There’s always something to do in The Chi! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Chicago this week.
1. FOUNDATION ROOM PRESENTS: SESSIONS WITH RYAN ALEXANDER
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come to The Foundation Room, in the House of Blues, Wednesday, June 21st for Sessions with Ryan Alexander! Come experience #CoversWithRyanAlexander with the crooner himself. This event was inspired by your great energy, so please bring it to the House of Blues this Wednesday! Learn more here.
2. CO-STANZA + MORE AT THE WONDER BAR
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
This Thursday, Fun House Entertainment presents The Wonder Bar, a Hip-Hop showcase of some of Chicago’s best acts. Performers include Co-Stanza, Donny Konz, Howie Stackz, Ano Ba, and so many more. It’s strongly encouraged that you take public transportation, Uber, or a cab to and from the establishment due to the turn-up. Learn more here.
3. CHICAGO FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Calling all Black Foodies! The 4th annual Chicago Food Truck Festival is upon us and the South Loop is already in a buzz. Come out for a free day of good food, live performances, and the Sangria Garden! Learn more here.
4. TOUR OF HYDE PARK 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Get to know Chicago’s Black Mecca that is Hyde Park this weekend with Chicago Velo. Not only is it the home of the University of Chicago, it’s also the home to some of the best Black-owned-businesses in the city. Join Chicago’s Velo for a tour around Hyde Park! Learn more here.
5. BEGINNER STONE CLASS
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.
When you know your rocks, you rock on through life. So Twisted Rose Metal by LaLa is hosting a beginner stone class to get your life right. This class will start you off with basic knowledge of 5 primary stones, how to identify them, and how they can affect or empower your life. Materials provided with ticket purchase. Learn more here.
6. THINK.BREATHE.RELEASE – YOGA ON THE BEACH
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Join Yoga extraordinaires, Mila Marshall and Sista Afya, for an afternoon of yoga on the beach. Mila will guide you on journey of breathing meditation through yoga. Sista Afya will follow with a support circle and a bite to eat. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat, water, and a towel. Learn more here.
7. CHICAGO ROSÉ DAY – A RIVER NORTH ROSÉ PARTY
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Get ready for Rosé all day! Your favorite bars and restaurants in River North invite you to get Rosé wasted all day while you embark on the bar crawl of a lifetime. Admission includes gift cards to use on the crawl, a commemorative glass, prizes, and so much more. You don’t want to miss this! Learn more here.
8. TOTALLY 90’S Bar Crawl W/ KEL – CHICAGO
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Gather ’round children because your favorite orange soda lover is coming to Chicago! That’s right, Kel Mitchell will be here to help you relive your childhood during the Totally 90s Bar Crawl. Come down to Wicker Park for fun and festivities brought to you by Bar Crawl Nation and the glorious ’90s. Learn more here.
9. THE GALLERY (AN AUDIO VISUAL EXPERIENCE)
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Come out and enjoy art, music, fashion, body painting, and more! Featured performers include Fendi Frost, B-Class, and PT Ruger alongside featured artists EA7160, JOSHMADEIT and KREATIVET! Get tickets while you still can. This event will sell out as Iridium events typically do! Learn more here.
10. CHICAGO PRIDE PARADE
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Y’all know how Chicago turns up! Get ready for a parade like no other as. Chicago’s LGBTQ community will be live, lit, and in full effect all day long for the Pride Parade. It all goes down in Lakeview at noon and will be making its way south throughout the day. Learn more here.
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