There’s always something to do in The Queen City! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Charlotte this week.
1. CHARLOTTE’S FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
The Grays are back with their monthly networking mixer. Meet them at ROC’s Jazz Bar along with many other professionals in the city for music, cocktails, and of course a little fun. Learn more here.
2. SZA-THE CTRL TOUR
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
This big-haired, adorable, R&B princess will make her stop in the Queen City this week. Of course, she will be performing all of your favorite songs so make sure you do not miss out. Learn more here.
3. BREAKIN’ CONVENTION 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017, 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
The Breakin’ Convention finally returns with all new international hip-hop performers ready to give you a show of a lifetime. They will be coming from the UK, France, South Africa, and of course, the US, including local dancers and artists from Charlotte. Outside of the main concert, there will other free events happening during their 3-day stay. Learn more here.
4. SECRET SOCIETY CIGAR BAR & LOUNGE GRAND OPENING
Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Well, guys, the secret is out! There is a new black-owned venue in town providing nothing but the best for all of you cigar aficionados. Show some love and support by reserving your spot for this private event. Learn more here.
5. BEFORE YOU SAY I DO
Friday, October 13, 2017, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Before couples walk down the aisle, this couples therapist takes them away to a secret location to rip through all of their fears, issues, and secrets. That way everything is out in the open and they can see for sure if they are ready for the big step. What a great plot for this celebrity-filled play. Learn more here.
6. STATS RESTAURANT & BAR GRAND OPENING
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Charlotte has not one, but two black-owned establishments opening this week. Lucky us! Do not miss the chance to enjoy brunch, drinks, and music at this brand new venue. Learn more here.
7. ’90s INSPIRED DANCE CLASS WITH 4THIRTY-TWO
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Your favorite curvy girl dance troupe is inviting you to join them for a little ’90s fun! Grab your ’90s gear and meet them for some booty shaking, twerking, and whatever else to your favorite tunes from this iconic decade. Learn more here.
8. THE DIABETES AWARENESS EMPOWERMENT PARTY
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Diabetes has been killing the Black community for so many years and it is past time to fight it. Start the conversation at this event to help create awareness on ways to prevent this disease to continue through generations to come. There will be live music, art, and words of encouragement provided by Dame Dash! Learn more here.
9. MILLER LITE KICKBACK SERIES FEATURING MIKE WILL MADE IT
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
We’ve been kicking back with Miller Lite all summer and now is the final go-round for the year. This time they will be bringing Mike Will Made It to perform and as usual, there is no cost for you. Learn more here.
10. CROWNING QC’S BEST BLACK CHEF
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
It is almost time for the very first Charlotte Black Restaurant Week but first things first, the black chefs must be recognized. Join the Black Business Owners of Charlotte at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for this free event. Learn more here.
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