There’s always something to do in The District! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Washington, DC this week.
1. FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK: DC OPEN STUDIO
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the DC Fashion Incubator at Macy’s? Now you can get the inside scoop. The DC Fashion Incubator at Macy’s is opening their studios to the public! Meet the creative, talented men and women who are a part of the Designers-in-Residence (DIR) and Public programs. View their workspaces and their current design projects, participate in fashion demonstrations, like making a bowtie without a sewing machine, and much more. Learn more HERE.
2. BUILDING CONNECTIONS: A CREATIVE POWER HOUR
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
DC is known as a networking city, however, asking “What do you do?” isn’t enough. In the creative space, and in life, building connections with people is so much more than that. At this event they’ll be talking about how to authentically connect with people and build the relationships you need to thrive. Join them as they mix and mingle with some power players in the District to learn how to network more authentically and productively. Learn more HERE.
3. 5TH ANNUAL TOP BLACKS IN HEALTHCARE AWARDS GALA
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Join them in saluting the 2018 Top Blacks in Healthcare honorees at their 5th Annual Top Blacks in Healthcare Awards Gala. This magical event will be presented by BlackDoctor.org (BDO) in conjunction with The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. This is a great opportunity to support top Blacks in health, in the effort to promote the elimination of health disparities in the Black community. BlackDoctor.org is the all-important primary destination that redefines Black health with a monthly reach of 60 million consumers. As the world’s largest and most comprehensive online health resource specifically targeted to African Americans, BDO is the first healthy lifestyle website to hit 2 million Facebook fans… ahead of sites like WebMD and Everyday Health! Learn more HERE.
4. REDSKINS DRAFT NIGHT PARTY
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join them at H Street Country Club in Washington D.C. to celebrate the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft with fellow #Redskins fans and season ticket members. All guests will enjoy happy hour pricing on select drinks and appetizers as we watch the Redskins select 13th overall in this year’s NFL Draft. The first 100 guests in attendance will also receive a free T-shirt. Learn more HERE.
5. INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS MEETUP WITH SALSA
Friday, April 27, 6:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Welcome to the international meet and mingle event to network, exchange ideas, share job opportunities and make new friends at the swanky, elegant, spacious club Decades in Dupont Circle, DC. Do all of this while you come learn how to salsa with salsa dance lessons. This is a good event for professionals in every sphere of activity, including in the international development, technology, and those working in government, embassies, World Bank, IMF etc. IPG events have ‘sold out’ in the past. Learn more HERE.
6. SILENT TRAP PARTY DC
Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
When you get your headphones you can tune into three different DJs! Don’t like the music DJ1 is playing? Just flip a switch and see what DJ2 or DJ3 is playing. You’re in control of the music. Colored LED lights let you know what your friends are listening to. It’s not only fun to be a part of, but exciting to watch and listen to everyone as they dance and sing together. The DJs will be spinning your fave Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, and Top 40 Hits. Once the clock strikes 1 am, enjoy nothing but Trap Vibes. Learn more HERE.
Friday, April 27, 2018, 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
BUMPP! Is a free dance party at Union Stage. If you are tired of the same old same old at the club then you might want to come kick it at this event. Dance to your favorite jams in a chill setting and vibe out. What are you waiting for? Learn more HERE.
8. 2018 DC CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The DC Chocolate Festival started with a love for artisan chocolate and a desire to educate chocolate lovers about the complexity and beauty of chocolate while supporting the people and businesses behind artisan chocolate. The DC Chocolate Festival seeks to be a vibrant showcase of this growing industry. Ticket holders get access to the main exhibit room as well as classes and lectures. Meet makers, taste chocolate, and take home your favorite products. Learn more HERE.
9.DC MARGARITA RUMBLE
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
A Celebration of DC’s Best Margaritas. Brought to you by Don Julio- World’s First Luxury Tequila. The Official Grand Ole Fiesta sampling the city’s best margaritas as your favorite restaurants duke it out for the title at the Margarita Rumble. Three separate sessions to choose from. Learn more HERE.
10. 2018 TASTE OF 8TH
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This year’s taste will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 1 pm to 4 pm. Over 20 of Barracks Row restaurants will serve appetizer sized samples of their best-known or newest dishes. Each Taste is a small sample size, similar to a tapas portion. Most people purchase a pack of 5 tasting tickets so they can sample their favorite 8th Street restaurants. Learn more HERE.
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