THE QUICK & DIRTY CLASSY ST. PATTY WEEKEND HITLIST

Well lasses and laddies if it isn’t the  weekend we’ve all been waiting for AKA St. Patty’s Edition,  where the rivers run green and the beers taste exactly the same except they always put that weird  green dye in them like #nothankyou.

Anyway, without further ado I will get you guys all informed for your awesome holiday weekend hit list, so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!


St. Patrick’s Day for Whisky Lovers

Tomorrow 2 PM · The Watergate Hotel

If you love a good whiskey tasting and class then you are going to be super stoked for the Watergate Hotel’s  St Patrick’s Day themed event this Saturday afternoon.

Guests will be greeted with not just a welcoming drink but will get to enjoy three Irish whiskeys, paired with hors d’oeuvres  for some fun sipping and learning.

Guests are also encouraged to wear green and if you’re interested in this awesome event then you can head to Eventbrite or their Facebook page to purchase a ticket. The event is obviously 21 and over and tickets cost $59 a piece.



Community Forum: Women and Environmental Leadership

Tomorrow 11 AM · National Education Association Headquarters

Perhaps for St. Patrick’s Day your less interested in  overindulgence and something more along the lines of community leadership floats your boat. Perhaps you’re one of those super annoying individual is that loves to make everyone look way worse than you just by proximity  to your sheer existence (don’t worry — I can totally relate).

So, my point is that the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum is hosting  this awesome for him which is looking to bring together a national network of women who have “ lead environmental efforts in their communities, organizations and governmental agencies.”

This forum will host an open discussion that will explore their professional journeys and  give attendees greater insight into various best practices, reflections and leadership lessons. It will also feature a robust panel which includes Leslie Fields of the Sierra Club, Irma Munoz of Mujeres de la Tierra, Cynthia Peurifoy — formerly U.S. EPA Region 4 Office of Environmental Justice (retired) — and Effie Turnbull Sanders of the South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone.

Interested individuals can register online or call 202.633.4844 for this kid-friendly event.


The “Reel-life” Warriors of Wakanda Tour

Tomorrow 11 AM · Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Tomorrow morning from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. all my Marvel’s Black Panther  Enthusiasts will be excited to find that the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art is hosting  a special docent-led tour that will be exploring “ historical artistic influences that inspired the Afrofuturistic warriors of Wakanda on the big screen”.

This awesome event  is being held for a limited time only and is a fun and interactive tour that is perfect for individuals of all ages. Even better is that it’s free and open to the public. #YassKween!


Frantz Fanon Master Class with Prof. Lewis Gordon

Tomorrow 9 AM · Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is hosting an awesome lecture featuring Dr. Lewis Gordon, Professor of Philosophy at UCONN-Stors. Professor Gordon is a highly esteemed academic and author and he will be discussing several key themes surrounding the Revolutionary works of Frantz Fannon. Fanon was a Martinican “Psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary and writer” whose works are extremely influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism.

This  Master Class features open discourse and addresses Fanon’s response to “critical questions of human conditions, freedom and justice”, as well as  his ideas for contemporary global politics and how his thoughts are debated in contemporary popular culture.

This Georgetown University sponsored class is free to the public but does require pre-registration.


Kids in the Castle

Tomorrow 11 AM · Heurich House Museum

For those of you interested in more kid-friendly events, fret not because we are bringing you the Heurich House Museum’s  Awesome kid-friendly art event. The Heurich mansion is a “magical castle to explore” And every few months this event encourages kids and their families to wander around the place at their own pace and compete an awesome activities such as a self-guided tour, and scavenger hunts where individuals can claim prizes.

If you’re interested in the event just be aware that a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted and guests are expected to arrive at the Museum anytime between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


So there you have it! The quick and dirty classy St. Patty’s weekend hitlist. Also, stay tuned in for my next post comin’ in fresh and hot detailing awesome events for next week’s workweek. After all — what’s life without happy hour and the occasional workday where you’re running on 4 hours of sleep…

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