There’s always something to do in The Queen City! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Charlotte this week.
1. TUESDAY NIGHT VIBE
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Each and every Tuesday, 92.7 The Block’s Mr. Jay Woods and JKnowTruth host a dope night of chill vibes, hookah, drink specials plus DJ Cuttz spinning your R&B faves. This event is completely free but VIP tables are available upon your request. Learn more HERE.
2. BLACK WOMEN IN PR HAPPY HOUR: #WEDOPR
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Don’t miss the opportunity to connect and network with the Black female PR professionals in the city. Once you are off the clock this hump day, make your way to Loft & Cellar to enjoy drinks, food, and great conversations. It doesn’t matter if you are new or seasoned, all are welcome! Learn more HERE.
3. YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WINTER SOIREE
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
The Urban League of the Central Carolinas Young Professionals invite you to join them at their winter gala. Meet them at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse to enjoy a delicious buffet and cocktails, a DJ, silent auction, and complimentary valet. Learn more HERE.
4. DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: ORANGEBURG, 50 YEARS LATER
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
On February 8, 1968, Black students from South Carolina State University wanted to integrate the local all-white bowling alley. This resulted in bloody violence where three students were shot to death and more than two dozen injured at the hands of the police. Please join the Gantt Center, Cecil Williams (civil rights photographer), and WBTV’s Steve Crump for the documentary highlighting the events from this horrific time. Learn more HERE.
5. SOCIETY FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, February 2, 2018, 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Looking for a chill and classy way to spend Friday night? Check out first Friday at the Secret Society Cigar Lounge with Moxie Society and DJ Shogun. You never know who you may meet! Learn more HERE.
6. FIRST FRIDAYS
Friday, February 2, 2018, 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
It’s the first Friday of the month and Floyd Hodge along with Posh Events are inviting you to party with them at Vault. Every month they bring the top DJs in the city to keep the energy live all night long. RSVP to be a part of the free entry list. Learn more HERE.
7. EXHIBITION COMMUNITY OPENING
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Gantt Center reopens its galleries this Saturday with the launch of new collections of African American art. This is the perfect way to kick off Black History Month so bring the entire family and spend the day celebrating our culture. Learn more HERE.
8. FIRST SATURDAY @ STATS W/ OLD SCHOOL 105.3’s STACEY BLACKMAN
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
If you remember Saturday nights at Bull & Barrister, then you won’t want to miss this event. Everyone 25+ is welcome and entry is free until 11pm. Learn more HERE.
9. SIPPIN’ ON SUNDAYS: SUPERBOWL 52 WATCH PARTY
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 4:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
If you need a place to watch the game, Moxie Society and Loui Vee have you covered. Enjoy free entry, free parking, hookah, great food and cocktails. Doesn’t matter if your team is on the T.V. or watching the T.V. just like you, head to FireHouse to have a good time. Learn more HERE.
10. SUPERBOWL VIEWING PARY
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Eddietainment is inviting everyone out to BlackFinn to watch the game with the NFL Players Association (Charlotte Former Players Chapter). Music will be provided by DJ Tramare and many former NFL players are expected to be in the building. Learn more HERE.
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