There’s always something to do in The District! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Washington, DC this week.
1. LIGHT YARDS 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Yards announces its 2017 light yards installation, a two-story glowing, interactive spheres that will illuminate The Yards for their third annual light yards holiday celebration. There will be four spherical globes, ranging in size from 8 to 22 feet in diameter featured with shadow theater technology projecting awe-inspiring holiday visuals. So, come create an unforgettable holiday night out with family or friends by also visiting one of the many neighboring restaurants and retail shops that The Yards has to offer. Learn more HERE.
2. SOKA TRIBE DANCE FITNESS DC
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Ready to join the Soka Tribe? They whine and work up a sweat to Caribbean and Afro beats. This power hour workout increases strength, muscle tone, and endurance. The Soka Tribe is building a community of people united by our love for culture and getting our bodies in top form. Get ready for them to bring the carnival vibe to a class near you. Learn more HERE.
3. LIL UZI VERT DC CONCERT
Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m. -11:00 p.m.
It’s all going down at the Anthem in SouthWest Washington DC. Trillectro presents A Very Uzi Xmas. You don’t want to miss this lit holiday concert. All ages are welcome. Learn more HERE.
4. D CRUISE: DINING, DRINKING, DANCING
Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Step aboard the Spirit of Washington Yacht for unparalleled cruising fun on the Potomac River. Dine on a delicious buffet meal, then come dance to the Top 40, R&B hits from the DJ, while catching breathtaking views of the Potomac River and the historic sights of our nation’s capital. Soak in the fresh air and top the evening off sipping on delicious cocktails as you see the spectacular monuments of DC illuminated by night on this special three-hour excursion. Learn more HERE.
5. SUNSHINE ANDERSON CONCERT
Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Fridays are back and better! The next urban DC lesbian Friday night social presents special guest Sunshine Anderson. She’ll be performing her classic hit single, “Heard It All Before” live. DJ Honey and DJ MM will be spinning all night long, so come and get ready to dance at Fantasy Fridays. Plus happy hours drink specials until 12 a.m. Learn more HERE.
6. SATURDAY CUBAN SALSA CLASS
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 12:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Looking for something fun to do with bae or your friends? Well, the dancing Cuban Salsa at DC’s well-loved arts collective is a ton of fun. The class is at 12:45 p.m. to about 3:30 p.m., with multiple class sessions and a break for social dancing. All levels of dancers are welcome; it’s a super friendly environment. Come and check them out. Your first class is free with a coupon printed off the “Classes” page of the website. After class, those who are free come grab coffee and something to eat together for further conversation. Learn more HERE.
7. DRINK THE DISTRICT WINE FESTIVAL: HOLIDAY EDITION
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mistletoe, merlot, and many other wines to enjoy will get just about anyone into the holiday spirit. Join them as they toast the holidays and enjoy unlimited samples of more than 100 plus wines. Come kick back with friends, while you enjoy chill live tunes, demonstrations on the culinary stage, a local artisan market and more. Plus they will have the DTD Retail Shop where you can buy the wines you love plus gifts for your holiday shopping. So if you can’t get enough wine, this is the place to be. Learn more HERE.
8. 4TH ANNUAL DMV GRAND SLAM FINALS
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join Words Beats and Life at the GALA Hispanic Theatre for the 4th Annual Youth Poetry Grand Slam Final. Come and see who will win the Poetry Grand Slam Champion title. The top six poets will be invited to compete at the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival in Chicago. So, come enjoy two hours of powerful storytelling from the DMV’s brightest young talent, with a special featured guest. Learn more HERE.
9. PLAY IT COOL AT IVY CITY SMOKEHOUSE
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Join Ivy City SmokeHouse Tavern & Market this Saturday for their last #playitcooldcparty of 2017. DJ Life, Miss H.E.R., and Kyotey Grey will be on the 1s and 2s spinning classic hip-hop, R&B, and Reggae from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. So tell your friends to tell their friends to come ready to party and have a good time. Come as fly and fresh as you want to be. Learn more HERE.
10. LOSING OUR CHAINS: SPOKEN WORD AFTER PARTY
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 9:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Join the dynamic artists of Spit Dat DC as they perform original verses that explore struggles with chemical dependency, incarceration, and generational debt. Sometimes comical, always heartfelt, Losing our Chains offers insight into processing life’s struggles and releasing the chains of the past. Concessions will be open both before and after this event with happy hour drink pricing. Learn more HERE.
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