NBA All-Star Weekend 2015: Ultimate To-Do Event List Idia Ogala February 6, 2015 Hip Hop Entertainment | Hip Hop TV, Film and Video Games, Source Sports | News, Highlights and Interviews, Source Sports | Sports News With NBA All-Star landing in NYC next week, use this ultimate event’s list to stay on top of the madness. Every year NBA All-Star Weekend is regarded as one of the most anticipated events, for fans, in all of American pro sports. The hype for 2015’s installment, however, is fueled not only by the event’s original appeal but by the fact that it’s taking place on nation’s greatest stage – New York City – for the 1st time in 17 years. All-Star is a platform that calls on the NBA’s brightest superstars and fuses them with the world’s most recognizable faces – in entertainment, music and even politics. While the main festivities will be split between Barclay’s Center and Madison Square Garden this year, respectively, NYC in its entirety will be on fire with tons of exciting, can’t miss event options – ranging from free of charge to high costs for incredible exclusivity! The events vary from concerts and parties to comedy shows, festivals, brunches and pop-up shops. Brands like Roc Nation, Nike and Adidas all have huge events in the works, and the celebrity likes of Kanye, JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, LeBron, Floyd Mayweather and Kevin Hart (to name a few) are all booked to host/produce dope events. Our ultimate All-Star events list, populated everyday leading up to the big weekend, should be your Holy Grail – whether you’re a tourist visiting NYC or a borough native looking to immerse yourself in the madness. Check it out: Official NBA Events: NBA House Presented by BBVA Compass | Feb. 10th – 16th | 10am – 10pm | Tickets Venue(s): Skylight at Moynihan Station & LIU Brooklyn (Paramount Theatre) Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | Feb. 13th | 7pm – 9pm | Tickets Venue: Madison Square Garden 2015 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Game | Feb. 13th | 9pm – 11pm | Tickets Venue: Barclays Center NBA All-Star Practice Presented by Sean John at Macy’s | Feb. 14th | 10:30am – 12pm | Tickets Venue: Madison Square Garden State Farm All-Star Saturday Night | Feb. 14th | 8pm – 11pm | N/A Venue: Barclays Center 2015 D-League All-Star Game | Feb. 15th | 2pm – 5pm | Tickets Venue: Barclays Center 64th NBA All-Star Game | Feb. 15th | 8pm – 11pm | N/A Venue: Madison Square Garden Nightlife (Parties, Concerts, Shows): Roc City Classic: Kanye West & Kevin Durant | Feb. 12th | Time TBD | Tickets Free Venue: Flatiron District NYC (afterparty at 40/40 club) Hot 97 Presents: The Tipoff starring Diddy & Snoop | Feb. 12th | 8pm | Tickets Venue: The Theatre at MSG All-Star Weekend Launch Party: Nas & DJ Khaled | Feb. 12th | 11pm | Tickets Venue: VIP Room | Includes 1-hour vodka open bar Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, Diddy, French Montana, Lil Wayne | Feb. 12-15th | Tickets Venue: Stage 48 Jeezy & Odell Beckham Jr. at Highline Ballroom | Feb. 13th | 10pm | Tickets Venue: Highline Ballroom | Includes 1-hour vodka open bar Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam | Feb. 13th | 7:30pm & 10:30pm | Tickets Venue: Beacon Theatre Welcome 2 Times Square: Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj | Feb. 14th | 10pm | Tickets Venue: Copacabana Lil Wayne at Highline Ballroom | Feb. 14th | 10pm | Tickets Venue: Highline Ballroom | Includes 1-hour vodka open bar Yo Gotti, Meek Mill, Fabolous & Troy Ave | Feb. 15th | 10pm | Tickets Venue: Webster Hall NYC All-Star Afterparty: Diddy, John Wall, DJ Khaled | Feb. 15th | 10pm | Tickets Venue: Liberty Theater Nightclub Charitable Events: Hard 2 Guard Celebrity Stars Game | Feb. 10th | 7:30pm – 11pm | Tickets Venue: Baruch College Description: The objective of this event is to raise funds (and awareness) geared towards the fight to cure diabetes while providing a more “intimate”, affordable all-star game experience for the New York community – according to Fun Sport CEO Rickey Rivers. This celebrity game will feature the play of Jadakiss, Peter Rosenberg (HOT 97) and The Fat Jew (among others), performances from Mr. Cheeks and Troy Ave and appearances by Fat Joe, C.C. Sabathia, Pecas (Roc Nation), Victor Cruz, John Starks, Rashad Jennings and DJ Clue. Trent Tucker Celebrity All-Star Bowling | Feb. 14th | 2pm – 5pm | Tickets Venue: Frames NYC Description: Benefitting JDRF, this exciting event will feature an afternoon of bowling, a VIP meet & greet, a live auction, cocktails and tons of food. Celebrity guests scheduled to appear include Scottie Pippen, Anthony Mason, Charles Oakley and Kris Humphries (among others). Corporate Activation: ESPN NY All-Star Celebration | Feb. 12th | 6:30pm | Tickets Venue: New York Athletic Club Nike Zoom City | Feb. 13-15th | 10am – 10pm | Tickets Venue(s): NIKETOWN New York & Zoom City Arena STARTER x VILLA Pop-Up Shop | Now – February 15th Venue: Paramount Hotel NYC ==> Watch our video recap of this awesome activation, including more information, here. Follow me on Twitter: @OgalaCBG ; Contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, and up-to-date alerts on all-star festivities, download the NBA’s official All-Star app, here.