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. HEINEKEN GREEN ROOM – THE PINK PARTY
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
This may be the only time wearing pink from head-to-toe would be acceptable. This edition of HGR is featuring, none other, Cam’ron who will be joined by rising star DJ Astro 8000 who will be bringing his signature Pink Party to Underground Arts! Best of all, it’s free with RSVP. Learn more here.
2. SUMMER SIPS
Wednesday, July 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
If you haven’t made it out yet, 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. THE ULTIMATE SUPA SISTAS
Friday, July 14, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by Philadelphia’s own Ursula Rucker, Supa Sistas brings three of the country’s fiercest women poets together on one stage for an incredible night of spoken word. For this can’t-miss event, Rucker will be joined by Black Arts Movement pioneer poet Sonia Sanchez and Black Women Rock! CEO, Jessica Care Moore. Together these powerful artists will weave their words into one unbelievable performance exploring issues of sexuality, women’s rights, technology, politics, and spirituality. Learn more here.
4. ALL LOVE SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Be the first to ring in Philadelphia’s newest block party series. The stage will be set for a full day of live music, art, and entertainment that will rival any outdoor event to hit the city this summer. This is a non-profit block party that will be free to the general public and include community service efforts benefiting the South Kensington Community. Learn more here.
5. LUPE FIASCO WITH DAYLYT
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 8:30 p.m. –11:30 p.m.
We’ve all seen Lupe grow up from the backpack rap of his debut. He’s put out a list of classics over the years and now has his latest release Drogas Light. He’s continuously shown us that he’s a developing artist and always has something new to bloom. He will be on stage with Daylyt, a famous battle rapper and all around artistic entertainer. Learn more here.
6. FRIENDS & FAM
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Matthew Law an ‘nem is coming back to Kung Fu Necktie with special guest, Illvibe Collective groupmate, Mr. Sonny James. Get your city wides, get your sweat on, and catch a twerk. Learn more here.
7. THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Don’t get too crazy at Friends & Fam, the weekend isn’t over. “What?”, you thought. Make it out to the new craft house in Brewerytown for some brunch. Admission includes bottomless mimosas, select drafts, and sangrias. Learn more here.
8. REGGAE IN THE PARK
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 1:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 5th annual Reggae in the Park – Philly’s Premiere Summer Reggae Festival at the Mann featuring performances from Ziggy Marley, Beres Hammond, Sizzla, Capleton & many more. There will be live DJ sets as well as arts & crafts vendors, Caribbean & global cuisine, and more all in the heart of Fairmount Park. Learn more here.
9. BLACK LOVE PHILLY
Sunday, July 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This is a spoken word in celebration of us without apologies. All people with melanin, this event is for you. There will be special guest performers, featured acts, and vendors. Features will be a mother & son combo, Tami LadySarkazym Muhammad & UFO Dom and live painting by Kaley D. Learn more here.
10. TONE & TWERK
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
It’s not too late to get your summer body. Let Coco help you with her Tone & Twerk class. It will be all about conditioning the abs, thighs, and buttocks. You will surely burn 300 calories or more. Learn more here.
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