Discover #TheMovesDMV - 10 Virtual/IRL Events in the DMV (1/3 - 1/10)

We're back with our weekly curation of community events and things to do. These safe spaces cater to the black community by providing places for shopping, enrichment, and exploration. As we are entering the new year, we have a mix of celebrations and empowerment sessions to get you ready for 2021.

Check back every week for the updated list.

1/3 - 1 Billion Black Founders: Join our Launcher Program Become a Founder

As black founders themselves, they would like to see more great startups founded by fellow black people. So Waxdale was built to assist entrepreneurs in pursuing their dream of launching and operating successful businesses. They want you to take a leap of faith and launch yours, they have the ecosystem and infrastructure to help you.

Join their daily online webinar where they explain who they are and how they can assist you!

Price: Free

Location: Online

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

Sign Up: Click here

1/3 - Thrifty Sunday Funday Pop Up Shop

Join in EVERY FIRST SUNDAY for this Thrift Pop Up Shop. It will have some of the DMV’s best vintage and contemporary consignment shops under one roof.

Grab your face mask and your good girlfriends to enjoy this amazing event where you will be sure to score something new to you to rock.

Location: Sole Girl Fashion Market - 8309 Old Branch Avenue Clinton, MD 20735

Price: Free

Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

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1/5 - DC Get Together with Darlene Swaffar

Join Fellow Patriots and have some great Mediterranean Cuisine in Alexandria, VA.

Location: 1118 King St Alexandria, VA 22314

Price: Free

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

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1/5 - Pole Twerk + Heels w/ Marina

A fun ratchet Pole class taught in a tasteful manner. This is the start of your Pole & Heels Journey. Class starts with a warm-up then you will learn a pole routine consisting of foundational moves of pole including spins, sexy dance transitions, floor work, and more! Learn at your own pace and take this class as often as you like. Want to feel confident strutting in your Stilettos? Learn weekly dance sequences in heels that will not only get you comfortable in heels but take your sexy movement UP to another level.

Location: LoveJones Fitness 6910 4th Street NW Washington, DC 20012

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

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1/5 - Own a CBD Online Dispensary (Live Weekly Webinar)

Join these entrepreneurial live webinars are every Tuesday night. You will receive a calendar invite to the email address provided in this registration. Accept calendar invite from me Beatrice Foster email to receive webinar link, passcode, and updates as they occur. Check your SPAM/JUNK folder.

Location: Online

Price: Free

Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST

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1/6 - In All Things: A Preview In Time

Buck! invites you to view his latest work."In All Things: A Preview In Time"

A limited capacity show featuring new works and some favorites from his portfolio. Friday, January 1st through Saturday, January 30th at Art of Noize. Register for the day and time that you would like to attend and we will see you soon. Note: Facemask required.

Price: Free

Location: Art of Noize 821 Upshur St. NW, Rear, #2 Washington, DC 20011

Time: 11:00 - 2:30PM EST

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1/7 - Free Virtual Yoga All Levels with Asha Rao — DC

Join us for 60 minutes of free virtual online yoga with Asha! All levels welcome! Free Yoga Class and friendly Online Yoga for Beginners. This event is a live stream platform specifically devoted to yoga and fitness classes. And there are Free Yoga and Online Yoga classes every week.

Location: Online

Price: Free

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

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1/7 - BYOB Candle Making Workshop

Enjoy a session of candle making fun! Under the guidance of our experienced instructor, each attendee will pour a full-size 7 oz., scented candle in a glass vessel. Attendees will have a chance to choose from over 60 different scents before making their very own candles.

Price: $40

Location: FSC Workshop - 5805 Silver Hill Road B1 District Heights, MD 20747

Time: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

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12/30 - 1/10 - Light Yards

The Yards is bringing back Light Yards for its fifth year at the Sundeck! While this year has looked very different, Light Yards will continue its tradition as an opportunity to celebrate the holidays in a fun, safe way during a time when many holiday traditions and events have been canceled. The annual holiday installation will feature the​ premiere​ of the installation “Stars” by Australian-based immersive light design sculptors ​Amigo & Amigo​. TThis free-to-all installation will begin on December 7th and be illuminated nightly from 6-10 pm at The Yards.

Price: Free

Location: Online

Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm EST

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1/10 - In-Person Class: Classic French Macarons

Be transported to the patisseries of Paris with this classic French Macaron class! No experience is required! We provide all the equipment and ingredients, which are easy to find at local markets if you don’t already have them in your home kitchen. Their events are casual and meant to be fun and instructive, not hardcore. This class is designed to be just as fun for the baking enthusiast who wants to be a part of every step as it is for the first-timer who’s happier observing and assisting (or taste-testing). You will work with other students in groups of 2-4. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in, especially if you’re part of a large group.

Price: $59

Location: The Board Room VA 925 North Garfield Street Arlington, VA 22201

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

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Lastly Street Smart Collaborative is raising funds for their first Black-owned Gift Box. Our Black Gift Box hopes to advance the mission of supporting underserved communities by curating and selling a selection of goods from local black-owned businesses while serving as an advertisement for small businesses.

Donate to our cause through our GoFundMe here!

In addition to the events listed above, make sure you don't miss our monthly podcast #SafeSpaceSaturday here:

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