Black Beauty Festival: Joy and Magic at Victory Gardens Theater

April 10, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 & Magic is 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, raffle giveaways, and much more!

Saturday events:

Black Monologues
2:00-3:00 p.m. CT on Zoom
Presented in partnership with Black Owned Chicago, Black Monologues returns to Black Beauty Festival for its fourth annual performance. Created and produced by Tanikia 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.

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!

Jam Session
7:00-8:00 p.m. CT on Zoom
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!

Find out more here!

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