10 Boston Events for Black Professionals This Week

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

1. BLACK SPACES MATTER
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This exhibit showcases the abolitionist neighborhood near the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. This neighborhood, which was the home of many African-Americans, White and Black abolitionists, and former slaves, provides a lens through which we may study interracial aspects of American cities. Free and open to the public at the McCormick Gallery. Learn more HERE.

2. FETTY WAP FMF
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Fetty Wap always knew success was coming his way. In fact, the nickname Fetty Wap comes from two things, being known for having money and an ode to fellow trap star Gucci Mane. Check him out this week at the House of Blues Boston! Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm. Learn more HERE.

3. OPEN MIC AND SLAM 
Thursday, January 17, 2018, 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
“The Yung House ” at the Haley House Café (12 Dade Street, Boston, 02119) is Boston’s New Youth Poetry Slam venue located in the heart of Dudley Square. The venue offers awesome food, a poetry slam, and an open mic or featured poet. Open mic begins at 8 pm. Learn more HERE.

4. DAVE EAST: PARANOIA 2 TOUR
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Coming to town after his debut song “Perfect” feat Chris Brown on the Paranoia 2 Tour is Dave East. Check him out at the Paradise Rock Club this Thursday! Learn more HERE.

5. THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON
Friday, January 18, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Check out a screening presented by the MFA alongside the Roxbury International Film Festival. A group of independent filmmakers in Chicago, fashioning themselves as The Film Group, set out to profile Chairman Fred Hampton, the charismatic, 21-year-old leader of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and ended up documenting the last nine months of his life. Learn more HERE.

6.LATIN JAZZ NIGHT 
Friday, January 18, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Wally’s is a classic and historic Black-owned Jazzspot in the South End. Every Thursday, Wally’s Café Jazz Club in the South End presents Latin Jazz at 9 p.m. Learn more HERE.

7. THE FISHBOWL
Friday, January 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Creatives, entrepreneurs, artists– we invite you to come meet, laugh and mingle with other innovators in a non-threatening, fun environment. The Fairmount Innovation Lab re-introduces The Fishbowl, an event meant to take the pressure off of networking. Come grab a drink and make some new friends. Learn more HERE.

8. AFROBEAT FIT BOS
Saturday, January  20, 2018, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Afrobeat fit returns for the new year! Afrobeat Fit is a 1-hour SWEAT SESSION where movement and music derive from West Africa & the UK. Classes are for anyone and everyone who loves music. Learn more HERE.

9. HOJOKO BOSTON
Saturday, January  20, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Free admission and come as you are vibes! Ichiban at the Hojoko Restaurant Boston has deep cuts and party jams for your Saturday night libations.  Learn more HERE.

10. #DREAMSUNDAYZ
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Come Brunch with #DreamSundayz this Sunday, January 21st at La Casa De Pedro (Seaport).  Enjoy great music such as Hip-Hop, R&B, Bachata, and Afrobeats as well as great food and great people.  Dress code is trendy and fashionable. Brunch will never be the same! Learn more HERE.

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