There’s always something to do in The Chi! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Chicago this week!
1. CHAI TULANI & THE BOMBA LIVE W/ CURREN$Y
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Local rapper, Chai Tulani, is opening up for Curren$y for the second time ever at the Metro. But this time he’s bringing The Bomba with him. Hit them up directly or email email@example.com to get your tickets. Learn more here.
2. THE COOL DOWN
Friday, October 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come experience “The Cool Down,” the newest first Friday’s soiree at Refuge. The Cool Down includes complimentary wine (until exhausted), An in-house massage technician, and a variety of custom treats made by A Sweet Journee Bakery™. This is the perfect way to kick off your weekend! Learn more here.
3. THE DOJO PRESENTS: 1234!
Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Your friends at the Dojo invite you to join them for a good time with Beverly Rage and some talented Chicago folks. Enjoy music by So Pretty, vamos, Jollys, Blacker Face, Bremer and the No Goods, and Jen Dot & the Dawgs. Guests also get to gander around the Dojo’s 2 Year Collection and F12 Network workshop series. Per usual, all are welcome to their safe space. Learn more here.
4.CHICAGO SOUTH SIDE FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – Sunday, October 8, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
The South Side Film Festival is a celebration of Chicago’s South Side on Film! The Festival will include South Side Classics – Both Old and New! Showings include Love Jones, Mahogany, and so many other Black classics. Learn more here.
5. SIS, U BELONG HERE: A GATHERING OF BLACK WOMEN
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sis, U Belong Here (UBH) is a healing and soul vibes gathering for Black women, and you’re invited. go beyond the surface to engage in a purpose-filled, collaborative, and creative process of BECOMING, BELONGING, and BEING visible. Creative expression will include breathing, embodiment, movement, art-making, and visualization. Learn more here.
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Like most great nightlife experiences, HennyPalooza started out as a small, organic gathering of friends that has become the most shared party series on social media to date. 3 years, 21 Palooza’s, and 40,000+ people later, the “party” in a small apartment has evolved into one the most socially activated parties ever. It all goes down this Saturday at Portage Theatre. Learn more here.
7. MAHOGANY MARY X MIXEDBYUNSTABLE PRESENT: ART, CULTURE & COMMUNITY
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
This event is the first of its kind in Chicago, bringing together some of the coolest Chicago Tastemakers, Bloggers, Artist and Entrepreneurs for an evening of love, laughter, and cannabis education. Learn about the new medical marijuana laws in Illinois, enjoy live music, live art and a vendor marketplace of local businesses! This event includes VIP Master “Rolling” Class taught by Cannabis Connoisseur, Coach Mo, Guest Speaker Donte Townsend, Chicago NORML Communications Director, a live body art installation by abstract artist #EA7160, live painting for auction by Tacarra “Spifster” Sutton, and musical performances by Derik & Bri WealthySoul. Learn more here.
8. CHROMOTHERAPY RELEASE PARTY
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Peace Crew Creative Collective invites you to Eshé’s official Chromotherapy album release party hosted by Mighty Magness. Enjoy an art installation by Eshé, a DJ competition featuring Lisa Decibel, Bonita Appleblunt, and Soul Chemist, plus a live performance of the full Chromotherapy album by Eshé and the Chromotherapists. The one and only Eeni Juice will be in the building to supply your body with some internal healing. Learn more here.
9. NEW SCHOOL DAZE CHICAGO
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
#NewSchoolDaze is a celebration of success hosted by HBCU young alums, members of Greek organizations and tastemakers. DJ’s Mile High, Caleeb, and Commando will be mixing it up, hitting you with all your favorite jams. Plus, party alongside Chicago’s hottest Black professionals. PWI grads and non-Greeks are welcome to party! Learn more here.
10. RED CUP KARAOKE
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 4:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
The Red Cup Karaoke Series Returns on Sunday, September 24th with more energy, great people, and more awesome memories. Doors will open at 4:30 pm to allow plenty of time to pregame before Karaoke starts. There will be food specials and drinks specials going as well. Sign up will begin at 5:30 pm and Karaoke will begin at 7 pm so make sure you sign up before slots are all taken. Learn more here.
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