Freedom Friday: The “I Wish You” Edition

Hello Everyone! 

2012 is only two days away.  Can you believe it? 

I am happy to say that I had a solid year.  And I am truly grateful.  Who knows what life will bring next year, but I am ready for the next phase in my journey.  And I would like to thank each of you for sharing bits and pieces of the journey with me. 

So from me to you, I wish you…

Love….that is abundant, unselfish and loyal

Peace…that is comforting and guards your heart and mind at all times

Joy…that is overflowing 

Kindness…to have generosity, patience and understanding in your interactions with other

Courage…to speak up for yourself and others who cannot and the endurance to follow-through to the end

Good Health…habits that favorably affect the mind, body and spirit

Dreams…that you don’t give up on and keep pursuing

Happy New Year, ThatKellieGirl

Check out some  (lower cost) New Year’s Eve events after the jump.  And enjoy this beautiful song from Janelle Monae, from me to you. 🙂


Blend….The newest answer to a weekly Friday night dance party featuring live: Three very different musical styles, spotlighing local talanted DJ’s, in three rooms all under one roof. 

Friday, December 30

Republic Gardens

1355 U St NW


FREE b4 10:30pm

$5 10:30pm – 11:00pm

$10 after 11:00pm

Don’t forget tonight is AromaNights at SOVA.  DJ Oso Fresh will be on the decks spinning down tempo and vintage Hip Hop. 

Friday, December 30


1359 H St NE

9PM-2:30 AM



On the heels for their new album “Undun”, catch the The Roots in concert tonight.

Friday, December 30

The Fillmore

8656 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, MD 2091


45 bucks

Get tickets here


Tonight is Park Fridays, and DJ Questlove will be in the house.

Friday December 30

The Park

920 14th St NW

Doors open at 5pm | Party until 3am

Free with RSVP by 3PM today (12/30) here


 NYE ON U STREET!….Don’t miss this year’s NYE event where there will be something for everybody on every single floor!   There will be live music on one floor, and DJ’s spinning reggae/soca on another floor, and hip-hop/R&B on the top two floors in Liv Nightclub.  A champagne toast at midnight of course.

This is an event you don’t want to miss! Get your tickets in advance before the prices go up! 

Saturday, December 31


2001 11th St NW


30 bucks in advance

Get tickets here


Have a low-key, laid back New Year’s Eve with Dredd & Grap as they bring you all the music you love with a house party vibe on the Black Cat’s backstage. Dance, Hip Hop, Funk, R&B, Reggae, 80’s Pop, Rock, 90’s, Disco, etc.  There will be two great parties in four spaces all for just $25, this is the best New Year’s Eve deal in town!

Saturday, December 31

Black Cat

1411 18th St NW


25 bucks

Get tickets here


One Love Massive and Smirnoff team up to host The Fatback Time Travelers Ball, a night of wonderment, imagination, fantasy, funk, soul and dancing!

Saturday, December 31


 2424 18th Street, NW


30 bucks in advance

Get tickets here


Celebrate your New Year’s Eve at RESTAURANT MARVIN and Blackbyrd with DJ Jahsonic and DJ Moose. Get your tickets while they last!

Saturday, December 31


2001 14th St NW


Get tixs here


Every year Inner Caucus & WHUR have been presenting you the best and most diverse New Year’s Eve Party in DC. This elegant event attracts equal numbers of singles and couples alike. You are invited to join us again as we continue our annual new year’s eve celebration gala. You are welcome to invite friends and family.

Saturday, December 31

L’Enfant Plaza Hotel

480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW


Get tickets here


Join the Positive Black Men Coalition for their New Years Eve Gala! There will be 3 Ballrooms of entertainment, Soul food buffet, Midnight Champagne Toast, live broadcast and more! Hosted by Majic 102.3.  Featuring Roy Ayers! Also performing live Chuck Brown, Reesa Renee, Secret Society, and Soul Patrol.

Saturday, December 31

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 


Get tickets here


Pajama Brunch! Roll out of bed and into brunch at Busboys and Poets. PJ’s are highly encouraged

Sunday, January 1

Busboys and Poets

All locations


Happy New Year! 🙂

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