There’s always something to do in The Queen City! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Charlotte this week.
1. 90s BOY AND GIRL GROUP TRIVIA
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 8:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
How much do you think you really know about your favorite boy and girl groups from everyone’s favorite era of music? Test your knowledge this Tuesday at Press Box Bar & Grill. Once trivia is done, stick around and perform any of your favorite 90’s hits from your favorite artists. Learn more HERE.
2. WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Each and every Wednesday, make your way to Sydney’s Martini and Wine Bar and enjoy $10 bottles of wine. Entry is always free and Sydney’s will validate your parking. That leaves you with no excuse not to attend and wine down but also indulge in a slight turn up. Learn more HERE.
3. WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The Prosocialites are ready to kick off 2018 with the first WCW of the year. Join them as they honor the talented, Whitney Austin and learn how and why she got started living her dreams. This event features a predominant woman each month but men are definitely welcomed as well! Learn more HERE.
4. WELCOME 2 THE GREEK LIFE
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Calling all of the Divine 9. This month, Gantt After Dark in conjunction with Posh Events invite you to celebrate Black Greek culture at the Harvey B. Gantt Center. Admission and Hors D’oeuvres are free and wearing your paraphernalia is encouraged. Learn more HERE.
5. MAD MEN CLASSIC COCKTAILS
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Gather your friends and learn to make your own after work cocktails with Liberate Your Palate. The classic cocktails consist of the Manhattans (plus variations), the Old-Fashioned, and the Ernest Hemingway’s Daiquiri. Also included with your ticket price are light appetizers, so make the purchase today. Learn more HERE.
6. SLAMCHARLOTTE POETRY SLAM
Friday, January 19, 2018, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Charlotte, get ready for the first poetry slam of the year. 12 poets will go head to head for 3 rounds and random audience members will determine who takes the crown. Poets should arrive at 7:15 for a chance to compete and win one of the cash prizes. Learn more HERE.
7. CHARLOTTE WOMEN’S MARCH
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
The future is female. Join the women of Charlotte and surrounding areas as they march from First Ward Park to Romare Bearden Park to show that they are here and doing the work. There will be a speakers forum starting at 10 and then they march on at noon. Learn more HERE.
8. BROWN GIRLS BINGE
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hey ladies! Let down your hair, grab your girls, put on some comfy clothes and join AJ at Recess Charlotte for a day of great food, drinks, and of course, games. Please only RSVP if you plan to make it so that every queen who wants to attend gets that chance. Learn more HERE.
9. BLACK GIRLS GATHER: CHARLOTTE
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
For Harriet’s editor-in-chief, Kimberly Foster will be leading a discussion on sisterhood and community building at the Wadsworth Estate. You have the option to purchase tickets for the main discussion or for the pre-event, the Wine + Chat, which is a little more intimate. Learn more HERE.
10. NAUGHTY BINGO
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
For the mature ladies only, enjoy a night of bingo with a Bedroom By Kandi twist. Prizes include products from #bedroomkandibytiesha or win big with a shopping spree. Learn more HERE.
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