There’s always something to do in NOLA! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in New Orleans this week.
1. TOO TRILL TRIVIA
Monday, January 09, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Need an escape from the caucacity of regular trivia nights? Too Trill Trivia has got you covered. It’s free to play and starts at 7:00 p.m. sharp (ish). Learn more here.
2. GROOVE THERAPY
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – Thursday, January 12, 2017, 2:00 a.m.
Come out to chill, enjoy good music and dope vibes w/ DJ Legatron and Mark Caesar of Piss Yo Pants Comedy. It’s open mic and will featured performances by C. Perkins, Elliot Luv, Kamara and more. Learn more here.
3. THE SWEET SPOT NEW ORLEANS
Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – until
The Sweet Spot is a “Pop Erotica” burlesque show that travels to different cities around North America. It features poets, live body art models, sultry burlesque dancers, live music, fashion, comedy and more. Learn more here.
4. DR. MLK JR. ART EXHIBIT: THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Themed The Fierce Urgency of Now, the National Conference of Artists presents the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Exhibition and Student Art Contests. Each year, the organization reaches out to students and teachers and challenges them to use their creative juices to connect with one of Dr. King’s speeches. You’ll be amazed at the interpretations. Learn more here
5. WAX, WINE & ART
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a night filled with live art, complimentary hand massages and endless wine! Come out and network with great people and receive great information. Also, the event will celebrate the soft opening of R3 Esthetics second location! Learn more here.
6. BOURBON BALL
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – Sunday, January 15, 2017, 12:00 a.m.
Bourbon Ball is the event that has brought so much joy and great memories to our lives, and now it is heading to one of the most magical and fun cities in the world, New Orleans! Bourbon Ball:New Orleans will be at Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market. The event is semi-formal. Learn more here
7. GRITS & BISCUITS NEW ORLEANS EDITION
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – Sunday, January 15, 2017, 3:00 a.m.
The beloved party that has allowed you to act sophisti-ratchet across the country known as ‘Grits & Biscuits’ is headed to the 504 during MLK weekend to get loose and shake somethin’ at Kinfolx in the Boot! We’ll be biggity biggity bouncin all night to nothing but Dirty South music. Learn more here
8. NBLSA SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CONVENTION AFTER PARTY
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11:00 p.m. – Sunday, January 15, 2017, 3:00 a.m.
The Southwest Region of the National Black Law Students Association is holding their inaugural regional convention January 11-15, 2017 in New Orleans. After a week of workshops and networking, the conference will end on a high note with a night at Eiffel on Saturday’s. Learn more here.
9. FILM & DISCUSSION: BELL HOOKS
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) is among one of the leading public intellectuals of her generation. In this two-part film, extensively illustrated with many of the images under analysis, hooks makes a compelling argument for the transformative power of cultural criticism. Following the film-screening, multidisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome joins writer and critic Darnell L. Moore for a conversation on the intersection of race, capitalism, and gender. Learn more here.
10. LADIES CHOICE CONCERT SERIES
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – until
Bring your Mom, aunties and girlfriends because this is a concert for grown women of all ages! Ladies Choice Concert Series featuring Joe, Dru Hill and Jagged Edge. You know all the 1990s and 2000s R&B acts are on tour so this is a good show to hear your throwback favorites. Learn more here.
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