There’s always something to do in The Ville! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Nashville this week.
1. ROLL BOUNCE – THE MLK ROLLER SKATE PARTY
Monday, January 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Roll, bounce, rock, and skate. The Brentwood Nupes present Roll Bounce at the Brentwood Skate Center. Bring your families and friends to this skate party in celebration of MLK Day. It will be a day of fun in the spirit of unity. Greeks are encouraged to wear paraphernalia. Learn more HERE.
2. POWER HOUR WITH NASHVILLE’S 2018 BLACK CANDIDATES
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Local elections matter, Black votes matter, and Black men and women are stepping up to lead our city. Power of 10 PAC is hosting this week’s Power Hour with Nashville’s African-American candidates confirmed on the ballot in 2018. Come to WKND Hang Suite for this Power Hour to meet those candidates, hear their platform, and learn how you can make an impact in the 2018 midterm elections. Learn more HERE.
3. CIRCLES FOR CHANGE: CIVIL RIGHTS THEN & NOW
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join the ongoing conversation at the Nashville Public Library with this interactive dialogue around Civil Rights, featuring film selections from the award-winning documentary “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.” From the beginning of the Civil Rights movement to the deepening division we’re experiencing today, this discussion will explore the ongoing challenge to our civil society. The screening and discussion will take place in the Civil Rights Room at the Downtown Nashville Public Library. Learn more HERE.
4. PO’BOYS AND POETS; OPEN MIC
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Po’ Boys, make noise! Po’Boys & Poets Nashville is a monthly open mic event where poetic minds collaborate and come together to showcase their art. This month’s featured guest is Spoke N-Words, and there will be other guest appearances as well. The event will be held at Grimm City Tattoo, and cover charge is $5. All performing artists are encouraged to sign up for the open mic. Learn more HERE.
5. WINE & GRIND: HAPPY HOUR MIXER AND NETWORKING
Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
End your work week the right way at TheLAB Nashville, a co-working space in the heart of the city, every Friday evening for a mixer and networking happy hour. You will have the opportunity to network with other Black professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives based here in Nashville and surrounding areas. TheLAB Nashville provides the bridge, and you make the connection. Do not miss the drink specials. Learn more HERE.
6. IT’S AN HBCU PARTY!
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Nashville Public Library presents a film screening of Stanley Nelson’s newest documentary, “Tell Them We Are Rising,” which documents the history of historically black colleges and universities in the United States. Guests at this event will preview the film, hear spoken word, and enjoy an exhibition of the historically Black fraternity & sorority traditions of stepping and strolling. HBCU alumni are encouraged to wear gear to represent their alma mater. Learn more HERE.
7. BEATS & BRUSHES: TRIBUTE TO MARY J. BLIGE!
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Nashville’s favorite live, canvas painting event is back with their first event for 2018. This edition is a tribute to the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige. Beats & Brushes is always a good time because it is a networking, partying, and painting experience all in one. Tickets are available now, and it is strongly suggested that you arrive no later than 2:45 p.m. Learn more HERE.
8. UNCORK & UNWINE: A WINE SOCIAL
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
HR Connect Nashville hosts “Off the Clock” events for young professionals here in the city, and this event is the ultimate wine social. HR Connect Nashville has partnered with Urban League Young Professionals of Middle Tennessee to bring Uncork & UnWine which will be held at Cumberland on Church in the heart of Downtown Nashville. Enjoy a taste of several top wines provided by Stacey Wines and a brief wine class to better understand your wine tasting experience. Mix and mingle with old friends while meeting new ones who are young professionals like you. Learn more HERE.
9. JAZZ-N-EGGS SUNDAY BRUNCH
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
We love a good brunch, don’t we? Shugga Hi Café is now hosting its Jazz-N-Eggs Brunch Buffet every Sunday. Enjoy live music, buffet style brunch, and bottomless mimosas. The menu looks mouth-watering. Reservations are recommended. Learn more HERE.
10. NASHVILLE 85 SOUTH SHOW LIVE
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
The last few years, the 85 South Show has been shaking up the podcasting scene with improvs and freestyles by some of the fastest rising comedic talent from the South. Join DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller, and Chico Bean at Zanies Nashville on Sunday night as they bring their talents to Music City. It’s going to be one hell of a show, and the whole thing will be turned into a new episode for the masses. Learn more HERE.
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