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Freedom Friday

Hello Good People!

I hope everyone is getting prepared for Thanksgiving next week. Folks are planning their Turkey Day feast or out taking advantage of pre-Thanksgiving Day sales.  Whatever you do, remember to show someone how much  you love and appreciate them today. :-)

This weekend is starting off with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin at Constitution Hall, and Lyfe Jennings is at the Howard Theater.

Also, check out FotoWeekDC and Fall Fringe  before closing out this weekend, and other events below.

See you on the other side of the weekend.

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl :-)

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Please come out to the First Annual Maryland Young Minority Coalition Reception“Leaders of Tomorrow” to network and build relationships with minority leaders across the state. Special Guest: Delegate Aisha Braveboy (Chair of the Legislative Caucus),Darrly Barnes (CEO of Men Aiming Higher)   and other members of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus.

Friday, November 16

The Historic Inns of Annapolis

58 State Circle

Annapolis, MD 21401

6-9PM

Free

RSVP here

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Join this month’s YAP Networking Event featuring Mimi Plange; a rising African Fashion Designer, and Catherine Mckinley, author of Indigo: In Search of the Color that Seduced the World.

Friday, November 16

ESL

1212 18th Street NW

6:30PM

Free

More info here

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Art, Beats, and Lyrics features musical performances by legendary rapper Scarface (of the Geto Boys), Shock G (also known as Humpty Hump from Digital Underground), DJ Lord (Public Enemy), dubstep group Mansions on the Moon, DJ 2-Tone Jones from DC, and DJ Dirrt from NYC. The show will be hosted by Dres the Beatnik.  Also performing will be Clyde “The Funky Drummer” Stubblefield, who played drums for the great R&B icon James Brown.

Friday, November 16

Mellon Auditrorium

1301 Constitution Ave NW

7PM-12AM

Must be 21+ for entry 
TEXT “DCABL” TO 68405 TO RECEIVE YOUR TICKET
or RSVP ONLINE

Early arrival strongly suggested

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Tonight at Liv, Res performs.  Res is a wildly talented soul rock singer released her major label debut (“How I Do”) in 2001. The album’s single “They Say Vision” was a Top 40 hit and went number 1 on the dance charts. Other singles like “Golden Boys” and “Ice King” all received radio play.  Res completed work on her second album (“Black Girls Rock!”) planned for a 2004-2005 release and started playing those songs live. After some label shakeups the album would ultimately be shelved. Res broke away from her label and went independent working on new music with Talib Kweli that would later morph into their side project Idle Warship.

Friday, November 16

Liv

2001 11th St NW

8:30PM

Get tickets here

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The Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade, officially named the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade, kicks off the holiday season with a family friendly celebration in Downtown Silver Spring. The lineup includes giant balloons, a variety of floats and Santa’s sleigh accompanied by reindeers and elves throwing candy canes to the crowd. The Washington Redskins Marching Band will participate in the parade, along with multiple high school marching bands, clowns, mounted police, costumed characters, fire engines, trained dogs, classic cars, and a variety of South American dancing groups. ABC 7 Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff will serve as master of ceremonies. The parade will be held rain or shine and will be broadcast live on News Channel 8. The telecast will be repeated on Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, November 17 

The parade begins at Ellsworth Drive and Veterans Place and proceeds South on Georgia Avenue, ending at Silver Spring Avenue

10AM

FREE

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Come out and party with FeverDC.  Be prepared to sweat!

Saturday, November 17

Fever Bar and Lounge

816 H Street NE

9PM-2AM

5 bucks

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Be a part of the energy -and the fun.  Come experience CHORAL RHYTHMS!  World premiere of a new choral work  A Great Nation Deserves Great Art by Connaitre Miller, founder and director of Afro Blue.  Made up of a 20 member, multi-generational dance ensemble from Joy of Motion Dance Center performing an eclectic and high-energy mix of dance styles  and six percussionists from the University of Maryland’s Percussion Ensemble accompanying the chorus on 28 different instruments.  Guest Vocal Ensemble:  Afro Blue – Howard University’s Premier Jazz Vocal Ensemble and featured on season one of NBC’s “The Sing-Off”
 
Saturday, November 17
 
Church of the Epiphany
 
1317 G Street, NW
 
7:30PM
 
$25
 
Get tickets here

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Come Share Live and Be… as S3 returns to U St

Saturday, November 17

Creme Lounge

1322 U St NW

10PM-3AM

Free

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Best in R & B Dance Classics, Soul, House, Funk, 80’s pop, Rare Grooves, Originals, Old School Hip Hop, 90’s New Jack

Sunday, November 18

Liv

2001 11th St NW

7PM

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