There’s always something to do in The Chi! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Chicago this week.
1. THE “SPRING FLING” AT HARVEST MOON CHICAGO
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join 250 Chicagoans for the first official night of spring! Guests at the celebration can enjoy two sponsored cocktails, light eats, live music with 15% off all food and drink specials all night long! There will also be a ‘best legs’ contest where you could win $200! Valet will be available and early registration is suggested. Learn more here.
2. LET ME BVNG (DANCE PARTY)
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Your friends over at Kinky Elevator Music presents the Let Me BVNG dance party, the first ever juke, trap, and afro-beats jam session at Velvet Lounge. Come experience the musical styles of DJ Skoli, Bonita Appleblunt, and DJRoyal NoBiten with additional performances by Calid B. and RO$$ MAC! Ladies are free before 10:00 p.m. Learn more here.
3. SOULQUARIANS NIGHT
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Come on down to Punch House for a free night of neo-soul and soulquarian magic with Jay Illa. It all goes down Thursday, March 23rd at Punch House. This event is free all night! Learn more here.
4. VOCALO WELCOMES AN EVENING WITH CLOSED SESSIONS
Friday, March 24, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Join Vocalo for a special presentation of Closed Sessions at Metro Chicago this Friday! Enjoy your favorite Chicago acts like Kweku Collins, WebsterX, Kipp Stone, Boathouse, and Odd Couple alongside a special guest they can’t wait to announce. Tickets are $16 in advance with inflation at the door. Learn more here.
5. GEEKHAUS PRESENTS: A JIM HENSON CREATURE FEATURE
Friday, March 24, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
GeekHaus is here with a spectacular Jim Henson Creature Feature hosted by Lucy Stoole. It will be a night filled with Jim Henson inspired live Cosplay/Drag performances and more fur nd fleece than you can handle! Come celebrate works such as The Muppets, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal and many more together with a prize filled Cosplay Runway, drink specials, no strings attached! Learn more here.
6. BLACK GIRLS HUSTLE HARDER EXPO
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Black Girls Hustle Harder Expo is an event where African American Entrepreneur Women come together to market/sale/promote their products, goods and services. This is a free event but there will be items there for sale. Both men and women are invited so tell a friend! Learn more here.
7. 2017 EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Hailed by critics and fans alike as the ‘Guitar Event Of The Year,’ the multi-artist celebration known as the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to return in 2017. These special concert performances present legendary artists who join together to pay homage to Jimi Hendrix. Ticket prices vary. Learn more here.
8. NEW ERA CHICAGO – OPEN MIC FUNDRAISER
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
New Era Chicago (NEC) is proud to host a night of raw local talent for their open mic fundraising event at the Firehouse! From amateurs to pros, everyone’s encouraged to pick up the mic and spit their truth! As always, the proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to fund NEC programs such as “Hood2Hood,” a community outreach program active in our most vulnerable communities in Chicago. You don’t want to miss this event! Learn more here.
9. CHICAGO HER LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Her is taking over GMAN Tavern (3740 M Clark St.) from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. on March 25th and will be launching their first event in Chicago! Feel free to pop by early from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and hang out for a pregame session and meet your local HER team who will be on hand to get the party started and everyone talking! Koval will be doing a VIP tasting! Make sure to grab a pre-game ticket! Learn more here.
10. MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL BALL
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
It’s time to celebrate the beautiful skin you’re in! Bee Cee Flowers Productions proudly presents the inaugural “My Black is Beautiful Ball.” This is a formal event that will be filled with elegance. There will be plenty of dancing, fine dining and live entertainment. Did I mention that there will be an open bar for four hours? Learn more here.
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