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. NEW ORLEANS ENTREPRENEUR WEEK
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 12:30 p.m. – Friday, March 23, 9:00 p.m. 
New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a weeklong series of events celebrating business, innovation, and entrepreneurship in New Orleans. Produced by The Idea Village in partnership with Solomon Group, NOEW features speakers, pitch competitions, networking events, panel discussions and more to support innovative and entrepreneurial thinking in the region.  Learn more HERE.

2. THE MONDAY GET RIGHT
Monday, March 19, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The goal of The Monday Get Right from creator DJ Chinua is for teachers (he’s an educator himself) and other NOLA professionals to have an intentional space for camaraderie and recuperation. You’ve spent all day working hard trying to get over the Monday blues, come spend a few hours every third Monday setting the tone for your own personal happiness and the rest of the work week by celebrating yourself and your fellow professionals. Learn more HERE.

3. HOMEGROWN
Monday, March 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
This monthly music and variety showcase highlights the homegrown talent of aspiring House of Blues employees and other local gems, hosted by Sly Theard. The event takes place inside Big Mama’s Lounge. No cover charge. Taking the stage includes Hope Moore, Charlie Rich, Mark Caesar and more. Learn more HERE.

4. ANDRO FASHION SHOW
Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Atlanta’s Andro Fashion Show is headed to New Orleans! Don’t miss this moment as androgyny, fashion, and culture collide on the runway, hosted by Kia Comedy. This is the only show in the county to feature all androgynous lesbian models and trans men in apparel by LGBTQIA designers from across the globe! Learn more HERE.

5. COUCHES
Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
COUCHES. is the low-key, vibed-out kickback of future soul sounds curated by the minds of #Dopeciety. Each show features a combination of DJs, beatmakers, and vocalists set on sharing future soul music in an intimate, relaxed setting. This month’s installment features Love Moor, Blk and Lenny Raney aka DJ Chinua. Learn more HERE.

6. THE TIPPING POINT
Friday, March 23, 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.

7. JAAJO AFROBEATS DANCE WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
One hour of jam-packed energy, and take a trip to WAKANDA! Come sport your afro-garb and sweat your stresses away to the soundtrack of Black Panther! Jaajo! is an amazing instructor from Houston, TX! You won’t wanna miss this awesome workshop. Learn more HERE.

8. ART MADNESS ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
A new style art festival that highlights emerging artists along with experienced talents of all art mediums, mixing many other forms of art to express all the art that New Orleanians are known to love. This day gives young enthusiastic artists a place to enjoy a vibrant night with art, community, and building with art collectors. Featuring work from local well-known artists and photographers including Patrick Melon, Ceaux, Ashley Lorraine and more. Learn more HERE.

9. BLAZE AND WORSHIP
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come Blaze and Worship with the cast of TheMisbelief radio show on the last Sunday of every month to enjoy brunch by Open Hands Cafe, edibles by Lil Denny’s Sweets and Treats, products by Geaux Naturalle and more. There will be TheMisbelief Punch on deck along with uplifting tunes by DC PauL, and an open mic worship session with a live band. Learn more HERE.

10. SUPER SUNDAY
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 12:00 p.m. 
Aside from Mardi Gras Day, the most significant day for the Mardi Gras Indians is their Super Sunday. The New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council always has their Indian Sunday on the third Sunday of March, around St. Joseph’s Day. Their festivities begin at noon in A.L. Davis Park (at Washington & LaSalle Streets) where the Mardi Gras Indians once again dress in their feathers and suits and take to the streets to meet other “gangs.” Learn more HERE.

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