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This story was last updated at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.
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:
Meek Mill and friends All-Star Weekend Grand Finale
Rapper Meek Mill, who entertained as the NBA All-Stars were introduced at the Spectrum Center before Sunday night’s game, will also perform at this post-game party at the new event venue Atrium of Charlotte, 2315 North Davidson St.
The party begins at 9 p.m. Sunday and will continue until 2 a.m. Monday.
General admission tickets are $100. VIP skip-the-line admission is $200.
Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/2SEPfat.
‘All-Star Celebrity Explosion Day Party & Brunch’
Celebrity chef Reo will prepare brunch favorites from chicken and waffles to shrimp and grits and bottomless mimosas.
The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Oasis Shriners, 604 Doug Mayes Place.
@DaNeighborhood DJ will provide the music.
General admission tickets are $10 and are available at https://bit.ly/2TSC3eR.
TopShelf All-Star Brunch Day Party Finale
Hosted by R&B recording artist Sunshine Anderson , the brunch also will feature R&B recording artist and award-winning drummer Quentin Ravenel, DJ Polo and a live broadcast by R&B station 105.3.
The event will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Firewater Restaurant & Lounge, 8708 J.W. Clay Blvd.
Tickets are $20 and are available at https://bit.ly/2SCF9Hf.
SOLD OUT: Henny & Waffles Brunch & Day Party
Sunday’s event is sold out, according to its online registration page on Saturday night.
Folks who signed up in time will enjoy Hennessy whole wings, crab balls, cornmeal fried fish, waffle and omelette stations, six-cheese mac and cheese and other selections at Oak Room 200 E. Bland St, Charlotte.
The day party from 4 to 8 p.m. will feature music by special guest DJs and The Bearded Drummer, and $600 bottles of Hennessy & Moet Rose.
Lil Boosie and Young Dolph at Club World
Tickets are $100 general admission and $200 skip the line and are available at https://bit.ly/2tpjdQU.
Day Dreams: AllStar 2019 Day Party featuring DJ Envy
The event is scheduled for 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Loft & Cellar, 305 West Fourth St.
Early bird tickets are $45, and no-wait VIP tickets are $60.
Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/2TSBKkd.
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. Saturday and Sunday at 350 E. Sixth St.
▪ PUMA Palace x Foot Locker Pop-Up, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 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.
Two basketball courts and concert stages will feature live programming, music, non-stop hoops, interactive exhibits, a gaming lounge and a headline performance by rapper 2 Chainz. Bleacher Report’s House of Highlights brand also will host the event.
Tickets are required and are available at www.BleacherReportEvents.com.
‘Nike and Jordan Brand Pop-Up Shop’
The Mint Museum Uptown Store, at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 S. Tryon St., continues its transformation into a Nike and Jordan Brand Pop-Up Shop on Sunday.
The Mint Museum Uptown façade displays “la/rger than life graphics” and a basketball court was installed in the Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium.
Among the experiences available to fans is a Snapchat/Lens Studio workshop.
Details are at https://mintmuseum.org.
‘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 continues from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Epicentre, 210 E. Trade St.
Registration is required at www.NBAevents.com.
The Real Five-O Day Party
This NBA All-Star Weekend celebration stars NBA legends Charles Oakley, Ron Harper and Jason Caffey.
Film and TV star J.B. Smoove is hosting the event, which continues until midnight Saturday at ClubONE, 950 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd. DJ D-Nice will provide the music. Cream attire is suggested.
Tickets are available at www.therealfiveo.eventbrite.com.
‘Love & Hip Hop All-Star Weekend Party’
The party will start at 9 p.m. Sunday 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.
▪ Juju ‘C also will appear with rappers Yella Beezy and Coca Vango on Saturday night, Feb. 16, at All-American Pub, 200 E. Bland St. K. Botchey of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” will host the event, with music by DJ SNS. Details: 980-309-4170.
▪ 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 has scheduled the“105.3 RnB All-Star Watch Party and Grand Finale,” hosted by Rae Styles, with music by DJ Polo, from 7 p.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday. Tickets are $20 early bird and are available at https://bit.ly/2IkER3c.
All-Star Sneaker Summit
The 7th annual celebration of basketball and sneaker culture is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday 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.
‘Star Gaze: AllStar 2019 Night Finale Watch Party’
DJ Drama is featured at this party from 7 p.m. Sunday until 2 a.m. Monday at Loft & Cellar. 305 West Fourth St.
Tickets are $40 early bird and $45 early bird VIP no wait and are available at https://bit.ly/2EdQB37.
Future and Lil Baby at Club World
Rappers Future and Lil Baby will perform at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Club World, 900 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd.
Tickets are $150 general admission and $300 skip the line and are available at https://bit.ly/2tpi9MU.
‘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”
Music mogul DJ Khaled, who has 14 million Instagram followers, headlines this “All-Star Weekend Pure Energy Day Party” with DJ Self and DJ SNS from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Fitzgerald’s, 201 E. Fifth St.
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’
Rapper Gucci Mane highlights this NBA All-Star Weekend wrap-up celebrity event, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday at Ink n Ivy, 222 S. Church St. General admission tickets are $60 to $85. Get them at https://bit.ly/2MVU0GH.
‘Fabolous & Friends All Star Weekend Grand Finale’
Rapper Fabolous headlines this “Official Dusse Bosses Takeover” party to be hosted by Mr. Rugs and model Bernice Burgos from 9 p.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday at ClubONE, 950 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd.
Sounds will be provided by DJ Puff and DJ ButtaFingaz.
Tickets are $80 general admission and $125 skip the line and are available at https://bit.ly/2GKUZIH.