Freedom Friday: The Parents’ Day Edition

Happy Mother's Day and Father's Day!

Hello Everyone!

This weekend, my family has decided to do things differently.  What’s new?! 🙂

We are celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day TOGETHER.  The reality of the situation is that fathers’ seem to get the short end of the stick sometimes.  For my situation, my Dad is so laid back and nonchalant you tend to think “I will just send him the gift and he will be happy”.  On the other hand, we lay out the red carpet for Mom.  The woman who carried each of my siblings for nine months and was in labor for hours to bring us into the world.   This card out seems to trump everything.  However, you have to give it up for Dad for being a provider and supporting the family also.  We might think Dad doesn’t want a big fuss, but they like the fanfare just as much as mothers.

So in my family’s effort to bring balance to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day (It’s the yin and yang ya’ll!), we are celebrating them together.     Both of them are equally important and essential in building our family.  Both holidays are celebrating the same thing– their love and sacrifice to their family and community.   A colleague asked “well don’t you think each parents deserves their own day?”  I replied “yes, it’s called their birthday!” 🙂

Therefore, ThatKellieGirl is officially celebrating “Parents’ Day“.

Enjoy the weekend ya’ll! 🙂


Tonight, Case will be featured at The Park Unplugged.

Friday, May 6

The Park

920 14th St NW

Show starts at 8:30PM

RSVP here by 3PM


Tonight is DJ Underdog’s Earthday Celebration and the World premiere of AFROTRONIKA, explorations into afro-futuristic sonics, visuals and movement.  Featuring DJs: i:Wah, Cam Jus, DJ Underdog and Jabari Exum on djembe.  Visual Projections by T-Scratch Curry.

Friday, May 6

The Warehouse/ Loft

411 New York Ave NE,3rd Floor (corner of Penn Ave/4th St)


Free before 11PM, 5 bucks after


Come out to Annie’s Art Gallery Every First Friday for Jus Wine Cheese And Poetry.  Get the best wine the best cheese great music and some awesome people.

Friday, May 6

Annie’s Art Gallery

5814 Allentown Way

Temple Hills, MD

7 bucks/ 5 bucks if you are performing


Show starts at 8PM


Tonight is the world premiere and first stage adaptation of “A Time to Kill”, a novel by John Grisham, will play at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.  “A Time to Kill” depicts a Mississippi town’s upheaval when Carl Lee Hailey takes the law into his own hands following an unspeakable crime committed against his daughter. Now on trial for murder, Carl Lee’s only hope lies with one young, idealistic lawyer Jake Brigance, who is outmatched by the formidable district attorney, Rufus Buckley, and under attack from both sides of a racially divided city.
May 6-June 19
Arena Stage
1101 6th Street SW
Get  tickets here


“Pumps & Loafers” on Capitol Hill. …Dress in something cool, something slick!

(There will be special invited celebrity guests and music by DJ Life.

Friday, May 6

Lounge 201

201 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

Free Before 10PM

RSVP here

Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD) will be headlining The 12th Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival.  The Harlem Renaissance Festival quickly has grown into one of the region’s premier showcase festivals for visual and performing arts, history and current event discussions, all in  a  family friendly centered venue .  It attracts more than 12,000 festival-goers.  For 12 years, the Festival’s mission is to connect the community to arts, history and culture of the historic Harlem Renaissance Era.

Saturday, May 8

Kentland/Columbia Park Community Center

2411 Pinebrook Drive, Landover, MD

10AM- 7PM

Passport DC, an annual celebration of international culture presented by Cultural Tourism DC showcases Washington DC’s embassies and cultural organizations with a wide range of performances, talks, and exhibits. In addition to embassy open houses and events, several Washington, DC museums participate in Passport DC with special programming. This year the Embassies Tour will be May 14th.

Saturday, May 7

Throughout the District

Click here for daily events


Come early and participate in a wine tasting.  Come late and catch the Pacquiano/ Mosley fight.

Saturday, May 7

Brookland Cafe

3740 12 St NE

2PM- Wine tasting

10 bucks for wine tasting

Get tickets here

9PM- Boxing Match


This Saturday, one of New York’s hottest events comes to DC.  Louie Vega’s Dance Ritual comes to LIV.  Joining Louie Vega will be his wife Anane, plus DC’s own Sam Burns and Andrew Hogan, setting the night off, making us sweat with Dance Classics and House Music All Nite long!

Saturday, May 7

LIV 2001 11th St NW


15 bucks

Click here for tickets


Come out to Bohemian Caverns to celebrate Mother’s Day with us at our last concert in our Second Sunday’s series with Akua Allrich!

Sunday May 8

Bohemian Caverns

2001 11th St NW

Show starts at 7PM

12 bucks in advance/ 15 bucks at the door

Get Tickets here


Sunday Jazz Lounge is a weekly happening in Washington, DC, established by band-mates Joe Herrera (trumpet) and Rodney Richardson (guitar). Sunday Jazz Lounge features 2 full sets of great jazz from a quartet led by Herrera and Richardson along with bassist Eric Harper and drummer Dave McDonald.  Special guest soloists are featured at the beginning of each Sunday evening performance. This event was created in an effort to broaden the DC jazz scene and provide a relaxed atmosphere where jazz fans can hear some of the talented musicians that DC has to offer.

Sunday, May 8


3222 11th St NW
10 bucks
Come dress to sweat!  Wood floors, incredible sound system and the best in world music.
Saturday, May 8
Patty Boom Boom
1359 U St NW

One comment

  1. I agree that my husband loves all the bells and whistles. As I believe most men do. Just because they are quiet, that doesn’t mean they don’t want to be acknowledged. Also,

    I want to let everyone know that it is just as important it’s our job as parents to give your children a boost. Affirm them, tell them that they can be somebody. At this time I would like to acknowlege October 8, 2000, as National Children’s Day

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