There’s always something to do in Philadelphia! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Philadelphia this week!
1. MAKE AMERICA SKATE AGAIN
Monday, October 31, 2016, 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m..
Celebrate Halloween at The Fillmore Philadelphia and come cap off their one year anniversary in a way they have never done before! They are bringing in a pro skating floor and will have DJs to keep you moving. Skating and admission is free for all ages from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. They will pick back up for the 21+ crowd with progressive pricing at 8:00 p.m.. Very limited early bird tickets are available. Learn more here.
2. SOULCOMEDY @ WARMDADDY’S
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Take a night to enjoy live standup comedy as well as some of the best southern cuisine in the world. There will be free giveaways, surprise guests, the full dinner menu and appetizer specials. Learn more here.
3. NAACP FALL HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come out and mingle at the Hard Rock Cafe and learn more about various organizations and the awesome work they have been doing in the Greater Philadelphia area. Appetizers will be provided. Learn more here.
4. ARTIST MIXER
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Art Media Fashion Creatives is hosting a mixer to meet and mingle with exceptional artists and creatives. There will be live art, vendors, guest performances, speed networking, branding tips and more. Learn more here.
5. CUFFING SEASON: TRYOUTS
Friday, November 4, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Winter is creeping around the corner, so you will have to do what you need to make sure you are prepared. Come meet and connect with someone worth your time at a quality speed dating event. The options will be there, the only thing missing is you. Learn more here.
6. THE PHILADELPHIA POETRY SLAM
Friday, November 4, 2016, 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Check out the largest adult slam event in Philadelphia that takes place on each first Friday from October to May. Each time you can expect an out-of-town featured poet, two hilarious hosts, a DJ and top of the line slam. The styles of the poets who step on the stage are as diverse as this great city. So come be a judge in the three round elimination slam and see what it’s all about. Learn more here.
7. FIRST FRIDAYS WITH MATTHEW LAW
Friday, November 4, 2016, 9:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Other than touring all over the globe and holding down his very successful friends and family party, you can find Matthew Law at Stratus Rooftop Lounge for First Fridays. Learn more here.
8. SOUNDS IN A GALLERY
Saturday, November 5, 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.
9. KING KOUNTRY WAYNE
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 9:15 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
You have probably seen his videos as you are scrolling through your timeline. For one night only, catch the rising comedian, Kountry Wayne, in Philly. The show will take place at Helium Comedy Club. Learn more here.
10. CARIBBEAN BLEND WORLD PARTY
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10:00 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Come out to Trilogy Night Club for the Caribbean Blend World Party with DJ Master Rich, DJ Marfie, DJ Proud and the Legend Roger Culture. Dance into the morning listening to reggae, soca, afro beats, dancehall and kompa. Learn more here.
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