Freedom Friday

Hey Beautiful People!

TGIF. 🙂

This weekend is jam-packed with some wonderful events.  And since the temperature is now at a comfortable level, you can enjoy the rest of the summer.

Kicking off the weekend is comedian Paul Mooney performing on Friday at the Howard Theater,  and Afro Bluewill be in concert at the Strathmore on Saturday.  Yo can also catch an outdoor movie tonight and tomorrow (7/13 & 7/14) at the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival featuring Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol and We Bought a Zoo.

Check out the rest of the event below.  And I will see you on the other side.

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl 🙂

Truckeroo is a monthly festival held June thru October showcasing food trucks from the Washington, D.C. area.

Friday July 13

Truckeroo

at the corner of Half St. and M St., SE

11AM-11PM

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Jazz vocalist Juanita Williams featured this evening.

Friday, July 13

National Gallery of Art-Sculpture Garden

4th & Constitution Avenue, NW

5-8PM

Free

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Relax on the river with friends and family each week and enjoy live music and a variety of food by great local restaurants.

Friday, July 13

The Yards Park, Third & Water Streets, SE

6:30-8:30PM

Free

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Honfleur Gallery’s Sixth Annual East of the River Exhibition will open this Friday with a reception. Come celebrate the talent that lies east of the river! Participating artists: Tommie Adams, Melani Douglass, Jonathan Edwards, Rik Freeman, Jonathan French, Lawrence Green, David Allen Harris, Khanh H. Le & Thanh T. La, Bruce McNeil, Terence Nicholson, Luis Peralta, Tim Rodgers Jr., Earl Rodriguez, Danielle Scruggs, Deborah Terry, and Sidney Thomas

Friday, July 13

Honfleur Gallery

1241 Good Hope Rd SE

7-9PM

Free

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A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.

July 13-15

Verizon Center

601 F Street, NW

Get tickets here

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This Friday, Africa Underground returns. Highlights include henna tattooing, art workshop, music, dancing, and Moroccan tea ceremony, African food One free drink and one plate of food with ticket purchase.   Must be 21 to be admitted (IDs will be checked at the door).

Friday, July 13

950 Independence Avenue, SW

Take Metro (Blue or Orange lines) to Smithsonian station

7-11pm

Click here for tickets

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The 7th Annual Capital Fringe Fest connects exploratory artists with adventurous audiences by creating outlets and spaces for creative, cutting-edge, and contemporary performance in the District.

July 12-29

Throughout DC

Click here for schedule and tickets

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The Washington Post Going Out Guide Weekend Concerts presents Neo Soul Night featuring Yahzarah,Deborah Bond, and Tamika “Love”Jones

Friday, July 13

Carter Barron

4850 Colorado Ave NW

7:30PM

FREE, NO Tickets required

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Join us East of the River and through the WOOD (Deanwood that is) for the OFFICIAL (DXD)DEANWOODXDESIGN KICKOFF! On Saturday, July 14, DeanwoodxDesign (DxD) launches with a free day-long festival in Deanwood, one of the District’s earliest African American communities located in Northeast Washington. The DxD kick off features family-friendly events for all aging and includes art exhibitions, pop out performances, outdoor marketplaces, and music concert.  The DxD marketplaces and interactive galleries at three Temporiums will feature independent Ward 7 and DC-based artisans and crafters selling one-of-a-kind items.

Saturday, July 14

Throughout Deanwood

10:30AM-3PM

Click here for schedule

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The Kommunity Festival will provide children and youth an opportunity to showcase their talents on the National Mall before a world audience, promoting self esteem, health, and excellence through boxing exhibitions, dancing, and musical performances.

July 14-15

National Mall -Sylvan Theater

15th & Independence Avenue, SW

11AM-7PM

Free

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The Baltimore/DC Caribbean Carnival is annual Caribbean style parade and festival designed to encourage cross-cultural programs within the Baltimore-Washington, DC Metropolitan Areas community in the expansion of Caribbean culture, and to educate youths and adults in Caribbean arts, crafts and culture. For more than 20 years, the parade has been a popular summer event featuring 30 participating groups representing the Caribbean, Latin America and the Diaspora in colorful costumes portraying different themes, dancing to the sound of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, African, Haitian, Latin and Steel band music.  Due to financial issues, the DC Caribbean Carnival will be combined with Baltimore’s celebration.

July 14-15

Parade route-900 E 33rd Street & Alameda,

Baltimore, MD

Noon-10PM

$10-$15

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This month, we’re chillin’ at MOVA for a night of cool people, cool sounds and cool connections. Soundscape provided by DJ Jahsonic. Good times provided by you.

Saturday, July 14

MOVA Lounge & Rooftop

2204 14 St NW

9PM-2AM

Free

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7th Annual J Dilla Tribute & Fundraiser honoring the late producer and beatsmith James Dewitt Yancey/Jay Dee. Featuring Wes Felton, Yahzarah, Alison Carney, Maimouna Youssef, Javier Starks, Carolyn Malachi, DTMD, Deborah Bond, The Far Exp, Labtekwon, Tislam, Awthentik, Incwell, Terrance Cunningham, DJ 2-Tone Jones. Music by Jon Laine & The Players. Hosted by Grap Luva. Plus Detroit’s finest, Slum Village, Guilty Simpson and Frank Nitt

Saturday, July 14

The Fillmore Silver Spring 8656 Colesville Rd

Silver Spring, MD 20910

7:30PM

Click here for tickets

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Motions is back! The next installment we are proud to have as our very special guest Sahib Muhammad of, House Gangster along with resident Ernest Fountain.

Saturday, July 14

Fasil Ethiopian Restaurant

1608 7th St NW

10PM-3AM

10 bucks

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Come sweat to some House, Techno and Afrobeat featuring DJ UnderDog and Cortez

Saturday, July 14

Bossa

2463 18th Street, NW

10PM-2AM

5 bucks

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Best in classic music: r&b dance, rarities, house, soul…

Sunday, July 15

LIV

2001 11th NW

7PM

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