10 Philadelphia Events for Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The City of Brotherly Love! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Philadelphia this week!

1. AUTHENTIC FAN EAGLES PLAYOFF PARTY
Friday, January 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come out to celebrate playoff season with the team & NBC Sports Philadelphia.The first 500 people will receive a Free Miller Lite. There will also be $5 Game Day menu. Learn more here.
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2. YOUNG BLACK PROFESSIONAL WINTER NETWORKING
Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ring in the new year with the first YBP special winter event. The evening will have some networking and some partying to get the new year off to a great start. Come out, bring colleagues along, and come ready to meet new people. Learn more HERE..

3. KEEP SIPPIN’
Friday, January 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Now that the first new year’s week is over, get this year started on the right foot by keeping that energy from 2017 going. Keep Sippin’ is the answer. Enjoy a fresh happy hour experience at the all new Aloft Hotel lounge. Mingle with other young professionals while listening to music provided by DJ A-LIST. Learn more HERE..

4. THE FUZE: PHILLY POETRY SLAM
Friday, January 12, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
If one of your resolutions is getting out more and seeing what the city has to offer, this is a good start. The FUZE is proud to present Andre Carbonell Harlem Furious. He was the venue champion of the 2016 Denver Mercury Team selection, 2016 Denver Mercury IWPS Representative and a competing member of the 2016 SlamNUBA team. He now acts as the co-executive director of SlamNUBA. Learn more HERE.
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5. RIVERRINK WINTERFEST WITH MATTHEW LAW
Friday, January 12, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 A.m.
Starting this month, the Blue Cross RiverRink in partnership with REC Philly, will be having monthly DJ nights. Philly fave, Matthew Law will be kicking things off. In case you don’t know, Matthew Law is an original member of DJ Jazzy Jeff’s Playlist Retreat, toured with the likes of Dave Chappelle and Black Thought, and has shared stages with Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and De La Soul. Ice skating, drinks, and Matthew Law – name a better trio? Learn more HERE.
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6. LEGACY: MLK WEEKEND
Friday, January 12, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 A.m.
You only get one chance to make a first impression, so why not make it a great one? Friday StarPower Marketing Group kicks off the New Year with a tribute to MLK! This is the season for merriment, tinkling cocktail glasses, and lights that sparkle. This event will be held at Stratus. It’s an indoor rooftop, so get that uber and don’t let the cold stress you out. Learn more HERE..

7. PNB ROCK HOMECOMING CONCERT
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 4:00p.m. & 8:00p.m.
Philly-native PnB Rock isn’t forgetting where he came from, now being signed to a major record label. He’s bringing it back to where it all started. Come out to the Fillmore for two shows in the same night. Learn more HERE.
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8. PANCAKES & BOOZE
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 8:00p.m. – 2:00a.m.
It’s that time again. Philadelphia’s premier underground art show is back featuring 80+ emerging artists, live body painting, live art, free pancake bar, and live DJ sets. Honestly, the pancakes are probably worth it alone. Learn more HERE.
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9. DAY DREAM SUNDAYS
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 12:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Join NSW Media and Havana Nights PHL for the official launch of Day Dream Sundays. It is an All-U-Can-Eat brunch served until 4 pm, followed by a day party until 10 pm at one of Philadelphia’s newest indoor/outdoor venues. Some of the brunch items will include shrimp & grits, chicken & waffles, and mac & cheese – basically, the best combinations ever created. Learn more HERE.
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10. CENTER CITY DISTRICT RESTAURANT WEEK
Sunday, January 14 – Friday, January 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
It’s that time of year again. Center City will be having their bi-annual Restaurant Week offering, three-course dinners for only $35 and discounted parking at select facilities. This isn’t an event per se, but if sticking to your budget was a New Year’s Resolution, you want to make sure you make it out because these deals don’t come around often. Learn more HERE.
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