Thu 20

Popup Shup



Come for an original experience featuring A-STAR. A unique pop-up shop featuring designs by A-Star and a one-hour Kupe burnout session.

Kupe Burnout sessions would involve dance and movements performed to A Star curated playlist. This will be more of a party than a workout. Get the chance to burn calories and dance alongside A-STAR!

ABOUT A-STAR? A STAR aka Mr #KupeChallenge, Mr #Chocobodi & Mr #Eggplant is the Creator of KUPE CHALLENGE, a viral dance that took over the world by storms, with the Likes of Beyonce performing during the 2018 Global Citizen Concert in South Africa.

Say what? Ask No More!



Made In Africa: This Is My Story



Why Should I Attend? This is your story, where we share stories to inspire a generation





I/O SPACES Presents Moon’k Films DEVOTED New Year BLACK TIE! Enjoy live performances, and Katie So from “So What’s Happening, DC”..

We are back for the 2nd Annual Moonk Films NYE Black Tie presented by I/O SPACES!.

Why Should I Attend? Toast The Beginning Of 2019 With An All-VIP And Invite-Only Crowd Of DC, Maryland & Va Influencers, Creatives, Bosses, Movers, Shakers And Generally Amazing Future People As We Celebrate Hard-Won Victories Of The Previous Year.

Check Out Photos From Last Year!


Art Experience

The Inner CreARTive 2018 Holiday Art Experience


It’s almost that most wonderful time of the year! And what better way to get into the spirit of the season than creating art!

The Inner CreARTive Holiday Art Experience is the perfect chance to gather together to explore the basics of mixed media art while enjoying the company of friends and other creative women. Whether you desire to just create winter-themed crafts to decorate your home for the holiday season or beautiful handmade gifts for your loved ones, come nourish your holiday spirit and express your inner creative in a relaxed, fun and supportive class!

In this class, we will be exploring and experimenting with various art forms including acrylic painting, watercolor painting, collage art, photo transfers and MORE! Your instructor will help you whether you are a curious beginner or looking to brush up your skills. We will offer complimentary drinks and small bites to inspire your creativity and bring in the yuletide cheer.

The Essential Details
Costs: $45 All materials provided This class is for women ages 18 and up.

Tap into your creARTive powers within and register today! Reminder, no prior art experience is needed – you as you are will be enough!
If you have any questions about the class, please contact the organizer at

10:30 AM

Trunk Show

Scotch & Modern: A Fall Trunk Show


CONNAISSEUR PARIS Presents: The first ever SCOTCH & MODERN on December 8th 2018. Creating a unique Trunk Show experience from Connaisseur Paris Fall Collection curated by Bello Frasher.

SCOTCH & MODERN, an evening of style, technology & high-end fashion.

Why Should I Attend? The Afro & Modern experience includes a Runway Trunk Show, Penthouse Views and Open Bar for our VIP Guests, Live Music from DJ Claude Di Martian, unrivaled West African cuisine and a real-time digital experience by The Essentialist.



How To Hide Bitcoin In Your Art/Music


A poem, song, painting, or even marketing material you created today, could be worth $1,000 in the future, IF you hid $5 in bitcoin in it today.

Think about it, Leonardo Da Vinci would hide messages in his art that took years to decode. You can do the very same.

Why would you do that?

  • Irrefutable proof of ownership (no copyright, no ASCAP needed)
    By hiding bitcoin in your art, you have irrefutable proof that you own the rights to that work. Only you know where they bitcoin is and how to decode it. This means you can identify FAKES of your work.
  • Bitcoins grow in value
    This is because only 21 million bitcoins will ever be released, in addition, Bitcoin solved a HUGE math problem. How can you prevent the copy of a digital item, or how can you prove the fake of a digital item. Something that can’t be faked, can’t be duplicated and has a finite supply, is only going to grow in value. It’s estimated WHEN bitcoin captures 5% of golds market cap, it will be valued at over $50,000 each bitcoin, if it captures 10% of golds market cap, it’s over $100,000 per bitcoin.
    This means any bitcoin you put in your art… WILL GROW IN VALUE, causing your art to have its own intrinsic value outside of speculation.
  • Rent your art, sell the private key
    You painted your latest masterpiece and hid $50 in bitcoin in your work.
    A client buys the art for $200, but you still own the code to the bitcoins in your work.
    10 years from now, your $50 in bitcoin has grown to $5,000, way more than the $200 you sold the artwork for.
    You can now offer to sell the code to the bitcoins in your art.

The knowledge sharer of this event is Anari Sengbe, the creator of the flyer and the SFAC track. Anari Sengbe is the 1st person of African antiquity to create a cryptocurrency called Gamerholic (now OWO), back in 2014.

Anari is a validated futurist, having created products for Mercedes Benz, Mastercard, and even the Clinton campaign.

In this class, you will learn from a blockchain and cryptocurrency expert how to bring added intrinsic value to your art.


Fire Chat

Penthouse Firechat with TechWomen


Saturday we will hosting fireside chat with 4 amazing African ladies from TechWomen which an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

We will discuss the current opportunities, challenges and propose local practical solutions. It will also be an excellent way to meet Afro Techies in the community

This 27th of October, from 2PM to 4PM, join us at the I/O SPACES which will take place at the freshly renovated Penthouse.