Freedom Friday: The Patience Edition

Hey Good People,

Sorry I missed ya’ll last week.  However, it ended on a high note.  I headed by the Sol Power Block Party early in the afternoon on Saturday.  Mad props to Kat for putting on another great event.  And later that evening, I saw Tarrus Riley and Gramps Morgan at Zanzibar’s.  The show was inspiring and awesome.

Earlier in the week though, it was mad hectic for me.  I was getting a little frustrated because I have all this energy and these new ideas that keeps getting shot down.  I had some people tell me, why make things more difficult for you.  Just give them what they want.  However, that is hard to do when you are a person who really takes pride in their work and believes work is a reflection of your work ethic. Now, work should define who you are, but I do believe that anything affiliated with me will resonate my principles of excellence, hard work, creativity and service.

So the boo and I had a discussion, and he told me to be patient and be prepared.  So when you are given the opportunity, you will shine (this is why I love this man).   I thought about his words, and it took me back to this:  “You have been trustworthy in the management of a little, I will put you in charge of much…” (Matthew 25:23).

Our generation has more education, more money, more things in general.  Yet, we lack much patience.  What exactly is patience?  Wikipedia says patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast, or which you can wait for things.

In a world of immediate gratification, real-time, just-in-time and right now, I am learning that patience is about determination, strategy and will.  Continue to work hard and love what you do, and when that moment comes, you will be ready.  Just my thoughts….

So the weekend is here, and I am ready to roll.  Check out what going on! 🙂

To begin the weekend, there is the monthly Georgetown Gallery Gaze this evening.  The participating gallery owners will be opening their doors with extended hours and welcoming people with art, music, libations, and nibbles. Fine art, wearable art to adorn, and artful patrons will be there. All are invited to explore the festivities along the cobble-stoned streets of Georgetown, enjoying, appreciating, and socializing with an array of local and visiting artists

August 20

Georgetown

Every third Friday of the month

5PM to 8PM

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I have been checkin’ for Christylez Bacon for a minute y’all.  He is one of my favorite local District artists.  He is out-of-the-box, and mad talented.  He has been performing all over the country, so go show him some D.C. love.  There is no place like home.
August 20
Honfleur Art Gallery
1241 Good Hope Road
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
FREE.99
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Another D.C. native, rising vocalist and composer Akua Allrich will pay tribute to noteworthy artists who have inspired her and millions of other jazz and music lovers around the globe: Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone.  Check her out this weekend.  I know this is going to be a great show.

August 20-21

Bohemian Caverns

2001 Eleventh Street N.W.

8:30 PM and 10:30pm show

$18 in advance, $22 at door

Get tickets here.

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Every third Friday, come dance to some feel-good, old school Hip Hop!  DJ Dredd and  DJ Scotty Rock from the World Famous Butta Team will be working it out.
August 20
Black Cat
1811 14th Street NW
Every 3rd Friday
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
$7.00
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All I am going to say is that I will be IN THE HOUSE for this one.  Dress to sweat! 🙂

August 21, 2010

10:00 pm – 3:00 am
18+
FREE ($5.00 After 11)
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The three-day, Dance DC Festival kicks off tonight.  The festival highlights the District’s most talented folk and traditional dance and music performers from various cultures. The genres include hand dance, African dancing and drumming, tap, tango, traditional Asian dance and much more! Performances as well as interactive workshops are FREE to the public!
August 20-22
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE
See the schedule here.
That’s it good people.  Have fun and be safe.  Smooches!

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