There’s always something to do in The Chi! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Chicago this week.
1. PETTY GANG CHICAGO’S BOOM BAP OPEN MIC
Monday, March 26, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Petty Gang Chicago and Radio One Chicago present the BOOM BAP OPEN MIC at Subterranean! Once again Petty Gang Chicago is back. This time Radio One Chicago joins PGC as sponsors to bring you Chicago’s best talent. The Boom Bap Open Mic happens every 4th Monday of the month and serves as a platform for open mic artists to showcase their amazing talents! All are welcome. Learn more HERE.
2. INTERNATIONAL WHISK(E)Y DAY FREE TASTING
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come raise a glass with Ja’Grille in Hyde Park on International Whiskey Day! They will be hosting a free Whiskey Tasting (switching it up a little bit from the Rum) from 6pm to 8pm featuring Johnny Walker Black, Crown Royal, and Bulleit Bourbon. Come early for Happy Hour (4pm to 6pm) and stay for the free Whiskey Tasting. Learn more HERE.
3. A WORLD OF OPPHERTUNITIES NETWORKING SOIRÉE
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The 40 Under 40 Young Women Professionals League (YWPL) invites you to attend their quarterly “A World of OppHERtunities” Networking Soiree. Join them at the Bronzeville Incubator for a lively discussion as 40 Under 40 YWPL members share their experiences on this quarter’s topic: “The Power of Relationships: It’s Level to This!” At this event you will have an opportunity to meet and greet their 40 Under 40 Young Women Professional League members, learn more about their upcoming projects and how you can get involved, support their efforts to provide scholarships and resources to young ladies in college, and network with some of the top young women professionals in Chicago. Learn more HERE.
4. THE HBCUNITY HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come out to Renaissance Chicago for a networking party for previous attendees of historically Black colleges. Join them every last Thursday of the month for a chance to network, mingle and reminisce about HBCU life. Enjoy no cover with RSVP, free food til you’re exhausted, and $3 Miller plus $6 Martinis. Learn more HERE.
5. CHURCH IN THE WILD : SIR THE BAPTIST, DONALD LAWRENCE & J. DREW
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Get ready for CHURCH IN THE WILD featuring the godly talents of Sir the Baptist, Donald Lawrence, J. Drew & The Band, The Trap Choir and other special guests. It all goes down this Thursday at Reggie’s! This will also be the premiere of the “GOD IS ON HER WAY” short film. Tickets are $10 advance and $15 the day of—$5 with student ID. Learn more HERE.
6. ARTBEAT CHICAGO SPRING OUT EDITION
Friday, March 30, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Paradigm CreatVe Group is back with another Art Beat event! This Art Beat will be held on Friday, March 30th from 7:00pm to midnight and will focus on reliving Spring Break, highlighting what it means to us, and getting everyone ready for the season change! Enjoy performances, special surprises, a hookah lounge, and opportunities for people to not only view the artists at work, but be apart of creating art on their own. There will be an arts & crafts creation station, canvas painting, and painting of a community art wall for all those who love to be hands on, so don’t miss out! Learn more HERE.
Friday, March 30, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bilal is finally coming to Chicago after rescheduling due to the baby tundra we had back in January. Live at City Winery, experience Bilal with special guest DJ Larry Miller this Friday at 10:00 p.m. Get your tickets while you still can. Doors open at 10:00 p.m. Learn more HERE.
8. LEADERS X BLACKCANVAS COLLAB RELEASE
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders and BLACKCANVAS are proud to invite you to their first ever collab on Saturday, March 31st. Guests will enjoy giveaways, drinks, exclusive merch and a DJ set by LMS. This is a free empowerment collaboration! Learn more HERE.
9. THANK YOU CHICAGO: MARCH MADNESS DAY PARTY
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
It’s March Madness and Thank You Chicago has something special planned for you! Come ready and prepared to have an amazing time at The Promontory as DJ PlayMaka and Sean Mac’s music controls your every dance moves. Join them as they celebrate you and their founder KMOON for her born day! This is a party you don’t want to miss. Learn more HERE.
10. A HOPPIN’ BRUNCH – EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Let’s get it poppin’ for our first ever Hoppin’ Brunch on Sunday, April 1st! Specials will include bottomless mimosas, an Easter-themed hangover special, and music by none other than Charles Protege! Make a reservation today. And, just so you know, for parties of 12 or more, there will be a $200 deposit required. Learn more HERE.
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