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. MELANIE FIONA
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Come catch R&B and soul princess Melanie Fiona at Yoshi’s in Oakland. This is the perfect show for a romantic date, a night out with the girls (or guys), or a solo adventure in soothing song. Learn more HERE.

2. THE OAKLAND POETRY SLAM & WIDE OPEN MIC
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Listen to some of Oakland’s most spirited and soulful voices in this poetry slam taking place at Awaken Cafe. Everyone is welcome to perform, however, sign up starts at 7 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. so get there on time. All ages are welcome. Learn more HERE.

3. WOKELAND PODCAST LAUNCH PARTY
Friday, January 26, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
From the Black Panthers, to the hyphy movement, to gentrification, to the black tech scene, to YBSF, to dating – it’ll all be covered on Oakland’s newest podcast, Wokeland. Join them for food, drinks, and a hella beautiful mix of Oakland people (native, new, young, and young in spirit!) to get your Friday night started. Learn more HERE.

4. EMPOWERING WOMXN OF COLOR OPEN MIC SERIES
Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The series will provide a space for performances celebrating the voices of womxn of color, and will include one featured artist per month! Come support local Bay Area talent or sign up to perform. Learn more HERE.

5. TRAPXART LIL UZI TRIBUTE
Friday, January 26, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Celebrate the collision of trap music and art at this one-of-a-kind bi-weekly party. This week’s tribute goes out to rapper Lil Uzi. Learn more HERE.

6. GLOW’D UP: FREE RAP & RNB PARTY
Friday, January 26, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
 “GLOWED UP” is a monthly dance party hosted by Southside Sprithouse and DJ’s Mikos Da Gawd, Arturo, and Drewfioo. Join them every fourth Friday for a night catered around great vibes, a social crowd, and three dope DJ’s alongside an extensive cocktail list of exquisite drinks. Learn more HERE.

7. SILENT TRAP PARTY OAKLAND
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The music will be pumping, but you won’t be able to hear it unless you’re plugged into a pair of Urban Fetes’s headphones. Be the first to experience the “TRAP EDITION” of Silent Party. Three DJs will spin music ranging from Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae/Dancehall to Old and New School Trap music making it a LIVE and connected experience for everyone in attendance.  Learn more HERE.

8. BRUNCH & PAINT
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ready to get your paint on? This brunch and paint party will be hosted at the OVO Tavern and the hosts will show you how to recreate gorgeous masterpieces. Your ticket includes painting and 1 mimosa. There will be a buffet available for purchase for $20 at the door plus bottomless mimosas available for purchase. Learn more HERE.

9. VISION BOARD PARTY
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join the ladies of the Glitter Nail Lounge & Spa to dream out loud, talk about your goals for the year and create a vision board. Start 2018 off right and manifest your purpose. Materials, refreshments, and cocktails will be included. *Please bring one magazine of choice for sharing* Learn more HERE.

10. W. KAMAU BELL
Sunday, January 29, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Get your laugh on at the Punchline in San Francisco’s FIDI district with comedian W. Kamau Bell. He’ll be waxing poetic and bringing the laughs. Don’t miss out! Learn more HERE.

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