There’s always something to do in The Triple D! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Dallas this week.
1. ROOFTOP PAINT + SIP
Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Come paint your personal masterpiece with DFW’s hottest artists while enjoying beautiful downtown views on the rooftop at the NYLO Dallas Southside Hotel! Only $35 per painter plus food and drinks available for purchase. Learn more here.
2. NOTHING BUT POETRY
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Come get the words you need to set the vibes needed for your hump-day fix. BYOB and hookah specials all night. Hungry? The kitchen will be open all night in case those munchies creep up. The night begins with a live performance by the band Orange Juice from 9:30 p.m. -11:30 p.m. followed by sounds from DJ C Wade and DJ Darkness. Learn more here.
3. SOCIAL THURSDAYS
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Happy hour is a term for a period of time in which Republic Ranch offers discount drinks and appetizers. Eat, drink and socialize will be the theme for this beautiful happy hour. Oh yeah, no cover as well. Learn more here.
4. R&B THURSDAYS
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Vibes provided by DJ Shell Shock and DJ Jay Clipp spinning the best of R&B and R&B inspired music. Doors open 7 pm with a reverse happy hour from 7 to 9 pm including $3 drinks and half off appetizers. Hookah available as well with no cover. Learn more here.
5. TRAPPERS DELIGHT
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Dallas underground is on the rise. At this event, they will be bridging the gap between rappers, trappers, and mumble rappers. These groups with 2 dope DJs and 3 electric performances from some of Dallas’ best MC’s. Come hear what the DFW is doing for the culture. DJ KMOR and DJ Leo J in the mix plus performances by Tayvito Thunder, Rikki Blu, and Lone Star Jay. Learn more here.
6. KEYSHIA COLE @ THE BOMB FACTORY
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
The girl got hits whether you agree or not. See Keyshia Cole live, performing everything you fell in love with. Her past and family circumstances may have turned a lot of people away, however, she is a true talent. Listen for yourself. Learn more here.
7. BLACK ON BLACK
Friday, December 8, 2017 – Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
It’s ballet and live performance season. This performance showcases the choreography skills of Dallas Black Dance Theater and Dallas Black Dance Theater: Encore! (formerly DBDT II). Company members create dance works for their peers to perform. Attendees will also get to enjoy an after-hours party with music, light bites, and cocktails. Patrons 21 and over are welcome. Learn more here.
8. LADY GAGA @ AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER
Friday, December 8, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
A talented individual. She has created songs and written for some of your favorite mainstream artist, including Beyonce. She has a beautiful voice, as well as a particular eye for creative concepts in general. She may be too far extreme for some, however, you have earned her title. See her live. Learn more here.
9. ROTIMI @ VILLA SATURDAYS
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
You’re favorite trifling t.v. persona will be in Dallas. Rotimi from Power on Starz will be hosting Villa Live. Drink, food and hookah specials all night, as well as people popping bottles like they’re in Truth nightclub from the actual show. It should be lit. Learn more here.
10. THE PLAYERS BALL
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Truth nightclub is not here to play with y’all. The Players Ball is an annual gathering for the baddest players and pimps. To create the image of the real deal, you should be nothing less than splashy and flashy! See what it’s about. Learn more here.