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. MALCOLM LONDON
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Called the Gil-Scott Heron of this generation by Cornel West, Malcolm London is an internationally recognized Chicago poet, activist, and educator. He brings vigor to his energetic performances tackling tough contemporary issues head-on. He has appeared on PBS for the first ever televised TED Talk with John Legend and Bill Gates and has shared stages with actor Matt Damon and rapper Lupe Fiasco as a part of The People Speak, Live! cast. Learn more HERE..

2. MIGUEL: WAR & LEISURE TOUR
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
R&B crooner, Miguel, is bringing his talents to Philly after the quiet release, of his latest album, War & Leisure. Did anyone know Miguel has a brother that does music as well? Well, he goes by Nonchalant Savant and he will be one of the opening acts. I took a listen, and he’s not bad. You’re welcome. Also joining them will be SiR. This will certainly be a show you don’t want to miss. Learn more HERE.
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3. BOSS TALKS #MAXIMIZING YOUR MAGIC
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Join NExT Philadelphia and NBMBAA for their annual Boss Talks event focused on leadership, building a successful brand and navigating through your career. This year celebrates Women’s History Month with a dynamic women’s panel prepared to share their successes, pitfalls, and best practices. Learn more HERE..

4. TY DOLLA $IGN: DON’T JUDGE ME TOUR
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
More than just a rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, is a pretty in-demand writer, producer, instrumentalist, featured artist, and creative genius behind some of your fave’s best work. He’s ready to show you he’s a force to be reckoned with on his own with his Don’t Judge Me Tour. He’ll be joined on stage with a host of headlines, so check the link for most details. Learn more HERE.
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5. RYAN DAVIS
Thursday, March 22 – Saturday March 24, 2018, Multiple Show Times
Although known mostly for his viral internet videos, Ryan Davis has been building his comedic career for some time. He’s had the opportunity to open for some popular acts such as Jay Pharoah, Michael Blackson, and even Tom Green. No longer an opening act, Ryan Davis is ready for his spotlight, coming back to Philly for another successful schedule of shows. Learn more HERE.
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6. A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE
Friday, March 23, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, whose real name is Artist, seemed destined for a career in the music business. After being named as one of ten of XXL’s “2017 Freshman Class”, he went on to release his debut album, with a slew of features including Chris Brown and Trey Songz, just to name a few. It appears he won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. He will be joined on stage with his opening act, Don Q. Learn more HERE..

7. RAVYN LENAE: CRUSH TOUR
Friday, March 23, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Rising R&B singer Ravyn Lenae has sent the world spinning in a groovy, funky, electric vibe leagues ahead of summer, with her recently released new EP, Crush. It is executive produced by The Internet’s Steve Lacy, who also shares vocals on two of its five songs. Ravyn is set to embark on her first tour to show you exactly what she’s working it. Learn more HERE.
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8. PHILLY LOVES PHIFE & ATCQ
Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Check out the 3rd Annual tribute to the late and great Phife Dawg and A Tribe Called Quest. From Hip-Hop originals to Jazz samples, remixes, affiliates and more. DJ Mike Nyce and Royale are taking you there. A portion of all proceeds will benefit The American Diabetes Association. Come support and see you on the dance floor.Learn more HERE.
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9. DNCE W/ MATTHEW LAW
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
A sicker than your average dance party. Join rotating residents Matthew Law, Royale, Gun$ Garcia, and Francisco Collazo every Saturday in Fishtown! Playing a fine selection of pop, hip-hop, classics, R&B, club, and ya’ know… dance music! Make sure to RSVP for free entry before 11:30. Learn more HERE.
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10. LOVE CONNECTION [IN REAL LIFE]: SINGLES MIXER
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Due to great success for Valentine’s Day, LIVE24HRS has decided to keep the connections going. Check out the brand new monthly event series created for young black creatives and professionals to network and connect — in real life. Each event features a visual and musical artist and ends with a live version of the house dating game: Love Connection [IRL] where contestants compete to win a free date with one of the city’s most eligible singles. Learn more HERE.
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