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. WOKE & WELL READ BOOK CLUB
Tuesday & Wednesday, January 16 & 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
If reading is one of your NYE’s resolutions, this will be a great place to start. Woke & Well-Read is a new book club that started in the fall, facilitated by Jamila Latham. The group meets the third Tuesday and Wednesday of every month to accommodate the high attendance. You can attend either day as the same book will be discussed. January’s selection is “The Hate You Give” by Angie Thomas. It’s a quick read, so no excuses. Learn more HERE.
2. CENTER CITY DISTRICT RESTAURANT WEEK
Tuesday, January 16 – 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.
3. THURSDAYS 4 LOVE
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
For music junkies who have considered staying home because Friends & Fam once a month is enough, come get your fix of Matthew Law at the Saint and enjoy some tacos while you’re at it. RSVP for free entry, because, why not? Learn more HERE.
4. SILENT ICE SKATING
Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come lace up some ice skates and experience the silent party on ice at Rothman Rink. Located next to City Hall, experience a party like nothing you’ve experienced before. Put on their headphones and flip to the Red channel to hear some 80’s,90’s, or 2000’s , Green to hear the best Top 40 and EDM, and Blue for a Hip-Hop and Reggae mix. This turns the event into a silent party on ice, full of people singing, dancing and skating! Learn more HERE.
5. MAJID JORDAN
Friday, January 19, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Majid Jordan, The 6’s sensational R&B and pop artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Fillmore. They are signed to the OVO label, and received many accolades for co-producing “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” one of Drake’s most successful singles. Get familiar with their most recent album release and prepare for a great show. Learn more HERE.
Friday, January 19, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
VIBE is GVOPHL’s newest late night event series. If you’re looking for a mature atmosphere, good music, delicious food, and great cocktails, this is where you’ll want to be on a Friday night. Drink and food specials will be available from 9pm-11pm. Assemble your crew and come out to enjoy a fun night in the city. Complimentary admission With RSVP. Learn more HERE..
7. PASSPORT FRIDAYS
Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Reserve is the vehicle, the DJ is your captain, and the music is the destination. The experience? A weekly vacation from the norm, complete with VIP flight attendants. A quick snapshot: the in-flight menu features the eclectic sounds of dancehall, afrobeat, hip-hop, and reggae. Take a trip and bring back some of the heat. Learn more HERE..
8. FRIENDS & FAM
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
A monthly Philly favorite. Check out the first Friends & Fam party of the year, a monthly dance party held by Resident DJ, Matthew Law, who each month invites his friends in on the fun. This month will welcome DJ Sylo. Get a city-wide, catch a twerk, and don’t forget the photobooth. Learn more HERE.
9. DAY DREAM SUNDAYS
Sunday, January 21, 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.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7:00p.m.
RecPhilly is presenting their second installment of their new Reciginiton Open Mic Series. This month’s open mic will focus on R&B and will feature feedback from panel judges, live streaming and live performances by Mark J. Morgan and Marrissa Joy. Come get in your feelings! Learn more HERE.
Want to advertise your event on I DON’T DO CLUBS? Submit it HERE.