Party Like An All-Star

Get ready star grazers (pun intended)

By Annie Potasznik
|  Monday, Feb 15, 2010  |  Updated 7:17 AM CDT
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All-Star Concessions at AAC

Getty Images for Leather & Laces

General view of atmosphere at the Leather & Laces Super Bowl Party in Miami Beach, Florida. Expect to see the same crowds at DFW's All-Star parties.

Pay attention party people! NBA All-Star weekend is officially here. That means if you haven’t already figured out what to wear and are planning a quick trip to the mall … well, look outside -- you may be out of luck.

For those of you with stars in your eyes and a map of all the parties you want to hit, here’s a bit of advice.

Patience is a virtue, especially at celebrity-hosted events.
Don’t marry yourself to the idea that you will end up poppin’ Cristal with Young Jeezy are doing shots of Cîroc with Diddy. The sad truth is most celebs don’t show up and even if they do, you’re not going to get past their ten NFL linebacker-sized bodyguards.

Look your best.
Ladies, you need to sparkle from head to toe. That means manis, pedis, and shellacking your hair into a sexy do. Men, take a shower and put your best foot forward. Don’t over metro it because it’s going to be a tough crowd that most likely prefers a more rugged, manly look. Keep clean it and coiffed -- mountain men are for the dogs.

Show up early!
Just because you’re on the list doesn’t mean the door Nazi gives a fig. He has a job to do and just because you’re cute and claim to “know so-and-so” doesn’t mean you’re going to get in. If the club is at capacity -- you’re done unless you don’t mind standing in the cold. Even then, you may want to hit up Waffle House instead.

Now, if you're still ready and willing to hobnob, here's a list of all the parties we could find in DFW:

NBA All-Star Weekend 2010
List of Events

Thursday, February 11, 2010
-NBA Jam Session at AAC
-Welcome To Dallas Part II/Jason Maxiell/Martellus Bennett/Nathan Vasher/Michael Huff at Lift Lounge(2404 Cedar Springs Ste.400 75202) $40
-Play-N-Skillz-Welcome to Dallas w/DJ A Bay Bay/Ken Hamlin at Plush(formerly Euphora-1400 Main St.75201) $20-2000
-Marcus Spears & Friends at Mantus Lounge(1520 Main(below Iron Cactus) $40
-Nicki Minaj & Birdman at Cirque $150 VIP-$300-3000
-Derrty DJ Deja Blu & Derrty Ent hosted by GO MC QUA at Mambo Café (2010 N.Lamar) $25-375
-Alonzo Mourning/Magic Johnson at Kindal’s (formerly ClubChe’ -- 10333 W.Technology Blvd 75220) $150
-Welcome to Dallas at The Bank (formerly Clear Lounge-1313 Main St.75202) $20-1000
-All Pro Star Kickoff at Trece Tequila Lounge (4513 Travis St. 75205)
-Crown Royal Room at The Red Room (4950 Beltline Rd.75254) $30-300
-Dewayne Wade Dallas AllStar Celebrity Jump Off at The Starlight Room (603 Munger Ave.75202 -- West End) $50-10000
-Keri Hilson at VU Ultra Lounge (formerly Karma -15203 Knoll Trail #125 75248) $30-up

Friday, February 12, 2010
-NBA Jam Session at AAC
-NBA Celebrity Game at Convention Ctr. at 5:30
-NBA Rookie Challenge at AAC
-Shaquille O’Neal’s All Star Comedy Show at Nokia Grand Theater
-Play-N-Skillz/Pitball/J.J.Berea(from the MAVS) at ENCORE (5631 Sears St.75201) $20
-Runway 35 Fashion Show at Lofty Spaces at 8pm(816 Montgomery St.75215) $45-65
-Runway 35 After Party at Lofty Spaces at 10:30 $55-75
-Nelly Celebrity Pin Down at 11am at 300( 3805 Beltline Rd. 75001) $50
-Ludacris/Slim Thug/Webbie/Paul Wall at Cirque (formerly Club Blue-1930 Pacific Ave.75201) $150 VIP-$300-3000
-All Star Welcome Party at the Old Red Museum (100 S.Houston St.75202) $75-750
-All Star Red Carpet Hanger Party at Jet Aviation (Dallas Love Field-7363 Cedar Springs Rd.75235) $50-2500
-Ball Till U Fall w/Tank/BizMarkie/KidCapri at Club Iniquity (10821 Composite Dr.75220) $75-15000
-Nelly at Beamers (2443 Walnut Hill Ln.75229) $50-3000
-Jeezy/Trey Songz at Kindal’s (formerly Club Che’ 10333 W. Technology Blvd 75220) $150
-Lebron/Drake at AM/PM Lounge (bottom of Mosiac Lofts-300 N.Akard St.75201) $60-1800
-All Star Grand Opening w/Diddy/Josh Howard at the Palladium (1135 S.Lamar St.75215) $50-10000
-Birdman Birthday Bash at 2616 Comerce Place 75226 $30-5000
-Carmelo Anthony at Beamers $50-2500
-Kenyon Martin at Plush $50-3000
-Love & Basketball at Brooklin Jazz Café (1701 S.Lamar St.75215) $50-$250
-Rep Yo City at Mambo Café $25-375
-SPUDD WEBB Old School Blowout at Dallas Museum of Nature & Science (3535 Grand Ave.75210) featuring KRS One/Slick Rick/Rakim/Kid&Play $55-up
-All Star State of Mind at Chaucer’s (2019 N.Lamar 75202) $30-50
-FLYHT All Star performances by Lohn Legend/Vaughn Anthony at Frontier of Flight Museum (Dallas Love Field-6911 Lemmon Ave.75209) $50-100

Saturday, February 13, 2010
-NBA Jam Session at AAC
-NBA All Star Practice atConvention Center
-NBA All Star Saturday Night(Slam Dunk/3-Point/Skills challenge) at AAC
-Ray-J/Amber Rose/Terrance J at Skye Bar (1217 Main St.75201) $75-2500
-MTV Filming at Plush $75-3000
-Drake at Kindal’s $150
-Jeezy/Plies at Cirque $150
-Diddy at Sting Night Club (15240 Dallas Parkway 75248) $50-3000
-Brown Sugar “All Star Celebrity DAY Party at 12pm at Kenichi (2400 Victory Park75219) $20-450
-South Beach Daytime Affair Terrance J & Friends at 2pm-7pmat GoFish (5301 Alpha Rd. 75240)
-All Black Party/Kevin Durant/Rashard Lewis/Chris Bosh/Aaron Brooks at Edison ’s (1724 Cockrell Ave.75215) $40-600
-All Black Affair at Rush (3905 Lemmon Ave.75219) $45-400
-Jamie Foxx/Erykah Badu Concert & After Party at the Palladium (win tickets only)
-The Conclusion Featuring Biz Markie at Mambo Café $50-375
-Big Ego All Star at GoFish $25
-NBA Legends Casino Night at 8pm at Park Place Mercedes (6113 Lemmon Ave.75209)
-Dewayne Wade at the Fashion Industry Gallery (1807 Ross Ave.75201)

Sunday, February 14, 2010
-Common /Marcus Spears at Plush $75-3000
-John Singleton Black Hollywood Party hosted by Vivica Fox at the Fashion Indusrty Gallery (1807 Ross Ave.75201) $100-175
-All Star After Party/Josh Howard at the Palladium $20-1300
-The Finale w/Diddy at Beamers $100-3500
-Drake at Cirque $150
-All Star Hair Extravaganza at PC Cobb/Joe Louis Fieldhouse (1702 Robert B. Cullum75210) $15
-Kenyon Martin at GoFish $25-75
-Grand Finale hosted Gary Payton & Larry Johnson at Club Aura( 2912 McKinney Ave. )

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