Super Bowl 2018: The Complete Guide to the Star-Studded Events and Parties

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Cardi B (left) and Pink

Pink and Cardi B are among those performing at events taking place in Minneapolis leading up to Sunday's big game.

It's Super Bowl LII and time for the year's biggest party weekend. 

Before the Eagles face off against the Pats, Hollywood is heading to Minneapolis to kick off the festivities (off the field.)

Pink will take the stage at Nomadic Live! before she sings the national anthem on Sunday, Jennifer Lopez is performing for AT&T and DirecTV Now's live-streamed concert, and Kelly Clarkson, Cardi B, Jamie Foxx, Miles Teller, Snoop Dogg, DJ Khaled and more are joining in on the party.

Below is The Hollywood Reporter's full guide to all of the hottest happenings for Super Bowl weekend. 

Wednesday, Jan. 31 

The Living Room

The Foshay, 821 S Marquette Ave., 8 p.m. 

On the invite for the "All-Star Kickoff Party" there's one major request that dress code is "sexy cocktail attire." The night will be hosted by Fox Sports Charissa Thompson, the NFL Network's Mike Silver and ESPN's Jeff Darlington. 

Thursday, Feb. 1

Endeavor Lounge

Similar to its lush Sundance and Wimbledon spaces, Endeavor will be debuting its first-ever Super Bowl lounge for invite-only guests, clients and partners. Location is under wraps, but the lounge is open all day, available until Saturday and is equipped with games galore (Ms. Pac Man and Donkey Kong), special spa treatments and salon services (haircuts, beard trims, styling and makeovers), a nonstop custom barista service provided by Brew Ha Ha and S'mores bar and a food menu changing daily with eats to include grilled jumbo shrimp, beef tenderloin crostini, mini donuts, mac and cheese bites and more.  

Friday, Feb. 2 

The Irresponsible Tour

Target Center, 600 N 1st Ave., 7 p.m. 

Comedian Kevin Hart made sure to put Minneapolis on his comedy tour map as he plans to bring the laughs to Super Bowl weekend. Tickets are on sale here

The Women of Football

MartinPatrick3, 212 3rd Ave., 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Lululemon the night will toast "the women in football" at a backroom speak easy with music provided by DJ Jonathan Ackerman. 

Nomadic Live!

Minneapolis Armory, 500 S 6th Street, 9 p.m. 

Before she sings the national anthem on Sunday, Eagles diehard P!nk will take the stage at the Minneapolis Armory, which will be transformed into a multi-level nightclub experience all weekend long with performances by Imagine Dragons and Machine Gun Kelly the night prior and Kelly Clarkson returning for a pre-game party on Sunday. 

Rolling Stone Live 

International Market Square, 9 p.m.

Grammy-nominated group Migos will perform along with T-Pain and DJ Cassidy. 

Bootsy Bellows Pop-Up 

The Machine Shop, 300 2nd St., 10 p.m. 

The h. Wood Group's Bootsy Bellows loves a party weekend as they make their return to yet another Super Bowl and supply the party for all the club crawlers in town. Guest rapper for the night will be 21 Savage. 

Saturday, Feb. 3 

The Giving Back Fund's Big Game, Big Give 

Private home of Tom and Angie Wicka 6 p.m. 

Jamie Foxx hosts the annual charity event that raised over $1 million in 2017 towards The Giving Back Fund and hopes for a repeat this year as both Eagles and Patriots fans unite together for a good cause. DJ Diesel (Shaquille O'Neal) will be dropping by to bring the beats and Tom Brady's specially designed Aston Martin will be on display to tempt attendees into buying their very own at the auction. 

Super Saturday Night

Minneapolis Armory, 500 S 6th Street, 9 p.m. 

The annual AT&T and DirecTV Now concert will be streamed live for the first time with Jennifer Lopez (who used to root for the Patriots in her Ben Affleck dating days) performing for expected guests to include Eagles fanatic Miles Teller. 

Palms Las Vegas

10 S 5th St.

The Las Vegas mainstay in partnership with element is bringing the party to Minneapolis with performances by G-Eazy, Afrojack, Mix Master Mike, Dimitry Mak and DJ Serafin. 

Playboys Big Game Party

Downtown Minneapolis District, 9 p.m. 

Snoop Dogg hosts the night, but make sure you call him DJ Snoopadelic because he'll be spinning all night for the party in partnership with Talent Resources Sports. General admission tickets are $500.000 a pop.

Maxim Party

700 N. 5th St., 9 p.m.  

Produced by Karma International and sponsored by Rock Star the annual Super Bowl soiree will see performances by Cardi B, Post Malone and Marshmello. Past attendees have included Fergie, Joe Jonas, Justin Bieber, Ludacris and Vince Vaughn. 

Sunday, Feb. 4

Players Ball

Minneapolis Armory, 500 S 6th Street, 11 p.m. 

Back at the Armory to close out the weekend, the venue will host over 35,000 concert goers and see finale performances from Cardi B, Diddy, DJ Khaled, French Montana and G-Eazy. 

And in Los Angeles on game day. . .

We Got Game 

Luchini, 1607 Cahuenga Blvd., 9 a.m. 

Tao Group's Luchini Pizzeria (one of the The Weeknd's favorite spots) and Bar Avenue are teaming up for the ultimate viewing party, which will include a live DJ, bottomless mimosas, games and even pizza fries. 

The Bungalow Super Bowl Parties

The Bungalow Santa Monica and The Bungalow Huntington Beach, 12 p.m. 

For all the town's transplants who aren't making the trek to Minneapolis. Instead, they'll make sure to Instagram their game day out at the millennial favorite hotspot. For the L.A. location they're partnering with X House Beer and will have a food menu delivering hot wings, nachos and chili dogs, and for the Huntington Beach location they're partnering with tequila brand Los Sundays. 

Beelman's 

600 S. Spring St., 12 p.m.  

On the (vegan) menu will be Philly "cheese" steaks for Eagles fans and of course some New England corn chowder for those pro-Pats.

Where do you plan on spending your Super Bowl weekend? Will there be Buffalo chicken dip involved? And are you rooting for the Eagles or Patriots? Have a (friendly) chat about your team in the comments section below.

A version of this story first appeared in the Jan. 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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