There’s always something to do in Nola! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in New Orleans this week.
1. THE MEDICINE SHOW NOLA
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
An event to turn up the volume on social impact storytelling through comedy, poetry, music and more as local social innovators team up with creative storytellers to illustrate their visions for this city. An entertaining and inspiring night of storytelling featuring some of New Orleans’ most talented storytellers sharing stories of some of the cities most inspirational organizations and social innovators. Learn more HERE.
2. PJ MORTON LIVE
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 10:00 p.m.
R&B singer and piano-playing member of Maroon 5, PJ Morton is hosting a monthlong Tuesday night residency at the popular Frenchmen Street venue, Blue Nile. Morton is returning back to his hometown of New Orleans with his band during a nationwide tour promoting his Grammy-nominated album, Gumbo. Learn more HERE.
Friday, December 8, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
After the long work week, kick up your shoes and relax your feet with the 1Social crew at Bar Culture. You can get a table for food, libations, and hookah with your friends. Music provided by DJ Ally Bea all night. Learn more HERE.
4. THE SOUL REBELS
Friday, December 8, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
This concert is packed with a variety of great artists of different genres. From the conscious hip-hop of Talib Kweli and NOLA native Curren$y to the soulful sounds of Grammy winner Robert Glasper to the funky beats with The Soul Rebels, it’s going to be a good show from start to finish. Learn more HERE.
5. SILENT TRAP PARTY NOLA
Friday, December 8, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Urban Fêtes is back in the NOLA with the hottest and quietest party wave! They’re adding a special “TRAP” edition to their world-renowned Silent Party! Don a pair of headphones and rock with 3 DJs spinning your fave Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, and Top 40 Hits. Once the clock strikes Midnight, enjoy nothing but TRAP VIBES! Learn more HERE.
6. THE TIPPING POINT
Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:00 p.m.
Created by DJ RQ Away, it began with the idea of giving those seeking a good time an alternative to what he and his cohorts had come to know as a “regular” night out. With no lines, no cover, no enforced dress code, and a laid-back vibe, The Tipping Point has become a “to-do” thing for the young, cool crowd of NOLA on Friday nights. Learn more HERE.
7. NOIRLINIANS HOLIDAY MEET UP/POP UP
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Come close out the new year with your friendly neighborhood Africans, Noirlinians. Come eat, drink, be merry and shop goods from local and international vendors. Noirlinians is an AfroFashion blog exploring the relationship between culture, clothing, and identity in the diaspora. Feat Denisio Truitt and Mwende Katwiwa. Learn more HERE.
8. LGBTQ NIGHT
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
New Orleans Boulder Lounge is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for the New Orleans LGBTQ community to come together, climb, socialize, and play. Hosted by the BreakOUT youth organization, LGBTQ Night offers a dedicated space for the LGBTQ community to climb and exercise in what is often times a cis-centric, hetero-dominated environment. As always, this event is open and available to anyone who identifies as LGBTQ or feels more comfortable in a dedicated queer and trans-friendly space. Learn more HERE.
9. LOVE JONES
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Love Jones is the premiere monthly date night in New Orleans for you and your significant other or if you’re single and just want to treat yourself to a great night and meet someone new. This is the ultimate grown and romantic night experience in New Orleans to celebrate love and a refreshing change of scenery from the norm. Couples and singles alike are both welcome! Learn more HERE.
10. THE CROSSRHODES
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn and D.C. singer/poet/emcee Wes Felton have joined forces to become The Crossrhodes. Their joint album, Footprints On The Moon, serves as a sixteen-track activist anthem for black America blended in smooth sounds and rhythms that we’ve known Raheem to bring. Seeing them live will be an experience mixed with soulful melodies but also, a call to action with lyrical meaning. Learn