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. WAKANDA FOREVER: A CULTURAL DISCUSSION
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join the Young Africans of the Triangle for an insightful discussion of the parallels between the movie Black Panther and our society. The event is free, and food and drink specials will be available all night. Learn more HERE.

2. ERIC B. & RAKIM – THE TECHNIQUE TOUR
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
True hip-hop heads should be excited that one of the most influential DJ and MC duos – Eric B. and Rakim – is performing in Raleigh Thursday night. More than 25 years since their iconic album release and last national tour, they are reuniting to celebrate the technique that transformed hip-hop culture. Also, did I mention that THE Yo-Yo will also hit the stage? These performances are sure to be lit! Learn more HERE.

3. LIP SYNC BATTLE
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Perform your fave song with background dancers, props and anything else you want for a chance to win a $100 prize. Special guest host is MTV’s Wild ‘N Out Darren Brand. Good food, drinks, and fun will definitely be in the building and you should be too. Learn more HERE.

4. GARY OWEN AT GOODNIGHTS
Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Sunday, April 22, 2018
Catch “Black America’s favorite white comedian,” Gary Owen, at Goodnights this week. His upcoming special, “I Got My Associates,” is slated to air on Showtime later this year. Learn more HERE.

5. CULTURE CONNECT
Friday, April 20, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Meet young Black professionals, entrepreneurs, and visionaries who are moving and shaking in Durham! Culture Connect is a space for you to connect, collaborate and network with Black millennials on their grind! Exhibitors will showcase their talents and brands and you’ll get the opportunity to connect with some of the best resources in the city. It’s a good networking move, y’all. Learn more HERE.

6. JOLLOF WAR: AN AFRICAN COOK-OFF COMPETITION
Friday, April 20, 2018, 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Jollof rice has been, and still remains, one of the most epic food beefs of all time. And, a battle this legendary deserves attention. So, which country in the motherland makes the best jollof rice? Come and find out at this culinary showdown. Learn more HERE.

7. TANGER MEBANE GOURMET FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Sunday, April 22, 2018
If you haven’t visited the outlets in Mebane in a while, this is a great opportunity for a mini road trip. Shake up your spring wardrobe while enjoying the best food trucks in the area. A little food, fashion, and fun never hurt anyone. Right? Learn more HERE. 

8. GLENWOOD SOUTH WING FLING 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
If you love wings as much as I do, then the 3rd annual Glenwood South Wing Fling is right up your alley. Your $15 ticket gets you two wings from each competing restaurant and you vote for your favorite afterward! Note, it’s no cover charge to enter and enjoy the music and drinks. A ticket just gets you a ballot/tasting card for the wings. Learn more HERE. 

9. ALL WHITE PARTY
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Get your white ‘fit together because all-white party season is here. One of the largest in the Triangle goes down at the Ritz on Saturday. Don’t miss it! Learn more HERE.

10. RHYTHM AND BRUNCH DAY PARTY AND POP UP SHOP
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Imagine brunch served with classic R&B vibes on a rooftop. Sounds good, right? Then, you’ll want to attend Remix Vinyl Record Boutique’s pop-up shop at Unscripted Hotel. Art and other products from some of Durham’s best vendors will also be available for sale. Learn more HERE.

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