10 Philadelphia Events For Black Professionals This Week

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!
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1. PARTY FOR THE PARK
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.
Support a good cause to benefit the transformation of the Rail Park into a lush greenway with open space and engaging programs on arts, education, culture, health, and wellness. There will be a cocktail party and concert featuring Sango, Bosco, and Xavier Omar and Philly’s own DJs, Sylo and Hvnlee. Learn more HERE..

2. THE EXPERIENCE ABOVE: PREMIER NETWORKING MIXER
Friday, March 9, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Roberts Group welcomes you to an exquisite networking experience eleven stories above Independence Hall. Due to inclement weather, this event had to be rescheduled. Come enjoy a heated rooftop experience at Stratus Lounge with a soaring fireplace, drinks that are as fresh as the air, in an inspiring yet comfortable diverse atmosphere with lush textures and swaying greenery. Learn more HERE.
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3. DAVE EAST
Friday, March 9, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Nas’s only official artist. The only guy on Mass Appeal releasing work. The only real person Nas will co-sign (shall I repeat). That alone means the guy is halfway decent at the least. If you haven’t caught the Dave East wave yet, you’re missing out. See him bring Harlem to Philly this week and you be the judge. Learn more HERE.
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4. SO FAR GONE – DRAKE NIGHT
Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
So Far Gone aka #DrakeNightSFG is a musical celebration dedicated to the one and only 6 God, Aubrey “Drake” Graham. The party started from the bottom as a monthly soiree in Philly in 2015, and immediately became the hottest event in town. From there it moved from city to city, bringing the sound and fury of Drake’s incomparable hit catalog to ecstatic audiences everywhere. Learn more HERE.
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5. VIBE FRIDAYS: IT WAS ALL A DREAM
Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
VIBE is GVOPHL’s newest late night event series. If you’re looking for a mature atmosphere, good music, delicious food, and great cocktails, this is where you’ll want to be on a Friday night. Drink and food specials will be available from 9pm to 11pm. This week’s VIBE will feature a special Biggie Smalls/Bad Boy set from DJ Aktive to celebrate the life of the Late Great Biggie Smalls. Learn more HERE.
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6. GHANA @ 61 INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION
Friday, March 9, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
The same company that brings the Afropolitan Cities party here to Philly, is taking a night to celebrate Ghana’s Independence. Keep that Black Panther, afro-futurism energy going with a night of glamour, fashion, music, cocktails, and connections to celebrate the legacy, rich history and culture of one of Africa’s greatest nations – Ghana. Learn more HERE..

7. IMPERIAL FRIDAYS: THE HOUSE PARTY EDITION
Friday, March 9, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Grab your crew and come out to Golf & Social, get a drink, and a section with hookah and enjoy your Friday night at one of the sexiest lounges in Philly. There will be an open bar from 9 to 10, half-priced apps until 12, and drink specials all night long. Learn more HERE.
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8. R&B ONLY
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Are you ready to experience the 2018 R&B ONLY North American Tour? DJ Printz, Dauche, and Jabari are bringing R&B ONLY back to Philly! In just over a year R&B ONLY has exploded as one of the largest celebrations of R&B music across the country and they’re excited to bring Philly a night to remember. R&B ONLY always sells out in advance, so good luck getting tickets. Learn more HERE..

9. HOME
Saturday March 10, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
HOME is a dance party by international DJ, RIch Medina, that pays homage to the celebrated NYC club scene of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, in honor of famed venues like David Mancuso’s Loft, Paradise Garage, and the legendary Studio 54. Dance all night long to the sounds of House, Disco, Afrobeat, Soul, Funk, Breaks, Rare Grooves, Dance Classics and anything that will make you move your feet and shake a tail feather. This is where the culture and lifestyle of dance music lives! Learn more HERE.
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10. DNCE W/ KINGSPY
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
A sicker than your average dance party. Join rotating residents Matthew Law, Royale, Gun$ Garcia, and Francisco Collazo every Saturday in Fishtown! Playing a fine selection of pop, hip-hop, classics, r&b, club, and ya’ know… dance music! Make sure to RSVP for free entry before 11:30. Learn more HERE.
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