There’s always something to do in The Triangle! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in the area this week!
1. DURHAM YOUNG PROFESSIONAL NETWORK ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
It’s the Durham Young Professionals Network’s one-year anniversary and you’re invited to the celebration! Expect a fun night of networking over beer, food trucks, live music and games. Learn more here.
2. UPTOWN TUESDAYS
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Learn how to ‘step in the name of love’ properly at The Capital City Steppers’ Chicago Stepping class. Don’t be shy – all levels are welcome and no partner is required. Learn more here.
3. LUENELL AT GOODNIGHTS COMEDY CLUB
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m., Sunday, January 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Comedian Luenell, best known for her appearances in “Think Like A Man,” and “Taken 2,” graces the state at Goodnights Comedy Club. Learn more here.
Friday, January 13, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Why should kids have all the fun? Relive your childhood days with blast-from-the-past games at the Marbles Kids Museum. Proceeds support exhibits and programs at Marbles, a nonprofit organization which encourages children to learn new things through imagination, discovery and play. Must be 21 or older. Photo ID is required for entry. Learn more here.
5. BRANDFORD MARSALIS & JOEY CALDERAZZO
Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning Jazz titan, Branford Marsalis, and virtuoso pianist, Joey Calderazzo, return to Duke Performances. Together, they’ll play everything from blues to ballads. Learn more here.
6. THE UGC BEAT BATTLE
Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
The Underground Collective hosts the first Beat Battle of the year. Full Street Wings Cafe will be onsite and DJ Complex will be on the turn tables. Don’t miss it! Learn more here.
7. KRIMSON KOUTOURE
Friday, January 13, 10:00 p.m. – Saturday, January 14, 2017, 2:00 a.m.
The Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Capital City Kappas of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. unite to celebrate their 104 and 106 years of service, respectively. Enjoy a night of good drinks, music and company. Tables and booth packages are available. Learn more here.
8. 9th ANNUAL BLUE & WHITE FOUNDER’S DAY BALL
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
The Delta Zeta Sigma and Eta Sigma Graduate/Alumni Chapters of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. present the 9th Blue & White Annual Founder’s Day Ball. Enjoy live music by the Anything Goes band. Learn more here.
9. ART OF NOISE DURHAM: THE HOLIDAY EDITION
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
The Sol Kitchen and Art of Cool kick off the new year with Art of Noise Durham! Noise provided by two legendary DJ’s – DJ Lonnie B aka The Heavy Hitter and Mad Skillz. Learn more here.
10. AFRICAN-AMERICAN THEATER PREVIEW EVENT
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the rich and diverse season of African-American theater in the Triangle! The Triangle Friends of African American Arts will host a preview of upcoming 2017 shows by local performing arts organizations. The evening will include dramatic readings, songs and commentaries from playwrights. Admission is free.
Learn more here.
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