Happy Holidays Good Folks!
Let the holiday parties begin!
I am sooo looking forward to the hustle and bustle of holiday festivities. Now, I don’t get into holiday shopping. I actually try to avoid it by purchasing earlier in the year or on-line. However, if I need to buy a gift, I totally avoid the mall and head to local small businesses. However, for me, the holiday season is about connecting and reconnecting with friends and loved ones. I usually try to “set things right” before entering into the New Year. I also take the time to give thanks and to celebrate my accomplishments for the year. So whatever you do, don’t allow the holidays to become stressful or overwhelming for you. Figure out how you are going to live in the moment in order to fully enjoy the holiday season.
Othello closes out this weekend at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
And the holidays would not be complete without these classic Christmas plays. The Washington Ballet performs The Nutcracker at the Warner Theater from December 1-24 and A Christmas Carol is playing at the Ford’s Theater until December 31.
Enjoy your weekend!
Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl
Celebrate 105 years of service with the men of Alpha Phi Alpha with a host committee of over 105 Alphas and AKAs. We’re inviting our friends and fellow Greeks to come network and meet some new faces.
Friday, December 2
920 14th St NW
Happy Hour 5PM-7PM, Party until 3AM
Come out to “LIVE! from Busboys” Talent Showcase at 14th & V hosted by powerhouse singer/songwriter and opener for one of The Roots’ tour gig, Ne’a Posey. “LIVE!” takes place at 14th & V on the first Friday of every month and offers a platform for ALL performers, not just poets. Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor/actress, magician, or any other type of performer, we want to see what you’ve got!
Friday, December 2
Busboys and Poets
14th & V St NW
11:30Pm to 1:30AM
Wristbands can be purchased at the Art Under Pressure Store starting at 10 AM until sold out. Limit 4 per person. Cash only, no refunds. The sign-up list opens at 9:30 PM.
The 7th Annual Downtown Holiday Market returns for 22 days fo festive shopping.
F St. NW between 7th and 9th St NW
Noon to 8PM
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe hosts the Magical Mirrors, a Children’s Book Fair featuring books from African, African-American and Native cultures around the world; bring the kids to enjoy the best in children’s literature, author events, dance, drumming, poetry, and much, much more – all designed to promote the love of reading.
2714 Georgia Ave. NW
Click here for schedule
Come out to the 21st Annual BZB Holiday Gift and Art Show for 2 floors of shopping at the largest African-American Holiday Show.
December 3, 10,17, 23
Shiloh Family Life Center
1510 9th Street, NW
- 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Festivities on the docks at the Alexandria Waterfront (music and entertainment)
- 4:15 p.m. – Santa arrives by boat – pictures with Santa for Kids and Canines
- 5:00 p.m. – Parade starts at the Washington Channel, Water St. off of Maine Avenue, Washington, DC
- 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Parade at Alexandria Waterfront
Evangel Cathedral’s Annual Christmas Celebration is the largest, most spectacular, Broadway-style holiday show in the Mid-Atlantic area. This magnificent Broadway-Style Production features the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. The Nativity Scene presents a parade of live animals (camels, sheep, llamas, horses) on stage and in the aisles plus a spectacular laser light show. Special guest artists Grammy, Stellar, and Dove winners Marvin Sapp, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Tye Tribbet and Beverly Crawford. 12 shows over 3 weekends.
13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD
Get tickets here
Join us for the official viewing of the DC episode featured in Smirnoff’s “Master of the Mix“. Hosted by the one and only Kid Capri and a LIVE PERFORMANCE by Rare Essence. Special Guest Biz Markie and the 2010 Master of the Mix DJ Scratch. A special Smirnoff Ice DJ competition will also be in full effect judged by Kid Capri and DJ KSLY. As always Smirnoff cocktails will be available along with special giveaways throughout the night.
Saturday, December 3