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. ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Even if you’re not a big jazz fan, the Robert Glasper Experiment has blessed your fave catalog at some point. They’ve even won a Grammy for the best R&B album. So if you feel like it may not be your cup of tea, think again. This is a show you don’t want to miss. Learn more here.
2. SUMMER SIPS
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
If you didn’t make it out lasts week, no worries. Summer Sips will be here every week all summer long. The Urban Philly Professional Network Millennial Connectors is bringing you Summer Sips On the Rooftop at Warmdaddy’s. There will be discounted wine and beer, half-priced appetizers, and Jack Daniel’s cocktail specials. Even better? There’s free parking. Vibes will be brought to you by the super talented DJ A-List. RSVP for complimentary admission. Learn more here.
3. OFFICIAL 76ERS DRAFT PARTY
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
You are invited to watch the 2017 NBA Draft broadcast live on the Piazza’s 400-square-foot HD LED screen. The Sixers hold the third overall pick in addition to four second-round selections. While you watch, there will be appearances by Sixers legends, mascot Franklin, Sixers Dancers and more. There will also be a live DJ, trivia contests, vendors, a silent auction, and food and drink specials. Tickets are already scarce so keep checking the site for new drops. Learn more here.
4. DIGABLE PLANETS
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Pioneers of the jazz rap genre, Digable Planets is bringing the nickel bags of funk to Philly. Check ‘em out at the Electric Factory and enjoy a dope show. Learn more here.
5. THE MIDWAY AT SUMMERFEST
Friday, June 23 thru Saturday, June 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
You know the summer is officially here when the ferris wheel starts spinning The Midway. It will be officially open on June 23. Come down and celebrate the opening with a free performance by Biz Markie on June 24th from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. along with boardwalk games, rides, mini-golf, arcades, food, and more. Learn more here.
6. 4TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN DAY
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Check out the 4th Annual Caribbean Day at the Reading Terminal. There will be food demos, visual and performing artists, face painting, and more. Best of all, it’s free. Learn more here.
7. NATURAL HAIR SHOW
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Curly girls unite! Transitioning? Welcome to the journey. If you’re relaxed, I’m sure there are still some tricks you can take home with you. This is the 5th annual Natural Hair Show with special presentations from celebrity stylists and authors. Learn about things like new trends in protective styling and tips for damaged hair. Fellas, don’t be shy, you can learn a thing or two and impress your girl if you know her curl pattern. Learn more here.
8. TRAP KARAOKE
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:00 p.m. -12:00 a.m.
You’ve been preparing for this your whole life — In the car, shower, and in front of your bedroom mirror. Here’s your chance to show your skills. TRAP Karaoke is heading to your city. If you’re ever in doubt while participating, just ask yourself, what would Beyoncé do Learn more here.
9. PHILLY SOUL PICNIC
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Calling all pleasure seekers and funky people, come out with family and friends for a day of sun, fun, and recreational activities. Lounge. Commune. Reunite. Enjoy positive vibrations for soulful music lovers. You can play, dance, and eat as much as your heart desires. Learn more here.
10. KINDRED PRESENTS: JOI DONNIE
Monday, June 26, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Philly’s favorite couple, Kindred the Family Soul, has brought back Kindred Presents. During these events, they invite some of their wildly talented friends to perform an acoustic set and sit down for a good talk. You can keep the soul vibes going past the weekend with Donnie and Joi at this event. Learn more here.
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