Freedom Friday: Spring Forward

Good Morning Good Folks!

It’s time to welcome spring weather this weekend with the start of daylight savings time.  I am not too excited about losing the hour of sleep, but I am willing to trade it in for more daylight.  I find it funny that daylight savings time was proposed by a New Zealand entomologist George Vernon Hudson who valued after-hours daylight to collect insects.   His idea was initially ridiculed, but in 1927, with political support, it was successfully adopted.  Like Hudson, I also enjoy after-hours daylight. I feel like I haven’t lost the whole day to job when I walk outside and the sun is still shining.  I still have some of the day to enjoy.  So KUDOS to Hudson who believed we should have more daylight to enjoy our after work activities.  🙂   And you can get started this weekend!

Also remember when you change your clocks to change the batteries in your smoke detector also! 🙂

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl

Saturday is the last day to catch the Washington exhibition of Contemporary Wing gallery.  The gallery asked artists from the recent ’30 Americans’ exhibition at the Corcoran to name the artists whom they see as the next 30 to watch: the next generation.

Closes Saturday, March 10

Contemporary Wing pop-up gallery

1250 Ninth St. NW

FREE

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AFI Silver is proud to host the 8th annual New African Films Festival, co-presented by AFI, TransAfrica and afrikafé. The vibrancy of African filmmaking from all corners of the continent is on display in this year’s acclaimed selections.

March 8-13

AFI Silver Theater

8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD

Click here for schedule and tickets

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Come out to the opening reception of “With Every Fiber of My Being” at Honfleur Gallery.  Howard alumni and Southeast resident, Amber Robles-Gordon highlights intrinsically personal themes and incorporates re-purposed second-hand materials such as clothing and accessories. She draws connections between her use of personal found items and the idea that varied elements come together to make one individual.   Her work is marked by use of bold color and rhythmic melding of disparate objects.

 Friday, March 9
 
Honfleur Gallery
 
1241 Good Hope Rd SE
 
7-9PM
 
FREE

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A benefit show For Cease Fire Don’t Smoke The Brothers & Sisters with live performances by Edo. G (Formerly Ed O.G.), Emperess, and D.P.E.

Friday, March 9

Ras Lounge

4809 Georgia Ave. NW

9PM-3AM

Get tickets in advance for 10 bucks here; 15 bucks at door

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Dandies & Quaintrelles is pleased to announce the Crystal City Diamond Derby. This unique cycling event is born from the idea of an alternative competitive cycling event that is free spirited, fun and imaginative. On Saturday, March 10 riders of all abilities will be able to test their skills on an indoor cycling course in a transformed underground parking garage. Our River Ride will take cruise along the Potomac and into Crystal City for another adventure that celebrates our love for style, bikes and great times.  You’ll have the chance to test your skills as a solo rider and collect as many diamonds in as many laps as possible during a 20 minute heat. You can form a team with 3 of your friends for a relay competition. If you’ve been riding for years and desire to show off your speed and advanced bike handling skills, the 4 X comps is for you!

Saturday, March 10

Crystal City

Parking Garage at 1851 South Bell St.

2PM-5PM

FREE

Registration is encouraged. Click here to register.

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The Mrs. DC America Pageant publicly recognizes beautiful married women, living and/or working within a 25-mile radius of Washington, DC, who have obtained personal, professional and community achievements. An official preliminary pageant to Mrs. America and Mrs. World, the Mrs. DC America Pageant welcomes women from all ethnic backgrounds to compete in a yearly pageant for the title of Mrs. DC America!

Saturday, March 10

Jack Morton Theater

805 21st St NW

7PM

Get tickets here

No tickets sales at the door

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Join us March 10th for an amazing acoustic soul music experience featuring Leon Timbo & Jean Baylor, with guest artists poet Charity and comedian Sean Sarvis. Hosted by Holla Walla. You do not want to miss it!

Saturday, March 10

Busboys and Poets

5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD

9:30PM

Get tickets in advance here for 20 bucks; 25 bucks at te door

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Unit-E Entertainment presents the first annual “Ball So Hard Black Card” event with Suttle Thoughts and Be’la Dona. Music by DJ Joe (AKA) Cat Daddy from 93.9WKYS. Dress to impress! Please no athletic wear.

Saturday, March 10

Bistro Bistro

1727 Connecticut Avenue, NW

10:30PM-3AM

Get tickets here

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Salon of Soulful House presents “Roots and Spirits”.

Saturday, March 10

Studio Braat

1711 Florida Avenue 2nd Floor NW

11PM-3AM

Free before midnight; Accepting donations after

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Just Tap presents its newest work, SOLE Defined, at the Intersections: A New America Arts Festival. SOLE Defined shows the intersection between tap dance and other art forms such as house, body percussion, sand dance, jazz, and West African dance. All of which help to influence the Sole of a tap dancer.

Performers include: Quynn Johnson, Ayles Jones, Melissa Frakman, Aysha Upchurch, Ryan Johnson, Dionte Lee, Lesina Martin, Christylez Bacon, and the Akua Allrich Quartet

Sunday March 11

Atlas Performing Arts Theater

1333  St NE

2PM

Get tickets here

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