There’s always something to do in the city of brotherly love! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Philadelphia this week.
1. NEXT PHILADELPHIA 1ST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCH PARTY
Monday, September 26, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The 2016 Presidential Election is less than 50 days away and it is important to be informed about the issues and the candidates. Join NExT Philadelphia, an affinity group of the Urban League of Philadelphia, and other partner organizations to network and fellowship while watching the 1st Presidential Debate between Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Nominee Donald Trump. There will be food and drink specials. The event is free, but RSVP is required. Learn more here.
2. MICHELLE OBAMA IN PHILADELPHIA
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Afternoon, exact time TBD
Join Michelle Obama and Hillary in Philadelphia where the First Lady will lay out what’s at stake in this election. Unfortunately, the exact time and location are not yet available, but please make sure to RSVP to get updates on more information as it becomes available. Learn more here.
3. ALL BLACK ON THE ROOFTOP. THE LAST FRIDAY
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Enjoy the last Friday night of the season with style and grace. Hosted by Ras Moses, the kitchen will be open until midnight and music will be by Lion Sounds and DJ Bossman. Learn more here.
4. Live at the GoGo
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
D.C. and its culture will be in the building for round 2. Joey Stix Experiment Band and special guests will be playing classic & new GoGo. Maryland’s own DJ Sylo is on the decks & hosted by Dre Frye. Get ready to beat your feet to real instrumentation. It’s going to be a great night! Learn more here.
5. YUNA – CHAPTERS US TOUR
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – Until
To celebrate and promote her latest album, Chatpers, Yuna will be bringing her sounds to The Foundry Stage. She has been associated with the acts of Pharrell Williams, Usher, Jhene Aiko and DJ Premier. If you are not familiar with her sounds, you should definitely check out her light lyric soprano voice with influences by Coldplay and Feist. Learn more here.
6. SILENT PHILLY – 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Party
Friday, September 30, 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Silent Philly has been providing some of the hottest parties over the last year so why not come out and help them celebrate their one year anniversary. The setup will be the same with multiple DJs playing from your own headphones. However, this event will take place at the Piazza and there will be over 20 DJs to choose from and live entertainment. Learn more here.
7. RED BULL SOUND SELECT PRESENTS: PHILADELPHIA
Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – Until
A Red Bull Sound Select is a monthly showcase curated by local tastemakers featuring great emerging music. This show will feature Finding Novyon from Minneapolis curated by Greenroom Magazine, as well as, Hardwork Movement from Philadelphia curated by WXPN / The Key. Make sure to RSVP, as without one, the price for entry increases. Learn more here.
8. 22ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LOCKS CONFERENCE
Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Sunday, October 2, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The International Philly Locks conference is your one-stop for a healthy and wealthy experience, workshops for the family, Pan-Afrikan Marketplace, hairstyling demos, live entertainment, food, and much more! Learn more here.
9. SOUNDS IN A GALLERY
Saturday, October, 1, 2016, 8:00 p.m.. – 10:00 –p.m.
This is Philadelphia’s premier spoken word poetry based open mic. Hosted by Poetry247.com founder, Christopher K.P. Brown and New Jersey vocalist Justin Graham, the event takes place every first Saturday of the month. The first hour of the event is dedicated to open mic artists. The second hour is for the featured acts. This event is a perfect way to end or begin your Saturday night in Philadelphia. Come out and enjoy some good poetry, good music, good food and a good time. Learn more here.
10. BIZ MARKIE WITH DJ GARY O & FRIENDS
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Come out for a night of non-stop dancing as DJ Gary O presents a special Fall edition of his “I Love the 80’s & 90’s” party. The night includes a special guest performance by DJ and national recording star, Biz Markie, who will be spinning a special 2 hour set on the 1s & 2s and will perform his smash hit “Just a Friend.” The event will be hosted by Old School 100.3 FM’s Lady B, and will include sets by #1 Blind DJ Touchtone & Corey DST. Learn more here.
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