There’s always something to do in The Ville! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Nashville this week.
1. LALAH HATHAWAY – THE HONESTLY TOUR
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., OR 10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter, and producer, Lalah Hathaway will be performing live in concert at City Winery Nashville. It will be a soulful night full of real music from this undeniably, talented songstress. The early show starts at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. The late show starts at 10:00 p.m. with doors opening at 9:00 p.m. Learn more HERE.
2. INCLUSV FUTURE NASHVILLE NETWORKING NETWORKING MIXER
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Inclusv is a community of people of color in politics, advocacy, and government, and they are hosting this mixer with Tennessee Democratic Party (TNDP) staff, partner organizations, and campaign professionals in Tennessee who hail from the highest levels of the political, community, and advocacy communities. Mix and mingle with other professionals at The Diner Nashville. Complimentary valet parking, résumé drop-off, and complimentary professional head shots will be provided to all attendees. Learn more HERE.
3. THE QUE-XPERIENCE: NEO-SOUL & SPEED DATING
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The Delta Chapter Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., invite you for a night of soul, spoken word, live music, good vibes, and love. Enjoy live music and spoken word performances at the beginning of the night, transition to a speed dating session in the middle, and then mix and mingle with all the other beautiful people to end the night. There will be a DJ and a cash bar on site at TheLab Nashville. Learn more HERE.
4. THE 12TH ANNUAL ALL BLACK AFFAIR HOSTED BY DAVE EAST
Friday, February 9, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Join 92Q for the 12th Annual All Black Affair at City Winery Nashville with a special appearance by Dave Ea$t & WGCI’s Sean Mac. This is one event that is highly anticipated every year in the city of Nashville. All-black attire is mandatory, and you should dress to impress. There will be a live band, and DJs C Wiz, Crisis, and Sean Mac will be providing the sounds throughout the night. Learn more HERE.
5. D’USSÉ DAY PARTY
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Black Affair Weekend would not be complete without this day party hosted by D’ussé ambassador and Roc Nation A&R, Rel Carter. The day party will be at SOUTH on Demonbreun, and tickets and tables are available. DJ Crisis will be providing the sounds. Learn more HERE.
6. STROKES-SIPS-BEATS PRESENTS ONE IN A MILLION (AALIYAH TRIBUTE)
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
StrokesSipsBeats is back with another live canvas painting event, and this edition is a tribute to Aaliyah. You will have the opportunity and pleasure of painting the likeness of this R&B diva on your canvas which will be provided and ready for you with your ticket purchase. The DJ will be playing hits and classics by Aaliyah, Missy, Ginuwine, Timbaland & Magoo, and much more. The event will be at 9 Bar\Lounge, and they will have food and drink specials for you to enjoy throughout the experience. Learn more HERE.
7. BLACK•ISH “BLACK AFFAIR WEEKEND FINALE”
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
The final event of the Black Affair Weekend is a celebration of Black excellence. FlyMajor and Robert Higgins present Black•ish, and the party is going down at WKND Hang Suite. Sean Mac will be on the 1s and 2s, and Dutchess from the Black Ink Crew will be in the building. Make sure to dress to impress, and there will be no exceptions on dress code. Learn more HERE.
8. NXT LVL: ISSA LOVE BRUNCH
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Discover a new level of taste at TheLab Nashville for this brunch buffet. O.G.’s Creations and A2020Reservation present Issa Love Brunch where you can enjoy chef-inspired menu items, bottomless champagne, and premium liquor cocktails. The DJ will provide the sounds which will add to the good vibes. Be sure to check out the menu items and ticket options. Learn more HERE.
9. FADED STROKES: VALENTINES EDITION
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Faded Strokes is a dinner event infused with music, art, and mimosas. Be at OutCentral for all the food and fun at the Valentines edition of Faded Strokes. OutCentral is greater Nashville’s LGBT center. All proceeds from this event go to support HIV/AIDS research and the MashUp! Nashville organization. Learn more HERE.
10. THE LOVE FUNK TOUR FEATURING MR. TALKBOX & CORY WONG
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
The Love Funk Tour is a show for musicianship, and the tour kicks off in Nashville at City Winery. The featured artists are guitarist Cory Wong and the vocalist and instrumentalist known as Mr. Talkbox. General admission seated tickets and standing room tickets are available. Learn more HERE.
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