We’ve compiled 5 events for Nola Black Professionals this week. There’s so much to do in New Orleans we’ve considered expanding this to the top 10 or 20 list! If you’ve got a great event or thing to do in nola you’d like to share with our audience send us a note!

1. Sippin’ in Seersucker 

Friday, April 21

(Featured photo image courtesy of The Ogden Museum)

Friday, April 21st is the annual Sippin’ in Seersucker at The Shops at Canal Place, benefitting the Ogden Museum. So get in line with your best seersucker and celebrate the start of the summer social season in style. Sippin’ in Seersucker is an evening of Southern art, cuisine, cocktails, entertainment, fashion and more.
Live music from Little Freddie King and Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses, deluxe raffles, and shopping specials. The night will conclude with a contest for the best seersucker ensemble judged by Jolie Bensen Hamilton and Sarah Elizabeth Dewey Petitto of Jolie and Elizabeth!

Delicious bites from Nirvana Indian Cuisine, Aunt Sally’s Praline, Banana Blossom, The American Sector, Highly Seasoned Catering, Vega Tapas Café, Fulton Alley, Salon by Sucre, Gordon Biersch and more will be set up throughout The Shops during the night. An open bar is included in the ticket price, and free parking will be provided by the Berger and Ogden families.

The emcee for the evening is WDSU’s Charles Divins, and this year’s co-chairs are L. Kasimu Harris, Ariel Wilson, Benjy Lowry, and Shelly Gallender.


2.Style & Taste : Friday Night Flight – Smirnoff Vodka 

Friday April 21

Join the krewe of Style and Taste for another Friday Night Flight Edition featuring Smirnoff Vodka. We’ve attended a few in the past and had a great time. Great mixed cocktails that overfloweth (yes, it’s bottomless!), noshes to keep you going, great dj’s and people. Friday, April 21 from 6-9pm at the Renaissance Arts Hotel. Cocktails by Justini!


3.The Classic Leather Project: Celebrating the Original Classic

Saturday, April 22

This is clearly going to be dope.  Reebok has teamed up with Chase N. Cashe, DJ RQAway, EF Cuttin’ and DJ Shaad Smooth  for a celebration at The Lighthouse (743 Camp St.) from 6-9pm on Saturday, April 22. This ones for the sneakerheads for sure, they’re honoring the original classic with gum sole. #ClassicLeather


4.RCS #GlassHouse Day Party

Saturday, April 22

RedClaySoul returns to the Jazz Marketplace for another day party, but this time it’s Saturday and you won’t be on the struggle bus come Monday morning for work! PRAISE BE! So where my ladies at because they are taking care of you with free mimosas until 4pm, yes, seriously FREE. Plus, complimentary entry until 5pm. I don’t know how you pass this one up, honestly, truly. Saturday, April 22, 3-8pm.


5.#DayDream R&B Day Party

Saturday, April 22

Thanks to DJ JaySkillz we can now count on a Saturday day party every weekend in nola. Isn’t it crazy how hard it is to find a good day party in this city? Even better, you can sing along at #DayDream because the music is almost strictly R&B joints you know by heart. You won’t just bob your head during the part of the song where no one knows what the rapper is saying and jump in on part of the chorus. FINALLY! 14 Parishes (1638 Clio St.) from 3-9pm, FREE admission and good food/drinks. Be there!