realityartists.

• The Ques “Breakfast Jam-Finale.” 2 a.m.-6 a.m. The Omegas of Charlotte’s fraternity house. 3301 Statesville Ave. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Willie Ramey, 704-614-3497. www.piphiomegas.org.

• For men in the life: “Sultry Sunday,” the CIAA Shake Up, featuring Charlotte’s own DJ Spinn. 10 p.m. Crave. 935 South Summit Ave. $5 before 11 p.m., $10 after. For more information: Melt-Down Productions www.myspace.com/meltdownproduction. E-mail TheHotSpott@aol.com. 704-606-2189.


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