There’s always something to do in The Ville! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Nashville this week.
1. LADIES NIGHT AT GORDON’S
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Gordon’s Bar & Grill has happy hour every day, and now they have reverse happy hour specials every Wednesday for Ladies Night. Take full advantage of the 4-for-1 drink specials, 50 cent party wings, one free martini for ladies, and other specials. DJ Tone Skone will be providing the sounds. Learn more here.
2. JANET JACKSON: STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
When a legend comes to town, you just have to be in the building. Janet Damita Jo Jackson is bringing her State of the World Tour to Nashville where she will perform live at Bridgestone Arena. Get your tickets now to see this music icon, and get ready to sing and dance the night away. Learn more here.
3. WINE & GRIND: HAPPY HOUR MIXER AND NETWORKING
Friday, December 8, 2017, 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. A SOUL SISTERS CHRISTMAS
Friday, December 8, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
If you are not in the holiday spirit yet, then you will be after A Soul Sisters Christmas with Janice Gaines and Emoni Wilkins. These soulful songstresses will give you an unforgettable experience as they sing you into the Christmas spirit. The show will be at City Winery Nashville. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Learn more here.
5. SIXTH ANNUAL | HOLIDAY SOCIAL & TOY DRIVE
Friday, December 8, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The Urban League Young Professionals of Middle Tennessee (ULYPMT) present their holiday social and toy drive to spread holiday cheer. The event will be held at Moguls Lounge, and your ticket gets you two signature cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, a dessert bar, and live sounds for your enjoyment. The drive is to aid The F.I.N.D. Design in support of their efforts to serve underprivileged youth. ULYPMT is co-sponsoring this year’s social with National Association of Black Journalists, Napier-Looby Bar Association, 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, National Association of Health Services Executives, and Meharry Family Medicine. Learn more here.
6. MUSIC CITY WINTERFEST
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nashville is known for having lots of festivals year-round, even when the warmer weather is gone. Stop by Centennial Park for the Music City Winterfest which will have something for everyone. There will be a holiday market, food trucks, beer garden, activity area for children, live music, photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and much more. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. Learn more here.
7. KAMASI WASHINGTON
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
The 36-year old Jazz saxophonist, Kamasi Washington, has been called the future of jazz, and his music proves it. He has contributed to projects by Terrace Martin, Thundercat, John Legend, and Kendrick Lamar. His solo work will leave you utterly amazed, and he will be performing live here in Nashville at Marathon Music Works. It is guaranteed to be an astounding performance. Neo-soul/jazz band, Moonchild, will be opening as a special guest. Learn more here.
8. SNL – SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
SNL is a grown and sexy mega-party for the LGBT community. The party will take place at the Pink Slip Lounge at Hotel Preston. DJ Jane Dupree will be on the 1s and 2s. Cover is free before 10:00 p.m., and it is $10 afterward. Learn more here.
9. LAST CALL V: TSU GRADUATION PARTY
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
It is almost the end of the year, which means, it is the end of another semester. Graduation gives you a right to drink, and to party, to your accomplishments. TSU Grads, get ready to do just that at 9Bar\Lounge this Saturday for your graduation turn-up. Learn more here.
10. TRAP HOLIDAY – UGLY SWEATER BRUNCH
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trap Brunch is back with another installment, but this time it’s the holiday edition. StayOnTheGo Nashville hosts Trap Holiday at Cloud IX Hookah Bar and Lounge with a full brunch menu prepared by Chef Keith Batts. Get your ugly Christmas sweaters ready for brunch and good vibes in the trap. Learn more here.