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. They include:
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.
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‘Ball-B-Q’ with DJ performance by Snoop Dogg
“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.
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.
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.
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.
The event is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at ClubOne, 950 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd.
Meet NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal while enjoying heavy appetizers, a full-course menu, champagne and wine.
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.
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.
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.
2 Chainz @ Kandy Bar
‘Day Dreaming Party’
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.
‘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.
‘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.
Nike and Jordan Brand rented all Mint Museum Uptown event spaces in February to host events for NBA team owners, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, other guests and for the public.
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
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.
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.
‘The Crossover’ featuring Rick Ross
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
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.
‘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..
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.
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.
Early-bird general admission is $60, and early-bird skip line admission is $100.
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.
Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department offers safety tips to people coming to the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend, as well as giving an update on traffic and security conditions that will impact Charlotte residents.