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Happy Friday Everyone!  I pray your day will be great today and an even better weekend. :-)
 
Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl 
 
 
The National Gallery of Art ice-skating rink in the Sculpture Garden opens this weekend and remains open through mid-March, weather permitting. The ice rink, a popular recreational destination in Washington, attracts approximately 50,000 visitors each season.
 
Saturday, November 19
 
Sculpture Garden
 
7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
 
Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
 
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
 
7 bucks
 

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A world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the contemporary drama Pariah is the feature-length expansion of writer/director Dee Rees’ award-winning 2007 short film Pariah. Spike Lee is among the feature’s executive producers. At Sundance, cinematographer Bradford Young was honored with the [U.S. Dramatic Competition] Excellence in Cinematography Award.

Friday, November 18

Lincoln Theater

1215 U St NW

6PM

Free

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The Blues and Other Colors assembles photographs and paintings by nine artists in an attempt to visually express and interpret The Blues. A musical form and genre originating in African-American communities at the end of the 19th century, The Blues have permeated jazz, rock and roll as well as multiple other music genres. Yet, the word blue also connotes the primary color perceived from light of wavelength 440–490 nm and may represent happiness, optimism, or, conversely, sadness. The artists in this exhibition interpret the blues as a color, musical form, and emotional state. Work by Cedric Baker, Magruder Murray, Adjoa J. Burrowes, Gloria C. Kirk, Bruce McNeil, Hubert Jackson, J’Nell Jordon, Carolyn Goodridge, and Jarvis Grant will be presented. Curated by Tim Davis.

Friday, November 18

D.C. Arts Center

2438 18th St NW

Opening Reception- 7-9PM

Exhibition from November 18-January 8

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Jimmy Choo and Hela Salon & Spa at The Collection present the launch of the Cruise 2012 Collection, featuring CHOO 24:7 and Icons. Enjoy an evening of cute couture and classy cocktails with Jimmy Choo and Hela Salon & Spa hosted by the lovely and talented Miss Sinergy 2012 crown-holder Lydia Hu.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Libby Ross Foundation.

Friday, November 18

Jimmy Choo

5481 Wisconsin Avenue

6-9PM

For more information, please call 301.951.4445 or email info@helabeauty.com

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DC’s only party dedicated to Hip Hop music & culture goes down every 3rd Friday of the month. Hosted by the one and only Grap Luva.  Pull out your dopest throwback Hip Hop gear and come out and celebrate the golden era of Hip Hop

Friday, November 18

9:30 Club

1811 14th St NW

9PM

7 bucks

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Come dance the night away at AXÉ (ah-SHAY), a magical night of music and movement from across the Afro-Brazilian World.

Friday, November 18

Axum Bar & Lounge

1934 9th St NW

8PM-3AM

FREE Ethiopian Food Buffet @ 8pm

10PM

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The Fannie Mae Foundation is sponsoring a Help the Homeless Walk on the National Mall on November 19. The walk is designed to raise awareness and funds for Washington, DC area organizations that are working to prevent and end homelessness, with an emphasis on programs that help homeless people return to independent living.

Saturday, November 19

National Mall between 9th and 12th Streets,

Pre-register here or register at the event

Check in at 7AM

Walk begins at 9AM

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Some of the most exciting public art in the District of Columbia is on view east of the Potomac River. The artworks make bold statements and reflect the diversity and craftsmanship of artists through mosaics, paint, and a variety of sculptural materials. Mixed-media artist Deidra Bell serves as your guide on this bus tour as we travel to select sites and view art by Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Roderick Turner, Uzikee Nelson, and others. A surprise gift is in store for one lucky participant.

Saturday, November 19

Anacostia Community Museum

1901 Fort Place,SE  

9:30am-12:30pm

Free

For registration, call 202-633-4844

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LiL SoSo Productions presents Master of The Mix Season 2 Brunch Preview Party.  Join us to preview the 3rd episode of the new season before it airs later that night!  Featuring DJ Sets, Food, Drinks and more!

 Saturday, November 19
 
Tabaq Bistro
 
1336 U St. NW
 
Noon – 3PM
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A Saturday night of funk and soul served up by DJ 2-Tone Jones going down at Boundary Stone, a Public House of Note in the Bloomingdale/LeDroit Park neighborhood of Northwest DC.  Come thru, have a bite, throw some back, make a friend and catch a groove.

 Saturday, November 19
 
Boundary Stone
 
116 Rhode Island Ave NW
 
10PM-2AM
 
Free
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The Howard University Jazz Ensemble plays with the acclaimed jazz vocal ensemble, Afro Blue currently appearing on NBC’s reality TV competition series The Sing-Off. A dance floor will be installed. Part of the Swing, Swing, Swing series.

Sunday, November 20

Kennedy Center

Millenium Stage

2700 F St NW

6PM

Free

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Navasha Daya, founding member and former lead singer of Fertile Ground, will be debuting new music from her upcoming solo album along with a few Fertile Ground favorites. A Baltimore transplant by way of Cleveland, Ohio, this singer, songwriter, and producer, is no stranger to the ears of many.
 
Sunday, November 20
 
Bohemian Caverns
 
2001 11th St NW
 
Shows at 7PM & 9PM
 
Get tickets here
 
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Best in classic dance- r&b, rarities, house, soul… heavy d tribute RIP
Sunday, November 20
 
Liv
 
2001 12th St NW
 
7PM 
 
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