10 New Orleans Events For Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in Nola! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in New Orleans this week.

1. NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – Sunday, April 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, aka Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks, and craftspeople welcome 400,000 visitors each year. The Louisiana Heritage Fair showcases unforgettable music on multiple stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work. The Louisiana Heritage Fair is held at the Fair Grounds Race Course over the course of 2 weekends. Learn more HERE.

2. HOT 8 BRASS BAND
Friday, April 27, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Spend your Friday night kicking off Jazz Fest season with the iconic Hot 8 Brass Band, supported by New Orleans legendary reggae stars, The Revealers. All under one roof. It’s an event you don’t wanna miss. Learn more HERE.

3. THE TIPPING POINT
Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:00 p.m. 
Created by DJ RQ Away it began with the idea of giving those seeking a good time an alternative to what he and his cohorts had come to know as a “regular” night out. With no lines, no cover, no enforced dress code, and a laid-back vibe, The Tipping Point has become a “to do” for Good People looking for Good Music on Friday nights. With the emotionally driven music selections of RQ Away, Good Vibes are always guaranteed at The Tipping Point. Learn more HERE.

4. R&B SATURDAYS
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Popular event promoter, author and now restauranteur Larry Morrow presents R&B Saturdays at Buktu. Look your flyest and drink the finest with the cool kids in the city. Since they’re playing R&B all night it’s definitely going to be a grown and sexy scene for you and your friends to mix and mingle and have a good time. Learn more HERE.

5. DANCE PARTY SATURDAYS
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
If you’ve been to Dragon’s Den you know it gives that hot house party, no wallflowering, everybody dancing vibes. Enjoy some drinks in the courtyard and do some people watching from the second-floor balcony. Downstairs jam with Primetime ft. DJ Legatron Prime and upstairs party with Sexy Dex & The Fresh Presents The Kickback. Learn more HERE.

6. FEST LATE NIGHT W/ STOOGES BRASS BAND
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Party late night after Jazz Fest with The Stooges Brass Band and Gene’s Music Machine at The Maison during their FREE Fest Late Night Show. You’ll still be on your Jazz Fest high and want to continue the dancing and partying through the night. If you’re visiting town and never had a chance to hear The Stooges perform, you are in for a good time. Learn more HERE.

7. BRUNCH & BURN
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Footprints is so excited to partner with the St. Roch Market krewe again for another brunch themed series. Sundays got just a little sweeter! Experience an energetic and upbeat Core Yoga Flow followed by mimosas and food sold at the market from some amazing vendors. Grab your krewe and SHARE! Space is limited so RSVP ASAP for the date you’d like because it will fill up. Learn more HERE.

8. DAYTOX
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Popular event promoter, author and now restauranteur Larry Morrow presents Daytox every Sunday at the new Revolution. Look your flyest and end the weekend with the finest cool kids in the city. And since it’s a day party in the afternoon, you can go to church, turn up and get home in time to meal prep and tuck the kids in. Learn more HERE.

9. NAPPY HOUR
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
This event is designed to make you feel good!! DJ Jess and J. Saunders will be playing a mix of the best of reggae, hip-hop, r&b, and neo soul!! Choose to grab a seat at the bar, enjoy the beautiful deck, or dance the day away! Hookahs are available as well. Learn more HERE.

10. ABSTRACT NOLA
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Enjoy a night of artistry with a vibe unlike any other in the city at Abstract Nola! Filled with a variation of live painting, performances, live body art, poetry, food, and a few surprises. Come out and enjoy the usual good vibes and great energy from some of the most talented creators in the city. Learn more HERE.

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