There’s always something to do in The Triangle! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in the area this week.
1. SLAY WEEK
Monday, March 13, 2017 – Thursday, March 16, 2017; Event times vary
Join Shaw University for SLAY Week, a host of activities and sessions that promote and share women’s achievements and contributions to history. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required for attendance. Learn more here.
2. THE BODYGUARD MUSICAL
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – Sunday, March 19, 2017; Show times vary
Experience the award-winning musical based on the Bodyguard, a smash hit film, starring Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox. Cox will perform in the role of Rachel Marron at six of the eight performances. Learn more here.
3. FEMININE VIBRATIONS
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Celebrate black women living in and on purpose through love, light and poetry over cocktails. Refreshments will be provided by ASLC Health and Wellness. Learn more here.
4. JEEZY – TRAP OR DIE TOUR
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
Grammy® Award-nominee and BET Awards winner Jeezy brings his Trap or Die Tour to Raleigh with Lil Durk and YFN Lucci. Bring friends and turn up! Learn more here.
5. YONCRAPS SHOWCASE
Friday, March 17, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Bishop Omega hosts the YoNCRaps showcase, which highlights upcoming talent to watch for in North Carolina. Tunes brought to you by DJ Cmplx who will be spinning all night. Learn more here.
6. JOSÉ JAMES’ “LOVE IN A TIME OF MADNESS” FEATURING NATE SMITH
Friday, March 17, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
New York singer and songwriter José James shares “Love in a Time of Madness,” a focused foray into moody soul, electronic pop, and trap-added beats, with the occasional influence of African folk and American gospel.
Learn more here.
7. R. KELLY’S AFTERPARTY TOUR
Friday, March 17, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Legendary R&B artists, R. Kelly, returns to the Triangle for his Afterparty Tour. Trust that tickets will sell out quickly, so grab yours today! Learn more here.
8. LYNK UP SATURDAYS DAY PARTY
Saturday, March 14, 2017, 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
There’s no better way to “lynk” up with other young professionals than a lit day party in downtown Raleigh. Dress to impress and be prepared for an appearance from a special guest. Learn more here.
9. DVNC 3RD ANNUAL SIP AND SHOP
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Co-branded organizations, Dear Vanity Accessories and Noble Companion Handbags, unite to empower women of color with the 3rd Annual Sip and Shop. Enjoy an open bar for the first hour, henna, giveaways, and a cash cube! Learn more here.
10. SINBAD AT DUKE ENERGY CENTER
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad performs at Duke Energy Center. As an actor, Sinbad has been featured in leading roles in films such as “Jingle All the Way” and “Good Burger,” and on the FX super series, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Learn more here.
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