There’s always something to do in The City of Brotherly Love! Check out my curated event list for Black
professionals in Philadelphia this week.
1. BENEATH THE SURFACE TOUR
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m
Oddisee and his band Good Company are set to take their show on the road. Oddisee just released an album, “The Iceberg,” so experience some of the new material with a great show. Learn more here.
2. SINCERELY CHOSEN
Thursday, April 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This month on the #SincerelyChosen show Sincerely Syreeta welcomes men of excellence to the stage. Sincerely Chosen interviewees include Michael Scales, Associate VP for Business Services of Temple University, Garron Gibbs, founder of TwoG Marketing, and lucky audience members who sign up to be interviewed. Learn more here.
3. THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Although happy hour is every day, come out to one of the best happy hours in town. There will be complimentary buffet, discounted appetizers, $2 off all drinks and beer. It is hosted by Michael Tozzi and IJazz Global’s providing live jazz and art. Learn more here.
4. MICHAEL CHE
Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, April 22, 2017, Multiple Show Times
Michael Che is known to push boundaries and ask those tough questions about race, religion, or America in a way to leave you in tears and with an open-mind. Cop a ticket and check out Michael Che in stand-up. Learn more here.
5. UPPN POP-UP AFTER WORK MIXER
Friday, April, 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The second edition of this pop-up series is hosted and sponsored by The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in their beautiful upstairs Hamilton Garden Terrace. There will be two complimentary drinks, light appetizers, and a contest for two free tickets to Motown the Musical. Learn more here.
6. THE PARTY TOUR
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
He’s not shy to the media and infamous for many things, but one thing is for certain, he can dance his butt off and will certainly put on a great show. Come out to see Chris Brown, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis, and Kap G. Learn more here.
7. BLACK LOVE PHILLY
Sunday, April, 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
This is a spoken word in celebration of us without apologies. All people with melanin, this event is for you. There will be special guest performers, featured acts, and vendors. Special guests KD Morris and his son JR Morris will be in attendance. Food will be available for a nominal fee. Learn more here.
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. –11:00 p.m.
Goapele, which means, “to move forward” in Setswana has been doing that, moving forward and making her presence known in the industry since 2001. Her last album came out in 2014, so you’re certain to hear something old and new. Learn more here.
9. THE PHILADELPHIA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Sunday, April 23 through Sunday, April 30, 2017, Multiple Venues & Times
The Philadelphia Jazz Festival celebrates the rich history and legacy of jazz in the city of Philadelphia. Participants will be able to experience jazz through musical performances, jazz education, and community service initiatives during International Jazz Week in Philadelphia. Learn more here.
10. MOTIVATION MONDAYS
Monday, April 24, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Ladder is back with a new way for you to network and mingle. You can kick start your week with some motivation and get reenergized! You could be meeting your next business partner in a room filled with some of the most inspirational professionals in the tri-state area. The Ladder will be launching a movement of a new style networking that has never been seen before. Learn more here.
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