Freedom Friday: The Birds of a Feather Edition

Hello Good People!

At one point in your life, someone has said the following: “Birds of a feather flock together” or “Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are”.  Usually when I heard these proverbs, the person was trying to warn me of the company I was keeping.  Most recently, I heard a new spin on the adage from Jim Rohn,  “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”.     Hearing it this way really resonated with me.  I started thinking about the people around me especially those I consider members of my support circle.  I know that everyone is on a different life journey, but there should be something about each of these persons that you admire and add to your life. 
 
At one point in my life, I used to “fall” into relationships.  I actually would just invite everyone in.  The more the merrier, right?  Well yes,but not in your inner circle.  You have to carefully consider if the people who surround you are a reflection of the person you want to become…mentally, spiritually, financially, etc.   We must be thoughtful and purposeful in the selection of friends, business partners, clients, employers and especially spouses.  I believe the best way to do this is to talk to God who should be one of the five people you spend the most time with anyways! 🙂  If you start there, then you will be led by your spirit about the relationships in your life.
 
So who are the people you spend the most time with?
 
Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl
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With a burgeoning acting career and successful hip hop repertoire, Grammy-award winning star Common hosts Park Fridays alongside Big Tigger. Where else can you find this star power? From “Can I Borrow A Dollar?” to “The Dreamer/The Believer,” Common joins Beny Blaq Entertainment this Friday, December 9th for an unforgettable evening. Come experience a star-studded Friday with us, only at the sexiest and premier entertainment venue in the city, The Park at Fourteenth.

Friday, December 9

The Park

920 14th St NW

5PM-3AM

RSVP by 3AM here

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Enjoy Harbor Holidays with friends and family as you stroll along the streets of National Harbor and enjoy all the great in store offers. The tree will light at 7pm followed by a fantastic fireworks show.

Friday, December 2, 9, 16 & 23

National Harbor

201 Waterfront Street

National Harbor, MD

Tree Lighting and fireworks at 7PM

FREE

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Harpist, Jeff Majors hosts a National Tour for the Homeless featuring Saxophonist, Theresa Grayson; R&B Sensation, Gloria Ry’ann; Hip Hop Artist, Canton Jones, & Glorious Lamps International.

Friday, December 9

Temple of Praise

700 Southern Ave SE

6:300PM-11PM

15 bucks

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The Black Nativity is Langston Hughes’ retelling of the Christmas story from an Afro-centric perspective, infused with rich gospel, blues, funk, jazz music and dance with griot style story telling from an ensemble cast.

December 5-31

H Street Playhouse

1333 H St NE

Get tickets here

This weekend, us the discount code “HStreet” and receive $10 off your ticket.

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The jazzman extraordinaire, winner of three Grammys and seven gold records, Ramsey Lewis revisits his classic ‘70s album The Sun Goddess (and a few other funky favorites) with his electric band— guitarist Henry Johnson, keyboard player Michael Logan, drummer Charles Heath and bassist Joshua Ramos.  Opening the show will be Strathmore Artist in Residence, soul electric guitarist Nate Foley.  There is also a free pre-concert lecture at 6:30pm, Education Center Room 402 on the relationship between gospel music and jazz with Dr. Sais Kamalidiin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music at Howard University.

Friday, December 9

The Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane

North Bethesda, MD 20852

8PM

Get tickets here

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Brightest Young Things and The Kennedy Center are teaming up to bring The Greatest Holiday Party Of All. Come celebrate the commercial side of the season featuring: Those Funny Little People from America’s Got Talent (Piers Morgan hated them, so you know they’re great), Interactive Tacky Christmas Photo Shoot,  food and drinks for sale (cash bar)!

Friday, December 9

Kennedy Center

9:30PM-1AM

10bucks

Get tickets at the door

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World class boxing returns to DC with the The Capital Showdown: Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson on Saturday.  For the Unified World Championship, Khan (26-1, 18 KO) will be putting his IBF and WBA junior welterweight titles on the line against Peterson (29-1-1, 15 KO) in Peterson’s hometown.

Saturday, December 10

Washington Convention Center

801 Mt Vernon Place NW

6PM

Get tickets here

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The Golden Scissors Awards, established by Glynn Jackson Production Company, is the largest and “only” ethnic forum that celebrates hair, fashion, beauty and makeup professional. This long-standing production is a showcase in which stylists, salon owners, vendors and suppliers participate year after year.

Sunday, December 11

Silver Springs Civic Building

1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD

2PM-10PM

Get tickets here

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The D.C. Jazz Lofts’ celebrates their 1 year anniversary on Sunday.  December’s jazz loft features a Battle of the Saxes with a ferocious lineup including the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra’s saxophone section who will duke it out in a friendly fight to the death, and  jazz loft stalwarts the Jolley Brothers and the talented Michelle Webb.  At the end of January, Red Door will shut down, and the lofts will have to relocate.

Sunday, December 11

Red Door

443 I St NW

7PM

10 bucks

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Spend an intimate evening with Avery Sunshine and special guest Trina Broussard at the Birchmere.

Sunday December 11

The Birchmere

3701 Mount Vernon Ave

Alexandria, VA 22305

7:30PM

Get tickets here

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