There’s always something to do in The District! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Washington, DC this week.
1. SMALL BUSINESS EXPO 2018: WASHINGTON DC
Friday, April 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join them at Small Business Expo! America’s BIGGEST business-to-business networking event, trade show and conference for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and startups. This Expo is a free one-day event for businesses to network, build new relationships, exchange ideas, shop for new vendors and attend cutting-edge workshops and presentations. There will be over 25 business workshops and seminars and several opportunities to network at speed networking, think tank, meet & greet lounge, and business card exchange sessions with a happy hour session. Learn more HERE.
2. DC’S 3RD ANNUAL 420 STONER FEST
Friday, April 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come out and help DC and National activists and industry leaders celebrate the 3rd Annual 420 Stoner Fest in one of the most Luxurious and Sexiest spots in DC. Featuring a non-infused dessert bar, buffet, alcoholic drink bar, topless body-painted waitresses in the VIP sections. Also live musical performances all night long and various industry leaders from different fields from around the country. Get a chance to meet various member-only groups, activists, business owners and consultants.Learn more HERE.
3. THE WHISKEY WHINEDOWN
Friday, April 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join the Black Southern Experience Collective for its 2nd annual Whiskey Whinedown. It’s all going down on Friday, April 20 at Dirty Bar in Dupont Circle. It’s free. It’s going to be “fyah.” Get ready to experience crunk, trap, dancehall, afrobeats and soca. All these vibes will be brought to you by 93.9 WKYS’ DJ Scheme. Learn more HERE.
4. TRACY MORGAN COMEDY SHOW
Friday, April 20, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 9:40 p.m.
Are you ready to laugh? Well, guess what? Tracy Morgan is coming to Washington DC. As one of today’s most respected comedians, the 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live alum follows up his nationwide tour Picking Up the Pieces and Netflix special Staying Alive with a return to the Concert Hall stage. Learn more HERE.
5. 10,000 BLACK MEN’S MARCH
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.
Fathers grab your sons, fellas grab your friends! 10,000 Black Men’s March is here. The only question is, are you ready? Join them at the White House for a rally with a stage at noon to confront the ignorance of Donald Trump and to stop the violence in our community. Learn more HERE.
6. 2018 DC BEER FEST
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The DC Beer Festival returns to Nationals Park, bringing together dozens of craft breweries and featuring spring seasonal beers. Taking place throughout the stadium’s concourse including Centerfield Plaza, Budweiser Brew House, Bud Light Loft and Budweiser Terrace, the DC Beer Fest will have over a dozen food trucks throughout as well as lawn games, DJs, and more. Admission is $45 with a choice of two sessions: noon to 3 pm and 5 to 8 pm. Admission includes unlimited tastings with food sold separately. Learn more HERE.
7. SIP PAINT & BRUNCH
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Are you ready to get your brunch on this upcoming Saturday? Grab your friends and join them for brunch, drinks and some painting at Ben’s Upstairs. All supplies included. Come reconnect with your friends while a local artist guides you through your own masterpiece. Learn more HERE.
8. CULTURAL CRAWL WASHINGTON DC
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cultural Crawl is founded by three Black creatives from Washington, D.C. with the goal to create a safe and inclusive space for individuals/groups to drink, eat and explore. The crawl travels nationwide in support of local businesses and the street art/murals surrounding them. The “Get up, get out & crawl” initiative encourages participants to take advantage of the event and explore what these neighborhoods have to offer by walking and/or biking to multiple locations. Cultural Crawl tickets will include a complimentary souvenir cup, exclusive drink and food specials at partnering bars and restaurants, an online and printed map to explore murals, plus good vibes, music, and more. Learn more HERE.
9. MEET & MINGLE SPRING FLING DAY PARTY
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Are you single? If so, come ready to mingle! This is going to be epic. Do you have a boo? If so, come meet and greet other couples too. Join them for this conglomerate of good vibes and togetherness. Learn more HERE.
10. AFROBEATS DC
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
AfroBeatsDC “Night Party” special edition is here for its international celebration. There will be a live band, food truck, AfroBeats, and Hip-Hop. AfrobeatsDC is a special Afro-Caribbean music and social experience. Join the Saturday fun. Come ready to dance to the best of African music, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, and Soca. DressCode is fashionable classy, no athletic gear. Learn more HERE.
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