There’s always something to do in The Chi! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Chicago this week.
1. “HER” BY COLLECTIVE GENIUS
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
“HER” is a monthly celebration of female energy brought to you by your friends at Collective Genius. This month will feature Me’Chelle, Zen Wavy, VLVT, and, hailing all the way from Arkansas, Hope Dixon. Enjoy sounds by DJ Skoli and Lord Dave supervises the journey. Learn more HERE.
2. LF ENT RADIO ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASE
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
It’s been a beautiful 9 years for LF Ent Radio and the team wants to say “thank you” to all those loving fans. On January 18th at Refuge Live they’ll be presenting an anniversary showcase featuring Joel Q, D2G, Solo The Dweeb, DJ Manti and many more! It all goes down Thursday at Refuge Chicago! Learn more HERE.
3. I GOT $5 ON IT
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
DJ LMS, The Lab3l and BMan invite you to the Promontory for “I Got $5 On It.” Enjoy good vibes and great music all for $5 all night long. Dance into Friday at The Promontory starting at 9:00 p.m. Learn more HERE.
4. NAPPI HOUR: A T-PAIN TRIBUTE PARTY
January 19, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Nappy Boy meets Nappi Hour. Come join Afrotrak for a special edition of Nappi Hour in tribute of T-Pain. You’ll hear all your favorite songs from the snap music era and T-Pain classics like “Buy You A Drank” and “Bartender” courtesy of DJ Cut Cuz. Learn more HERE.
5. 32 VERSES: A ONE MAN SHOW
Friday, January 19, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Journey into the psyche of Brandon “Real T@lk” Williams, black man, beloved son, brother, lover and cunning linguist, born on Chicago’s West side and raised in Peoria, Illinois. Williams presents a 60-minute set packed with spoken word, storytelling, vocal instrumentation and music guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, hope, and most importantly, love. This is another dope Revival performance you don’t want to miss. Learn more HERE.
6. MARIJUANA EDIBLES CLASS HOSTED BY I GOT THE MUNCHIES
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Take this opportunity and enter an industry on the ground floor in Illinois. Learn how to open a cannabis edibles business and just about any other type of a cannabis related business. Experience hands on training of making canna butter, packaging, and prepping for cooking. All class participents recieve a t-shirt, digital copy of class, and gift bag. Learn more HERE.
7. #HEALTHYBAE 101
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join nutrition and holistic living experts Dominique (Owner – FruVe xPress Juicery) and Luckey (Vegan Lifestyle + Wellness Blogger) as they team up to give you the kickstart and gems required for a successful lifestyle change! In this workshop you’ll learn: Clean Eating Basics, Grocery Shopping Strategy, Healthy Alternatives to your Faves/Staples, Benefits of Juice Cleansing and so much more. Plus, you’ll also receive a Free Workbook, Free Juice Samples, Discounts on Food, Smoothies, and Juices from FxJ. Learn more HERE.
8. PRINCE & MJ EXPERIENCE – CHICAGO
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Come out to Beauty Bar to get down with The Prince and Michael Jackson Experience with DJ Dave Paul (San Francisco) and DJ Marco (Philadelphia). This party pays tribute to two of the greatest artists of our time. The music is far from the only thing happening at this party. There’s theme dancing, a face-off between guests repping The Purple One or The King of Pop, and much, much more. This is the perfect night out to lounge with your friends, make some new friends, get your drink on, dance and have the time of your life. Learn more HERE.
9. URBAN FÊTES PRESENTS: SILENT R&B PARTY CHICAGO
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
You’ve definitely heard the buzz by now, Urban Fêtes’ Silent Parties have been the city’s main attraction for party-goers 3 years straight. They’re excited to present another year of epic experiences beginning Saturday, January 20th at The Promontory with their very special “R&B” edition Silent Party! Get your tickets now, this event will for sure sell out. Learn more HERE.
10. GROWN FOLKS BUSINESS LIVE
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
B&A Marketing & The Eighties Group are proud to present Grown Folks Business Live! This is the first GFBL of 2018 at Subterranean and they’re bringing it in with a bang! They have a high energy show full of talent, including D2G, Shadow Master, Tand Kinetic Theory, and they’re also celebrating in the life of the fabulous Tori Lee! Get ready to jam all night! Learn more HERE.
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