CIAA 2012 Party and Event List

Posted on February 12, 2012

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Official CIAA events
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 Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012
Early Bird Tickets Go on Sale

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
CIAA Men’s & Women’s Tournament Begins: Food Lion Women’s Games — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Men’s Games — 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
CIAA Men’s & Women’s Tournament Begins: Food Lion Women’s Games — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Men’s Games — 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena.

Thursday, March 1, 2012
CIAA & My92.7 Old School Skate Party
Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Starlight Skating Rink

Food Lion Health & Wellness Symposium
Time: TBA
Practice Court, TWCA

CIAA Toyota Fan Experience
Time: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Charlotte Convention Center, Hall A/B

CIAA Career Expo – College/Alumni
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Charlotte Convention Center

CIAA Men’s Quarterfinals: Men’s Games — 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. TWCA

Friday, March 2, 2012
McDonald’s Step Show “Throwdown”(Greeks vs. Greeks)
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Showtime: 8 p.m.
The Grady Cole Center

CIAA & Power 98 Greek Day Party
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: TBA

CIAA & V101.9 Greek Day Party
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m
Coyote Joe’s

Yolanda Adams Morning Show presented by Lowe’s
Time: 5:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
CCC — Hall A/B (in the Toyota Fan Experience)

CIAA Toyota Fan Experience
Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
CCC — Hall A/B

Food Lion Health & Wellness Symposium
Time: TBA
Practice Court — TWCA

Food Lion CIAA Women’s Semifinals
Food Lion’s CIAA Women’s Games: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
TWCA

CIAA Men’s Semifinals
Men’s Games: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
TWCA

Saturday, March 3, 2012
CIAA 100th Anniversary Celebration: Featuring The O’Jays: Crown Ballroom, Charlotte Convention Center. (11 p.m.) Tickets: $35 per seat; $350 per table. Seating is limited. Click Here to order tickets

McDonald’s Step Show “Step-Off” (School vs. School)
Door Open at 6:30 p.m.
Showtime at 8 p.m.
The Grady Cole Center

CIAA Toyota Fan Experience
Time: Noon-8 p.m.
CCC — Hall A/B

Food Lion CIAA Women’s Final
Time: 5 p.m.
TWCA

Men’s Final
Time: 8 p.m.
TWCA

Food Lion Health & Wellness Symposium
Time: TBA
Practice Court — TWCA

McDonald’s Super Saturday
Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
TWCA

 

Parties and other events

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2011

Mode Noir CIAA Fashion Week: Hosted by Jacinda Garabito. $30 and up. 7 p.m. 724 Montana Drive. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/ciaafashionweek?sk=app_16353833700236.

Thursday, March 1, 2011

“The Warm Up”: 12 p.m. to 7p.m. Suite at Epicentre, 210 East Trade St. More info: b4life.eventbrite.com.

“Meet & Greet”: “Where the mature mingle.” 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St. More info: b4life.eventbrite.com.

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

After Hour Party: Hosted by Jocelyn Borgella with music by DJ Mark One, DJ Big Will, April Rayne, Ro Jackson, Joe Higg, and Day Tymz. Serving fish & grits, chicken wings, and more. $15 and up. 2 a.m. 916 Moretz St. 704-649-5742.

The DMV Boys, Skyline Management and Team Dropzone Present “DMV Takeover Part II”: Featuring Ciroc/Bad Boy DJ SNS at the all exclusive Mez. This luxurious venue, which resembles a chic and exotic restaurant you’d find nestled in the South of France, is sure to satisfy your every desire. Ladies — it’s the perfect event to wear your little black dress and sip a signature martini; and fellas — it’s the premier place to floss your sophisticated swag. The dress code is simply uptown chic, sexy and cosmopolitan.  As always, we encourage opulent tailored clothing for the gentlemen and lavish couture cocktail wear for the ladies. Tickets start at $20 (and go up from there). 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Mez, 210 E. Trade. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thedmvtakeover.eventbrite.com. For physical tickets, call 704-268-9794.

Mode Noir CIAA Fashion Week: Hosted by Brigida Mack and WBTV. $30 and up. 7 p.m. 724 Montana Drive. To purchase tickets, visit www.facebook.com/ciaafashionweek?sk=app_163538337002366.

TMB Marketing Firm presents The 2nd Annual All-Tournament Alumni Mixer: Same place, same time, same price … all that’s missing is you reppin’ your school. Start your CIAA off with the ultimate mixer by vibing with old and new friends of some of the leading and best HBCUs. Portion of proceeds go to the CIAA Scholarship Fund. $20 (in advance). 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Kalu, 505 E. 6th St. 877-993-8499. http://www.ez-tixx.com/Static/info_kalu_alltournamentalumnimixer_event.html.

The Alphas of Charlotte and Deltas of Charlotte Foundation Present The Best of Both Worlds: The Fire and Ice Edition: One night only/one place/two DJs, featuring “The East Coast Bad Boy” DJ Flemingo and DJ DR. 10 p.m.–2:30 a.m. Privilege Charlotte, 223 South Brevard St. Advance (limited) tickets available now starting at $25 and are available via www.charlottesocialscene.com. For information on VIP packages contact Tim 704-651-1317.

The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Rho Psi Omega Chapter present “Pink Groove 7”: Music by DJ Tab D’Bia$$i. Dress code: sophisticated, city chic. No athletic attire. Tickets $35 in advance; VIP: $65 in advance. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Rho Psi Omega Scholarship Fund. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. Ages 21 and up (25 & up Preferred). For tickets go to www.rhopsiomega.org/pinkgroove7. For more information and table service call Simone at 704-654-5181.

Start Something Big Networking Reception: Tournament Edition: Please join Parties With a Cause for Start Something Big Networking Reception: Tournament Edition. This fundraiser will benefit Big Brothers Big Sister of Greater Charlotte. Live music, hors d’ oeuvres, desserts, door prizes and more. Minimum $10 donation requested. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Aquavina Wine Room, 435 S. Tryon St., Suite 180 (validated parking available in The Green parking garage). startsomethingbig.eventbrite.com.

CIAA Weekend 757 & 704 Takeova Bus: Bus will conduct frequent pick-ups and drop-offs daily in hourly increments to Downtown Charlotte. $100 and up ($50 Non-refundable deposit due Feb. 9. Full payment due Feb. 20). 10 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information, contact Micah Walls at 757-737-2460, Edward Walls at 757-737-0875, or Eugene Jones at 757-828-9046.

Hangover Party: Music by DJ Quicksilva and DJ Biggs. 21 and up. $20 and up. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. FitzGerald’s Irish Pub (Formerly Buckhead Saloon), 201 E. 5th St. To purchase tickets, visit http://thecharlottehangoverciaa.eventbrite.com.

Pinkies Up Productions, Bestfriendz and Dynasty 5 present Tip Off Thursday: Featuring music by Atlanta’s DJ PNUT. Ladies free until 11 p.m. with RSVP. 8 p.m. Whisky River (in the EpiCentr), 210 E. Trade St., Suite A-208. tipoffthursday2012.eventbrite.com.

Black Carpet Affair Tip-Off Party: Hosted by Doug E. Fresh and Dinah Sade & Celebrity Friends @ Founders Hall, 9 p.m.-2 p.m.

Spectrum Ballroom’s CIAA Ballroom Dance Party: Featuring ballroom dancers of all types in action: Urban “Detroit Style”, Chicago Steppin, Bop, Hand-Dance, Line Dancing, etc. Light refreshments and water will be included. $15-$20. 9 p.m.-midnight. NC Movement Studio, 3224 Benard Ave. 704-576-4985. www.queencitysteppers.com.

4th Annual QC Party Express CIAA Party Bus: Why drink and drive? CIAA is fast approaching and the QC Infobroker Party Bus will be on the move and taking you to the hottest events in the city. Thursday night, so far: the Dougie Fresh party at Founders Hall; for tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com or 704-492-0069. More info to come. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Meet at QC Infobroker Magazine office, 1801 N. Tryon St., Suite 609.

Talk of the Town Presents Heaven: Sixth annual “flyest and sexiest Thursday night event.” Featuring music by DJ 06 and Washington, D.C.-based band Black Alley. $25-$100. 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Blue Restaurant, 206 N. College St. cievents2012.eventbrite.com

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Diabolical “Weekend Warrior” DJ Biz Markie: Pearl Vision, The Essences of Purple & Gold, YTILT and Privilege presents: The Diabolical “Weekend Warrior” DJ Biz Markie and Power98’s DJ Tab D’bia$$I “da million dolla DJ” Privilege Charlotte Day Club/Night Club 229 Brevard St. (Corner of 3rd Brevard 2 Blocks from Time Warner Arena). Doors open at noon. For $15 Skip Line tickets and VIP table purchase (that includes: admission for 4 with bottle service Ciroc or Crown), click advance purchase link for tickets at https://www.ez-tixx.com/web.isa?B_TYPE=1&SS_ID=4&EVENT_ID=2067. For parties larger than 4 or special VIP requests, call 704-890-7436 or logon to www.privilegecharlotte.com or email: 11omegapearls@gmail.com.

“Rooftop Sierra”: Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere as King Entertainment is on a mission to dominate the city’s most high profile and desirable destination with “Rooftop Sierra.” Located on the 7th floor, The Hyatt House Pool & Function area is the hottest open-air bar in Charlotte. The sophisticated space offers views of the Charlotte skyline adjacent to Time Warner Cable Arena and perfectly poised with urban energy and walking distance from the Epicentre. Music by DJ Dexter Dynamite. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. The Hyatt House, 435 East Trade St. Order your early bird tickets now at www.kingentevents.com.

Gorgeous: Glitz and glam has found its way back to Uptown Charlotte at RE:PUBLIC for CIAA! RE:Public is the first of a number of concepts to open in the newly coined “District 300” block of North College between 6th and 7th streets. A stylish yet un-hoity haven for everyone from habitual celebrators to casual clubbers. Music by DJ Complete and DJ Pyro. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. RE: Public, 314 N. College St. To book your celebration simply email Justin@republicofcharlotte.com. For more info, visit www.kingentevents.com

The Induction: As Charlotte’s premier event host The Committee, Eddietainment and King Ent. personally invite you to join us for a legendary all night event of good  music, good food, spirits and good people. Music by DJ ERN. Buffalo Wild Wings, NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. For more info, visit www.kingentevents.com.

“Envy”: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Enso Asian Bistro, 210 E. Trade Street Suite, A-108. More info: b4life.eventbrite.com.

“Epitome”: 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mortimer’s Cafe & Pub, 210 East Trade St. More info: b4life.eventbrite.com.

Sophisticated Speakeasy: Held at Aquavina Restaurant and Wine Room located in Uptown Charlotte, this event will cater to the mature crowd — offering them a unique venue, atmosphere, live music, wine tasting and much more. 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Aquavina, 435 S. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.sophisticated-speakeasy.eventbrite.com.

SolKitchen, Blue Goose, RoundTable present Recess — “Friday Day Party”: Music by DJ Complete (Charlotte Bobcat’s Official DJ). Noon-6 p.m. Howl At The Moon 210 E. Trade St. (3rd Floor of Epicentre). For advance tickets: www.thesolkitchen.com.

SolKitchen, Blue Goose, RoundTable, True School Corp. present True School — “The Party”: Music by Grammy-winning producer 9th Wonder and DJ Cuzzin B. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Howl At The Moon 210 E. Trade St. (3rd Floor of Epicentre). For advance tickets: www.thesolkitchen.com.

2012 CIAA Day Party with Bad Boy Entertainment’s DJ SNS at The Breakfast Club: Eddleton Events, J & J Entertainment Group and DJ Biggs present a party featuring NYC’S DJ SNS. $20 (in advance); $40 (at the door). 1 p.m.-6 p.m. The Breakfast Club 225 North Caldwell St. ciaadjsnsdaypartythebreakfastclub-estwhdr.eventbrite.com.

Enchanted, hosted by R. Kelly: The R&B icon returns to Charlotte. Tickets start at $50 (in advance) and go up from there. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The Urban Garden (next door to the Ritz-Carlton), 150 North College St. rkellycharlotte.eventbrite.com

Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Waka Flocka in concert: Going down at Bojangles Coliseum (2700 Independence Blvd.). To purchase tickets and for more information, visit ticketmaster.com.

CIAA Island Style 2: Brightworks Promotion, Liontribe Ent and Paradice Ent presents CIAA Island Style 2 with music by the World Immortal Stone Love from Jamaica, South Florida’s Black Chiney, Mix Master David from Atlanta and Deathzone Sounds from Atlanta. $20 (in advance); more at the door. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. www.ciaaislandstyle2.eventbrite.com.

Wale with special guest DJ Kid Capri: 21+ With valid ID only. 10 p.m. The Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NCMF Blvd. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.livenation.com.

The 2nd Annual “I Luv the 90s Party” with Doug E. Fresh: The hip-hop legend hosts this yearly affair. $20-$40 (advance). VIP with table reservations available. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. The Omni Hotel, 132 E. Trade St. www.eventbee.com/v/iluvthe90s.

4Play Friday at Whisky River 2012: For the professional, sexy people. Music by DJ Bro-Rabb “Mr. Lawd Have Mercy” and the infamous go-go band Let It Flow. Ladies free before 1 p.m. with flyer, RSVP or text; guys reduced admission with flyer, RSVP or text before 1 p.m. Noon-7:45 p.m. Whisky River (in the EpiCenter), 210 E. Trade St., Suite A-208. For ticket prices at more information: 4playfriday2012-ehometext.eventbrite.com.

The 7th Annual The Legends of Troy Meet and Greet Day Party: One ticket lets you party at two nightclubs: Phoenix and RE:PUBLIC. VIP includes exclusive access to the heated rooftop and private bars. VIP: $45; General admission: $30. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. 300 and 314 N. College St. @ District 300. www.vsulegendsoftroy.eventbrite.com

Old School R&B Party with The Peace and Love Band — Tournament Edition: Looking for a place to party with grown folks during CIAA tournament weekend? Join us a Fanz for the Old School R&B Party, featuring music by The Peace and Love Band and DJ Darryl Krush. $15 (advance). 9 p.m.-2 a.m.  Fanz Sports Grill, 3425 David Cox Road. www.ez-tixx.com/web.isa?isa1=216&isa2=1297450750&isa3=1834346494&SS_ID=1&119=14.

Chuck Brown live in concert: The godfather of go-go music returns for what’s becoming an annual tradition. $35 (in advance). 9 p.m. Amos Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874. Advanced tickets: www.amossouthend.com

Talk of the Town and R&R Productions Present CI Day Party Headquarters, Day 1: Two days. Three levels. One band. Forty flat screen TVs. Ten pool tables. Featuring food, drinks and music by D.C.’s Let It Flow band. $20-$40. Doors open at noon. Fox and Hound, 330 N. Tryon St. 704-649-5304 or 704-488-3998. cievents2012.eventbrite.com.

Digital Divas Presents 7th Annual Déjà Vu — The Kick Off Day Party: Featuring music by DJ Daddy D. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Blue Restaurant, 206 N. College St. 201-304-2933. digitaldivasinc@gmail.com. www.digitaldivasevents.com

Saturday, March 3, 2012

“Insatiable Saturday”: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mortimer’s Cafe & Pub, 210 East Trade St. More info: b4life.eventbrite.com.

SolKitchen & Dynasty 5 present The Ultimate Satur-DAY Party Experience: Music by DJ Brorabb and DJ Skillz. “The Only Theater Day Party In The QC.” Food will be available. Noon-6 p.m. Mez in Epicentre 210 E. Trade St. (2nd Floor of Epicentre) Advance tickets: www.thesolkitchen.com.

SolKitchen, Blue Goose, RoundTable, True School Corp. present True School — “The Party”: Music by Grammy-winning producer 9th Wonder and DJ Cuzzin B. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Howl At The Moon 210 E. Trade St. (3rd Floor of Epicentre). For advance tickets: www.thesolkitchen.com.

Cufflinks: The Day Party: Come out and enjoy another contemporary adult day of cocktails, networking and exchange. Dress is “Miami in March” (fierce, prêt-à-porter, du jour, see and be seen). Music by DJ Moe, one of Charlotte’s best-kept secrets. $20-$40 (in advance). Noon-6 p.m. Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar (Epicentre).  www.cufflinksandcocktails.com/cc/dayparty

The 2012 All Black & Gray Affair: Mr. Monopolee Entertainment presents this “grown and sexy affair.” 9:30 p.m. Presto’s Bar & Grill, 445 W. Trade St. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit MMCIAA.Eventbrite.com.

The Day Affair Vol. 6 … The Best D@%# Day Party Period! … at Whisky River: According to event organizers, “This is where the day party begins … and ends!” Open buffet while it lasts. Music by DJ SnS. VIP tables and booths available. Tickets (advance) start at $25. Noon-8 p.m. Whisky River (in the EpiCentre), 210 E. Trade St., Suite A-208. thedayaffair2012-esearch.eventbrite.com/?srnk=1

The Ciroc Lounge: Hosted by Sheree Whitfield of Atlanta Housewives @ Aria Tuscan Grill, 100 N. Tryon St., 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Advance tickets $30; VIP table $400. Call 646-246-1425 to reserve a table.

Talk of the Town and R&R Productions Present CI Day Party Headquarters, Day 2: Two days. Three levels. One band. Forty flats. Ten pool tables. Featuring food, drinks and music by D.C.’s Let It Flow band. $20-$40. Doors open at noon. Fox and Hound, 330 N. Tryon St. 704-649-5304 or 704-488-3998. cievents2012.eventbrite.com.

Digital Divas Presents Uptown Saturday: Featuring music by DJ Polo — plus a live jazz/R&B band. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Blue Restaurant, 206 N. College St. 201-304-2933. digitaldivasinc@gmail.com. www.digitaldivasevents.com.

Digital Divas Presents 5th Annual “The Reunion”: Presenting a party for the 30+ crowd. Late-night menu available. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Blue Restaurant, 206 N. College St. 201-304-2933. digitaldivasinc@gmail.com. www.digitaldivasevents.com.

Sunday, March 4, 2012
Digital Divas Presents Panache — Annual Farewell Jazz Brunch: Featuring an ala carte menu and live music by the PFP Jazz Band. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 222 S. Tryon St. 201-304-2933. digitaldivasinc@gmail.com. www.digitaldivasevents.com.

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