10 Oakland Events For Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The Bay! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Oakland this week.

1. WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
Join the Black Bay Area for a night of games, wine, and friends. They’re on the holiday vibe so make sure to grab your ugly sweater (first 5 people to show up in one get a glass of wine!) and your homies and come out to Alamar Kitchen & Bar. Learn more here.

2. RATCHET BALLET DANCE CLASS
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ballet without any pretense. Learn technique in a fun, inclusive environment with trap, R&B, and soul. Dress comfortably and bring water. Dance with ballet shoes, sneakers, socks, or barefoot. Everyone is welcome! Learn more here.

3. DATING IN THE DM’S
Friday, December 8, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
What started as a (very) long email thread, The State of The Black Relationship is back for round two! This time, they will be discussing dating in the digital age as a black millennial. The event will take place at Red Bay Coffee and it’s 100% free! Learn more here.

4. KEHLANI
Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Kehlani’s tour is touching down in her Bay Area homeland to promote her most recent album, SweetSexySavage! Known for her high-energy live performances, come see Kehlani for a show that will undoubtedly be a great night. Get your tickets fast, before they go! Learn more here.

5. FIN PARTY
Friday, December 8, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
A night filled with your favorite R&B hits – new and old. There will be drink specials until midnight. Come dressed in your smoothest attire. Learn more here.

6) THE POWER OF MELANIN
Friday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Join OAKHELLA and Mandela Foods Cooperative as they present and celebrate The Power of Melanin, shot and published by photographer and documentarian Brittsense. The evening will feature a book signing meet and greet with Brittsense, a juice and tea bar, live art, and OAKHELLA resident DJ’s curating the sounds to match the visuals. Learn more here.

7. CULTURE BALL
Friday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The Culture Ball is the official holiday party for all underrepresented young professional communities in the Bay Area. This event is a call for all diverse employees and ERG organizations from Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Oakland and nearby surrounding cities to celebrate the holidays as a unified collective. Learn more here.

8. REGGAE GOLD XL
Saturday, December 10, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The Bay Area’s best reggae, dancehall, and soca party is back! Now that it’s winter, if you’ve been missing the tropical West Indian vibes or just love to hear to Caribbean music, this party is for you. Learn more here.

9. THE BLACK WOMAN IS GOD
Saturday, December 10, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
An afternoon of readings inspired by the Somarts exhibit, The Black Woman Is God, featuring various Black female artists from around the Bay Area. This is a free event. Learn more here.

10. BLACK PROFESSIONALS HOLIDAY SOIREE
Sunday, December 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Black Professionals Fab Friday squad is wrapping up 2017 with their end of the year Black Professionals Holiday Soiree. There will be a business networking section and then mingling and dancing. Come ready to have an amazing time sipping on holiday cocktails, mingling with friends, and indulging in local holiday shopping. Learn more here.

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