There’s always something going on in The Chi! Check out my curated list of Chicago events for Black professionals this week.
1. THE MAKEUP ARTIST TOUR: CHICAGO
Friday, November 11, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join pro makeup artists Myke Silva and Nicky Horne for Chicago’s Makeup Artist Tour, bringing you the most current and innovative makeup techniques for perfect results and long wearability! This 4 hour course will explain different application techniques and do’s and don’ts for every look. It goes down this Friday at the Hyatt Place in South Chicago. Learn more here.
2. AMFM PRESENTS: THE JAZZ SERIES 11/11
Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 11:11 p.m.
The lovely people at AMFM Mag have got some tricks up their sleeves for this month’s jazz series at Maybe Sunday Collective. Their only warning–when the clock hits 11:11 p.m., expect the unexpected to occur. Come out for good music and good vibes only. Learn more here.
3. TYLR AT EAST ROOM
Friday November 11, 2016, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The homey Tyler Gordon, a.k.a. TYLR, is set to shut down East Room this Friday. It costs nothing to experience his magic, so save thy coin. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. and jams start at 10:00 p.m. Learn more here.
4. GOREE CUISINE GRAND OPENING
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Senegalese cuisine is coming to the windy city! Come experience the grand opening of Goree Cuisine, Chicago’s newest restaruant serving authentic Senegalese food. Bring friends and family to enjoy great food and a relaxing atmosphere. Learn more here.
5. LIVING THANKSGIVING: NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Saturday November 12, 2016, 2:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. & Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, Chaturanga Holistic Fitness presents a 2-day workshop series to teach communities how to create and maintain open minds an open hearts with one another. Facilitated by Hema & Mandakini Pokharna, Jain Indian scientists certified in nonviolent communication, this series is designed to inspire and empower people in the world to discover healthy ways of being together in the journey of life. Learn more here.
6. DARK GIRLS DOCUMENTARY
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Venture out to Culture Connection 360 for a screening of “Dark Girls,” a documentary addressing the issue of color on a psychological level in the Americas the Caribbean, and the continent of Africa. Following the movie, there will be a brief discussion and quick bites. This event is open to men, women, and children. Learn more here.
7. ARIKA EDUTAINMENT WINE & DESIGN
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This event is for the brothers and sisters in need of a creative break. Kuumba Wine & Design and Afrikan Village Chicago join forces to give you a night of paint, drank, and fun featuring author and dancer Chaconta “Nehledi.” Laugh a lot, drink a little, and enjoy yourself. Learn more here.
8. BLACK + BROWN AT CURRENCY EXCHANGE CAFÉ FEATURING SALSA CON SOUL
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
BLACK + BROWN is a monthly programming series that explores Afro-diasporic traditions. This week, they’ll be presenting Salsa con Soul, a Chicago-based band formed in 2005 and has been a staple in the Chicago salsa scene. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Learn more here.
9. BARE STROKES ‘GLOW IN THE ART’ LIVE BODY PAINTING PARTY
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Paradigm CreatVe Group brings you “Barestrokes: “Glow in the ART,” and epic night featuring 20 models, 20 artists, and all glow everything. For this installment of their popular art party, guests have the option of being the art, too. This is a one of a kind experience only the mad men at Paradigm CreatVe can claim. You don’t want to miss this. Learn more here.
10. NIGERIAN FUSION FOOD TOUR, CHICAGO
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The first of it’s kind, the Nigerian Fusion Food Tour presented by Heels in the Kitchen was created with the aim of exporting Nigerian food to a larger crowd. By taking some everyday food elements and tweaking them, their hope is to raise dining standards that not only delights a non-Nigerian palate but also shows the versatility of our Nigerian ingredients. Learn more here.
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