There is always something to do in O-town! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Orlando this week.
1. EXCLUSIVE SINGLES EVENT
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Yearning for a little soul searching? Istanbul Lounge will be having an exclusive Valentine’s Day speed dating and mixer event for an experience that is bringing together professional, attractive Orlando singles for a sociable and an unforgettable night. You will get a chance to mingle and meet with like-minded individuals, listen to music and enjoy drink specials all night long. Learn more here.
2. FOR THE LOVE OF DOPE
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Enjoy a full night of creativity and your admiration for it all. Featuring incredible production, creative visuals, and talented performances in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The movement is back and ready to celebrate artistry and love. With a full bar of $3 drafts and $5 mixers, you can’t go wrong with such an eclectic and entertaining event catered to the minds who enjoy witnessing new talent. Learn more here.
3. UNITY NETWORKING MIXER | BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
“Up your game, control your destiny, sustain your success.” Presented by BB&T and PEPSICO, the UNITY Networking Mixer is bringing you Orlando’s top executives, civic leaders, and entrepreneurs in honor of Black History Month. Speakers on their panelist will include guests such as Tom Joyner Morning Show, Monica May, and State Attorney Aramis Ayala to discuss their strategies for achieving your endeavors and obtaining the results you need for success. Come out to network and to build your brand and your business. Learn more here.
4.PROFESSIONAL’S PICTURE DAY
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
So we all know that professional headshots are quintessential in sustaining your self-branding needs and professional lifestyle. This is considered a night of mixing. mingling and image building along with networking with young professionals in the Orlando area. $10 admission gives you access to some of the best photographers to take your headshots and one complimentary drink. Learn more here.
5. OPEN MIC THURSDAY’S
Friday, February 17, 2017, 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
A free night of talent and catered food will be at the Oasis Florida Bar and Grill. Talent ranging from spoken word, book authors, and poets to singers, instruments players, and bands. If you want to showcase your talent and creative skills, you are always welcome to come out and enjoy the fun that this event has to offer. Learn more here.
6. THE GET DOWN COMEDY TOUR
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m..
Ready for some laughs from some of your favorite comedians of all time? The comedy show of the year is here with Cedric “The Entertainer,” Eddie Griffith, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, and Charlie Murphy. They have been breaking grounds in the comedy business with many movie appearances, television shows, radio shows, and sitcoms that the fans adore. They’ve come together for a night of unforgettable laughs and a show for all to enjoy. Learn more here.
7. DASHIKI DANCE PARTY
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:0 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Grab your dashikis and come party with afrobeat jam sessions and dancing to the musical style of DJ Omobade. Ladies are free before midnight and entry include choices of some of the most delicious international foods. “Sharing Africa from within” and engaging in our beautiful culture. Learn more here.
8. HEART OF LOVE
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Learn how to love yourself differently. The ambiance for the night will be filled with glam and fun while they present to you the 5 love languages and serve you a delicious meal. This is an elegant affair that you do not want to miss. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to single homeless parents. Learn more here.
9. CULTURE DAY PARTY
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
They are bringing some culture to the city and bringing some island fun to the states. Meet at the Aloft hotel pool for some day party fun and good music. There will be VIP Sangria and Mimosa tables, hookah, and much more. If you need some relief from Central Florida’s heat, don’t forget to bring your bathing suits as well. Learn more here.
10. MAKEUP & MIMOSAS
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ready for some beauty tips on makeup from professionals with a side of brunch? Shai Simms will be covering the basics with brows, blending, lashes and more. With these four-hour classes, you will learn so much and meet new people who enjoy exploring the makeup realm. Admission includes food, drinks, and a starter kit. Learn more here.
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