40 Events to Attend in Chicago During Black History Month (2017)

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Happy Black History Month! We’ve curated a list of events to attend in Chicago this month. Remember to use the hashtag #BlackOwnedChicago when posting pictures at the events below, so we’ll know you discovered the event here.

Jan 31 – Feb 12: The Bodyguard-The Musical 

Feb 1 – A Conversation with Issa Rae

Feb 1 – Happy Birthday Langston Hughes: A Celebration in Poetry, Prose and Song

Feb 1 – Writers Theatre at Laboratory Schools: The MLK Project : The Fight for Civil Rights

Feb 2 – Extended Play Series at the DuSable 

Feb 2 – Ladies Night & Love Language Open Mic 

Feb 2 – Half Moon Open Mic

Feb 3 – Mikel Patrick Avery: PARADE

Feb 4 – AACM Avant Garde Jazz Show

Feb 6 – Ms. Lauryn Hill – The MLH Caravan: The Diaspora Calling! Concert Series

Feb 6 – The Langley Park Tour-Featuring Daniel Weatherspoon

Feb 7 – The Jackie Robinson Story at The Chicago Urban League

Feb 7: Mike Wheeler at House of Blues

Feb 9 – NoName Telefone Tour

Feb 9 – Joshua Chambers-Letson, “Nina Simone and the Work of Minoritarian Performance”

Feb 10 – Farewell Obama Documentary Screening

Feb 10 – Flower Girl with Mary Adekoya

Feb 10 – Herban Soul Radio Open Mic

Feb 10 – 14 Claudine the Musical

Feb 11 – Beauty In Diversity Concert featuring Jackie Hill Perry & Jonathan McReynolds

Feb 11 – Canvas & Conversations

Feb 11 – Nu Soul Revival Tour 

Feb 11 – Queen Don’t Drop Your Crown: Empowerment Summit 

Feb 11 – The Ultimate Bachelorette Party

Feb 11 – Mar 26: My Brother’s Keeper : The Story of the Nicholas Brothers

Feb 12 – Tank: The Bionce Foxx Experience LIVE

Feb 12 – 19 Chicago Black Restaurant Week

Feb 14 – 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green at The Chicago Urban League

Feb 14 – Slavery and Visual Culture Working Group Presents Carmen Fracchia

Feb 14 – Festival of Laughs

Feb 15 – Slavery and Visual Culture Working Group Presents Carmen Fracchia

Feb 16 – Dr. Rick Kittles, Co-founder and Scientific Director of African Ancestry, Inc. (lecture)

Feb 17 – Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

Feb 17 – 18: “From Civil Rights to Black Power” A Conference by the Chicago SNCC History Project

Feb 18 – Sinbad at The Chicago Theatre

Feb 19 – Volunteer Meet & Greet at DuSable Museum

Feb 21 – CHIRAQ at The Chicago Urban League

Feb 22 – Mississippi Heat at The House of Blues

Feb 24 – Black M.E.N. Monthly Meetup

Feb 26 – My Black is Beautiful Ball

Feb 28 – Chicago Urban League Youth Produced Documentary

Feb 28 – Jeezy – The Trap or Die Tour

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