Saturday, Oct. 29 | 2 to 5 p.m. | Taste N’ Shop, Featuring Xavier Brown of SouthEats Co-op
Supporting Black-owned businesses means creating space for patrons to hear the stories behind emerging brands. Taste N’ Shop, a celebration of Black entrepreneurship in partnership with DMV Restaurant Week, puts you face-to-face with a leader in the culinary community every month. AND there’s a special food tasting at no charge during the event.
About Xavier Brown
Xavier Brown is a native of Washington, DC and an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Leaders Program and operates at the boundaries of urban agriculture, environmental sustainability, and African Diasporic culture.
A graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with Master of Science from the University of Vermont, Brown’s work intertwines sustainability and social justice issues that affect stressed communities, from gun violence to mass incarceration to climate change. The guiding question is how the wisdom of nature and different ways of knowing can dismantle these problems.
Xavier views nature as a tool that can uplift and heal stressed communities. By studying the practices of indigenous people and going back to ancestral knowledge, Xavier is a part of a new sustainability movement that heals the people and land by reconnecting our sacred relationship to the earth.
Sunday, Oct. 30 1 to 5 p.m. | The Crate Convention: Halloween Edition!
The Crate Adventure is a pop-up vinyl swap, chypher, and lounge brought to you by the one and only DJ RBI. Each month, attendees will have the opportunity to see live local talent and podcasting from U St TV and DJ RBI.
Come for the vinyl pop-up, stay for the live music, and leave with photos from the selfie station during this afternoon full of fun. It’s on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Anacostia Arts Center! Register here.