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!
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1. O:O OUR BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL
Friday, February 9 & Saturday, February 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
O:O stands for “othered others.” This phrase recognizes black people who feel marginalized or even persecuted within the Black community, the arts community, and the Black arts community. There will be 2 days of visual work, poetry, and performances by othered others. This festival is run by a small collective of othered others inviting you to come and celebrate Black lives and art! Learn more HERE..

2. MIX & MINGLE
Friday, February 9, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 200 a.m.
Check out the Mix & Mingle Networking Game Night: The only place in the world where you can network through fun interactions simply by playing childhood and adult games with strangers that will soon become friends. It is a mandatory RSVP, so make sure to do that ahead of time. Learn more HERE.
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3. SWEETS & STOUTS
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day a few days early with Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest’s Sweets & Stouts. Taste complimentary dessert samples from Franklin Fountain, Garces Group, and Chickie’s & Pete’s, as well as complimentary beer and wine tastings. The event is free and a great way to skate, and enjoy sweets with your sweetheart! Learn more HERE..

4. WOKE BAE SPEED DATING
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Trying to find a revolutionary honey to help tear down the patriarchy? Searching for your very own woke bae? Join the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund for Woke Bae Speed Dating. Come meet other organizers, activists, revolutionaries, and folks who care about their community. There will be great happy hour drink and food specials available.This is an LGBTQ+ inclusive event! Learn more HERE.
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5. TRAFFIC LIGHT DISTRICT
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This Valentine’s Day Weekend come out and celebrate a new way to party. It goes like this, if you’re single, you wear green. If it’s complicated, you wear yellow. And if you’re taken, wear red. Now, counting on everyone to be honest is a whole different story. It is hosted by NY and Philly Greeks, but everyone is welcomed. Learn more HERE..

6. JUMP N FUNK
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
DJ Rich Medina, one of the most popular DJs in the Philadelphia-NYC-area, is bringing to you a tribute to all things Afrobeat, and America’s original, Fela Kuti party. If you’ve never heard of him, Rich introduced a new generation of people to Afrobeat music in 2001, with Jump N’ Funk, the first and most consistent US dance party dedicated to the late African musical icon. With much success, he has since taken the party nationwide. Check out where it all started. Learn more HERE.
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7. V-DAY REMIXED
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
One Group presents V-Day Remixed. This Valentine’s event caters to the singles! DJ Aye Boogie and DJ Yoossouph will be playing timeless remixes throughout the party. The first 100 ladies receive a complimentary drink upon entry. Learn more HERE..

8. VOICES IN POWER
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come find out why this isn’t your typical open mic experience. They bring out a few hundred people every single month filled with some amazing poets. There will also be great food, tasty desserts, cool live art, local vendors, networking, games and more. Learn more HERE.
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9. LOVE CONNECTION {IN REAL LIFE}: SINGLES MIXER
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Valentine’s Day is coming up…and you are single AF. What’s the move? Text your ex? Download Tinder again? This Valentine’s Day, get off of your phone, get fly, and do something different. Experience an art exhibit by @kuanonmars, music by a featured artist, and an interactive dating/game show hosted by @sooo_xtra that will be sure to raise the vibes. An open bar + Philadelphia’s most tempting singles IRL {In Real Life}, you already know it’s lit! Learn more HERE.
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10. VALENWHINE
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Right after the mixer, head on over to Silk City and have a little nightcap with the cutie you just met. No need to spend Valentine’s at home or with your other single friends. I Don’t Do Clubs has got you covered. DJ AMH will be spinning and it’s hosted by @Stassipryce. $7 entry w/ RSVP and a drink ticket. Learn more HERE.
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