To celebrate the Super Bowl, rapper, football fan and Tampa resident Plies will host a week of events — aptly titled Plies Week — from Jan. 26 to 31.
Besides being a huge football fan, Plies played the sport at Fort Myers High and attended Miami of Ohio on a football scholarship.
The Super Bowl week events range from playful to grown-'n-sexy. Plies will appear briefly at each event, but he's not guaranteed to perform. All events will be in Tampa. Get details at (813) 850-7847, pliesweek.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 26: Stripper Olympics. 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.: Um, yeah. Pre-screened ladies and walk-ons will compete for tips and the title of Best Dancer in the Bay Area. $20 at the door. Tampa Live, 2620 E Seventh Ave.
Jan. 27: Power of Visions Fundraiser/Yacht Party. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: This shindig will take place aboard the Yacht StarShip, which docks at Channelside. All proceeds will benefit Power of Visions, a nonprofit started by Plies and his brother Big Gates to raise scholarship money for high school and college students. Tickets are $500.
Jan. 28: Bust It Baby Calendar Models Media Day. noon to 3 p.m.: The calendar will be out in 2010, but all models, which include a handful of women featured in Plies' music videos, will be on site at USF's Marshall Student Center. Free.
Jan. 29: "Welcome to My City" Industry Party. 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Plies is inviting his celebrity and athlete friends to party. BET's DJ Q45 will host. Club Underground, 802 E Whiting St. $30 general admission at the door. $50 VIP at the door. Ladies get in for $20 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Jan. 30: Goon and Goonette Pink and Black Bash. Studio Inc NightClub, 3603 W Waters Ave. Get tix at the door.
Jan. 31: "I Got Plenty Money" Car and Bike Show. Noon. Scope the tricked-out rides, catch a live performance by Plies and see celebrity judges Neffie and Frankie from Keyshia Cole's reality show. Hip Hop Soda Shop, 1241 E Fowler Ave. $30 at Eman's in University Mall. Later that night it's the "106th and Goon" afterparty, hosted by Rocsi from BET's 106th and Park. Studio Inc NightClub, 3603 W Waters Ave. The party will start around 10 p.m.