There’s always something to do in The District! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Washington, DC this week.
1. RAM FROM HAITI AT BOSSA BISTRO
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
RAM is a drum-roots-driven powerhouse band from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Ancient folkloric polyrhythms intertwine harmoniously with Punk Rock guitar riffs and swinging Caribbean keyboard melodies. Led by the entrancing singer, Lunise, all combine for a truly magical experience on Thursdays at Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince, Haiti – where RAM has consistently gigged for the last 25 years. Learn more HERE.
2. NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Celebrate National Margarita Day in The Living Room. From fresh margaritas with lavender salted rims to spicy favorites with chili mango, guests are invited to relax, unwind and sip as they pay tribute to the classic cocktail. The Margarita Menu will be available beginning at 5 p.m. with specialty, limited-edition cocktails available for $10 throughout the evening. Learn more HERE.
3. WASHINGTON DC MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Friday, February 23, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® is the world’s largest consumer motorcycle show tour. With 37 years of experience, the IMS Tour provides attendees with an all-access pass to the world of motorcycling, connecting hundreds of thousands of motorsports enthusiasts with top manufacturers and premier aftermarket brands. The 37th annual tour will visit seven cities in 2017 and 2018, welcoming experienced, new and non-riders to preview hundreds of new 2, 3 and 4-wheel vehicles before they hit the dealerships. Attendees will also have the chance to purchase parts, gear and accessories, speak with brand representatives, see vintage bikes,connect with other enthusiasts, watch a stunt show, and experience new attractions all in one weekend. Learn more HERE.
4.NEO SOUL 90’s HIP- HOP
Friday, February 23, 4:00 p.m. –11:00 p.m.
Come experience DMV’s Neo Soul 90’s Hip-Hop happy hour party. Music by DJ ZU who is on his Loose Ends US Tour spinning the best of classic hip-hop, neo soul, house music, and reggae. Be sure to come and enjoy complimentary admission, good music, people and food, and happy hour drinks specials . Not to mention, a live band. Learn more HERE.
5. DC FASHION WEEK: DIPLOMACY BY DESIGN
Friday, February 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
In collaboration with the Embassy of Haiti, Washington D.C., DC Fashion Week will host Diplomacy by Design. As part of this partnership, the Embassy will host a runway show where a number of prominent designers will feature their latest lines. SO, what are you waiting for? Register for this event now. Learn more HERE.
6. FREE DPR FUNKY #FITDC IT’S CARNIVAL
Friday, February 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Funky #FITDC Fridays are fun, musically-themed fitness events that happen across the district on the first Friday of each month. This free fitness experience offers residents a fun way to celebrate musical legends while learning from some of DC’s best fitness instructors in recreation facilities across the district. Join them for their first Funky Fitness Friday of 2018 as they celebrate Janet Jackson by doing everything from yoga, pilates, zumba, dance moves classes, high heel dance classes, and more! Also, be sure to join them for their closing celebratory happy hour event at 8:30 p.m.! Learn more HERE.
7. BLACK RENAISSANCE: NETWORKING AND OPEN RECEPTION
Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Come celebrate Black History Month with Distinctly Creative at the opening reception of Black Renaissance. They will have their rotating gallery of portraits featuring 28 local Black creatives and entrepreneurs at their Brentwood studio. They will also have a very limited number of early bird RSVP tickets available, after that it’s $10 general admission. All tickets include wine plus light refreshments. Learn more HERE.
8. MIAMI LATIN NIGHTS : US OF INTERNATIONAL
Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Miami Latin Nights invites you to continue celebrating President’s Day with a dance off! Come experience the most popular hits of the moment both in English and Spanish. Salsa will for sure be played. Free entree promised to any who registers online. Learn more HERE.
9. LATIN DANCING FOR NERDS
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Want to learn some fun Latin dances? Come join them at Fantom comics for some beginner bachata lessons with a social after. Alcohol will be served, so if you need some liquid courage drinks will be available to purchase. No partner or experience needed, so bring yourself and be ready to dance! If you go to the first lesson of the night, grab some dinner and then come back for the social. Buy your tickets online before they’re sold out. There is limited space available for lessons but social is free and open to everyone.Learn more HERE.
10. LIVE SACRED DC: BEAUTY FOOD
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Come learn about the importance of plant-based clean eating and try nutritious food that can help you look and feel your best. All attendees will receive a copy of Jolene Hart’s, Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out, samples from JRINK Juicery, and small bites. All meals will be vegan and gluten-free. Learn more HERE.
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