There’s always something to do in The District! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Washington, DC this week.
1. THE WIZ: APRIL PERFORMANCES
Monday, April 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Journey through Oz in This Tony-Winning Musical. Ease on down the road with Dorothy and her friends Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion on their quest to meet The Wiz. In this adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s magical novel, Dorothy is whisked away by a tornado to the fanciful land of Oz. There, she and her sidekicks encounter Munchkins, flying monkeys and a power-hungry witch named Evillene who vows to destroy them. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, “The Wiz” is a musical feast featuring soul, gospel, R&B and pop. Rediscover the power of courage, heart, brains, and friendship. Learn more HERE.
2. CLONE YOURSELF WORKSHOP
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Do you ever feel like there is never enough time in the day? Want to create a business that supports your life, not runs your life? Join @SmartProductivitySolutions for the Clone Yourself 3-hour interactive workshop. You will learn how to steal back your precious time. Learn more HERE.
3. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR 50TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL WALK
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join them for a memorial walk and tour to learn about, and honor, the life and legacy of Dr. King. This will be their fourth year hosting this educational and entertaining program. You’ll meet on the National Mall, at the Washington Monument Lodge, a one-story building
After a brief introduction, you’ll then travel past the Washington Monument and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial. As part of the program, you will also listen to a complete, taped recording of the “I Have a Dream” speech at the actual location where it was delivered – the Lincoln Memorial. Learn more HERE.
4. COUPLES THERAPY A COMEDY SHOW
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Couples Therapy is a Comedy Show that happens the First Thursday of the month. Come laugh with Rahmein Mostafavi as he hosts the comic “therapists” and assists all you lovers out there with your relationship issues. Whether you are dating, married, divorced, or just single and hopeful, this show has got you covered. Is he leaving dirty socks around the house? Is she spending too much time on her phone and ignoring you? Did one of you vote for the other candidate? Come figure it out together. For better or worse, this cast of comic therapists will have you in tears…one way or another. Learn more HERE.
5. DC WEB FEST
Friday, April 6, 12:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Join the DC Web Fest for their 6th Festival, celebrating the best of digital storytelling, both home and abroad, in nine different digital mediums. Meet other creators from around the world, eat, create, and be merry. From Friday to Sunday there will there will be events like Podcast Speed Dating, VR/AR/Gaming Demonstrations, Script Writers/Bloggers Panel, Continuous Screening of Digital Trailers/Shorts. Plus, other surprises. Learn more HERE.
6. NAPPI HOUR
Friday, April 6, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Are you a Naturalista? Are you filled with Black Girl Magic? Are you looking for other Nubian queens to bond with as you rock who the universe naturally made you to be? If this is you, come kick it at the Nappi Hour Washington DC Debut event. Learn more HERE.
7. WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CIRCLE
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This Saturday come experience Women’s Leadership Circle Passion Planning 101. At Passion Planning 101, time is your most precious resource. Once it’s gone it can never be regained. So come plan your passion. Living a life of passion and purpose requires the strategic use of time to ensure that you meet your goals and secure a peaceful, happy existence. Using an interactive and engaging teaching method, in this workshop, we will learn techniques to help us more effectively and efficiently manage our time. They will also teach you how to analyze the value of our time and how to set priorities of its use. Learn more HERE.
8. BREATHE: THE MUSICAL
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
A great deal of American history has attempted to take the breaths away from African Americans through rape, lynching, Jim Crow laws, KKK terror, injustice and police brutality. “Breathe: the Musical” is the story of the Jones family, a post-slavery family of sharecroppers in the early to mid 1900s, as they seek refuge from America’s violent racial climate. Supremacy has begot rape, false allegations, lynch threats, and eventually death to the family. With the help of five timeless midwives, the ghosts of historic lynching victims and a vibrant close-knit community, they navigate through the everyday trials of the era to reformation and anti-lynch laws. The production executes this message through original dialogue, choreo-poems, negro spirituals, and many genres of dance and music. See “Breathe: the Musical” this March at THEARC Theater. Learn more HERE.
9. PAINTING DREAMING RESISTING
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Urban Fêtes is bringing the hottest and quietest party wave back to D.C. for their signature “90s vs NOW” Silent Party. Don a pair of headphones and rock with 3 DJs spinning your favorite old school Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae and Dancehall hits at 12Twelve. Urban Fêtes’ Silent Parties have taken the nation by storm and developed the reputation as a new wave of culture where the audience is in total control of their musical and social environment. Silent parties have been around for decades, but Urban Fêtes has brought back the rave-like shindig with a modern twist. This is the ultimate go-to event for millennials to attend. Learn more HERE.
10. ABSTRACT PAINTING
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Want to try your hand at letting go and applying paint to canvas? Have a corner of your home that is begging for a personalized piece of art? Working on establishing a color palette for your home? All of these are great reasons to join Claire in creating your very own abstract painting. Acrylic paints, 8″ x 8″ canvas and additional supplies will be provided for you to use. All skill levels are welcome, no experience needed. Learn more HERE.
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