There’s always something to do in The Triangle! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Raleigh-Durham this week.
1. A SEAT AT THE MAT
Monday, December 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Kick off your work week with this yoga class guided by Malikia Ian Yoga to the tunes of our soul sister Solange. Make sure to bring a positive energy and effort to your mat! Learn more HERE.
2. TINKERING AND DRINKERING
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Bring a friend, grab a beer and start making stuff at the Museum of Life and Science’s happy hour at Motorco! Whether you’re an amateur engineer or a master maker, there will be tools and technology for you to build with, from circuit building to fiber arts. A $10 donation is suggested to cover materials and supplies. Learn more HERE.
3. NEGRO SOCIAL
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Mix and mingle with other Black professionals at the Vault after work. Everyone is free all night so come through to expand your network, meet someone special (perhaps), and leave with a deeper appreciation for the Bull City. Drink specials will also be available. Learn more HERE.
4. RTP PROFESSIONALS’ THIRD ANNUAL TOY DRIVE
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Head to Vita Vite to network with other Raleigh-Durham professionals and support children in need. Bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to Zach’s Toy Chest, Duke and UNC Children’s Hospital. An RSVP is required and early arrival is highly recommended. Please wear cocktail attire. Learn more HERE.
5. FREAK LIKE ME: A 90S HIP HOP & RNB PARTY
Friday, December 15, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Dance to your favorite 90s jams like Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love” and Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo” all night at Arcana. Entry is only $5. DJs featured include PlayPlay and Gemynii. Learn more HERE.
6. ZOOCRÜ – LIVE AT THE BULLPEN
Friday, December 15, 2017, 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Don’t miss Durham’s favorite quintet perform at the Bullpen. In fact, bring a date to hear their unbelievably unique fusion of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and gospel. While admission is free, one dollar of every draft pint sold will support the Music Maker Relief Foundation. Learn more HERE.
7. OMEGA UNWRAPPED HOLIDAY PARTY
Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Party for a good cause with the Beta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. at Uptown Lounge. Bring unwrapped gifts or toiletries to support kids who are in need in the community. The event will also help fund scholarships for college-bound students. Learn more HERE.
8. 95 LIVE COAT DRIVE
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Join 9th Wonder, Khrysis and DJ Flash for their Annual Holiday Coat Drive. So, clear out those gently-worn jackets from your closet or purchase a NEW one for someone in need! This event is always packed, so arrive early for prime real estate. Learn more HERE.
9. JAMHURI DAY BASH
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Celebrate Kenya’s Independence Day with North Carolina’s top Kenyan DJs Sunny, Jayfah, KShift and Steve Nizzo at Reign Ultra Bar and Lounge. Purchase advance tickets early to avoid the long lines. Learn more HERE.
10. MARCUS ANDERSON HOLIDAY CONCERT
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Marcus Anderson, best known for his musical skills playing saxophone as part of the late and great Prince’s New Power Generation, will perform a holiday set at Beyú Caffè. To date, this talented young artist has released eight albums, including his latest three in the past two years. Tickets are selling fast so purchase a pair today. Learn more HERE.
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