There’s always something to do in Queen City! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Charlotte this week.
1. THE PLUG PRESENTS: BLK TECH CLT
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Interested in networking with some black “techies,” including graphic designers, marketing professionals, web designers, plus many more? Make your way to Google Fiber for this interactive event this Wednesday night. Learn more here.
2. YOUNG AFFILIATES OF THE MINT HOLIDAY PARTY
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
‘Tis the season for holiday parties and the Young Affiliates of the Mint are inviting you to their party for free. Meet them at the museum for a night with holiday music, appetizers, S’mores and fun. Learn more here.
3. CUISINE WITH A CONSCIENCE 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
For the 2nd year, the Levine Museum will host a meal with a purpose with organizations in the city that feed the public. For non-museum members, the price is only $8, and free for all members. Learn more here.
4. POTIONS & PIXELS: VIDEO GAMES + BOARD GAMES + COMMUNITY
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Grab your friends for a night of friendly and fun competition at Petra’s! Enjoy all of your favorite games while indulging in some drinks. Learn more here.
5. OnQ PRESENTS: A SOULFUL NOEL
Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Join OnQ and Quentin Talley as they present their theatrical holiday tradition. It is also their holiday fundraiser so support black acting and buy a ticket. Learn more here.
6. ONION TRUNK SHOW
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Meet Whitney Mero at Revolution EGO this Saturday for her trunk show for her line Onion. All items are made by hand and will be cut to length at purchase. Cool right?! Learn more here.
7. PROJECT: FULL OUT
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Please show your support for the NC Dance District as they put on a few hip-hop performances to help the homeless. Profits from tickets will go towards purchasing sleeping bags that convert into winter coats. If you have ever seen anyone from this group dance then you know you’re in for a super dope show. Learn more here.
8. V101.9 & THE GRAYS’ HOLIDAY PARTY
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
For the 5th time, the Herb and Felicia Gray are hosting their annual holiday party at the Harvey B. Gantt center. Proceeds will go to their continuing efforts to give back to the community. Learn more here.
9. BUBBLES & BRUNCH: NFL WATCH PARTY
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Bubbles & Brunch is back! If you missed the last, no worries because it is back and there will be a couple goodies. This time, along with the $20 mimosa bar, there will be beer specials and a personal hookah set given away every hour! Learn more here.
10. THE CLASSIC BLACK CINEMA SERIES: A LESSON BEFORE DYING
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Did you know that you can go to the Gantt center to see classic black films from the 90s or earlier? This time the choice is A Lesson Before Dying starring Mekhi Phifer, Cicely Tyson and Don Cheadle. Learn more here.
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