Freedom Friday: Columbus Day Edition

Hello Beautiful People!


I am so ready for the long Columbus Day weekend.   And we are supposed to get some good weather.  I will take it!  Check out some awesome events, and I will see you on the other side.  Peace, ThatKellieGirl!

Gentleman Jack returns with ART, BEATS + LYRICS for 2011!  Not to be missed, the event of the year offer free drinks, live music, hot DJs, street art, and beautiful people.

Friday, October 7

Andrew Mellon Auditorium

1301 Constitution Ave. nW

7PM- Midnight



The Red Tent Symposium for Women is a day and a half exchange centered on the needs of women.  This edition of the Symposium will feature women-led workshops, lectures and panel discussions centered on problem solving in areas such as life balance health, advocating for children,  intuitive arts, mind of matter and more.

The symposium kicks off with an opening reception that shines a red spotlight on award-winning author Sophia A. Nelson (Black Woman Redefined). Free with Symposium registration/ $25 without.

October 7-9

Kick Off at Blackbyrd

2005 14th St NW


Click here for registration and schedule


PRAISE 104.1FM WPRS and SPIRIT 1340AM WYCB will present Dr. Marvin Sapp doing his LIVE recording at Evangel Cathedral.  He will also be performing on Saturday with Donald Lawrence, Smokie Norful and Maurette Brown-Clark at Reid Temple’s 4th Annual Spirit of Praise Celebration.

Friday, October 7

Evangel Cathedral

13901 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD


For more (301) 306-1111


Chris Tucker live in concert this Friday with two shows.

Friday, October 7

Constitution Hall

18th & C St NW

7:30Pm & 10:30PM

Get tickets here


Taste of DC is the region’s largest and most anticipated food, wine, beer, and cultural festival. Open to the public during Columbus Day Weekend, Taste of DC will serve up over 80 of the areas’ best eateries, wine and beer pavilions, musical acts, a family friendly zone, and opportunities for customized interactive brand experiences. Taste of DC attracts the finest chefs, restaurateurs, and wine makers to Washington, DC for tastings, demos, and seminars.

October 8-10

Pennsylvania Ave. NW

11AM to 6Pm

Get food tickets here


Come out to Fete du Soul DC with family and friends, music and dancing in the park, by the river, on the boardwalk!!

Saturday, October 8

The Yards Park

10 Water St SW

Noon to 10PM



For me, this is the crowning event of the weekend.  Wonder-FULL is an international phenomenon and DC’s 3rd edition.  It is the most feel good event of all time. People cry, laugh, dance, meditate, “get it in”…and so many other things. All the wonderful moments, memories and feelings that are exemplary of Stevie’s music and what it means to you, all come alive at this event.
Shine On Me Productions states: “This event might do one or more of the following:
1. Be therapeutic
2. Save your marriage
3. Get you married
4. Help you make a baby
5. Cause you to stay in that job you hate for another year
6. Go buy the full Stevie collection on Oct 9th
7. Dance all night, even though you’re not really a dancer at parties
8. Call your ex to make up”
Be there!


Saturday, October 8


2001 11th St NW


Advanced- 15 bucks

Door- 20 bucks


DOWNTOWN 81 is a feature film starring the legendary American artist Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1988.) Basquiat was a 19-year-old painter, graffiti artist, poet and musician when he played the lead in this film, which vividly depicts the explosive downtown New York art and music scene of 1980-81.  The film is a day in the life of a young artist who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets carrying a painting he hopes to sell, encountering friends, whose lives (and performances) we peek into

Sunday, October 9

Corcoran Art Gallery

500 Seventeenth St NW


Pre-registration is encouraged



Riot Act Comedy Theater is honored to be chosen by Mr. Dick Gregory to host his 80th Birthday Celebration on Mr. Dick Gregory, a leading civil rights activist and comedian, is committed to social change.

Sunday, October 9

Riot Act

801 E St NW


25 bucks

Get tickets here


The Second Annual ALL BLACK EVERYTHING Affair Featuring Performances By Rare Essence, Suttle Thoughts, Sugar Bear & E.U., Lissen & Da Mixx Band.

Sunday October 9


33 Patterson St NE


General Admission-15 bucks

VIP-25 bucks

Get tickets here


Vol. 2 of the Autumn Soul Session features Debórah Bond (Madam Palidrome) and Levi Stephens. Shae Fiol will be the Special Guest Hostess/Performer for the night. This is a soulful event that you won’t want to miss!

Sunday, October 9

Twelve Lounge and Restaurant

1123 H St NE


Advanced- 20 bucks

Door- 25 bucks


This is the last night for the FELA MUSICAL in D.C. Original Members from the cast will be in attendance dancing and vibing. Also, there will be an all-star line up of dj’s and musicians. The Fela Band members include players from the Antibalas Afrobeat Band.

Sunday, October 9


2001 11th St NW


10 bucks


The LoveSexyDC Prince Dance Party is Sunday. The theme is *all music by Prince*

Sunday, October 9

Chief Ike’s

1724 Columbia Rd NW



Be Safe! 🙂

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