10 Detroit Events for Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The D! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Detroit this week.

1. NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Monday, January 15, 2018 – Sunday, January 28, 2018
In Detroit, January means a New Year and, more importantly, new cars. The North American International Auto Show has returned to the Motor City, the historical hub of the auto industry. With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, NAIAS serves as the global stage for companies to debut brand defining vehicles and industry-shaping announcements. Grab your friends and family to check out the latest innovations of the auto industry. Learn more HERE.

2. THE BODYGUARD MUSICAL
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 –  Sunday, January 28, 2018
The classic 1992 film The Bodyguard, starring my favorite Auntie Whitney (God, rest her soul), has been resurrected and turned into an award-winning musical featuring the legendary Deborah Cox (who also provided the flawless vocals for the Whitney Houston biopic). The Bodyguard gave birth to a host of irresistible classics including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love, Run to You,” “I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You.” Grab your tickets now! Learn more HERE.

3. DETROIT STARTUP DRINKS WITH APRIL ANDERSON
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join our friends at The Block for conversation and cocktails with guest host April Anderson, pastry chef and co-owner of Good Cakes & Bakes. Enjoy some great food, drink specials and networking. No speaker, no format, just fun! Learn more HERE.

4. ERIC ROBERSON AT GARDEN THEATER
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Eric Roberson will be performing at the Garden Theater. General admission is FREE with RSVP to events@realtimesmedia.com or tickets for $50 include premium seating and a copy of the eighth edition of “DRIVEN”. Learn more HERE.

5. BREWS AND NEWS: YOUTH VOICE
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Engage in some thought-provoking discussion about the present state of the youth of the Detroit community. Some topics of discussion include: In what ways is the Detroit community including youth voice in important conversations? Where do we see a lack of youth voice in decisions that directly affect them? Outside of schools, where are we obligated to amplify youth voice? What impact can that have? Learn more HERE.

6. COCKTAILS & COMMUNICATION: THE PRESS EFFECT
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come get authentic, unfiltered advice from local PR and media professionals on how to garner media attention, build relationships with outlets and personalities and get press for your business, brand or event. Don’t forget your business cards! Learn more HERE.

7. LOVE JONES: SOUL + CHILL
Friday, January 19, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Love Jones 
is a 90s classic that many of us fell in love with. Grab your boo and hit the Jazz Café for an evening of chill soul vibes with live performances, painting, massages, and of course, a screening of the classic film. Learn more HERE.

8. PRÔS PRESENTS: PAINT N’ POETRY
Friday, January 19, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Come listen to live poetry and indulge in some live painting. If you are interested in being apart of the open mic series, please email info@prosperityisamindset.com as slots will be limited. Learn more HERE.

9. SILENT TRAP PARTY
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Urban Fetes’ Silent Parties have taken the nation by storm and developed the reputation as a new wave of culture – where the audience is in total control of their musical and social environment. Silent parties have been around for decades, but Urban Fêtes has brought back the rave-like shindig with a modern twist. Grab your tickets now for another Silent Trap experience! Learn more HERE.

10. OUT OF AFRICA: THE AFRICAN ORIGIN OF HUMANITY & CIVILIZATION
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join historian and tour leader Jamon Jordan for a monthly African and African-American tour series at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This first tour of 2018 begins at the beginning, AFRICA. We will be learning about the African Origin of Humanity, and Early African Civilizations up to the MAAFA, the African Holocaust of Slavery. Learn more HERE.

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