The WOCI, Women of Color Inc. entertainment networking group is hosting “Girl’s Night Out: Shopping 4 A Cause,” a holiday shopping cultural event at the California African American Museum to raise money for its Black Beauty Shop Health Outreach Program (BBSHOP). More than 400 women are expected to come out on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. to shop for their gifts in the ambiance of the museum, where they can enjoy the current exhibits, including the very fitting “Women: Game Changers, Less Known, Here Celebrated,” which showcases 70 women of color and highlights their accomplishments. The exhibits will be open until 8 p.m.

The BBSHOP is a national project that takes the healthcare and fitness industries to the beauty shop where women meet, mix and mingle. It will address the illnesses and diseases that are among the top health concerns facing African American women. BBSHOP provides testing, screenings, informational workshops and literature to enlighten and inform women, empowering them to make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

An array of vendors’ merchandise will offer the shoppers alternatives to what they’d find at retail department stores. Unique art, jewelry, hats, scarves, purses, designer T-shirts, home accents, body and hair products, and many other one-of-a-kind items will be available.

In addition to the shopping, women will be gifted a swag bag of goodies and partake in food, wine, and champagne tastings while enjoying Jazz saxophonist Antonio Jackson and R & B recording artist Darcell.

KJLH morning radio personality Adai Lamar will join in the festivities to celebrate her birthday and lead the women in a stiletto strut contest with winners walking away with new pairs of stilettos. Door prizes will also be raffled off, including a trip to a wine tasting and tour in Northern California.

Margo La Drew, executive director of WOCI said: “This is the season to give, and we thought it was the perfect opportunity to introduce one of our signature events where we bring women together to network and do what they love–shop, network, celebrate life and friendships while contributing to the transformation of women’s well-being.”

Tickets, including swag bags, are $35 and $20 for general admission, which includes cocktail-sipping. Groups of 10 get $5 off their ticket price.

For more information, call (310) 674-6700 or email