There’s always something to do in Nola! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in New Orleans this week.
1. THE FRAME: L. KASIMU HARRIS
Monday, June 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – Tuesday, June 20, 8:00 a.m.
Hosted by educator and photographer Zack Smith, “The Frame: A Louisiana Photograph Podcast” is a bi-monthly series that showcases the work, backgrounds, and creative philosophies of Louisiana photographers. These hour-long conversations are recorded live at the Louisiana Humanities Center in New Orleans. The next event takes place June 19 at 6:00 p.m. Smith will talk with New Orleans photographer and writer L Kasimu Harris. Learn more here.
2. BIG CHARITY: DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – until
This documentary film includes never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews to tell the story of Charity Hospital, from its roots to its controversial closing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. From the firsthand accounts of healthcare providers and hospital employees who withstood the storm inside the hospital, to interviews with key players involved in the closing of Charity, Big Charity shares the untold, true story around its demise and sheds new light on the sacrifices made for the sake of progress. Learn more here.
3. DENISIA AND HONEY SAVAGE PLUS DJ CHINUA
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – Wednesday, June 21, 1:00 a.m.
Progression Music Series is teaming up with ABSTRACTnola to present local musicians WhoisDenisia and Honey Savage with sounds curated by DJ Chinua. Learn more here.
4. A TALK WITH THE MAYOR
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A Talk with the Mayor: A Civic Engagement Social, will give Mayor Landrieu the opportunity to present remarks about the legacy of his administration, what he is proud of and what he wishes he had more time to tackle, followed by a facilitated discussion where participants may submit questions which will be vetted by event volunteers. The host for the evening will be WWLTV Eyewitness Morning News Anchor Sheba Turk. RSVP is required. Learn more here.
5. QUEEN SUGAR SEASON 2 SCREENING PARTY
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Screening party for Queen Sugar Season 2 premieres Episodes 1 and 2 on June 21. The location will be announced a few days before the event. All cast and crew members invited are to be celebrated. Who knows? Kofi Siriboe might stop by being that the show is filmed in New Orleans. You must RSVP. Learn more here.
6. THE JAM W/COOLNASTY
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – Thursday, June 22, 12:00 a.m.
The Jam w/CoolNasty takes place every Wednesday night at NOJM. If you are an aspiring musician, poet, comedian, etc., this is the event for you! Mingle with the local creatives in the community at the open mic jam and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails. Arrive early to sign up as the list fills up quickly! Hosted by DC Paul, this event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.
7. CARIBBEAN MIXER
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
NOLA Caribbean Festival and The Black Professional present: Caribbean Mixer, a classy way to get your summer started right. Come mix and mingle with other New Orleans professionals on the gorgeous rooftop bar of the Catahoula Hotel with the sweet island sounds of Jamaica’s own DJ Megatron. Learn more here.
8. NOLA CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 25, 10:00 p.m.
The NOLA Caribbean Festival is a yearly multicultural Caribbean festival showcasing Caribbean cuisine, music, and culture while highlighting New Orleans’ deeply rooted cultural connections as the Caribbean’s northern-most city! Learn more here.
9. VIZUALS PRESENTS SOUNDS IN SILENCE
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 11:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 25, 3:00 a.m.
Are you ready for a litty indoor Silent Party? Live Nation and Vizuals Clothing is hosting two DJs at House Of Blues: @djkeithscott and @jaysonskillz. Headphones will be supplied at the door. Don’t miss this one of a kind experience. Learn more here.
10. TREME FOOD + MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Reach Out Nola has teamed up with the Historic Carver Theater and 14 Parishes Restaurant to initiate the restoration of social connections among the residents of the Treme’ with the inception of the “Inaugural Treme Experience”. The purpose of “The Treme Experience” is to bring the residents of the community together to celebrate its culture and ignite a spirit of ownership. Learn more here.
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