There’s always something to do in The Queen City! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Charlotte this week.
1. SAYWORD TUESDAYS
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
If you are looking for an open mic event, check out Sayword Tuesdays with The JstJah. All local poets, musicians, and comedians are welcome to sign up to be showcased. Learn more HERE.
2. HOLIDAY WEEKEND KICKOFF W/ LOUI VEE @ SUITE
Friday, January 12, 2018, 9:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
The work week is long but a 4-day work week is ahead of you. Get the party started at Suite the Sol Kitchen and Loui Vee. Get there before 11 and everyone is free. Learn more HERE.
3. CITY OF CHARLOTTE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
A Queen City tradition since 1981, Charlotte has been celebrating one of the greatest civic leaders and carrying on his legacy through this parade and other events throughout the weekend. You can expect to see over 100 community organizations along with floats, marching bands, and dance performers walking the streets of uptown. Learn more HERE.
4. DAY DREAM: MLK WEEKEND DAY PARTY
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Enjoy drinks, delicious food, and great quality hookah this Saturday at FireHouse. Get there before 5 and entry is free with an RSVP. Only $10 in advance if you won’t make it before then. Learn more HERE.
5. ELLE JOHNSON CO. LAUNCH CELEBRATION + POP UP SHOP
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
In need of new skincare products or are you just interested in finding a new regimen? Check out and test the products at the launch of this new luxury line by Elle Johnson. Learn more HERE.
6. BRUSH & BRUNCH
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Normally, there is paint and sip, but now you can paint and have brunch! Don’t worry, the option to sip is still available with a full mimosa bar. So gather your lady friends or guy friends because there will be a special version of the painting for you all as well. Learn more HERE.
7. JAZZ BRUNCH
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by trying a new brew from Black Star Line Brewing and Three Spirits Brewery. You can also expect to enjoy live music, a DJ, and great food. Learn more HERE.
8. THE CLASSIC BLACK CINEMA SERIES-LOSING GROUND
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Enjoy another classic black film at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture. This month’s movie choice is Losing Ground. Admission is free for members and the cost of museum admission for everyone else. Learn more HERE.
9. MLK WEEKEND SUN-DAY PARTY AT BUBBLE
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Blue Goose and Eddietainment are providing the move to end your MLK Weekend. No work on Monday so you can turn up with them this Sunday at Bubble. RSVP for free entry until 5:30. Learn more HERE.
10. CHARLOTTE GO-GO INVASION 2018-MLK WEEKEND EDITION
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Get ready to hit the dance floor and party with Uptown Swagga at Stats Restaurant & Bar. Make sure to take a break to grab some drinks and delicious food and enjoy some tunes from a live DJ. Learn more HERE.
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