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It’s Here! Your Complete Guide To Black History Month in Chicago

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Black History Month 2023 is here and what an incredible time to celebrate Black culture, community, and excellence in Chicago.

This Black History Month you can expect celebrations to be big, bold, and brave as Chicagoans and neighboring communities in Illinois pay tribute and homage to African-American culture.

Check out the complete guide to Black History Month events and celebrations in Chicago.

Know of an event that didn’t make it to the list? Drop it in the comments below!

Ongoing Black History Month Events in Chicago

On view – April 23rd: Black Creativity Gala at the Museum of Science and Industry

February 1st – 28th: Black History Month at The DuSable

February 2nd – March 4th: Ezekiel’s Wheel at the Greenhouse Theater

February 2nd – April 23rd: Negro Motorist Green Book

February 3rd – 26th: Definition Theatre | Alaiyo: a black american love poem

February 2nd – 28th: Black History Month at the Chicago Public Library

February 4th – 25th: Black History Month Activities for Kids and Families at Garfield Park Conservatory

February 12th – 26th: Annual Chicago Black Restaurant Week

February 23rd – March 12th: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Stevie Wonder Experience” with John-Mark McGaha

February 1st

Black History Month Kick-Off at Bronzeville Mariano’s

February 2nd

Black History Month Talk with “FIGHTING THE POWER” at Chicago State University

Black History Month at Jewel-Osco Beverly

Freedom Fridays at Haji Healing Salon

February 3rd

Black Owners and Entrepreneurs Mixer in the South Loop

Art Sculpture at Silver Room Block Part

February 4th

Black History Month Tours every Saturday with Dilla

Saturday Guided Tours: Historic Former Wabash YMCA, the Birthplace of Black History Month

Artist Meet & Greet with Julius Dorsey at Overflow Coffee

MOB(Moments of Blackness) Part One: A short film and conversation

Opening Reception “On the Black Hand Side ” Group Exhibition

Book Club Run: Three Girls From Bronzeville

Saturday Youth West African Dance Class with Mama Aluna

A Different Vibe : Black Wear Affair

February 5th

 Black x Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Collections Connections with BAMSM and Romi Crawford

Issa Tea Party in Bridgeport

African American Speaking Series featuring Dr. Cornel West at St. Sabina Catholic Church

Queer Freaknik at The Promontory

Em and New Comedy Show in Laugh Factory

February 8th

An American Culinary Journey: From Southern Roots to Fusion Flavors

February 7th

Bytes Over Bites: D.R. “Solo” Perry, Founder of Ka-Pow!!

February 9th

Andrea Carlson in Conversation with Clarence Morgan

February 10th

Black is More Than a Color Poetry Night

The Process: In Process Showing & Live Taping

February 11th

What’s Love Got To Do With It: A Candid Discussion On Black Love

The BlkOut: A Tribute to Black Coffee, Culture & Creativity

“Front Porches & Corner Stores” Theatrical Book Launch & Discussion

The Old Fashioned Bar Crawl by Uncle Nearest Whiskey and K. Carlton, inc

And Still I Rise: A Black History Month Celebration

The Black Renaissance by ArtbyKayla

February 12th

Johnson Publishing Library Reading with Dr. Carol Adams

Community Yoga at Afro Joe’s

February 15th

Muntu Dance Company of Chicago

February 16th

Filmmaker Talk with Dr. Lindsay Gary

Black History Month Panel: Environmental Justice and Advocating for Equity

Black Businesses Matter Podcast LIVE Event & Pop Up Ball

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February 17th

UIC Choral Festival Concert featuring Adrian Dunn

Connecting the Dots, The Bridge to the African Diaspora

Queens of the Policy(Multiple Days) at Harold Washington Cultural Center

February 18th

Black Magic Showcase

BLK. Celebration of Everything Black

February 19th


Dark Testament: Blackout Poems with Crystal Simone Smith

Black Creatives Makers Market

February 21st

In Progress with Keyierra Collins at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago

The Soul of Philanthropy Premier Reception

Ch(ART)wells: The Connection Between Food, Art, & Culture

February 22nd

SZA SOS Tour at the United Center

A Night of Nina Simone with Dee Alexander at FSC

February 23rd

Black•tivity: Conversations & Connections with Creatives

Documentary Thursday: The Big Payback

My Best Friend Is Black Show

Groundings: Funding Black Visual Arts in Chicago

Black History Month – Industry Mixer

February 24th

Chicago Living Legacies Black History Month Concert

“Category Is Black AF” Poetry Slam

The Qube Launch Party

February 25th

Chicago Culture Ball 2023 at Artifact Events

Live Storytelling Event: Spill the Beans & Sip the Coffee

In Our Words: A Black History Month Event

From Slavery to the White House

House Music is Home w Roy Davis Jr, Chosen Fews Terry Hunter, Gene Hunt

1619: The Journey of a People

The Other Grammys

February 26th


FEELING GOOD: A M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tribute To Nina Simone

February 28th

Documentary Screening: The Ida B. Wells Story

For more events and things to do in Chicago, check out theevent calendar.


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