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10 Oakland Events for Black Professionals This Week

10 Oakland Events for Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The Bay Area! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in the Bay Area this week.

1. BLACK TECH WOMEN HAPPY HOUR
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
There will be no awkward forced conversations or nametags at this women in tech happy hour. Just good, sisterly techie vibes. Come meet women from companies all over Silicon Valley like Google, Apple, and more. Learn more here.

2. SPLASH YACHT PARTY
Friday, June 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Party the night away in unique fashion onboard the Hornblower SF Spirit, where dancing, cocktails, & dazzling night views of the San Francisco bay will be in full effect! Your summer kick-off plans have officially been set! Learn more here.

3. KEHLANI
Friday, June 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Bay Area princess will be back in her hometown to bless the mic. She’ll go cray-ay-ay-azy if you don’t show up. Learn more here.

4. SWAGGER LIKE US FT. TRINA
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
One of the best LGBTQA parties is back and bigger than ever for the SF pride parade. How, you ask? Ms. Trina is the headliner! The added bonus of attending is that you’ll be partying with a cause: all proceeds from the party will go to the SF City Clinic. Learn more here.

5. WE BRUNCH: CHEERS TO THE SUMMER
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
One hundred guests will touch down at Red Dog in Oakland for an unforgettable private brunch experience. There will be a DJ, endless mimosas, beautiful Black people, and, of course, brunch. Learn more here.

6. SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE 2017
Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25, 12:00 p.m. – 11:00p.m.
You already know what it is! But if you don’t, the website says: there will be over 200 parade vendors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community and allies in the nation. Learn more here.

7. HBCU FAMILY DAY
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Calling all HBCU students, HBCU Alumni, and friends of HBCUs. Join the Northern California HBCU Alumni Associations Coalition (HBCUC) for their 24th annual Family Day. The day is packed full of events like tailgating, a fashion show, a singing contest, and a bake-off. Family friendly! Learn more here.

8. TACOPOCALYPSE
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Jack London Square Block Party series continues with Tacopocalypse. Food vendors slinging tacos, craft beer and cider, and music. Learn more here.

9. POSITIVE VIBES BBQ
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Just A ‘Lil Thick fam are setting the tone for the summer with the #PostiveVibesBBQ going down on June 25th at Mosswood Park. They will have free food, good music, fun for the kids, good vibes, and community love. Learn more here.

10. NEO-SOUL KARAOKE
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Come out for a karaoke session like no other! All your favorite neo-soul jams from artists like Common, Tupac, and Erykah Badu will be in rotation ready for you to kill the stage. Learn more here.

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Anayo Anayo is the I DON'T DO CLUBS Influencer of Oakland. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University and is a content marketing professional. She enjoys eating really good food, scoring cheap travel deals, and exploring the sights and sounds of the Bay in her free time. Follow her @anayotothe on Instagram  and her blog anayotothe.com.

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