Things To Do In Chicago During Black History Month

img_0611“I make black history every day I don’t need a month.” _Kanye

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Hey friends!  Here’s  a listing of thing to do during Black History month in Chicago.  All are low cost to free. Events include family friendly as well a few that are adult only.

 

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MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

The acclaimed Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood features the Black Creativity Program, which showcases the contributions of African Americans in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. Special events, workshops and learning labs are held throughout the year. Open through March 4, 2017, the Innovation Studio is a creative space where kids can use a variety of tools and materials to experiment and experience the process of design. Through Feb. 19, 2017, check out the Juried Art Exhibition featuring more than 100 dynamic works by both established and emerging African American artists from around the country. 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414

 

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

The acclaimed Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood features the Black Creativity Program, which showcases the contributions of African Americans in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. Special events, workshops and learning labs are held throughout the year. Open through March 4, 2017, the Innovation Studio is a creative space where kids can use a variety of tools and materials to experiment and experience the process of design. Through Feb. 19, 2017, check out the Juried Art Exhibition featuring more than 100 dynamic works by both established and emerging African American artists from around the country. 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414

 

Afro Fusion – Party In Hyde Park

The Promontory

5311 South Lake Park Avenue West

Chicago, IL 60615

21 AND OLDER

Free Entry w/ RSVP before 10:30

 

Music by: DJ Dee Money + DJ 3k + Bonsu

Afro Fusion is Chicago’s most diverse international partying experience hosted by the award-winning Entertainment Company, D.I.S Entertainment. At Afro Fusion, our DJs fuse different genres of music (Hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, Afrobeats and many more) to deliver an amazing experience. Afro Fusion features some of the most talented international DJs in the world.  Afrofusion is the #1 destination for all celebrations!!

There’s a mandatory coat check for this event.

 

 

 

 

TRiiBE Tuesdays: Black Chicago Representation in Media

Tue, February 6, 20187:00 PM – 11:00 PM CST

416 S Clark St416 South Clark Street Chicago, IL 60605 ~ FREE ENTRY W/ RSVP

The recent debut of Showtime’s new hit show, The Chi, had social media ablaze with debates about everything from its slang and outfit choices to scene locations and character portrayals.It made us wonder: What does an accurate portrayal of Black Chicago look like in film, TV and the news?Join us at Refuge Live on Feb. 6 for our next installment of TRiiBE Tuesdays: Black Chicago’s Representation in Media. Some of Chicago’s leading Black media voices will lead us in a panel discussion on the topic – Britt Julious (Chicago Tribune, Esquire), Erica Faye Watson (The Chi, Windy City Live), Ashley Ray-Harris (The A.V. Club), Vincent Martell (VAM Studio), Adrienne Samuels Gibbs (Forbes) and Odinaka Ezeokoli (Easy, Brown Girls).  Sponsored by Finders Plus RE

A free entry 21 & over event with doors opening at 7 PM

 

 

Black History Month Spoken Word Happy Hour with Yelp

Mix and mingle with our ambitious FindSpark community and with inspiring professionals across industries at our Black History Month Spoken Word Happy Hour, hosted by Hustle Summit Employer Yelp!

Thu, February 8, 20185:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST

Location: Yelp Chicago222 W. Merchandise Mart Plz, Suite 500, 4th Floor

 

CHI ❤s DILLA

It’s been over 10 years since the passing of the legendary producer, James Dewitt Yancey, also affectionately known as Jay Dee or J Dilla. The Detroit, Michigan native passed due to Lupus related complications, but not before he left a lifetime of music for the world to enjoy. Dilla worked with artists such as: Common, A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, The Roots and Bilal. J Dilla was also a founder and member of the Hip Hop group, Slum Village.Join Chicago’s very own, DJs Joe Kollege, Kwest_on and the J Dilla Foundation as they celebrate the life and legacy of J Dilla with a musical tribute.

Over 21 over event will be held at The Promontory 5311 South Lake Park Chicago, IL

 

Brown Books and Paintbrushes NFP. Inc. Presents: Pop-Up Children’s Art Work

Ages 5 yrs.- 10 yrs. old are invited to an early childhood art experience, celebrating BLACK HISTORY, throughout the entire year! Powered by Brown Books and Paintbrushes NFP. Inc.,

 

 

 

Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month

Macy’s is proud to celebrate Black History Month by honoring Chicago’s innovators and visionaries hosted by Windy City Live’s Val Warner!

Join us on Thursday, February 15th at Macy’s on State Street at 5:30pm in the Narcissus Room for a discussion and Q&A with Chicago’s own African-American pioneers including Chairwoman of WVON Radio Melody Spann Cooper, Brand Manager of Luster Products Inc Resa B. Luster and Co-founder/CEO of Black Tech Mecca Fabian Elliot.

Following the discussion, join us for a reception featuring live paintings, hair-care demonstrations by Luster products, mini make-overs by Fashion Fair, music, sips, sweets and more!

Macy’s on State Street 111 N. State Street 7th Floor, Narcissus Room

 

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Black Panther
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda.  Release date: February 16, 2018 

 

 

Black Girls CODE Chicago Chapter Presents: A Virtual Reality Experience!

Tech Divas will learn how to use Unity3D, an industry standard game development platform, to develop a simple Virtual Reality experience. They will use code to bring their experience to life.

All BGC events are geared towards introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 10-17. No prior computing experience is necessary.

Check-in begins at 9:15AM.
The event starts promptly at 10:00AM. Participants do not need to bring their laptops. Lunch will be provided.

Registration:
IMPORTANT: Once you register for this event please complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website.
Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

Scholarships:
Limited scholarships are available by applying HERE and Volunteers need Volunteer Registration Form.

 

DG TAUGHT ME LECTURE SERIES STARRING DAVID BANNER

“I can definitely say that I learned from the best, Dick Gregory….. DG taught me” Elevate your thinking with truth, wisdom, and knowledge

 

Thu, February 22, 2018 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST

Harold Washington Cultural Center 4701 South Dr Martin Luther King Junior Drive

 

Englewood Speaks: I Remember When

Come celebrate Black History with us at the next episode in the Englewood Speaks series – I Remember When… stories of Englewood in its glory days.

This event is FREE and Family Friendly!

 

2nd Annual Black Beauty Festival

On February 24th and 25th, Victory Gardens is your shopping destination for the finest products from the best Black-owned and operated beauty companies in Chicago. Your ticket includes entrance into the Black Beauty festival, a champagne cocktail to sip while you peruse local beauty products, a Victory Gardens Theater swag bag, and a ticket to a performance of acclaimed playwright Antoinette Nwandu’s BREACH.

 

The Black Monologues

Chicago Hope Cafe 2431 W Roosevelt Rd

Mon, February 26, 2018 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST

 

 

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Do you have any plans to celebrate Black History month?

 

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