10 Chicago Events for Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The Chi! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Chicago this week.

1. OPEN YOUR CITY: JOSEPH CHILLIAMS W/ TUNDE OLANIRAN, MOTHER NATURE
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Heineken in partnership with Audiotree and Consequence of Sound is proud to present the Open Your City video series, a great night of live music videos courtesy of Chicago natives Joseph Chilliams and Tunde Olaniran. Mother Nature will also be making a guest appearance at this show. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Foundations Of Music, a Chicago non-profit that works with CPS to help work toward a society where children of all means have access to music education and the opportunity to creatively express themselves through music. Learn more HERE.

2. THE GET DOWN
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 9:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The Get Down is a party inspired by the soundtrack to the Netflix show about the birth of hip-hop in the Bronx. Cheap Beer and Very Ex Girlfriend will be spinning all the 70’s and early 80’s soul, disco, and hip-hop anthems. No matter how you get down: disco, breakdancing, or doing the hustle–get down with your friends at The Whistler. Learn more HERE.

3. FIRST SHOWING OF PROUD MARY
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 10:20 p.m. – 12:20 a.m.
Hyde Park’s historic Harper Theatre is hosting their first showing of Proud Mary (Taraji P Henson). The movie will begin at 10:20 pm. To purchase tickets in advance please visit www.harpertheater.com or their box office at 5238 S. Harper Ave. Learn more HERE.

4. MOTOWN PARTY: STEVIE WONDER EDITION
Friday, January 12, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
By special demand, Beauty Bar & Good Kids present Motown Party: The Stevie Wonder Edition. Come shimmy, shake your tail feather, and step to the “Superstition” Man himself, Sir Duke! “Sign Sealed & Delivered”, played by some of this city’s best DJs! A portion of the night’s proceeds will support The Chicago Lighthouse, a world-renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veteran communities. Learn more HERE.

5. MONEY CAN’T BUY YOU 2.0
Friday, January 12, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Back by popular demand, Cole’s Bar is proud to present the Money Can’t Buy U Showcase hosted by Nitty’s Knocker with sounds by DJ Skeezus. Same bar, new artist, but the same price, free! Performances include Ace Da Vinci, Deem, Rhymster, and St. Icky. Learn more HERE.

6. ADILAH M TRUNK SHOW
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Come shop looks from the ADILAH M’s Spring/Summer Collection. This event will be hosted in the studio space where her collection is produced. Come and be social, have refreshments and have fun shopping. Learn more HERE.

7. THANK YOU CHICAGO
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Thank You Chicago wants to show their appreciation to all their family, friends, and business-minded peers by hosting a FREE Mix & Mingle gathering on Jan 13th. Enjoy free food, free drinks (water, pop, wine), games, and music. This event is also BYOB. Learn more HERE.

8. #NATURALHAIRFESTCHICAGO: TOUR DE NATURELLE KICK-OFF CELEBRATION
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Welcome to a world of natural hair and beauty culture, Natural Hair Fest Chicago Winter 2018. Open to natural hair care professionals, barbers, students and natural hair salon owners. Join the festivities and excitement of MLK Weekend with a marketplace, classes, product demos, panel discussions, fashion modeling, spoken word, live entertainment and much more all centered around the Natural Hair Movement. Learn more HERE.

9. BLACKOUT BRUNCH AND DAY PARTY
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Liv Social Collective presents The Blackout Brunch. Eat, drink and party with open bar, bottomless mimosas and a buffet brunch from 1 pm – 3 pm. At 3 pm the party begins! Reserve your spot now because tickets will sell out. Learn more HERE.

10. URBAN FÊTES PRESENTS: SILENT PARTY CHICAGO “MLK WEEKEND”
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 9:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Join Urban Fêtes & Thank You Chicago at South Loop’s Velvet Lounge for a special “MLK Weekend Edition” Silent Party. Don a pair of headphones and rock with 3 LIVE DJs spinning your fave Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae & Old School Hits. Come on, it’s not like you have to go to work on Monday (word to Dr. King). Learn more HERE.

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