Here’s our short list of events around New Orleans we know you’ll enjoy! If you have an event you’d like to add, contact twillis@theblackprofessional.com

 

1. Sound Tracks: Songs That Defined History

Monday, May 1 – 6:30pm

CNN invites you to a special screening of SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THATDEFINED HISTORY Hurricane Katrina.

The new eight-part, hour-long CNN Original Series explores the music tied to pivotal moments in history. From the March on Washington to the riots at Stonewall – every episode will illuminate how music has played an integral role in celebrating, criticizing, and amplifying these seismic events in our collective history.

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August 2005, triggering the worst urban disaster in modern US history and threatening to wash away the birthplace of some of America’s most influential music, from the jazz of Louis Armstrong to the hip-hop of Lil Wayne.

The event is free and open to the public, however, you MUST RSVP to attend due to limited seating.

Send RSVP to: CNNoriginalseriesrsvp@turner.com

 

2.Tasting Tuesdays: Chardonnay vs. Pinot Noir

Tuesday, May 2 – 6:30pm

Aiming to give you a deeper appreciation of classic, prestigious wines from various regions, all while diving glass deep into the mysteries and myths of wine tasting and food pairing.

Learn about the wine making process, ordering, bottle opening and everyone’s favorite part – TASTING of course! Your pallet will be privy to 6 different wine selections of unique and intense flavors from around the world, along with the proper food selection for each.

Tickets $30-$45

DrinkLab Nola, 343 Baronne St.

 

3. Afro Wine Night with Ndaba Mandela

Wednesday, May 3 – 5:30pm

This month, we are ecstatic to invite a few of our guests to join us for a very special monthly meet-up. On Wednesday, May 3,  TheBlackProfessional.com and BusinessRulesforWomen.com are coming together at The Munch Factory for some great dialogue and networking with Ndaba Mandela. Just in case you were wondering about the connection, Ndaba is the grandson of world leader Nelson Mandela, who would have celebrated 100 years in 2018.

The Afro Wine Night event series is for the culture, infusing wine & Afro-beat vibes with an atmosphere that supports community-centered initiatives and interests. This kick-off is a private event so only your RSVP will get you in the door.

 

4. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Thursday, May 4-Sunday May 7

The worst part about this festival is that weekend 2 is the last weekend until next year. Hope you rested up to do this all over again. We’ve possibly moved all of our meetings and appointments to earlier in the week, work-life balance people! If we miss you the first three days we KNOW we’ll catch you in your all-white on Sunday, come rain or shine for our Maze ft. Frankie Beverly.

 

5. Margarita Mayheim

Friday, May 5 – 5pm

The 4th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Day Party kicks off at 5pm at EIFFEL Society. Complimentary margaritas for ladies until 6pm. Free El Jimador shots from 6-8pm. $5 margaritas, $15 for 5 Coronas. Obviously, we love any reason to eat, drink and be merry in NOLA.

 

6. @1SocialNola

Friday, May 5 -7pm

Late night happy hour for everyone looking for a laid back atmosphere. Enjoy food, drinks, hookah and music at 14 Parishes from 7pm-12am