There’s always something to do in The District! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Washington, DC this week.
1. CENTERDC DINNER CLUB
Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
What is CenterDC’s Dinner Club? It’s a new community social gathering right here in Washington DC. Come meet up at a halal restaurant in the DMV and hang out over food and conversation. All are welcome! Learn more HERE.
2. FEMALE FOUNDER FOCUS GROUPS
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join the DC Women Founders Initiative as they advocate, strategize and collectively organize for your best interest as women founders. It’s now 2018 and they need to hear from you. They need your help in sharing your insight, challenges and identifying wins you’ve seen across D.C.’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. They will be collecting your stories on navigating this space, recording your challenges in building and scaling your enterprises and selecting notable participants to be featured in an upcoming Beacon publication. Learn more HERE.
3. ECSTATIC DANCE: METTABBANA
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
No shoes, no booze, no chit-chat on the dance floor. Join them for an hour and a half of electronic dance music DJ set with DC legend Mettabbana. It doesn’t matter where you work, what you believe in, or which titles you hold. This is a space to be authentically expressive: multi-faceted, radiant, complex, and embodied. So come more and sweat. Learn more HERE.
4. FIRST THURSDAYS WITH DJ DIASPORA
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 9:30 p.m. –1:30 a.m.
DJ Diaspora presents Broke ‘n Beat, First Thursdays at Marx Cafe. You will hear an always eclectic, always soulful range of music from near and far, vintage and brand new. The night will include Afrobeat, Brazilian beat, soul, disco, deep house, AfroLatin house, nujazz, and of course broken beat. No requests or covers just all vinyl. Learn more HERE.
5. AFROPOLITAN DC: BLACK HERITAGE EXPERIENCE
Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Happy new year and many blessings in 2018! AfropolitanDC is back again in February for the 2018 premiere and to kick-off the new year in style with “The Black Heritage Experience” as part of Black History Month celebration. Join them on Friday, February 2nd at Saint Yves for an amazing evening of connections. There will be over 600 young professionals, culture, and heritage at DMV’s largest, most diverse and longest running cultural mixer for Diaspora professionals. Learn more HERE.
6. BLACK ARTISANS DC LAUNCH PARTY
Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Black Owned products are always the wave. Join them as they launch the new platform BLK + GRN. There will be light bites and beverages, beauty and wellness talk, and more fun with local Black artisans and entrepreneurs. BLK + GRN is the only premium purveyor of a variety of clean, natural, Blackowned products. Learn more HERE.
7. AFRO SOCA LOVE
Friday, February 2, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
The largest Afrobeat and Soca celebration of LOVE in North America is headed to the nation’s capital. Afro Soca Love: Washington, DC is an Afro-Caribbean rave infused celebration of love. This event is a unique rave inspired atmosphere with an African and Caribbean twist, Afro Soca Love. In an effort to promote unity while sharing African and Caribbean culture, this organization aims to immerse our tribe of attendees in a truly memorable experience. Learn more HERE.
8. BRUNCH FEST: WASHINGTON DC
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join them for an all you care to taste brunch extravaganza. Admission is limited to 700 guests, so be sure to get your tickets now. Guests will receive a souvenir glass that will facilitate their all you care to taste drinks. Come enjoy brunch samples from 15 plus of DC’s hottest brunch spots. Come smell and taste the sausage and bacon griddles, fired up all day, cooking non-stop. Learn more HERE.
9. LATE NIGHT SNOW TUBING
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Brighten Up Your Winter Blues. That’s right, they’re bringing you snow tubing with a glow twist. Grab your friends and join them for a night of high speed fun skidding across the floodlit slopes at AvalancheXpress Snow Tubing. They’ll be kicking things off with a pregame at 4:30 PM before hopping aboard the #Fraylife Bus (BYOB). You’ll be entertained all the way to the slopes by the legendary Events Squad with games, treats, and more.They will have two hours of so-fun-it-should-not-be-allowed snow tubing action while warming up in between runs with s’mores around the fire. Learn more HERE.
10. 2018 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO CARNIVAL SEND OFF
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 10:30 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
DC Carnival experience presents the Official Trinidad Carnival Send-Off. They are about to get you ready for the Trinidad Carnival! It will be in a new venue this year so come get your soca on. Learn more HERE.
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