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!

1. WHO GOT THE JAZZ?
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 9:00 p.m – 11:00 p.m.
Who Got The Jazz is a successful jazz/soul/hip-hop fusion series that celebrates master Jazz musician’s and soul vocalist’s work in a live curated jam session style. This series gets its name from the now classic song, “Jazz [We’ve Got],” by A Tribe Called Quest. Performers are The Bul Bey, Jacqueline Constance, Tracey Preston and Chill Moody honoring legendary artist such as Charlie Parker, Nina Simone, Gil Scott Heron & Ella Fitzgerald. Best of all, it’s free. Learn more HERE.

2. YOUNG BLACK PROFESSIONALS PHILLY
Friday, April 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Calling all Philly Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs. YBP is back again for their Spring networking event, where you’ll get another evening of networking and connections to meet new like-minded people in different professional sectors and industries. But don’t just get your RSVP, invite friends on Facebook. They’ll be measuring invites and those who bring the most people will win free tickets to the Back Tech Conference in August. Learn more HERE..

3. VIBE FRIDAYS: SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY EDITION
Friday, April 20, 2018, 9:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
VIBE is GVOPHL’s newest late night event series. If you’re looking for a mature atmosphere, good music, delicious food, and great cocktails, this is where you’ll want to be on a Friday night. Drink and food specials will be available until 12 am. DJ Greg Nitty will be playing your favorite songs from your favorite dirty south artist. It’s going to be a fun night. Learn more HERE.

4. JOEY BADA$$: THE AMERIKKKANA TOUR
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Joey Bada$$ had a great 2017, with the release of All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ and a thrilling role on Mr. Robot. 2018 is shaping up to be another great year. After joining forces with New York-based-brand PONY to create a signature show line, Joey is keeping that ambitious energy going with a North American tour. Check him out at the Philly show. Learn more HERE.

5. FRIENDS & FAM
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
A monthly Philly favorite. Check out a special edition of Friends & Fam — a monthly dance party held by Resident DJ, Matthew Law, who each month invites his friends in on the fun. This month will welcome DJ GetLive! Get a city-wide, catch a twerk, and don’t forget the photobooth. Learn more HERE.

6. NEW SCHOOL DAZE
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
#NewSchoolDaze is a celebration of success hosted by HBCU Young Alums, members of Greek Organizations and Tastemakers like you. This event is hosted by the dopest creatives in Philly. Holding down the vibes will be DJ AMH and DJ AyeBoogie. Pull up with the intention of having one epic night, and early arrival is suggested. Learn more HERE.

7. WHITE APRIL
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
White April brings out the sexiness and elegance of Philly’s young professionals while experiencing the excitement of the craziest parties. White April creates a unique ambiance; one of appreciation to Afro inspired music (hip-hop, afro-beats, throwbacks, and reggae) while exhibiting an appreciation to art through the décor of the Victorian.This event will give a better experience than any club in Philly. A white top is mandatory. Learn more HERE..

8. HEINEKEN GREEN ROOM: ANIK KHAN
Monday, April 23, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
Continuing this HGR series will be Anik Khan. He’s been featured in XXLMag, Esquire, and Billboard, and making headlines since his 2015 debut. Khan’s music, mixing his Bengali roots with his Queens upbringing, boasts a style and narrative that’s singularly unique. Fresh off the release of his EP Kites, a genre-bending project that explores the immigrant journey, Khan is poised for hip-hop stardom. Come early for the sounds of Seraiah Nicole and DJ Royale. Learn more HERE.

9. WWYD
Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
DJ Aktive, Kanye’s former tour DJ, would know a thing or two about Yeezy himself. Ever been to Drake night? Well, take that, add in Silk City’s drink specials, acclaimed DJ Aktive, and a whole lot of Kanye, hosted by Richard Issa, and you’ve got the equation for a great night. What Would Yeezy Do? He’d be here on a Friday night. Learn more HERE.

10. DAYCATION DAY PARTY
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Philly, you’ve been waiting on a new day party experience and here it is. Come out for Penn Relay weekend for the launch of the new series #Daycation at Gunners Run, one of Philly’s premier indoor/outdoor venues. There will be a discounted food menu, $3 mimosas, $3 Crown Apple and complimentary cover until 5 pm with RSVP. Learn more HERE.
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