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. HOW TO START A BUSINESS
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Are you thinking about starting your own business? Where do you begin? Do you really have the drive to make a go of it? What legal issues do you need to address? How can you attract customers with a limited-to-non existent marketing budget? Learn what it takes in this comprehensive, low-cost workshop. Sign up today for only $60. Learn more HERE.

2. THE UNITED STATE OF WOMEN: COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION EVENT
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join The United State of Women with their guests of honor Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Delegate Angela Angel, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and Symone D. Sanders for Cocktails and Conversations! The United State of Women Cocktails and Conversation Event Series is an opportunity to provide women leaders in business, advocacy and political community to meet, network, and raise funds to support the United State of Women’s Galvanize Program. The United State of Women was launched in 2016 with our summit co-hosted with the Obama Administration White House Council on Women and Girls. The summit brought together experts, advocates, grassroots organizers, and business leaders to raise the voices of those working on important pieces of gender equality. Learn more HERE.

3. OSHUN CONCERT
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m. -11:00 p.m.
On the convergence of culture, politics, and art, Oshun’s Thandiwe and Niambi Sala have chosen to march to the beat of their own drum. The D.C. natives have coined their own music style (Iya Sol) that is a cultural blend of neo-soul & hip-hop. Oshun’s message of love, peace, cultural awareness and spirituality has been featured at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Kennedy Center, and AFROPUNK. Now come to Union Stage in Southwest Washington DC to come see them perform live in Chocolate City. Learn more HERE.

4. DC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: NETWORKING SOCIAL
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join DC Young Professionals, as you network, connect, socialize, create impact for their monthly meetup networking social event for professionals from every background who are interested in meeting like-minded people with similar or different cultural and professional backgrounds. This is a one of a kind event for young professionals. So come enjoy food, drinks and a global mix of music genres. Socialize and dance to the best of Top40, House, Soca, Zouk, Reggae, Dancehall, Afrobeats, Hip-hop, OldSchool, Throwbacks, International Hits. Learn more HERE.

5. 4TH ANNUAL #WOMENSWEALTH BOSS BRUNCH 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2018 is the year to build your 7-figure success team to maximize your time and increase your Revenue. Go from a solopreneur to a profitable entrepreneur and business owner. Join the unique group of Wonder Women to connect, collaborate, educate, and elevate one another at the 4th Annual #WomensWealth B.O.S.S. Brunch in Washington, DC. Come learn how to prepare yourself to make the most revenue in 2018 by building the right team. Enjoy an exclusive Saturday brunch with like-minded ladies, phenomenal speakers, the popular powerhouse boss panel, and connections with experts to help you get to the next level. Learn more HERE.

6. BRUKWINE DC
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Brukwine is a Caribbean Inspired Workout that focuses on isolations and wining of the waist. This is a class that makes you feel sexy while offering one of the best workouts you will ever have. All levels are welcome and encouraged. The owners of Brukwine, Tavia and Tamara, are both professional dancers who have toured the world with Sean Paul and have danced for all of the top artists including Beyoncé, Diddy, Missy Elliot, JLo, Alicia Keys… and the list goes on. Come join them this weekend for this sexy, sweat dripping, calorie burning, full body workout! Learn more HERE.

7. BLACKOUT 2.0
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
This Saturday come to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and have the time of your life. Black Lives Matter DC is hosting a party to celebrate three years of the magic, beauty , and resilience of Black people. Come listen to music, dance, drink and turn up. Learn more HERE.

8. BRUNCH ALL YOU CAN EAT AND BOTTOMLESS MIMOSA
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The most epic brunch is back for episode two of its festivities. Join them for a two-hour brunch filled with food, drinks, and music. This brunch is an all-you-can-eat buffet and all-you-can-drink bottomless mimosa, for two hours, including tax & gratuity. The only thing you need to bring is your ID. Yes, what you read is correct. It is two-hours, that is simply unbeatable, you just can’t compare it. Learn more HERE.

9. THE OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP BAR CRAWL- MLK WEEKEND
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The next Hip “Hop” – Old School Hip Hop Bar Crawl is coming to U Street this Sunday. MLK day is on Monday so no work for most and more time to party. Join hundreds of other Old School Hip Hop heads for a day of fun, drinking, partying, and dancing to your favorite Hip Hop gems from the 80s, 90s, and 00s. Eight of some the dopest DJs in the DMV will be spinning that classic Hip Hop that will keep your head nodding and your body moving all day at 6 different bars, all walking distance from each other. Every bar will have their own drink specials exclusively for bar crawlers. Don’t be afraid to break out a fresh pair of shelltoes, a fat gold chain, or a classic Kangol for this event. Learn more HERE.

10. BLACK EXCELLENCE
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Come and experience a night of elegance, a celebration of our culture. Get dressed up and bossed up this MLK Weekend for “Black Excellence,” held in Pinea Restaurant in the W Hotel in downtown DC. Bottle service and dinner tickets are now available or you can just buy a general admission ticket and enjoy a live performance by The Blaq Pearl Band, DJ Mixxed, and poetry by DC’s own, “The Ransom.” Learn more HERE.

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