We’ve compiled 5 events happening for Seattle black professionals this week. Would you like to have your event added to the list? Please feel free to email tbiagas{@}theblackprofessional{dot}com for more information. 

 

Washington State Spring Fair

April 20 – 23rd

Shake off your winter blues at Washington’s biggest celebration of spring, the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, April 20 – 23. Enjoy many of your favorite rides like the Wild Cat, Giant Slide, and C.P. Huntington Train, plus a BBQ contest to wake up your Spring appetite. Join Quigley the duck (and family) to see adorable baby animals, tons of free entertainment from leaping DockDogs to the new Daredevil Highdive Show, garden workshops, the action-packed Motorsport Mayhem shows, and much more.

Daybreaker SEA // Bring on the Purple Rain

April 21

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, to DANCE through this thing called life. April showers bring — welp, for Seattle more rain #wompwomp. But, this month we’re coloring it purple. Friday, April 21st marks the passing of one of the history’s most eclectic and iconic musical innovators: Prince.✨ To celebrate his legacy, we’re goin’ in big time for the ultimate ’80s throwback at STAGE Seattle. So dress in your best ’80s gear and hues of purple — or if you dare, dress up as the Prince himself. #mischief See you on the dance floor. 💃 THE LINEUP // 6 – 7am Yoga with Zakkry Endicott (Ritual House of Yoga, SHAKTI Vinyasa Yoga) and Fitness with Rachel Felix (Orangetheory Fitness) // 7 – 9 am Dance Party with DJ Marty Mar (MOViN 92.5, Q Nightclub, Jones Bar Portland) // Special surprises & performances // Free coffee, healthy juices & breakfast treats // All ages welcome!

THE LINEUP // 6 – 7am Yoga with Zakkry Endicott (Ritual House of Yoga, SHAKTI Vinyasa Yoga) and Fitness with Rachel Felix (Orangetheory Fitness) // 7 – 9 am Dance Party with DJ Marty Mar (MOViN 92.5, Q Nightclub, Jones Bar Portland) // Special surprises & performances // Free coffee, healthy juices & breakfast treats // All ages welcome!

 

J. Holiday hosts Lux Fridays: Lemonade

April 21st

A new once a month party, Lemonade, features R&B music all night long from modern artists like Bryson Tiller, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Beyonce, August Alsina, Usher, & Chris Brown to throwback R&B like R. Kelly, Ashanti, Mya, Aaliyah, Boyz II Men, & 112.

 

Chromakey Crawfish Boil

April 20th

It’s Chromakey and Crawfish time!

Beer dinners are boring. Crawfish boils are not! Come grab a claw and celebrate the release of Chromakey Oak-Aged Imperial IPA. This beer has Sorachi Ace and Idaho 7 hops and is oak aged in new American oak barrels.

Get your presale tickets now!
Crawfish Boil presale tickets include:
– Crawfish boil: whole crawfish, potato, corn
– Chromakey dipping sauce
– One schooner of any Elysian beer or a Passion Fruit Hurricane mocktail
– Bib
– $30 for one; $50 for two
*presale tickets will end one week prior to the event. Price does not include tax or tip.

A limited amount of day-of orders will be available, although the day of tickets does not include a beverage. The $50-for-two ticket is available during presale only.

http://btt.boldtypetickets.com/events/43079079/elysian-brewings-chromakey-crawfish-boil?ref=elink

Other day-of specials:
– Crawfish Crostini – crawfish tail, cream cheese, jalapeño, creole seasoning
– Chromakey Crawfish Etouffee – crawfish tail, peppers & onions, Chromakey beer & rice

 

Ignite Your Focus on Diversity

April 20th

Come to hear how Amazon is supporting diversity and inclusion efforts within recruitment and retention! Experience a fireside chat, resume review, and networking with leaders and members of our Affinity groups at Amazon, including our Black Employee Network, Latinos@, Asians@, Glamazon, Warriors, Amazon Women in Engineering, Women in Kindle and People with Disabilities. Appetizers and beer/wine will be served.

Here’s a little lagniappe

Student Loan Repayment & Options

April 22nd

Are you affected by student loan debt? Join us for a free presentation and talk to an attorney about your student loan debt.

Student loan debt affects millions of Americans and is now the second-largest sector of household debt at more than $1 trillion. In partnership with CENTS and the Attorney General’s Office of Washington, The Seattle Public Library will host a presentation on student loan repayment at the Central Library.

The presentation will cover:
• Types of loans, and how to find out what type you have
• Defaulted loans and options to deal with default
• Finding an affordable payment plan to stay out of default
• How to change payment plans
• Loan forgiveness options for Federal student loans
• Dealing with collection activity
• Specific issues related to Private student loans
• Pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy
• Scams and frauds to watch out for
• Resources for self-help and further assistance

Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session and a limited number of one-on-one attorney consults will be assigned on a first come/first served basis to help attendees make a strategy to deal with student loan debt. Please join us for this free session and bring your questions on student loan repayment.

Our schedule will be as follows:
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Presentation
2:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Questions and Answers
3:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. one-on-one consultations (10 minutes each)

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

The program brought to you by the Education Subgroup of the Washington State Attorney General‘s Student Loan Workgroup. Outreach subgroup members represent the following organizations: CENTS , Northwest Consumer Law Center, Washington Student Association, Washington Attorney General’s Office. The attorney presenters and panelists are volunteers with CENTS’ Student Loan Project.