Freedom Friday: The Halloween Edition

Hey Good People!

It is that time of year again when all the ghost, ghouls and goblins come out as well as Howard University students and alums celebrating homecoming, party-goers in Georgetown, runners for the Marine Corp Marathon and folks attending the Rally to Restore Sanity. WHEW!!!   With Halloween falling on the weekend, everyone is hosting an event.  Even my friends and I will be throwing a costume party on Saturday.  I am quite excited!  🙂 It is a throwback party so I hope to see some high top fads, neon colors and bamboo earrings.  There is an event out here for everyone, so peep the list below.

Please be safe everyone!  Take care.

Kick Off your Howard Homecoming Weekend with LivSuite! Vol. 1 of the Autumn Soul Session features Conya Doss– her dynamically explosive yet sensual voice is the heart and soul of her music.  The Cleveland native (Ohio represent!)  has the innate and intriguing ability to blend melodic love ballads, soulful R&B and genre-bending grooves.  Also performing is Jesse Boykins III and Eva Kennedy.  Teresa Jenee will be the Special Guest Host for the night. This is soulful event that you won’t want to miss!

Friday, October 29


11th & U Streets


Tickets in advance: $15; $25 at the door


Join us for our adult Halloween bash! Wear your best costume while enjoying the National Zoo by moonlight. Experience bone-chilling and mind-boggling performance art including palm readers, fire eaters, talking bats, and illusionists. A full line of hauntingly delicious craft-brewed Magic Hat elixirs will be available.

Friday, October 29

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

3001 Connecticut Ave, NW

8PM to Midnight

Click here for more info.


Michael Eric Dyson and Marc Lamont Hill will be at Busboys and Poets for in support of Haki Madhubuti’s Third World Press. The uplifting and insightful evening of conversation will be moderated by WPFW radio host Shani Jamila. Third World Press provides quality literature that primarily focuses on issues, themes, and critique related to an African American public. There will be a donation fee for admittance.

Friday, October 29

Busboys & Poets

14& V Sts



I had the pleasure of witnessing Casey Bejamin play with the Robert Glasper Experiment, and he is truly a stand-out.  He is marvelous on the saxophone and dangerous on the vocoder.  One half on the funk pop new wave duo Heavy,  Casey Benjamin currently plays with rapper Q-Tip, Mos Def, Stefon Harris and The RCDC Experiment. Hailing from Jamaica, Queens, NY Casey Benjamin has established himself as a noteworthy saxophonist, keyboardist, producer and songwriter. His vast repertoire of collaborations suggests an effortless versatility.

Benjamin will be joined by the revered bass guitarist Victor Bailey is a former member of seminal jazz super group Weather Report. He has toured and recorded with Steps Ahead, The Zawinul Syndicate, Madonna,Omar Hakim, Sonny Rollins, Miriam Makeba, Larry Coryell,LL Cool J, Mary J Blige, Sting, Hamiet Bluiet, Kevin Eubanks, and Tommy Campbell, among many others.Fender has released a Victor Bailey Signature acoustic bass guitar, as well as the Victor Bailey Jazz Bass.

October 29 & 30

Bohemian Caverns

11th & U Streets

8:30PM & 10:30PM sets

Get tickets here.


Check out the hot NEW FALL 2010 look from
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Try a FREE sample of
IMAN Second to None Stick Foundation
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Saturday, October 30


914 Ellsworth Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20910

12PM – 6PM

RSVP here.


Fine-art craftsmanship will be showcased as Dana Ayanna Greaves presents her work in an exquisite gallery setting. DC-based designer Dana Ayanna Greaves celebrates the opening of her new private studio – ARTAYA.  Enjoy music from DJ TJ (Wild North), passed giveaways, complimentary drinks and two artistic presentations featuring the ARTAYA collection.   Co-hosted by Industry Gallery in conjunction with Conner Contemporary Art.  Special performance by Carolyn Malachi.

Saturday, October 30

Industry Gallery

1358 Florida Avenue, NE, upstairs loft
This event is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP here or email

Have a great weekend!

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