There is always something to do in The D. Check out my curated list of activities for Black professionals this week.
1. KRISPY ROLL AT LAGER HOUSE
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Krispy Roll is going to be back at the Lager House for their pop up series. They are known for creative egg roll features including the Detroit fave the Corned Beef Egg Roll. I get happy just thinking about it. Don’t worry they have vegetarian and vegan options too. Learn more HERE.
2. HOMEGOING: A CONVERSATION WITH YAA GYASI
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
If you haven’t read “Homegoing” you have just enough time to cop it, read it and head to Ann Arbor to meet this dynamic black author. Gyasi’s award-winning debut novel “Homegoing” follows the parallel paths of two half-sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Learn more HERE.
3. EMPOWERHER PITCH COMPETITION
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 5:15 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Please join Michigan Women’s Foundation, in partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund, as the twelve social entrepreneur finalists in the ideation, launch and growth categories pitch for cash prizes, investments, and professional services. Chinonye Akunne and Alecia Gabriel, the creators of Motor City STEAM, will be among those competing. And quite frankly they are the most deserving. Learn more HERE.
4. DJ GOOD BOI PRESENTS THURZDAY NIGHT VIBEZ
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.
Starting February 8th, 2018 Dj GoodB.O.I. begins his first residency of 2018 at Truth Music Cafe! #ThurzdayNightVibez featuring a different genre of music every week! Opening night will be music from the early 2000’s only!! Everyone free with RSVP! $10 without RSVP! Dress Code is Semi-Formal/Dressy Casual. No gym shoes or excessively baggy clothing. Learn more HERE.
5. FAVORITE DETROIT BLACK DESIGNERS: HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Show up to this happy hour with your favorite Black Detroit designer on. This includes Detroit vs. Everybody, Detroit is the New Black, Dirt Label, DSE, etc. Learn more HERE.
6. AMERICAN BALLET THEATER: ROMEO AND JULIET
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
This is the show with Misty Copeland. All other shows are canceled for Black folks. Go to this showing only, a few tickets are left at the Opera House. I have mine, get yours too. Learn more HERE.
7. MY LIFE. MY STORY! CENTERING THE VOICES OF TRANS LIVES
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The W.M. Trotter Multicultural Center is honored to be centering the voices of transgender and non-binary individuals at our lecture, with a particular focus on the intersecting identities of gender and race. Featuring Janet Mock, author of “Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty,” Amiyah Scott of Fox Network’s STAR, and Brian Michael Smith Trans Actor (OWN Network’s Queen Sugar, Chicago P.D., and HBO’s Girls), and Ann Arbor Native. Learn more HERE.
8. WEEKEND OF J DILLA
Friday, February 9, 2018 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. to Sunday, February 11, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
There are so many ways that Black professionals can be apart of this dope weekend celebrating the Detroit legend, including going to Dilla Crates at Drive Table Tennis Social Club, volunteering a Dilla Youth Day, or attending the musical celebration at the Charles H. Wright. Learn more HERE.
9. YOGA FLOW FEAT MIGUEL
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
By popular demand, they’re offering a slow burn session following immediately after trap yoga to your favorite R&B artist. Join this Saturday and flow to Miguel and connect back to yourself. Learn more HERE.
10. ROMANCE AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SERIES
Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Romance and Healthy Relationships series will feature romance and fiction authors while we discuss ways to be healthy in body, mind, and spirit as well as how do we maintain realistically the most important relationships in our lives. Learn more HERE.
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