10 Raleigh-Durham Events For Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The Triangle! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Raleigh-Durham this week.

1. WRITERS OF WAKANDA
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Explore how the Black Panther film uses the narratives of the writers who have contributed to the comic book over the years. Join this insightful discussion with panelists Quin Melvin of Ultimate Comics, 12-year-old Nyles Perry, Robert Fields, Zayd Shakur and Solomon Burnette. It will be moderated by Darrell Stover, Black popular culture, and science, technology and society lecturer. Learn more HERE.

2. BLACK BLOGGERS UNITED: POWER HOUR
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Meet up with the Triangle’s most talented black creatives for networking, collaboration, and fun. Connect with your future partner beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Unscripted Hotel. Learn more HERE. 

3. THE DOWNBEAT
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 8:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend early with good drinks, food, music and your crew. The winners of the Downbeat Apollo Night Live, Tiyane, Bubba James, and Unplugged will also be in the building to perform. Learn more HERE.

4. BULL CITY BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Saturday, March 24, 2018
Durham welcomes a new theater festival, which highlights some of the Triangle’s best theater groups, playwrights, directors, choreographers, dramaturgs, and actors! The festival will present staged readings of new, short plays, and host community conversations, workshops and other events at various locations in the Bull City. Learn more HERE.

5. UNDOCUMENTED
Friday, March 16, 2018, 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Get into this dope portrait series that explores the lives of nine immigrants from various backgrounds. The purpose of the exhibit is to showcase how each life contains a varied compilation of stories as well as a harmony and beauty in their deviations/contrasts. Learn more HERE.

6. THE 1911 DIAMOND HOUR
Friday, March 16, 2018, 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Join the Kappas of the Triangle for an evening of appetizers, cocktails, and networking. The dress code is business casual and admission is free. Learn more HERE. 

7. RALEIGH 90’S BLOCK PARTY
Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.
Calling all my 90’s music lovers! This is your night. Get ready to jam to your favorite songs by Guy featuring Teddy Riley, Jagged Edge, Next, 112 and Ginuwine. Tickets are selling fast so purchase one (or two) ASAP. Learn more HERE.

8. BRWN GIRL BOSS BASH
Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m. 11:30 p.m.
Black women entrepreneurs, founders, creators unite for a night of fun, shared expertise, networking, panels and more! Speakers include Alisha Cole, founder of Living Over Existing; Dr. Nicole Swiner of Swiner Publishing; Danae Edmonds of Aspiring Co.; and Monie Bodie, author, speaker, and beauty expert. Come in your comfy PJs and don’t forget to bring business cards, notebooks, pens and your best girlfriend to share the experience. Learn more HERE. 

9. SOUL YOGA RALEIGH
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Get a head start on your weekend with an hour-long yoga work to fuel your mind body and soul. All skill levels and backgrounds are welcomed. Learn more HERE.

10. ST. PADDY’S DAY AT WATTS AND WARD
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
By now, you should be familiar with my obsession with downtown Raleigh’s Watts and Ward. From its underground swagger to its amazing cocktails and jazz sets, you are sure to have a great time – grown folks style, of course. So, why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day there with the live sounds of tenor saxophonist RJ Pitts? Learn more HERE.

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