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Democrats ready to party in Charlotte

Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba are just a couple of the famous faces you might see at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

And the following is a list of events where you could run into them: briefings, breakfasts, lunches, brunches, receptions and parties.

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A few caveats: The list has been complied from emails, press releases, official convention apps, media reports, word of mouth and tweets, so it is subject to change. And most of these events are invitation-only, so please don’t show up without an invite.


Sunday, Sept. 2

2 p.m. Reception for the National Women’s Political Caucus at RiRa Irish Pub.

5 p.m. The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists hosts a media mixer at Caviar Nightlife.

5 p.m. There are several delegate welcoming parties:

· Party for Illinois, Delaware, Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Oho delegates at the Mint Museum. 

· Party for Colorado, Arizona, Washington and Oregon delegates at the Levine Museum. 

· Party for North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee delegates at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. 

· Party for California, Alaska, Idaho and Montana delegates at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. 

· Party for New Jersey and Maryland delegates at Wadsworth Estate. 

· Party for New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut delegates at Harvey B. Gantt Center. 

· Party for Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama delegates at the Rosedale Plantation. 

· Party for Kentucky, U.S. Virgin Islands, Democrats Abroad, Oklahoma and Indiana delegates at Bechtler Museum. 

· Party for Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and West Virginia delegates at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. 

· Party for the Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa delegates at Carolina Raptor Center. 

· Party for Texas, New York, Michigan, South Dakota, North Dakota, Louisiana, D.C. and Puerto Rico delegates at Discovery Place. 

· Party for Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Guam, American Samoa, and Wyoming delegates at the Duke Mansion.

8 p.m. The Democratic Governors Association hosts a kick-off party at The Pavilion at EpiCenter.

8 p.m. Unity Through Community LGBT event at the North Carolina Dance Theatre.

11 p.m. You Can’t Get Into This Party 3 at Capital Grille.


Monday, Sept. 3

10 a.m. The hosts committee hosts the Carolina Fest in downtown Charlotte on South Tyron St. between 5th St. and Stonewell St.

10:30 a.m. The Podesta Group and Heather Podesta + Partners host a “Farmhouse Chic Brunch” at Halcyon in the Mint Museum.

4 p.m. The Hill hosts a reception at the Charlotte City Club.

5 p.m. The New Democratic Coalition hosts the Center Stage Convention Kick Off at Blackfinn Salon.

6 p.m. The Echo Foundation hosts a gala at Knight Theater.

8 p.m. Impact Film Festival is holding a concert with Jeff Bridges and The Honey Brothers at Butter Lounge.

8 p.m. Shiny Star Productions hosts a Bold Night in Charlotte at 5Church.

8 p.m. StartUp RockOn’s Music Extravaganza featuring The Roots and Allen Stone at Gallery X.

9 p.m. The Hill and DISCUS host a party at NC Music Factory.

9 p.m. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) hosts a party at Aquavina Wine Room.

9:30 p.m. The Italian American Democratic Leadership Council and National Italian American Federation host a reception for Italian American delegates at Flamma Restaurant.


Tuesday, Sept. 4

8 a.m. The Hill and the Charlotte Observer host a breakfast at the Charlotte Observer.

9 a.m. The Hill hosts a breakfast at the Charlotte City Club.

10 a.m. The Convention Sports and Entertainment Group host a batting practice at Charlotte Knights Stadium with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Reps. Jerry Costello (D-Ill.), Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.), Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.).

10:30 a.m. The Podesta Group and Heather Podesta + Partners host a “Farmhouse Chic Brunch” at Halcyon in the Mint Museum.

10 a.m. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials host a briefing on the Latino vote at the Holiday Inn Center City in the Mint Ballroom.

10 a.m. Impact Film Festival hosts a screening of “How to Survive a Plague” at Mez & EpiCentre Theaters.

10:30 a.m. The Congressional Black Caucus Institute hosts a Youth Cyber Summit at Johnson C. Smith University.

11 a.m. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) moderates a panel on the voting patterns and political leanings of the American Jewish community at The Holiday Inn — Charlotte City Center in the University Room.

11:30 a.m. The Latino Leaders Network hosts a lunch at the Marriott Charlotte City Center for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

12:30 p.m. The National Jewish Democratic Council honors DNC Chairwoman and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) at a lunch at the Levine Museum.

1 p.m. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund hosts a rally at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

4 p.m. The Hill and AOPA host a reception at The Liberty.

5 p.m. The convention convenes. Speakers include San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (offering the keynote address), first lady Michelle Obama, and former President Jimmy Carter (via satellite).

6 p.m. The Hill hosts an ITK party at the Charlotte City Club.

9:30 p.m. Planned Parenthood Action Fund hosts a cocktail reception.

10 p.m. People for the American Way reception at Kazba.

11 p.m. The Americans for Arts Action Fund hosts an ArtsJam at the McGlohon Theatre.

Grammy award-winning artist Common will perform at Musicians On Call’s Presidential Convention Charity Benefit, sponsored by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Recording Industry Association of America. It takes place at The Fillmore.


Wednesday, Sept. 5

9 a.m. The Hill hosts a breakfast at the Charlotte City Club.

9 am: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the Christian Science Monitor breakfast at the Hyatt House Charlotte Center City.

10 a.m. Brunch with Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren at the Mint Museum.

11:30 The Hill and NAHB host a lunch at the Charlotte City Club.

12 p.m. ABC News, Yahoo and National Journal host a decision with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.).

12:30 p.m. Arianna Huffington and the Huffington Post host a lunch panel discussion moderated by Tom Brokaw focusing on job-creation initiatives, as well as big ideas for future job growth at The Ritz-Carlton.

12:30 p.m. EMILY’s List hosts a reception at The Knight Theater.

1:30 p.m. The Hill and AANA host a town hall at the Mint Museum.

2 p.m. Duke Energy and Verizon host the Forum on American Competitiveness with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson at the Wells Fargo Auditorium at the Knight Theater.

2 p.m. Impact Film Festival hosts a screening of “The Invisible War” at Mez & EpiCentre Theaters.

2:30 p.m. National Journal, The Atlantic, and Microsoft hold a “Conversations with the Next Generation” panel featuring moderators Chelsea Clinton and Chris Frates. Guests include actor Kal Penn at the Discovery Place, 3D Theatre.

3 p.m. The League of Conservative Voters Action Fund hosts a reception at Aquavina.

3:30 p.m. J Street hosts a reception celebrating its advocacy for a strong U.S. engagement towards a two-state solution in the Middle East at the Wooden Vine.

4 p.m. The Hill and NAHB host a reception at the Levin Museum of the Carolinas.

4 p.m. The Congressional Black Caucus Institute hosts a U-FUTURE College Summit at Johnson C. Smith University.

5 p.m. Center for American Progress hosts a reception at King's Kitchen.

5 p.m. The convention convenes as delegates vote for the Democratic Party Candidate for president. Speakers include former President Bill Clinton, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Sen. John Kerry (Mass.), Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

5:30 p.m. The Hill and AHLA host a Toast to Charlotte at the Mimosa Grill.

6 p.m. Human Rights Campaign hosts a reception for LGBT delegates at 5Church.

7:30 p.m. Foo Fighters perform at a Rock the Vote event at The Fillmore.

9 p.m. The Hill hosts a “Women to Watch” party with Beam and Skinnygirl Cocktails at the Butter Night Club.

10 p.m. Rapper Flo Rida performs a benefit concert for Got Your 6, a veterans group.

The B-52s perform at a Creative Coalition Gala Benefit Concert.

Voto Latino hosts a “Crash the Parties” red carpet with Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Wilmer Valderrama and Russell Simmons.

10 p.m. Third Way holds a convention celebration at Mez.

10 p.m. Irish American Democrats host a convention party at RiRa.

10 p.m. NARAL Pro-Choice America hosts a reception at Kanvas Gallery.


Thursday, Sept. 6

9 a.m. The Hill hosts a breakfast at the Charlotte City Club.

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren host Super-O-Rama, a closing night party hosted by Priorities USA Action, Majority PAC and House Majority PAC. It takes place at the Fillmore. Pitbull and the Scissor Sisters will perform.

Google is hosting a party to celebrate American Innovation.

11:30 p.m. StartUp RockOn holds a VIP after hours party at Elder Gallery.