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Bmore Social: The Biggest MF’ing Happy Hour

A visual recap of the party celebrating the kickoff of the CIAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament.
By Sloane Brown

Biggest MF’ing Happy Hour
February 29, 2024
6–11 p.m.
The Atrium at Marketplace 

Some 800 local folks celebrated Leap Day by leaping into major party mode. In conjunction with the kickoff of the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament in Baltimore, more than 50 local, minority-owned small businesses came together to throw a bash worthy of its name, “Biggest MF’ing Happy Hour,” at the Atrium—a party space adjoining Port Discovery. A sold-out crowd turned out for the early-evening party to revel in the spirit of the tournament while enjoying cocktails and food from local purveyors, as well as music by DJ Tanz and DJ Big L. 

Left to right: Erica McGuire, federal government IT project manager; Thomas Melton, model; Colleen Holmes, DC area legal secretary
Left to right: Renee McClain, Radiant Hair Bundles owner/wigmaker; Angela Bogan, medical coordinator; Sherry Jacobs, Johns Hopkins Medicine organ transplant quality analyst
Left to right: Rodney Goggins, Maryland State government IT specialist; Rochelle Quick, Verizon consultant; Spanky Johson, Baltimore City crossing guard; Ty Johnson, Maryland Department of Social Services case manager; Talisa Lewis, Baltimore City Circuit Court manager
Left to right: Lamont King, Sirious Radio Urban View 126 talk show host; Dr. Giani Clarkson, traveling adjunct professor; Ameen Burton, cybersecurity manager; Lee Grayson, veteran/recent University of Maryland School of Pharmacy graduate
Left to right: Gwen Thornton, partially retired; Sheila Goodwin, CIAA volunteer coordinator
Left to right: Coco Jones, Maryland Social Services family service worker; Nicole Bethea, ParK West Health Systems LPN
Left to right: Donti Blount, QTL Travels senior travel advisor; Arnette Sharp, RN care coordinator
Left to right: “Top,” nonprofit IT consultant; Ron Nobles, 3M regional sales manager
Left to right: Shakera Butler, community supervision specialist; Erica Hart, informatics RN/consultant; Keaira Bright, professional makeup artist
Left to right: Melissa Faust, healthcare professional; Brandon Wilson, tech manager