There is always something to do in O-town! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Orlando this week.
1. WINE & ART WALK AT THORTON
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
$15 can get you a glass of wine and a map of Thorton Park District of the 25 businesses that will be participating in this Thursday event for some tasty wine tasting. Along your boozy journey gives you the opportunity to shop at local boutiques, admire art vendors, listen to live music and much more. Celebrate with the community and partake in the fun and beautiful sightings that Thorton District has to offer. Learn more here.
2. ELEVATE ORLANDO – YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MIXER
Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Elevate Orlando is a civic non-profit organization dedicated to equipping, mentoring and empowering the underserved youth to graduate with a plan for the future. This Friday, they are hosting a networking and engaging event for young professionals in the Orlando area. It’s another great opportunity to network with those of ambitious like-minds who also support Elevate Orlando’s mission. Learn more here.
3. FITNESS PARTY
Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
An evening of several workout sessions, remarkable guest speakers and leading business owners will have you occupied at this event while you have fun and sweat for a good cause. The event brings awareness to the importance of health, wellness and fitness. With a club twist, the fitness party will bring you a bright and healthier outlook to your everyday lifestyle. Learn more here.
Friday, February 10, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Want a chill night of fun downtown with awesome drink specials and good music? Vintage Fridays is the place to be when you want to party on the dancefloor but not experience the crazy club atmosphere that can come with it. Enjoy $3 well drink until 10:00 p.m. and $5 well drinks until 11:00 p.m. Learn more here.
5. HIP-HOP AND R&B KARAOKE
Friday, February 10, 2017, 8:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Who doesn’t love a night of karaoke, especially when it consists of your favorite hits of hip-hop and R&B? Island Fuzion Restaraunt and Bar is having a night of food, drinks and singing til’ your heart’s content. Learn more here.
6. LET’S TALK: BLACK LOVE
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
A live interactive talk show for the black Orlando community is finally here. It’s a chance to interact with positive people, learn about others people’s perspectives and beliefs, as well as network within a positive setting. This is a group of open-minded individuals that love to share ideas and build connections. The topic for Saturday evening is about “Black Love.” Is it essential to your life, do feel as though it’s lost, and how much appreciation do you have for our Black Queens and Kings in the aspects of love? Learn more here.
7. LOVE AND LAUGH COMEDY SHOW
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Back for a 4th annual celebration, Love and Laugh Comedy Show will be hosted by Rickey Pryor this year. Other comedians and live musical performances will be the entertainment for the night. Don’t miss out on the dinner buffet, with tons of laughs, performances and a romantic atmosphere. Learn more here.
8. GO PARTY LOVE FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
This event is dedicated to bringing everyone together of all marital statuses. So bring your significant other or your single friends to celebrate this special time of year. With love seats and R&B music for couples, a Single Mingle Lounge and a Cigar Lounge, it is catered to all preferences and a chance to meet with upscale elite members of the Orlando community. Learn more here.
9. VALENTINE’S DAY BALL
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
They call this event “A night of love and passion,” where you can bring your special someone or look for that special someone. Either way, you will enjoy this sophisticated yet fun ball. Don’t forget to dress to impress but be sure to bring your dancing shoes. Bring the flyer and receive a complimentary shot and save room in your belly for an entree paired with an appetizer or dessert for the evening. Learn more here.
10. REGGAE LOVE FEST
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Hard Rock Live is having a Reggae Love Fest with performing artist Tessanne Chin, Freddie McGregor, Jahmiel, Romain Virgo and more. Hard Rock is known to host some of the best names in music and entertainment and you could be standing in the front row while they play. You don’t want to miss this unforgettable event with some of your favorite reggae artist and a great way to kick off Valentine’s Day with your friends and loved ones. Learn more here.
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