Freedom Friday

Hey Beautiful People!

It’s #FreedomFriday, and I am ready for the weekend.   I know you are too. 🙂 Check out the events below, and I will see you on the other side of the weekend.

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl 🙂

23 of DC’s best food trucks will gather all in one place, for both lunch and dinner service.  There will be plenty of covered seating, live music, and adult beverages.

Friday, August 10

Half St Fairgrounds

Ballpark / Navy Yard metro entrance at Half & M St SE

11AM-11PM

FREE

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B-FLY ENTERTAINMENT is thrilled to bring you music based in hip hop culture throughout the year!  LINER NOTES: The Series A live musical journey through hip hop’s many intersections.  The series will focus on different themes and performers but will always be rooted in liner notes from the past and present. Join us for our first installment!  Featuring Kris Funn and the Corner Store Jazz Quintet, Paige Hernandez, Baye Harrell , Akua Allrich and projections by Tewodross Melchishua.

Friday, August 10 and Saturday August 11

Atlas Performing Arts Theater

1333 H St NE

8PM

$15 in advance; $20 at the door

Click here for tickets

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The first of the “ICON” series showcasing Anita Baker by Tamara Wellons! Tamara explores the catalogue of ’80’s songstress Anita Baker while mixing in her original songs and the works of others! DJ Jahsonic provides the post-show soundtrack!

Friday, August 10

Chez Billy

3815 Georgia Ave NW

10PM-2AM

FREE

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Through the iconic anthem “I Believe I Can Fly” and such sexy R&B mega-hits “Bump N’ Grind,” “Ignition,” and “When a Woman’s Fed Up,” R. Kelly has proven to be one of the greatest musical talents of his generation. In Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, Kelly shares his life story through episodic tales and stunning color photographs, exploring his meteoric rises and sudden falls. Part memoir, part keepsake, Soulacoaster unlocks the door to R. Kelly’s story as only he can tell it, promising his fans an intimate and unforgettable ride.  A limited number of wristbands for entry will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 10AM on the day of the event. 

Saturday, August 11

Barnes & Noble Union Station

50 Massachusetts Ave NE

6-8PM

FREE

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Blessing Offor is a soul/R&B singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.  He was a participant on Bravo’s Platinum Hit and the VSA International Young Soloists Award recipient whose diverse mix of sounds draws on influences from across the music spectrum.  Presented in cooperation with VSA

Saturday, August 11

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage

2700 F Street NW

6PM

FREE

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FestAfrica will feature music by local and international African music and dance performances, African cuisine, vendors, games for children, health fair, career fair, and tourism fair.  The theme for the festival is “Serving & Touring Africa,” promoting tourism and community service in Africa.  We invite you to explore the possibility of making your next vacation destination in an African country.  We also encourage you take time to visit the non-profit organization featured on the website.  Many are doing good work in Africa and we encourage you to support their cause in whatever way you can.

Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12

1 Veterans Place

Silver Spring MD, 20906

(Corner of Fenton St. and Ellesworth Drive)

1PM-8PM

FREE

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Jagged Edge and Jon B performing at the Howard Theater.

Saturday, August 11

Howard Theater

620 T St NW

8PM show starts

$30 in advance; $35 at the door

Click here for tickets

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If you missed the fun last month here is your chance to Play It Cool with us.  Soundscape provided DJ Jahsonic & Adrian Loving

Saturday, August 11

MOVA Rooftop and Lounge

2204 14th St NW

9PM-2AM

FREE

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The Sol Power All Stars are back at ESL to bring you the best in world music.   Come dressed to sweat! 

Saturday, August 12

ESL

1212 18th St NW

9PM

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Every Sunday, Behind the Groove is bringing you the best in house, soul and classic RnB music. 

Sunday, August 12

Bohemian Caverns

2001 11th St SE

7PM

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