There’s always something to do in the Triangle! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Raleigh-Durham this week.
1. FULL FRAME WINTER SERIES — I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished (“Remember This House”) with documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro,” a journey to connect the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. Learn more here.
2. OPEN MIC MIXER
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Are you a dancer, singer, comedian or poet? Join Mir.I.am from K97.5, 88.1FM WKNC and DJ RNB for Will’s Open Mic Mixer. Showcase your talent and test out new material on the crowd! Learn more here.
3. AL SIDDIQ! AT GOOD NIGHTS COMEDY CLUB
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 8:00 p.m.; Friday, February 3, 2017, 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Known for his appearances on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and “Live from Gotham,” Houston comedian Ali Siddiq will leave you in stitches with his hilarious and descriptive storytelling. Learn more here.
4. PINK GOES RED FITNESS PARTY
Friday, February 3, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Get fit while having fun with Zumba and line dancing! All proceeds from this event will benefit the American Heart Association. Tickets are $10 and can purchased at the door. Learn more here.
5. Nu Soul Revival Tour
Friday, February 3, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
The Nu Soul Revival Tour visits Raleigh with performances from Musiq Soulchild, Lyfe Jennings, Kindred the Family Soul and Chrisette Michelle. Learn more here.
6. 2017 BLACK HISTORY MONTH GENEALOGY CONFERENCE
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Interested in tracing your family roots? Well, this conference is for you! Participate in nine workshops which cover topics from the basics of genealogy research to preparing your visual family history display. Learn more here.
7. KRIMSON & KREAM
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – Sunday, February 5, 2017, 2:30 a.m.
The Bull City Kappas of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. & Elite Status Entertainment present the ultimate Kappa experience. There will be complimentary wine, champagne, hors d’oeuvres and desserts available while they last. Learn more here.
8. Back 2 The 80’s: Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane & more
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Re-live the 80’s with special performances by Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Hi-Five (my fave!) and more. Tickets are selling fast so grab yours today! Learn more here.
9. OPEN BAR DAY PARTY
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Who doesn’t love a day party with an open bar, food and music by 102 Jamz DJ Polo? See you there! Learn more here.
10. SUPER BOWL VIEWING & AFTERPARTY
Sunday, February 5, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Cheer on the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl game at Uptown. Enjoy rotating drink specials for every touchdown, delicious bites from the Wandering Moose food truck and a post-game celebration. Learn more here.
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