A Speakeasy Evening: Black in the Cosmos: Claiming OUR Space
- Wednesday, October 11, 2023
- 7:00pm - 11:00pm
About This Event
Inspired by the speakeasy clubs of the Harlem Renaissance, which were welcoming and inclusive places for all, the Museum invites you into a space that welcomes LGBTQ+ African Americans (and allies) of all gender identities and orientations.
This year’s program is inspired by the Museum’s exhibition, Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures. During the evening you can explore the exhibition and attend a panel discussion about Afrofuturism. There will also be music, art making, light fare and liquid refreshment. The evening will end with a dance party with the marvelous DJ MIM. Please feel free to come dressed in your best Afrofuturistic attire.
Featured Guests include:
DC’s own High Priestess of Love, Queen of the Shameless Plug, and Empress of Pride – Rayceen Pendarvis
Author, Afrofuturist, Director – Ytasha Womack – whose new book Black Panther: A Cultural Exploration will be available for purchase.
Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.