There’s always something to do in The Chi! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Chicago this week.
1. NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come celebrate National Margarita Day with Cesar’s Killer Margaritas on the north side! They’ve got over 12 flavors to choose from so take your pick and pay tribute to this classic drink that’s enjoyed around the world all day long. Whether you prefer salt or sugar, it’s all about friendship, good times, and making memories on National Margarita Day. Learn more HERE.
2. KNOW YOUR HERITAGE: HBCU EDITION
Friday, February 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Come out and enjoy a fun-filled Black History Trivia Night at Truth Italian Restaurant in Chicago’s south side. This event is powered by the Chicago Area Morehouse Alumni Chapter and the Howard University Alumni Club of Chicago in collaboration with YouAreBlackGold.com, one of the best sources for Black History. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Morehouse and Howard scholarship funds for Chicago-Area students! Learn more HERE.
3. THINK COOL YEAR 3
Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Three years after it’s creation, Joey Krengel invites you to a celebration of her brainchild think cool, an independently owned and operated fashion label with a showcase of her latest catalogue as well as performances by many of the midwest’s brightest burgeoning music acts. Hosted by the Milwaukee music scene’s very own J3 studios, this event takes place at Iridium on February 23 from 7pm until 10pm. Learn more HERE.
4. BIG ASS SKATE PARTY
Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Time Travelerz Worldwide Presents The First 90s juke, skate jam! Hosted by Marky McFly bring your good friends and good vibes in this open free skate tuned by DJ Skoli. This event is $10 admission with $3 skate rentals. Learn more HERE.
5. HASHTAG LUNCHBAG
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
It’s time for #Hashtaglunchbag Chicago, brought to you by your friends at Donda’s House who’ll be assembling and distributing 1000 lunches for Chicago’s homeless community. No registration needed and all ages are encouraged to attend. Admission is free, but $10 donation requested. Learn more HERE.
6. YOGA & MIMOSAS: NEGRO SPIRITUAL EDITION
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This is a yoga brunch for the culture! In honor of Black History Month, BFit Fitness invites you to indulge in self-care yoga practices as you explore a rich oral tradition that still carries meaning today. Come flow to a beginner‘s power yoga sequence set to Negro spirituals of the past and the ones of today’s time. Flavorful mimosas and succulent shrimp and grits will be served. Learn more HERE.
7. BLACK BEAUTY FESTIVAL 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – Sunday, February 25, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
On February 24th and 25th, Victory Gardens is your shopping destination for the finest products from the best Black-owned and operated beauty companies in Chicago. Your ticket includes entrance into the Black Beauty festival, a champagne cocktail to sip while you peruse local beauty products, a Victory Gardens Theater swag bag, and a ticket to a performance of the acclaimed playwright Antoinette Nwandu’s BREACH. Don’t wait for the Black Women’s Expo (that never really supported our businesses to begin with) when you can buy Black now! Learn more HERE.
8. FLI NATION & DONTDATE-HER.COM PRESENT THE “XXL BLACKLIGHT EXPERIENCE”
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
The official Don’t Date Her XXL Blacklight Experience is upon us. Enjoy drink specials all night long, including $3 mixed drinks and $6 Don Julio shots, and gogo dancing from Roshi and NaughTi! RSVP now for free entry. Learn more HERE.
9. JA RULE AT STUDIO PARIS NIGHTCLUB
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Ja Rule is showing out at Studio Paris, the official after party from his tour with Ashanti and Lloyd! If you enjoyed the Riviera, you’ll enjoy this fantastic night at Studio Paris. Who knows who else will shut down the stage with him? Learn more HERE.
10. DXTR SPITS • ACE DA VINCI • AUSAR • SIMONEXUS J. [AT] BOURBON ON DIVISION
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Notion Presents and ONLi Packs present Simonexus J., Ausar, Ace Da Vinci, and DXTR Spits live at Bourbon on Division. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are only $5. Follow the movement to learn about upcoming contests, giveaways and other live performances from Notion Presents and Onli Packs. Learn more HERE.
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