There’s always something to do in The Queen City! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Charlotte this week.
1. WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Bottles of wine for $10?! That’s right folks. Each and every Wednesday, you can enjoy this special along with dope tunes from a live DJ and of course mingling with the city’s successful young professionals. Learn more HERE.
2. TASTE OF THE NEW SOUTH: ONE CHARLOTTE, MANY FLAVORS
Friday, February 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Join the Levine Museum of the New South as they use the history of Charlotte to build community. Guests can expect to enjoy food, drink, and more at this Southern-style casual event. Also, make sure to stick around for the afterparty, Taste After Dark. Learn more HERE.
3. TRAP OUT! THE WERK OUT!
Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Hey ladies, get ready to twerk it out while burning calories. Every Friday, you can join this group in learning hip-hop, Soca, twerking, and majorette style moves. Learn more HERE.
4. BLACK FATHERS ROCK!
Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
It is not often enough that Black fathers get recognized for the hard work they display of being the provider and doing what is needed to take care of the home. All of that is now changing starting with this amazing event which will highlight and honor the Black fathers in the Queen City. Gather the entire family, purchase your tickets, and help celebrate the six honorees at Black Fathers Rock! Learn more HERE.
5. BODY WERK W/ 4THIRTY-TWO
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday morning by learning an hour-long dance routine from Charlotte’s curvy girl dance squad. It’s only $5 and will be held at the NoDa@28th Creative Art Studios! Learn more HERE.
6. THE BLACK MAGIC BRUNCH SERIES
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Color of Change has launched The Black Magic Brunch Series. The purpose is to ignite Black love, unity, and resources to combat the criminal justice system. You have the option to RSVP to be a guest or sign up as a volunteer. Learn more HERE.
7. 2018 QUEEN CITY BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Why wait until there is a protest against major companies to start supporting Black business? Here is a major chance to support over 40 companies and counting. Entry is free so, make your way to enjoy food, drinks, craft, and of course, Black culture. Learn more HERE.
8. THE IDEAL COCKTAIL PARTY: A BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Join Behind The Bar as they host a very stylish Black History Month Celebration. Included in your ticket will be food prepared by Chef Greg Collier, a complimentary beverage, and of course, entertainment. Learn more HERE.
9. BLACK WALLSTREET CLT ENTREPRENEURIAL BRUNCH
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Charlotte has been ranked dead last in economic mobility in the country’s 50 largest cities. Join Black Wallstreet CLT for brunch and learn ways to access real estate investments, capital, health care, and much more. This is the true definition of ‘doing it for the culture”. Learn more HERE.
10. MELANIN + MIMOSAS
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Celebrate a little Black Girl Magic this Sunday with local female entrepreneurs. Don’t miss the chance to engage in conversation with like-minded women over mimosas. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Lupus Foundations of North Carolina’s Walk to End Lupus Now. Learn more HERE.
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