1 p.m. Elizabeth City State vs Shaw
3 p.m. Livingstone college vs Virginia Union
5 p.m. Fan Experience opens — Convention Center (Free)
5 p.m. Isaac Keys — Fan Experience
5 p.m. Free dental screenings – Colgate Dental Van
5:30 p.m. High School Drumline Exhibition featuring West Mecklenburg and West Charlotte
5:30 p.m. Darrin Henson — Fan Experience
6 p.m. Queen City Bounce Squad – Miller Lite Main Stage
7 p.m. Winston-Salem State vs Fayetteville State
7:30 p.m. Verizon Presents Charlotte’s “How Sweet The Sound” Competition Winner “Salvation and Deliverance” – Main Stage
8 p.m. ERIC BENET — Miller Lite Main Stage
9 p.m. Johnson C. Smith vs Bowie State
10 p.m. Fan Experience closes
CIAA Career Expo 2011
9 a.m.-3 p.m.–Charlotte Convention Center (Ballrooms A-D); 501 S. College St.
FREE; Open to current college/university students and alumni
Contact: Barbara Wilks, Career Expo Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 378-1042
***The following events may not be sanctioned by the CIAA.***
Charlotte Black Film Festival Begins
(March 3- March 5) –Charlotte Convention Center & Central Piedmont Community College
A celebration of African American filmmakers, actors, composers, screenwriters and directors. Educational, empowerment and networking opportunities include film screenings, panel discussions, hands-on workshops and the vision awards ceremony.
Meet & Greet & Weekend Kickoff Party
5 p.m. — Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St
Kick Off Party begins 9 p.m.; Cost: $35 & $60 for VIP (in advance)
Celebration @ 5th Element
9 p.m. — 5th Element, 500 West 5th St
Fire & Ice Party
10 p.m. — Grand Central Events, 1000 Central Avenue
Presented by the Alphas and Deltas of Charlotte
Pink Groove 6
10 p.m. — Phoenix (formerly The Forum)
Cost: $35 in Advance; Dress Code: Sophisticated, no athletic attire
Party with Rick Ross
9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Club Mansion, 421 E. Sugar Creek Rd
Cost: Varies. Advanced tickets available
The First Annual Greater Black List Awards Gala: 12:30 to 4pm- Part I – Knowledge is Power (and Profit) Networking, Meet the Vendors, Panel Discussion. 6:30 to 11pm – Part II – The Black Tie Affair, honoring Attorney Willie E. Gary, Herb Gray, Ron Freeman, and others. The Mint Museum Upton 500 Tryon St. Hosted by The Greater Black Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas, NC/SC Region. http://www.gbccofc.org/ or 704-941-3335
All-Tournament Alumni Mixer: Kalu restaurant and lounge, 505 E. Sixth St. 8 p.m. Live jazz. $20. A portion of the proceeds goes to the CIAA Scholarship Fund. 877-993-8499; www.ez-tixx.com
Heaven@Blue: Blue restaurant and bar, 206 N. College St. Doors open at 8 p.m. DJ 06 performs at 8:30 p.m. The band Let It Flow starts at 11 p.m. Tickets start at $20. www.talkofthetownent.com.
Fierce Fashion Show and Party: Roof with a View, 634 S. Cedar St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20. www.cltcentral.com.
Mystique Affair by Night: 9 p.m.-until. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St. $15. Tickets: www.bridgelineproduction.com.
Déjà vu Extravaganza by Day: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St. $15. Tickets: www.bridgelineproduction.com.
Park/ The Game hosted by Terrance J: V.I.P. Night Club, 4205 Monroe Rd. Free with ticket stub
Eric Benet Live: 9:30pm, Luna Night Club, 521 N College St. $20 Tickets 980.333.7021
EDITOR’S NOTE: Email your events to email@example.com. This list will be updated throughout the CIAA Tournament.