There’s always something to do in Nola! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in New Orleans this week.
1. PJ MORTON LIVE
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 10:00 p.m.
R&B singer and piano-playing member of Maroon 5, PJ Morton is hosting a monthlong Tuesday night residency at the popular Frenchmen Street venue, Blue Nile. Morton is returning back to his hometown of New Orleans with his band during a nationwide tour promoting his Grammy-nominated album, Gumbo. Learn more HERE.
2. WOMEN HELPING WOMEN
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Bar Redux & Black Girl Giggles Comedy Festival Present Women Helping Women: NOLA Comics Give Back. Women Helping Women is hosted by Amanda Golob & Geneva Joy Hughes. Special guest, filmmaker Kimberly Rivers-Roberts, will spotlight the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter, where she volunteers year round. This is an all-star line up of women comics coming together to help women who could use a little holiday cheer. Learn more HERE.
3. COOLNASTY WEEKLY JAM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
The Jam w/CoolNasty takes place EVERY Wednesday night at New Orleans Jazz Market. If you are an aspiring musician, poet, comedian, etc. this is the event for you! Mingle with the local creative community at the open mic jam and enjoy handcrafted cocktails. Arrive early to sign up as the list fills up quickly! Hosted by DC Paul. Learn more HERE.
4. DU ALUMNI CHRISTMAS PARTY
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come out and celebrate the holiday season with the Dillard University Alumni Office. Fellowship with alumni and friends of the local HBCU in the city. There will be wine, refreshments and holiday photos to post for the Gram. Learn more HERE.
5. ALL THINGS PHIPS
Friday, December 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of music, art, food, drinks, and good vibes at All Things Phips Pop-Up. It’s a celebration of New Orleans native rapper and creative, Nesby Phip’s life and art on his born day. There will be art on sale as well as signature logo merch and music. Learn more HERE.
Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
COUCHES. is the low-key, vibed-out kickback of future soul sounds curated by the minds of Dopeciety. Each show features a combination of DJs, beatmakers, and vocalists set on sharing future soul music in an intimate, relaxed setting. Kick off your shoes, grab a drink, take a seat, and turn down. Learn more HERE.
7. THE TIPPING POINT
Friday, December 15, 2017, 11:00 p.m.
Created by DJ RQ Away, it began with the idea of giving those seeking a good time an alternative to what he and his cohorts had come to know as a “regular” night out. With no lines, no cover, no enforced dress code, and a laid-back vibe, The Tipping Point has become a “to-do” thing for the young, cool crowd of NOLA on Friday nights. Learn more HERE.
8. DOPECIETY & FRIENDS FRIENDS MAKERS MARKET
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 11:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join DOPEciety for the “soft” launch of their new showroom located inside of ArtSpace3116 at 3116 St. Claude Ave! We’ll be debuting a bunch of new items just in time for holiday gift giving (gifts to yourself count!) and will be joined by several of our favorite artists, creators, and makers from across the city! Learn more HERE.
9. PICTURES WITH CHOCOLATE SANTA
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pictures with Santa sounds cheesy and adolescent. However, in New Orleans, everyone, regardless of age wants a holiday picture with 7th Ward Black Santa! The man behind the suit, 75-year-old Mr. Fred Parker has been taking photos every Christmas season for over four decades, and he still looks the same over the years, so, it’s kind of a big thing to do. Learn more HERE.
10. HANGOVER HOLIDAY
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Hangover Brunch is supporting the city and giving back to the community with their Hangover Holiday Small Business Market and Toy Drive! At this holiday brunch, bring an unwrapped toy to donate for a free shot. Although free alcohol shouldn’t be a reason you give back, it’s a nice incentive. Also, you can purchase some items for gifts with the various small businesses in partnership of the event. Learn more HERE.
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