There’s always something to do in Nola! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in New Orleans this week.

Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
CUFFING SEASON is a monthly soulful speed dating event. Sign up for an evening of conversation, laughter, tasty food and possibly love! This is all taking place at 14 Parishes, the hottest new restaurant in the Crescent City! 14 Parishes features a Caribbean inspired menu, served in an upscale atmosphere! Learn more HERE.

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Urban Fêtes Silent Parties are the city’s main attraction for party-goers out on the town! If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing this most thrilling event first hand, now is the time! Silent parties have been around for decades, but Urban Fêtes has brought back the rave-like shindig with a modern twist. Don a pair of headphones while rocking with three LIVE DJs spinning your fave R&B, Hip-Hop, Bounce, Reggae, and Top 40 Hits! Learn more HERE.

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Black Girl Giggles is a New Orleans-based collective of African-American comediennes. The evening is curated to spotlight comedy from the Black female perspective – sketch, stand-up, improv and everything in between. Hosted by Shep Kelly including an original sketch performed by Black Girl Giggles Comedy Festival, Brionne Bagneris, Tekesha Fairley, Briana Augustus, Camille Roane, De De Theriot with headliner comedienne Janell Banks. Learn more HERE.

Friday, March 2, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Higher Level Ent. and The Power House Connection invades NOLA Friday nights with “Invasion Fridayz.” It’s taking place the 1st Friday of every month with the world’s hottest Caribbean DJ’s delivering the best in soca, reggae, dancehall, AfroBeats, Top 40, and more! So stretch before you leave the house and come ready to sweat and dance into the mawnin!! Learn more HERE.

Friday, March 2, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. 
We’ve become our parents…playing old school songs and making “back in my day” comments to young millennials. We can’t get enough of the 90s and miss everything attached to it, music, fashion and television. To reminisce on the love we had for the decade, event promoter Larry Morrow is hosting a party that will take you back in time. So find some doorknocker earrings or throw on a Cross Colors bomber jacket and get your running man on.  Learn more HERE.

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – Sunday, March 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Mardi Gras Indians, African dance, brass bands, luscious jazz, soul-funk, Latin jazz and West African highlife. All these are in store for music fans at the 11th annual Congo Square Rhythms Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Celebrating the New Orleans traditions that spring from the African diaspora, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival brings a joyful noise to the spot that those in the know consider the birthplace of American music. Learn more HERE.

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Pack The Room is a limited seating stand up comedy show hosted by local comedian Mark Caesar of Piss Yo Pants comedy. The show will feature some of the top talent from all over the country. Lineup includes social media sensations @subtweetshawn1, @rob_kazi, and @missjuslaugh with show headliner @comediansleepy. Musical performance by B. Heims. Learn more HERE.

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 
A two-woman show portrayed in rapid-fire, comic vignettes, exploring the lives of thirty-something, urban, African-American middle class women who search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them amongst a parade of stereotypical images. Learn more HERE.

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 
You’ve heard of the movement and may have been a part of it on its last visit to the Crescent City. Well, call your vocal coach and practice your “Knuck If You Buck” lyrics as Trap Karaoke comes back to town! You can sign up to hit the stage solo or with a crew. Like the last time, with surprise guest Mannie Fresh, you never know who may join the stage with you to rap along to their songs! Learn more HERE.

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
It’s ABSTRACT NOLA’s second birthday and they’re teaming up with Axiom Art Gallery this month for another great event. Filled with a variation of live painting, performances, live body art, poetry, food, and a few surprises. Come out and enjoy the usual good vibes and great energy from some of the most talented creators in the city. Learn more HERE.

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