10 Chicago Events For Black Professionals This Week

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 BOOM BAP OPEN MIC
Monday, April 23, 2018, 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Once again Petty Gang Chicago is back and they have brought along some friends! Radio One Chicago joins PGC #inpettywetrust as sponsors to bring you #ChicagosBest talent every 4th Monday of the month. Open mic artists are asked to only perform one song as limited slots are available. Also, USBs only, no exceptions. Learn more HERE.

2. THANK YOU CHICAGO AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRIVATE SCREENING
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Thank you Chicago is excited to invite you to a private movie viewing for Marvel Studios Avengers Infinity War. Come be one of the first to see Avengers a day before the original release date. Please arrive on time as the movie starts at 8:00 p.m. sharp. Learn more HERE.

3. AFROTRAK PRESENTS: SAM TRUMP W/ NOLA ADE + ADAM NESS
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Your friends at Afrotrak are proud to present Sam Trump live at Subterranean in Wicker Park. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. with additional performances by Nola Ade and Adam Ness. Tickets are $10 in advance with inflation at the door. Learn more HERE.

4. OWNING YOUR SUPERPOWER
Friday, April 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
As women, we know we are emotional beings, but why do so many of us apologize for crying, hurting, feeling sad or angry? We almost believe the myth that feelings get in the way of getting things done! But, research is now showing that having high emotional intelligence and being able to identify and express our feelings can shift us out of unproductive moods and into full aliveness with a better ability to deal with life’s challenges. Come join Jillian Eichel, life coach with the Wright Foundation, and the community at Mashallah to learn about the power of emotional intelligence and the benefits that come with feeling our emotions. Learn more HERE.

5. BOUNCE & BREAK YO BACK!
Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Come Join “Thank You Chicago” for their BOUNCE & BREAK YO’ BACK: Juke vs. Trap Party featuring one of the kings of Juke, DJ CHIP and the one and only DJ COMMANDO! Thank You Chicago is at it again with another great party. Come ready to have an amazing time as the DJ’s music controls your every dance moves. Learn more HERE.

6. SIN SATURDAY WITH SINDERELLA DANCE CLASS
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sin Saturday with Sinderalla. Sinderalla is a sultry and sensual beginners female dancehall class in heels taught by DHQ Jukeboxx. Grab a friend, dress as your bedroom alter ego, and come ready to dance. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Learn more HERE.

7. RED CUP KARAOKE
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Red Cup Karaoke Series Returns on April 28th with more energy, more surprises, and more awesome memories! This is not your mom’s karaoke. It all goes down at Bassline from 8:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Learn more HERE.

8. NO REASON MIDNIGHT BRUNCH
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Who says you can’t brunch at midnight? NO REASON is creating a new type of social community where a certain time of year isn’t necessary to create special memories and the AM isn’t required to have brunch. Join them as they launch their newest concept in Chicago, NO REASON MIDNIGHT BRUNCH! Also, did I mention there will be free Pure White Hennessy? Learn more HERE.

9. NEW SCHOOL DAZE (CHICAGO)
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
#NewSchoolDaze is a celebration of success hosted by the dopest creatives in Chicago: HBCU young alums, members of Greek organizations and tastemakers like you! Join your friends at The Promontory for a night of nostalgia with a twist. Their DJs will be mixing it up and hitting you with classics and new bangers from everywhere. This event is for all partygoers, millennials, and Tastemakers! Learn more HERE.

10. QUESTLOVE LIVE AT CERISE
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m.
Join your homies at Cerise for an evening of creative energy with a DJ set by the one and only Questlove. This is the official after party of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Plus enjoy drink specials from Revolution Brewing and Dark Matter. Learn more HERE.

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