Freedom Friday: The March Madness Edition

Hello Good Folks!

TGIF!

So tonight, my alma mater, Ohio University will be dancing in St. Louis. I am so proud and excited for our team. My home state of Ohio has been showing off with four Ohio teams making it to the Sweet Sixteen–Ohio University, Ohio State University, Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati. However, I am rooting solely for my Bobcats to make it to the Final Four. Let’s see what happens! 🙂

In the meantime, there are many festivals going on this weekend. Celebrating 100 years, The Cherry Blossom Festival kicked of this week as well as the Split This Rock Festival. On Saturday, for one day only, the Washington National Cathedral opens for a tower climb for visitors to climb 333 stairs to the top for a breathtaking view of the District. And the DC Environmental Film Festival closes out on Sunday.

Be safe and enjoy the weekend!

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl 🙂

Founded by Pianist/Vocalist Amy K. Bormet, the 2nd Annual Washington Women in Jazz Festival creates collaboration and community for the region’s Jazz Women.
March 21-28
Throughout the DMV
Click here for schedule
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Dreadz -Headz presents Baltimore Natural Haircare Expo 2012! Baltimore’s only conference on natural hair care, holistic beauty and wearable art.
March 24-25
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – BWI Airport
890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD
20 bucks
10AM-9PM
Get tickets here
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This year’s Cherry Blossom Bike Ride and Cycle Expo will be held by scenic Georgetown Waterfront. The Cycle expo with kick off 10AM with local bike shops and cycling related vendors offering information on products, bike maintenance, training programs and more. At 11:00AM the first celebrity led ride will take off for a 10 mile out and back ride along the Capital Crescent Trail. Additional rides will take off every 45 minutes.
Sunday, March 25
Georgetown Waterfront
Water Street NW
Capital Crescent Trail
10AM
You must pre-register here.
Free street parking is available along Water Street with additional paid parking available in two public parking decks.
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We are not an organization. We are not a business. We are just a group of friends – students, volunteers, teachers, engineers – who want to rally in the name of Trayvon Martin. We thank you for standing in solidarity with us! Please share this event with your friends and family, and let’s work together to make our DC Justice Rally a success!
Saturday, March 24
14th St & Pennsylvania Ave NW
2PM-4PM
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5×5 is a public art initiative that will result in 25 groundbreaking temporary public art installations that will be installed concurrently throughout D.C. The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities selected five highly-experienced and innovative curators to each identify and work with five artists (or artist teams) to create exciting, temporary art works. The resulting 25 installations will activate and enliven vacant, dormant, and open spaces while bringing cutting edge creativity and artistic expression to neighborhoods across the District.

Saturday, March 24

Kickoff

Capitol Skyline Hotel

10 I Street, SW

7PM-Midnight

Click here for tickets

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Come party the night away to a glorious fusion of music and dance from Brazil and the African World.

Saturday, March 24

Axum Lounge

1934 9th St NW

8PM until

10 bucks

FREE Ethiopian Food Buffet from 8pm – 10pm

FREE African Dance Lesson – Come learn Asa: the African Highlife/Makosa Dance

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For Women’s History Month, Jahsonic, Stylus and Adrian Loving will be spinning tracks from all of your favorite Ladies of the Eighties for AxelF. From the iconic to the overlooked, this night will be nothing but women powered jams.
Saturday, March 24
Liv
2001 11th St NW
10PM-3AM
$5 before 10pm / $10 after
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This Sunday, come out to the Anacostia Community Museum for a Tribute to Abbey Lincoln with Jessica Boykin-Settles. A part of the 2nd Annual Women in Jazz Festival.

Sunday, March 25

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

1901 Fort Place, SE

2PM

FREE

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MAD MEN SEASON 5 Premiere Watch Party DC. STYLE IS BACK. DEBAUCHERY IS BACK. LUST IS BACK. DON IS BACK.

Sunday, March 25

Lounge 201

201 Massachusetts Ave, NE

7-11PM

Come out and enjoy: 60s Costume Contest, MAD MEN Trivia Game, Retro Food & Cocktails, Season 4s Final Episodes, and MAD MEN Swag Gift

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