There’s always something to do in The Chi! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Chicago this week!
1. REMY MARTIN PRODUCER SERIES HOSTED BY ZAYTOVEN
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join Remy Martin for the Season 4 Semifinal of their Rémy Producers Series. It all goes down this Thursday at The Bassment (353 W Hubbard). Guests get in free with RSVP, so do it while you still can. Learn more here.
2. THE GODDESS EVENT
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
On Thursday, September 28th, AMFM brings you The Goddess Event, intended to inspire the goddess hiding inside you! The stage will hold spotlight to a very talented mix of womyn including deejays, singers, rappers, and musicians. Enjoy performances by locals Nicky Darko, Viibez, GG, Windy Indie, Nova Sparx, and M.E.L. Learn more here.
3. SADE & AALIYAH TRIBUTE
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Jeremiah Meece will be curating a one-of-a-kind tribute this week at Punch House (1227 W 18th St) featuring classic hits by Sade and Aaliyah. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with vibes starting at 9:00 p.m. As usual, this event is free for everyone! Learn more here.
4. NAPPI HOUR: THE KICKBACK
Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Get ready for one of the best happy hour parties Black Chicago has ever seen. It’s time to let your hair down after work with your friends at Nappi Hour this week at The Currency Exchange Cafe (305 E. Garfield Blvd ). Enjoy afro beats, r&b, and hip hop sounds all night long courtesy of DJ Cut Cuz and DJ Selah Say. Learn more here.
5. CHICAGO FOOTBALL CLASSIC PRE-PARTY
Friday, September 29, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Chicago Football Classic and Power 92 Chicago present the 1st Annual Chicago Football Classic Pre-After Party at Joe’s on Weed Street. DJ Nehpets, DJ Commando, and DJ RDouble will be shutting it down on the 1s and 2s. Plus, mix and mingle with Chicago’s finest. Learn more here.
6. ELEVATE @ FOUNDATION ROOM
Friday, September 29, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
The Foundation Room (329 N. Dearborn St., 4th floor) is back at it with their Elevate party this Friday at 10! This event is free all night with RSVP. Soundtrack and vibes will be provided by DJ Legacy. Kick off your bad and boujee Fall and Elevate! Learn more here.
7. SOUTH SIDE FILM FESTIVAL PRE-FESTIVAL SCREENING: THE CRY OF JAZZ
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Black World Cinema, South Side Projections, and the Hyde Park Art Center present a pre-festival screening for The Cry of Jazz, a docu-drama by the late Edward O. Bland, a University of Chicago alum. Come to the Hyde Park Art Center to celebrate the 1st Annual South Side Film Festival taking place October 6-8 at Studio Movie Grill Chatham and meet festival founder, Michelle Kennedy. This event is also free. Learn more here.
8. THE DOJO PRESENTS: SQUADFEST 2
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Squadfest will celebrate its second birthday doing what the Dojo does best–a DIY showcase of Chicago’s emerging artists. Come catch a dope night of music, performances, live lit, gallery, film, vendors, food, drink, good times, and of course futbol. A portion of doors sales will be contributed to Organized Communities Against Deportations. Learn more here.
9. THE MARTIN EXPERIENCE ART PARTY
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Come vibe in peace at The Martin Experience Art Party this Saturday at ONE18 (11869 S Vincennes Ave). Everyone will enjoy a fun-filled night of Martin-themed activities including Chilligans Island, Nipsy’s Bar & Grill, Paint & Sip, Martin Trivia and so much more. Sounds provided by DJ Royal with curation by Kadija Stallings and Andrea Jenkins. Learn more here.
10. DJ SELF, SOCIETY CHICAGO: THE ELITE PARTY EXPERIENCE
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Society Chicago’s DJ Self is taking over the House of Blues (329 N Dearborn) this Saturday! This is an elite party experience you don’t want to miss. Show starts at 11:00 p.m. Get your tickets now! Learn more here.
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