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. PUBLIC CONVERSATION: MURS AT BEYU CAFFE
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Legendary Los Angeles-based rapper Murs will discuss his career, influences, and record-setting 26-hour rap that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016. Following this conversation, Murs will perform with Grammy Award-winning producer, 9th Wonder on Thursday, February 8. Learn more HERE.

2. R&B KARAOKE
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 8:0 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Perform your favorite R&B songs with your crew like no one is watching. Food and drink specials include $5 Hennessy and more. Don’t miss it! Learn more HERE.

3. ADULT NIGHTS: MARDI GRAS
Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Head to the area’s premier Big Easy bash where you’ll taste Cajun cuisine, fish for ‘gators, and toast your crew with hurricanes. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. Learn more HERE.

4. RDUBP PRESENTS: THE EXCHANGE
Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Calling all singles! Make new connections with other black professionals at RDUBP’s speed dating event. Your ticket purchase will also include access to the after party. See you there! Learn more HERE.

5.BLACK HISTORY MONTH AFROCENTRIC SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
Saturday, February 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
If you’re looking to add some African prints to your wardrobe, head to the African Fashion Week NC and Afro Events NC’s shopping experience. There is sure to be something for everyone, so don’t miss it. Also, if you would like to become a vendor, applications are still being accepted. Learn more HERE.

6. BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL PARTY
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Experience an authentic Brazilian Carnival party with live music, dance performances, capoeira performances, Batalá Durham and more. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the party starts at 9:00 p.m. Learn more HERE.

7. 10TH ANNUAL LOVE BELOW – BLACK & RED AFFAIR
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day early at West Social Club. This event is always a hit so make sure you’re in the building. K97.5’s DJ Double J will be spinning all night. Black and/or red attire is preferred. Learn more HERE.

8. IF IT AIN’T 90’S R&B PAINT SOIREE AND DAY PARTY ENCORE
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Jam to your favorite 90’s R&B hits while painting Valentine’s Day-inspired art. The muses of the event will be our favorite “Different World” couple – Dwayne Wayne and Whitley Gilbert. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Learn more HERE. 

9. HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The original Harlem Globetrotters are in town and here’s your opportunity to witness their ball handling skills and artistry. This show is great for all ages so bring the crew or extended family. Learn more HERE.

10. UPTOWN POETRY LOUNGE
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Satisfy your Love Jones craving by performing your own poetry or experiencing special guest performances. The cover charge is $7. Learn more HERE.

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