Freedom Friday: The Christmas Eve Edition

Hello Good People!

I finally caught it.  I caught the Christmas spirit.  I love being with my family during Christmas. For me, it’s an opportunity to get it right with family before I enter the new year.  I am looking forward to laughing, loving, giving and watching “The Christmas Story” with them. 🙂  As I write, everyone will soon converge upon my sister’s home for our Christmas celebration.

I know each Friday, I usually let you know what wonderful events and shows are happening for the weekend.  However, before you do what you do, I encourage each of you to really take this Saturday and Sunday to spend time with your family or your support system.  It is so easy for each of us to get caught up in daily distractions.  However, when we have opportunities to relax, relate and release make sure to include your family some times.  I had a wonderful morning bonding and talking with my older sister.  We regularly talk, but there is nothing like a good ole’ heart to heart.  When we come with a spirit of love and understanding beautiful, transformative and miraculous things can happen.  As I was taught and read, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20).  That’s powerful people.  And God is right there in the middle of it all.  🙂 

I hope each of you enjoy the rest of the year.  Peace and Blessings!

Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its 12th year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

Saturday, December 25

Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage

2700 F St NW

6PM

Free!

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SOuL BaBY” was established over a decade ago by a group of native Washingtonians as a conduit to connect with friend and associates who had migrated from the Metropolitan Area and were returning home for the holidays. As lives progressed and social networks grew it became obvious that positive people traveled in the same circles. What had once just been a chance to catch up with old friends evolved into an opportunity to enjoy the many cross sections of ones life. Playing a close second fiddle to the people has always been the music. “SOuL BaBY” has always been a place to hear good music and this year will be no different. DJ Jahsonic will provide the musical backdrop for the evening, Vintage Hip-Hop, Classic Soul, Break Beats, & Reggae. Soul Baby is free! Just bring yourself and that holiday vibe. Spread the word. See you there!

Saturday, December 25

Jin

2017 14th St NW

9PM-3Am

Free!

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Check out Christmas Night at the La Fontaine Bleue for one of the most grown and sexy evenings of the year! Enjoy live performances by: Rare Essence, Suttle Thoughts, Bela Dona, Vybe, and Lissen! Hosted by La Fontaine Bleue, Quiet As Kept, Made In The City Entertainment, and Crucial Entertainment.

Saturday, December 25

Le Fountaine Bleu

7963 Annapolis Road

Lanham, MD

9PM-3AM

Get tickets here.

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You are really in for a treat!  Black Nativity is the joyous account of an historic event that occurred 2,000 years ago. It’s a celebration that tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. Based on the Gospel of St. Luke, combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes, this song-play touches a special chord in the hearts of all.

December 8- January 2

H Street Playhouse

1365 H St NE

Get tickets here.

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I am so excited about this event!  Treat your family and friends to a Kwanzaa Celebration. Hosted by Juanita “Busy Bee” Britton and EZ Street, this inspirational holiday event will honor local community leaders, activists and youth mentors. Featuring performances by The Black Notes, Farafina Kan, Maimouna Yousseff, Gods’illa and the Ballou High School Choir

Sunday, December 26

Lincoln Theater

1215 U St NW

5PM

Get tickets here.

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