There’s always something to do in The District! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Washington DC this week.
1. CHIEF OBI’S VALENTINE COMEDY SHOW
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
This is a comedy show put together to celebrate Valentine’s day. Instead of just going to a restaurant to eat, you now have an opportunity to take your loved one to a comedy show with some of Africa’s finest comedians including Chief Obi, Aphricanape, Oluwakaponeski (Mama Tobi), Foxy P, Iamkanmi (Akanm D Boy), Mc Chaz, Elenu, Simon. Enjoy some good laughs while spending quality time with your loved one. You can come with your boyfriend, girlfriend, fiance, concubine, sugar daddy, wife, husband, ex, best friend, neighbor, side chick or even your dog. Learn more here.
2. PUFF N PAINT VALENTINES DAY EDITION
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 6:30 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
Come inhale Picasso and exhale love. Couples, friends, lovers are all welcomed for this event! You must come in pairs as the canvas will be an actual body, and they can’t provide those for you. All female attendees will be having there back painted, so it is recommended to wear a loose fitting, backless shirt. All male attendees will be having their chest painted, and are recommend to wear a loose fitting, button up shirt. Please bring or wear clothing that you don’t mind getting paint on. Think Sip & Paint, but With A Twist! Learn more here.
3. LAURA MVULA CONCERT
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m.
Nothing last but memories, her love is like the morning Dew. If you have never been moved by music before you should experience this no greater day then valentine’s day. Come experience, Laura Mvula, British soul singer-songwriter from Birmingham as she performs her new album The Dreaming Room and songs from her first album, Sing to the Moon. The event will take place at Washington D.C.’s very own Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. Learn more here.
4. CULTUREBLAST: EROTICASLAM WITH KRAMERBOOKS
Thursday February 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Hillyer Art Space has partnered with Kramerbooks to present their 4th annual Erotica Slam! Come share your sweet and sexy love stories, dirty ditties, or erotic poems. Satirical or not, straight or gay, haiku or sonnets, all and everything are welcome. Pieces must be less than three minutes each; They’ll be timing! At the end of the night the staff will vote on the best performance and the winner will get a prize. Learn more here.
5. OPEN MIC NIGHT
Thursday February 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m.- 10:30p.m.
The DC Improv Comedy Club is proud to host an open mic night featuring local comics in our main showroom. Admission is free, but you can guarantee yourself a seat if you. Walk-ups are also welcome on the day of the show if seating is available. So come bring your swag and talent, D.C. wants to see what you got. Learn more here.
6. MS. LAURYN HILL CONCERT
Thursday February 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m.– 3:00 a.m.
He says it’s impossible, but I know it’s possible. He says it’s impossible without him, but I know it’s possible. To finally be in love and know the real meaning of a lasting relationship, not based on ownership. Now, if you too stilt gotta find peace of mind and Love Lauryn Hill just as much as you love your black skin then you don’t want to miss this concert. Learn more here.
7. NUSOUL REVIVAL TOUR
Friday February 17, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Tired of all this new R&B you hear every time you turn on your radio? Well then, let Dwele help you Find a way, and Musiq Soulchild help you be more than Just Friends. Don’t miss them, Lyfe Jennings and Foreign Exchange and them come to the chocolate city to bring back that good ole NuSoul Vibes. Learn more here.
8. FREDERICK DOUGLASS’S 199TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Friday February 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The National Park Service and its community partners will celebrate the 199th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s birth with free programs and activities at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Anacostia Arts Center, and Anacostia Playhouse on February 17-18, 2017. Programs and activities explore the theme of “Frederick Douglass and the Arts,” and include a dance class, dramatic performances, historical photography demonstrations, and culinary workshops. Come celebrate his legacy and black history month. Learn more here.
9. THE BLACK LOVE EXPERIENCE
Saturday February 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Originating from the masterminds behind Nubian Hueman, The Black Love Experience is a conglomerate of artistry and inventiveness geared towards natives, revolutionaries, travelers, and fearless visionaries featuring performance artists, visual artists, independent creatives, entrepreneurs, and kindred souls under the canopy of all things Black. This event connects the vibrant creative community of the Washington DC Metro Area and beyond, through Black expressions of music, poetry, live art, body wellness, and creative commerce, all within a positive environment. To contain it under the guise of a party, pop-up, concert, or gathering of any kind would be an understatement.A portion of our proceeds go towards organizations and schools in our local community. Learn more here.
10. DC LITERARY OPEN MIC
Sunday February 19, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Come read your fiction, flash-fiction, poetry, or simply tell a great story. Performers and listeners welcome! Drinks and food will be available. Don’t miss out on this experience. Who needs NetFlix and Chill when you could read an chill? Learn more here.
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