Charlotte bars, restaurants and other nightlife venues will host numerous celebrity parties and other events during NBA All-Star Game Weekend starting next Thursday. Some have tickets available to the public, while others are private affairs.
‘NBA ALL STAR WELCOME TO CHARLOTTE! HOSTED BY ANTHONY HAMILTON’
Charlotte-born R&B-soul singer Anthony Hamilton, who will sing the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, will host this unofficial kickoff party to NBA All-Star Weekend.
The event, for “progressive professionals” 25 and older, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Stats Restaurant & Bar, 3425 David Cox Road in north Charlotte. DJ Shaun Nyce will orchestrate the music.
Tickets are $30 to $1,000 and are available at www.statscharlotte.com/events .
‘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. Feb. 15 until 2 a.m. Feb. 16 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. Tikcets 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 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.
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.
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 .
‘WELCOME TO CHARLOTTE BLOCK PARTY’
Boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather and The Money Team, Mayweather’s lifestyle brand, will host this four-club party in SouthEnd Station.
The party begins at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, and ends at 3 a.m. Friday, at 200 E. Bland St.
Venues include Slate, Oak Room, American Pub and Hot Taco, each with a different music genre and “A-list” celebrities to be named.
General admission tickets are $50 and $100 and are available at https://bit.ly/2taBaTd.
‘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’
‘ALL-STAR PARTY HOSTED BY NIPSEY HUSSLE’
Rapper Nipsey Hussle will perform along with Numeral III and No Limit Larry from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Kandy Bar, 210 E. Trade St.
Tickets are $50 and $75 and are available at https://bit.ly/2UMCRlq .
‘JULIUS PEPPERS CHARITY SNEAKER BALL’
The recently retired Carolina Panthers great will host this black-tie event to benefit the Young Black Leadership Alliance, Girl Talk Foundation and Center for Community Transitions.
The ball is 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St.
Tickets are $250 and are available at https://www.juliuspeppers.org/#Wedding-Masonry.
‘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.
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. Feb. 15, Feb. 16 and Feb. 17 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.
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.
STUNNA 4 VEGAS PERFORMANCE
Rapper Stunna 4 Vegas will perform from 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, until 2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at La Revolucion, 900 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd.
Tickets are $20 to $40. Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/2WNuTuh .
‘VALENTINES DAY: SIP, PAINT & COMEDY’
Easels, paint, brush and canvas are provided as you sip drinks and paint while watching five NC comedians go against five SC comedians in “The Comic Strip Experience: NC vs. SC.”
The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Majestique Center, 5309 E. Independence Blvd..
A $25 admission ticket includes a buffet, massages and raffle tickets, and is available at https://bit.ly/2MS3YIY.
‘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.
‘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, Feb. 17, at Fitzgerald’s, 201 E. 5th St.
Early-bird general admission is $60, and early-bird skip line admission is $100.
‘GUCCI MANE ALL STAR WEEKEND TRAP GALA GRAND FINALE’
Rapper Gucci Mane highlights this NBA All-Star Weekend wrap-up celebrity event, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Ink n Ivy, 222 S. Church St. General admission tickets are $60 to $85. Get them at https://bit.ly/2MVU0GH.
This story originally published in The Charlotte Observer and will be updated there as more parties are added.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story had a wrong day and date listed for the private ‘Rookie USA Fashion Show,’ which will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.