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Only official DC Black Pride events are listed on this page. If an event is not listed below, it is not an officially recognized DCBP event. All events being held in the Grand Hyatt Washington (host hotel) are complimentary unless otherwise noted.

Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28 are the official DCBP 2018 dates. There are some special pre- and post-DCBP events. Events, times and locations are subject to change.

Social Events and Parties

Social events and parties are a very important part of DCBP. CBE has partnered with several organizations to provide various social events and parties. The social events and parties are planned and managed by the organization listed. If an event, social event or party is not listed on this page, it is not an official DC Black Pride event. Partner organizations are:

Female Parties

Male Parties


TBA

 
TBA   2018 DC Black Pride Awards Reception

TBA
» $10

Wednesday, May 23

 
7 p.m. – 2 a.m.   Wicked Wednesday - DC Pride Kickoff (Wet Dreamz The Luxury Edition)

Wicked Wednesday FELT Lounge at MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino, 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, Md. 20745
» $10; Free with DWP Party Pass

Thursday, May 24

     
7 p.m. - Midnight   Welcome to The District “UNLEASHED” Happy Hour
Venue TBD
     
9:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.   Genesis Chapter X (Supreme Fantasy)

GenesisBarcode, 1101 17th St NW, WDC 20036

Two DJs, 10 Dancers, 500 Men.
General Pass Distribution #1
 
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.   The Set Up - Welcome to DC Party (Wet Dreamz The Luxury Edition)

The Set UPPower Nightclub, 2335 Bladensburg Rd NE, WDC 20018

» $10; Free with DWP Party Pass

Early bird party pass pickup.

Friday, May 25

     
12 – 9 p.m.   Pride Hospitality Area & Concierge Desk Open

Grand Hyatt Washington
 
12 p.m. – 1 a.m.   Game Room Open

Grand Hyatt Washington
 
3 – 9 p.m.   Happy Hour/Meet & Greet Happy Hour/Meet & Greet (Wet Dreamz The Luxury Edition)

Happy HourGrand Hyatt Washington

Official party pass pickup. 
5 – 9 p.m.   The Pregame Happy Hour (Supreme Fantasy)
Venue TBA

General Pass Distribution #2
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   DC Black Pride Opening Reception

Grand Hyatt Washington
» Complimentary
 
8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
(Check in begins
at 7:30 p.m.)
  LGBTQ Speed Dating/Networking

Grand Hyatt Washington
» Complimentary
10 p.m. –  4 a.m.   The 3,000 Men Big Bang Mega Party (Supreme Fantasy)

The 3,000 Men Big Bang Mega PartyKarma, 2221 Adams Pl NE, WDC 20018

Featuring Jazmine Sullivan. 3 DJs, 15 Dancers.
 
10:30 p.m. – 5 a.m.   We Love Dem Boyz Rock The Block All Male Super Party 5000 Men Pride Takeover (Wet Dreamz The Luxury Edition)

We Love Dem Boyz Rock The Block All Male Super Party Club Elevate, 15 K St NE, WDC 20002
» $20 before midnight; Free with DWP Party Pass


Female rapper Dreamdoll performing live.
Special guest Shangela from Rupaul's Drag Race Allstars.
DJ Sedrick (DC). DJ Maestro (ATL). MC Brandon Anthony (LA)
 
11 p.m. –  3 a.m.   Friday Night Lights (Unleashed DC 2018)

Bistro Bistro, 1727 Connecticut Ave NW, WDC 20009
» Advance Tickets: $15 | Door: $20 before 12 a.m., $25 after

Two floors. Two Bars. Three DJs.

Saturday, May 26

     
9:30 a.m. –  2 :30 p.m.   Grown Folks Speak Out Ii: Elders World Café – Washington, DC and Beyond
presented by Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc.

Grand Hyatt Washington

Includes light breakfast and lunch.

This year’s event, the World Café is again being produced in conjunction with the Center for Black Equity and will provide a vehicle for LGBTQ/SGL seniors (and others) from Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and North Carolina, and beyond, to share their unique experiences and opinions on issues of aging, spirituality, housing, caregiving, isolation, and discrimination. Mary’s House for Older Adults will capture the lived experiences of older, Black Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer/same-gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL), who came of age during a time before people began living openly, when being LGBTQ was often misunderstood and grounds for fear, harassment, discrimination and even death. For more information contact Mr. George Kerr at George@giiiassociates.com.
 
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.   Pride Hospitality Area & Concierge Desk Open

Grand Hyatt Washington
 
11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.   Workshops Session One

Grand Hyatt Washington
» Complimentary

 
12 p.m. – 1 a.m.   Game Room Open

Grand Hyatt Washington, Independence Level
» Complimentary
 
12:30 – 1:50 p.m.   Workshops Session Two

Grand Hyatt Washington
» Complimentary

 
1 – 4 p.m.   Literary Café: Remembering James Baldwin One of the Pioneering Literary Voices in our Community
hosted by Marcel Emerson

Marcel EmersonLocation: Grand Hyatt Washington
Price: Complimentary




2 – 7:15 p.m.   Film Festival

Grand Hyatt Washington
» Complimentary
2 – 9 p.m.   Baewatch - Legendary Chill Out Day Party (Wet Dreamz The Luxury Edition)

BaewatchThe Park at Fourteenth, 920 14th St NW, WDC 20005
» $20 before 4 p.m.; Free with DWP Party Pass


Hosted by Jeffrey Jand Milan Christopher
3 – 10 p.m.   Candyland (Unleashed DC 2018)

Stadium Nightclub, 2127 Queens Chapel Road, NE DC 20018
» Advanced Tickets: $12 | Door: $15


Music By 5 of the hottest DJs.
 
3:30 – 7 p.m.   6th Annual Party with a Purpose Old School Dance Party
presented by Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc.

Grand Hyatt Washington
» Donation: $40 advance | $50 at the door.
Purchase tickets at maryshouseDC2018.eventbrite.com. Benefits the production of safe, affordable and inclusive housing in WDC.


Featuring Light Buffet at 4 p.m., West Coast Swing Dance, DJ Lady D, silent auction and cash bar.
 
4 – 9:30 p.m.  

Royal Men In White Super Party (Supreme Fantasy)

SAX Restaurant and Lounge, 734 11th St NW, WDC 20001

Royal Men In White Super Party

Featuring KeKe Wyatt performing live. 2 DJs, 10 Dancers.

 
7 – 9 p.m.   Poetry Slam
Hosted by Mary Bowman. Presented in collaboration with Honey-Coated Nightlife

Grand Hyatt Washington
» Complimentary


Royal Men In White Super Party

Poet sign up is 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
10 p.m. – 4 a.m.   The Culture: Men N White - The World's Largest Hip Hop Party (Wet Dreamz The Luxury Edition)

Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, WDC 20018
» $20 before midnight; Free with DWP Party Pass

The Culture
Mario performing live. Hosted by Tyson Beckford and David McIntosh.
 
10 p.m. – 4 a.m.   The 5,000 Men Supreme Fantasy Mega Party (Supreme Fantasy)

The 5,000 Men Supreme Fantasy Mega PartyBliss Super Club, 2221 24th Pl NE, WDC 20018

4 floors with 4 Super DJs. 20 Dancers. Performance by major national recording artist TBA.
 
11 p.m. –  4 am.   The Mega Women’s Event(Unleashed DC 2018)

Howard Theater, 620 T St NW, WDC 20001
» Advance Tickets: General Admission $20, VIP $30 | Door: General Admission $30, VIP $40


Celebrity DJs and hosts TBA.
 
3 a.m. –  until   The Red Eye After Hours (Supreme Fantasy)

Venue TBA

Sunday, May 27

     
9 – 11 a.m.   Interfaith Worship Service

Grand Hyatt Washington
» Complimentary
 
12 – 4 p.m.   Communities Building Communities Pride Brunch
presented by Honey Coated Nightlyfe

Location: Cheers @ The Big Chair, 2122 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, WDC 20020
Price: $40–$50 | Purchase tickets at bpt.me/event/3396966.


The 5,000 Men Supreme Fantasy Mega Party Join Honey-Coated NightLyfe for a day of brunch on the patio, community and conversation. Gather at the historic Cheers at The Big Chair, enjoy the brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas and more! Meet community leader and Council woman-at-large candidate, Dionne Reeder. Learn about LOTUS Girl Workshops and enroll your pre-teen and teen in their summer enrichment program. There will even be opportunities to register to vote. This edition of Honey-Coated Nightlyfe is for the community, with the community in the community. We Are Proud!
     
1 – 9 p.m.   Cultural Arts & Wellness Festival (Epic Live)

TBA
» $20 before 3 p.m.
 
1 – 9 p.m.   Epic Live (Wet Dreamz The Luxury Edition)

The Bullpen at Half Street Fairgrounds, 1201 Half St SE, WDC 20003
» $20 before 3 p.m.; Free with DWP Party Pass

Epic Live

Ginuwine performing live with special guest Bobby Lytes, hosted by The Prince of Miami and a star studded stage show with live DJ, food trucks, multiple bars, frozen drinks and more.
 
4 – 9:30 p.m.   The Annual Manhunt Day Party (Supreme Fantasy)

The Annual Manhunt Day PartyUltrabar, 911 F St NW, WDC 20004

10 Sexy Dancers. 1,000+ Men.
 
4 – 10 p.m.   The Finale: DC Black Pride 2018 Closeout (Unleashed DC 2018)

Avery's Bar and Lounge, 1370 H St NE, WDC 20002
» $10

 
8 p.m. –  4 a.m.   Men N Demand Super Party - Daryl Wilson Sundays @ Park (Wet Dreamz The Luxury Edition)

Men N Demand Super Party
The Park at Fourteenth, 920 14th St NW, WDC 20005
» $20 before 10 p.m.; Free with DWP Party Pass
 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Match! The National Traffic Light Hookup Party (Supreme Fantasy)

Genesis Decades DC, 1219 Connecticut Ave NW, WDC 20036

National recording artist performance TBA. 4 Floors, 4 DJs. 15 Dancers. 3,000 Men.

Monday, May 28

 
12 – 7 p.m.   Daryl Wilson presents The Outdoor Festival in The Park

The Outdoor Fetival in the ParkFort Dupont Park, 3600 Minnesota Ave SE, WDC 20019
» Complimentary and open to all; Free food for DWP Party Pass holders

Stage show produced by Theresa Beavers Jackson
Food, vendors and more.
Vendors must use the DCBP vending application to participate.
 
4 – 9 p.m.   The Rooftop Party (Supreme Fantasy)
Eden Lounge DC, 1716 I St NW, WDC 20006
 
8 p.m. –  2 a.m.   Take It Off - Dance Party (Wet Dreamz The Luxury Edition)

Take It Off - Dance Party Ziegfeld's/Secrets, 1824 Half St SW, WDC 20024
» $10 all night; Free with DWP Party Pass
 
9 p.m. –  2 a.m.   The Legendary Meatloaf Apocalypse Chapter X (Supreme Fantasy)
Stadium Club, 2127 Queens Chapel Rd NE, WDC 20018

2 DJs, 15 Dancers. 1,000+ Men

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Center for Black Equity