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Guide | Things to do during NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland

Don’t want to buy a ticket to the actual game? Check out these ways to still get in on the fun.

CLEVELAND — The countdown to NBA All-Star Weekend is officially on!

From February 18 through February 20, all eyes will be on the city of Cleveland as the biggest names in basketball and entertainment arrive to celebrate the NBA's 75th season. 

While the NBA has a slew of events planned, those can be pricey. So if you're looking to save a bit of cash or just support local businesses and entrepreneurs, these events are for you. 

You'll still get the glitz and glam of NBA All-Star weekend, but at a fraction of the cost of some tickets. 

The information found below is a running list and will be updated as more events are announced. 

The House of Glo presented by Gloria James 

The inaugural fashion show is described as "a fashion presentation celebrating Black designers, highlighting social justice initiatives and supporting Northwest Ohio's only public HBCU, Central State University." 

Location: Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Ave #200 

When: Friday, February 18 | : 7:00 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

Power of Sport Performing Arts Competition

Join us for a live performance competition featuring local poets and musicians who’ve created original works on how the power of sport has changed their world. Winners will be announced live and cash prizes will be awarded.  

Location: Cleveland Metropolitan Conference Center, 1375 E 9th St, Cleveland

When: Saturday, February 19 | 4 p.m.

For tickets or more information, click here.

Terry Rozier and Friends Celebrity Bowling Party 

Join Youngstown native and Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier for a night of bowling fun at Euphoria Lanes featuring other special guests. 

Location: Euphoria Lanes, 1812 E. 30th Street, Cleveland

When: Friday, February 18 |  6:00 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

Cleveland vs. The World Celebrity Basketball event 

This family-friendly event is being put on by Legit Paper's Ray Jr. who will serve as the General Manager of the Cleveland Team while Comedian and actor, Haha Davis will serve as the GM for the World team. Guests will have the opportunity to experience a 3-point contest, dunk contests, live performances and more. 

Location: Warrensville Heights High School, 4270 Northfield Rd 

When: Saturday, February 19 |  Noon to 3 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

The 'Real Black Friday' Black Biz Expo 

The annual "Real Black Friday" Black Business Expo is taking place this year at Tower City. More than 100 black-owned business will be in one place during NBA All-Star weekend. The free, family-friendly event will include live entertainment, food vendors and more. 

Location: Tower City Center

When: Saturday, February 19 |  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

All-Star Greek Jam

Members of multiple Greek organizations will take to the court to go head-to-head in a basketball showcase. There will be strolling, vendors, food trucks, and live music. 

Location: Brush High School, 4875 Glenlyn Rd 

When: Sunday, February 20 |  Noon to 4 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

NBA All-Star Weekend 2K22 Tournament 

This family-friendly event allows guests the opportunity to experience the competition, virtual reality basketball, and classic basketball video games. "Immerse yourself in a grandstand arena featuring multiple screens, ultra-surround sound, and maybe – a couple NBA players," a website for the event reads. 

Location: The Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave

When: Saturday, February 19 |  6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

Breakthrough Sounds Artist Mixer & Open Night 

Join Breakthrough Sounds for a weekend of performances, networking, and fun for the 2022 All-Star Weekend at Breakthrough Sounds!

Location: Breakthrough Sounds Recording Studio, 7605 Granger Road. 

When: Saturday, February 19 | 7 p.m.

For tickets or more information, click here.

'Welcome to Cleveland' Happy Hour & Fundraiser

Join local artists and entrepreneurs for a powerful conversation about mental health in hopes of eliminating the stigma. The event will feature pop-ups from local businesses and specials guests including Justin Hardee and Torrian Ball.

Location: COHatch, 2814 Detroit Avenue 

When: Friday, February 18 | 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

'Posted at the Lanes' | Z107.9 Celebrity Bowling Party

Join Misses and Incognito plus their celebrity friends for their annual bowling party in support of St. Jude's Children's Hospital

Location: 21400 Southgate Park Blvd.

When: Saturday, February 19 | 4 p.m. to 8p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

Breakthrough Sounds NBA Watch Party & DJ Battle

Join Breakthrough Sounds for a weekend of performances, networking, and fun for the 2022 All-Star Weekend at Breakthrough Sounds!

Location: Breakthrough Sounds Recording Studio, 7605 Granger Road.

When: Sunday, February 20 | 7 p.m.

For tickets or more information, click here.

All-Star Weekend Youth Lock-in   

During the inaugural lock-in, open to youth ages 9 to 15, students will take part in various activities such as vision board making, interacting learning,  physical activities and more.

Location: Sevynteenth All Purpose Center, 7545 Granger Road. 

When: February 18-19|  1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

TRVP Fvshion All-Star Weekend Pop-Up Shop  

Shop for streetwear fashion items from a local brand during this two-day pop-up shop in Lakewood. 

Location: TRVP FVshion Studio , 13702 Madison Avenue. 

When: February 18-19|  1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

A Celebration of Fatherhood and Literacy 

Join Kenneth Clement Boys Leadership Academy, the NBA and the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initative for and event connecting basketball and books. The event will feature specials guest appearance from the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Location: Karamu Performing Arts Theatre, 2355 E.89th St. 

When: February 17 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

To register, call (216) 838-8834

Bruch and Bowl with Fabolous 

Join Hip-Hop artist Fabolous for food and bowling. 

Location: Euphoria Lanes, 1812 E. 30th Street, Cleveland

When: Sunday, February 20 |  Noon to 5:00 p.m.

For tickets or more information, click here.

UMS Cleveland, 1 Oak Artist and Producer Industry Mixer 

Join local artists and producers for a night of music and networking. 

Location: Bulkley House, 3657 Prospect Avenue

When: Thursday, February 17 |  6:30 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

Platform Streetwear Marketplace  

If you're into streetwear, this is the place for you. Shop the hottest brands in the market. 

Location: 2202 Superior Avenue

When: Friday, February 18 |  3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

Ignite with Light Open Mic and Business Pitch Competition

Come out and support local entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers as they compete to win cash prizes, business resources and more.

Location: Medusa Night Lounge, 1437 St Clair Ave 

When: Thursday, February 17 |  5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

Black Journalists Happy Hour & Kick-off Party

Network & socialize with National and N.E. Ohio's Black Journalist, Media, Sports Professionals 

Location: Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila 

When: Friday, February 18 |  5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

* If you have an event that you would like to be added, you can email Digital Reporter, Kierra Cotton at kcotton@wkyc.com or Tweet her @KierraCotton. 

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*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report. 

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