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10 Charlotte Events for Black Professionals This Week

10 Charlotte Events for Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The Queen City! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Charlotte this week.

1. THE ART OF LOVE
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Grab your Valentine or show up alone and possibly find a potential Valentine at The Art of Love event. Guaranteed to be a night of fun. Activities include poetry with Sir Abstraxx, games, food, wine and more. Learn more here.

2. FLO COMEDY JAM
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
No need to be sad on Valentine’s Day. Head over to Flo Bar & Lounge (440 East McCullough Drive, Suite 230) and get some laughs in with @iamburpie from MTV’s Wild N’ Out. This goes down every Tuesday and it is absolutely free.

3. STARTUP GRIND HOSTS SHERRELL DORSEY
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Black tech professionals, this is the event for you. Founder of ThePLUG, Sherrell Dorsey, will be speaking on her successes and providing advice to those in the tech industry and those trying to break in. There will also be a networking hour where food and drinks will be provided. Learn more here.

4. ALL THAT JAZZ, POETRY & MORE: THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH EDITION
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
After work, make your way to Apostrophe Lounge for a night of networking fun. See how much you know with Black History Month trivia, listen to a little live jazz, spoken word and more. Learn more here.

5. PNC BANK PRESENTS: GANTT AFTER DARK
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Gantt After Dark has returned with a few goodies in store for the night. 5th + York will be providing smooth live music sounds, Cathay Dawkins invites you to paint and sip with him, Dammit CHD:WCK will be teaching color mixing plus so much more. Learn more here.

6. TEAM FITNESS VS CHARLOTTE
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Work off the great Valentine’s day meal this Saturday morning. Join @Jezrael_Hood and celebrity trainer @ejadams17 to burn off those calories. Learn more here.

7. TOUR OF THE GANTT CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS + CULTURE
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
If you have never visited the Harvey B. Gantt Center, here is your chance and for a discounted price! Meet the UNC Asheville alumni for a guided tour to learn more about the African American art culture. Learn more here.

8. LOVE JONES SLAM
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The Love Jones SLAM will be a night of poets performing their best love poems to compete to win your hearts. Audience members will also have a chance to be a part of the judging panel and chose the favorite artist of the night. Learn more here.

9. LOVE IN THE HOUSE
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Here’s a post Valentine’s celebration for House Music lovers. The purchase of each ticket includes champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and other sweet treats. Learn more here.

10. DRAKE NIGHT W/ DJ FANNIE MAE
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Calling all Drake fans! Meet DJ Fannie Mae at the Underground for a night featuring all of his hits. Brought to you by Live Nation. Learn more here.

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Gellie Gellie is the I DON'T DO CLUBS Influencer of Charlotte. She is a graduate of Winthrop University and is a logistics professional. She enjoys writing, doing random and spontaneous things with friends, and working on her quick clapbacks in her free time. Follow her @PNutButtaGellz on Instagram & Twitter and @PNutButtaGellie on Facebook.

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