Freedom Friday: The Fall Back Edition

Hello Good People!

It’s that time again….to fall back.  By setting the clock back, evening will descend upon us earlier.  I used to hate “falling back” because I disliked being in the office all day, then to be greeted by darkness when leaving the office.  I am a bona fide summer baby so I love light and warmth.  It totally energizes me.  However, someone said “you probably need to power down.”  🙂  And that is what I intend to do.  I intend to fall back into relaxing, reflecting and re-building for the spring and summer months.  “Good use of fall-back time helps us spring forward later.”   So when I leave the office,  I am looking forward to coming home to a warm house and snuggling under blankets to either read, write or come up with my next brilliant plan.  How do you plan to take advantage of “falling back”?      

Check out some great and FREE events this weekend.  Enjoy! 🙂

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl


Join us to preview the first episode of the new season of Master of the Mix, before it airs Saturday, November 5th. Featuring DJ Sets by: DJ RBI & 2 Tone-Jones,Smirnoff Cocktails, Food and More!

Friday, November 4

Warehouse Loft

411 New York Ave NE



Click here to rsvp


Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum will be performing with The Airmen of Note as a part of their 2011 Jazz Heritage.   He has performed and recorded with an incredibly diverse array of artists, as well as being involved with a number of film scores. Whalum’s philosophy is best summed up in his own words, “The music I like to play and write encompasses the four elements I grew up with: Memphis R&B, gospel, rock, and jazz. The emphasis, though, is on melody, period.”

Friday, November 4

George Washington Lisner Auditorium

730 21st St NW




This fall Tyler Perry presents a riotously funny and equally poignant stage play, “The Haves and The Have Nots”. The story follows the life of a wealthy family who have everything they need and most of what they want. The characters are often preoccupied with superficial things, until they are forced to become involved with their housekeeper. When the poverty-stricken maid is forced to ask for help, the family gets a chance to see how the other half lives. While coming to the rescue of the needy, it soon becomes painfully clear, who is really in need of saving.

November 3-6

Warner Theater

513 13th St NW

Get tickets here


Anne & Emmett is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. Frank is the 13-year-old Jewish girl whose diary provided a gripping perspective of the Holocaust. Till is the 14-year old African-American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi sparked the American Civil Rights Movement.  The one-act play opens with the two teenagers meeting in Memory, a place that isolates them from the cruelty they experienced during their lifetime.  The beyond-the-grave encounter draws the startling similarities between the two youths’ harrowing experience and the atrocities against their respective race.

November 3-6

Atlas Theater

1333 H St NE

Click here for dates and tickets


Beginning today (11/4), Digital Capital Week is a ten-day festival in DC focused on digital technology and innovation. The event, will bring a variety of people together to share ideas about technology, entrepreneurship, marketing, content creation, and much more. Anyone can participate in Digital Capital Week by registering to attend, hosting an event, throwing a party or leading a project

November 4-11

Throughout the District

Click here for the schedule


Kindred and the Family Soul returns to Blue’s Alley for a weekend of intimate soul on Friday and Saturday.

November 4-5

Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave NW

8PM & 10PM sets

Get tickets here


The Black List exhibit is composed of portraits representing some of the most dynamic and inspiring African-American personalities in the fields of politics, music, business, civil activism, literature, the arts and athletics as well as a few people who are not as recognizable but who are influential in their field. The exhibition includes 50 photographs and an ongoing video of the accompanying interviews.

Until April 2012

National Portrait Gallery

750 9th St Nw



Foto Week DC kicks off this weekend.  Expect to see the very best in photojournalism, commercial photography and art photography. All Exhibitions are Free and Open to the public. Enjoy powerful images from World Press Photo, George Eastman House, Beyond Witness, winners from the International Awards Competition amongst many others.

November 5-12

Throughout the District

Click here for the schedule


Let Freedom Ring–This traveling exhibition, curated by Luna George of LA based Crewest Gallery, features over 150 works of art from nearly 70 graffiti and street artists.

Saturday, November 5

The Fridge

516 8th St SE

Noon to 7PM



It’s Back! For Sisters Only – Nov 5th at the Washington Convention Center – starring WaleBell Biv DeVoe, Estelle, Roscoe Dash, Tank, Johnny Gill and Eric Benet  and more –  Presented by Chrysler.
Saturday, Novmber 5

DC Convention Center

801 Mt Vernon Pl NW  


10 bucks

Get tickets here


DOCUMENT the Fresh is an exhibition that will feature the works of three notable area photographers:Rosina “Teri” MemoloDafna Steinberg, and up-and-coming photographer Vickey Ford. The striking images that these talented photogs have shot will make for a truly unique show that will give attendees a “backstage pass” and “front row” look into a variety of events and concerts: big and small, in and out-of-state, that each has experienced.

Saturday, November 5

Lamont Bishop Gallery

1314 9th St SW




So get ready for another night of 90s boombap, skullduggery, and hip-hop/r&b courtesy of Shine On Me, Very Smart Brothas, and Just Cause Events with Supa Qool DJ Quartermaine on the 1s and 2s.

Saturday, November 5


2001 11th St NW




A panel discussion, where the three photographers of DOCUMENT the Fresh (Rosina “Teri” Memolo,Dafna Steinberg, and Vickey Ford) will share their stories and experiences as women photographers, women who shoot events and concerts, and other related topics; moderated by Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi.

Sunday, November 6

Lamont Bishop Gallery

1314 9th St SW



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