Freedom Friday

There’s nothing like a beautiful day in DC! DC Skyline, late summer 2011 by Margaret Huddy

Hello Good Folks,

I am still on a high from “Bike to Work Day” this morning, but I am just getting started for the weekend. The weather is beautiful and the temperature is just right.  So I will be taking advantage of it.  I hope you do too by checking out some great events.

On Saturday, Bilal is at the Howard Theater , and Rahsaan Patterson with special guest YahZarah will be in Baltimore at Soundstage .  Also in Baltimore, check out Felabration.

Please be safe out there, and I will see you on the other side of the weekend.

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl 🙂

Tonight, Artomatic 2012 kicks off its month-long art festival that is “by artists, for everyone.” This year’s event is in a former office building that’s slated for demolition. It features 10 floors of art by more than 1,000 artists: Visual art, music, performance, film, fashion, and more. Workshops, tours, seminars and other events.

All of May

1851 S. Bell St.

Crystal City, VA

A block from the metro

Opening night, May 18 doors open at 6pm

Wednesdays and Thursdays: noon – 10 pm

Fridays and Saturdays: noon – 1 am

Sundays: noon – 5 pm

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

FREE

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Invite your friends and come dance Kizomba, Kompa, Zouk etc… Presented by Zindze, Dj’s Vasco and Jofe

Friday, May 18

The Top Floor at El Rincón Español
 
1826 Columbia Road, NW
 
10PM-3AM

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DC Yoga Week closes out this weekend at the National Mall.  There will be yoga demonstrations throughout the day.

Saturday, May 19

Washington Monument

Sylvan Stage

15th Street and Independence Avenue SW

1:30PM-4:30PM

FREE

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The 11th Annual Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival features dragon boat races on the Potomac River, cultural performances and hands-on activities.

May 19-20

Thompson Boat Center in Georgetown

2900 Virginia Ave NW

8:30Am-5PM

FREE

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Opening Reception for “In the Mix: DC area abstract artists” featuring 8 amazing area artists: Joan Belmar, Anne Bouie, Elsa Gebreyesus, Anne Marchand, Wayson Jones, Ann Marie Williams, Tariq Tucker, and J. Bertram White.

Saturday, May 19

Children’s National Medical Center

111 Michigan Ave NW

3-5PM

FREE

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The National Asian Heritage Festival -Fiesta Asia is a street fair celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The event showcases Asian art and culture with a wide array of activities including live performances by musicians, vocalists and performance artists, Pan-Asian cuisine, martial arts and lion dance demonstration, a multicultural marketplace, cultural displays and interactive activities.

Saturday, May 19 

Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 3rd & 6th St.

10AM-7PM

FREE

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Come break a sweat this Saturday night with Reluctant Yuppie INC.’s own DJ Kayo and DJ Kyotey Grey rocking the 1’s and 2’s. They’ll be banging o…ut soulful and sinister soundscapes spanning various genres from the old school, new school and beyond

Saturday, May 19

Tap & Parlour

2001 11th St NW

10PM-3AM

FREE

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Roots & Spirits…

Saturday, May 19

Studio Braat

1711 Florida Ave NW 2nd Flr in Adams Morgan

10PM-4AM

2nd Level of the Parking Garage and above the Pet Store

Present flier to parking attendant and receive a $5 discount
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Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America’s broken food system. A part of the weekly BloomScreen Film Night

Sunday, May 20

Bloombar

3222 11th St NW

5-7PM

10 bucks

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This Sunday join DJ Lance Reynolds, 2-Tone Jones, Eskimo, Soul Controllers DJ Book and DJ Stylus, and Funkregulata Celo as we pay homage to two titans, The Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown and The Queen of Disco, Donna Summer. Get ready for a proper send off, in true U Street fashion, blending styles to celebrate life…

Sunday, May 20

Blackbyrd

2005 14th St NW

8PM

FREE

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