Freedom Friday

A quite excited ThatKellieGirl and her musical crush, Gregory Porter after his awesome performance at the Howard Theatre on Wednesday.

Hello Good Folks!

So ThatKellieGirl is still on cloud 9 after the Gregory Porter concert this week at the Howard Theater.  It was such a beautiful spirit of creativity and love in the house.  I literally thought I was in a scene from Mo’ Betta Blues! 🙂  It also helped that I had a fabulous group of people to enjoy this concert with. 

Everyone knows that I love me some Gregory Porter.  I have been singing his praises since last year.  This was my second time seeing him and it just seems like he gets better with time.  He was truly in the zone—high energy (loved his karate kick), (as always) superb vocals and great songs.  And we had an added treat of Ayanna Gregory as the opening act.  She was warm and gracious with songs of strength and liberation.  It was just  one of those perfect nights.  

Enjoy this weekend with Anthony Hamilton with special guest Estelle taking the stage for the “Back to Love Tour” on Friday at the Pier 6 Pavilion and on Saturday at Constitution Hall.  Also, check out The DC Shorts Film Festival before it closes out this weekend.

Also, it is National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Check out this line-up of events in the area!

Peace and Love, ThatKellieGirl 🙂

Tonight, come out for some Sax and Soul!  Jazz artist Art Sherrod with Miki Howard will be performing.

Friday, September 14

The Hamilton

600 14th St NW

8PM

Get tickets here

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Comedian Sinbad and recording artist Israel Houghton and The New Breed will be performing in honor of the 30th anniversary of Grace Covenant Church.

Friday September 14

Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

7:30PM

Get tickets here

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The party that brings together the AfroLusophone & AfroFrancophone worlds!  Music by only the BEST in this city DJ Vasco DJ Jofe & DJ Max.  Kizomba, Semba, Kuduro, Zouk, Cabozouk, Tarraxinha, Gumbe,  AfroHouse, AfroBeat, Reggae & more!

Friday, September 14

The Secret Lounge

1414 9th St NW

10PM-3AM

$10 before midnight, $15 after

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Over the years, over 1000 walkers have participated in the Stomp Out Sickle Cell 5K Walk. This year is the sixth annual walk , and proceeds will benefit the Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease and Faces of Our Children, Inc.

Saturday, September 15

Freedom Plaza

Intersection of 13th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW

9AM-Noon

$20

On-site registration is available at 7:30AM

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Black Women Bike DC September ride will be at Lake Artemesia in College Park via the NW/NE Branch Trail (part of the Anacostia Tributary Trails System). The lake is a beautiful and popular destination for walkers and cyclists. The ride there follows tributaries of the Anacostia River.  PLEASE NOTE – CAPITAL BIKESHARE IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THIS METRO STATION. We do our best to accommodate, but for this ride you’ll have to rent or bring your own bike. (Or rent one from another station and bring it on metro).  There will again be a beginner group and an intermediate/advanced group. The latter will get in a few extra miles and ride at a more brisk pace. Only a few group rides left this year – don’t miss out!

Saturday, September 15

Meet at the West Hyattsville Metro station (Green line).  Please give yourself ample time if you are taking the train. There is a metro parking lot and it’s free on the weekends.

 
Promptly at 9:15am
– HELMETS are required
– This is a NO DROP ride
– Bring your own WATER
– BIKESHARE is not available
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Baltimore County will play host to the 16th Annual African-American Cultural Festival.  The festival includes dance, live music, art, poetry, historical exhibits, children’s activities, health and wellness village, financial empowerment zone, plus Smooth Jazz superstars Pieces of A Pieces and R&B duo Kindred The Family Soul.

Saturday, September 15

Towson Courthouse Plaza

401 Bosley Avenue Towson, MD 21204

Free

10AM-6PM

Free

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 The H Street Festival 2012, DC’s best neighborhood Festival is on Saturday.  H Street has so much to celebrate this year – the completion of the streetscape project, the opening of many new businesses along the corridor, and the survival of the businesses that have been part of our community for years.  Live music on 5 stages, the art cars, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, the fashion shows, and the street parades.

Saturday, September 15

H St NE

Noon – 7PM

Free

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The National Museum of African Art’s Annual Community Day is Saturday.  This year’s theme is “Re-imagine Africa: Eclectic Vibrations.” Each September, the museum opens its doors so visitors of all ages may experience special performances and events intended to inspire them to learn more about the people and cultures of Africa and its diaspora through music, dance, film and art.

Saturday, September 15

The National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Avenue SW

1-5:30PM

Free

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D.C.’s Thievery Corporation, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead and many more will grace the stages at this Fairgrounds music festival. Between sets, take in DJ Thomas Blondet of Rhythm and Culture Movement. To round out the day, there will, of course, be a cash bar as well as food trucks.

Saturday, September 15

The Fairgrounds

1299 Half St SE

Doors open at 1PM ; Show begins at 2PM

Get tickets here

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Come out the final installment of Play it Cool @ MOVA Rooftop and Lounge. If you have never been to any of the  events, you surely don’t want to miss this one. Plan to close out the summer with a bang! Hope to see you there!
Saturday, September 15

MOVA Rooftop & Lounge

2204 14th St NW

9PM-2AM

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The Black & White Ball featuring Familiar Faces and Suttle Thoughts Along with Sugar Bear.

Saturday, September 15

Phillips Flagship

900 Water St SW

9PM-2AM

$25 General

$40 VIP includes buffet and VIP entrance

 For all ticket info contact:
Love 202-507-1554
Lola 240-354-2156
Scrappy 202-702-6151
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Live Drumming + Afro Cuban Dance Performance + 2 House DJ’s = Santo.  Come join us as we christen a new space for Santo. Santo will be at Jordin’s Paradise #2 in Dupont Circle. In addition to a new venue,welcome the vocal talents of Ama Chandra.  Her amazing vocal talent will leave you wanting more. This month welcomes back Ife Michelle to the performance space. If she amazed you with her Eleggua in March just wait and see what she will perform next. Bringing that fire on the Djembe we have Dr. Yew.  Last but not least, DJ Oji along with DJ Deji will once again bless the decks with all of the Deep House and African Rhythms to set the floor a blaze.

 
Saturday, September 15
 
Jordin’s Paradise 2
 
1215 Connecticut Avenue NW 4th floor
 
10PM-3AM
 
$15
 
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Co-Sponsored by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Gospel Music Heritage Foundation, “Evolution of Gospel” celebrates Gospel Music Heritage Month (September) with a star-studded, foot-stomping event that tells the story of Gospel music through narration and song, beginning at the Middle Passage and winding up with highlights of contemporary Gospel music.  Come out and praise the Lord as we honor Gospel Music Channel founder, Charley Humbard, Stellar Awards producer, Don Jackson, and DC’s own Gospel music icon, Mrs. Shirley M.K. Berkeley. Featured artists include Yolanda Adams, Maurette Brown-Clark, Damita Haddon, Lil’ Mo and Phillip Bryant, Crystal Akins, The 7 Sons of Soul, the Washington Performing Arts Society Men and Women of the Gospel Choir, and more.

Sunday, September 16
 
Warner Theater
 
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
 
Free
 
To reserve tickets call: 1-800-895-7301
 
 
 

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