Check back often as our African American Events calendar is constantly updated with events occurring in and around the Atlanta area. These events include Comedy Shows, Church events, Community Events, Parties, Fashion Shows, Fundraisers, Out-of-Town Trips and Getaways, Poetry & Spoken Word, Seminars & Workshops, Black Events and more!!!

Add Your Event FREE: to have your African American Event / Black Event / General Interest Event added to our calendar, email event information & image to (info) @ metroatlantablack.com

Jun
25
Sun
The Exposure @ Holly's Event Center
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The biggest annual beauty trade show is here! The Exposure is a one stop Glam Day for all women designed to expose Atlanta to the premiere makeup artists in the city, the premiere photographers, and one of kind jewelry makers. Come browse rich artwork for your home and jewelry for yourself while enjoying complimentary & unlimited mimosas. Then pamper yourself with a free 15 minute mini facial as you prepare your skin for a discounted full face of makeup starting from $40 (bring your own lashes) or $45 lashes included. Want to do your own makeup before you come? That’s fine too! Once you’ve had enough mimosas and are glammed up, you’ll get the chance to shoot with a professional Atlanta photographer for one free digitally processed photo for your portfolio or your instagram. Ladies, you do not want to miss this!

Activities: Unlimited mimosas. Good music. FREE 15 minute mini facial. Discounted full face makeup starting at $40. FREE digitally processed photo with a premier Atlanta photographer. Full jewelry and art exhibit.

Age: This is a 21 and Upscale event only! IDs will be checked at the door.

Attire: Dress is casual chic to chic. Please no flip flops or t-shirts or you may be turned away at the door. Remember this event is designed for women to feel luxurious, beautiful, and powerful. Heels are preferred.

Tickets starting at $10 for a LIMITED TIME ONLY. Tickets will be $20 at the door.

Get VIP tickets today to guarantee your makeup done before standard ticket holders.

Jun
30
Fri
13th; Film Screening and Panel Discussion @ 101 Auburn Ave NE
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

The Auburn Avenue Research Library will screen Ava Duvernay’s extraordinary documentary, 13th. The documentary, which explores history racial injustice and mass incarceration in the United States, will include a panel discussion. Civil Rights attorney Mawuli Davis will moderate a panel discussion with; Lee Reid Executive Director of Atlanta Citizen Review Board; Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director of Project South; Dr. Ward Churchill, Professor and Activist and Briana Jenkins Project Manager with Forever Family, Inc. (Formerly AIM). This event is free and open to the public at the Auburn Avenue Research Library 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Eyes From Eden Atlanta Premiere @ CMO Global Center
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come see the dramatic movie “Eyes From Eden” making it’s Atlanta debut June 30th at CMO Global Center in Fayetteville, GA. Witness the story of a church drummer sacrifice the integrity of his faith to satisfy unfulfilled desires. Written and directed by Chicagoland writer/filmmaker Cornell Ford, this screenplay is an adaptation from the novel “Have You Wishing I Was Yours” also written by Cornell.

Eyes From Eden Trailer link

Jul
6
Thu
Bantunium Labs #BlackOwned Business Roundtable @ Bantunium Labs
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us every Thursday for the #BlackOwned Business Roundtable, presented by Bantunium Labs Afrocentric Business Center. This roundtable focuses on the needs of Black owned businesses in Atlanta and how to insure success with collaboration. The roundtable is open to all and there is no fee to attend but donations are greatly appreciated.

Jul
8
Sat
The Young Black Networking Expo @ Open for Business
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come out and experience a great social and networking event as we showcase and salute our own in our community!

Networking! Positive Vibes! Great Food! Entertainment and Music! This is an event for all ages! You don’t want to miss it!

If you or someone you know owns a business or is a part of non-profit organization and you would like to be a part of the Expo, please contact the number or email addresses on the flyer!

Jul
14
Fri
Young Black Professional ATL (YBP): An Afterwork Summer Party @ Venue (TBA)
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FREE RSVP (guarantees admission into venue and $10 entry at door.)
Atlanta, We are bringing the biggest Afterwork Summer Party for Professionals to your city. This is not your ordinary Afterwork or Mixer event. We’ve had lots of that already. This is a quarterly party/Networking event for young black professionals in the city to come out and have a swell time partying and networking with other like-minded professionals. We’ve had very successful events in Houston and New York and your city is next.
Here’s how it works: The First 2 hours of the event will start with some networking and connections, the next 2 hours will be dedicated to straight classy partying, mingling and dancing.
We plan to bring up to 500 Atlanta young black professionals for this event. So invite a friend or colleague at work and come out to party.
Due to the expected capacity, we can only accomodate a certain number of attendees, so RSVP is very compulsary. It guarantees admission and also ensures that you pay no more than $10 at the door.
Jul
15
Sat
#IAMAfricaan DayParty {Grand Opening Atlanta} July 15 @ TBD
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

#IAMAfricaan

DayParty Experience

Atlanta | 5p – 10p


SHOW YOUR TALENT: E-mail iamafricaan1@gmail.com

{Art, Dance, Spoken Word, Musician, Live Performer, etc.. All Black or African Creatives are welcome!}


#IAMAfricaan a concept design to promote the Black & African Brand through, music, culture, the creatives and curated experiences. Arts, Fashion, Food, Dance, Music, and Culture.

Join us, dance to a mix of the Best of African Music, HipHop, Dancehall, Soca and Zouk. Invite Friends, and Family

Afrobeats | HipHop | Dancehall | Soca | Zouk

Black is Africaan


Valid ID Required 21+

RSVP For Complimentary Admission Before 6pm

Text 202-696-6573 for Table and Bottle Service

Jul
20
Thu
BRONX DAY ATLANTA 2017
Jul 20 – Jul 23 all-day

BRONX DAY is a celebration of community, family and culture. A celebration of the place that birthed Hip Hop. A culture that has spawned a sense of fearless creativity, which is the very foundation of many success stories that continue to make an impact in various industries and professions throughout the marketplace! BRONX DAY is about paying homage to that very community, uplifting that extended family with love, being that village and nurturing that seed, so he or she can command their rightful place and make their impact and contribution in society.
BRONX DAY… not only is it a celebration, it’s a EXPERIENCE!

CO7 IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING DISADVANTAGE YOUTH WITH THE RESOURCES AND FOUNDATION THAT WILL HELP THEM TRANSITION FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADULTHOOD.

It was through this dedication we started GOOD IN THE HOOD. September 2010 Co7, LLC. set out to provide the youth with the tools to lay a basic foundation for success. This basic Foundation will empower them to become the architects of their own future. We are focused on outfitting the youth with the necessary supplies for school, like pencils, pens, notebooks, paper, erasers, binders, calculators and book bags. We also provide the basic hygienic & clothing necessities needed for school.

We host a GOOD IN THE HOOD “Back to School” free community block party. It takes place after BRONX DAY and is either held at the Thomasville or Rosel Fann Rec. centers. We provide free food for families, music, basketball and gymnastics. The children have a chance to interact with one another and learned how to work together through team organized activities. At the end of the event every child goes home with school supplies and feeling good about themselves.

Co7 is determine to see GOOD IN THE HOOD flourish into a fully functional non-profit organization. An organization that will continue to service the community through annual events for kids, providing free food, good music, activities, school supplies, gift cards for parents to ease the burden of shopping for school clothes, conducting mentoring classes (academically & socially), having a career day and coaching the boys and girls basketball teams.

Bronx Day Atlanta 2017
Jul
21
Fri
Worship Conversations Album Release Concert @ Living Faith Tabernacle
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm
Worship Conversations Album Release Concert @ Living Faith Tabernacle | Forest Park | Georgia | United States

Contemporary Praise & Worship Artist, Marica Chisolm is preparing to release her Sophomore Album Worship Conversations on July 21, 2017 and she’s doing it the best way she knows how; with a free Gospel Concert! Marica is a vocalist whose approach to music and ministry is from a pure and sincere perspective. National Performances include opening shows for Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Israel & New Breed, Stellar Awards Pre-Events, Don Moen and More!

Her newest single, “Favor”,  is now available on iTunes from the sophomore album “Worship Conversations”. The single has been listed on the Nielson/Billboard most added list by WGRI-AM- Cincinnati, OH, WOAD-AM-Jackson, MS, and KHVN-AM-Dallas-Fort Worth, Tx.

The Album Release Concert will be held, Friday, July 21, 2017 at Living Faith Tabernacle, 5880 Old Dixie Hwy, Forest Park, Ga. 30297 at 7:30 PM Est. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 6:30 PM Est.

Jul
26
Wed
Secret Society Wednesdays @ DS17
Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 3:00 am

Each & Every Wednesday Atlanta’s Young Professionals Get Together And Party At What We Like To Call #SecretSocietyWednesdays !!! Come Out & Experience The Ambiance of the Atlanta Hawks Gaurd, Derrick Schroeder’s new Restaraunt & Lounge, DS17!! Great Atmosphere, Great Music, Great Food, Great People! Check Out A Few Of The Details & Specials We Have To Offer:

– FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT LONG

– VALET PARKING

– FOOD & HOOKAH SPECIALS BEFORE 12PM

– 1/2 PRICE BOTTLES OF WINE

– $100 MOET ICE

– $150 GREY GOOSE

-MUSIC BY: DJ KING (@IM_A_KING)

POWERED BY:

– PROPHECY EVENTS (@prophecyevents / @luthermcelroy)

– TWELVE THIRTY EVENTS (@twelvethirtyevents / @planblack)

– DREAMSCAPE ENT (@dreamscapeent)

– UPSCALE ENT (@mikeupscale)

– MANNY (@cirocboymanny)

– NICK MARSH (@nickmarsh)

– CAESAR CLARKE (@caesarclarke)

– JAY DOT FLE (@jaydotfle)

FOR ALL INQUIRIES & RESERVATIONS CALL OR TEXT : 404-452-7317

*** REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE ADMISSION HERE, ARRIVE BEFORE 12AM, ASK FOR BLACK & RECIEVE A COMPLIMENTARY DRINK***

Jul
27
Thu
NEW YORK WEEKEND IN ATLANTA 2017
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 11:00 pm

 

New York Weekend is a movement that celebrates New York culture and what it means to be a New Yorker in cities outside of New York. We acknowledge music, style, pride, hustle, talent…overall, we have events that honor a culture.

Nostalgia and Pride are words that describe our events. Rarely do you ever see boroughs come together for one common goal, recognizing the New York culture. Our network is like family, family that comes to New York Weekend events to hear throwback music, laugh, and dance.

Soundtracks will be provided by New York Legend DJ Mister Cee (former Dj from Hot 97), The Harlem Show Stopper DJ Danny Dee, Brooklyn’s Own Dj Lance, and 4th Quarter Boyz Dj Fish.

Click the link below to book early bird room rates.

http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=New%20York%20Weekend%20in%20Atlanta%5EATLPC%60NYWNYWA%6089%60USD%60false%604%607/28/17%607/30/17%606/28/17&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

Hosted by the 1 & Only Boogie Black aka Mr. Henny aka Mr. Facts.

July 27 – Ladies Night

July 28 – The Blue & White Affair

July 29 -It’s the 90’s: Bad Boy Edition

July 30 – The Empire City (Day Party)

 

Jul
28
Fri
Black CEO TOUR: ATLANTA @ Hotel Indigo Atlanta
Jul 28 – Jul 29 all-day
Black CEO TOUR: ATLANTA @ Hotel Indigo Atlanta | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Black CEO Tour is the number #1 Conference for the Development of Black CEOs. This focus is on building business based wealth in the black community and the goal is to help develop the mindset necessary to achieve success. The Black CEO Conference will be an amazing opportunity for you to receive coaching and mentoring from industry experts, influences, and thought leaders from around the country!

Black CEO TOUR: ATLANTA @ Hotel Indigo Atlanta - Vinings
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm

Black CEO Tour is the number #1 Conference for the Development of Black CEOs. This focus is on building business based wealth in the black community and the goal is to help develop the mindset necessary to achieve success. The Black CEO Conference will be an amazing opportunity for you to receive coaching and mentoring from industry experts, influencers, and thought leaders from around the country!

You will walk away with …..

  • The tools, techniques, systems and structure needed to create a legacy of wealth for future generations.

  • Strategies that you can implement immediately to start generating results for your business

  • The opportunity to network and build collaborative relationships with other Black CEOs

  • The knowledge to develop a mindset necessary to acheive success

Hotel Accommodations: We have reserved a block of rooms for your convenience for a discounted rate of $99 per night. To reserve your room online visithttps://www.ihg.com/hotelindigo/hotels/us/en/atlanta/atlrc/hoteldetailuse the group code: BCT or call 866-819-2393 to may your reservation by phone and request the Black CEO Tour Atlanta Group Rate.

Lord of the Ribs with Basketmouth & Bovi with the WoWo Boyz Live in ATL @ PVC Event Hall
Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

 

Enjoy an Evening of Laughter at Lord of the Ribs. Atlanta will be lit by two of Africa’s biggest comedic stars, Basketmouth and Bovi.

The doors open at 8:00pm. Come and take pictures on the red carpet and grab a seat before the show starts at 9pm.

All VIP guests get dinner and African snacks/finger food.

The WoWoboyz will also be in attendance to premier the release of their new show, WoWo Boyz and Friends

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
31
Mon
Atlanta Black Restaurant Week
Jul 31 – Aug 13 all-day
Atlanta Black Restaurant Week @ Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Atlanta Black Restaurant Week presents its inaugural culinary series. For two weeks, Atlanta will experience the diverse culinary offerings from the African Diaspora. Black Restaurant Week offers a variety of opportunities for culinary professionals to get involved.

Visit website for updates

Atlanta Black Restaurant Week
Jul 31 @ 4:30 am – Aug 13 @ 11:30 pm

 

Lining up plans in Atlanta? Whether you’re a local, new in town, or just passing through, you’ll be sure to have fun during Atlanta Black Restaurant Week. For two weeks, Atlanta will experience the diverse culinary offerings from the African Diaspora. Black Restaurant Week offers a variety of opportunities for culinary professionals to get involved.

Aug
12
Sat
An Ankara Bazaar – ATL
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The first ever Ankara Bazaar ATL, Creating a unique retail shopping experience with featured elements of Afrocentric vibes (Shop. Sip and Swag) devoted to presenting A class vendors of african designs, supporting small business owners, celebrating family, and art, music and food in a beautiful atmosphere. SATURDAY 1pm – 9pm VIP ENTRY/SHOPPING 1PM GENERAL ENTRY 2PM *DRUMMING/DANCE FIRST FASHION SHOW 3PM *PERFORMANCE SECOND FASHION SHOW 6PM LAST CALL 8PM DOORS CLOSE 9PM *AFTERPARTY (tbc in this city) The Ankara Bazaar, a day event highlighting African and Afrocentric creativity; features vendors with unique and extraordinary designs in style and detail, mostly African inspired, but each offering their own take on fashion through an African/Afrocentric lens. The Bazaar experience includes Traditional African food, Our exclusive Pop-up fashion show showcasing our designers, live DJ, Cultural Performances, and our juice bar. * We are committed to presenting our customers with vendors with the highest quality standards of designs, finishings and styles. * Ankara Bazaar is not responsible for designs and will not refund items bought from vendors. *All items sold are final. See vendor’s booth for specific Return Policy. * All tickets sold to this event are final. We do not refund tickets. * All event participants grant Ankara Bazaar the right to use images, likeness, sound, voice or impressions captured during our event without compensation, and/or credit, for any or all purposes, in any or all media, worldwide in perpetuity. * This event is rain, snow, shine or otherwise. * Please plan ahead for the weather as Ankara Bazaar is not reponsible for changes in weather forecasting. * We reserve the right to confirm or cancel vendors. * Activities are subject to change. Models, Vendor participations and other enquiry Contact: info@ankarabazaar.com

Aug
25
Fri
Buy Black Movement Annual Convention @ Hilton Garden Inn
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day
Sep
2
Sat
The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County
Sep 2 – Sep 3 all-day
The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County @ Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh & Wake County
Labor Day weekend
SEPT 2nd & 3rd
The African American Cultural Festival
is an annual celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, food and community. Over the past seven Labor Day weekends, the two day festival has connected diverse people and families from across our region with local, national, and international artists, performers, food vendors, area business owners, and our local media outlets. The festival has become Raleigh’s premiere destination for teaching, sharing, and celebrating the distinctive folk and cultural traditions of African Americans here in North Carolina and from around the world.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Office: 919-833-0140
info@aacfestival.org
#nbgnetwork #nationalblackguide

Sep
16
Sat
2017 Black Parents Forum @ The Friends School of Atlanta
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Registration is now open for #2017BlackParentsForum & Admissions Fair 9/16/2017 www.blackparentsforum.infohttp://ow.ly/i/bIq3B. The Black Parents Forum & Admissions Fair is a great day to learn more about the admissions process at private day and boarding schools, Pre K – 12th grade. The day is packed with information sharing, educational resources, education consulting for student recruitment.

Every Black Parents Forum event is open to ALL families interested in independent school education. In 2017 the BPF celebrates its 19th year serving thousands of families in the South. Young Horizons Indigo is pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming Forums and Teacher Recruitment Fairs in Atlanta. TOC & BPF will operate “rain or shine” on their scheduled dates. There will be no “snow date” and TOC/BPF cannot be responsible for travel problems resulting from weather or any other reason. Because of the high cost inherent in planning and guaranteeing the event, there can be no refund of any portion of the registration fee for any reason.

Celebrating 19 years, the Black Parents Forum (BPF), BPF Rountables and Teacher of Color Recruitment Fairs (TOC) provide information and support for ALL parents and teachers interested in pursuing academic excellence for their children.  The Black Parents Forum, BPF Roundtables and Teacher of Color Recruitment Fairs are hosted by Young Horizons Indigo, the online news source for parents and teachers.

The Ritz Gala by Orchestra Noir, The Atlanta African-American Orchestra @ The Ritz-Carlton
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Ritz Gala by Orchestra Noir, The Atlanta African-American Orchestra @ The Ritz-Carlton | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Orchestra Noir invites you to our highly anticipated season opening concert, The Ritz-Carlton Gala! This event promises to be an extraordinary night of class, high art, and elegance. Maestro Jason Ikeem Rodgers will lead the orchestra through a magical evening of classic orchestral and operatic masterpieces as we celebrate the first concert of the season in grand fashion!

All guests will walk the red carpet and enjoy a complimentary assortment of European and American artisan cheeses, fresh and dried fruits and nuts, “Fairywood Thicket” jams and marmalades, and assorted artisan breads during the lavish pre-concert soiree. All guests will then make their way into the breathtaking Grand Ballroom where they will be seated at tables and served masterfully prepared gourmet hors d’oeuvres as they take in the soothing sounds of the orchestra. Guests in Conductor’s Circle will enjoy premium, intimate seating up close with the maestro.

Ladies be sure to wear your most glamorous gown and gentlemen please wear a tuxedo, as this is a black-tie event.

Pre-concert soiree at 7:00PM. Concert at 8:00PM.

*Wine, champagne, and top shelf alcohol will be available for purchase throughout the entire evening.

Orchestra Noir is The Atlanta African-American Orchestra! Founded in 2016 by Music Director, Jason Ikeem Rodgers, Orchestra Noir acts as a living testament to the African-American legacy of excellence and resilience in Atlanta and the nation. Our mission is to showcase and celebrate the musical excellence as well as the business and cultural achievements in our community here in Atlanta through concert events.

Gaining commercial and critical acclaim by fusing classical music with pop culture, Orchestra Noir has collaborated with international hip-hop superstars Migos and 2 Chainz for the “Culture” album which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In addition, Orchestra’s Noir’s historic first season culminated with a performance featuring nine time Grammy Award winning producer and DJ Bryan-Michael Cox in an epic orchestra vs. DJ battle designed by Maestro Rodgers. Orchestra Noir has been covered in notable media outlets such as the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Upscale Magazine, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Ed Lover Show, Rolling Out Magazine, Atlanta Black Star, NPR, Georgia Public Broadcast, Griots Republic, CBS Radio, Blavity, and many more.

Oct
7
Sat
Still Standing & Stepping Out, The Purple Affair @ The Gathering Spot
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are invited to join us as we bring awareness, honor and celebrate survivors of Domestic Violence at The Still Standing Foundation’s 6th annual Purple Affair.

On October 6th, 2017, a diverse and philanthropic group of Atlanta media, business professionals, celebrities, advocates and social gatherers will assemble to pledge their generosity and ongoing support to a worthy cause at the 2017 Still Standing & Steppin Out, The Purple Affair – a benefit event that honors survivors of Domestic Violence.

Riding the waves of previous years vastly successful and generously sponsored Purple Affair, this year’s event is expected to be yet another night to remember.

Guests will enjoy a collage of live entertainment, dancing, celebrity guest appearances, awards & scholarship presentation and more…

6:00 pm
Cocktail Reception featuring The Purple Boutique and Wounds to Wisdom Book Signing

7:00 pm
Seated Dinner, Guest Speaker, Awards & Scholarship Presentation

8:00 pm Live Entertainment & Dancing

Proceeds will benefit The Still Standing Foundation’s Domestic Violence Awareness, Advocacy, and Prevention Fund.

Attire: Cosmopolitan/Semi-formal

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