Freedom Friday: Get Out of the House a.k.a. The Soul Sista Edition

Hey Good People!

I am almost there!  I think I am 95% close to full recovery.  The doctor said I had an upper respiratory infection (isn’t that just a fancy way of saying I have a cold?).  My mom swore I might have walking pneumonia because I was coughing so much.  I do believe these virus’  have an aggressive strain because this thing wouldn’t let me lose!  I was out of the office for a week.  And when I came back (because I was running low on sick leave and still sick), I felt so bad for coughing, hacking and snotting on the train, on the bus, in the office…plain ole EVERYWHERE!  Anyhoo…I am feeling back to my old self, so you might catch me at one of these events.

(I just noticed most of these events are celebrating women!  Let’s support this wonderful events.)

Actor and writer Victoria Rowell discusses and signs her new novel:  Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva.  Many fans of The Young & The Restless know Victoria Rowell as Drucilla Winters. Victoria’s has penned a book based on her former soap actress life. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Friday, June 11

Busboys & Poets

1390 V Street NW

6:30PM

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Can a Sister Rock A Mic? Festival (CASRAM) kicked off this Wednesday with a phenomenal performances by Dionne Farris & Leah Smith at LIV.  Each day gets better and better.  Tonight, check out LADY X, an all female live artistry of graphic design, projections, paint, fashion, singing, DJs and much more! Featured Artists: Courtney Savoy, Antwanyce Richardson, Rasheeda Johnson with live performances from Megan Livingston (Baltimore) and Carolyn Malachi (DC/Baltimore), projection art by Shantell Martin, graphic design by Dian Horton & Ganesha Varinia, music by DJ Fusion (FuseBoxRadio), DJ C Breeze and DJ Saucee rockin’ the best in hip-hop, house, and more…

CASRAM is Washington DC’s music and arts festival dedicated to amplifying the voice of women in music and beyond. In its 5th year, CASRAM showcases some of the nation’s most talented women emerging in music and the arts.

June 11-12

CASRAM

Click here for the full line-up.

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Not a “Soul-Sista” event per se, but I know we can benefit from this… The Digital Capital Week (DCWEEK) is a 10 day festival in Washington DC focused on technology, innovation and all things digital in our nation’s capital.  The mission of Digital Capital Week is to strengthen the capital region’s digital economy through events focused on creativity, technology, entrepreneurship, marketing, content creation, and innovation.

June 11- 20

Digital Capital Week

Click here for the schedule.

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As you all know, I just finished reading Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez.  Big-ups to my boy Will for letting me know she will be speaking tomorrow at the Chevy Chase Library (Don’t sleep on the DC Library events.) Can’t wait to get my book autographed! 🙂

Saturday, June 12

Chevy Chase Library

5626 Conneticut Ave. NW

Noon

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A non-“Soul Sista” event….This Saturday DEKKA is hosting Popmatic – the first solo exhibition of mixed-media mastermind, Gregg Deal. After launching a successful custom-artwork enterprise, Modern Bird Studios, Gregg is debuting a private collection featuring new, experimental media. Meet the artist at this Saturday’s opening reception.
Saturday, June 12th
Popmatic Opening Reception
1338 U St NW, 2nd floor

7-10pm
RSVP here
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A yard sale and bake sale to benefit the Capitol Hip Hop Soulfest take places tomorrow.  Come out to see what goodies you can pick up to help a worthwhile cause.
Saturday, June 12
Riverside Center in Marvin Gaye Park
5200 Fotte St. NE
10AM to 4PM
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I am quite excited to attend Out to Launch, during the Food & Wine Festival at National HarborSmart Chicks, Inc. & Biribelle Clothing is hosting an evening of music, fashion and art.
Saturday, June 12
122 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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Pam Grier will sign and discuss Foxy..My Life in Three Acts.  The boo is real interested in attending this event (*gives side-eye*). In this sexy, often shocking, memoir, you will get to know the real Pam Grier in all her battles and triumphs, her disappointments and her victories. This book is broken down into Three Parts: The Early Years, ‘Fros and Freaks, and Finding the Balance.  Pam Grier started her career in the early 1970s, starring in a string of moderately successful women-in-prison films and blaxploitation films, and has generally remained in the public eye, starring in movies such as Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Jackie Brown.
Sunday, June 13th

Busboys & Poets

1390 V Street NW

6PM

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Don’t forget to check out the World Cup!  Click here and here for some spots where you can catch some games.

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WHEW!  This is a lot to get in to this weekend.  You have no excuse to be sitting in the house. Get on outta here!

Enjoy this ode to the soul sistas!  Peace. 🙂

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