Freedom Friday: The President’s Day Edition

Hey Good People,

Let’s get real!  Many of you will NOT be going to Africa Underground this evening.  And it’s OK.  Instead folks are trying to get tickets or get on the VIP list or even crash the party.  *giving someone the side eye* You really don’t have to go through all these motions.  Check out these wonderful alternatives.  Also, if you can get some rays, please do.  I have had some serious cabin fever so I am really taking advantage of the break in weather. Be safe and enjoy the weekend.

Come out to support a local cause and local artists with Capital Canvases for a Cause.  There will be refreshments and drinks.   All proceeds are split 50/50 with the artist and non-profit.

Friday, February 18

Long & Foster on Capitol Hill

721 D St SE

6-8PM

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Friday Night Eclectic hosted by Strathmore spotlights Incwell this evening. Just like the hip party you would host-if you lived in a mansion with an art gallery, a cool band and a bartender. This genre-busting DC hip hop artist pushes the limits with such far-flung influences as Al Green, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and Janis Joplin.

Friday, February 18

Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

8PM

Get tickets here.

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DC’s only party dedicated to Hip Hop music & culture goes down every 3rd Friday of the month. Hosted by the one and only Grap Luva.  Pull out your dopest throwback Hip Hop gear and come out and celebrate the golden era of Hip Hop.

Friday, February 18

Black Cat

1811 14th St NW

9PM

7 bucks

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Brought to you by Kimathi Industries, this is an All Blak Produktion with muzikal artists who are leaping onto the scene and taking Blak Muzik back to what it used to be!!! Featured artists are Ms. Colie Williams, J Pierre, Brotha Keepa and Brian Lenair.

Saturday, February 19

TheARC

1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE

7:30PM

Get tickets here.

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The inaugural Umoja on U – Black History Celebration hosted by Juanita Busy Bee Britton and EZ Street.  Special performances by the Black Notes, Farafina Kan, Maimouna Youssef, Gods’illa and the Ballou High School Choir.

Sunday, February 20

Lincoln Theater

1215 U St NW

6PM

Get tickets from $10-$20 here.

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King RJ x Diamond Cuttas presents the 6th Annual DC Loves DILLA.  There will be all Dilla,  all night in his honor.  On the decks: 2-Tone Jonea, Roddy Rod, Supa Qool DJ Quartermaine, RBI, Stylus (The Vibe Conductor) and special guests.  Hosted by Grap Luva and a live art installation by Aniekan Udofia.

Sunday, February 20

Bourbon

2321 18th St NW

9PM

5 bucks

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Sunday, February 20

Choice Lounge

2022 Florida Avenue

10PM

5 Bucks

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Sunday, February 20

Cafe Asia

1710 St NW

Free before 6PM

Coming after 6PM, get tickets here for $15

At door, $20

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LoveSexyDC‘s theme is all music by Prince. Period. Check it out.

Sunday, February 20

Chief Ike’s

1725 Columbia Rd NW

9PM

No cover

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