There’s always something to do in The District! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Washington, DC this week.
1.WHAT SHE SAID: WOMEN TALK THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join The W Washington, DC for a power talk, W style with some of the capitol’s most influential women in the business of music moderated by Svetlana Legetic of Brightest Young Things. The event will feauture Donna Westmoreland, Chief Operating Officer, I.M.P. Lora Moinkoff, Entertainment Relations, Gibson Brands and Wendi Cherry, Executive Director, The Recording Academy. So come celebrate women in business in honor of Women’s month and all the women out their breaking the glass ceiling in the workplace. Learn more here.
2. PASSPORT DESTINATION: COPENHAGEN
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Do you ever look at any of your friends backpacking to Europe and wish you had the money to go but can’t because you don’t even own a passport? Well , this event was designed with you in mind. Expect a night created an interactive, multimedia exhibition that transports individuals to the awe inspiring city of Copenhagen, Denmark without ever having to leave the District of Columbia. Using seamless technologies, attendees will experience the culture, art and design Copenhagen offers. Through multiple channels of engagement, participants will gain insight into how these elements work together to bring this vibrant and exciting modern Danish society to life. Learn more here.
3. SONGS OF THE DIASPORA
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Inspired by tradition and dedicated to the progress of music that moves the world, Sahel was created. Like the legendary land that is its namesake, is a band that interprets musical genres influenced by African culture around the world. Performing Zouk, Reggae, Senegalese Mbalax, Samba, Funana, Salsa and more. So if you would like to listen to some live music that is a blend of colors of culture on the canvas of African rhythms; come and experience Sahel live. Learn more here.
4. MOREHOUSE COLLEGE GLEE CLUB AND QUARTET CONCERT
Friday, March 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Are you interested in a rich tradition of standard classical church music? Music of African American composers and heritage music? If so, you do not want to miss a free concert by the Morehouse College Glee Club, one of the nation’s oldest all-male collegiate glee clubs.On Friday, March 24, beginning at 12 p.m., the Morehouse College Glee Club will perform at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library as part of the closing activities for the library. Learn more here.
5. UNLEASH YOUR SUPER POWER
Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Can’t figure out your purpose or path? Allowing others to steal your power? Come find your strength in this women’s workshop built to help you discover your superpower and soar to your potential. Whether you are discovering your true strength for the first time or getting reconnected to it, this workshop is right for you! From assessing your strength to understanding how you sabotage yourself, you will get the space to spend on self-development and discovery. You will walk away with a superpower action plan just for you after experiencing this women’s empowerment workshop. Learn more here.
Friday, March 24, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Come RE-Think and RE-Define the standards of Beauty and RE-store the beauty that lies within. Join the RE-Think Tank for Women for an intimate conversation exploring all things that make you and all women beautiful. This Tank Talk will expose your minds to a wide variety of perspectives through which women have been challenged to RE-Think the standards of beauty in their own lives.
Be prepared to receive new ideas and share your own views around RE-Defining Beauty for yourself and the world around you. Learn more here.
7. ESCAPE THE BOTANIC GARDEN
Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Looking for a fun spontaneous night with friends? Well, you are being summoned to the U.S. Botanic Garden to solve a plant forensics case! As part of a team, you will be challenged to investigate the Conservatory after dark, using exploratory stations to discover clues and information that might be key to the case. Even while enjoying the food and drink, your mission must not be shared with the others in the building as the suspect might be among us. Please note: This event is intended for those 21 years of age and older. Small bites and beverages will be provided. Learn more here.
8. POST CARNIVAL RXELIEF
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
So you went to carnival , and now you are back home bored at work ? You seem stressed, disoriented, or demented? Then you clearly have #PostCarnivalDepression. a.k.a #PCD. Don’t worry though because DC Carnival Experience has the remedy, they have your very own post Carnival RxELIEF ! What better way to cure post carnival depression with groups coming straight out of Trinidad Carnival to perform live? Learn more here.
9. DC VISION PLANNING WORKSHOP INTENSIVE
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This Vision Planning Intensive is designed to take you from vision board to vision plan. Creating the vision board is step one. This workshop is specifically designed to get you to step two-the plan, and prepared for part three- execution. You deserve success, but before success comes work, lots of it! the Vision Planning Workshop Includes a 60 minute presentation, a binder of materials, and a catered lunch. In the end, you will walk away with a 90 day executable plan to attack your vision board goals. Learn more here.
10. THE WOMAN WHO WOULD BE KING
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Museum of African Art will celebrate one of history’s most incredible women and rulers of ancient Egypt, Hatshepsut and strong women everywhere! Award-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and designer Esosa E. will perform her one-women show “The Woman Who Would Be King”,produced by Esosa E., Mansa Colabs, and Roselynn Lewis. The museum is pleased to present Esosa E.’s performance in collaboration with Mansa Colabs. So come ends womens hsiotry month with a bang! The best part is the event is free. Learn more here.
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