There’s always something to do in The Ville! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Nashville this week.
1. LOVE, SOUL, & JOKES
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
This is a grown and sexy event consisting of live R&B music, spoken-word poetry, and stand-up comedy. You know that 9 Bar\Lounge is the place to be for this event to see some of Nashville’s favorites like Saaneah, Aubrey The Poet, Comedian Marcus Squeeky Barnes, and more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Learn more HERE.
2. THE GROOVE
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Get ready for The Groove in the New Era Ballroom at Woolworth on 5th. This is a soul social where you can join other professionals enjoying great music mixing and mingling downtown. DJ Nekos will be playing R&B throughout the evening. This is a free event, and you will be able to purchase food and drinks. You must be 21 and up to enter, and the dress code is business casual. Learn more HERE.
3. WINE & GRIND: HAPPY HOUR MIXER AND NETWORKING
Friday, March 2, 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.
4. NASHVILLE 90’s BLOCK PARTY
Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
One thing that many of us loved about the 90’s was the music. This concert features some of the R&B greats that keep us singing and dancing. Guy featuring Teddy Riley, Ginuwine, Dru Hill, Next, and Jagged Edge will all be performing live. This concert at Nashville Municipal Auditorium will definitely be a party, so get your tickets. Learn more HERE.
5. JUST PLAY NASHVILLE
Friday, March 2, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Work hard, play hard. That’s the name of the game, right? Just Play Entertainment is hosting a game night at Broken Spoke Saloon. Bring a team of 4, or join a team upon arrival. Teams compete to win the championship title in Hip-Hop Charades, Hood Jeopardy, Giant UNO, LCR, Jumbo Truth or Dare blocks, and more. If you’re celebrating your birthday, you can register for free entry. For everyone else, tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Learn more HERE.
6. THE RE-LAUNCH
Friday, March 2, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
What ever happened to First Fridays? You do not have to wonder anymore. Tee Banks, DeShun Smith, DJ C-LO, and Kenny Smoov present First Friday 2.0, The Re-Launch. Doors open at 9 Bar\Lounge at 8:00 p.m. and there is a $10 cover charge at the door. The live band will be playing up until 10:00 p.m. when DJ C-LO will be providing the sounds. You must be 30 and up to enter. Learn more HERE.
7. THE CONNOISSEUR: EAT | DRINK | PAINT
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Keep in mind that I am an artist, and you know the rest. This is an art experience in which you get to paint while hearing poetry and music. The Connoisseur will be held at Broken Spoke Saloon where Yeroc Art will be leading this art class. This event is in tribute to Erykah Badu which means that you will have a beautiful creation on your canvas. Learn more HERE.
8. FIRST SATURDAY ART CRAWL
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
On the first Saturday of every month, you can look forward to this visual arts event in the historic arts and entertainment center of downtown Nashville. Local art galleries located along Fifth Avenue of the Arts and in the Historic Arcade open their doors and showcase new exhibits each month. Many galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. The art crawl is guaranteed to be a great night out on the town. Learn more HERE.
9. SIP & SPIN
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
NYX Pole presents this new party experience, Sip & Spin. Its a pole dance party where you can enjoy sipping sparkling wine with your girlfriends. This is a perfect girls night to relax and unwind. The event will be held at The Inspiration Centre. Ticket purchase includes a pole dance class, one drink ticket, hors-d’oeuvres, giveaways, and a live performance. Learn more HERE.
10. FUNKY GOOD TIME
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Funky Good Time is exactly what the name says. Be at The 5 Spot for this vinyl dance party that happens every first Saturday. Resident DJ’s RadSki, Raw Wax, Bowls, and Case Bloom will be on the wheels, and Daru Jones will be on the drums. This month’s guest DJ is Rich Medina who will be adding his own taste of hip-hop, house, Afrobeat, funk, and soul. Show up ready to dance and have a funky good time, or you could simply stay home. There is a $10 cover charge at the door. Learn more HERE
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