Between your demanding job, distracting social media feeds,​ ​and the overall stress of adulting, you m​ay​ have lost your lit-ness! Don’t worry, Cassius’s monthly LIT CITY GUIDE will put you back in the game.

D.C., stand up!


Phi Beta Sigma Founders’ Day Party

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

The men in blue are celebrating 104 years in the Panhellenic Game! Meet and watch them stroll at Black-owned Park at 14th for a party like no other. Get more info here.



Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10:00 p.m.

Reminisce on the love we had… for 90’s and the 2000’s hip hop and R&B songs! Join Panama Jackson of Very Smart Brothas, Tommie Collins and Shine On Me Promotions for the longest running old school party in the DMV.  Plus it’s free before 11:00 p.m. with RSVP. Click here for more info.


Viewz X Vibez: Rooftop AfroBeats & HipHop DayParty

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Can’t choose between an AfroBeats or a HipHop event? We got you. Head to Kaldi’s Social House to get your whine or swag surf on, judgement free. Learn more here.


 The United State of Women: Cocktails and Conversation Event

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

United we stand, divided we fall. Join Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Symone D. Sanders, and Angela Angel for an evening of networking and fundraising for the United State of Women’s Galvanize Program. Click here for more info.


Thursday Network and Serve DC’s MLK Day Blanket & Toiletries Drive

Saturday, January 13, 2018 and Monday, January 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

A day on, not off! Join Mayor Muriel Bowser, Thursday Network, and Serve DC-The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism as they assemble and distribute care packages for those experiencing homelessness during Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Weekend. Learn more here.


Black Excellence DC

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

It’s a night of Black excellence, opulence and decadence! Pull out your gowns and hard bottom shoes MLK Weekend at the Pinea Restaurant in the W Hotel. There will be live performances by The Blaq Pearl Band, DJ Mixxed, and poetry from “The Ransom.” Learn more here.


Play It Cool

Saturday, January 14, 2018, 9:00 p.m.

If you’re not doing it for the ‘gram then adrinkwithfriends events are for you! A house party vibe with straight classic hip hop/R&B/reggae hits from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s you can actually get down to. Get the details here.

Bliss DC

Saturday, January 20, 2018, TBA

DC’s source for what’s hot in hip hop, WKYS, will give listeners a chance to win a VIP Ciroc Apple Table!  Call in to qualify for your chance. Plus Chicago’s own, Lil Durk will perform live, courtesy of Cîroc.


Buy Melanin Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

#BuyBlack all year long! 20+ Black-owned vendors under one roof, with a live podcast, and drinks at happy hour prices. Don’t miss this opportunity to support businesses for us and by us. Check out the details here.


Eric Bellinger Malibu Nights Acoustic Tour

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Join singer/songwriter (and husband to La’Myia Good of E!’s The Platinum Life) Eric B. as he serenades the crowd with his hits, acoustic style. Let the smooth sounds and cool vibe of Songbyrd’s coffeehouse/music shop put you in the mood. Click here for details.