Black Beauty Festival: A Soulful Holiday
Black Beauty Festival: A Soulful Holiday
Nov 23Nov 24, 2019
1:00PM, Saturday, November 23, 2019
12:30PM, Sunday, November 24, 2019

Victory Gardens is thrilled to bring the Black Beauty Festival, in partnership with Black Women’s Expo, Black Owned Chicago, and Circles & Ciphers back for the fourth edition of this incredible event. Our Soulful Holiday celebration is presented in conjunction with Victory Gardens Theater’s production of The First Deep Breath.

Black Beauty Festival: A Soulful Holiday is a two-day event that uplifts Black-owned businesses, engages our community in conversations around art and social justice, and celebrates the beauty of being Black. Featuring shopping, performances, mimosas and manicures, fashion, and more!

Community Partners

The Black Women's Expo  Black Owned Chicago  Circles and Ciphers

Community Supporters

Simply Delicious  Beautiful Sisters Nails


Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 23, 2019

1:00pm Black Beauty Festival is open! Visit with our vendors, it’s time to shop!
2:00pm – 3:30pm The Black Monologues presented by Black Owned Chicago in the RCT
3:30pm – 4:00pm Post-show conversation in the RCT led by Black Owned Chicago
5:00pm – 6:00pm Circles & Ciphers Fashion Show in the Main Floor Lobby
6:00pm – 6:45pm Black Business Chat and Network with our Vendors! Moderated by Chinyere “Chi” Achebe
7:30pm THE FIRST DEEP BREATH in the ZMT

Festival hours are from 1:00pm – 7:30pm and all events are FREE

THE FIRST DEEP BREATH is a paid event, get your tickets here.


Sunday, November 24, 2019

12:30pm Black Beauty Festival is open! Visit with our vendors and join us for Mimosas & Manicures
– Manicures sponsored by Beautiful Sisters Nail Spa
– Sweets Sponsored by Simply Delicious
2:00pm THE FIRST DEEP BREATH in the ZMT
– Live painting in the Lobby featuring Chicago artist Lucien Caillouett
5:00pm -5:30pm Post-show conversation featuring our vendors and moderated by Chinyere “Chi” Achebe

Festival hours are from 1:00pm – 7:30pm and all events are FREE

THE FIRST DEEP BREATH is a paid event, get your tickets here.

More About The First Deep Breath


Participating Vendors


The Black Monologues

Creative Team

Tanikia Carpenter
The Creator of THE BLACK MONOLOGUES
Deanna Reed-Foster
Director
Nicole Michelle Haskins
Assistant Director
Sharai Bohannon
Stage Manager
 
 
 
 

Playwrights

Tanikia Carpenter
The Project
Lee Edward Colston II
Wisher/Allegheny
B.B. Cooper
Missing
Reginald Edmund
Hope’s Diner
LaTorious R. Givens
Homage to Mommy: Glass Half Empty / Glass Half Full
Okema "Seven" Gunn
Black Teacher's Guide to the Galaxy
Aaron Mays
Tick Tock
Tiffany Oglesby
But Now I See...
 
 
 
 

Cast

Robin Beaman
Homage to Mommy / Missing
Deveon Bromby
But Now I See...
Jalyn Greene
Black Teachers Guide to the Galaxy
Jyreika Guest
Wisher / Missing
Reggie Hemphill
Tick Tock
Darren Jones
Apologies to All
Robbin Major
Allegheny
Jazzma Pryor
Hope's Diner
Nathan Taylor
The Project
Brittani Yawn
Homage to Mommy
 
 

Lucien Caillouet
Featured Artist, Live Painting
Sunday, November 24, 1:45-5:45pm
Chinyere Achebe
Moderator, Meet the Vendors Conversation
Sunday, November 24, 5:30pm
 

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