CHARLOTTE, NC (Joe Marusak/Charlotte Observer) - Charlotte bars, restaurants and other nightlife venues will host numerous celebrity parties and other events during NBA All-Star Game Weekend starting Thursday. Some have tickets available to the public, while others are private affairs. They include:
‘GUCCI MANE + GUNNA OFFICIAL NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND KICK-OFF’
Tickets are $100 and are available at https://bit.ly/2SZYhOC .
SEE NBA STARS AT ‘HOUSE OF HOOPS BY FOOT LOCKER POP-UP’
Foot Locker is hosting several free #BecauseSneakers NBA All-Star Weekend events, including its “HOH Courtside” mobile retail cubes featuring footwear launches, player appearances, panel discussions, workshops and footwear personalization.
“HOH Courtside” continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 350 E. Sixth St.
Ben Simmons is scheduled to appear from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday; Kyrie Irving from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Friday; and Russell Westbrook and Paul George from 1:30 to 2:30pm Saturday.
Other events are:
▪ PUMA Palace x Foot Locker Pop-Up, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 225 N. Caldwell St.
As the exclusive retail partner for PUMA Hoops in Charlotte, Foot Locker will drop a limited-release of the PUMA Uproar “Chinatown Market” Collection.
▪ Foot Locker x adidas x House of Highlights , 1-6 p.m. Sunday at 820 Hamilton St.
Try on the adidas Next Level and enjoy “King of Horse” activation with host Marcelas Howard and special guests.
‘B/R X NC ALL-STAR CELEBRATION’
Bleacher Report will take over Avidxchange Music Factory, 800 Hamilton St., for this free fan festival from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17.
Tickets are required and are available at www.BleacherReportEvents.com.
‘BALL-B-Q’ WITH DJ PERFORMANCE BY SNOOP DOGG
A DJ performance by rapper Snoop Dogg highlights the second annual private Levi’s Ball-B-Q that is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St.
“THE JEEZY ALLSTAR TIPOFF”
Rapper Young Jeezy will perform from 10 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday at the Graham Street Station Tent, 2020 N. Graham St.
Tickets are $70 to $90 and are available at https://bit.ly/2TBY4ys.
DJ ENVY FRIDAY NIGHT ALLSTAR WEEKEND PARTY
Raashaun Casey, better known as DJ Envy, will perform from 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, until 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb 16, at Fitzgerald’s, 201 E. 5th St.
Early-bird tickets are $60 and general admission tickets are $75. Tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2BsRJ0Z.
‘ROOKIE USA FASHION SHOW’
The private show is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. The show is presented by Charlotte-based Belk Stores.
The show features children of current and former NBA, NFL and MLB players, including Tiki Barber, Chris Paul, Victor Cruz, Jayson Tatum, Carlos Beltran, current Carolina Panthers Greg Olsen, Kyle Love and Captain Munnerlyn and former Panthers Steve Smith, Charles Johnson and Thomas Davis.
Red carpet call time is 4:30 p.m. for the celebrities and their children.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S NBA ALL-STAR CELEBRITY GO-KART CHALLENGE
Boxing great Floyd Mayweather and his lifestyle brand, The Money Team, will host this family friendly event at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Victory Lane Indoor Karting, 2330 Tipton Drive.
Each area of the facility will have a different music genre and “A-list” celebrities. Celebrities and guest DJs are to be announced.
Spectator tickets are $40. License-2-Drive VIP tickets that include VIP line and red carpet access and unlimited rides and races against celebrities are $60. All-access VIP and after-party tickets cost $100. Get ticket at https://bit.ly/2MTsPMz.
‘WELCOME TO CHARLOTTE WITH KID CAPRI’
The event is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at ClubOne, 950 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd.
Tickets are $50 to $75 and are available at https://bit.ly/2ROT2g2.
‘OLD SCHOOL ALL-STAR HIP HOP PARTY’
General admission is $40. Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/2TN7ebt .
Meet NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal while enjoying heavy appetizers, a full-course menu, champagne and wine.
The event is from 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, to 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave.
Tickets are $250 to $750 -- food and drinks included -- and are available at https://bit.ly/2USqcO1 .
‘LADIDADI ALL-STAR DAY PARTY’
Rapper Doug E. Fresh is scheduled to appear at this party that will be along a strip of venues that include the Oak Room, Slate, Hot Taco and All-American Pub, 200 E. Bland St. A go-go band will perform.
The event will be from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.
Tickets are $50 to $2,000, and are available at https://bit.ly/2tcA1dN.
‘ALL-STAR WEEKEND PARTY @ THE RABBIT HOLE’
Charlotte rapper Deniro Farrar is featured at this party at the Rabbit Hole, 1801 Commonwealth Ave.
The party begins at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and ends at 2 a.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $17 to $45 and are available at https://bit.ly/2tekJFu .
‘ALL-STAR BRUNCH PARTY’
‘ALL-STAR FRIDAY PARTY BAR CRAWL’
DJ Kool, DJ Chuck Chillout, DJ Red Alert and DJ Flex headline this three-parties-one-price event from noon to 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at World of Beer, Empire and Wild Wing Cafe in the Epicentre, 210 E. Trade St.
Tickets are $20 to $30, and you can get them at https://bit.ly/2MWHx5t.
2 CHAINZ @ KANDY BAR
Tickets are $60 to $85 and are available at https://bit.ly/2BppSik .
‘DAY DREAMING PARTY’
‘ROTIMI + JAZZE PHA SATURDAY DAY PARTY’
Tickets are $40 early bird general admission and are available at https://bit.ly/2E7m1Zd .
‘NIKE AND JORDAN BRAND POP-UP SHOP’
The Mint Museum Uptown Store, at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 S. Tryon St., will transform into a Nike and Jordan Brand Pop-Up Shop Feb. 14-17.
The Mint Museum Uptown façade will display “larger than life graphics” and a basketball court will be installed in the Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium.
Among the experiences available to fans will be a Snapchat/Lens Studio workshop.
Details are at https://mintmuseum.org.
‘JACK DANIEL’S ART, BEATS + LYRICS’ EXHIBIT
The traveling art exhibit will be on display from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 15, at the Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive.
Admission is free, but registration is required at https://bit.ly/2DXE9UZ
‘NBA ALL-STAR AT EPICENTRE’
The NBA’s events website bills this as the “premiere fan destination” during NBA All-Star Game Weekend.
The free event features player appearances, an NBA retail store, art and memorabilia displays, apparel customization, panel discussions and NBA Crossover, which showcases “the convergence of the NBA and pop culture through the art, fashion, music, technology and entertainment that surround today’s game,” according to the NBA events website.
NBA All-Star at Epicentre runs from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Epicentre, 210 E. Trade St.
Registration is required at www.NBAevents.com.
‘ANSWER DAY PARTY HOSTED BY ALLEN IVERSON’
Iverson will host this party from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Oak Room and Slate, 200 E. Bland St.
General admission is $40 and VIP Skip Line tickets are $60. Get them at https://bit.ly/2I2uWPk.
‘THE CROSSOVER’ FEATURING RICK ROSS
Rapper Rick Ross will highlight this private event 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. Celebrity DJs are also scheduled to appear
THE REAL FIVE-O DAY PARTY
This NBA All-Star Weekend celebration stars NBA legends Charles Oakley, Ron Harper and Jason Caffey.
Tickets are available at www.therealfiveo.eventbrite.com.
NBA PLAYERS AT VIDA CANTINA
NBA player meet-and-greets are among the public events planned at Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, 210 E. Trade St. in the Epicentre
The events are scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17.
Vida also will host a private Dress Like a Pro VIP All-Star Weekend Kick-off Party 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, featuring Orlando Magic rookie center Mo Bamba.
‘40 Z & WAFFLES NBA ALL-STAR PARTY’
“LA’s favorite day party” will feature chicken and waffles, Ciroc lounge and cocktails, dope vibes, beer pong and the Red Bull event truck basketball hoop, according to an event promotional poster.
The party will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at CenterStage@NoDa, 2315 N. Davidson St.
Tickets are $50 and are available at www.40ZandWaffles.com.
‘FLAVOR FLAV ALL-STAR CELEBRITY EXPERIENCE’
Two-time champion heavyweight boxer Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs will be the special guest at the event.
Tickets are $40 and are available at https://bit.ly/2IaNCwz .
‘LOVE & HIP HOP ALL-STAR WEEKEND PARTY’
The party will start at 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, and end at 2 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Sage Restaurant and Lounge, 505 E. 6th St.
General admission is $30, skip the line $60. Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/2Ea22sS.
▪ Masika Kalysha will host an All-Star Saturday Night Party with Ingenious DJ Makino at Fire House Bar & Lounge, 320 W. Carson Blvd.
VIBRATIONS NIGHT CLUB ALL-STAR WEEKEND PARTIES
The club at 5237 Albemarle Road will host these six parties featuring various performers:
▪ “World Famous Kid Capri All-Star Celebrity Day Party,” 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Tickets are $50 general admission and are available at https://bit.ly/2BA37Zf .
▪ ‘DJ Flexx All-Star Birthday Bash 80s vs. 90s Saturday Day Party, with DJ Kool performing live. The party will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.
Tickets are $60 and are available at https://bit.ly/2ByA9Je .
▪ “DJ Red Alert All-Star Saturday Takeover,” 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, until 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Tickets are $50 and are available at https://bit.ly/2DC45UX .
▪ “105.3 RnB All-Star Watch Party and Grand Finale,” hosted by Rae Styles, with music by DJ Polo. The party will start at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, and end at 2 a.m. Monday. Tickets are $20 early bird and are available at https://bit.ly/2IkER3c.
‘REDEFINE BLACK TIE ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT!’
Put your swag on and dress competitively for this gathering scheduled for 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St. Tickets are $25 to $50 general admission. Get them at https://bit.ly/2DoqpRV.
ALL-STAR SNEAKER SUMMIT
The 7th annual celebration of basketball and sneaker culture is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 17-19 on the rooftop pavilion of the Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St.
Buy, sell, trade, browse and discuss rare and collectible footwear, clothing and accessories.
Admission is $25. Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/2WQv8EU.
‘DMV*ATL*NYC ALL-STAR CELEBRITY TAKEOVER
DJ Chuck Chillout, DJ Kool, DJ Traci Steele and DJ Drama will perform from 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, until 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Roxbury NightClub, 116 W. Fifth St.
Former Dallas Cowboy Jakar Hamilton will be the special guest at the event.
Tickets are $50 and are available at https://bit.ly/2Sukt4d .
‘DMX & KID CAPRI LIVE ALL-STAR SUNDAY NIGHT FINALE’
Rapper DMX and DJ Kid Capri highlight this NBA All-Star Game night event 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday at Fitzgerald’s, 201 E. 5th St.
Early-bird general admission is $60, and early-bird skip line admission is $100.
‘DOUG E. FRESH $25 RSVP ALL-STAR GRAND FINALE PARTY’
The party will start at 9 p.m. Sunday and end at 2 a.m. Monday at Roxbury NightClub, 116 W. Fifth St.
Tickets are $25 and are available at https://bit.ly/2IaVOg9.
“DJ KHALED & DJ SELF & DJ SNS ALL-STAR SUNDAY DAY PARTY”
Tickets are $60 early bird and $75 no wait and are available at https://bit.ly/2S2nBiD.
‘GUCCI MANE ALL STAR WEEKEND TRAP GALA GRAND FINALE’
‘FABOLOUS & FRIENDS ALL STAR WEEKEND GRAND FINALE’
Sounds will be provided by DJ Puff and DJ ButtaFingaz.