10 Raleigh-Durham Events for Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The Triangle! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Raleigh-Durham this week.

1. “TELL THEM WE ARE RISING” DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
Monday, January 8, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The much-anticipated film that highlights the impact of historically black colleges and universities on American history, culture and national identity is heading to Raleigh. Catch a free screening of the documentary and follow-up discussion with its producer, Emmy award-winning and National Humanities Medalist documentarian Stanley Nelson, on the campus of Shaw University.  While the event is free, tickets are required so make sure to RSVP! Learn more HERE.

2. BLACK BLOGGERS UNITED: RALEIGH/DURHAM POWER HOUR
Thursday, January 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Do you have your own blog or plan to create one in 2018? Head to the Unscripted Hotel to connect, build and share ideas with other creative professionals at Black Bloggers United’s monthly meet up.  Learn more HERE.

3. BLACK TRIVIA NIGHT
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
This event is always a hit so the First Class Lifestyle crew is bringing it back for 2018! Brush up on all things Black for trivia night at the Vault. This event is free so roll through early with your team to claim a table. Be there or hear about it later. Learn more HERE.

4. THE COLORING BOOK: A LIFE SIZE COLORING EXPERIENCE
Friday, January 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Grab a crayon and let your inner artist loose on life-size coloring pages powered by a live DJ and unlimited drinks. At the end of the night, you’ll see your contribution to the completed piece. Don’t miss it! Learn more HERE.

5. THE DOWNBEAT – APOLLO EDITION
Friday, January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
You don’t want to miss this “Apollo”-style night of entertainment. Judge more than 10 talented artists who are looking to earn your vote to move on to the next round. Food and drink specials will be flowing all night to help you make your decision. Learn more HERE. 

6. 95 LIVE BIRTHDAY EDITION
Friday, January 12, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Kick off your weekend with super producer 9TH Wonder, Khrysis, and DJ Flash as they bring you the classic Hip-Hop and R&B jams all night. Plus, it’s 9th’s birthday so make sure you’re in the building to help him celebrate!  As usual, early arrival is strongly suggested. Learn more HERE.

7. GOAL DIGGER VISION BOARD PARTY: I AM THE DREAM EDITION
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Take the first step in making your 2018 goals reality at this vision board party with other goal getters. Your ticket comes with a vision board planner and supplies to kick off the year right. Learn more HERE.

8. GOIN’ TRAP IN THE PAINT
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
If you weren’t able to grab a ticket to last week’s Trap and Paint event, be sure to attend “Love It or Like It’s” version at the CoCo Jazz & Art Center in the Bull City. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the party starts at 6:30 p.m. Food, hookah sticks and “trap” juice will be available all night. Learn more HERE.

9. ART OF NOISE DURHAM
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:00 p.m.– 2:00 a.m.
Art of Noise returns to Durham with The Heavy Hitter, DJ Lonnie and Mad Skillz. The last party sold out quickly so purchase your ticket today. Come comfortable or complain later! Learn more HERE.

10. BELAIRE & BOWL: ALL BLACK AFFAIR
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
K97.5’s DJ Wade Banner continues his NC Bannerfest Weekend celebration at Cinebowl and Grille in Cary. Grab the crew and your flyest black ‘fit, and roll through for some bowling fun. Learn more HERE.

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