There’s always something to do in O-town! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Orlando this week.
1. TACOS & TEQUILA
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
The hosts for this event are looking to bring your Tuesday nights to a whole new with a different perspective. This will be more of an upscale Taco Tuesday experience! With taco and tequila specials all night long, plus hookah and cigars on the patio, this event is worth giving a try. Habaneros Mexican Grill will offer free admission with RSVP until 9:00 p.m. and sounds will be provided by DJ Tamera James, DJ Ghostrider, and DJ Emcee. Attire for this event is casual. Learn more here.
2. VINTAGE FRIDAYS
Friday, April 21, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Vintage Fridays is a chill night of fun with awesome drink specials and good music. It’s the place to be when you want to party on the dance floor but not experience the crazy club atmosphere that can come with it. Enjoy $3 well drinks until 10:00 p.m. and $5 well drinks until 11:00 p.m. Learn more here.
3. VIEWZ (SPRING EDITION)
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Want to experience a day party with views of downtown Orlando’s beautiful skyline at an upscale rooftop lounge? You can expect a mix of R&B, reggae, and hip hop while you enjoy a day of drinks and views at this soiree. The spring edition is giving Taurus free admission all day and exclusive VIP sections are available for purchase. Learn more here.
4. FOOD TRUCK WARS UCF
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Forty food trucks are competing for five awards at this event. There will also be a free concert on the University of Central Florida’s campus. Alumni, students, and fans are all welcome to enjoy this free day of fun. There will be a beer garden, kids zone, and plenty of food. If you want to stay for the spring game, it starts at 6:30 p.m. with $5 advanced tickets and $10 tickets at the gate. Be sure to bring your lawn chair and have fun with UCF Knights all day this Saturday. Learn more here.
5. SERVED BY JAYMARIE TASTING/MIXER
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
All foodies and food critics are welcome to the official tasting of Served By JayMarie. Served By JayMarie is a catering company that creates an experience of a lifetime, in your mouth. If you’d like to see for yourself, make sure you come out for an ultimate food tasting experience with raffle prizes and other vendor tables. Learn more here.
6. BLACKBLOGGERS UNITED “SPEED BRUNCHING”
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
This event is dedicated to the overlooked and highly talented Black content creators with an inspirational yet underrepresented voice. Black Bloggers United is a community of content creators that impacts hundreds of thousands of viewers across the world. This event allows like-minded individuals to network and witness what the Orlando BBU Chapter is all about. Come for a chance to meet your “Blogger-Mate” at 310 Lakeside, downtown Orlando’s new American cuisine restaurant, for speed brunching. Attire? Spring and camera ready! Learn more here.
7. CURLFRIENDS LOUNGE
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
We understand how hard it can be for the natural sistas to keep up on hair regimens and daily maintenance. It’s hard 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. Bonus? You’ll get 20% off products and get to swap hair products with other attendees. Learn more here.
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Experience a beach day like no other at #BeachDayBBQ2K17’s 2nd annual event. Drinks will be provided by “SnapShots” and BBQ will be served by one of Orlando’s elite chefs. Special guest hosts will be in attendance, like Fox Sports’ personal trainer and gym owner, Mike Lockley and his #TotalBodySports Crew, to conduct a “Beach Body Workout” and to host some competitive games. Ticket purchases include everything mentioned above plus a custom-made #BeachDayBBQ2k17 t-shirt or tank top. Learn more here.
9. THE M.E. TOUR FEAT MARSHA AMBROSIUS AND ERIC BENET
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – until
Come to The House of Blues to hear Platinum-selling recording artists and songwriters Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benét sing for their spring M.E. Tour. Marsha Ambrosius has been at the forefront of Soul music since her early days in Floetry. R&B artist Eric Benét is known for his authentic music that engages the soul. These two have promised a once in a lifetime concert experience that will bring you an electrifying collaborative soulful and creative sound. Learn more here.
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 6:30 p.m.– 10:45 p.m.
Lucki, an up-and-coming hip hop recording artist and a record producer based out of Chicago, will be performing at BackBooth. He’s received a lot of recognition for his debut project, “Alternative Trap,” in 2013. Since then, he’s worked with prominent music figures like Chance the Rapper and Danny Brown. Learn more here.
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