Better late than never. We’re back from hiatus, and bringing you 10 Events You Should Look for this February:
Pipeline- Opening February 2 through March 3, 2019- Victory Gardens Theatre
Written by playwright Dominque Morisseau, Pipeline “brings to light a powerful and important conversation about parenthood, the state of our public school system, and the prison pipeline that claims so many of our youth.”- Victory Gardens Theatre. Get your tickets here.
Black Creativity 2019 through February 24, 2019- Museum of Science and Industry
In celebration of Black History Month, The Museum of Science and Industry is back with its Black Creativity program– an annual series of events designed to inspire African-American children to pursue educational opportunities and careers in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering. Among the program highlights are the Innovation Studio and the Black Creativity Career Showcase.
The Museum also features the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition. This year, the gallery is the largest in Black Creativity history, featuring more than 170 dynamic works from African-American professional and student artists. Included with Museum Entry.
To find out more about Black Creativity, visit MSI’s website.
Gallery Guichard- Fingerprints Exhibit- February 7- 6-9pm
Recently showcased at Scope Miami Beach during Art Basel, this traveling showcase features popular artists across the African Diaspora. FREE. Register here.
Bilal w Jay Illa & Ami- February 8- Chop Shop- 2033 W North Ave.
Beloved artist Bilal is back in Chicago and will no doubt do what he does best- bring all the SOUL you can handle. The Philly native known for his vocal range and live performances will make the perfect end to a long work week. Get your tickets at the Chop Shop website.
Pre-Valentine’s Day Concert with Frankie Beverly and Mase, The O’Jays, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant- February 9- Credit Union1 Arena (aka UIC Pavilion)
You already know. Tickets available here.
Black Beauty Festival at Victory Gardens- Feb 9 and 10
A weekend festival featuring Black Businesses, Beauty and Wellness. Presented in Partnership with Black Women’s Expo and Black Owned Chicago, the Black Beauty Festival will feature vendor booths, theatrical performances and more. Tickets: Free but RSVP for Swag Bag. For more information, visit Victory Gardens website.
The Sophisticated Soul Tour featuring Lalah Hathaway with Raheem DeVaughn and Lyfe Jennings – Friday, February 15 at Credit Union 1 Area (aka UIC Pavilion)
Everybody knows how Lalah Hathaway gets down. Whether she’s killing a Soul Train Cipher, or blessing a cover with her melodic vocals, Ms. Hathaway always delivers. See her with soul artists Raheem DeVaughn and Lyfe Jennings. Visit Credit Union 1’s website for tickets.
Jazzin & Jammin in Bronzeville – Friday, February 15- Corpus Christi Hall- 4910 South King Dr. Live jam session with The Original Chicago Blues All Stars & The young group- MudCity Blu. B.Y.O.B Suggested donation- $10
PowerHer Conference- February 22-24- Hampton Inn by Hampton at McCormick Place Chicago- 123 E Cermak Rd
This empowerment weekend features events, activities and entertainment for Black women. Guests can attend interactive workshops, shopping, day parties and comedy night with comedian Just Nesh. Speakers include Pamela Redwood Harris (Keynote), Chrishon Lampley (Chicago’s Love Cork Screw), and more. For the full event schedule and tickets, visit Eventbrite.
Healing Through It Summit- February 23- 301 E. Garfield
The Healing Through It Summit is a day-long retreat for Black women who have experienced trauma. The day will consist of writing, painting, yoga and meditation workshops as well as message therapy sessions. Breakfast and lunch are included. Tickets- $50. For More information visit here.