10 New Orleans Events For Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in Nola! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in New Orleans this week.

1. ENVISIONING A BLACK FUTURE
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
As part of the Black Arts Festival 2018, SOAR and BSU present “We Gon Be Alright!” This panel discussion, facilitated by Kara Olidge from the Amistad Research Center, will feature activists, artists, and educators from various disciplines to brainstorm what would a sustainable future look like for Black people, and how can we get there? Learn more HERE.

2. YOUNG FUNNY 2ND ANNIVERSARY PARTY 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
We are Young Funny is a local New Orleans based comedy troupe, founded by the late Jon Reaux. The cast includes Kyle Smith, Geneva Joy, Byron Broussard, Kamari Stevens, DC PauL, Laycee-Joyce Taylor, Parker Barnes, Johnnie Lipscomb, Paul Joseph, B Dub Get Paid, and Billy Healy. Come in and get your laugh on  Learn more HERE.

3. NOLAYP MARCH GENERAL BODY MEETING  
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Urban League of Louisiana Young Professionals – Greater New Orleans chapter’s March meeting will have William Snowden from The Juror Project explain the importance of jury duty and the ramifications on our community when you don’t serve. There will also be a presentation from Samuel Oliver and Mariana Sheppard from the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans. Learn more HERE.

4. BLACK CINEMA SERIES
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
The first of a monthly film series hosted by Donna Duplantier and Art Space 3116. Black Cinema Series will highlight the local and national films created by African American filmmakers. In addition, the opening showcase will feature a short by the first African-American filmmaker, Oscar Micheaux, called Within Our GatesLearn more HERE.

5. THE COUNTDOWN
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
A variety show for the peers. The Countdown is a creative collaboration featuring 3 musicians, 2 poets, and 1 musical artist. It’s the kind of event when you will laugh, get food for thought and catch a good vibe. Learn more HERE.

6. ORLEANS ART AND WINE CLASS
Friday, March 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mix It Up Creative Studio will provide you with your painting supplies, one 16×20 canvas and your first glass of wine. They’ll instruct you start to finish in recreating the featured painting of the evening. Best of all, you leave at the end of the class with a custom piece of art to decorate your home. Learn more HERE.

7. FUNNY FRIDAY AT THE 59TH 
Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
If you’re looking for a night out with your friends or a date night with your significant other, you need to be at The 59th for Funny Fridays. Headlined by the Hilarious Cleatis Allen Jr. and featuring the very hilarious Toya Free! Local Comedian ShaddyFeelGood consistently delivers and brings in comedians from around the country to display their talents. Learn more HERE.

8. THE TIPPING POINT
Friday, March 16, 2018, 11:00 p.m. 
Created by DJ RQ Away it began with the idea of giving those seeking a good time an alternative to what he and his cohorts had come to know as a “regular” night out. With no lines, no cover, no enforced dress code, and a laid-back vibe The Tipping Point has become a “to do” for Good People looking for Good Music on Friday nights. With the emotionally driven music selections of RQ Away, Good Vibes are always guaranteed at The Tipping Point. Learn more HERE.

9. LOVE & BASKETBALL: HBCU SINGLES MARCH MADNESS
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Calling all HBCU alumni! Join creators of the popular Facebook group “HBCU Singles” for drinks, flirting, and the NCAA March Madness game on the big screens at “Love & Basketball,” a FREE singles mixer for mature, professional HBCU alumni. Connect with someone new and wonderful with fun activities and games to break the ice. So come out and meet the love of your life…or your next cool date! Learn more HERE.

10. NOFW8 KICK OFF PARTY 
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Kick off NOLA Fashion Week at NOPSI Hotel’s rooftop bar, Above the Grid, for music, signature drinks, tasty bites, and a cutting edge crowd to kick off the most fashionable week in the gulfcoast region. Learn more HERE.

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