There’s always something to do in The Triangle! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in the area this week!
1. RITES OF PASSAGE PANCAKE FUNDRAISER
Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Support the Durham Business and Professional Chain’s pancake fundraiser for their nationally-acclaimed Rites of Passage (ROP) program. ROP provides mentorship to young African-American males ages 13 to 17. To date, more than 450 young men and their families have benefited from the program. Learn more here.
2. AFF & FRIENDS TOUR
Monday, December 5, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
The Aff & Friends tour kicks off in Durham with NC artists Defacto Thezpian, DJ Johnny Storm, Kamus, Danny Blaze, Crosby, Alex Aff and DJ DCM. Come listen to the next generation of urban music royalty. Learn more here.
3. BULL CITY HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a glass of wine for a good cause at the Bull City Happy Hour. Bring an unwrapped toy, toiletries or gift cards for the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club. Also, don’t forget your business cards – you never know who you will meet. Learn more here.
4. 2016 BLACK & OLD GOLD BALL
Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Kick off your holiday season in style with the Phi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated as they celebrate their 90th anniversary at the ‘Black and Old Gold Ball.’ Proceeds will support the Phi Lambda Educational Foundation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.
5. NAPPY ROOTS @ POUR HOUSE MUSIC HALL
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, 1:30 a.m.
Southern rap quartet, Nappy Roots, bring their soulful lyrics and Kentucky swagger to North Carolina. The group is best known for their hit singles “Po’ Folks,” “Awnaw,” “Roun’ The Globe” and “Good Day.” Learn more here.
6. THE CITY BALLET PRESENTS ‘THE NUTCRACKER’
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
City Ballet Raleigh presents their annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” The highly anticipated holiday hit will feature guest artists from Carolina Ballet. Learn more here.
7. FREEPORT JAZZ GROUP @ BEYU
Saturday, December 10, 2016 – shows at 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
Jazz group Freeport graces the Beyu Caffe stage with their contemporary smooth tunes. Recently, the four-piece group shared the stage with legends, including The Temptations, The Four Tops, and Grover Washington Jr. Learn more here.
8. SNOW DAY BAR CRAWL
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:00-10:00 p.m.
Gather the crew and bring your holiday spirit to the 2016 Snow Day Bar Crawl! Your ticket purchase includes a signature bar crawl cup, drink specials at numerous Raleigh bars and an amazing crowd. Learn more here.
9. “AFRICAN AMERICANS OF DURHAM & ORANGE COUNTIES” BOOK SIGNING
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Journalist and writer Jean Bolduc reveals the voices of Durham and Orange County African Americans in a series of inspirational oral histories. Learn more here.
10. MIX & MINGLE SOCIAL BRUNCH
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Great food, good company and bottomless mimosas. What else do you need to know? Learn more here.
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