Freedom Friday: The Humanity Edition

Hey Folks,

Time is winding up. 2011 is 28 days away.  Quite honestly though, I am really excited about the new year.  I believe each new year is a second chance.  We can build upon what we started or simply just start all over again.   Personally, I love change.  (I think it’s the Gemini in me! 🙂 )  I love trying new things and meeting new people.  First, it breaks up the monotony.  And second, I feel more connected to my fellow woman and man.  Sometimes I will look at a person and think I wonder what their life is like. This is why I find myself always conversing with people.  It gives you a different and broader perspective about life.  We are also able to empathize and strengthen our humanity towards each other rather than make judgments or assumptions about a person.  I dare you to just strike up a conversation with someone.  Just say how are you?  So what do you think about  (fill in the blank). 

Just the other day, the Boo and I were at Whole Foods and we started talking to our cashier, Marcus.  I told Marcus that he did a great job bagging my groceries and how folks don’t know how to bag groceries.  Marcus said he bagged the way he wanted his groceries bagged.  And he especially tries to do a good job for the elderly so it isn’t too heavy for them.  Then, we talked about  how back in my hometown being a  “bag boy” was a coveted job and girls weren’t hired for the position for a long time.  This probably seemed like an uninteresting conversation, but when we were finished Marcus said, “Thanks for talking to me.  I really appreciated it.”  It warmed his heart, and it warmed our hearts too. Just think of all  the people who walk by and never say anything either distracted by their own thoughts or just don’t care to speak to the cashier.  I challenge you, start a conversation with a random person, and see what happens.  I would love to hear your stories. 🙂

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This is a one night/ one of a kind art show featuring all NEW and AFFORDABLE WORKS by Aniekan.  These new works  are inspired by the 70s is guaranteed to move you! DJ UNCLE Q will be providing the GROOVES FOR THE EVENING!!!

Friday, December 3

CRE8 SPACE STUDIO GALLERY

1314 9th St NW
 
7:30PM – 10:30PM
 

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Deep Sugar comes to DC tonight!  Deep Sugar showcases Baltimore resident DJs, along with world-renowned guest DJs and performing artists.  Nearly five years ago, international dance music recording artist Ultra Nate’ and key friends, artists & DJs hailing from Baltimore made a commitment to give something back to the house scene and keep it thriving.  This is when they decided to start the Deep Sugar parties.  Taking place every 2nd Saturday of the month at The Paradox in Baltimore, folks come to sweat.

Friday, December 3

U St. Music Hall

1115 U St NW

10PM

Free w/ RSVP; $10 w/o RSVP

RSVP at deepsugarmusic@gmail.com

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Come out to celebrate the Alphas’s 104 th Anniversary  with the Phrozen Pharoah Phriday Edition at The Park.

Friday, December 3

The Park

920 14th St. NW

5:30PM

Complimentary Ice Cold Lemonade Vodka with this flyer from 6pm to 8pm

RSVP at cheekysasso2006@gmail.com
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Have an evening of art, wellness, and fun while celebrating the opening of The Lighthouse, a collaborative artist and healer community space. The Lighthouse hosts a variety of services, including private healing sessions, holistic workshops, poetry readings, healthy cooking demonstrations, photography shoots, art openings and more. The opening celebration will feature the artwork of Helina Metaferia and Elen Awalom. Light refreshments will be served. DC’s leading house, hip hop and soul pioneers, including DJ Jahsonic, DJ Underdog, DJ Eurok DJ I-Wah, and DJ Triptych, will spin throughout the evening.

Friday, December 3

The Lighthouse

5016 9th St NW
 
6:30-11:30PM

RSVP to thelighthousedc@gmail.com

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The celebration of DJ culture continues with a special Saturday brunch event!  Join Lil SoSo Productions for great music, food and SMIRNOFF cocktails. Hosted by DJ Stylus, “The Vibeconductor”, there will be a special guest DJs on the first floor and “open tables” in the basement. DJs can bring their vinyl and sign up to spin a 20-minute set.

Saturday, December 4

Tabaq

1336 U St. NW

11AM-3PM

RSVP here.

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If you have ever been to a Dunlap & Rich event, you know it is for the grown and sexy.  Their events have good  music to make you bob your head or snap your fingers and a delicious late night menu. Come socialize, network and have a good time.

Saturday, December 4

201 Lounge

201 Massachusetts Ave. NE

9PM

You MUST RSVP.  To get on the guest list, click here.

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This 10-year anniversary of One Common Unity is a celebration of epic proportions. A dynamic evening of musical and dance performances hosted by HawaH, and featuring Grammy nominated singer, emcee, and poet, Maimouna Youssef and the Beat Ya Feet Kings from MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.  Also headlining the bill is the West African drumming ensemble Farafina Kan and soul-singer/ songwriter Mikuak Rai.

Saturday, December 4

U St. Music Hall

1115 U St NW

7-10PM

Get tickets here.

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Local retailers will join BZB International to present fine jewelry, designer & ethnic fashions, eclectic gifts and home accessories, original artwork, artistic greeting cards, collectible tree ornaments and specialty items at the 20th Annual BZB Holiday Gift & Art Show. 
 
December 4, 11, & 18
 
Shiloh Family Life Center
 
1510 9th St. NW
 
10AM-8PM
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Celebrate the season at the 3rd Annual Merriment in Georgetown, DC’s most anticipated holiday shopping and family event of the year in the heart of Georgetown.  Usher in the holiday season with special sales and events, seasonal festivities, live entertainment, children’s activities, and culinary treats. From candlelight caroling to complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, there’s something for everyone!

Sunday, December 5

Wisconsin Ave. & M St. NW

2-5PM

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Hard a work all week, disya yah Sunday slow down. Dance close wit ya gal (or guy).  DJ EYE AM spinning lovers rock, roots and punky reggae.

Sunday, December 5

Patty Boom Boom

1359 U St. NW

9PM-2AM

RSVP for the Guest List by December 4th to:
simone@clutchdc.com

2 comments

  1. Loved the blog today…it’s so true you just never know what effect your actions may cause…I think it makes individuals in positions like his feel so good that someone realizes how important his work is and give commendation thereafter! Great job to you and your Boo…and great write up..no need to challenge me on it, I do it like you any and every chance I get!

  2. Thanks Margaret for the comments. And I know you dont’t bite your tongue about the good or the bad! 🙂 I believe it’s important to connect with people, not just those in your circle. You never know how you can touch someone. Thanks for reading!

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