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1. AFROBEATS DMV
Wednesday August 3, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Love African music and culture, but don’t know how to mash-it-up on the dance floor when controlla comes on? Tired of being the only one that can’t shoki or wine-slow to WizKid or Davido? Don’t worry, Afrobeats DMV has your back. Come learn African dance from a born and raised African while shedding some calories.
2. #BLACKVOICESMATTER OPEN MIC
Wednesday August 3, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Join FreeMind Concepts for their “Living In Truth” Open Mic, called L.I.T Wednesdays. L.I.T Wednesdays is an open space for local Washington, D.C. artists to showcase their talents in song and poetry. This event is also for lovers of performance art to come out and enjoy local talent. Donations will be made to the #AltonSterlingFamily Scholarship.
3. DPR FUNKY FITNESS FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, August 5, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Come join the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) as they host a free funky fitness party outside at the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center. Bring your workout gear and get ready to have some fun with the DC DPR. Guests can look forward to fitness actives such as Zumba, Bootcamp, Yoga, Tai-Chi, or Water Aerobics led by various instructors. Funky music, healthy food options, cooking demonstrations, activities for children and giveaways will also be provided.
4. AFROPOLITANDC : ROADMAP TO AFRICA
Friday, August 5, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Are you Afropolitan? Of course you are, join AfropolitanDC for another amazing evening of connections and culture over cocktails at the DMV’s largest and most diverse Afro-Caribbean mixer for diaspora professionals. Look forward to networking with over 500 professionals from all over the diaspora and making new friends. Culture and music will be the highlight of the night, so come early to network; stay late to dance.
5. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART PRIVATE TOUR
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Come explore the ins and outs of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art led by their exclusive group docent. The museum is known as a “spectacular facility” and a living “great tribute to Africa” full of “rare treasures” and fascinating displays; however, due to the size and variety of the exhibits, it is easy to get lost in the museum without an experienced guide to help explain the history behind each piece .A private guide will help guests bring history to life by examining the historic and evolving culture of several different tribes and cultures from Africa. After feeding your mind, delicious lunch at the American Indian Museum’s highly rated Mitsitam Café will be served.
6. DC MEDITATES
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
More and more Washingtonians are participating in a daily practice of meditation as a way to promote clear thinking, reduce stress and generate higher levels of happiness. Join the Mindfulness Center, BuddhaFest, and Natural Awakenings for their second annual D.C. Meditates event on the National Mall. D.C. Meditates is a day of meditation, mindfulness, music, food and community. The event is open to people of all ages including experienced meditators as well as those who are new to meditation and mindfulness; with hopes to bring healing to a world of violence.
7. CHICKEN & MUMBO SAUCE
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Washington DC is known for the best topping for chicken & fries found in Chinese carryout’s, Mumbo sauce. Chicken & Mumbo Sauce invites everyone to come vibe at the nation’s capital with dope people, incredible music, and finger licking Chicken & Mumbo Sauce. Not only has the city made its claim to fame with the popular Chicken and Mumbo Sauce combo, but DC has singlehandedly curated the existence of Go-go music. Guest should look forward to representing DC culture with lots of mumbo sauce and Go-go.
8. BGWAC PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION FOR WOMEN OF COLOR
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Come experience #BlackGirlMagic with Brown Girl With A Camera, LLC as they host their 2nd Annual Photography Exhibition and cocktail reception in Washington, D.C. 12 incredible Women of Color Photographers have been selected from across the nation to showcase their photographs varying from street photography, nature, travel and artistic portraiture. Join them for an amazing evening of art, culture, music, cocktails and light or’duerves. Bring a Friend, you don’t want to miss this.
9. 90’s THROWBACK CRANKFEST
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Urban Social Entertainment presents The 90’s Throwback Crankfest featuring Big G and The Backyard Band, Northeast Groovers and The Uncalled 4 Band. This is an event you don’t want to miss. Each of these three big bands from the 90’s will be bringing you all of their hits. There will also be a contest for the best male and female 90’s outfit. The winners of the contest will receive a $100 reward.
10. BRUNCH NOIR BRUNCH PARTY
Sunday, August 7, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Since August 8th 2015, “Brunch Noir” has been highlighting and connecting Blacks from the brunching community. “Brunch Noir” has enjoyed connecting #BlackExcellence over tasty meals and beautiful ambiances while sharing their favorite brunch spots. Now they would like you to come celebrate brunching while Black with fellow beauties and beaus of the African Diaspora. Be sure to come relish in #BlackExcellence and $15 dollar bottomless mimosas with “Brunch Noir”.
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