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5 top community and culture events in Washington this weekend

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By Hoodline - Published on May 09, 2019.

Looking to get out into the community this weekend?

From embassy open houses to funk parades, there's plenty to do when it comes to community and cultural events coming up in Washington. Read on for a rundown.

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The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C. - Free Guided Walking Tour

From the event description:

This event is a free educational and entertaining two-hour guided walking tour focused on Underground Railroad activities in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Attendees will also learn about local slavery and emancipation history, both of which provide an important context for understanding the Underground Railroad.

When: Friday, May 10, 6-8 p.m.
Where: African Art Museum, 950 Independence Ave. SW.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Evening at the Embassy of Ethiopia

From the event description:

Join us as we present a special evening in this majestic embassy and celebrate Ethiopian culture through food, drink, entertainment, art, film and our friendly diplomatic hosts. 

When: Friday, May 10, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Embassy of Ethiopia, 3506 International Drive NW.
Admission: $58
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

European Union Embassy Open House

From the event description:

The Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassies of the EU Member States to the United States will open their doors to the Washington public during the EU Embassies’ Open House Day. Each participating embassy will open their doors to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., offering a rare look inside the buildings.

When: Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Embassy of The Kingdom of Belgium, 3330 Garfield St. NW.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Essence of South Africa Festival

From the event description:

The 2nd Annual Essence of South Africa Festival has something for everyone. South African vendors will showcase the artwork, clothing, crafts, jewelry and cuisine of South Africa. Learn about the rich history and remarkable cultures. Experience the sounds of traditional South African music as sung by the world-renowned South African Choir, VUSA.

When: Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

March with Mayor Muriel Bowser in the 2019 D.C. Funk Parade

From the event description:

Walk with Mayor Bowser as we celebrate The D.C. Funk Parade!  The D.C. Funk Parade is a day-long collaborative celebration with three parts: the day fair, the parade and the music festival. Each part of the celebration offers different opportunities to embrace the District’s music and culture.

When: Saturday, May 11, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register


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