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. AATS 2018 ANNUAL FASHION EXPOSÉ
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Support N.C. State’s African-American Textile Society’s annual Fashion Exposé, which connects emerging student designers with scholarship opportunities. The event strives to bring an awe-inspiring form of entertainment to the area while empowering student designers to succeed in the fashion industry. Tickets are $10. Learn more HERE.

2. JAZZ JAM SESSION W/AL STRONG & FRIENDS
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Stop by the Durham Hotel for a drink and Al Strong Music and friends’ open jam session. There is no cover. Learn more HERE.

3. PAN FEST: SLOW IT DOWN
Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Party all night to your favorite R&B and reggae music in celebration of Pan Fest weekend. It goes down Friday night at Noir Bar and Lounge. Tickets are $10. Learn more HERE.

4. TRAP APOLLO
Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Get into this new take on the classic “Showtime of Apollo” – trap style. Envision multiple performances of trap karaoke-inspired acts where you’ll determine if they stay or go courtesy of the Sandman. Performers will compete for a chance to win a $250 prize. Learn more HERE.

5. LIVE AND LOCAL SPRING FEST 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Hillsborough Street community in Raleigh with art, music, food and N.C. beer. And, did I mention the food truck rodeo, featuring Off the Hook Seafood and Chicken, The Smashed Shack, Jay’s Italian Ice, and more? The event is free. Learn more HERE.

6. PAN FEST 2018 – PANDEMONIUM DAY PARTY
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Pan Fest returns with the ultimate day party at Solas. With three DJs, four bars and more than 1,000 Black professionals expected to attend, you don’t want to miss this event. General admission tickets are selling quickly so make moves and purchase tickets for you and your crew today. Learn more HERE.

7. TACOS N TEQUILA: RDU EDITION
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Head to the Bar in Durham for a showcase of Triangle hip-hop and R&B artists, including Allie Copie, Kyla Rush, DreMurro, $wank, Mya Melrose, King Draft and more! Tickets are $10. Learn more HERE.

8. THE LISTENING SOUNDTRACK AND DANCE PARTY
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The Listening, a showcase of the hottest musical eras, producers, and artists, returns to Durham. Roll through with friends for a few drinks and a good time. Don’t worry about the dress code, just bring positive vibes. Entry is free until 11:30 p.m. with an RSVP. Learn more HERE.

9. KRIMSON KOUTOURE
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Join the Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Capital City Kappas for good music and drinks at Tulum Restaurante and Bar. Learn more HERE.

10. DUKE UNIVERSITY BLACK & LATINX BUSINESS CONFERENCE AFTER PARTY
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Following the Duke University Black and Latinx Business Conference, hit up the after-party at The Rickhouse in Durham. Tickets are $10. The party has a 90s theme so break out your Cross Colours, one-strap down overalls and biker shorts. Learn more HERE.

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