NBA All-Star weekend has arrived! Here's what you need to know

NBA All-Star weekend kicks off on Saturday, February 15.

(CNN)Looking to rebound from a long work week? Then check out this weekend's 2020 NBA All-Star Game.

The 69th annual event brings together the best players in the league for a series of exciting competitions and a showdown you won't want to miss.
Here's everything you need to know:

What is All-Star Weekend?

    It's the one weekend a year when the best players in the NBA share the same court. The action started Friday night with a celebrity all-star game, which included rappers Common and Chance the Rapper, and the Rising Stars Game, which pitted 10 first- and second-year NBA players from the United States against NBA counterparts from around the world. On Saturday there's a slam dunk competition, a three-point contest and a skills challenge. The actual All-Star Game is played Sunday night.
    Team Giannis stands during pregame ceremonies before playing against Team LeBron at the 2019 NBA All-Star game.

    What's the skills challenge?

    The All-Star events start with the Taco Bell Skills Challenge on Saturday night.
    In this event, two players compete simultaneously on the same obstacle course with the fastest player moving on to the next round. The competition starts with eight players.
    The four players with the fastest time advance to the second round, where they compete in the same course.
    And the same thing happens in the final round. The player who finishes with the fastest time is declared the winner of the event.
    Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2019 NBA All-Star game.
    Participants:
    • Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
    • Patrick Beverley, Los Angeles Clippers
    • Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets
    • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City T