Freedom Friday: The Fall Back Edition

Hello My People!

This Sunday, daylight savings time ends so it is time to fall back.  Falling back can be a good thing.  It can be a time of reflection, listening to your spirit and getting focused for the new year.  With less than 2 months away from the new year, we can get started on doing better, making right or beginning again.  Each day, we are granted new mercies so we should seize each day as a blessing to try again. 

I know at times it is challenging with our responsibilities and priorities–the jobs, kids, families, bills, etc.  However, if we fall back, get quiet and listen, the next steps will be revealed.   We also sometimes have to fall back by stop worrying, complaining, fretting, and getting frustrated.  By falling back, we can begin to move forward.  

Enjoy the weekend!  Check out some events below.

Peace!

Founded in 2008, FotoWeek DC has evolved from a city-centric photography festival to a multi-season tribute to photography in all its forms.

FotoWeek DC celebrates the transformative power of photography through the exhibition of inspiring and provocative images, diverse programming, and collaboration with the local and international community.

Whether through photojournalism, fine art photography, or the work of emerging artists, FotoWeek DC provides a dynamic, evocative, engaging experience for  photographers, cultural institutions, galleries, curators, schools, area residents and tens of thousands of visitors to the Nation’s Capital.

Nov 6-13

Throughout the District

Central Location:

Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design

 500 17th Street NW

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“LIVE! from Busboys” is an open mic for ALL PERFORMERS, not just poets! Whether you’re a musician, comedian, dancer, actor/actress, magician, or any other type of performer – we want to see what you’ve got! Come showcase your talent.   Hosted by Bormani Armah.

Busboys & Poets

14th & V Sts NW

11PM

$5

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This Saturday at the Anacostia Museum, Filmmaker Mimi Machado-Luces discusses the intricacies of preserving Latin music legacies on film. Machado-Luces won an Emmy Award for her 2005 documentary, Pasos Latinos: A ‘Mambo-Mentary.’  She has interviewed a number of legendary figures in Latin music and dance and her other projects include In My Father’s Shoes: A Son’s Tribute to Tito Puente (2004) for BET Jazz and Cuban Music-Crossing Borders, The Next Generation, the 2003 silver Telly Award winner. This Afro-Venezuelan graduate of Howard University was a long-time staffer with BET/Viacom. Meet this remarkable woman who is making history by preserving it! Followed by a dance party featuring Verny Varela y su Orquesta.

Saturday, November 6

Anacostia Community Museum

1901 Fort Place SE

2PM to 4PM

FREE

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Sol Power is moving to Eighteenth Street Lounge! Starting this Saturday, Sol Power we will at ESL the first Saturdays of every other month.  Come dressed to sweat!

Saturday, November 6

ESL

1212 18th ST NW

9:30PM

$5 before 11 and $10 after
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This is an ‘After- Brunch’ party where we groove into the evening with best selections in SOUL music & P-Funk this side of the DMV.

Enjoy Food & Drink specials ALL afternoon!
Bottomless pitchers of Mimosa’s, Screwdrivers and Bloody Mary’s…
Plus, a delicious brunch menu til 4pm & tasty lunch menu til 8pm. 
Music by: DJ Saucee – i:Wah – DJ Lance Reynolds

Sunday, November 7

Social (Columbia Heights) the Restaurant & Bar

1400 Meridian Place, NW
 
3:30PM-8PM
 
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The Riddem Method is the best place in DC to hear all kinds of fresh, positive reggae music on a Sunday night!! The sound system at Patty Boom Boom is seriously bass heavy and booming!!  REX RIDDEM will be playing the freshest cuts of reggae, dub, mash-ups, rocksteady, rude boy, ragga & more all nite long.
Sunday, November 7
 
 
1359 U St NW
9:00PM – 2:00AM
 
FREE

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