10 Washington, DC Events for Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The District! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Washington, DC this week.

1. DC BLACK MBA PRESENTS: INVESTING IN SELF STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW YEAR
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
New year, same you, different approach. Join National Black MBA Association – Washington DC Chapter for their first meeting of the year as they lay out strategies to live your best life professionally and personally in 2018. General meetings are free for financial members and $10 for non-member. Seats are few, and demand high, so advanced RSVP is strongly encouraged. Learn more HERE.

2. MACKLEMORE CONCERT
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Macklemore comes back to DC. Come see him live at the DAR Constitution Hall for his Gemini Tour. Don’t wait til last minute. Tickets are selling out fast. Learn more HERE.

3. AM I MY BROTHER’S KEEPER
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
This event seeks to bring together white and blue collar, young professional men of color for a candid conversation about the challenges and opportunities facing them. They will discuss a number of topics ranging from maintaining your identity while navigating a majority corporate culture, to examining male privilege, to operating in an often time unjust and unequal system. Through the process of networking and discussions, they would like attendees to learn more about the role of Thursday Network creating spaces for men of color to grow and their potential role in creating the agenda of Thursday Network. Learn more HERE.

4. THRIVE WORKSHOP DESIGN THINKING IN ACTION
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m.
Learn how to use design thinking to solve complex and strategic challenges in your organization by using these skills in this Design Thinking in Action workshop. Impact Hub DC will feature the challenge of real organization and use design thinking principles to come up with solutions to these challenges. This workshop is interactive, practical, and fun, refreshments will be served. Learn more HERE.

5. SOUL AND INK PRESENTS: SCREEN PRINTING POSTER WORKSHOP
Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Drink & Ink returns! Learn to Screen Print. Create Your Own Posters. Soul & Ink has partnered with The Lemon Collective to bring you a fun, hands-on approach to creating original prints. They’ll be using the vintage technique of screen printing juxtaposed with modern designs made for layering to create your own original print. Learn more HERE.

6. BUY MELANIN POP-UP SHOP
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cantu Beauty presents Buy Melanin Pop Up Shop, with music by DJ Smoke. Twenty plus Black Owned vendors under one roof, with a live podcast, and drinks at happy hour prices. Come out and fellowship with them. Guaranteed to be like no other pop-up shop you’ve experienced. If you missed the last one, you might not want to miss this one! Learn more HERE.

7. SHY GLIZZY CONCERT
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Echostage does it again. But this time they are bringing Rico Nasty,Q Da Fool and the one and only Shy Glizzy. Tickets are starting at only thirty dollars. Learn more HERE.

8. FIELDWORK PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Fieldworks photography basics presented by the U.S. Botanical Gardens is a class designed for those who have taken any of the Photography Basics classes and want the opportunity to work in the field to reinforce the material covered in the classroom. They will encourage you to leave the Auto settings behind and to shoot in the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual modes. Now it’s time for some hands-on. Their location is the U.S. Botanical Gardens Conservatory which gives plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures. Join them and leave with stronger skills for setting exposure and capturing exciting images that you’re proud to show off. Learn more HERE.

9. DMV JANUARY BEAUTIFUL BROWN GIRLS BRUNCH
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 12:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Sundays are for brunching! So come join the most beautiful Black women in the DMV as they brunch together in the chocolate city. End the month of January right with lots of laughter, food, mimosas, and melanin. Learn more HERE.

10. DC MUSIC INDUSTRY OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The DC music industry is hosting an open house at the Union stage in South West DC. So DC area musicians, managers and other music-related persons: come on down to Union Stage to meet with owners, bookers, and promoters. This is a great networking opportunity. Learn more HERE.

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