Freedom Friday: The Hurricane Irene Edition

Satellite image of Hurricane Irene Courtesy of http://www.ctpost.com

Hello Good People!

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for Hurricane Irene.  I got my flashlights, a lantern, water, food, my books and some board games. 🙂

You already know that the King Memorial Dedication has been postponed.  However, you can visit the King Memorial today (8/26) and Saturday (8/27).  So before we go on lock down, there are still a couple of events you can check out tonight and Saturday.

In the meantime, catch some Ladies of Soul! N’Dambi today(8/26) at Noon performing at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) at noon.  And on Saturday (8/26), Conya Doss will be performing at Blues Alley  and Ayana Gregory will be performing at Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St NW).

Please monitor the events in case of last minute cancellations.

Peace and Blessings. 🙂

If you have people in town for the now postponed King Memorial Celebration, take them to view “For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights“.  The exhibition looks at images in a range of venues and forms, tracking the ways they represented race in order to perpetuate the status quo, stimulate dialogue, or change prevailing beliefs and attitudes.

June 10-November 27

NMAAHC Gallery at Smithsonian National Museum of American History

1400 Constitution Ave NW

10AM-5:30PM

FREE

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This Friday, live performance from seminal DC artist Asheru and special screening of Boondocks episode Return of the King.  Also selections by DJ RBI including a late night dancehall set.  Proceeds benefit Common Good City Farm.

Friday, August 26

Ras Restaurant and Hall

4809 Georgia Ave NW
8PM-2:30AM
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Dance party featuring all the music and video of Michael Jackson and the Jackson family.

Friday, August 26

9:30 Club

815 V St NW

9PM-2:30AM

15 bucks

Get tixs here

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The DMV’s biggest Zouk and Kizomba Party!  Come enjoy the best of : ZOUK, KIZOMBA, KOMPA,AFROZOUK, SEMBA, SOCA , CALYPSO, FUNANA, REGGAE, COUPER DÉCALER, M’BALAKH, KUDURU AND MORE..

Friday, August 26

Heritage

1337 Connecticut Ave NW

Ladies free before midnight.

$10 before midnight and $15 after

11pm-3AM

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The creator and resident on-stage artist for Raheem DeVaughn,  Demont“Peekaso” Pinder creates unique paintings based on prominent figures in the Hip Hop and urban community, infusing traditional usage of oils/acrylics and modern technology, including the iPad. Dubbing.

Saturday, August 26

Lamon Bishop Gallery

1314 9th St NW

Thursday – Saturday: 1-7PM
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Axel F is back to fonque you up, roll your body and sweat out your curl with JAHSONIC, ADRIAN LOVING and DJ STYLUS, aka the DJ version of Isley-Jasper-Isley.  Every 4th Saturday

Saturday, August 27

LIV

2001 11th St NW

10PM-3AM

Free before midnight, $5 after

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THE ART OF ROCKIN SOUL SERIES VOL II. Michael Jackson Birthday Tribute featuring Suttle Thoughts and Lissen 2.0. Each  band performing MJJ hits.  Guest host DJ Dirty Ricco

Saturday, August 27

Cafe Asia

1720 I St NW

10PM-3AM

Get tickets here

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The Godfather of Go Go Chuck Brown celebrates his 75th Birthday this Sunday (8/27)with Black Alley and hosted by Bootsy Collins.

Saturday, August 27

9:30 Club

815 V St NW

7PM

30 bucks

Get tickets here

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And if you are willing to go out on Sunday……Be safe!

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