There’s always something to do in The Queen City! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Charlotte this week.
1. JOURNEY THROUGH THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
Monday, February 27, 2017, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
How does an 8 course meal featuring dishes from different parts of the African Diaspora sound? Well, The Soul Food Sessions collective have you covered. Meet them at Passion8 for food and drinks created by African American chefs and mixologists. Learn more here.
2. FROM MARCHING AND PROTESTING TO APPLICATION AND EQUITY
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Now that we have protested, what is next? Join a few legendary civil rights leaders in a discussion on how to transition from protesting to getting active. Learn more here.
3. 6TH ANNUAL MARDI GRAS: PARADE OF BEADS CELEBRATION
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
New Orleans shouldn’t be the city that gets to have all of the fun for Mardi Gras. The Epicentre will turn into Bourbon Street for Fat Tuesday with a parade starting at 8, hurricane cups and more! Let the good times roll! Learn more here.
4. PAINT NIGHT @ VBGB
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Lace Sip and Paint will be hosting Paint Night at VBGB in the AvidXchange Music Factory. All pre-sold tickets will be placed in a drawing for a free appetizer as well as a free drink. Learn more here.
5. STEP AFRIKA!
Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
This professional stepping company will be performing for three shows this weekend – once Friday and twice on Saturday. There will be a combination of dance, stepping and spoken word so do not miss your chance to get seats. Learn more here.
6. CYCLE FOR CPR
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Show your support for the Omar Carter Foundation and cardiovascular wellness with an early morning ride at the CycleBar Midtown. Grab your friends and burn calories for a cause. Learn more here.
7. EGYPTIAN JEWELRY MAKING W/ MJ ARTS ALOT
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Make Saturday a family day by attending this jewelry making class at the Gantt Center. Learn some Egyptian history and the meaning behind various symbols and colors. Learn more here.
8. BROOKLYN THEMED: TIMOTHY NURSE BIRTH”DAY” PARTY
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Grab your fitted hats, Adidas, Timberlands, and whatever else so you can be ready to party with Tim Nurse this Saturday! Especially if you’re from NYC, Hot Rod the DJ will be taking you on a musical journey back to your roots. Learn more here.
9. DIMPLES & DIAMONDS PRESENTS THE QUEEN’S DINNER: QUEENING IN THE QUEEN CITY
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Join these ladies for a night of women empowerment over dinner. This event will take place at the Gallery Restaurant inside of the Ballantyne Hotel and seats are limited so get your ticket today. Learn more here.
10. THE FEATURED MIXER: MARDI GRAS EDITION
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
OutenLove & The Culture Cooperative presents a professional mixer with a twist. Beads will be provided based on everyone’s relationship status. There will also be live music, a DJ, a selfie booth and more. Learn more here.
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