It doesn't matter whether or not you have tickets to the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Arlington at the new Cowboy Stadium this year. What does matter is that you make it to the DFW area for more than 60 celebrity-fueled NBA All-Star parties surrounding the big game.
With crowds of more than 1,500 expected to show at each party, out-of-towners need look no further for information on the biggest parties in town right here. We've even created a handy guide for getting to the Cowboy Stadium for Sunday's game no matter where you are in the DFW area (just click here).
Let's face it, there is no other place you can go in Texas this weekend to find this much excitement, nightlife and celebrity packed into five days. All parties are for ages 21 years and up.
Party Web sites:
Text 944allstar to 898944 and receive exclusive program updates on all weekend events direct to your phone. Standard text fees apply.
All-Star Party Pass:
http://www.944allstar.com/ 3 days and 3 nights of jam-packed entertainment - performances and appearances by Snoop Dogg, Common, Doug E. Fresh, Melanie Fiona, Russell Simmons, Celtic's Paul Pierce, DJ Reflex, DJ Dummy and DJ Premier. Tickets $150 ... select "tickets" on the page for more info At The Boardroom (2990 Olive, downtown Dallas)
Thursday, Feb. 11:
NBA All-Star Opening Night featuring Mary J. Blige benefiting the Mavs Foundation at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas. Find tickets
Palladium kick-off featuring Ludacris at 9 p.m.
Hollywood Celebrity Soiree at Union Station Dallas beginning at 9 p.m. hosted by Boris Kojoe, Taraji P. Henson, Vivica A. Fox, Columbus Short and Lamman Rucker. Sounds by World Famous Biz Markie. Invited guests: Hill Harper, Terence Howard, Gabrielle Union, Tyrese, Meagan Good, Kerry Washington and Elise Neal. Buy tickets.
Big Boi at Sting Ultra Lounge at 9 p.m.
Marcus Spears and some of the NFL's top players at Mantus at 9 p.m.
Monica and Busta Rhymes host at AMPM Lounge in the Mosaic Building, downtown Dallas.
Lebron James and Drake host at AMPM Lounge in the Mosaic Building, downtown Dallas.
AKO Celebrity All-Star Bash hosted by Atlanta Hawks' Joe Johnson at Sting Ultra Lounge
Daytime party hosted by Terrence J at Go Fish Ocean Club in North Dallas from 2-7 p.m.
Carmen Electra and Holly Madison host at AMPM Lounge in the Mosaic Building, downtown Dallas
Diddy Invades Dallas at Sting Ultra Lounge with celebrity dj DJ SNS and four more of the nation's best djs.
Skye Bar in downtown Dallas hosted by Ray J, Amber Rose and Terrence J (1217 Main St., Dallas, 214-741-1059)
Bacy's (formerly Purgatory) NBA All-Star Closeout Party