Money sucks, but DC Black Pride doesn’t have to. Lez run down the events, shall we?
THE SUN FINALLY CAME OUT! It’s like, Prince looked down upon our city and said ever so softly though the most cosmetic commercial lush eyelashes, “Have a happy and fruitful Black Pride, everyone.” I intend to do just that – for $10 or less that is. See below for my thrifty femme guide to Black Pride 2016.
PURELY Ladies First Live!
Cover: Free before 7, $5 after
Location: Pure Lounge
Time: 6 p.m.
Details: Every 4th Friday of the month, enjoy an ecclectic mix of LIVE performances by DMV’s hottest and up & coming FEMALE artists and entertainers. Our features include: Comedians, DJs, Fashion Designers, Femcee’s, Musicians, Poets, Singers, Spoken Word Performers, Visual Artists, etc.
What to wear: Something to network in!
Unleashed Rooftop Happy Hour
Cover: Free before 8pm, $7 After 8pm
Location: Dirty Bar
Time: 7 p.m.
Details: Welcome to DC Black Pride! Music by DJ ADOTNET and DJ STACKZ
What to wear: Something short and backless because welcome to Black Pride 2016.
Both/And at Crosslines: Maker’s Lab at The Smithsonian!
Location: Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building
Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Details: Maker’s Lab supports queer communities in Washington, D.C., by creating spaces that celebrate life, art and queer culture. Come join them as they collaborate with the Asian Pacific American Center to bring you amazing artwork, artists, scholars and activists!
What to wear: Two words: Statement Lipstick.
Black Femme Brunch presents: FEMONADE
Location: Satellite Room
Time: 1 p.m.
Details: If you like Bey and grind from Monday to Friday and work from Friday to Sunday you owe yourself this Sunday-Funday.
What to wear: #6InchHeels
SWEAT: A Black Pride Celebration
Time: 4 p.m.
Details: The Sunday of Black Pride will never be the same! It’s time to DANCE, DANCE, DANCE + SWEAT!!!
What to wear: Something sheer, black, and deodorant friendly because as the title suggests, YOU GON SWEAT, FEMME