Alright, young, black professionals of Black Oak Nights! It’s time to take advantage of Thursday night, because after all, it’s already the second Thursday of the year, and we only have 50 more to go in 2011! Thus, you need to get your work done early, head over to your favorite after work spot, and enjoy an early weekend drink—compliments of your own sanity.
Seriously, don’t stay at work too long, because that mess will stress you out. Not to compare anybody’s job to that of the President’s, but have you seen how his head has went from black to old-man’s gray in just a matter of two years? It’s unbelievable! Don’t let that be you! You’re too young, and none of you have to put up with the stress Barack does—so stop choosing to do so! Just hit up your favorite bar, or check out one of the events below, and toast your first drink to staying young and avoiding the grays. Here is your Thursday Nightlife Rundown for January 13, 2011.
Jazz & Gris-Gris – 6pm
Boom Boom Room, 848 Washington St., Manhattan, NYC
If you don’t already know about the Boom Boom Room, what have you been doing with yourself? Tonight, the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans is hosting a celebration of to raise money for the restoration of homes in New Orleans. You can contribute by coming through and listening to some of New Orleans best jazz performers, including Dr. John Kermit Ruffins and the Derek Douget Band. You won’t get to hear authentic jazz music like this on a regular basis here in New York City. So if you’re a jazz enthusiast, or a musical enthusiast of any sort for that matter, get your butt down to the Boom Boom Room, shake your boom boom, and help contribute to a cause that’s going to help a lot of unfortunate black people back down south.
The Chelsea Room Artists Showcase Party – 7pm
Chelsea Hotel, Chelsea, Manhattan, NYC
Enjoy yourself in this art showcase, as some of New York City’s finest artists express themselves at one of Manhattan’s better venues. The Chelsea Hotel will play host to an exhibit of expressionist artwork and newly minted portraits. After you’re done getting your “art” on, the party starts up at 9pm, upon which this place will really get imaginative.
The Wayans Brothers: Marlon and Shawn – February 10th – February 13th
Caroline’s, 1626 Broadway, Manhattan, NYC
If you are looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day Weekend, you need look no further than two of the funniest black people on earth. The first family of black comedy is sending the two youngins over to Caroline’s in February! These two guys have produced and starred in movies, but they are returning back home to New York City and they are taking it to the stage. If you haven’t seen these two alone with a microphone before, you are in for a treat. So get your tickets now at Carolines.com while you still can.
Pure Love Thursdays – 10pm
Taj Lounge, 48 W. 21st Street, Manhattan, NYC
If you are looking to get your bump-and-grind on tonight, Taj Lounge is the place to be. At Taj tonight, plenty of young, black professionals will be ripping up the dance floor and turning the place out, as DJ Will and DJ Self rip the 1’s and 2’s with plenty of R&B, Classics and Hip-hop music all night long. Warning! If you are looking for classical, evening affair, this is not it. But if you’re in the mood for some unmitigated fun, subject to the craziness, artful and sometimes uncalled for celebratory actions of the black race while in nightclubs, then this is the party for you.