Freedom Friday: Ready for the Weekend Edition

Hello Family,

The sun finally came out for a little bit today.  I hope you were able to get some rays.  This week flew by for me, but I am ready for the weekend.  There are so many great events this weekend so make sure to get out of the house.

Remember to send out prayers to Japan for being hit by an earthquake and tsunami today.

Peace and Blessings!

Back to the Caverns by popular demand!!! Last year I saw the Rober Glasper Experiment, and all I can say is that they are the truth. Hailed by listeners and critics alike, Grammy nominated artist Robert Glasper is considered to be the consummate jazz pianist of his generation. A native of Houston, Texas, Glasper has performed with neo-soul singer Bilal, Mos Def,Q-Tip,Erykah Badu and Meshell Ndegeocello, among many others. With three widely popular albums released on the Blue Note label, Glasper melds modern genres while preserving the jazz tradition. Seeing is believing.

March 11& 12

Bohemian Caverns

2001 11th St NW

8:30Pm & 10:30PM

Get tickets here.

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Experience an intimate performance at the city’s incomparable, soul-infused event, The Park Unplugged. Today, we feature singer and songwriter Teedra Moses, whose sweet and sultry vocals have molded her timeless sound.

Friday, March 11

The Park

940 14th St NW

Show starts at 7pm (3rd Floor)
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The Intersections Festival is closing out this weekend.  There are several good performances to check out.   Here are some suggestions:

March 12-13: Mirandy and Brother Wind-  Adventure Theatre and The African Continuum Theater Company presents “Mirandy and Brother Wind”. A world premier dance operetta for families that mixes traditional African-American music and dance with contemporary music theater form. Join Mirandy on her quest to win a cakewalk contest by capturing the perfect partner—Brother Wind.

March 12-13: Urban Artistry and Coyaba Dance Theater- Two of DC’s leading dance companies collaborate to spotlight the continuum of movement from the healing landscapes of West Africa to the energizing dance club floor.

March 12: Step Afrika– Step to the Beat with Step Afrika! All ages will want to learn a high-energy stepping routine from Giani Clarkson of Step Afrika. The grand finale will be a performance in the Kogod Lobby.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St NE

Get tickets here.

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The 2nd Annual Saving Our Sisters Health Summit , sponsored by Divas MPH, is this Saturday.  Washington, DC, our nation’s capital, also carries the burden of being labeled America’s AIDS capital, with a HIV infection rate of at least three percent — the highest in the United States.  This free event is targeted at young women ages 13-29 to combat the growing rate of HIV/AIDS in the metropolitan area.  The event will be an educational program featuring open dialogue focused on contraceptive negotiation skills, assertive communication skills for girls, a healthy relationships workshop for young women, and HIV/AIDS 101 training. The closing town hall meeting will moderated by Justine Love of WPGC 95.5FM/CBS Radio from 3:15 to 4:15 pm and will be streamed live via the internet.

Saturday, March 12

Funger Hall
George Washington University
2201 G St. NW

9AM to 5PM

FREE

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At the Adventures in Travel Expo, visitors can gather information on hundreds of exciting travel destinations all at one place. This is the nation’s largest active and adventure travel show, featuring a wide range of destinations around the world. Learn about travel packages and tours, attend educational seminars by renowned National Geographic ADVENTURE editors and photographers, meet leading travel writers and participate in free hands-on activities including: Scuba Diving Lessons, Rock climbing, Aerial Zip Line, Kayak demonstrations, and Cultural performances

March 12-13

Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place NW

15 bucks, Children under 16 are free

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Festa For All is DC’s monthly Brazilian dance party featuring forró, the Brazilian dance that anyone can learn!  FORRÓ dance lesson with Fabio and Jennifer Bonini of Forever Dancing from 9-10PM.

Saturday, March 12

Axum’s Level X Lounge
1934 9th St. NW, right off of U Street

$10 Door, $18 for two

21+, Brazilian IDs and passports accepted

8PM- until

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Jelani tells the story of an inter-cultural relationship between an African immigrant from Tanzania and an African-American woman living in the United States. The film illustrates significant differences and tensions between these two communities, addressing complex factors to include gender, class, and education.

Sunday, March 13

The Movies at Montgomery Mall

7101 Democracy Blvd

Bethesda, MD

7PM

Get tickets here.

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With unprecedented access, “The Nine Lives of Marion Barry” tells the continuing saga of this despised, beloved and resilient politician. It’s the potent story of race, power, sex and drugs; the tale of a complex and contradictory man who is the star of one of the most fascinating and bizarre chapters of American politics. For the first time, “The Nine Lives of Marion Barry” reveals the complete unforgettable story.  “Focus-In! Cinema for a Conscious Community” is a Busboys and Poets film series devoted to screening important films by local, national, and international filmmakers. Each segment offers a focus dedicated to social justice, peace, and community value.

Sunday, March 13

Busboys and Poets

2021 14th St NW

8PM

FREE

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At COMMUNITY SERVICE w/ Underdog & i:Wah, the Music is an uplifting torrent of new “House”, mixed in with a more than generous serving of Soulful House, Afrobeat, Electronic Dance, Coupe Decale, Samba, Zouk, Disco, Fete, JuJu, Fania, Afro Drumming and much more.

Sunday, March 13

Patty Boom Boom

1359 U St NW

9AM-2AM

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Come out to Bohemian Caverns and celebrate Women’s appreciation month with us in our first installment of our 2nd Sunday’s at the Cave!   The event features Akua Allrich and Bassey Ikpi – opening up the night with a tribute poem to women.  It’s going to be an awesome Soul Jazz Experience! But Only if You’re THERE!!

Sunday, March 13

Bohemian Caverns

2001 11th St NW

Sets at 7PM & 8PM

Get tickets here.

I love this song and video. Check it out!

Peace and Blessings. 🙂

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