There’s always something to do in O-town! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Orlando this week.
1. THE HEAT @ VENUE 578
Tuesday June 20, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Central Florida is looking for the next up and coming Hip-Hop stars. The Heat gives local talent a voice and a means to be heard with a select a series of artists with amazing talent while the audience votes on whose song will be The Heat Of The Week. You can choose to do a $5 general admission ticket or pay for “all-you-can-drink wells” until 10:00 p.m. for $15. Learn more here.
2. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
It’s a complimentary evening flow of yoga at one of the most beautiful venues in town, Orlando Acre. They will be raising funds for the Africa Yoga Project, an ongoing philanthropy that educates, empowers, elevates, and expands the employability of youth in Africa using the practice of yoga. Food, drinks, cupcakes, jewelry, shirts, and more will be available for purchase after the class as you explore the grounds. Learn more here.
3. CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
It’s time to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month! This is an unforgettable festival that you do not want to miss this year. Free admission gives everyone plenty of entertainment and the best music in Soca, Kompa, Reggae, and more. This experience will keep you dancing all day. You’ll also get to eat delicious food from all over the Caribbean Islands. Expect an day full of culture, family, food, and music. Learn more here.
4. CRAWFISH DAY PARTY
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Crawfish Day Party brings you all you can eat crawfish, shrimp, beer, and live music at Fergs Depot Downtown Orlando. Get a general admission ticket for $5 that includes one drink, or you can buy passes that grant you unlimited amounts of delicious Nola-inspired craw fish and shrimp with sides of potatoes, sausages, corn, and dipping sauce. There will be live music, games inside and out Fergs Depot, a 15,000 sqft. indoor and outdoor historic train station bar and restaurant. Learn more here.
5. DOLLARAMA- BEACH PARTY EDITION
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m. –9:30 p.m.
Get your beach attire together, grab your beach balls, and have your dollar ready because it is Dollarama’s beach party edition at Aero Rooftop downtown. You have the option to get VIP tables and cabanas or just pay $1 for admission before 7:00 p.m. The party is happening whether it’s rain or shine. Learn more here.
6.#DAYDREAMZ DAY PARTY
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m. –9:30 p.m.
You can get $3 beers, $4 mimosas, and $6 drinks at a beautiful outdoor/indoor venue located near Downtown Orlando. This day party sounds like a one of a kind experience with on-site food trucks offering up festival vibes. Listen to the sounds of hip-hop, reggae, and Latin music while enjoying hookah and sipping on top shelf drinks. Ladies have free entry and guys are free before 6:00 p.m. Learn more here.
7. WATTS WORLD
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
It’s a comedy show that is bringing the best up and coming Florida comedians together for one night only, under one roof. They say laughter is good for the soul and this show will bring all of that and more. Show your support and experience the much anticipated comedy show for the headlining comedian, Demetrius D. Watts. General admission tickets are $10. Learn more here.
8. SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE: OPEN MIC AND LIVE MUSIC
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 8:30 p.m.– 11:30 p.m.
Sunday Night Live is the epicenter of arts and entertainment in Central Florida area for an event that encompasses conversation with friends and live music at The Abbey. It will take you back to the good ole days of Soul, Blues, R&B, and much more. If you are a music-lover, this experience may be one for the books. Tickets starting at $15 for early bird admission. Learn more here.
9. SOULFUL SUNDAYS FOODTRUCK RALLY
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A day full of soul food and more soul food! Come try mouth-watering soul food trucks accompanied by art and craft vendors. Plus, listen to live soulful country, soul, and jazz music by local artist and DJ’s. This event is family-style filled with activities to enjoy. Enjoy a relaxed Sunday with no cooking involved. Learn more here.
10. “POWER” SEASON 4 PREMIERE WATCH PARTY
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m. –11:00 p.m.
Are you ready for Kanan, Ghost, and Tommy? There is a complementary cover w/ RSVP and a food menu that will be available with drink specials. With HD protection screens television and loud house surround sound, it will be the best way to watch the season premiere that everyone’s been waiting for. Food, drinks, and music will be in the mix throughout the entire night Learn more here.
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