There’s always something to do in D-town! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Dallas this week.
1. SOCIALS WITH CHEF EVELYN
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join the Chef Evelyn, as she takes you on a tour to sample some of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. Join the fun on select weeknights as we gather to mingle, network but most of all enjoy some great food! The first stop of 2017 is Rapscallion in Lower Greenville. Eat and be happy. Learn more here.
2. 29TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL OF BLACKS IN DANCE
Wednesday, January 25 – Sunday, January 29, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Hosted by the Dallas Black Dance Theater, look forward to four full days of dance with the aim of gaining the tools you need to further your own personal and professional development, as well as network with other creative arts professionals from around the country. Learn, improve and connect with the history and practices of some of the countries most gifted Black dancers and artist. Learn more here.
3. DENTON BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
Wednesday, January 25 – Saturday, January 29, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Denton Black Film Festival is a weekend long festival celebrating the diverse stories and culture of the black community through film, music and art. There will be featured narratives, documentaries and shorts submitted by filmmakers from all over the country and internationally. Screenings will be held at the historic Campus Theatre in downtown Denton. Learn more here.
4. DALLAS SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT CAREER FAIR
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Want to enter the sports and entertainment realm? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get to meet executives from companies and organizations in the sports industry, looking to fill various job and internship positions. Teams such as the Houston Astros, Oklahoma City Thunder and more will be in attendance. Each attendee will receive a free ticket to the Dallas Stars vs. Buffalo Sabres game following the event. Come shoot your shot. Learn more here.
5. COSIGN LIVE
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Be apart of the conversation with some of Dallas’ most influential journalists, digital media strategists, brand marketers and social media influencers. The event is hosted by the Founder/Creative Director of COSIGN Magazine, K.G. Graham, joined by Lee Escobedo, Marcus Gilmore and Satori Ananda. Discuss everything from digital marketing, how to grow your social media, the importance of influencers, how to tell your story through curated content, plus more! DJ So4kis will be providing all the good vibes as usual and oh, the event is free. Learn more here.
6. SEVYN STREETER @ HOUSE OF BLUES
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
One of the few female vocalist that can actually sing (very well), write her own music (and for other artists such as Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, etc.) and can dance, the lovely Sevyn Streeter will be live at the HOB Dallas for her Girl Disrupted Tour. She has teased up with her EPs such as Call Me Crazy, But… and now she is ready to tour the country gearing up for her first album. She does not disappoint and this tour will surely make you a fan. Learn more here.
7. HOW HISTORY SHAPES THE PRESENT
Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
For a few hundred years, the Transatlantic Slave Trade displaced many Africans throughout several parts of the globe and new traditions took shape through various cultural differences. Today, Nigerian American photographers Hakeem Adewumi and Moyo Oyelola have curated some of the most stimulating works of art that represent this African diaspora including storytelling, video and photography and more. The exhibit’s opening reception is from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday. However, Distant Relatives, will be on display through February 25 at South Dallas Cultural Center. This will be a dope event you don’t want to miss. Learn more here.
8. THE LAW CAN BE A POWERFUL TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Friday, January 27, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Prior to his appointment to United States Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall worked tirelessly as a lawyer for the NAACP. This one man play tells the story of his role in the civil rights movement and the people that influenced him. Both historical and inspiring, the heroism of Marshall’s life’s work and the hard-fought civil-rights victories achieved under his stewardship are truly uplifting, and will leave you misty-eyed with that famous line from the play. The last show will be on February 26th. Come on out to learn and know your history. Learn more here.
9. FAT JOE @ AVENUE LOUNGE
Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
He just signed to Roc Nation y’all so don’t sleep on him just yet. Fat Joe is leaning all the way back in Dallas on Friday to let us know he’s still all the way up! His latest single with Remy Ma has brought him back on the scene after a very long hiatus. If you’re a life long fan or just miss how music used to sound in the early 2000’s, go check him out. Learn more here.
10. KHALID @ HOUSE OF BLUES
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
You may not know him, but his voice is mesmerizing. His hit song, ‘Location’ is vibing on the radios now and is proving why his sound is so unique. The El Paso, TX native is on his first tour selling out at every venue. Come see what the new hype is about and discover a new sound that defines what the industry will be in years to come. Learn more here.
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