Apr 30, 2018 5:30 PM

Mexico in a Bottle   Mezcal is the embodiment of Mexico. More than just a beverage, it represents more than 500 years of history and culture. But mezcal is also the present. It has enjoyed an enormous resurgence in Mexico and the United States exactly because it's tied so tightly to Mexico's traditions. Mezcal’s story isn’t just about alcohol, each bottle contains a piece of Mexican culture, and is a living link to history, tradition, art, and music - life and death all in a bottle. Mexico in a Bottle is our grand tasting and the largest of its kind in the United States. We are incredibly excited to be back in Washington DC at the Mexican Cultural Institute for our second year. We will feature more than 100 mezcals as well as incredible bites from local restaurants, cocktails from local bartenders, encounters with incredible personalities in the mezcal world, a tiendita, and much more. Get your tickets today! Please note that this is a 21 and over event.  Participating brands include: Wahaka Mezcal Mezcal Vago Fidencio Derrumbes Mezcal Koch La Venenosa Mezcal Vago Ilegal Mezcal Bozal Siete Misterios Alípus Mezcalero Los Nahuales Rey Campero Real Minero Mezcalosfera Del Maguey Mezcales de Leyenda Peloton de la Muerte Don Amado Mina Real Almamezcalera Marca Negra Meteoro El Jolgorio Nuestra Soledad Mezcal Nacional El Buho Gracias a Dios Mezcal Union Clande Sotol Balam Raicilla Cruz de Fuego Mezcal Flor del Desierto Sotol and more... Participating restaurants include Oyamel, Espita and Clavel, with several more to come!

Mar 19, 2018 9:00 AM

The Agile Facilitator: Catalyzing Collaboration, Delivering Results The Agile Facilitator addresses the art of collaborative meeting design, especially the importance of smart preparation of your meetings.  In this course, you will practice the techniques for skillfully facilitating core Agile meetings and ceremonies with playfulness and a collaborative spirit, while still focused on key deliverables.  You will gain rich feedback on your growing facilitation skills, and understand how to address some of the dysfunctional behaviors you see preventing your team from achieving maximum success. For the full course description, click here. The Agile Facilitator course is best suited for: Beginning ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers well versed in the agile basics and who have experienced an agile team Experienced ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers Agile Coaches who want increased facilitation skills and results Anyone interested in bringing more rigor and structure to their facilitation of Agile ceremonies and other collaborative events Certifications ICAgile Certified Professional-Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) continuing education certification. 16 Scrum Alliance SEUs toward the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) level. 16 PMI PDUs.   Logistics Length: Two and one-half days (one format includes evening exercises) Hours: Day 1:  9am to 8pm, with a dinner break.  Day 2:  9am to 5pm. Morning beverages, lunch, and afternoon snack are provided. Dinner is provided on day 1.

May 04, 2018 7:30 PM

Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Madame presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true bordello need a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event. Doors open at 7:30pm. The show runs from 8pm-11pm. Guests are encouraged to stay and enjoy private readings, drinks, and food until the doors close at 12am. Themed costumes and/or vintage formalwear are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+ For details about this particular event, including themes and featured performers, please visit thepoetrybrothel.com

May 24, 2018 6:00 PM

Thursday, May 24, 20186:00 - 8:00 pm Walter E. Washington Convention Center The Board Match® - You Have to Meet to Match Nonprofits count on volunteers like you to lead them to success. The Board Match is an event featuring 150 Washington metro-area nonprofits, whose chief executives and board leaders, will be on hand to talk to interested candidates about serving on their organization's board of directors. Nothing compares to Board Match events across the Nation in scale and matches. Since 2005, Board Match has introduced more than 13,500 prospective board candidates to 1,310 nonprofits. There will be a variety of organizations from large to small, focusing on everything from the environment, to arts, to youth; from newly formed to well established organizations, from communities throughout the region - there's something to match everyone's skills and interest. The Board Match helps you make the connection. Serving on a nonprofit board can provide fantastic opportunities for your personal and professional development. You can build new skills, network, broaden your knowledge of the community, and provide essential skills to community-based nonprofits. We recommend bringing copies of your bio or résumé, and business cards, to share with the causes you connect with, at the Board Match. Meet your match, at the Board Match.

Apr 28, 2018 9:30 AM

THIS IS AN ALL WHITE MANDATORY EVENT! Join the tribe for a full day retreat of dance, healing, sisterhood, wellness/nutrition and adornment. It's time for you to show up to GLO UP! We are bringing the GLO UP to Washington, DC and we are so excited to share this magic event with you. Refresh your mind, body, and spirit with specially designed workshops, talks, and presentations crafted to elevate your consciousness, open your heart, and guide you to recognize and ultimately realize your full potential. Take this journey with us as this is your time to shine! It is our guarantee that you will not leave the same way you came.  **THE GODDESS GLO UP IS AN ALL WHITE CEREMONY. ALL WHITE ATTIRE IS MANDATORY.** **LUNCH IS PROVIDED** **PLEASE BRING YOGA MAT** Event Itinerary: 9:30 - 10:00amRegistration  10:00 - 10:15amIntro & Welcome by Hadiiya Barbel, Creator of The Goddess Glo Up 10:15 - 11:00amOpening Prayer by Erin Stewart Glo Up with Erin Stewart, founder of Clarity Enterprise, as she opens up our ceremony in prayer. Erin focus is on helping you to live in vibrational alignment with Your Divine self, Universal Spiritual Principles and Practices, which allow everything you want in all areas of your life to flow easily into your experience.  11:00 - 11:30amBelly Dance Hall & Waist Bead Presentation Glo Up with Maya Louisa, founder of Kolè Jewel { kho-lay}. Maya will be presenting Belly Dancehall: a fluid mix of traditional North African Bellydance movement to dancehall music. Ignites rhythm and flexibility, improve posture and grace. The unique choreography that awakens joy and overall well being. Tones the abdominal region, firms thighs, and glorious gluteus muscles.  Kolè Jewel { kho-lay} is derived from Ośun Kolè the Yoruba goddess of love, rivers, arts, riches, adornment and sensuality. All Kole jewel pieces are hand-made with semi-precious stones of exceptional quality. These crystals harness the healing power of the Earth in order to uplift modern life with primordial energy. Waist bead adornment is an ancient African tradition and Kolè Jewel blends the majesty of the old with the intensity of the new. With the creation and adorning of each Kolè piece, the culture of our ancestors is preserved and given new life. Kolè Jewel waist beads are exotic expressions of passion, sensuality and divine femininity, invoking the spirit of Ośun Kolè as they are worn. 11:30 - 12:15amCreating Balance Through Meditation Presentation by Nikki Jones Glo Up with Nikki Jones, founder of Adventurous Cuisines, as she shares her 6 Meditation Techniques & Practices To Encourage Positive Healthy Outlets To Maintain Balance and discussing the Importance And Sacred Art Of Spiritual Baths. 12:15 - 1:30pmLunch & Goddess Goodies - Vendors Open Enjoy a special Vegan & Vegetarian lunch, handpicked with Goddess Health & Wellness in mind. Shop with our amazing Goddess Glo Up Vendors who have traveled near and far to present their beautiful creations and offerings. The Goddess Glo Up thanks each and every one of these Goddesses for participating, and are excited to return the support! Show up, Glo up, and don't forget to leave with beautiful Goddess Goodies! 1:30 - 2:15pmRituals of Henna by Khadija Dawn Carryl Glo up with Khadija of HennaSooq. Khadija has over 10 years experience with henna and natural hair care, and has been practicing body art as a professional henna artist since 2005. Khadija will teach us about the power of the henna plants beauty and healing from inside and out. Through learning how to mix henna paste together, we’ll discover the rituals of henna in life, love and energy healing. 2:15 - 3:00pmGet Me Goddess Bodied! with Angela Elizabeth  Glo up with Angela Elizabeth, founder of Goddess Body Inc., as she leads a workshop discussing the holistic causes of ill-mental/emotional & physical health, & natural solutions (such as the Goddess Body Detox™, plant based health/beauty/Feminine hygiene, practical holistic regimens, etc.) that heal & exalt the divine feminine spirit, mind & body. 3:00 - 3:30pmNourishing The Goddess: Sacred Sexuality & Yoni Yoga Workshop with Sole'  Glo up with Sole as she explores foundational basics of nourishing our goddess-selves through the practice of Sacred Sexuality, empowering the Sacred Womb, and healing modalities that can be used to connect more deeply with our sexual energy in order to alchemically transmute it into healing, creative and spiritual power. We will practice strengthening our womb/heart connection, attuning our subtle body energies, harmonizing and balancing masculine and feminine energies, strengthening the pelvic floor, increasing Qi and manifesting from essence as opposed to ego. The practices we will explore are rooted in Taoist and Tantric philosophies and have the power to transform and heal us mind, body and soul. This workshop is part lecture, part practicum so please dress comfortably in clothes you can move in and if you're wearing a dress or skirt, please bring shorts or leggings to put underneath. Sole' is a 300 hr Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Womb Sauna Practitioner, Reiki Master, Black Belt in Kung Fu, Clinical Herbalist, Sacred Medicine Woman Wellness Coach, Belly Dancer, Birth Doula, Inner Shakti Pre Natal Yoga teacher, Red Tent Facilitator, Jade Temple Initiate, student of Shri Param Eswaran (Tantra teacher and Father of Para-Tan Inner Shakti Yoga, Master of the Living Goddess Tradition and founder of the first Mahavidya Temple in Tamil Nadu, South India) She is also an intuitive Tarot Reader and has a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. In addition to her healing work, she is a hip-hop and spoken word artist offering high vibrational sound and conscious lyrics.  3:30 - 3:45pmGoddess Goodies - Vendors Open  Shop with our amazing Goddess Glo Up Vendors who have traveled near and far to present their beautiful creations and offerings. The Goddess Glo Up thanks each and every one of these Goddesses for participating, and are excited to return the support! Show up, Glo up, and don't forget to leave with beautiful Goddess Goodies! 3:45 - 4:30pmMindful Perspective Alchemy with Megan  Glo Up with Megan, founder of The Honey Pot (Durham, NC).  Megan founded The Honey Pot after life forced her to choose where her energy was best invested.  Megan is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Motivational Healer who employs a Mindful, Natural, Integrated and Intentional approach to reproductive and Holistic Health. She is passionate about educating on ways we can reconnect with our Higher Selves by performing perspective alchemy and learn to see the infinite opportunities surrounding us at all times. 4:30 - 5:15pmCrystal Healing & Manifestation Workshop with Reign Global Glo up with Reign Global as she shares inspirational personal stories about how she manifested love, art, people, experiences and personal assurance into her life using crystals, visualization, and more!  5:15 - 6:00pmGoddess Circle & Closing Ceremony with Hadiiya Barbel Goddess Glo Up creator, Hadiiya Barbel, will lead our final workshop entitled "What If You Just Turned Your Magic All The Way Fuck On!?" and our closing Goddess Circle ceremony.  6:00 - 6:30pmGoddess Goodies - Vendors Open Shop with our amazing Goddess Glo Up Vendors who have traveled near and far to present their beautiful creations and offerings. The Goddess Glo Up thanks each and every one of these Goddesses for participating, and are excited to return the support! Show up, Glo up, and don't forget to leave with beautiful Goddess Goodies! 8:00pmVIP Ceremony with Hadiiya Barbel Hadiiya will host a special intimate Moon Circle featuring a surprise workshop and Sound Therapy with a limited amount of spots open! All Goddesses will recieve discount offers & goodies! Stay tuned for more updates! FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Age Requirement 18 and over What can I bring into the event? Must bring Yoga mats and wear white How can I contact the organizer with any questions? [email protected] What's the refund policy? NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES   

Mar 24, 2018 12:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC ENDOMARCH 2018Please join Team Washington, DC for the 5th Annual Worldwide EndoMarch (WASHINGTON, DC), taking place at Howard University College of Medicine, in Washington, DC. The event is free and open to all. Please see updated program start times and details below. WASHINGTON, DC ENDOMARCH WHO:   DC EndoMarch Host, Howard University School of Medicine WHAT: Washington, DC 2018 Worldwide Endometriosis March (EndoMarch) WHEN DATE: Saturday, March 24, 2018WHEN TIME: 12 noon - 4 pm (Symposium) | 4 pm - 7 pm (Walk & Post-Walk Social)WHERE: Howard Univ. College of Medicine, 520 W Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059 DIRECTIONSThe Washington, DC EndoMarch takes place at the Howard University College of Medicine, located at 520 W Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20059. IMPORTANT NOTE:Just bear in mind that this location is about 3 blocks away from the main Howard University campus (about a 6 minute walk, per Google Maps). Click here for directions to Howard University's main campus parking lot.  Once at the main campus, walk south on 6th Street, NW for 3 blocks, and then turn left at W Street NW. The entrance to the College of Medicine will be on your right side. PARKING For those who are driving, you can park for free in the main Howard University campus parking lot. Street parking is available on 6th Street NW if the Howard University main campus parking lot is full, though this is unlikely. Click here for the driving directions to the parking lot on the main campus of Howard University. METRO The Metro stop nearest to Howard University College of Medicine is the Shah-Howard Univ. Green Line stop. The Yellow Line also serves the area during off-peak hours. Click here for Google Map directions on how to get from the Shah-Howard Univ. Metro stop to Howard University College of Medicine. HOTELS Click here for a list of hotels that offer discounts for visitors to Howard University. Click here for a list of other hotels near to Howard University College of Medicine. IMPORTANT NOTE: MARCH FOR OUR LIVES EVENT HAPPENING SAME DAYThe March for our Lives march & rally is taking place on the same day as our DC EndoMarch. Estimated crowds could be a large as 100k people or more. Our event and walk will not be impacted too much by this unexpected development, except that times may be off slightly due to increased traffic and tightened security measures. Traveling by car may be too time-consuming due to expected gridlock conditions. Therefore, do take time to look into traveling by Metro, which will have increased trains available. Lyft drivers will also be providing free rides to all DC visitors for the day of Saturday, March 24th. So, take a moment to install the Lyft app if you don't already have it. We will keep providing updates and travel advisory notices to help manage this unexpected development. For now, click here for a very useful list of travel tips for helping to navigate around large DC crowds.  WHY WE ENDOMARCHMILLIONS SUFFER AS DEVASTATING DISEASE STILL LARGELY IGNORED Despite the millions of women and girls around the world who live in unbearable anguish because of endometriosis, the disease continues to be one of the most urgent yet ignored public health issues of our time. That’s why you’ll see thousands of endometriosis sufferers and supporters from around the world marching in the streets this coming March 24th, to send the message loud & clear that endometriosis is not just a ‘bad period’, but one of the most serious, potentially incapacitating chronic diseases women and girls can face in their lifetimes. 200 MILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS (1 IN 10) DESERVE BETTERLet’s be the generation that ends this nightmare once and for all. TIME IS UP. SOMETHING MUST CHANGE. #Endometriosis #EndoMarch2018 #EndoMarchDC2018 #1in10 

Apr 02, 2018 7:00 PM

Join us for an evening of exciting talks from Data Science Industry leaders and experts, followed by enough time for few beers, pizza and networking. We look forward to seeing you there! If you would like to get in touch with us for getting involved, please write us an email: [email protected] 

Apr 19, 2018 8:30 AM

Your team wants to build better software, faster. We want to help. That’s why we're bringing Constellation to Washington DC. Join us for a one-day event that brings together enterprise and agency leaders, GitHub customers and local innovators who are transforming the way their teams build software. Join us the night before at EXPLORE to hear from the area's top tech and community leaders, and meet fellow builders at this one-of-kind community event.

Apr 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Hear from Washington DC's top tech and community leaders, and meet fellow builders at this one-of-kind community conference. We’ll spend an evening exploring what’s new, what’s to come, and how you can get involved. Join us the next day at ALIGN for a one-day event that brings together team leaders at local enterprises and agencies to discuss what (and how) they’re using GitHub at work. 

Mar 17, 2018 11:00 AM

OUR DC DRAG BRUNCH IS HANDS DOWN THE LIVELIEST DRAG BRUNCH OF DUPONT CIRCLE!  COME SEE WHAT THE FUSS IS ABOUT AND WHY BITCHES WHO BRUNCH VOTED US AS THE "BEST PARTY" BRUNCH OF DC FOR 2015! DC DRAG BRUNCH ONLY TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAYS AT DIRTY MARTINI.  You Will Have Over The Top Entertainment By Our Celebrity Impersonators Such As Tina Turner, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Barbara Streisand, Rihanna And More Hosted By DC's Legendary Monet Dupree. Want To Celebrate Your Bachelorette Party, Anniversary, Birthday Or Any Occasion With Us? Let Us Know At [email protected] Seat Reservations For Our Buffet Brunch Are Booked Up Quickly And Are Very Limited So Make Your Reservations Now!  The Main Focus Of Our Brunch Is Our Amazing DRAG Show Entertainment. In Addition To Our Fabulous Show, We Provide You With An All You Can Eat Buffet Brunch & Complimentary Mimomas. The Total Cost Is $40 Which Includes Tax & Gratuity. You Can Make Reservations Now And Pay Upon Your Arrival At The Door. However, Please Keep In Mind That It Will Be 1st Come 1st Served Seating For This Option So Seating Is Not Guaranteed. If You Prefer To Guarantee Your Seats Please Visit Our Website @ www.dcdragbrunch.com To Make A $20 Deposit Which Of Course Will Be Applied Towards Your Total $40 Admission Fee. If You Have A Group Larger Than 6 People Or You Want To Reserve For A Future Date Not Provided In Our Link Please Contact Us At [email protected]  Please Bring Cash Only For All Payments At The Door. This Event Is Sponsored By Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey & Powered By DJ India Events. #thingstodo #touristattraction #dragbrunch #washingtondc #brunch #restaurant #birthday #bachelorette #dc

Apr 21, 2018 10:00 AM

  Black Expo America 2018 - Washington, DC offers businesses and organizations numerous ways to connect with consumers. With a goal in mind to educate and uplift our growing, diverse community, Black Expo America highlights the culture in many different areas.  Black Expo America 2018 - Washington, DC offers a chance for partners and visitors to experience premiere arts and entertainment, youth and family activities and programs, business networking, healthy living, education and more.   As a Black Expo America 2018 - Washington, DC exhibitor, you will not only experience the excitement of diverse cultures, but you will also experience positive brand awareness before 100's of event attendees and thousands more through print and online advertising for your organization as well. As a contributor, your company will help our team to deliver year-round business, youth, family and social programs and events to serve our communities better.  On behalf of the executive team and staff, we thank you in advance for your support and for being a partner of Black Expo America 2018 - Washington, DC. Please do not hesitate to call regarding any questions on your company’s participation in this great event. Our Exhibitors come from various backgrounds: Insurance / Fitness / Nutrition / Technology / Colleges / Universities / Health / Employment / Clothing / Hair Care / Beauty/ Fragrances / Work From Home / Household Items / Construction / Credit Counseling / Banking / Self-Defense / Music / Churches / Computers / Internet / Fashions / Books / Child Care / Self-Improvement / Jewelry / Authors / Fashion / Not-for-Profit / Civic / Fitness For more information on being a sponsor or exhibitor send an email to [email protected]   EXHIBITOR BOOTH RESERVATIONS All exhibitor booth reservations are binding and non-cancelable. They may, however, be transferred with prior approval from Black Expo America Inc. and only for equal or lesser value. All transfer arrangements are the responsibility of the vendor. Black Expo America Inc. reserves the right to approve or not approve exhibitor applications.

Mar 22, 2018 10:30 AM

Vermilion Talent Career Community Find your People! Have you been thinking about searching for work outside the home or are you perhaps avoiding thinking about it? Have you had a career break due to raising a family, elder care or other circumstances?  Join us to support each other, provide accountability, find the resources and build the networks we need as women finding our way to the next step in our careers. Space is limited. Please sign up to attend.   For More Information, please contact Vermilion Talent Career Angel:Tammy [email protected]   For more details about Vermilion Talent, visit www.vermiliontalent.com  The Art of Career Re-Entry  By registering for this event, you will be automatically subscribed to the Vermilion Talent mailing list.  If you are unable to attend, but would like information on future events, subscribe to our list at  www.vermiliontalent.com