There’s always something to do in Nola! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in New Orleans this week.
1. TOO TRILL TRIVIA
Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Looking for a trivia night where you’re more likely to get questions about Living Single than Seinfeld? More Hughes than Hemingway? More collards than kale? Too Trill Trivia is back with their first edition of the new year. Learn more HERE.
2. BLACK GIRL GIGGLES
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Come out for the first Black Girl Giggles show of 2018 with Jasmine Ellis. Jasmine Ellis’s standup has been described as “energetic” and “joyfully neurotic,” and she’s pretty sure that was a compliment. After hosting local radio shows in college and interviewing comedians, she decided to try it herself in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. Check her out along with other BGG faves including Geneva Joy, Sierra Fitzgerald and more. Learn more HERE.
3. THE SWEET SPOT
Friday, January 12, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The Sweet Spot is a high energy, heart-pounding, fist pumping, laugh-out-loud pop erotica event performing in 30+ cities across the US and Canada. This sensational theater production features the world’s best performance poets, live body art, burlesque dance, musicians, top 40 DJs, comedians and more. Come experience the sexier side of life with exciting new performances every time. Learn more HERE.
4. SILENT “80S/90S/00S” PARTY
Friday, January 12, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Urban Fêtes is back in NOLA with the hottest and quietest party wave! They’re kicking off the New Year with a special “Throwback” edition Silent Party! Sport some fresh Old School attire and don a pair of headphones while rocking with three DJ’s spinning your fave hip-hop, R&B, reggae & Top 40 Hits. Learn more HERE.
5. AARON ABERNATHY “DIALOGUE”
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Ab Aaron Abernathy and his live band Nat Turner return to New Orleans to perform records from his newly released DIALOGUE LP, as well as his critically acclaimed MONOLOGUE LP. This time, New Orleans’ own CoolNasty and DJ RQ Away are warming up the set. Learn more HERE.
6. LARRY MORROW & ANGELA YEE’S 4TH ANNUAL ALL BLACK BIRTHDAY AFFAIR
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
New Orlean’s nationally known event promoter and author, Larry Morrow is bringing down members of the syndicated morning radio show, The Breakfast Club from the frigid New York to the warmer southern climate to celebrate radio personality Angela Yee’s birthday. Sounds provided by DJ Envy and local talents DJ Chris Major and DJ Keith Scott. The event is hosted by “The Boss” Rick Ross, Kenny Burns and NOLA’s own B-Nice. Learn more HERE.
7. ZULU MAYOR FLAG RISING – SECONDLINE
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Twelfth Night was on January 6, marking the beginning of Mardi Gras 2018 season! The largest predominantly African-American carnival organization, Krewe of Zulu, is holding their Zulu Mayor Flag Raising – SecondLine formation. It’s starting at 1212 S. Dorgenios St. NOLA 70125, then parading 1.6 miles to the Zulu Clubhouse (732 N. Broad St.) where the Mayor of Zulu land, Rodney P. Mason, Jr., will raise his flag signifying the Mayor has arrived! Learn more HERE.
8. NOLA NOBLES 3RD ANNUAL PHOTO SHOOT
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In New Orleans, Treme was historically the neighborhood where Blacks owned their homes and took great care of them, which is the reason they are still worth so much. This year’s theme for the group NOLA Nobles is, “KINGdom COME.” They encourage Black men of the community to come wearing the best version of themselves collectively and individually. The attire is African print inspired. Come out and support this photo shoot and also network and participate in a cultural movement. Learn more HERE.
9. ABSTRACT NOLA
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
It’s the first Abstract NOLA party of the year. It’s a special occasion as the hosts of the event debut a new performance format to help shine even more light on the talent in the city. Come out and enjoy the usual good vibes and great energy from some of the most talented creators in the city. Learn more HERE.
10. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY
Monday, January 15, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The city of New Orleans will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with a community block party. It will be held at the historic Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Celebrate the legacy of Dr. King with the local neighborhood. Learn more HERE.
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