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10 Oakland Events for Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The Bay Area! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in the Bay Area this week.

1. BRUNCH & BINGO
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
“Not your grandma’s BINGO… but bring your grandma!” The folks at Gentrified Chicken are throwing a geriatric turnup complete with Bay Area trivia and prizes. Learn more here.

2. DJ JAZZY JEFF
Friday, March 10, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
If you haven’t been to a DJ Jazzy Jeff set, you’re in for a real treat. The esteemed DJ always spins an eclectic mix of old and new school jams that will have you on the dancefloor all night. Learn more here.

3. THE INTERNET AT THE INDEPENDENT
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Come listen to the new wave R&B crooner with her band, The Internet, for a night of chill vibes and good music. Learn more here.

4. THE OAKLAND SLAM & WIDE OPEN MIC
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Need a place to get out the stressors of the work week and express yourself creatively? Dust off your book of poetry and sign up to hit the stage at this monthly open mic hosted by Jay Rich. Learn more here.

5. FELT B4E OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Curated by Mark “Digital” Sabb, the exhibition is a mash of digital art experiences and virtual reality with the black experience at it’s core. Artsy baes will be fully in-attendence. Learn more here.

6. CARIBBEAN DANCE CLASSES 
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Starting March 11th, there will be free Caribbean dance classes taught by Sistas Wit Style. If you’re preparing to werk, werk, werk, werk at the upcoming Carnival parades, make sure to come and get your moves tight at this class. Learn more here.

7. THE LOX AT THE FILLMORE
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
If you’re a hardcore hip-hop head, The Lox are probably on your top 10 list of greatest rap groups of all time. The iconic three are touching down on the west coast that fans, old and new, will enjoy nodding their heads to. Learn more here.

8. TRAP X ART RUNWAY
Friday, March 10, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
An always guaranteed night of feeling equal parts Cardi B. and equal parts Coretta Scott King is one spent at TrapxArt. Support local artists and get turnt’ at this monthly nightlife staple. This month they’ll be getting a bit more stylish with the debut of their first-ever fashion show. Learn more here.

9. BLACKOUT SKI + SNOWBOARD WEEKEND
Friday, March 10-12, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
If you’re that person who keeps putting off that weekend trip to finally visit Tahoe — this is your chance. Imagine hitting the snow bunny slopes with an entire group of melanin beauties ready to experience it with you. There will be brunches, parties, happy hours and more. Tahoe will be absolutely lit this weekend (and yours truly will definitely be in the building!). Learn more here.

10. GHANA INDEPENDENCE DAY BANQUET & BALL 
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Come out and celebrate one of the second greatest West African nation’s Independence! Come dressed in your formal or traditional best (but make sure it’s not so tight that you can’t get loose) and bre prepared to dance! You already know all your favorite afrobeats will be in rotation, and dinner is included in your ticket. Learn more here.

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Anayo Anayo is the I DON'T DO CLUBS Influencer of Oakland. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University and is a content marketing professional. She enjoys eating really good food, scoring cheap travel deals, and exploring the sights and sounds of the Bay in her free time. Follow her @anayotothe on Instagram  and her blog anayotothe.com.

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