5 Can’t-Miss Events This Month

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Everyone deserves to have some fun. Whether you’re looking for a one-day inspiring event to take your mind off of the every day grind or a quick weekend trip to soak up some sun and enjoy good music and food— bright sunny skies and warmer temperatures brings out some of the best events. Here are a few events to add your social events to add your social calendar.

May 7, 2015
Go Red For Women Luncheon featuring Star Jones
Little Rock, Arkansas

American Lawyer & Media Powerhouse, Star Jones is the keynote speaker for Go Red For Women, an initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their own heart health. In 2010, since Jones was diagnosed with Heart Disease, she’s been an advocate for spreading awareness about the #1 cause of death in women resulting in 1 in 3 deaths each year. Revenue generated from Go Red activities is dedicated to women’s cardiac research and education.

Visit the American Heart Association to learn more.

Washington DC
Taste of the Runway, Food Tasting and Vendor Expo
Saturday May 9, 2015

Former America’s Next Top Model contestant, Bianca Golden will host Taste of the Runway, a day of food, fashion, fun and vendors. The vendor’s event is free and open to the public but the food tasting and fashion is $20 and starts at 5 pm.

Visit to Taste of the Runway event and Eventbrite to learn more.

Atlanta, GA
Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit
May 14 – May 17

A star studded lineup including Steve Harvey, Clarence Avant, Quincy Jones, Jermaine Dupri, Jeff Friday, and Lisa Nichols will take over the stage for The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit at the Hyatt Regency. The Black Entrepreneurs Summits is a three-day business event tailored to both established business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

[Related: Entrepreneurs Summit Sneak Peek with Branding Guru Sherrod Shackleford]

Visit Black Enterprise to learn more.

New York
International Hair & Beauty Show
May 17 – 18

From makeup and wellness to natural hair care and the latest in eye lash extensions, the event includes a combination of combination of high technology and multicultural educational topics in salon retailing, education, and distribution areas.

Visit the International Hair & Beauty Show to learn more.

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
May 20 – 23

Mix and mingle with wine makers and top chefs as you enjoy good food and spirits at the New Orleans Wine & Food. Over 20 years, the event has become very popular attracting over 10,000 foodies, connoisseurs,and art and music lovers.

Visit New Orleans Wine Festival to learn more.