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’S TASTE OF THE NATION
Monday, April 9, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
You hungry? Come taste some of the best food from around the world. This Monday help to ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Washington, D.C or across the nation. You can do this by joining the city’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists for Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry. This is a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in the Americas. Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by the area’s top chefs and bartenders. Learn more HERE.

2. HOW TO START A BUSINESS WORKSHOP
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Starting a new business can be daunting and wondering where to begin? Do you really have the drive to make a “go” of it? Have questions about what kind of business structure you should consider? How can you attract customers with a limited-to-non existent marketing budget? This introductory workshop answers these questions and more and will help you determine if you have what it takes to be a successful business owner over the long haul. Recommended for anyone who is about to start a new business or just thinking about it. Learn more HERE.

3. AFRO-CARIBBEAN SOCIAL
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join #TropicThursday DC as they celebrate their five year anniversary. This is a monthly Afro-Caribbean professionals and friends networking mixer. Join them for a special edition networking session and party. Mix with different cultures and enjoy the best of Afro-Caribbean hits. Come dance to AfroBeats, Dancehall and Hip-Hop, Network with African, Caribbean and Black professionals or just come chill in your business casual after work. Learn more HERE.

4. VINTAGE 90’S HIP-HOP R&B PARTY
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Come join the Vintage Crew as we celebrate life as we’ve finally made it to spring. As always, The Vintage Crew (DJ Eskimo, DJ Furious Styles, DJ Marc Nfinit, DJ Wildchild DNA) will be dropping nothing but classic hip-hop, soul, R&B, funk, reggae, house and more all night long. They will play classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s, bringing you back to places you haven’t been to in a long time and give you the freedom to dance the night away with friends, old and new. Learn more HERE.

5. SPEED FRIENDING: LADIES ONLY NETWORKING EVENT
Thursday, April 12, 6:30 p.m. –9:30 p.m.
Are you looking to expand your network or having a hard time making new friends due to your hectic schedule or new to town? Or maybe you just want to have a ladies’ night with new friends? Speed Friending is an event where you will get the opportunity to make meaningful connections with fun and interesting professional women. Feel free to bring business cards, but the event is more fun than business.The purpose is to connect with new girlfriends on the social scene. Dress code: is BAD, as you know, friends that slay together, stay together. Learn more HERE.

6. DC WINE FEST: SPRING EDITION
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Who doesn’t love wine? Come experiences one of the dopest wine festivals in the chocolate city. Wondering what to expect? Well, there will be Rose, art, music, and of course lots and lots of wine. DC Wine Fest returns, with sample premium varietals from some of the best wineries, all while music performers keep the party lively during this all-day, all-night wine experience. Learn more HERE.

7. HIP-HOP TRAP & GO-GO PAINT & SIP
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Every true DC native knows that Go-Go is the true heartbeat of Washington DC. Now imagine being able to go to a paint and sip and being able to vibe out to that good old DC bounce beat, not to mention Hip-Hop and Trap. All you gotta do now is hurry up and get your ticket before all the spots are gone. You will party with music on blast, a little trap, a lil Go-GO & Hip-Hop “day party style” while you sip on what you like and get lit. Learn more HERE.

8. DC FOOTBALL BOOTCAMP WORKOUT
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Miss your high school football days? Looking for a new, fun and intense workout? Want professional coaches to help you become a better athlete and player? Skip the gym, get back on the field, and cross train at a drills practice. You’ll do a “combine” assessment, run routes, cover your opponent, run through agility ladders and cone drills, scrimmage, and more at the Raymond Recreation Center Field. Learn more HERE.

9. BLACK GIRLS GATHER DC
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Black Girls Gather is an evening of conversation in support of community building and sisterhood guided by For Harriet’s editor-in-chief, Kimberly Foster. Come Drank + Chat is an intimate pre-event gathering for those who’d like to sit down with Kim and a small group of Black women before the larger discussion. Drinks and food will be served. Learn more HERE.

10. AFRO SOCA LOVE WASHINGTON DC
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
The largest multicultural celebration of love in North America is headed to the nation’s capital. Afro Soca Love: DC is an Afro-Caribbean rave infused celebration of love. A unique rave inspired atmosphere with an African and Caribbean twist, Afro Soca Love: DC boasts a variety of fun-filled activities that promise to leave their tribe of love yearning for more. In an effort to promote unity while sharing African and Caribbean culture, their organization aims to immerse our tribe of attendees in a truly memorable experience. They live by culture and lead by love. Learn more HERE.

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