Freedom Friday: The Code Red Edition

Courtesy of Tina Fineberg / AP

TGIF Everyone!

It is HAWT out there folks.  It is a “Code Red” alert making it very unhealthy and unsafe to be outside. (In my Frankie voice, “Code 10, Man Down! *lol*)  If you don’t have to go outside, DON’T!  At least, wait until this evening.

For this weekend, the incomparable Charlies Wilson and EnVogue will be at Constitution Hall Saturday (7/23) and Wiz Khalifa is out at Merriweather Post Pavillion on Sunday (7/24).

And check out the other happenings this weekend.


ThatKellieGirl 🙂

The 8th Annual Dance DC Festival, sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities kicks off this weekend.  The festival highlights the folk traditions of the world through live music and dance. The events will be at various locations throughout the city and are FREE and open to the public. This year, the festival will celebrate the many styles of hip-hop and its influences on other cultures around the world.

July 22-24
Throughout the District
Click here for the schedule


Simply Marvin, a Tribute to Marvin Gaye is the first event for the 8th Annual Dance DC Festival. Featuring Eric Roberson, Mri Ben-Ari, Levi Stephens and Tamara Wellons.  Dance performances by Capitol Movement, Urban Artistry, DC Casineros, and DB’s MVP’s.

Friday, July 22

Warner Theater

513 13th St NW

Doors open at 7PM; Show at 8PM



On the heels of her newly released EP, Seven, Emily King will be performing at the Park tonight (7/22).

Friday, July 22

The Park

925 14th St NW

RSVP today (7/22) before 3PM here.


It’s Deep Sugar DC at U St Music Hall’s Red Fridays.  Featuring DJ Ultra Nate and DJ Lisa Moody

Friday, July 22

U St Music Hall

1115 U St NW


Free before 11PM

10 bucks after


The WaPo’s free concert series closes out at the Carter Barron tonight with Neo Soul Night featuring Carolyn Malachi, Navasha Daya and Ayanna Gregory.  All attendees must have tickets.  Pick up your free ticket (maximum four free tickets per adult) at the WaPo (1150 15th St. NW) beginning at 8:30 a.m. and at the Carter Barron box office (16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW) beginning at noon.

Friday, July 22

Carter Barron

4850 Colorado Avenue NW


Free with ticket


Close to the Edge…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, July 22

Black Cat

1811 14th St NW


7 bucks


Clyburne Park returns to DC this weekend at Wooly Mammoth.  The play is about a white community in 1950’s Chicago splinters over the black family about to move in. Fast-forward to our present day, and the same house represents very different demographics as we climb through the looking-glass of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic “A Raisin in the Sun.” These hilarious and horrifying neighbors pitch a battle over territory and legacy that reveals how far our ideas about race and gentrification have evolved–or have they? Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Winner of the 2011 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Play and Outstanding Director

July 21-August

Wooly MammothTheater

641 D st NW

Get tickets here


To mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history, the Newseum is exhibiting “Covering Katrina“.   The exhibit chronicles the dramatic tale of the media’s reporting of the killer storm that shredded Mississippi’s coast, left 80 percent of New Orleans under water and resulted in the deaths of 1,800 people. “Covering Katrina” examines the national media’s role in shining a spotlight on the horrific conditions facing residents and the difficulties in getting assistance into the ravaged region.

Now Until September 18


555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.



The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) National Latino Family Expo is the largest national, culturally relevant consumer fair designed to educate and inform the Latino community and others of products and services. This event provides an opportunity for corporations, agencies, organizations, and businesses to showcase products, services, and programs that positively impact the American Latino community. Unique corporate giveaways, innovative modern displays, educational activities, and live entertainment inform and inspire attendees

July 23-25

Marriott Wardman Hotel

2660 Woodley Road NW

Friday & Saturday -10:30AM-6PM

Sunday -10AM -3PM



Be Mo Jazz presents East of the River Jazzz with Legacy Jazz Bassist Steve Novosel will perform along with a talented group of artists.

Sunday, July 24

Anacostia Art Gallery

2806 Bruce Place, SE


Get tickets here


All things Africa!  The best in house, djembes and dancers.  Come dressed to sweat.

Sunday, July 24

Patty Boom Boom

1359 U St NW



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