Freedom Friday: The Omegageddon Edition

Hey My People,

If you don’t know, you will know by the end of the weekend that the “Ques” are in town!  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. return to their birthplace– the campus of Howard University to celebrate their 100th year anniversary.  I think it is wonderful to have an organization of African-American men promoting brotherhood, leadership and service within the community.  

If you want to party with the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi, there is plenty of opportunities!  Shaq and Tom Joyner are hosting the Celebrity Omega Men Bash at Ibiza tonight.   You can also keep up to date on all the events here.  You also can follow the bruhs on Twitter and on Facebook to know what’s going on.

If you are trying to avoid the crowds, check out these other alternatives below.

Peace and Blessings family! 🙂 

This Friday evening (7/29), Julie Dexter will be LIVE on the downtown Silver Spring stage performing music from her new album NEW AGAIN

Friday, July 29

Silver Spring Stage

908 Ellsworth Drive Silver Spring, MD

7-9PM

Free

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The Dunlap and Rich presents Retro Fridays.

Friday, July 29

Lounge 201

201 Massachusetts Avenue NE

9PM-2AM

RSVP here

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The amazing acrobats who perform with the UniverSoul Circus are coming to dazzle you! Originating from Kenya, the talented African Acrobats have thrilled audiences of all ages with their unique display of athleticism, art, movement and acrobatic majesty. This breath-taking performance will include acrobatics, contortions, tumbling, human pyramids, and a chair balancing act. Comedy, electrifying music, and audience participation make this a performance that’s great for the entire family

July 28-31

Prince George’s Playhouse

5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, MD 20784 

10 bucks

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Get up close to live shark feedings at the National Aquarium’s Shark Weekend and learn about the different species that called Earth home for millions of years. Children can also go on a scavenger hunt, touch a shark tooth and meet Sherman from the cartoon “Sherman’s Lagoon” among other shark-themed activities.

July 30-31

National Aquarium

1401 Constitution Ave NW

Adults- 10 bucks

Children (3-11)- 5 bucks

9AM-6PM

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Keeping the legacy alive of Roger Troutman, Zapp (Ohio represent!) will be performing at Fort DuPont Park. TV One’s Unsung did a great biography about Roger and the band.

Saturday, July 30

Fort DuPont Park

Minnesota Avenue and Randle Circle SE

8PM

FREE

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Host-DC invites you to be a kid again and to experience Recess, the DC area’s first game night for adults mixed with a party atmosphere! Relive some of your youth as attendees will be able to enjoy games, drinks, discounted rooms, and a live DJ at this month’s playground the Sheraton National Hotel. Come out and have tons of fun with other DC area professionals as we laugh, play, and party at Recess!

Saturday, July 30

Sheraton National

900 South Orme Street Arlington, VA 22204

9PM-1:30AM

Get tickets here
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D.C.-based hip-hop band the Cornel West Theory  will celebrate the release of their second album The Shape of Hip-Hop To Come (July 19) with a show at U Street Music Hall.  Special Guests GODS’ILLA, Kokayi, DJ Underdog and host, WPFW’s Jared Ball.

Saturday, July 30

U Street Music Hall

1115-A U St NW

7-10PM

10 bucks

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A party celebrating the best in champagne soul, jheri curl funk and nu wave music from past and present. And lazer boogie! Featuring DJs Jahsonic, Stylus and Adrian Loving.  Their philosophy is the funkier, synth-ier and crazier, the better.

Saturday, July 30

Liv

2001 11th St NW

10PM-3AM

Free before midnight and 5 bucks after

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Starting @ 3pm each and every Sunday, Happy Sundays answers any and all questions you had about where you were going on Sunday afternoons.

Sunday, July 31

Donovan House

1155 14th St Nw

3PM to 12AM

Free

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“Revolution Immortalized: a Tribute to the Prophetic Work of Gil Scott Heron.” An interactive evening featuring live music by the Neo-Groove Movement and Head Roc, spoken word by Holly Bass and the DC Youth Poetry Slam Team, and video footage of a few of Heron’s notable performances. The event will also include a brief discussion on the social history of the time which Heron addressed through his artistic works. This event is cosponsored by Busboys and Poets, Teaching for Change, Empower DC, Washington Peace Center, Praxis Committee and We Act Radio.

Sunday, July 31

Busboys and Poets

5 and K Streets NW

5PM

Donation

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This introductory workshop is geared towards adults 18 and over and is a fusion of Jamaican Folk dance forms (namely Dinki Mini, Gerreh & Bruckins) combined with a Contemporary/Modern influence (namely the Release Technique).  The workshop will be accompanied by live traditional drumming by Dion Jacobs and Kombo Omalara!

Sunday, July 31

Joe’s Movement Emporium

3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD

3-5PM

FREE

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This weekend is the Go-Go All Stars.  E.U, frontman Gregory “Sugar Bear” Elliott celebrates his birthday by performing with E.U., and a number of go-go legends will show up to help out.

Sunday, July 31

Capitol Beltway Best Western Hotel

5910 Princess Garden Parkway, Lanham MD  20706

9PM-2AM

Get tickets here.

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Morris Day and The Time will be performing on Sunday.  I am sure this is going to be fun and funky show.

Sunday, July 31

The Birchmere

3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA

7:30PM

Get tickets here

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