There’s always something to do in The H! Check out my curated list of events for Black professionals in Houston this week.
1. HOUSTON BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK
Monday, April 17, 2017 – Sunday, April 30, 2017
Follow your fork throughout Houston’s booming black restaurant community for the second annual Houston Black Restaurant Week. Explore a variety of cuisines and dining specials from city favorites like Esther’s, Etta’s, Lucille’s, Phil & Derek’s, and more. Learn more here.
2. MILLENNIALS AFTER DARK
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Network with a diverse mix of Houston’s millennial movers and shakers at Henke & Pillot for the Millennials After Dark monthly social. Enjoy a special happy hour food and drink menu, as well as two specially crafted event cocktails. Learn more here.
3. STILL TIPPIN’ HTX: DRAKE NIGHT
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Get your Drake fix at Still Tippin’, a monthly southern rap dance party pop-up showcasing the best of Houston’s music and the music it’s influenced. Listen to your favorite Drizzy hits all night and vibe out with fellow music lovers. Learn more here.
4. R&B ONLY AT WAREHOUSE LIVE
Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:30 p.m. – 1:45 a.m.
LA-based experience company COLORS presents R&B ONLY with DJ PRINTZ and JABARI. Hosted at Warehouse Live, it’s a sexy blend of R&B dance music from the 90s until now. Learn more here.
5. THE FIX AT ALLEY KAT
Friday, April 21, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Bring back the essence of the hip hop and R&B dance party at The Fix, hosted at Alley Kat this Friday night. Sounds will be provided by DJ Big Reeks and Sean Falyon, and entry is free with RSVP. Learn more here.
6. HMAAC SPRING LECTURE SERIES: LUVVIE AJAYI
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Houston Museum of African American Culture welcomes New York Times best-selling author and blogging veteran Luvvie Ajayi as the spring lecture series keynote speaker. There will also be copies of her best-selling book, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, available for signing. Learn more here.
7. SOUNDBITES: FOOD TRUCK FEST
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come out this weekend to SoundBites, Houston’s first black-owned food truck festival, hosted by Houston Black Restaurant Week. Experience fun, food, live music, and more, while supporting local black-owned-businesses. Learn more here.
8. SUCK THE HEAD DAY PARTY & CRAWFISH BOIL
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The biggest crawfish boil experience is back again this weekend at Capitol Bar Midtown. Presented by Bud Light, the day party includes non-stop entertainment from Houston’s top DJs, all you can eat crawfish passes, good drinks, and a great crowd. Learn more here.
9. OUR FAMILY DINNER HOUSTON: CHAMPAGNE LIFE
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Our Family Dinner is a community-based tradition that hosts young adults over family-inspired dinners. The movement is making its way to Houston this weekend at Dish Society, combining delicious food and genuine fellowship. Learn more here.
10. WAX AND WINE AT THE TASTING ROOM
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Love music and wine? Spend your Saturday night at The Tasting Room for the live DJ series by DVK Live!, with R&B spins from DJ R. Cole. There’s no cover, so come out and enjoy a glass. Learn more here.