There’s always something to do in The District! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Washington, DC this week.
1. COSPLAY THURSDAYS BODY PAINTING
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Okay, so you’ve seen Black Panther. Now, are you are ready to dress up and get your Wakanda on? Well, for those who are interested in the body art world, come join them for Cosplay Thursdays. Heroes or Villains. Any character, as long as it’s created by you. They provide the templates, the paints, the brushes, and other materials to help create your fictional cosplay character. They will even critique and help enhance your design with suggestions of our own, but only if you ask. So get ready for four hours of creative body painting fun. Learn more HERE.
2. TRAP KARAOKE: WASHINGTON DC
Friday, March 2, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Trap Karaoke is back and ready to get it poppin’ at The Howard Theater. Trap Karaoke is about personal empowerment, cultural participation, cherished moments, community, and creating a safe space for human connection. Not to mention a night of good vibes and great music. Learn more HERE.
3. WHISKY LIVE DC
Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Whisky Live is the international celebration of whisky, bringing all the whiskeys of the world together under one roof. Whisky Live prides itself on bringing together the finest whiskeys, great food and a range of education and entertainment to make learning about whisky both fun and stimulating. Whether you are a whisky enthusiast, an uninitiated newcomer or just looking for a day out that offers you something different, Whisky Live has something for everyone. Learn more HERE.
4. AFROPOLITAN DC
Friday, March 2, 6:00 p.m. –10:11 p.m.
Come experience DC largest cultural mixer For Professionals. Join them this Friday at Saint Yves for an amazing evening of connections with over 600 young professionals. Not to mention culture and heritage at DMV’s largest, most diverse and longest running cultural mixer for Black/Diaspora professionals. Come grow your brand through the largest network of Black professionals across eight cities in the US. Learn more HERE.
5. DSLR & MIRRORLESS BASICS
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come learn how to use that fancy camera that you’ve been afraid to touch. During this class, each person will learn how your camera works so that you can create the perfect image. Composing the frame beautifully, choosing the appropriate settings for your camera, and understanding how exposures are made are just the beginning. This class is specifically designed for those who want to learn more about their own camera’s work and those elusive manual exposure settings. This class will be taught with DLSR and Mirrorless camera users in mind. Learn more HERE.
6. MAYOR MARION BARRY, JR. STATUE DEDICATION
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
When you think of Mayor Marion Barry, you think of DC. Come celebrate his legacy at his statue dedication. Be a witness to DC history as Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chairman Phil Mendelson, the Council of the District of Columbia and the Commission to Commemorate as they recognize the Honorable Marion Barry, Jr. You are all cordially invited to this outdoor event at The John A. Wilson Building. But please keep in mind seating is limited and not guaranteed. Learn more HERE.
7. ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A BOSS: WOMEN’S HERSTORY CONFERENCE
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To celebrate Women’s History Month during their conference in Washington DC, they’ll have open discussions with their audience on women topics from the #metoo campaign, being a woman in the workplace, and entrepreneurship. They will also talk about the state of relationships. They’ll also be bringing on industry experts for workshops to cover topics like finance, business, health, and more. The goal is to march through 2018 strong, more knowledgeable, and empowered. Learn more HERE.
8. DINNER PARTY
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Whisky drink, Gin drink, Vodka drink? Yes, you’ve probably tried them all, but have you indulged in them Park style? You have looked here, there, and everywhere for the perfect spot to spend your evenings, and now you need to look no further. Allow Park to wet your appetite in a beautiful setting where world-class cuisine collides with vibrant nightlife. Accompanied by outstanding food, allow them to lure you to the bar where one of their highly skilled mixologists will craft you the perfect cocktail.Their Dinner and Day Party will leave you craving more, so, mark those calendars and pencil in a date with elegance, as you join them for an evening of exclusive entertainment and irresistible dining options at your fingertips. Learn more HERE.
9. SILENT PARTY DC
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Urban Fetes presents Silent Party DC. Urban Fêtes is bringing the hottest and quietest party wave to DC for the 1st time ever. Don a pair of headphones and rock with three live DJs spinning your favorite Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae and Dancehall hits at 12Twelve. So RSVP now because rain or shine this party is happening.Learn more HERE.
10. OSCARS VIEWING PARTY
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Your company is cordially requested for the pleasure of viewing the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented in honor of the best films of 2017. Get ready for a fashionable evening of music, socializing, and a live screening of the Oscars. Your evening begins with dancing to the DJ at the beginning of the event so you can meet, network, socialize and make new friends. Afterwards, watch the Oscars on the large projection screens of the venue and experience the magic of cinema. Join them on your own or with friends to watch the Oscars at the stunningly extravagant Saint Yves. Learn more here.
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