There’s always something to do in The Chi! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Chicago this week.
1. FREE ADVANCED SCREENING OF “SORRY TO BOTHER YOU” BY BOOTS RILEY
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 9:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Here’s a free screening of one of the most anticipated movies in 2018. Boots Riley’s deranged Sorry To Bother You is set in an alternate present-day version of Oakland, where Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Get Out) stars as telemarketer Cassius Green who discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. Ambitious and surreal, Riley’s debut feature is an off-kilter, punk satire – unique and unapologetic in its vision. Learn more HERE.
2. POSH PARTY LIVE IN CHICAGO
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Posh Party LIVE is coming to Chicago on Thursday, 4/19! Come and network with your PFFs, ‘grammable moments, connecting with Team Posh, a fireside chat jam-packed with information from your local #PoshBosses, and Closet Consultations. Purchase of a ticket grants you a raffle entry for a fab prize and a drink. Learn more HERE.
3. FREEDOM PARTY CHI
Friday, April 20, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
NYC’s longest-running most legendary old-school dance party hits Beauty Bar Chicago the 3rd Friday of every month for the illest old-school jam in the Midwest. They’ve got a sick sound system, a bona fide dance floor, affordable drinks, and hundreds of the nicest folks from all walks of life vibing together to the sounds of old-school hip-hop, R&B, reggae, soul, funk, disco, classic pop and house by Herbert Holler and friends. This event will be hosted by Jay Sab & Jay Hosseini. Learn more HERE.
4. ZUVAA POP UP SHOP
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Zuvaa is kicking off the Midwest leg of the tour in the windy city of Chicago. Shop beautiful African inspired items from the Zuvaa Marketplace. The Zuvaa POP-UP shops are an opportunity for people around the world to experience beautiful high quality African Inspired garments from talented designers around the world. Learn more HERE.
5. 290 POP UP SHOP
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Creative Cartel is hosting it’s very first Pop Up shop including its members. This will be a perfect opportunity to meet the creators as well as show your support. Product will be sold as well as FREE DRINKS. Come out, have fun and meet new people. Shop from Raub Greedy Clothing by Raub Greedy Wheatley, ForeverFly by Mikkey Corleone, and RoiEleve by Mike Cardine and enjoy live painting by AiseLife alongside music by Marcus Flash McFly Davis. Learn more HERE.
6. CAN CHICAGO KICK IT?
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come join your friends at Afrotrak for Can Chicago Kick It?, a day party tribute to hit artists from the 90s and early 2000s like TLC, Bad Boy, A Tribe Called Quest, Aaliyah, Brandy, Monica, Usher, No Limit, Nelly and many more. Enjoy music by Mike Orie, The Franchiise, and DJ LMS at Per.So.Na. Plus, this party is free with RSVP. Learn more HERE.
7. AMFM PRESENTS: BLOOMING!
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
AMFM Presents: Blooming!, a stylist curated fashion show, bringing together 4 vendors, 3 stylists, and 2 performers to cultivate one night you won’t forget. They’re taking over Silent Funny, located on W Chicago Ave, with two immersive installations to go along with a hand designed cat walk. Hosted by lovers of all things related to fashion (Sal So Groovy, KJ Johnson, Elly Jimenez), AMFM’s hope is to inspire a new era of style. This event is more than just a fashion show, it’s a night to explore what fashion is to you, and a night of blooming, color and inspiration. Learn more HERE.
8. L O V E S E X Y (CHICAGO)
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Salah Ananse and Kwest_on are back in Chicago for their annual tribute to Prince and all who love him. This year they’ve teamed up with RATED LIFE Radio Show’s Alexis Wofford for a day of Prince. Plus, before the party, there will be a tribute concert at 7:30 that you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets now. Learn more HERE.
9. DUCKTALES – SUNDAY MORNING CARTOON BRUNCH
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Every Sunday morning Carbon Arc Bar & Board takes over Theater 1 of the Davis Theater and shows cartoons! Using our direct-connect to the theater, your children can hang and watch cartoons while you enjoy some delicious grub and drinks! The shows start by 10:00 am and ends at 12:00 pm. For anyone caught between the end of the cartoon and the end of brunch, they will continue to play in the dining room of the restaurant. Learn more here.
10. FREE FORMAT W/ FREDDIE OLD SOUL
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
What’s up free formaters! Slide through 4/22 to hang with the Free Format crew. This month, they are happy to present Freddie Old Soul at The Silver Room to bless the mic and stage. Check her out at https://soundcloud.com/freddiefarted. Learn more HERE.
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