10 New Orleans Events For Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in Nola! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in New Orleans this week.

1. THE SPONTANEOUS SHOW WITH YOUNG FUNNY
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Young Funny is a #NOLA based comedy troupe, founded by the late Jon Reaux. The cast includes Kyle Smith, Geneva Joy, Byron Broussard, Kamari Stevens, DC PauL, Laycee-Joyce Taylor, Parker Barnes, Johnnie Lipscomb, Paul Joseph, B Dub Get Paid, and Billy Healy. Get your funny on and support local comedic talent at this show. Learn more HERE.

2. COOLNASTY WEEKLY JAM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The Jam w/CoolNasty takes place EVERY Wednesday night at NOJM. 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 hand crafted cocktails. Arrive early to sign up as the list fills up quickly! Hosted by DC Paul. Learn more HERE.

3. NOSH FRIDAY BUBBLES BAR
Friday, January 19, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Unwind from the busy work week and pop bottles at the champagne bar, New Orleans Social House. On Fridays after work you can get discounts on champagnes like Moet. Grab your friends and meet up for classy wine down! Learn more HERE.

4. LIPSTICK & LIBATIONS
Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Ladies, come out to join The It Factor and Clazzy Cocktails for “Lipstick & Libations!” There will be a girls’ night with giveaways, music, refreshment, fun, door prizes, creative cocktails (by Clazzy Cocktails) and a hands-on live make-up tutorial on how to do a basic make-up application that you can wear anytime (by The It Factor). Grab a girlfriend and come out to have a “Toast to the Every Day Slay!” Learn more HERE.

5. MR. HANDS: TRIBUTE TO HERBIE HANCOCK
Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join The NOJO and Robert Glasper as they pay tribute to living legend Herbie Hancock! The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra stands on the shoulders of many Jazz legends and it is their privilege to honor one – Herbie Hancock – with a tribute concert featuring music from his 5+ decade career, with special guest, Grammy winning, Robert Glasper. Learn more HERE.

6. BOUNCE VS. DANCEHALL OFFICIAL MARLEY GRAS FESTIVAL PRE-PARTY
Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival presents Bounce VS Dancehall, a night of pure positive vibes at the beautiful, historic Drifter Hotel. A funky fusion of Jamaica and New Orleans, the event features two legendary DJs, DJ Raj Smoove and DJ T-Roy spinning the best in New Orleans Bounce, Hip-Hop, Reggae and Dancehall. Caribbean food and drinks will also be served all night long! Learn more HERE.

7. THE TIPPING POINT
Friday, January 19, 2018, 11:00 p.m. – until
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” for Good People looking for Good Music on Friday nights. With the emotionally driven music selections of RQ Away, Good Vibes are always guaranteed at The Tipping Point. Learn more HERE.

8. MARLEY GRAS JERK CHICKEN FESTIVAL
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival is a funky fusion of Jamaican musical and culinary traditions with the rich culture of New Orleans Carnival! In addition to great Reggae, Brass & Bounce music, delicious food and awesome crafts, the Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival also features a scotch bonnet pepper eating competition and a jerk chicken cook-off competition with celebrity judges. Learn more HERE.

9. THIRD ANNUAL ORCHID HONORS
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Orchid Honors is The Orchid Society’s Signature Fundraiser benefiting our mentoring program for undeserved minority girls ages 12-16. During this event, we honor African American female trailblazers who have paved the way for a better future. Learn more HERE.

10. BEAUTY KILLS
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Every Saturday night the most exclusive venue in New Orleans, Eiffel Society, host “Beauty Kills” for Hip-Hop and R&B lovers. A chivalrous event catered to ladies who drink free till midnight with dancing and music mixed with an upscale lounge experience. Learn more HERE.

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