Freedom Friday: The MJJ Tribute Edition


ThatKellieGirl (second place in HHTN), Sasha Ryan (founder & hostess of HHTN) and Killa Cameron (first place in HHTN


Hey My People!

I want to give big-ups to the founder and host of Hip Hop Trivia Night, Sasha Ryan!  Yesterday was the one year anniversary of HHTN.  Everyone in the room had an opportunity to battle and show their Hip Hop knowledge.  Wouldn’t you know yours truly, ThatKellieGirl came in second place!  If ya’ll didn’t know, ya’ll better find out! 🙂  Remember HHTN every 4th Thursday at Queen Makeda’s (1917 9th Street NW).

This is going to be a spectacular weekend!  I mean there is something going on for everyone AND their mama. 🙂  So I am not even going to delay you.  Let’s go!


To be quite honest with you, all you need to know is that there will be celebrations all over the world for one of the greatest artists of our time, MJJ.  U Street Music Hall is kicking it off with a happy hour.  Presented by TGRI Online,  Harry Hotter, James Nasty and Andrew Jaye will be on deck.

Friday, August 27

U Street Music Hall

1115 U Street, N.W.

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Free/ 21+


Tonight the official MJJ Tribute Party will be at the 9:30 Club.  DJ Dredd presents  DC’s biggest Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration featuring all the music & video by MJJ & the Jackson Family. 

Friday August 27
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
9:00 pm – 3:00 am
All Ages
Get tickets here.


Forty-seven years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his I Have a Dream speech at the March on Washington.  In honor of this historic event, participate in the “Reclaim the Dream Rally & March.”  Speakers include:
Reverend Al Sharpton , Martin Luther King III , Marc H. Morial, Tom Joyner  and Melanie Campbell.  Co-Conveners are Harry Thomas, Jr. (DC Ward 5 Councilmember) and Reverend Willie F. Wilson, Pastor, Union Temple Baptist Church.

The Thursday Network is looking for volunteers to help out with this event.  If you are interested, please meet Thursday Network members in front of Dunbar High School at 10:00am. Look for the Thursday Network Banner.

Saturday, August 28

Dunbar Senior High School

1301 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.

11:00 AM Rally at Dunbar High School

1:00 PM March to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial

Click here for more information.


The National Park Service and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are teaming up again to host the second annual Feet in the Street celebration in Fort Dupont Park.  Feet in the Street promotes physical activity, sustainable transportation choices, and community spirit.  

Residents and visitors are invited to come put their Feet in the Street and run, walk, bike, skate, and play along this 1.6 mile long corridor.  There will also be organized activities and programs including a 5k Walk/Run to kickoff the event, guided nature hikes, rock climbing wall, garden tours and vegetable gleaning, healthy cooking demonstrations and more!

Saturday, August 28

Fort DuPont Park

3825 Alabama Avenue SE

9am -3pm

For the full schedule, click here.


Head  to Columbia Heights Day to see what is new in that area of the city.  The goal of the event is to highlight Columbia Heights businesses, to provide information from community organizations, and to promote the values, character and history of Columbia Heights.  Check it out!  

Saturday, August 28

Columbia Heights Day

Harriet Tubman Elementary Field

11th and Kenyon Streets NW

10AM to 5:45PM

Click here for the full schedule.


In conjunction with Columbia Heights Day, the DC State Fair is this Saturday.  Come celebrate (and TASTE!) the home-grown talents of the District.

Saturday, August 28

Harriet Tubman Elementary Field

11th and Irving Streets N.W.


Click here for a full schedule.


For the grown and sexy crowd, Cheeky Sasso Entertainment, Dunlap & Rich, Cydni Bickerstaff Events, and Akil Waite Events are hosting The Summer Groove Mid-Day Soiree: Michael Jackson B-day Tribute. Complimentary Open Bar Sponsored by Belvedere from 4PM to 5PM.

Saturday, August 28

Muse Lounge

717 6th St. NW


Complimentary admission with rsvp and arrival before 4PM.  RSVP at


Another legend is celebrating their birthday this weekend, The Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown. Go show him some DC love!

Saturday August 28
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
9:30 pm – 1:30 am
$25/ 21+
Click here for tickets.
Have fun out there and be safe!  Smooches. 🙂

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