10 Toronto Events For Black Professionals This Week

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

1. DIVA GIRLS BLOGGERS & COCKTAILS SOIREE
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fashion, Style, and Beauty Bloggers of Toronto will unite at this event to connect, enjoy a cocktail, collaborate, and learn how to take their influencer status to the next level in 2018. Bring your business cards, and be ready to mix and mingle with Toronto’s fashion and style scene. Learn more HERE.

2. FREE PIZZA AT PI
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 3:14 p.m.
Pi Co. invites Torontonians to celebrate their grand opening of their latest location in the Financial District. Pi Co. will be giving away free Margherita pizza for 3 hours and 14 minutes, from noon to 3:14 p.m., in honor of the mathematical and geometric derivative. The offer is available in-store only and the limit is one pizza per person. Learn more HERE.

3. INTRO TO DJ SPINNING: FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Am I the only person who wishes they had the ability to DJ as a dope side hustle? This workshop will allow women to learn the basics of DJing in a safe and encouraging space. This beginner workshop will go over the first steps of spinning and use of professional equipment. Learn more HERE.

4. TORONTO TASTEMAKERS: FILM AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PANEL & NETWORKING EVENT
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
If you’re aspiring to work in the industry to network and be connected to the various opportunities within the city, this is the event for you. Kwaku Agyemang will moderate the panel of guests ranging from video directors, casting company entrepreneurs, actors, and actresses. Learn more HERE.

5. BAD LUCK WOMEN & HER MISFORTUNES HOST ETTA’S 80TH
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
On January 25, 2018, Etta James would have turned 80 years old. Join Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes at the Dakota Tavern to celebrate the life, career, and legacy of this legendary singer. Special guests include Dani Nash, Samantha Martin, Nicky Lawrence, Alana Bridgewater, and SATE. Learn more HERE.

6. RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL-STARS 3 VIEWING PARTY
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Let the Games Begin! Are you ready to go for the GOLD? RuPaul’s most legendary queens return to battle for the crown. Join the team at Striker as yours truly, Jezebel Bardot hosts these games and coaches you through all the hits, licks, and shade that you can handle! Stick around after ‘Ru’ for golden themed drink specials and party music until 1 a.m.! Learn more HERE.

7. BLACK WOMEN CONNECT BOOK CLUB – JANUARY MEETING
Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
We are accepting new members! Black Women Connect! Book Club is a Toronto-based book club that focuses on celebrating Black Literature, Sisterhood and the love of reading. Our mission is to bring Black Women together who love to read fiction and nonfiction books written by writers of African descent for meaningful conversations, connections, and socialization. Learn more HERE.

8. LIVING ON SOUL – CHARLES BRADLEY & SHARON JONES AT THE APOLLO
Friday, January 26, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
LIVING ON SOUL is a hybrid docu-concert film featuring the late Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley and the rest of the Daptone Records family. Filmed largely during Daptone’s December 2014 three-night, sold-out residency at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, the documentary features a mixture of live performances and verité scenes that paint a robust picture of the Daptone family and culture. Learn more HERE.

9. DID IT FOR THE GRAM: A GRAMMY VIEWING PARTY WITH BOOSIE FADE
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
We all know what it’s like to do it for the ‘gram. Eat, drink and come hang with Boosie Fade to cheer on your hometown heroes on the big screen. We’re rooting for Daniel Caesar, how about you? Learn more HERE.

10. 2018 BLACK HISTORY MONTH KICK-OFF BRUNCH
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join us as the OBHS celebrates our 40th anniversary and recognizes the achievement of Black Canadians in community service and more. Enjoy a four-course meal, shoppers market, and entertainment. You’re invited you to join them this year! Tickets are limited. Learn more HERE.

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