There’s always something to do in The Chi! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Chicago this week.
1. STOMPING GROUNDS OPEN STAGE – FEAT. CALID B.
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Stomping Grounds is a free monthly open stage event for young creatives to develop performance, curation, and exhibition skills while connecting to the Chicago creative community. This fantastic event is hosted by Free Write Arts & Literacy in collaboration with Kuumba Lynx and Elephant Rebellion. Sign up to perform is on a first come first serve basis, so come on time! This month’s featured performer is Calid B. Learn more HERE.
2. HAPPY HOUR: UNCORK YOUR PASSION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Have you kept your feelings about inequity and injustice bottled up for too long? Join the Shriver Center on March 22 and learn how you can get involved to improve the lives and chances for upward mobility of people living in poverty. This special event will offer you a chance to network with other activists while giving you a taste of our advocacy agenda for 2018. Tickets are $25 per person and include two drinks and light appetizers. Learn more HERE.
3. GO-GETTER CONFERENCE
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – Sunday, March 24, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Epic Fab Girl’s “Go-Getter Conference” is a powerful 2-day experience for women entrepreneurs and influencers who will make lasting impacts on society by living in purpose. Delving into the topics of finances, friendship, work-life balance, romance, faith, and entrepreneurship, this conference is for the modern-day woman who is seeking fulfillment in her relationships, success in her endeavors, confidence in her own skin, and most of all, wholeness in her walk with God. Learn more HERE.
4. AFRO KARAOKE (CHICAGO)
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Your favorite karaoke is coming back to Chicago! Afro Karaoke is a social experience filled with cultural vibes. Bring your afrocentric vibes as we sing our lungs out! DJ El Renz will be rocking to music from Afrobeat, Reggae, Soca, Soukous, Highlife, and more! Karaoke sign-ups will be available upon ticket purchase. Learn more HERE.
5. MARTIN TRIVIA NIGHT & AFTERPARTY
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
On Thursday, March 22nd, test your knowledge of the popular 90’s show Martin by participating in Refuge Chicago’s #MartinTriviaNight! Ask about their $7 drink specials which include the “BEEDEEBEE” & “HOSHI-TOSHI.” Plus, after the game, enjoy a sweet “90s Groove” afterparty from 11-2am! Learn more HERE.
6. SWANKY MARCH SWIPE SOCIAL/ROSE PARTY
Friday, March 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
If you have a profile on Tinder, Bumble or Coffee Meets Bagel, The Godfrey Hotel invites you to step outside your online persona and meet your fellow swipers for a Rose Social. Bring your friends, mingle, enjoy. There will be 2 selected Rose’s available at $8 a glass till 9 PM. Cocktail Party Attire encouraged. Learn more HERE.
7. JUST PLAY GAME NIGHT
Friday, March 23, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Just Play Entertainment is back for another Just Play Game Night! Bring a team of 4 or join a team upon arrival. Teams compete to win the championship title in Hip-Hop Charades, Family Feud, Giant UNO, LCR, Jumbo Truth or Dare blocks and more! Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Learn more HERE.
8. THE HOOD INTERNET – $5 DANCE PARTY
Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Come out to the Beauty Bar for a $5 dance party with The Hood Internet. Doors open at 9 with free entry until 10:00 p.m. Come come get down with Chicago rap duo ABX and STV SLV, also known as The Hood Internet, live this weekend at Beauty Bar. Learn more HERE.
9. CAN CHICAGO KICK IT?
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Are you ready for Can Chicago Kick It? Your friends at Afrotrak are throwing day party to celebrate the 90’s and early 2000’s. Party with TLC, Bad Boy, A Tribe Called Quest, Aaliyah, Brandy, Monica, Usher, No Limit, Nelly and many more, with music by DJs Mike Orie, The Franchiise and LMS. It’s all going down at Per.So.Na. This event is also free with RSVP. Learn more HERE.
10. #KENTEWAVE CHICAGO DAY PARTY GHANA’S 61ST CELEBRATION
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Kente Wave is a special day party showcasing Ghanaian fashion. It is also a fellowship of artistry amongst Ghanaian designers, bloggers and fashion enthusiasts. Come dressed with a hint of Kente or African print. Dress code is traditional attire, classy and fashionable. Learn more HERE.
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