Freedom Friday

Hello Good Folks!

Kick-off the weekend with some great music at the Strathmore with the Soul of Summer with Jonathan Butler, Warren Hill and Maya

Or you can head to the Carter Barron to see War and Plunky and Oness

And you can catch a free movie at National Harbor tonight.

 On Saturday, you can go old school at the Howard Theater with Whodini and EU.

Whatever, you do, just have a good time.  I definitely plan to relax and enjoy my weekend.
Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl 🙂

The largest free public arts festival in the country, Artscape features 150+ artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize. Live concerts featuring Brian McKnight and Navasha Daya. 

July 20-23

140 West Mount Royal Avenue

Baltimore, MD




In partnership with Artland and Words, Beats and Life, there will be an artist’s talk for the exhibit Covered, a mashup of MuralsDC artists, striking photographs and fine art curated by local artist Rosina Teri Memolo. Covered will show you gallery work from these beloved muralists: Pose 2, Cita Sadeli “Chelove”, Aniekan Udofia, Vice Versa, Juan CRI Pineda, DECOY and Coby DEMON Kennedy.  It also features captivating images of Chuck Brown, honoring the passing of DC’s undisputed Godfather of Gogo by Thomas Sayers Ellis. Rosina Teri Memolo’s photography inspired fine art gives you a “backstage pass” glimpse of legendary artists that will take you ba…ck to those moments when you first fell in love with HipHop.

Friday, July 20

12th Street Gallery

3500 12th Street NE




Tonight, Jah Works performs at the Yards Park.

Friday, July 21

The Yards Park




Hosted by Troy Johnson, co-host of the WHUR-96.3 Hang Suite! Enjoy drink specials, giveaways and more!

Friday, July 20

Twelve Restaurant & Lounge

1123 H Street, NE




Check out the illest party dedicated to the best in 80’s 90’s early 2000’s music spanning every genre…DJ CUZZIN B, DJ FACE & DJ MARCNFINIT on the 1’s and 2’s!!!

Friday, July 20

Fever Bar & Lounge

816 H Street NE



Every Friday night you can catch U-turn at Liv Night Club.  The concept of this party is to take a U-Turn from all the superficial things happening at clubs and get back to the basics of dancing and having fun.  You can expect an eclectic mix of music and guest DJs from time to time.

Friday July 20


2001 11th St NW

Free before 12 – Every Friday!


Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Shanice Lorraine Wilson starred in a KFC commercial with Ella Fitzgerald at 9. Later, she was discovered by A&M Records at the age of eleven, and released her debut album, Discovery, in 1987, got the singer a 1987 Soul Train Award nomination for Best New Artist. She signed a record deal at Motown Records in 1991. Her 1991 album Inner Child contained the popular hit single “I Love Your Smile”. Also included on the album is a cover of Minnie Riperton’s 1974 hit “Loving You”. This and other songs like “Fly Away” helped showcase her rare coloratura soprano talent.

July 20 & 21

Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave NW

8PM & 10PM

Click here for tickets


Summer is in full effect and so are the wine festivals at Linganore Winery. Get up and dance to the music of Stryker’s Posse and The Image Band.  Enjoy live music, inspired crafts, fine art and fabulous food from over 40 vendors. Tour the vineyard, explore the tasting room and winery. All bands play from noon-3pm and 3:30-6pm each day.

July 21 & 22

Linganore Winecellars

13601 Glissans Mill Road

Mount Airy, Maryland 21771


DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (OAA) will host its 3rd Annual D.C. Africa Festival. Building on the success of the past two years of this festival, we are pleased to continue this burgeoning tradition of showcasing African culture while emphasizing the contributions and vibrant presence of the African community in the District of Columbia.

Saturday, July 21

Benjamin Banneker Recreation Center (Upper Softball Field)

12pm to 6pm



Hosted by AlSura, attendees wear white as a symbol of unity to raise awareness and funds to help fight HIV/AIDS.

Saturday, July 21

L’Enfant Plaza

L’Enfant Plaza Hotel

480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW


Click here for tickets


The “Keep the Promise” March and Rally will bring together thousands of AIDS advocates prior to the opening of the 2012 International AIDS Conference with the aim of reminding world leaders and policy makers that the AIDS epidemic remains a global threat to public health.  Margaret Cho hosts and featuring speakers Ambassador Andrew Young, Tavis Smiley, Dr. Cornel West, Rev. Al Sharpton and more!

Sunday, July 22

Washington Monument




Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, our five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today’s biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.

Sunday, July 22

Busboys and Poets

1025 5th St NW



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