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. WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.
Grab a girlfriend or two for another mid-week catch-up session or roll solo and meet other dope Black women. Each ticket comes with two glasses of wine. Don’t forget to bring business cards. Learn more HERE.

2. ART OF COOL ALL-STAR BAND
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Kick off the weekend early with a performance by The Art of Cool All-Star Band, led by Al Strong, at the Nasher Museum of Art. The band will perform New Orleans-style jazz music. General admission at the museum is free all day. Learn more HERE.

3. RIGHT BEFORE WE FLY: BLACK WOMEN IN THE ARTS PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Triangle’s arts and culture sector is growing especially with women of color as leaders. Join the Black On Black Project for a discussion on the roles of Black women in the arts, the challenges they have faced in their respective disciplines and the significant impact these women are making in the area. The panel will include Nicole Oxendine of Empower Dance Studio, Crystal Taylor, CEO and founder of Beats & Bar Festival, and more. Space is limited, so please register. Learn more HERE.

4. IT’S A VIBE COMEDY SHOW
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 8:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m.
First Class Lifestyle brings back its comedy showcase featuring MTV’s Wild N’ Out’s Chico Bean with Chris Rawlinson, J Bliss and more! Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the laughter begins at 9:30 p.m. Get there early because the house will be packed. Learn more HERE.

5. DURHAM NIGHTS: 2018 MARDI GRAS
Friday, March 30, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The Beta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. will host their annual Mardi Gras celebration at the Durham Armory. This event is a large fundraising event to support the community programs that they sponsor during the year. Learn more HERE.

6. RAPSODY RAPTURE SCREENING
Friday, March 30, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join Jamla Records for a screening of Grammy Award-nominated artist Rapsody’s “Raising The Bars” episode at N.C. State University. A Q&A with Rapsody will follow the screening. This event is free to the public. Learn more HERE.

7. BOOZIN’ THROUGH THE 90S BAR CRAWL
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dig deep into your closet for your old-school overalls, and Cross Colours gear for the ultimate 90s bar crawl. A ticket includes an LED bracelet indicating when to head to the next venue, entry up to six venues, up to 40 percent off drinks and up to 25 percent off food. Learn more HERE.

8. YO! NC RAPS
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Yo! NC Raps is back with a whole new set up. Head to Playground Studios to support some of the top hip-hop artists in North Carolina, including Jozzemo, Oace Spade, Trie Cartier, and Juteria. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Learn more HERE.

9. SUPA DUPA FLY WITH MAD SKILLZ
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9:00 p.m. 2:00 a.m.
Sol Kitchen and Mad Skillz are back to celebrate the music of Timbaland and The Neptunes. The event is free to the first 50 people who RSVP before 10:00 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 and day-of tickets are $15. Learn more HERE.

10. KEVIN HART: THE IRRESPONSIBLE TOUR
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The hilarious Kevin Hart brings his Irresponsible Tour to the PNC Arena this week! So, grab the crew and get ready to laugh until you cry. Learn more HERE.

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