There’s always something to do in Philly! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Philadelphia this week!
1. COCKTAILS & BALLOTS
Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Once you’ve pulled the lever, come on over to Allure’s and witness one of the most controversial and hotly contested races in recent history on the big screen. Enjoy great food and desserts, fantastic cocktails and fun music as you witness the election of the 45th President of the United States. There will be playing cards and board games as well to enjoy, mingle and converse while you watch the returns roll in. Learn more here.
Wednesday, November 9, 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. KING + QUEEN OF HEARTS WORLD TOUR
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 11 p.m..
R&B legends Maxwell and Mary J. Blige tour together for the first time co-headlining ‘The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour’ with a stop at Wells Fargo Center. Maxwell’s blackSUMMERS’night album is said to be one of the most acclaimed albums of 2016. Mary is also set to release another album Strength of a Woman this year. Learn more here.
4. IF YOU DON’T KNOW
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
This will be the first installment of the benefit concert series being put on by DJ HBK to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention and mental illness. Based on the title, it also doubles as an event to promote some of Philadelphia’s best local talent. Proceeds will be donated to the Lee Thompson Young foundation. Learn more here.
5. BETWEEN US AN R&B AFFAIR
Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
‘Tis the season of cuffin! Re-experience something a little bit different. In the generation of “netflix & chill,” they’re taking things things back to the old school and actually taking time to set a mood with a decent dinner and your favorite r&b hits. This is a party everyone can groove to, so all you couch potatoes, wallflowers, brunch goers, turner-uppers, two steppers, come out!
Learn more here.
6. SILENT PARTY
Friday, November 11, 2016, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Silent Party, always providing some of the hottest parties, has another one coming your way. This time featuring Team Hennessey along with complimentary Hennessey tastings. Make sure to get early bird tickets as the price will go up if you decide to procrastinate. Learn more here.
7. THE AFROFUTURIST AFFAIR 6TH ANNUAL CHARITY BALL
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Please join the Black Speculative Arts Movement in the 6th year in a row as they celebrate and bring awareness to Afrofuturism and Black SciFi culture with feature visual and performance artists, authors, and presenters whose creations use Afrofuturism and Black Sci-Fi as vehicles for expression and agency. Costumes and theme-wear are encouraged. Learn more here.
8. YOUNG THUG & 21 SAVAGE
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – Until
Fresh off the release of his popular Jefferey mixtape, Young Thug announced his tour HIHORSE’D with special guest 21 Savage. This will be Young Thug’s first major tour and 21 comes along for the ride as he promotes his joint project with Metro Boomin, “Savage Mode.” Learn more here.
9. QUESTLOVE SUPREME
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 9:30 p.m. – Until
Philly’s own musicologist Questlove of The Roots will be making another appearance at the The Foundry for the Questlove Supreme Second Sunday Series. Get your tickets now and get ready to have Questlove take his hometown through a musical journey all night long. If you’ve ever seen his album collection, then you won’t want to miss the sounds he’ll be providing late night.
Learn more here.
10. CARIBBEAN BLEND WORLD PARTY
Sunday, November 13, 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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