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Here's where to party like an All-Star

Posted 12:43pm on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

After chatting with my Dallas nightlife expert Allison Leigh, we came up with this list of the where, when and what is going on in Dallas-Fort Worth for "the largest party weekend in the history of the United States." No way we could be comprehensive; there are just too many All-Star throw-downs to mention. But here are the highlights, including the king of all parties, the LeBron James/Drake event at AMPM Lounge on Friday. See ya there.

Thursday

All-Star Celebrity Bowl

Where: Splitsville Lanes, 401 Curtis Mathes Way, Arlington Highlands

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Details: Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) joins Dallas Cowboys' Ken Hamlin and former Cowboys player Roy Williams (now with the Bengals) for an afternoon of bowling to benefit charity. This'll get you warmed up for the big weekend ahead.

Welcome II Dallas - Part II - "Ballers Night Out" @ Lift

Where: Lift Lounge, 2404 Cedar Springs Road, Uptown Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Pistons' Jason Maxiell, Cowboys' Martellus Bennett, Bears' Nathan Vasher and Raiders' Michael Huff

Ball Til U Fall NBA All-Star Week Dallas 2010

Where: Iniquity, 10821 Composite Drive, Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-7 a.m.

Details: This was just too good not to mention it! This event is actually SOLD OUT, but I imagine you can get in if you are a good-looking female or a very rich dude!

Alonzo Mourning, Magic Johnson & Doug E. Fresh 8 Ball Challenge Afterparty

Where: Kindals Soul Fusion Cafe, 10333 W. Technology Blvd., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: the chance to meet NBA legends Magic Johnson and Alonzo Morning; for more info, Kindals.com

Everything Is Bigger in Texas Celebrity All-Star Party

Where: TePheJaz Nightclub, 2226 Elm St., Dallas, 214-744-5299

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m..

Details: Special guests ladies of the "Dallas Desire"; invited guests include Cowboys' Marion Barber and Felix Jones, Rangers' Ian Kinsler and Mavs' Erick Dampier

Ballers Night Out

Where: Mantus 1520 Main St., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Celebrity host is Cowboys player Marcus Spears

Dwyane Wade's All-Star Celebrity Jumpoff Party

Where: The Starlight Room,

603 Munger Ave., Dallas

When: 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Celebrity host

Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat (the first of two Wade events);dwadeallstarjumpoff.com

Welcome to Dallas Kickoff Party

Where: The Bank, 1313 Main St., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Celebrity hosts Mavs' Josh Howard, Nets' Devin Harris and Alesha Renee; info@allstarweekend2010.com

All-Star Comedy Jam Official Party

Where: Aura, 2912 McKinney Ave., Dallas

When: 8 p.m. (and 8 p.m. Friday)

Details: Hosted by Shaquille O'Neal and featuring Rickey Smiley, Mike Epps and Mo'Nique; $100 general admission

NBA All-Star Opening Night, featuring Mary J. Blige

Where: The Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St., Dallas.

When: 9 p.m.

Details: Benefits Mavs Foundation

Friday

The All-Star Celebrity Experience

Where: AMPM Lounge, in the Mosaic Building

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: If you only go to one party, this may be the one to hit, as it is hosted by LeBron James and Young Money Entertainment artist Drake. For admission, call 214-243-7444 or e-mail amy@allstarpartydallas.com

Two Can Play That Game NBA All-Star Edition

Where: Dallas Chop House, 1717 Main St., Dallas

When: 10 p.m.-4 a.m.

Details: Celebrity hosts Vivica A. Fox and Lamman Rucker for this party at a brand-new venue with an open patio and fireplace

Diddy Does Dallas

Where: Palladium Ballroom 1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Big party with celebrity hosts Diddy, Mavs' Josh Howard and former Mavs player Greg Buckner

Carmelo Anthony & Friends

Where: Beamers, 2443 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony's party; for tickets, call 214-902-6490

Terrell Owens & Friends: Welcome to Dallas Party

Where: ALOFT Hotel Downtown 1033 Young St., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: former Dallas Cowboys star Terrell Owens' party; for tickets, call 832-794-0743

The Good Life All Star Party & Concert

Where: House of Blues, 2200 Lamar St., Dallas

When: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: features Doug E Fresh, Jazzy Jeff, DJ Irie and DJ Polo

Night of Cirque Soleil

Where: Deux Lounge, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas

When: Doors open at 9 p.m.

Details: hosted by Kenny "The Jet" Smith of TNT and former NBA star.

Star Studded Hit 'Em With the Flex Friday

Where: Kenichi Bar & Lounge, 2400 Victory Park Lane, Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Lots of NFL players, including Javon Walker and Kenny Wright; call 214-871-8883 for tickets

Ludacris' Welcome to Texas All Star Party

Where: Cirque, 1930 Pacific Ave., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: hosted by rapper Ludacris

Kenyon Martin's Official "We Are Dallas" Celebrity Jumpoff

Where: Plush Lounge, 1400 Main St., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Sports stars include Kenyon Martin (Denver Nuggets), Acie Law (Atlanta Hawks) and Michael Huff (Oakland Raiders)

2010 All-Star Weekend with Derrick Rose

Where: Skye Bar, 1217 Main St., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Hosted by Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, the Nuggets' J.R. Smith and Ike Diogu and VH1's Extra

All-Star Ladies Night

Where: Bacy's (formerly Purgatory), 2208 Main St., Dallas

When: 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Details: Featuring Shaquille O'Neal, Nelly and Lance Gross; also, DJs Biz Markie and Marcellus Wiley

Saturday

Dwyane Wade's Dallas Dynasty -- Flash to the Future

Where: Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.), 1807 Ross Ave., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

Details: hosted by D-Wade, aka Mav killer

Nelly & Friends Club Dertty 2K10

Where: Beamer's, 2443 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: hosted by Nelly and Sakara Ross; info 214-902-6490

Drake, Birdman & Young Money

Where: Kindals Soul Fusion Cafe, 10333 W. Technology Blvd., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: If you miss Drake on Friday, here is the second chance to see him

All-Star Weekend "Playmate Playground"

Where: AMPM Lounge, 300 N. Akard, Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Hosts include Playmates Carmen Electra, Holly Madison and six others

Show Magazine Presents The Best of Both Worlds All-Star Celebrity Gala

Where: Bacy's (formerly Purgatory), 2208 Main St., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Hosted by Kobe Bryant, Shannon Brown, Mya, Vince Young, Chris Johnson and the Show Magazine models

Diddy Invades Dallas

Where: Sting Ultra Lounge, 15240 Dallas Parkway, Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Big club (capacity of 3,500); celebrity host Diddy

Dallas All-Star Guest Appreciation Party Hosted By Allen Iverson

Where: Iron Cactus, 1520 Main St., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Celebrity host 76ers' All-Star guard Allen Iverson; allstar2010events.com

All-Star Spotlight Party

Where: Skye Bar, 1217 Main St., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Celebrity hosts Ray J and Amber Rose

SUNDAY

An All-Star Affair

Where: Palladium Ballroom, Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-3 a.m.

Details: Hosted by former Cowboys player Terrell Owens and the Mavs' Josh Howard; for tickets, call 214-597-0635 or allstarweekend2010.com

Cash Money All-Star Closeout

Where: Bacy's (formerly Purgatory), 2208 Main St., Dallas

When: 10 p.m.-4 a.m.

Details: Hosted by Birdman and Allen Iverson. For info, call 877-6INFOVIP

Black Hollywood Red Carpet Affair

Where: Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.), 1807 Ross Ave., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: hosted by Vivica A. Fox and John Singleton; for more info, werunallstar.com

Diddy's All-Star Finale

Where: Beamers, 2443 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: the third party hosted by Diddy; for tickets call 214-902-6490

The All-Star Weekend Take Over Finale With Snoop Dogg & Drake

Where: Cirque, 1930 Pacific Ave., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.

Details: Snoop Dogg and Drake performing live after the game; for tickets, call 214-234-8404

Night of the Legends 2010

Where: Aura, 2912 McKinney Ave., Dallas

When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Details: Featuring NBA legends Gary Payton and Larry Johnson

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