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10 Washington, DC Events for Black Professionals This Week

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. DC TASTE OF THE NATION
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Taste over 90 of the DC area’s top restaurants and enjoy libations from 18 of the district’s hottest mixologist at DC’s Taste of the Nation on April 19th at Nats Stadium. Presented by Citi and Sysco, DC’s Taste of the Nation brings the best of DC’s culinary scene in one place to benefit No Kid Hungry, an organization that helps fight childhood hunger. On top of all the great eats and drinks at this event, Citi is proud to present Judah and the Lion as their main stage talent. Don’t miss the best of what DC’s culinary scene has to offer. Learn more here.

2. 420 CANNA CRAWL
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Incredible Infusionz & Elevated Events Group brings you DC’s first ever 420 Canna Crawl. Join them on April 20th for an incredibly elevated 420 celebration! Come experience a traditional bar crawl with a cannabis twist, this event is sure to be the highlight of your 4/20. Enjoy four unique experiences, specialty cannabis inspired cocktails, and an eclectic collection of cannabis vendors from all over the country. One cover and four parties all in walking distance! Kick off your 4/20 weekend with a bang or a bong! Learn more here.

3. CHRIS BROWN: THE PARTY TOUR
Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Team Breezy, get ready! Your boy is coming to town to get your vibes ready for the summer. You don’t want to miss this concert at the Verizon Center. Don’t wait until the last minute to buy your tickets, because it’s going to be a packed party! Learn more here.

4. FARMER’S MARKET OPENING DAY!
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Who doesn’t love coming to the Famer’s Market on a Saturday morning with bae, good friends, or family? Brookland’s Monroe St Farmers Market returns to the Arts Walk! Join them for fab finds from farmers and lots of kid activities, including performances and a face painter. Learn more here.

5. 2017 DC BEER FEST
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The DC Beer Festival returns this Saturday, bringing together dozens of local and craft breweries, seasonal spring beers, bocce, DJs, and surprises. Admission is $45 with a choice of two sessions: noon to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission includes unlimited tastings with food sold separately. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Learn more here.

6. TASTE OF DUPONT FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This year will be the ninth annual Taste of Dupont Festival organized by Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets. Dupont Circle restaurants will open their doors to showcase their signature appetizers, entrées, drinks, and desserts. This progressive lunch encourages patrons to walk from restaurant to tavern with a master ticket to discover new places to try. This event is designed to showcase the wide variety of white tablecloth restaurants that can be found around Dupont Circle. Learn more here.

7. GOAPELE
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Remember the first time you heard “ I’m getting higher, closer to my dreams, I’m getting higher and higher, feel it in my sleep.” Well, it’s time to come relive that experience live with the legendary Goapele in concert. Come open your third eye and vibrate higher at the Howard Theater with a little soulful R&B! Learn more here.

8. KATT WILLIAMS: GREAT AMERICA TOUR
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Make America laugh again is Katt Williams’ new mission. So hold on to your seat because he is coming to Washington DC at the DAR Constitution Hall to make the Chocolate City laugh. You don’t want to miss this comedy show. Learn more here.

9. DC EDIBLES FESTIVAL
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
DC Edibles Festival is an Initiative 71 compliant trade show and festival featuring Washington DC’s most exclusive edible artists and cannabis-related vendors. This event is being presented by Khaos Confections and sponsored by DMV Organics, BudyLyfe Exclusives, and Marijuanas.org. No residencies are required,  but this event is for adults age 21+. You don’t want to miss this! Learn more here.

10. D.R.A.M. CONCERT
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Rising hip hop sensation and Virginia’s own D.R.A.M. serves up his funky, feel-good party jams, including his mega hits “Broccoli,” “Cha Cha,” “Cute,” and more. This event is all ages and open to the public. It’s co-presented with the DMV’s very own 95.5FM WPGC. Come get your Cha Cha on with D.R.A.M.! Learn more here.

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NkemLife Chidinma Dureke and Chuckwunonso Dureke of NkemLife are the I DON'T DO CLUBS Influencers of Washington, DC. Chidinma is a graduate of Frostburg State University and is a creative professional. Chuckwunonso is a graduate film student at Howard University and is a journalism professional. They enjoy jolly rice with a side of corn bread, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie mixed with Alice Walker, and travel & cultural story telling during their free time. Follow them @NkemLife on Facebook, @NkemLifeBlog on Instagram, and @NkemlifeBlog on Twitter.

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