Freedom Friday: The Heat Advisory Edition

Hey Good People!  I hope ya’ll are staying cool out there.  I don’t want anyone falling out due to dehydration or  heat stroke.  I amserious!  For those of you who don’t want to sit in the house, but still want to remain cool, here are some chill spots!

Starting this evening, the District’s best designers show their wares at Temporium.   There are 12 designers and artists slated to occupy space at the store.   Temporium came about when the D.C. Office of Planning brought artists together to determine the best uses for the empty spaces throughout the District.  This lead to the idea of establishing a short-term retail collective.   The temporary store  will host a variety of events on the weekends to generate buzz. 

July 23 through August 15

Located in the former R.L. Christian Library

1300 H Street, N.E.

Thursday: 6 to 10 PM
Fridays: 6 to 10 PM
Saturdays: 2 to 10 PM
Sundays: 12 to 5 PM

Please note, the store is only accepting credit cards and checks as forms of payment.

Click here for the list of festivities.


The African Diaspora Film Festival, TransAfrica Forum, and The All Roads Film Project present The Fifth Annual Washington D.C. African Diaspora Film Festival.  This event features a selection of independent films from around the world that explore the richness and diversity of the human experience of people of color. This four-day program exhibits ten films, including eight Washington D.C. premieres.

July 22-25

National Geographic Society

1145 17th Street N.W.

Get schedule and tickets here.


If you can stand the heat, check out the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest, a free, annual summer festival.  The festival provides a venue for community organizations and small business owners to connect. 

Saturday, July 24

Marvin Gaye Park

5200 Foote St N.E.


See full line-up here.


Tone, taste and tan on Sundays.  Enjoy a day-long karma-filled experience at one of DC’s  rooftop pools.   This escape includes an hour-long Vinyasa yoga class, breakfast at Art and Soul, and an all-day pass to the luxurious rooftop pool  weather permitting.  Mats, water and towels will be provided.


The Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel

415 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.

Begins at 7:30AM

50 bucks

Reserve your spot here.


All I can say is stay cool out there.

Enjoy! 🙂

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