There’s always something to do in The Triangle! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Raleigh-Durham this week.
1. JEEZY: THE COLD SUMMER TOUR
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Catch the Snowman himself at the Ritz this week as he performs his latest hits. Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Learn more HERE.
2. DURHAM WOMEN TAKE NO BULL
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Durham Chamber hosts its second annual “Durham Women Take No Bull,” which brings together the women of Durham, from all industries to inspire and inform each other through panel discussions and a keynote address. The keynote address will be given by Zim Ugochukwu, entrepreneur and founder of digital publishing platform Travel Noire. Learn more HERE.
3. DREAM, GIRL: INSPIRING WOMEN & GIRLS TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS
Friday, March 9, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Don’t miss the screening of the documentary “Dream, Girl,” which showcases the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs. Following the film, there will be a Q&A session with local entrepreneurs, including Dr. Eve Hudson, “The Purpose Professor,” Nicole Oxendine of Empower Dance Studio, Dr. Nicole Swiner of Swiner Publishing and Kioka Dunston of Kioka Coaching. Tickets are $5. Learn more HERE.
4. LUCKY TRAP TGP AEROBICS
Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sweat with swag to your favorite trap songs at this fitness/dance class in celebration of the first anniversary month of The Girlfriends Pod and Empower Dance Studio. A DJ will keep it live all night with the latest party bangers for your workout crew. Learn more HERE.
5. COLOR OF CHANGE: BLACK MAGIC BRUNCH SERIES
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Flag on the play. The “Black Magic Brunch Series,” an initiative to ignite black love, unity, and resources to combat the criminal justice system has been rescheduled for this weekend at the Millennium Hotel. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss and put into action how we can collectively transform our community. Learn more HERE.
6. “IT WAS ALL A DREAM” PAINT CELEBRATION
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The only Christopher we acknowledge is Wallace, so let’s celebrate him! Commemorate his life by painting a 3-D portrait of him while enjoying all your favorite Biggie and Bad Boy jams. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. And, after you’ve gotten your Picasso on, stay for the after party, at 10 p.m. Learn more HERE.
7. R&B AND PAINT
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Curate a masterpiece of your own while vibing to your favorite R&B songs. Feel free to bring your own wine bottle to share with the crew. Also, if you want to kick the party off early, arrive at 1:00 p.m. to pregame. Learn more HERE.
8. DURHAM FOOD TRUCK RODEO
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The first food truck of the year returns to Durham Central Park with more than 50 food trucks – from American Meltdown to OnlyBurger. Most trucks will accept credit cards but an ATM machine is on site as well. You will also have a chance to partner with The Art Therapy Institute of N.C. to create a large scale puzzle that showcases Durham’s culture. Learn more HERE.
9. THE BEAST 2018 SEASON ON THE ROOF
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Indie hip-hop and jazz group The Beast is back for their 2018 season on the Durham Hotel rooftop. Stop by one Sunday a month for sunsets, cocktails and performances by Pierce Freelon, Stephen Coffman, Peter Kimosh, and Eric Hirsh with special guests. There is no cover and no reservations are needed. Learn more HERE.
10. SMILE COMEDY SPECIAL
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Get ready to laugh until you can’t breathe at the Smile Comedy Special featuring Darren Brand from MTV’s Wild N’ Out and more! Doors open at 6 p.m. Learn more HERE.
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