Freedom Friday: The Ground Hog Edition

Hello Lovelies!

Believe it or not, I want it to snow right now.  I understand folks are enjoying the unseasonably warm weather, but it just doesn’t sit right with me.  We need some snow!  Something just doesn’t feel right in the world if there aren’t any snowmen, snowball fights or snow angels.  So, I am glad that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday.  Now, will there actually be six more weeks of winter?  We will see, but I welcome it.

So before the snow hits, enjoy the weather.  There are some great events going on this weekend.  For Black History Month events, click here for a whole list of events at the Smithsonian.

Enjoy the weekend!

Peace, Love and Blessings,

ThatKellieGirl

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Come out and join us as we launch DC’s newest throwback party Fever First Friday. All classics all nite! Kicking it off will be DC’s number one DJ: The Supa FunkRegulata DJ Celo. Those of you who listened to him on WPGC and WKYS back in the day know how he gets down.
Friday, February 3
The Bebop Cafe (currently HR-57)
9PM-2AM
Get there before 10 for free admission. Only $10 after. 21 and up please

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Spinning Hip Hop, Underground and Soulful House

Friday, February 3

Red Lounge

2013 14th St NW

9PM-3AM

Free b4 10:00pm, $5 until 11pm, $10 after

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Celebrate Black History Month this February with DC’s own Step Afrika! as they pay tribute to African-American culture and its ties to the continent of Africa.

Febraury 3 & 4

Sidney Harman Hall

610 F Street, NW

8PM

Click here for tickets

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DC Shorts Laughs showcases of DC Shorts’s top laugh-out-loud comedies and Riot Act comedians. Each 2-hour showcase features 6-8 films and 2 stand-up routines. Friday we have the hilarious Abe Barth & Mike Storck. Saturday, the indominable Tim Miller & Jimmy Meritt will grace us with their precense. See one — or all — 5 different showtimes to experience the 38 short films and 4 hilarious comics over two days.

Februar 3 & 4

Riot Act

801 E Street NW

Click here for schedule and tickets

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Celebrate the start of Black History Month with a day of craft activities and live music for the whole family. Join us for a day of music, dance, a special tour of the related exhibition, and hands-on activities.

Saturday February 4

National Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum- Kogod Courtyard

800 F Street, NW

11:30AM-3PM

FREE

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Liberated Muse Arts, in association with Soul Pixie Productions and the DC Public Library, presents “In Her Words,” a performance celebrating the lives of African-American women. Join us for a theatrical musical presentation,  examining the lives of artists Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Zora Neale Hurston and Lucille Clifton–creative women who used their artistic prowess to ignite and support social and political movements. Enjoy music and spoken monologue from the legendary women, culled from transcripts of speeches, autobiographical excerpts and interviews. Written and directed by playwright Khadijah Ali-Coleman, and featuring Quineice, Naomi Rose, Tracy Chiles McGhee, Anisha  Newbill, Nia Simmons and Colie Williams as poet Lucille Clifton.

Saturday, February 4

MLK Library

901 G St NW

1PM

FREE

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In celebration of Black History Month, check out the film Good Hair where Chris Rock examines hairstyles, attitudes, and a global growth industry.

Saturday, February 4

National Portrait Gallery- McEvoy Auditorium (enter from G Street)

800 F Street, NW

3:30PM

FREE

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Chicava will get your creative juices flowing with sensuality, creativity, humor and hotness! Easy to follow burlesque movement with influences from around the world. Exercises using the great Toni Elling’s 3P’s – Parade, Pose, Peel will bring out your elegance!

Satuday, February 4

MamaSita Studios

6906 4th St NW

11AM-12:30PM

Click here to register

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The Village B-Boy is destined for 10 story walls in Aniekan Uyo, Udoifa’s hometown in Nigeria, where its true audience will participate, remember and enjoy. The exhibition of over 20 images captures… the exuberance of the United States’ most significant musical export since jazz.

Saturday, February 4

Lamont Bishop Gallery

1314 9th St NW

7-10PM

FREE

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This Saturday, a collection of unique promoters (BBE, Cheeky Sasso, Urbane and Usual Suspectz) with a mature clientele, bring you ‘A Tribe Called Best’ at Muse Lounge. Two floors (1st floor classic hip-hop, R&B and reggae and 2nd floor today’s music) with DJ Lil Mic and DJ Cuzzin B. Join us this Saturday.

Saturday, February 4

Muse Lounge

717 6th St NW

RSVP here

Must RSVP by 3pm on Saturday for complimentary admission before 11pm for gentlemen; before 12am for ladies.

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Meet a Civil Rights activist in 1960, just after the Greensboro student sit-in began. Take part in a training session based on an actual 1960s manual and prepare for your first sit-in. Would you have the courage to fight for justice during the Civil Rights movement? These 15- to 20-minute performances reveal the people behind the objects on view and the emotion in their stories.

Sunday, February 4

Smithsonian Institution- Museum of American History -2nd Floor, East Wing

14th St. & Constitution Avenue, NW

11:30AM-5PM

FREE

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Enjoy the Super Bowl! 🙂

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