Freedom Friday: The Eye of the Storm Edition

Hey Good People!

I hope ya’ll have made it through the rain/storms this week.  This week was sort of “stormy” for me, but I am learning it is all about how you choose to experience it.   I took a page out of my Aunt’s playbook.  Whenever it would storm, she would get a chair, sit out on the porch and wait it out.  As she sat still, she would “let God do His work.”  When it was alll over, she was peaceful and relaxed and ready to go.  At times, we have to know when to sit still.  In the eye of the storm, there is peace and calm.  If we are like the “eye”, we gain clarity, direction and lessons in any situation.  Storms are natural occurences in nature, so why fret over something that you can not control.  We all know the only thing you can control is yourself!  This weekend, the clouds are clearing.   Were you like the “eye” and able to keep your peace and learn the lesson?  Or is everything in disarray?    

There are some great events going.  Check them out below!

Tomorrow, you can get your yoga on near the National Mall.  Flow in an hour-long yoga practice happening simultaneously across America. lululemon athletica is hosting the event.  Leave early and take the metro to Federal Triangle.  Bring your own mat and grab some water. The event is free and open to all levels.

Saturday, August 7

White House Ellipse

 810 Vermont Avenue N.W.

9AM -10AM

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Tomorrow is the last day Smith Farm Center hosts the “Through Their Eyes” exhibits which includes Maggie Steber’s photojournalist works and the work of artists and children currently living in Haiti and actively using the arts to heal.  The exhibit features over 100 photographs and handcrafts produced by Haitian children, and traditional Vodou flags hand-sequined by seasoned artisans.

Saturday, August 7

Smith Farm Center

1632 U St N.W.

11AM-3PM

Free

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The 2nd Annual Green & Gorgeous Fashion Show Featuring an Evening of Pink Sensation takes place on Saturday.   With this fashion show, green and pink are the featured colors (Did an AKA plan this event? 🙂 ).  This show is a Charity Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness.  All ticket sales and private donations will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Circle of Promise. Guests will enjoy a plethora of treats for the senses including cocktails, music, art and fashion.  Green and pink cocktail attire please. 🙂 

Saturday, August 7

Navy Memorial and the Naval Heritage Center

701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

6PM

Get tickets here.

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The  Capitol Skyline Hotel pool seems to be the place to see and be seen! Bright Young Thing’s Summer Camp Pool Party is on EVERY SATURDAY till the end of summer at the Capitol Skyline Hotel pool. This Saturday’s theme will be COLD WAR CAMP, featuring Reagan era music (with emphasis on 80s).

Spike’d Sundays is the weekly pool party at Capitol Skyline Hotel, hosted by Top Chef’s Spike Mendelsohn.  For 15 bucks at  the door includes use of pool, change rooms, and a free burger/veggie burger.

Saturday, August 7 (Every Saturday)– BYT’s Summer Camp Pool Party

Noon to 8PM

Sunday, August 8 (Every Sunday)– Spike’d Sundays

10AM to 6PM

Capitol Skyline Hotel

10 I Street Southwest

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Come meet & greet indie artist Carolyn Malachi as she is joined by acoustic violin and guitar with live on stage interview and intimate performance. She will be signing copies of her new release, “Lions, Fires & Squares.”

Sunday, August 8

Liv

11th & U St N.W.

4PM-7PM

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The first ever DC Black Theatre Festival  is wrapping up this weekend.  This week-long festival celebrates the extraordinary stories told by people of African descent. This inaugural event has a menu of more than 60 provocative and groundbreaking theatrical performances by local and national artists, writers, producers, and theatre companies. This is the first festival of its kind to recognize the importance of both urban and traditional theatre.

August 1-8

DC Black Theater Festival

Throughout DC

Get tickets here.

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And unless you have been under rock, you know tomorrow is the 5th Annual Summer Spirit Festival. I have been going to this festival for the last two years, and I always have a great time.  This year’s line-up is sure to please…E.Badu, J. Monae, Chuck Brown, The Roots & Common.  

Saturday, August 7

Merriweather Post Pavillion

10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy

Columbia, MD

3:30PM

Get tickets here.

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Check my girl’s newest video “Cold War”.  Her creativity and artistry will not be denied!

Have a great weekend!

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