There is always something to do in The D! Here is my curated list for black professionals in Detroit this week.
1.NOURISH: A POP-UP DINNER SERIES
Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This dinner will be prepared by chef Anthony Lombardo, former Bacco Chef. Enjoy a delicious 5-course festive holiday meal, limited to 42 guests! A signature cocktail, as well as wine, will be served with dinner for an additional $15. Learn more HERE.
2. TOAST TO TWO
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Join The Block, our favorite Black-owned spot is celebrating their two year anniversary. This is a major win for Black restaurants in the city. Show your pride and support for this gem by toasting into more years. Learn more HERE.
3. DETROIT YOUNG PROFESSIONAL’S HOLIDAY PARTY
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate the season with DYP at the newly opened Lululemon in downtown Detroit! Enjoy sustainably sourced hors-d’oeuvres from the culinary geniuses at Gourmet Gone Wild while celebrating with fellow DYP members and friends. Learn more HERE.
4. THROWBACK THURSDAYS
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.
Come out for the first installment of Throwback Thursdays downtown in the D. Hear music from the 90’s and early 2000’s in a unique environment where everyone is VIP. Drink specials all night and food served by The Cornerstone Barrel House. Musical scenario brought to you by DJ Drone Life. Learn more HERE.
5. A DREAMER’S BRUNCH FOR EMERGING & ESTABLISHED ENTREPRENEURS’
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Chase Great Enterprises presents the Dreamer’s Brunch. An opportunity for entrepreneurs to share and pour into one another over the best meal of the day. Speakers include David Woods of Enjoy Detroit and Dr. Joy Evans of Confidence Academy. Food and mimosas are bottomless, as are the keys. Learn more HERE.
6. HOLIDAY SHOPPING- MIDTOWN AND CASS CORRIDOR
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2:00p.m.- 4:00p.m.
With a growing retail scene and, well, gentrification of Midtown, I think 2017 could be the first year one could shop for Christmas entirely within the city limits. Midtown has a multitude of shops, restaurants, and entertainment spots. This FREE tour will take you on a shopping adventure of them all. From the Shinola store to the Black women-owned Flo’s Boutique it appears to be well worth it. Learn more HERE.
7. JINGLE & MINGLE- MILLENIAL MIXER
Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Franklin- Wright Settlements is hosting their annual holiday party at DTE Energy headquarters this year. This will be a silent party, with free food and, free unlimited drinks included with your ticket purchase. Learn more HERE.
8. THOT’S AND PRAYERS
Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
I don’t know who came up with the name for this party but they need some type of award or a powerful, influential job offer with a marketing firm. This is genius. For those who don’t know, Thot’s and Prayers is Detroit’s Hottest LGBTQ+ party in midtown. It’s a good damn time. Learn more HERE.
9. 2ND ANNUAL KUSHMAS
Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.
Kushmas is a holiday-themed celebration around kush. This year Kushmas will have a live industry panel, live music, interactive painting class, food, and networking. The event is at an undisclosed location. Learn more HERE.
10. A TASTE OF ART
Sunday, December 10, 2017 7:00 p.m.- 11:00p.m.
The Exchange is back with their latest food, drink, and artistic pairing. There will be live art performances by Tony Rave and @jonahradio. Your meal will be prepared by one of Savannah Blue’s chefs, Davonte Burnley. Each guest will receive three drink tickets which can be redeemed at the bar for cocktails created by Justice Akuezue. Guests will also be entered into a drawing to take home the finished piece by Tony Rave at the end of the night. Learn more HERE.