Freedom Friday

ThatKellieGirl, the Impressionist Artist

Hello Good People!

My weekend is starting off right.  Yesterday, my girlfriend and I took a painting class through Living Social.  Both of us love art and have dabbled in painting.  So for my birthday, we took the class.  First off, let me say that the Living Social Building (918 F St NW) is a FUN HOUSE.  Not only were they teaching art classes, they were teaching burlesque classes and hosting a happy hour karaoke night.  The building is huge and all the Living Social staff were very nice and helpful.  I definitely will be back.  If you get a chance, check it out.

During the art lesson, I quickly found out that I did not have the skills to duplicate the painting like my girlfriend.  So, I decided to “interpret”  and create a different painting.  When the art teacher viewed my progress, he said I did a good job, but as soon as he saw my girlfriend’s painting he said her painting was “TERRIFIC!”  Then he quickly turned back to me to say my painting was still good. *giving art teacher the side eye* 

ThatKellieGirl and girlfriend proudly presenting our “Masterpieces”.

Seriously though, my girlfriend did a great job.  She has some skills and she taught me some techniques.  However, I still love my painting.  This is a great example of how people see things differently, but their views can be equally valuable, relevant, and beautiful to the world.

Like an excited kindergarten student, I proudly presented my painting to my fiance as a gift.  He loved it! 🙂  I am quite excited to take another lesson.  Who knows, I might be the next great artist! 🙂

I know you are ready for the weekend.  So start it off right tonight , Chante Moore will be performing at the Howard Theater, and Kindred and the Family Soul will be at the Birchmere.   Also, check out the Capital Fringe Fest before it closes out this weekend.

And don’t forget, The London Olympics Opening Ceremony kicks off at 9 p.m. London time (4 p.m ET) TODAY, July 27, but will be broadcast on NBC at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Have a great weekend!

Peace and Blessings,

ThatKellieGirl 🙂

Largest rooftop happy hour hosted by WHUR!

Friday, July 27

Twelve Restaurant and Lounge

1123 H St NW

5-9PM

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DeanwoodxDesign presents Honoring the Past to Create the Future exhibition. The exhibition will give honor and praise to history for we know it shapes our future. Highlighting a community with all of its facets not just its negative dimensions. The work displayed looks at process, connections, emotions, perspective and the sweetness of persistence.

Come meet the artists and see their work
Zandra Chestnut,
Esther Iverem,
Amber Robles Gordon,
Sherry Burton Ways,
Benita Elliot and
Aaron Brown

Friday, July 27

Center for Green Urbanism

3938 Benning Rd NE

6-8PM

FREE

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 Join Black Women Bike DC (BWBDC) for our rescheduled monthly group ride for riders of all levels. We will follow the river and ride both sides of the scenic Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in DC.

The ride will take approximately 45 – 60 minutes to complete the loop with the option of a second loop for intermediate and advanced riders. More details:

– This is a NO DROP ride
– ALL LEVELS are welcome
– HELMETS are required
– Route includes some narrow paths, hills, and on-road trails
– You are encouraged to bring WATER

Please indicate if you are willing to be a co-leader for this ride and we’ll see you on the trail!

Saturday, July 28

Meet up point is the Stadium-Armory Metro (Blue/Yellow) at the Independence Ave exit (closest to the Armory). We’ll leave at 9:15am and ride by RFK Stadium to catch the trail. We’ll pass by Yards Park and Nationals Stadium, cross the Frederick Douglass Bridge, ride through Anacostia Park, and cross over the Sousa Br…idge before heading back to RFK.

9AM

FREE

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Come out to the Summer Festival of food, music, art and a new weekly farmers market.  The festival includes performances, interactive art, outdoor galleries, and face-painting and balloon artists for children 

Saturday, July 28

St. Elizabeth’s East Campus

1100 Alabama Ave SE

10AM-2PM

FREE

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The Summer sneaker season won’t be complete without hitting up Sneaker Con.  Buy, sell and trade some of the most sought after footwear.

Saturday, July 28

2427 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

Noon-7PM

Get tickets here

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Kizomba, Kompa, & Zouk meet again on the dancefloor! Enjoy another SEXY evening filled with a SUNSET, music, food, and great people on the ROOF of Twelve Lounge.  Buffet, Grill, & Dinner serving American, African, Brazilian and Haitian foods with sponsorship by the Angolan Embassy.
 
Saturday July 28

Twelve Restaurant and Lounge

1123 H St NW

7PM-3AM
 
**debuting special new Afro-House sound that can ONLY be found @ Zouk Passion on the Roof**Click here for tickets

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Roy Ayers kicks off the Fort Dupont Summer Concert Series with Secret Society.

Saturday, July 28

Fort Dupont Part

3600 F Street, SE

8PM

FREE

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If you’re ready for the hottest party of the summer, then get your tickets to the 1st Annual 2012 Grown & Sexy Old School Linen Party at Nationals Park! Experience the hottest bands in the DMV featuring Suttle Thoughts, Vybe, DaMixx Band and Be’La Dona.

Saturday, July 28

Nationals Park

1500 South Capitol Street, SE

9PM

Click here for tickets

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Do you have your captain’s cap?  Boat shoes? Riunite on ice? Or at least Bartles and Jaymes?  Join us for this month’s summer jam with all the usual Jheri Curl funk and overlooked ’80s goodies, as well as Yacht Rock, Blue Eyed Soul, and… The Good Life.

Saturday, July 28

Liv

2011 11th St NW

10PM-3AM

$5 before 10pm / $10 after
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The Summer Music Festival starring Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and special guest Tank.

Sunday, July 29

Verizon Center

601 F St NW

6PM

Click here for tickets

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We clear the dinning room area for dancing!! Spinning Live Old School Hip Hop, R&B Club Classics, Deep Soulful Underground House and more!  Featuring the OMG Boys DJs Osiruss & Luminscentsoul.

Sunday, July 29

Tap & Parlour

2001 11th St NW

6PM-2AM

FREE

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