Black History Month Events Happening This Weekend

February 28, 2020
Black History Month may be coming to an end, but you can still celebrate.

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Just because Black History Month is coming to an end, that doesn't mean you can't use the last few days to celebrate.

We've compiled a list of some of the events happening across the DMV this weekend.

Friday, February 28:

Cocktails & Conversation: Black History Month Edition - Busboys and Poets in Anacostia is hosting a night with Marie Smith, J.D., co-author of "Experiences with Racism: Narratives from Black Educators". The free event will begin at 5 p.m.

Saturday, February 29:

Black To The Future Festival - This celebration of Black culture and art will be held at Anacostia Arts Center. From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 you can enjoy visual art, entertainment, literature, cooking demonstrations and the Melanin Market, which will feature several vendors of Black owned businesses. The event is free and you can register here.

Arlington's Feel the Heritage Festival - For nearly 28 years Arlington, Virginia has been celebrating the city's historically African-American neighborhoods with the Feel the Heritage Festival. Saturday's event will be no different. From 1 to 6 p.m. you and your family can enjoy live music, activities for kids, a cook-off and view the Hall of History, which will showcase photos and artifacts from historically African-American neighborhoods and organizations. The free event will be held at Charles Drew Community Center. 

Black History Month Scavanger Hunt - A scavenger hunt will be held at The National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is $15 and the first place winners will recieve a prize.

Black History Month Game Night - HalfSmoke is hosting a game night on Saturday at 6 p.m. Participants are invited to test their knowledge of Black culture with a few rounds of #BlackCardRevoked. You can register here.

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