May 21, 2015 at 8:41 am EST | by Staff reports
Black Pride events calendar
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Us Helping Us Picnic at Fort Dupont Park (Washington Blade file photo by Damien Salas)

FRIDAY

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Opening reception

Grand Hyatt Washington

 

4-9 p.m.

The Warm Up Happy Hour

The Bachelors Mill (1104 8th St S.E.)

Presented by Omega Entertainment & Daryl Wilson Promotions

 

Noon-9 p.m.

Hospitality Suite open

Grand Hyatt Washington

 

Noon-1 a.m.

Game Room open

Grand Hyatt Washington

 

8:30-10:30 p.m.

Speed Dating/Networking

Grand Hyatt Washington

 

9 p.m.-4 a.m.

Annual 5000 Men Pride Mega Party

Bliss (2122 24th Pl N.E.)

Presented by Omega Entertainment & Daryl Wilson Promotions

Saturday

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Hospitality Suite open

Grand Hyatt Washington

 

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Workshop: Can We Do It Standing Up First?

Grand Hyatt Washington

Presenter: Angie Harvey, growth advisor

 

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m

Workshop: “Mandate: What’s in it for you?”

Grand Hyatt Washington

Moderator: Ken J. Pettigrew and Terrance Payton

 

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Workshops

Grand Hyatt Washington

“Another Closet?: Living Openly with HIV”

Moderator: Aron Cobbs, community educator, Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund

DENIM Presents “ILLUMENATIONS: A nation of Illuminated men”

Presenters: Travis Wise, Maurice Eckstein and Marko Covington

MJ Harris Financial Workshop

Presenter: Malcolm “MJ” Harris

PrEP

Presenters: Robert E Graham IV and Jamal Redman, Us Helping Us, People into Living Inc.

 

Noon-1 p.m.

Game Room open

Grand Hyatt Washington

 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Writer’s Forum

Grand Hyatt Washington

 

3-7 p.m.

Film Festival

Grand Hyatt Washington

Featured film: “Bait”

 

3-9 p.m.

The Chill Out Ultimate Day Party

The Park at Fourteenth (920 14th St N.W.)

Presented by Omega Entertainment & Daryl Wilson Promotions

 

7-9 p.m.

Poetry Slam hosted by ButtaflySoul

Grand Hyatt Washington

 

9 p.m.-4 a.m.

The Encore Mega Party

Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, WDC 20018

Presented by Omega Entertainment and Daryl Wilson Promotions

 

3-4 a.m.

Insomniac Mega After-Party

2221 Adams Pl N.E.

Presented by Omega Entertainment and Daryl Wilson Promotions

Sunday

9-11 a.m.

Interfaith Service

Grand Hyatt Washington

 

Noon-6 p.m.

Cultural Arts & Wellness Festival

Francis-Stevens Educational Campus (2425 N St. N.W.)

Outside — near Dupont Circle

 

3-10 p.m.

Mega Day Party featuring K Michelle

Washington Convention Center Main Ballroom (801 Mt Vernon Pl N.W.)

Presented by Omega Entertainment and Daryl Wilson Promotions

 

10 p.m.-5 a.m.

Men N Demand Mega Party

The Park at Fourteenth (920 14th St N.W.)

Presented by Omega Entertainment and Daryl Wilson Promotions

Monday

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Annual Us Helping Us Picnic at the Park (Free and Open to All)

Fort Dupont Park, 3600 Minnesota Ave SE, WDC 20019

 

7 p.m.

“Mighty Real: a Fabulous Sylvester Musical”

Howard Theatre

 

9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Last Call, the Grand Finale

Stadium Club (2127 Queens Chapel Rd. N.E.)

Presented by Omega Entertainment and Daryl Wilson Promotions

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