Freedom Friday

For the ThatKellieGirl, the Olympics came right on time.  It was the motivation I need to make my way back into the gym.  Like seriously, all of those six packs and toned arms and legs made me a little envious! LOL  🙂  However, these Olympians are a physical testament to the benefits of hard work, discipline and perseverance.  I truly enjoyed watching and rooting on these athletes competing for gold.  It made me realize the beauty of struggle.  These athletes tested their mental and physical endurance as well as their dedication and will-power in order to achieve their ultimate goal– GOLD.  And even if they didn’t achieve gold or any medal, they are still recognized as the best in the world.  They are true examples of how each of us must struggle to achieve our dreams.  So when you pass that certification exam, start that business, lose weight or begin saving money, when you will look back, you will truly appreciate the road that brought you there.   

Enjoy the weekend!

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl



Come mingle with your fellow DMV professionals while celebrating a great cause,!  The purpose of this event minus the fun times, networking and mingling is to collect men’s ties (neckwear) that will be donated to Career Gear ( as a part of their Job Readiness Program that provides interview clothing for men.

Tie Swap Rules:
For every two (2) ties donated, one (1) can be swapped with another attendee. In other words, if you show up with three (3) ties, you get to leave with one that you did not bring with you. If you bring four (4), you get to leave with two (2) etc.

Friday, August 17

Dirty Martini

1223 Connecticut Ave NW


RSVP here


Reared on Motown backbeats, 70s groove bands, and gospel wails, multi-talented artist Angela Johnson has a knack for creating songs that infuse the classic elements of music’s yesteryear into a dynamic and contemporary brew distinctly her own.

Friday, August 17

The Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave NW

8PM & 10PM shows

25 bucks


True School Fridays is 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, August 17

Fever Bar & Lounge

816 H Street NE


5 bucks


This month we’ll bike East Potomac Park and Hains Point in DC, a great route along the water with minimal car traffic that’s a haven for area cyclists.  This ride will feature two groups – a beginners group and an intermediate/advanced group. The beginners group will stick to the Hains Point loop and the advanced group will ride the extended loop and may cross the bridge into Virginia.

Saturday, August 18

East Potomac Park Pool and Golf Center

972 Ohio Dr. SW

Parking lot



Look for a group leaving from the GWU-Foggy Bottom metro stop (blue/orange) promptly at 9:00am. If you come later just head straight to the meet up location.


The first Mural tour was so popular, BicycleSpace is bringing it back again. Artistic treasures abound throughout DC–come see some of the best public art in the city as showcased by BicycleSPACE and Murals DC. Building on the route from last month, this tour will offer a chance to discover a number of amazing art works in DC that reflect on the city’s culture and character and will feature some new stops we could not visit last time.  You will receive a cue sheet and be sent off in groups to visit some beautiful murals in Petworth, Columbia Heights, and Adams Morgan. At each stop, you will be greeted by an expert from Murals DC who will offer some background information about the mural including some insight about the history and the artist.

Saturday, August 18


1019  7th St NW



RSVP here


JAMMIN IN THE PARK is a  festival celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Trinidad & Tobago’s Independence.  Live performances by THE MIGHTY SPARROW, DESTRA, KES, BENJAI, and RAYMOND RAMNARINE of DIL-E-NADAAN and much more!!

Saturday, August 18

The Yards Park

10 Water St SE




A tribute to Chuck Brown and all the fallen Go-Go stars hosted by Christopher Williams and Chuck Brown’s daughter KK.  Performing live in concert Calvin Richardson, India Arie, Dwele, BYB, JYB, The Original Soul Searchers, Trouble Funk, Suttle Thoughts, Bela Dona, The Original Pleasure, EU featuring Sugar Bear, Ayre Rayde, Da Mixx Band plus special surprise performances to be announced.

Saturday, August 18

Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Pl NW


40 bucks

Get tickets here


Come out again this year and enjoy a night of R&B under the stars with Klymaxx featuring Bernadette Cooper and B’Ela Dona.

Saturday, August 18

Fort DuPont Park

3600 F Street, SE




You are cordially invited to a very special evening of music and tribute. The party we have planned for you truly has all the ingredients to make a monumental event. The night will kick off with live vocal performances from up and coming artists recently featured on various house labels such as Dejavoo Records (Spain) & South Sole Elements (Italy). The event will then shift attention to our guest of honor DC’s legendary Sam ‘The Man’ Burns. We will take the time to recognize and present an award to ‘The Man’ for all he has given to the city and scene through the years. DJ I.O.U. will follow the presentation with a set to keep the night groovin and movin on into the morning hours. We encourage you to save the date for this event as it is sure to be a perfect reflection of the love that shines through the scene.

Saturday, August 18

The Dunes

1402 Meridian Pl NW


5 bucks

Get tickets here


Old School, Hip Hop. Reggae, R&B, Deep Soulful Underground House and more…..

Tap & Parlour

2001 11th St NW



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