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. GVO LIVE
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 8:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.
Good Vibes Only Philadelphia is excited to launch a new event series, GVO Live, which will feature live musical entertainment, as well as discounted specialty cocktails and food specials. Joining them will be CDS Experiment band, but it you have an instrument and want to jam, then feel free to come. GVO Live is a free event all you need to do is RSVP and get ready for a fun evening. Learn more HERE.
2. THAT NEPTUNE SOUND
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 10:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
That Neptune Sound will be a vibe of eclectic sounds highlighted by current and nostalgic Neptunes classics. The Neptunes, everyone’s favorite all-star group, provided us with all the hits growing up. With the most recent N.E.R.D. album release, this party should be a vibe. Learn more HERE..
3. COCKTAILS 2 CONNECT: MENTOR DRIVE
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.
Good Vibes Only PHL is partnering with The Black Bigs Affinity Group (BBAG), a group of Black Big Brothers and Big Sisters for the ultimate happy hour experience. The goal is to connect Black young professionals together and to recruit mentors, specifically Black male mentors. The first 20 men and women in attendance will receive a complimentary cocktail. Every person who signs up to be interviewed to become a mentor will be entered into a raffle to receive two Roots Picnic tickets and there will also be a business card raffle for items. Learn more HERE.
4. PENN RELAYS KICKOFF PARTY
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Come out to DOWN Nightclub and welcome everyone coming to town for Penn Relays and kick the weekend off right. The night will be full of good people, good music, and good vibes. Keeping the night young will be DJ Aktive and DJ Caution. Everyone is free until 11 PM w/ RSVP and there are a limited number of advance discounted tickets available, so get yours soon. Learn more HERE.
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, hosted by Richard Issa, and a whole lot of Kanye, 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.
6. 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.
7. TO THE NINES
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Officially, the Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States hosted by UPenn since 1895. Unofficially, the Relays are a valid excuse to party like it’s homecoming season. In either case, let this weekend serve as your reason to reconnect with familiar faces. #ToTheNINES welcomes those members of all Divine Nine organizations and also those individuals who simply would like to come dressed #ToTheNINES. Learn more HERE..
8. LIVE NAKED MUSIC SERIES
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
Check out the inaugural event of the Naked Grouse Philly music series. Naked Grouse is partnering with RecPhilly to feature some of the best artists that Philly has to offer. You will see performances by Camden’s own Kingsley Ibeneche, Rachel Andie & The V Element, and Philly-favorites Killiam Shakespeare. This should be a dope event and it’s free with RSVP. Learn more HERE.
9. ON THE RISE NETWORKING MIXER
Friday, May 4, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Roberts Group welcomes you to the First Friday premier networking mixer to have some great conversations, grab a drink, and connect with a diverse group of amazing professionals. “On the Rise” gives us their way of giving you an upscale way to network, wear your spring colors and enjoy a beautiful venue in the heart of the city. No matter what profession you are in, you’re guaranteed to make new professional connections. Learn more HERE.
10. PHILLY PIGEON GRAND POETRY SLAM FINALS
Friday, May 4, 2018, 8:45 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.
The name is odd, but the Philly Pigeon is the largest adult poetry slam event in Philadelphia. It’s the final slam of the 2017/18 season! Come out and watch the top 11 poets from the season battle it out to be crowned Philadelphia’s Grand Slam Champion. The top 5 finishers from Grand Slam Final win a free trip to Philly Pigeon Artists Retreat in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Learn more HERE.
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