Freedom Friday: The Shonda Rhimes Edition


TV Powerhouse Shonda Rhimes- (center) screenwriter, director and producer
TV Powerhouse Shonda Rhimes- (center) screenwriter, director and producer

 ThatKellieGirl hasn’t been so entertained while watching TV since….well who knows!  But yesterday’s episode of Scandal goes down in the television history books for me.  I was on edge watching all that drama.  It took me a while to settle down to go to sleep! LOL 🙂 With Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, who is Shonda Rhimes— this Black woman who has changed television?  Well if anyone can find out, it’s Oprah! 🙂 On Sunday, Kerry Washington, Judy Smith , the real-life inspiration for Kerry’s character, Olivia Pope and Shonda Rhimes sits down with Oprah this Sunday, 12/9, at 9/8c.  Can’t wait! In the meantime, check out this interview of Shonda Rhimes. Enjoy your weekend! Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl 🙂  


Please join the DMV Nupes as they host their Annual Holiday Party @ Ozio’s. The Nupes will be Hosting on the Rooftop.

Friday, December 7


1813 M Street NW


Free until 10PM

Send names to RSVP@USUALSUSPECTZ.COM for complimentary entry.

Late Night: Complimentary Admission for Guys until 11pm, Ladies until 12am

Music by DJ Blaze (Spinning Top 40/Mashup/Hip Hop) on the Rooftop & DJ Chi Rizzo (Spinning Hip Hop & RnB on the 2nd floor)



Vocalist and Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alum Christie Dashiell returns to the Kennedy Center off of a hot run on NBC’s hit The Sing-Off, as part of the Howard University jazz/pop a cappella ensemble Afro Blue.

Friday, December 7

KC Jazz Club

2700 F Street NW

Get tickets here

16 bucks

7:30Pm & 9:30PM shows


Classic 70s, 80s, and 90s R&B, Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz, House, Reggae, and more. All classics, all night. Featuring some of the nation’s top DJs. Bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to sweat!

Friday, December 7


816 H Street NE


5 bucks



Give thanks to THE SHRINE for welcoming See-I for this special night of music you do not want to miss. This will be See-I’s last DC area show of 2012 and a rare chance to vibe with the band on a huge sound system in an intimate atmosphere. The Shrine happens every other Friday night at Tropicalia with resident DJs the Sol Power All Stars and special guests. DC’s own Sol Power crew rocks all the Afro.Latin.Brazilian.House.Disco.Funk you need. Jah Bless!

Friday, December 7


2001 14th St NW


5 bucks



National Zoo presents Zoo Lights a seasonal display of thousands of sparkling animated lights, winter-themed crafts, ice sculpting demonstrations, choral groups, and storytellers.

December 7-9

3001 Connecticut Ave NW  





The annual Downtown DC Holiday Market offers seasonal outdoor shopping with a festive atmosphere. The event features nearly 180 rotating exhibitors and artisans with approximately 50 each week, offering distinctive gifts for sale including fine art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, pottery, photography, clothing and specialty foods. The Downtown Holiday Market also includes local food and live musical entertainment.

Until December 23

F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery between 7th & 9th Streets, NW

Noon to 8PM


open house

Ausar Auset Society DC would like to invite you to our upcoming Open House. Sponsored by: the Association for Cultivation and Education (A.C.E.), Senbeb Cafe, Senbeb Natural Foods and the Sistrum Boutique.  This will be a one day event on December 8, 2012 which will showcase delicious produce, vitamins, prepared food, health & nutrition, Kamit philosophy & spirituality, Cultural clothing, books and decorations while also giving sincere thanks to our customers who continue to support us year after year.

Saturday, December 8

Senbeb Wellness Complex

6224 3rd Street, NW




Mark de Clive-Lowe with guests Nia Andrews (Common/Janelle Monae), Ben Williams (Pat Metheny) and Dana Hawkins … CHURCH is a whirlwind mix of live jazz, sampling and a DJ set. Fast becoming the discerning music-lovers’ and musicians’ event of choice, the first live set showcases the jazz side of MdCL, blending standards, groove explorations and classic trio interplay with resampling, electronics and live remixing. As the first set draws to a close, the guest DJ takes over the soundtrack while the tables and chairs are cleared away ready for MdCL to flip the script with the second set—a unique blend of live electronica and live remixing—the jazz club colliding head to head with the dance floor.

Sunday, December 9

Liv 2001 11th St NW

Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:30pm
Tickets: $10 (in advance)




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