There’s always something to do in O-town! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Orlando this week.
1. COAST 2 COAST LIVE ARTIST SHOWCASE
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The largest artist showcase in the world is back in Orlando! This event brings together artist, producers, DJs, media and more for a professional networking event that caters to all music creatives. Artists in the showcase are evaluated by a celebrity judging panel with the winner taking away a huge prize package and a chance to move their career onto the next level by going to the Coast 2 Coast Miami event and the end of year Coast 2 Coast Music Conference. Learn more here.
2. WINTER PARK WINE AND DINE SPRING EDITION
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The 6th annual Wine and Dine is finally back and all you have to do is eat, drink, and be happy. Over 30 Orlando merchants set up to offer complimentary food, wine, and craft beer for you to enjoy with your $40 general online admission ticket. Mix in with a different crowd this time and experience southern music and an evening filled with music, laughter, and local eats. If you’re feeling fancy, the Park Ave VIP Experience is always a plus. Learn more here.
3. DECADES COLLIDE – 80S VS. 90S
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m.
Ready to be a part of the best of both worlds? This concert will bring you popular hits from the 80s and the 90s colliding for a throwback experience at the House of Blues. Rocktown and Anti-Idol will perform 80s and 90s covers and Biz Markie will be spinning the tunes. If you want a concert that gives you the smooth feelings of nostalgia with the music you loved from back in the day, then this event will be the one for you. Learn more here.
4. 9TH ANNUAL WINE & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Friday, March 24, 2017 – Sunday, March, 26, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Lakeridge Winery ranks as Florida’s largest premium winery and a birthplace for some of America’s finest wines. Throughout the entire weekend, this signature event brings in the season of springtime and the warmer weather. You must come to enjoy some live outdoor music and entertainment from local artists. Also, witness beautiful art from Crafters that are invited to display their work. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of tasty seafood specialties will be available for purchase for all attendees. Don’t forget to try their complimentary Winery tours and tasting experience before you leave. Learn more here.
5. FAME FRIDAY – THE CROWN APPLE PARTY
Friday, March 24, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
A lover of Crown Apple and grown sophisticated atmosphere to drink it in? Every Friday, Ember is hosting an adult party that is open for celebrations for everyone to enjoy. This venue’s large outdoor patio has a cozy Mediterranean feel and is known to contribute to some of Orlando’s most popular weekly nightlife events in the downtown area. There will be live music from DJ Tamera James and DJ Ghostrider and a fun sociable experience to mix, mingle and indulge in. Learn more here
6. MOCHA IN MY COFFEE EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE
Friday, March 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
A medicine for the soul; a spiritual and empowering experience for both men and women to find their safe haven. The conference is designed to challenge individuals to find themselves in the light of their God-given purpose and a positive channel to encourage one another. Motivational speakers will push to raise people’s level of expectations and network with business professionals alike. Lunch will also be catered. Learn more here.
7. FACS CLOTHING SPRING BREAK 2017 MODEL EDITION
Friday, March 24, 2017, – Saturday, March 25, 2017 , 4:00 p.m.
Facs Clothing will be hosting their first of many annual Spring Break parties to showcase their clothing line and talented models. Join this up-and-coming retail business for a spectacular show while food and drinks are being served. Be sure to bring your bathing suits and come ready to listen to hits played by a live DJ and entertainment giving you free cash prizes and exclusive giveaways. Learn more here.
8. SUN-S3T DAY PARTY
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Say “Hello Spring time” and have fun with an all new day party experience downtown. Exclusively for the “movers and shakers” that do not mind a fun moment of turn up every once in a while. It’s day party season, so try to appreciate them now for a limited time while the weather is beautiful. Make sure to arrive before 6:00 p.m. for ladies’ complimentary admission and men for $5. Learn more here.
9. A BRUNCH ON SATURDAY- THE DAYTIME PARTY
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kokino Restaurant is hosting Brunch On Saturday. It’s a weekly brunch day party that offers an exclusive a la carte menu, drink specials starting at $3 and a live DJ playing hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s to design its fun and upbeat atmosphere. It’s a chill party in the daytime where fashionable attire is required and admission is complimentary all day with RSVP. Learn more here.
10. CURLFRIENDS LOUNGE
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
iRok Curls understands how hard it can be for the natural sistas to keep up on hair regimens and daily maintenance. It is sometimes even harder to find the right products for your hair and, YouTube videos aren’t always enough. This monthly event gives you the opportunity to meet other curlfriends in the Central Florida area. There will be intimate sessions to discuss natural hair tips and product reviews, 20% off products and hair product swaps. Make sure to RSVP 24 hours before each session. Learn more here.
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