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Opening Reception, 7-10 p.m., in the Hamilton Ballroom, honoring the D.C. City Council, Charlotte Smallwood and Jeffrey Richardson. Refreshments and cash bar. Free.
DC Black Pride Workshops today, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, for free. For a full list pick up the free DC Black Pride at the Host Hotel or visit dcblackpride.org.
Writer’s Forum from noon to 2 p.m., features a panel of authors slated to speak about their motivations, inspirations and their definition of success, at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Film Festival in the Hamilton Ballroom of the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, from 2-6 p.m., includes films such as Finding Juliet, Spoiled and Dani and Alice. $10.
Poetry Slam from 6-9 p.m., in the Hamilton Ballroom of the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel hosted by Leslie ButtaFlySoul Taylor from New York City. $5, in the Hamilton Ballroom.
Fashion and Entertainment Extravaganza! At the Sphinx, 1315 K St. NW, hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis, from 9:30 p.m. to midnight, and featuring the designers: Maurice Thompson, Renee Hill, Teronce’ Styyles, Will Caldwell and Deramine Johnson. $20.
Rev. Eric Lee. Lee, president/CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference-Los Angeles, author of his new book, Marriage Equality: Proposition 8, The California Divide, will preach during DCBP’s Church Service from 10 a.m. to noon in the Hamilton Ballroom.
The 2010 Health and Wellness Expo, hosted by ButtaFlySoul, Shi-Queeta Lee and Rayceen Pendarvis, 1-7 p.m. at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Tickets $15, or $5 for ages 4-12; 3 and younger, free. This year’s event features more than 60 vendors and headliner J Holiday.
The Hamilton Crowne Plaza is located at 1001 14th St. NW. Visit dcblackpride.org.