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Radical Sips: An Evening of Black Panther-Inspired Cocktails

June 9, 2023



Did you know that the Black Panther Party had their very own cocktail? Panther Piss was the official drink of the BPP and would often make appearances at newspaper distribution events, community gatherings, and other important meetings. Taking note from the Party, Poster House is pleased to welcome DC-based restaurateur Andra “AJ” Johnson for an evening of cocktails inspired by Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther Party. Enjoy three different cocktails developed by this expert mixologist, paired with an exclusive tour of the powerful exhibition led by Curator Es-pranza Humphrey! Come for the cocktails, stay for the posters! Poster House Members receive 20% off in-person events by entering their email address at check-out. 

Kindly note: In the spirit of the Black Panther Party, this program is intended as an intentional space for the Black community. We invite non-Black folks to join us for one of the many other exciting events related to the exhibition that are open to all. 

Andra ‘AJ’ Johnson is a 22-year restaurant industry veteran who has worked every position, from dishwasher to managing partner. Whether fast casual or fine dining, AJ has found her place and enriched her journey through this industry at some of DC’s mainstays, such as Open City & The Diner, Le Diplomate, and Mussel Bar by Robert Weidmaier. She continues to renew her commitment to providing exemplary service and thoughtful cocktails each day at Serenata/Zumo in La Cosecha Latin Market in Northeast, Washington, DC. The need for diversity and representation in the Washington, DC restaurant scene has inspired her forthcoming book White Plates, Black Faces that continues her work of telling the stories of people of color in the restaurant industry. She is also a co-founder of DMV Black Restaurant Week, established in 2018, and Back to Black Cocktail Pop Up that uplifts restaurant industry professionals to use their skills to raise awareness and support for charities in the Washington, DC area.

This program is presented in person at Poster House. ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or a CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) is available upon request with two weeks notice—please email access@posterhouse.org to request interpretation services. Visual descriptions will be provided.
Questions about accessibility? Please contact Sarit Cahana, Access Coordinator, at access@posterhouse.org or (914) 295-2387‬.
For other event related questions, please contact info@posterhouse.org