There’s always something to do in The District! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Washington, DC this week.
1. HEINEKEN AFTERWORK: UGLY SWEATER HAPPY HOUR
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Heineken and Brightest Young Things invite you to Heineken AfterWork: Ugly Sweater Happy Hour! They’re kicking off the Holiday Party Season with an ugly sweater party at Lost Society. Be sure to wear your ugliest holiday sweater or just an ugly sweater is fine. Prizes will be given out for the worst sweaters. Learn more here.
2. NCBW METRO DC CHAPTER WINTER SOIREE
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Metropolitan Washington DC Chapter cordially invites you to their Winter Soiree, A Celebration of Art, Music & Culture. There will be a special art exhibit and sale by Metro D.C. women artists and live music performances, along with culture, complimentary hors-d’oeuvres, and networking. Come celebrate the winter season while helping to positively impact the lives of women and girls in the Metropolitan Washington DC community. This event is open to all men and women, 21 years plus. The best part is your tax-deductible ticket will go towards their initiatives in Health Awareness, Mentorship, and the NCBW My Sister’s Keeper Economic Empowerment Program. Learn more here.
3. CANNABIS HAPPY HOUR
Friday, December 8, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The cannabis happy hour is on for every week. Come by and enjoy your favorite vendors. There will be edibles, cartridges, wax, dinner foods, and much more available. Oh, did I mention infused hot wings, lots and lots of infused hot wings! This is a small private friendly party environment that’s free admission. All you have to do RSVP. You are officially invited to an evening of free dabs all night. Learn more here.
4. ART BETWEEN US – AN ALL WOMEN’S OPEN MIC
Friday, December 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Art Between Us is the DMV’s quarterly all-women event for an all-women audience. All persons who identify as female are welcome. In an effort to create safe spaces for ladies from marginalized arts communities, Art Between Us aims to encourage creativity, develop sisterhood within the arts, and build a support network for women and girls of all backgrounds to connect with each other over artistic expression and celebrate our diverse voices and experiences in a space that’s just for you. Learn more here.
5. IN THE BEGINNING DANCE PARTY: HOLIDAY JAM AND SILENT DISCO
Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Join the Kennedy Center for this free holiday jam and silent disco edition featuring iconic DJs. In The Beginning is a dance party series that showcases pioneers and today’s leading DJs sharing their distinct voices and sonic interpretations of the beginnings of Hip-Hop. The best part is, there are no tickets required; it’s free! Learn more here.
6. UGLY SWEATER BAR CRAWL
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
“Tis the season for ugly sweater parties.” The Ugly have assembled the largest and ugliest sweater bar crawl featuring the best venues in Dupont Circle Washington, DC. So, prepare by getting your tackiest sweater, buying your tickets and getting ready to Jingle Bell Rock. Learn more here.
7. DRINK THE DISTRICT WINE FESTIVAL: HOLIDAY EDITION
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mistletoe, Merlot, and many other wines to enjoy will get just about anyone into the holiday spirit. Join them as they toast the holidays and enjoy unlimited samples of more than 100 plus wines. Come kick back with friends, while you enjoy chill live tunes, demonstrations on the culinary stage, a local artisan market and more. Plus they will have the DTD Retail Shop where you can buy the wines you love plus gifts for your holiday shopping. So if you can’t get enough wine, this is the place to be. Learn more here.
8. FANTASIA: CHRISTMAS AFTER MIDNIGHT TOUR DC
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Come check out Fantasia on her incredible new album, Christmas After Midnight. She will be performing live on Saturday, Dec 9th at the new venue, The Anthem, designed with fan site lines and closeness to the artist in mind, for an event that also features special guest Demetria Mckinney. It’ll be an intimate, all reserved seat show. Fantasia will be bringing the Holiday spirit to all of the chocolate city as well as her hits. Grab your tickets now and share with your friends and family Learn more here.
9. YOGA AT THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM DC
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Rise and shine at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Join them for a mellow, all-levels yoga class under the colossal, 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns in the Great Hall of The National Building Museum. Who wouldn’t want to do yoga at America’s leading cultural institution devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment? All are welcome and the class is open to brand new and seasoned yogis alike. No previous yoga experience required. Please purchase tickets in advance and BYO yoga mat. Learn more here.
10. ANKARASTREETS DC DAY PARTY
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
AnkaraStreets is an Afro Caribbean clothing and lifestyle brand with unique street style clothing with African inspired fabrics. Wear your outfits, socialize and enjoy an amazing Sunday. It’s a melanin movement, the culture, the lifestyle, the music, the clothing, the people. Come enjoy the best of Hip-Hop, AfroBeats, Dancehall, Soca, great music, and great vibes. Come celebrate, and invite friends and colleagues.Learn more here.