Black Beauty Festival: Joy and Magic

Online and Free for All!
Black Beauty Festival: Joy and Magic
Apr 10Apr 11, 2021

Synopsis

Victory Gardens Theater is excited to bring you the 5th edition of the Black Beauty Festival, April 10-11, 2021! In partnership with the Black Women’s Expo and Black Owned Chicago, Black Beauty Festival: Joy & Magicis a free two-day event that uplifts Black-owned businesses while creating conversations around beauty, health, and wellness.

This year’s theme is Joy & Magic, two words that perfectly encompass the BBF experience. We hope you’ll join us for our first virtual festival! BBF will include online shopping from Black-owned businesses, free performances from The Black Monologues, a Jam Session with up-and-coming artists, a Haircut Tutorial, Yoga Hour, Paint & Sip afternoon, Vendor Chat, and raffle giveaways!

Have questions about the festival? Contact us at blackbeautyfestival@victorygardens.org.

Schedule of Events


Black Monologues
2:00-3:00 p.m. CT on Zoom  Download the Program

Presented in partnership with Black Owned Chicago, Black Monologues returns to Black Beauty Festival for its fourth annual performance. Created and produced by Tanikia “Nikki” Carpenter and under the direction of Jeff-Award winning actress Deanna Reed-Foster, Black Monologues is a showcase of solo performances that capture the African American experience as it pertains to a specific theme. This year, performances will be a celebration of the Black experience through generations.
Registration for this event is now closed.

Haircut Tutorial
4:30-5:30 p.m. CT on Zoom

Join Headrest Barbershop’s Tim Johnson as he teaches you the fundamentals of cutting hair. This is an informational session to learn new techniques and ask questions; no need to bring anything to this workshop other than yourself!
Registration for this event is now closed. Watch the livestream on Facebook or YouTube!

Jam Session
7:00-8:00 p.m. CT on Zoom and livestreamed to Facebook and YouTube
Need a reason to get on your feet? Be sure to tune into this virtual mini-concert, featuring performances by up-and-coming Black musicians!
Registration for this event is now closed. Watch the livestream on Facebook or YouTube!


Yoga Hour
1:00-2:00 p.m. CT on Zoom and livestreamed to Facebook and YouTube

Relax and unwind in this 45-minute yoga session led by Wellness Specialist Daryl Satcher. All skill levels are welcome to attend. If you don’t have a yoga mat, you can use a large towel or a carpeted floor. For the best experience, bring water and a small towel for sweat.
Registration for this event is now closed. Watch the livestream on Facebook or YouTube!

Paint & Sip – SOLD OUT!
3:00-4:00 p.m. CT on Zoom and livestreamed to Facebook and YouTube

Sip on our special BBF cocktail, courtesy of Love Cork Screw, as you create a masterpiece from the comfort of your home with Alexie Young and Art West Chicago! No experience necessary. FREE art supply kits available for all registrants: only 25 slots available! Kits will be available for pickup at Art West and Victory Gardens Theater on select dates; more info here.
Registration for this event is now closed. Watch the livestream on Facebook or YouTube!

Vendor Chat
5:00-6:00 p.m. CT on Zoom and livestreamed to Facebook and YouTube

Come get to know the business-savvy entrepreneurs featured in this year’s Black Beauty Festival! This event will be facilitated by Alex Jones, owner of Fad2Fresh vintage clothing and memorabilia.
Registration for this event is now closed. Watch the livestream on Facebook or YouTube!

Simply select the RSVP button above for your chosen event, or select its date from the calendar at right and click “RSVP” for the event you’d like to attend. You’ll need to log in or create a Victory Gardens account to complete your free registration. The morning of the event, you’ll receive an email to the address you registered at with information on how to access the event on Zoom. Questions? Contact us at tickets@victorygardens.org and we’ll be happy to assist.

Meet the Vendors

We are thrilled to feature over a dozen Black-owned businesses at this year’s festival. Whether you need clothing, jewelry, personal care products, or unique gifts, they’ve got you covered!

BLACK BEAUTY FESTIVAL VENDORS

Community Partners

The Black Monologues Creative Team

Tanikia "Nikki" Carpenter
The Black Monologues Creator and Playwright
Reginald Edmund
Playwright
Tiffany Oglesby
Playwright
Deanna Reed-Foster
Director
Desireé Applewhite
Stage Manager
 
 
 
 
 

The Black Monologues Performers

Tanikia "Nikki" Carpenter
Introduction
Demetra Dee
Welcome to Chicago
Maya Hooks
Lacey '93
Renee Lockett
This Is My Story
Marcus D. Moore
Night at the Movies
Jermaine Robinson Jr.
We Have Our Own Gold Arches
Frederick Paul Williams
I Ain't Hurting Nobody...But Myself
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jam Session Musicians

Jasper Logan
Terica Marie
Terica Marie was born in Murray, Kentucky to her two amazing parents who knew from the moment she sang in the church choir that the stage was her true calling. Terica was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she became involved in various elements of the arts such as dance, show choir, and studio performance and song writing. Since then, she has written numerous original songs and most recently released her first album on all digital platforms, titled Elevate. In addition to Terica Marie’s passion for song writing she has also developed a love for both the theatre and television. Terica has starred in six different University productions, been a performer at Kings Island, and was last seen on the set of Chicago’s very own show The Chi.
 
 
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