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FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Greetings! This is your Godmother Groupie. The NBA All-Star Game—this year held right here in Washington, D.C.—is fast approaching, and I wanted to give you aspiring gold diggers just a few tips: (1) Read up on basketball, so you can pretend to be a huge fan of the sport. (2) Handle that old restraining-order thing from when you stalked—er, “hung out”—with Juwan. (3) Get your weave tightened. (4) Coordinate outfits with your girls so that all of you don’t wear black minis and tie-neck halters on the same night. And (5) get some business cards printed with both your cell-phone number and e-mail address—you want to be available for booty calls at all times. Though I’m pretty much out of the game these days, I did hear about a few events: On Friday, Felipe Lopez makes an appearance at a Tommy Jeans fashion show at Zanzibar (with Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh at 6 p.m., Feb. 9 at Zanzibar on the Waterfront, 700 Water St. SW. $25-$100. (202) 554-9100). On Saturday, Mos Def and Allen Iverson perform in the Lyricist Lounge showcase (with Pharoahe Monch, Cocoa Brovaz, Punch and Words, Cuban Link, and Philly’s Most Wanted at 7 p.m., Feb. 11 at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium, 2400 6th St. NW. $10-$20. (202) 806-7194). And I hear Kobe Bryant and Chris Webber will be hanging out at the weekendlong indoor block party at Platinum (915 F St. NW. $20. (202) 393-3555; see City List for details). On Sunday, De La Soul (pictured) and Shaggy perform as part of NBA Jam Session (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 11, at the Washington Convention Center, 900 9th St. NW. $15. (202) 432-7328). Oh yeah, the game is there, too (but sorry: That’s sold out). All I wanna know is, where my diggas at? (Maori Karmael Holmes)