There’s always something to do in The D! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Detroit this week.
1. VALENTINE’S DAY AT DETROIT FOUNDATION HOTEL
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Making dinner plans for V Day? Treat your lucky valentine to a a romantic, French-inspired dinner at the Detroit Foundation Hotel. The evening will begin with dinner in the lush Apparatus Room, featuring an indulgent tasting menu curated by Chef Thomas Lents, as well as an optional offering of eclectic wine pairings to suit your palate. After dinner, enjoy a flute of bubbly as you make your way to the fifth floor for desserts and live entertainment by local jazz singer Nicole New. Learn more HERE.
2. VALENTINE’S DAY WINE DINNER
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
How’d you like to spend your Valentine’s Day evening dining and mingling in a castle? Republic’s executive chef Matt Currie will be curating a delectable five-course meal complete with wine pairings. Learn more HERE.
3. BAEDAY 2018 | LIVE AT THE LOFT
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
You can bring a bae or meet a bae! Join @CTYHOPDET & Cilantro for a romantic evening at the coziest private loft in the city! Enjoy a beautiful evening downtown of mixing and mingling, delicious food by Chef Elihu Muhammad, free drinks and live music by the talented Jerel Duren! Learn more HERE.
4. LOVE HER. LOVE HIM.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Love is in the air, and it’ll be floating all up and through the Jazz Café on Valentine’s Day. After dinner with bae, keep the romantic vibes flowing at this love-filled event featuring ten local talents, five men and five women, performing poems and songs celebrating one another in love. Hosted by poet and author Joel Fluent Greene. Learn more HERE.
5. DRINK DETROIT: BLACK-OWNED BAR TOUR
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
In honor of Black History Month, the Detroit Experience Factory is highlighting some incredible black-owned bars around the downtown area during February’s Drink Detroit tour. Experience the city in a whole new way, with fellow Detroit lovers and a tour guide to lead the way. There will be fun Detroit facts, drink specials and cash bars along the way. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Learn more HERE.
6. BLACK PANTHER PRIVATE SCREENING
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
#IssaHoliday. No, but really though. The moment we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. SK Events will be hosting a private screening of the highly anticipated Black Panther film. There will be food, popcorn, open bar and plenty of overdressed Black folk doing the most. Learn more HERE.
7. DVSN AT THE MAJESTIC
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The lust-mongering R&B duo dvsn will be gracing our presence with their melodic vocals and tunes this Thursday at the Majestic Theatre. Every online ticket purchase includes a physical or digital copy of dvsn’s latest album, Morning After. Learn more HERE.
8. THE SECRET SOCIETY OF TWISTED STORYTELLERS
Friday, February 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
The award-winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers is a curated, live storytelling event featuring real people sharing their stories. Event will be hosted by Satori Shakoor. Learn more HERE.
9. I AM NEW DETROIT BLACK TIE CHARITY GALA
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The third annual I Am New Detroit black tie charity event will be taking place this Saturday at the Charles H. Wright Museum. Donations and funds raised from the event will go towards the purchasing of abandoned homes to help renovate and rebuild our local Detroit communities. Learn more HERE.
10. A DINNER WITH THE EXCHANGE
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join The Exchange for an amazing evening of food and cocktails at Antietam featuring a five-course dinner by chef Davante Burnley. An original cocktail menu prepared by Justice Akuezue will also be featured throughout the evening. Come hungry and enjoy a memorable night full of flavor, good vibes, and fun new people. Learn more HERE.
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