There’s always something to do in The Triangle! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Raleigh-Durham this week.
1. ROCK THE MIC/LYCEUM LECTURE SERIES WITH SYMONE SANDERS
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hear from Democratic strategist and CNN political commentator Symone Sanders at North Carolina Central University’s annual lecture series. Sanders made history at the age of 25 by becoming the youngest press secretary for a candidate in a presidential race when she went to work for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more HERE.
2. AFTERHOURS: SCIENCE OF WINE ’18
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Examine the science behind your favorite vintages and varieties with researchers, local wine sellers, cheese makers, and chocolatiers. Event price includes all drinks, food samples and a commemorative glass. Food trucks, including Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Sympathy for the Deli and Stuft will be onsite. Learn more HERE.
3. K. MICHELLE AT THE RITZ
Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Songstress and reality TV star K. Michelle heads to Raleigh to perform hits from her third album, More Issues Than Vogue. The venue offers standing room only. Doors open at 7 p.m. Learn more HERE.
4. SECRETS MASQUERADE EXTRAVAGANZA
Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:00 p.m.– 2:00
Get your mask ready and flyest ‘fit for First Class Lifestyle’s Masquerade event. It’s sure to be a lit night with DJ Double J and DJ Double A spinning all night. Drink specials will be flowing throughout the evening. Learn more HERE.
5. R&B BRUNCH
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A good brunch and day party is just what you need to kick off the weekend. Enjoy your favorite R&B hits and a specialized menu. The party kicks off at noon. Learn more HERE.
6. TRAP N GAMES
Saturday, February 24, 2019, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
A new take on game night is heading to Raleigh. Enjoy a variety of games from Twister to life-sized Jenga and spades while you bounce to your favorite trap and R&B music. So, come out to meet new people and have fun. Learn more HERE.
7. FAMILY FEUD – RDU EDITION
Saturday, February 23, 2018; 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Calling all Family Feud fans! Apparently, a survey shows that you can likely provide the top answers to any question from the show. So, why not gather a team for the Love It or Like It edition for a chance to win cash on the spot? Light refreshments and trap juice will keep you in the game. Learn more HERE.
8. BLACKS IN WAX LIVE MUSEUM
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Don’t miss the annual Blacks in Wax Live Museum exhibit, which brings key moments of African-American history to life. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more HERE.
9. BLACK GENIUS BRUNCH, EXHIBIT AND CONVERSATION
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Black Genius is back with their brunch series. Head to Beyú Caffè for great food and insightful visuals and conversation, including a gallery walk with photographs of tools used for freedom throughout history, short vignettes on the power of reclaiming the narrative of oppressive tools, and more! DJ Luxe Posh will also be in the building to showcase how black folks continuously turn tragedy to triumph through music. Learn more HERE.
10. FETTY WAP: THE FMF TOUR
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Fetty Wap stops by the Triangle as part of his FMF Tour. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear your favorite hits from “Trap Queen” to “My Way.” Get there early to get a great view. Learn more HERE.
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