Freedom Friday: The 2011 Jump Off Edition

Hey Folks!

2011 has truly jumped off and seems to be heading in a downward spiral FAST.  After the celebration of the new mayor, the new GOP Congress strips DC of what little power we have to the disrespect of President Obama during the reading of the “abridged” U.S. Constitution. *smh*  However, we did witness the wonderful redemption of Ted Williams, and unemployment numbers are down.  I am rooting for Ted and every person out there doing the best they can to maintain.  Maybe if some of these elected officials truly lived the principles of the Constitution with compassion and empathy rather than just reading them, they would really meet the needs of Americans.  All in all, I am still keeping a positive attitude that we are going to make this a great year.

The weekend will be jumping off too.  It is packed with some good events.  Check it out!

The @ttic DC ushers in the new year with an artist who is more than a poet, more than a singer, more than an emcee, and a New Orleans native and visionary. Come experience the effortless grace of HBO Def Poet Sunni Patterson on January 7th at the city’s premier poetry venue and fulfill your need for good poetry at the first @ttic DC of 2011!

Friday, January 7


2001 11 Street, NW

Show starts at 8PM

$15 Admission (From 6pm – 8pm Admission Includes: 1 Complimentary Drink, Buffet & Show Ticket  After 8pm Admission Only Includes Show Ticket)

This Friday, Dunlap and Rich is dedicated to the Old School tonight!  Check them out.

Friday, January 7

Lounge 201

201 Massachusetts Ave. NE


10 bucks before 10PM


Inspired by the rich musical history of the nation’s capital and the struggles of poor people worldwide, the Cornel West Theory was created in 2004 as a response to social oppression everywhere. They are here to deliver music that holds a mirror up to the world, with a core focus on political, cultural and spiritual commentary.  DJ Underdog will  be on deck.  Click here to download their new mixtape titled In Her Hands: Embryo Capital Volume 1.

Friday, January 7


3222 11th St NW

8:30PM -10PM


Come get your night started this Saturday at one of the best nights of house music in DC. SOVA has a unique vibe and outstanding micro brew and wine selection. So put on that tie and vest and grab your lady friend and be classy for once. Let this be a night to remember.

Saturday, January 8


1359 H Street Northeast
Saturday night Recess Lounge hosts “The Beautiful Room” their signature Saturday night event with DC’s sexiest crowd.  Enjoy hip-hop and R&B with various guest DJs. 
Saturday, January 8
Recess Lounge
727 15th St NW
RSVP by emailing your guest lists to for complimentary admission before 11PM Saturday January 8th!
Love house music? Feeling a little out of place with some of the younger hipster crowds? Just want a place to go that you can have a couple of drinks and get your dance on?  Here’s an alternative, local legends, no out of town big names, no big lines, no hassles or egos, just great music and great DJs. Need to shake off the last week of work?  One Love Entertainment has got you!  
Saturday, January 8
Mie N Yu
3125 M Street NW
Baltimore native Maysa Leak has gained fiercely loyal following over the past decade as one of the great modern soul/jazz vocalists, and her work has been appreciated by millions of others who simply don’t know her name. Compared by some to Sade, she is really a unique vocalist who combines a keen sense of jazz phrasing with a gorgeous, deep and soulful voice.
Saturday, January 8
Rams Head Tavern
33 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
6:30PM & 9:30PM
Buy tickets here.
With 2011 fast approaching we here @ CHOICE would like you to join us for one of the most anticipated parties of the year as we will be going out with a BANG! Bang The Drums own Jihad Muhammad.
Sunday, January 9
Fab Lounge
2022 Florida Ave NW
8PM until
Cover: 5 bucks

Two-time GRAMMY nominated singer LEDISI with Special Guest: Carolyn Malachi 
will be at Bourbon Street Baltimore on Sunday!  Tickets are selling quick, get yours now!

Sunday, January 9
Bourbon Street Baltimore
316 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21202

$26 Advance, $30 Day-of | All Ages
7PM doors, 8PM show

VIP Sold Out. General Admission Tickets still available.

Get tickets here.

Enjoy your weekend! 🙂


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