What would the Super Bowl scene be without the ubiquitous P. Diddy? We'll likely never have to find out, as the hip-hop mogul seems determined to spend the days leading up to the Big Game each year hitting party after party in the host city.
More than a few events are touting P. Diddy's presence during Super Bowl week, but the rapper's only performance will take place during Super Thursday on Jan. 31 at Axis/Radius. The outdoor party, hosted by New Times and Movin' 97.5, will start at 8 p.m. and take over the two blocks surrounding the clubs, allowing revelers to party in the streets and stake out a spot for Diddy's show later in the night. Next and Pokafase also will perform.
P. Diddy will perform Jan. 31 outside Axis/Radius at the the Phoenix New Times Movin' 97.5 party.
Red carpet arrivals will begin at 9:30 p.m., with dozens of celebrities expected to make the walk, including Justin Timberlake, Vanessa Minnillo, Alice Cooper, Wilmer Valderamma, Brooke Burke, Lance Armstrong, Michael Jordan and Dale Earnhart, Jr.
Not a Diddy fan? There are plenty of other games in town Thursday night:
Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic Bash Hosted by Nick Lachey and NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. When: Thursday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Where: Axis/Radius, 7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale; 480-970-1112. Tickets: TBA. Web site: www.axis-radius.com.
Best Damn Super Bowl Party Period Jenny McCarthy, Holly Robinson Peete and The Best Damn Sports Show Period will host the bash, which will include a performance by Ludacris, plus a lingerie and swimsuit fashion show. Expected celebrities include Jessica Alba, Paris Hilton, Alex Rodriguez, Jeremy Piven and Kim Kardashian. When: Thursday, Jan. 31. Where: 4954 E. Rockridge Road, Phoenix. Tickets: $300, through firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-465-5762. Web site: bestdamnsuperbowlpartyperiod.com.
Prive Ultra Lounge You may know it as Rockridge Estate, but during Super Bowl it will be transformed into Prive Ultra Lounge, the site of many HollyRod Foundation parties. Its Budweiser Lounge will host a happy hours, with open bar and live entertainment. When: Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: 4954 E. Rockridge Road, Phoenix. Tickets: $50 through email@example.com or call 866-465-5762. Web site: www.hollyrod.org.
Downtown Super Bowl End Zone Block Party Former Phoenix Sun Dan Majerle's party will feature live music, DJ spins, a "mini NFL Experience" and Super Bowl-themed giveaways. When: Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Where: Second Street between Jefferson and Washington streets, Phoenix. Tickets: $20 per day. Contact 602-253-0118.
Pitbull's (Big Dog) Super Bowl Concert/Party When: Thursday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Where: Mr. Lucky's, 3660 Grand Ave., Phoenix; 602-973-5251. Tickets: $40-$120, through www.ticketmaster.com. Web site: www.myspace.com/thesuperbowlconcertparty.
Terrell Owens Super 81 Lounge The Dallas Cowboys player hosts a benefit bash, with confirmed guests Tony Roma, Marion Barber III and other sports celebrities. When: Thursday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Where: e4 Lounge, 4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480-970-3325. Tickets: $550-$850, through admitoneproducts.com. Web site: www.super81.com.
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NFLX After Dark Super Bowl-themed party at the NFL Experience, for adults only. When: Thursday, Jan. 31, 9 p.m.-midnight. Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale; 866-849-4635. Tickets: $10. Web site: www.azcardinalsstadium.com.
Michael Boley Super Bowl Step-Show for Autism The Atlanta Falcons linebacker will hosts this fundraiser, which will feature celebrity guest appearances and DJ spins. When: Thursday, Jan. 31, 5-9 p.m. Where: Devil's Martini, 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale; 480-947-7171. Tickets: $100-$125, through 602-770-3426. Web site: www.devilsmartini.com.
944 Super Village The magazine's entertainment village will feature performances by national acts such as Velvet Revolver, Wyclef Jean, Paul Oakenfold and Juliette and the Licks, plus food tastings and art exhibits. Thursday night: Paris Hilton and 50 Cent. When: Thursday, Jan. 31, to Sun., Feb. 3, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Where: Stetson Canal Project and SouthBridge, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale. Tickets: $116.50 (Thu. and Fri. general admission), $172.25 (Sat. general admission), $566.75 (Thu. VIP), $845.25 (Fri. VIP) and $845.25 (Sat. VIP). Daytime activities, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., are free for Arizona residents $5 for those from out of state. Web site: www.944.com/azsuperbowl.