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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! Check out my curated list of events for Black professionals in the Bay Area this week.

1. THE LEAGUE’S IRL SWIPING WITH HBO’S INSECURE
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Remember that moment on Insecure when Molly the hot mess joined The League? It was cringe-worthy but so real! Now it’s your turn to get your head out of your phone and join The League and HBO’s “Insecure” for a dating event where you can meet multiple potential matches all at once and IRL. Learn more here.

2. QUESTLOVE (DJ SET)
Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Everyone’s favorite DJ, Questlove, will be spinning at the Independent right after his show with legendary band The Roots. If you’ve ever wanted to experience a night where you hear Michael Jackson, Young Thug, and Frank Ocean in the same night, Quest got your back. Learn more here.

3. TRAPXART JAY-Z TRIBUTE PARTY
Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
“I’m tryna give you a million dollars worth of game for $9.99.” Well, in this case, it’s $20, but still. While the 4:44 rapper will not be in attendance, come out and hear all of his hits spanning 13 albums. All while enjoying art from local artists and good vibes. Learn more here.

4. J. COLE: 4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY TOUR
Friday, July 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Not much needs to be said about the incomparable J. Cole. If you’re even remotely a fan, you won’t want to miss what might be one of his last tours for awhile. Learn more here.

5. LEMONADE AT THE NEW PARKWAY
Friday, July 14, 2017, 8:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Still trying to process the Knowles-Carter family drama between all their black and magical albums? I’m in the same boat. If you need a refresher, New Parkway theater is airing Queen Bey’s Lemonade so you can remember how all the drama began. Learn more here.

6. OAKLAND WINE FESTIVAL
Friday, July 15-16, 2017, 9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
The Oakland Wine Festival is a seated fine wine and food showcase that features celebrated winemakers, wineries, and wines from the Napa Valley, Sonoma County and some of your favorite international wine regions. The Wines of South Africa is their featured international region! Learn more here.

7. SILENT PARTY OAKLAND
Friday, July 15, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Urban Fêtes is bringing the hottest – and – quietest party wave to Oakland for the 1st time ever! Don a pair of headphones and rock with 3 DJs spinning the best Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae and Top 40 hits at Level 13 Ultra Lounge. Learn more here.

8. #LITBRUNCH
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Located in a beautiful art gallery downtown, the #LitBrunch is aimed to bring like-minded individuals to a creative space where they can be their authentic selves. Come out and be surrounded with positive vibes, diverse culture, and young professionals like you. Learn more here.

9. TOAST AND JAMS BRUNCH
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Come kick it to the live soundtrack by some of Oakland’s hottest DJs : DJ Veyn + DJ Kid Clay. Entry is free and everyone will have the option to purchase Bottomless Mimosas. The brunch turn up will be real! Learn more here.

10. SOCA SENSATION
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Right after you get your fill at Toast and Jams, head over to ERA art bar and lounge for the Soca Sensation party. 100% soca all night and free entry. 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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