Saturday, June 24, 2017

Check back often as our Chicago African American Events calendar is constantly updated with events occurring in and around the Delaware area. These events include Comedy Shows, Church events, Community Events, Parties, Fashion Shows, Fundraisers, Out-of-Town Trips and Getaways, Poetry & Spoken Word, Seminars & Workshops, Black Events and more!!!

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Add Your Event: to have your African American Event / Black Event / General Interest Event added to our calendar, email event information & image to (info) @ chitownblack.com

Jun
25
Sun
Black Girls Dance® 1st Annual Conference @ Ruth Page Center for the Arts
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 9:00 pm

 

Calling all dance students (age 10 and up), professional dancers, dance educators, choreographers, artistic directors, parents and studio owners for one glorious day of dance! Participate in a marathon of Master Classes taught by Industry Professionals, discuss career strategies, receive mentoring partners, and be considered for a $1,000 tuition scholarship that will be announced at the end of a special performance following all classes. Register NOW and receive 10% off before May 27, 2017. Please use the Eventbrite link below to secure your spot. For special group rates (10 dancers or more) are available contact Erin Barnett at blackgirlsdanceorg@gmail.com. Details about the classes, instructors, performance, and scholarship application can be found on www.blackgirlsdance.org

Black Paradise MeetNGreet & Concert @ Elbo Room
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 26 @ 12:00 am

@itskidro Presents

Black Paradise Meet N Greet & Concert

Host Blair Christian of Nick Cannons WildNOut and Power92’s own Ricky Rampage

MeetNGreet @ Filmtography Studio’s – 4223 W Lake st. Chicago, IL (Interviews, Discussion Panel, Networking)

Concert @ Elbo Room – 2871 N Lincoln ave. Chicago, IL

Kid-Ro’s Black Paradise, Swank Pr, Right Now Tour, Stack or Starve, Bag Language

Jul
6
Thu
Chicago – Africa Economic Forum (ChicAfrica 2017) @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - North Shore Conference Center
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – Jul 8 @ 12:00 am

The objective of the forum is to enable African and American entrepreneurs to meet and exchange in order to promote an equitable partnership for rapid growth in Africa. The theme of this edition is: Public – Private Partnership: A means for an accelerated growth for Africa.  Therefore, ChicAfrica 2017aims to:

  • Promote the destination of the respective participant countries
  • Build bridges between African entrepreneurs and North American business leaders
  • Increase awareness about the differences between both business environments
  •  Find funding to various projects in the relevant sectors
  • Build partnerships necessary to reform African education systems to be in alignment with a sustainable development of Africa
  • Involve the Diaspora to participate actively in development of African countries
Jul
7
Fri
BLACK GREEK FRIDAY @ Renaissance Bronzeville
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

BLACK GREEK FIRST FRIDAYS AFTER WORK

NETWORK. DRINK. DANCE.

with ALL Black Greek Sororities and Fraternities and Urban Professionals

Every First Friday of the Month, 5 to 10

RENAISSANCE BRONZEVILLE

4641 South King Drive, Chicago

Sean Legend, Phokiss, Bonsu

Kenny B, Chip Davis, Brian Sayles, INC

FREE ADMISSION

Hosted by Omega Psi Phi Sigma Omega Chapter and Craig Morton

Bottle and drink specials available

BLACK GREEK FRIDAY @ Renaissance Bronzeville
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

BLACK GREEK FIRST FRIDAYS AFTER WORK

NETWORK. DRINK. DANCE.

with ALL Black Greek Sororities and Fraternities and Urban Professionals

Every First Friday of the Month, 5 to 10

RENAISSANCE BRONZEVILLE

4641 South King Drive, Chicago

Sean Legend, Phokiss, Bonsu

Kenny B, Chip Davis, Brian Sayles, INC

FREE ADMISSION

Hosted by Omega Psi Phi Sigma Omega Chapter and Craig Morton

Bottle and drink specials available

Jul
8
Sat
B.A.E The Black Art Experience Chicago Edition
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Looking for B.A.E.?
Find the Black Art Experience in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood July 8, 2017

Host by Memphis native Jennifer Elaine of OriJENNal Art and Chicago native Erica Walton of Evolving Diva Inc.

*FREE WINE & FREE FOOD

Visual Art Show, featuring over twenty artist and business owners.

From the 1920s through the 1950s, Chicago’s South Side was the center for African American culture and business. Known as “Bronzeville,” the neighborhood was surprisingly small, but at its peak more than 300,000 lived in the narrow, seven-mile strip.

Chicago’s black population stretched along 22nd to 63rd streets between State Street and Cottage Grove. But the pulsing energy of Bronzeville was located at the crowded corners of 35th and State Street and 47th Street and South Parkway Boulevard (later renamed Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive). At those intersections, people came to see and be seen, shop, conduct business, dine and dance, and experience this bustling black metropolis. The crowds reflected the diverse mix of people living in the black belt: young and old, poor and prosperous, professionals and laborers.

Bronzeville was well known for its nightclubs and dance halls. The jjazz, blues, and gospel music that developed with the migration of Southern musicians attracted scores of diverse listeners and admirers. In the 1920s, the Regal Theater opened its doors and hosted the country’s most talented and glamorous black entertainers. The community was also home to many prominent African-American artists and intellectuals, including dancer Katherine Dunham, sociologist Horace Clayton, journalist Ida B. Wells, jazz man Louis Armstrong, author Richard Wright, and poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

ALL TICKET SALES WILL END ON 7/07/2017
ADVANCE TICKETS: $12.00

DRESS CODE: Sleek & Stylish

#IAMAfricaan DayParty {Grand Opening Chicago} @ TBD
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SHOW YOUR TALENT: E-mail iamafricaan1@gmail.com

{Art, Dance, Spoken Word, Musician, Live Performer, etc.. All Black or African Creatives are welcome!}


#IAMAfricaan a concept design to promote the Black & African Brand through, music, culture, the creatives and curated experiences. Arts, Fashion, Food, Dance, Music, and Culture.

Join us, dance to a mix of the Best of African Music, HipHop, Dancehall, Soca and Zouk. Invite Friends, and Family

Afrobeats | HipHop | Dancehall | Soca | Zouk

Black is Africaan


Valid ID Required 21+

RSVP For Complimentary Admission Before 6pm

Text 202-696-6573 for Table and Bottle Service

Jul
15
Sat
NATURAL HAIR CHICAGO | SUMMER FEST 2017 @ The Congress Plaza Hotel
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome to our world of Natural Hair and Beauty Culture, Natural Hair Fest Chicago 2017. This summer we continue to engage and inspire all within reach in solidarity with the local, statewide, regional, national and global natural hair movement. We also greet with open arms information seekers and those who are now ready to crossover and mesh with this lifestyle choice.

Natural Hair Fest Chicago is designed to promote a way of life that nurtures natural hair growth and teaches proper regimens for the care and maintenance of healthy, natural hair. We are equally concerned about beginning the the process of healing and taking preventative measures to offset hair loss and disorders of the scalp that plague our communities in epidemic proportion. We summit to pin-point, intercept, negate and correct mis-education, mis-information, and bad habits that lead to challenges associated with managing our coarse, curly, kinky, coily and multi-textured hair types.

Natural Hair Fest Chicago is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. It is important Consumers or Potential Clients, especially those who are doing their own hair at home, be placed on the front lines of this informative campaign. This is where our greatest effort to dispell distorted perspectives on the uniqueness of woolen hair inherent in peoples of african descent lies. OUR CUSTOMERS MUST COME FIRST!

THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF BLACK HAIR: Where Did We Come From & How Did We Get Here

SELF CONFIDENCE & SELF ESTEEM: Embracing Your Natural Beauty! It’s A Process!

Natural Hair Fest Chicago serves as a platform upon which we can dialogue about the potentially negative long term effects that improper chemical processing and overuse of heat styling acoutrements can have the DIY Consumer’s hair, scalp and health.

Natural Hair Fest Chicago is a one-stop destination where Consumers will be able to meetup and make conscious, person to person connections with skilled , Instructors, business-minded Professionals, Freelancers and Students in attendance who specialize in natural hair care. Never under estimate the potential for local Consumers to become future buyers and wearers of creations that natural hair professionals in Chicago design.

Prepare Your Self For Our Panel Discussion:

CAN A STYLIST WITH RELAXED OR CHEMICALLY TREATED HAIR BE TRUSTED WITH NATURAL HAIR CLIENTS?

BEST PRACTICES FOR NATURAL HAIR IN THE WORKPLACE, SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY

The Chicago versioning of Natural Hair Fest is designed specifically for YOU, a growing community of Naturals, Transitionals, Students of Natural Hair Care, Natural Hair Professionals, and Natural Hair Salon Owners. Join us this season in Chicago for the festivities and excitement centered on natural hair!

Mark David Carter, a local Event Organizer, announced that Natural Hair Fest Newspaper In-Print, Digital NewsMagazine and Online Classifieds proudly present the 3rd Annual NATURAL HAIR FEST CHICAGO (NHFC), themed: “Natural Hair Matters”. Highlights of this 2-Day Festival of Natural Hair & Beauty Culture includes: Professional Classes, Consumer Classes, Panel Discussions, Live Entertainment on the Natural Hair Main Stage, Fashion Presentations, Hair Competitions, Product Demos, and a Natural Hair Marketplace with over 50 Exhibitors and Table Top Vendors -ALL DAY LONG. The excitement takes place on Saturday, Sunday & Monday July 15-16, 2017 at the CONGRESS PLAZA HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER, which is located 520 South Michigan Avenue on the 2nd Floor in the GREAT HALL in downtown Chicago from 10am-6pm Daily. Natural Hair Fest is growing into Chicago’s BIGGEST Natural Hair Prodution designed for Naturals all over Chi-Town and the surrounding Mid-West.

NATURAL HAIR FEST MODEL SEARCH

NATURAL HAIR MODEL SEARCH. We are looking for male and female models with natural hair for upcoming fashion events. Long, Medium, Short, Natural Hair, Barber Cuts, Afros, Curls, Locs, Braids, Twists, Mohawks, Protective Styles, and Hair Weaving. ALL HEIGHTS, SIZES & NATIONALITIES. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. TRAINING IS ALSO AVAILABLE. Must be age 18 or older. Under age 18 parental consent and participation required. REGISTRATION FEE: $35. The AFRO FASHION SHOW is scheduled to take place on Sunday the 16th of July 2017 at the CONGRESS PLAZA HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER located at 520 South Michigan Avenue, on the 2nd Floor in the GREAT HALL, Downtown Chicago. VIP Reception 5pm. Doors open at 6pm. Showtime 7pm. Do you have what it takes to model? Then join us. Call the Show Producer at 312.254.5009 and Touch 1 for Mark David Carter. FOR MORE INFO visit us online as www.naturalhairfest.com or email: models@naturalhairfest.com.

Natural Hair Fest Chicago Flyer 3

Natural Hair Fest Chicago is still breaking ground as it strives to authentically represent the local, regional, national and global Natural Hair Movement. The event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and specifically caters towards Naturals (Consumers), Natural Hair Care Professionals (Stylists, Barbers, Instructors, Nail Techs, Estheticians and Makeup Artists), Students interested in nurturing careers in a growing Natural Hair Care Industry, and individuals who desire to adopt a more Natural way of life. Our anticipated attendance with flow is 600-3,500 attendees and even more.

To become a Sponsor, Advertiser, Exhibitor, Vendor, Instructor, Natural Hair Stylist, Fashion Designer, Make Up Artist, Performer/Entertainer, Model, Spoken Word Artist, Volunteer and/or Attendee call 312.254.5009, Touch 1 for Mark David Carter, email info@naturalhairfest.com, or visit us online at www.naturalhairfest.com.

PURPOSE:
The purpose of the MetroSalonPro Natural Hair Fest & Educational Summit Chicago is: to expose the root culprits of hair loss, hair damage, balding, scalp irritation and various forms of alopecia that plague our communities (primarily adult women, teens and young girls) resulting from excessive chemical treatment, overuse of heated accoutrements, lack of proper sanitation, bad habits, poor nutrition, miseducation, incorrect hair care, improper techniques and heredity/genetics; to create an aesthetic atmosphere where leadership, instructors, professionals, freelancers, students, businesses and consumers (members of the general public) can convene, network, interact, dialogue, showcase, give experiences, and free pinned up emotions under the auspicies of natural beauty and barber culture across the urban landscape of metropolitan Chicago; to influence the growth, maintenance and adaptation of a change in lifestyle that prompts naturally healthy hair and unique natural hairstyles in a manner that uplifts our youth, motivates the people, encourages unity within families at large and reinforces the self esteem, self image, self love and advancement of our “natural” brothers and sisters on a local, national and global level, and to demonstrate and quantify the advancement of the worldwide dynamic, the urban Natural Hair Movement, by soliciting community participation and preservation of what has the potential to be one of the largest gathering of Naturals, Naturalistas, Culturals, Transitionals and Natural Hair Care Industry Professionals in the Chicagoland area. – Mark David Carter, Executive Producer for MetroSalonPro

ABOUT METROSALONPRO
MetroSalonPro, now headquartered in Chicago at 9 West Washington Street on the 4th Floor in the heart of the downtown area, was founded in 2010 by Mark David Carter while residing in the DMV area (Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia). Serving as the professional beauty and barber industry consumer resource guide, this hyper local publication is steadily gaining wider recognition in key markets across the country. MetroSalonPro is a DIVERSITY CONCEPT, which brings the professional beauty community together irrespective of race, religion, cultural or economic background, gender, sexual orientation and/or social status. Our platform is centered around the binding PASSION that we all have for the business of beauty and personal care.

Having set the spotlight on hair care, barbering, nail care, makeup and skincare as art and science, it is a concept which supplies true followers with remarkable photographic event coverage and highlights on topics of interest. Today, MetroSalonPro maintains its course towards a ten year nationwide vision Metropolis 2020, where distinct cities and states unify to construct one dynamic economic umbrella. With solid commitment towards continuing education and pushing creativity beyond limits, MetroSalonPro will nurture greater understanding of the boundless possibilities of professions within the global beauty industry. The MetroSalonPro Beauty & Barber Industry Networking Mixer is vital to the aforementioned short and long term visions.

Jul
23
Sun
Crystal-Eyez Makeup Class…..for the Everyday Woman @ Crystal-Eyez Makeup & Beauty Lounge
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This is a small group step-by-step hands-on makeup application class, where Crystal-Eyez CEO and head makeup artist, Bisi who has worked with celebrities such as K.Michelle, Kelly Price, Kim Coles and more, will teach you how to create flawless long-lasting looks to suit your lifestyle…from the 5 minute every day makeover, to the detailed glam look for special occasions and nights out. You will learn valuable makeup tips and tricks of the trade, various techniques, and the proper way to use your products and tools.

Bonus: ***There’ll be a nice surprise waiting for you***

*Refreshments will be provided

Class Limit: Only 10 people

Class Overview

– In the Bag: Review of items in the ideal makeup bag
– Polished in Five: 5 minute makeover for your everyday look
– Day to Diva: Glamming up for special occasions w/ focus on flawless foundation, brows, eyes, and lips!
– Q & A session: Finally get answers to all your makeup questions
– Makeup Shopping: Some of our favorite recommended beauty essentials will be available for purchase.

What to bring: Your Makeup Bag​

Reserve your spot now…invite your friends too :)

To schedule a one-on-one (or group) private makeup class at your own convenience, please contact us: 1-312-465-2639 || info@Crystal-Eyez.com || www.Crystal-Eyez.com

Crystal-Eyez Makeup Class

Sep
8
Fri
Afro-Summer LOVE Fest @ Room 43
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 11:00 pm

Afro-Caribbean Connections Proudly Presents the

✦✦✦ Afro-Summer LOVE Fest ✦✦✦

ONLY US Festival Bringing You ALL STYLES of Kizomba AND A Yacht Party!

Join our all star crew of DJs, artists and performers as we explore African Rhythms!

✔ 5 DJs
✔ 4 Night
✔ 3 Days for Bootcamp Style Workshops
✔ 2 Dance Rooms
✔ 1 Live Concert w/Mika Mendes & P.Lowe
✔ 1 Tri-Level Yacht Party

Another September to Remeber!

★ CONFIRMED DJs ★

DJ Chad (FR) DJ El Caobo (Chicago, IL)

DJ Kimani Rashad (Chicago, USA) DJ Romeo (Chicago, IL)

DJ Peejay (Cape Verde/USA)

★ CONFIRMED ARTISTS★

KIZOMBA – SEMBA – AFRO HOUSE – KUDURO

Helio Santos (Cape Verde/Portugal)

Manuel Dos Santos & Flavie (Angola/Canada)

Philippe & Upa Danca (NY, USA)

Shafeeha Monae (Chicago, USA)


URBAN KIZZ – TARRAXINHA – TARRAXA (OSTEO)

Gwany & Kizzy (Martinique/Paris)

Audi MPK (USA/FR)


ZOUK

Marc Brewer (Michigan, USA)


KONPA

Butherly (Haiti/NJ, USA)


MAMBO/CHA-CHA

Mouaze Konate (Paris, USA)


BACHATA

Carlos Cinta (Chicago, USA)


LIVE CONCERT with P. LOWE & MIKA MENDES!!

Hitting the Afro-Summer stage, P. Lowe is an American born, International instrumentalist and producer with a blended style of Kizomba, Zouk, Neo-Soul & more. Tour mate, Mika Mendes, of Cape Verdean decent is a Kizomba/Zouk singer has been blessing us with hits since 2001. With their unique sound and soulful voice this duo is not to be missed!

TRI-LEVEL YACHT DANCE CRUISE

Afro-Summer will sail aboard the Anita Dee II. Last year we boarded the sister boat, the Anita Dee I, for a high energy cruise around Chicago’s beautiful Lake Michigan. This year we’re goingBIGGER AND BETTER with the Anita Dee II! Our three awesome DJs will keep you dancing on all three floors of the boat!!

DANCE, CONNECT & CRUISE WITH AFRO-SUMMER LOVE!! (Is it September yet?)

Interested in performing? Please contact us via: afrocaribbconnects@gmail.com

Afro-Summer LOVE Fest @ Room 43
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 11:00 pm

 

Afro-Caribbean Connections Proudly Presents the

✦✦✦ Afro-Summer LOVE Fest ✦✦✦

ONLY US Festival Bringing You ALL STYLES of Kizomba AND A Yacht Party!

Join our all star crew of DJs, artists and performers as we explore African Rhythms!

✔ 5 DJs
✔ 4 Night
✔ 3 Days for Bootcamp Style Workshops
✔ 2 Dance Rooms
✔ 1 Live Concert w/Mika Mendes & P.Lowe
✔ 1 Tri-Level Yacht Party

Another September to Remeber!

★ CONFIRMED DJs ★

DJ Chad (FR) DJ El Caobo (Chicago, IL)

DJ Kimani Rashad (Chicago, USA) DJ Romeo (Chicago, IL)

DJ Peejay (Cape Verde/USA)

★ CONFIRMED ARTISTS★

KIZOMBA – SEMBA – AFRO HOUSE – KUDURO

Helio Santos (Cape Verde/Portugal)

Manuel Dos Santos & Flavie (Angola/Canada)

Philippe & Upa Danca (NY, USA)

Shafeeha Monae (Chicago, USA)


URBAN KIZZ – TARRAXINHA – TARRAXA (OSTEO)

Gwany & Kizzy (Martinique/Paris)

Audi MPK (USA/FR)


ZOUK

Marc Brewer (Michigan, USA)


KONPA

Butherly (Haiti/NJ, USA)


MAMBO/CHA-CHA

Mouaze Konate (Paris, USA)


BACHATA

Carlos Cinta (Chicago, USA)


LIVE CONCERT with P. LOWE & MIKA MENDES!!

Hitting the Afro-Summer stage, P. Lowe is an American born, International instrumentalist and producer with a blended style of Kizomba, Zouk, Neo-Soul & more. Tour mate, Mika Mendes, of Cape Verdean decent is a Kizomba/Zouk singer has been blessing us with hits since 2001. With their unique sound and soulful voice this duo is not to be missed!

TRI-LEVEL YACHT DANCE CRUISE

Afro-Summer will sail aboard the Anita Dee II. Last year we boarded the sister boat, the Anita Dee I, for a high energy cruise around Chicago’s beautiful Lake Michigan. This year we’re goingBIGGER AND BETTER with the Anita Dee II! Our three awesome DJs will keep you dancing on all three floors of the boat!!

DANCE, CONNECT & CRUISE WITH AFRO-SUMMER LOVE!! (Is it September yet?)

Interested in performing? Please contact us via: afrocaribbconnects@gmail.com

Afro-Caribbean Connections (Shafeeha Monae + DJ Kimani Rashad)

Organizer of Afro-Summer LOVE Fest

Modern, Jazz & Contemporary was just the beginning for East Coast native Shafeeha Monae. She began her dance training at the tender age of 2 and developed her craft at Newark Community School of the Arts.

Overtime, Shafeeha grew a zest for Afro-Latin Rhythms. Performing Cuban & NY style Salsa to Dominican Bachata.This self-proclaimed “Kizomba Addict” made Kizomba a priority studying with International Instructors from Angola to Paris.

With 26 years of combined experience, Shafeeha Monae is spreading her love for Afro-Rhythms leading with Kizomba & Semba through EduTainment. (“Dance is a release, freedom of expression.”)

Every lesson with Shafeeha is more than just “steps” but a cultural experience.

“I didn’t choose dance, it chose me. Life without dance is life without air…IMPOSSIBLE!” –Shafeeha Monae

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Afro-Caribbean Connections facilitates cultural dialogue through visual and performing arts for all ages.

ACC’s mission is to acknowledge and celebrate the influence of the African Diaspora on Latino, Western & European music, dance, & fashion.

ACC was established by Chicago based industry leaders in planning, managing and production of Afro-Latino inspired dance events to “Bridge The Gap Between Africa & The Mid-West.”

Sep
30
Sat
Black Economic Advancement Conference @ Little Black Pearl Workshop
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 1st annual Black Economic Advancement Conference (BEACON) is a networking event and business conference focused on empowering African-American business owners, entrepreneurs, and community organizers. The conference will take place Saturday September 30th 2017 in Chicago, IL and will feature a cocktail reception, appetizers and refreshments, financial coaching, guest lectures, book discussions, and business workshops. For more information please visit our FACEBOOK page or contact us at: beaconchicago@outlook.com

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