Freedom Friday


Hello Good People!

I want to take this moment to say “Happy Birthday” to my wonderful husband.  He doesn’t like much fanfare and the spotlight, so I will keep it sweet and short.  I just want to let him know that he means the world to me, and I am so happy to celebrate this special day with him, especially as his wife! 🙂

So happy birthday to my hubby and here’s to a great weekend!

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl 🙂


Sam “The Man” Burns birthday party! With DC’s finest selectors including “The Man” himself. How can you resist? We also tip the glass to Grace Jones and show tribute to the OG Afrofuturista!

Friday May 31


2001 14th St NW


5 bucks



DC powerhouses, Deborah Bond and Navasha Daya are in concert tonight at the Howard Theater. 

Friday May 31

Howard Theater

635 Florida Ave NW

8PM showtime

17.50 in advance ; 22.50 at the door



World renowned for the strength and resilience embodied in their music, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars perform at Artisphere Saturday, June 1 at 8pm with special guest DC-based and globally inspired DJ Underdog

Saturday June 1


1101 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington, VA 22209


25 bucks


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The Beltway BBQ… where cooks from up and down the East Coast will be competing for the grand prize and the opportunity to go to the National Competition in Kansas City!

May 31-June 1

Tucker Road Athletic Complex

1770 Tucker Road

Fort Washington, MD

Friday, May 31, 6-10 pm and Saturday, June 1, 12 noon-6 pm




The 26th annual Dance Africa festival celebrating the dance and music of the African Diaspora with special guests Umkhathi Theatre Works from Zimbabwe. Featuring some of the best African dance companies in the DC metropolitan area, this festival is guaranteed to inspire, invigorate, educate and entertain. Umkhathi Theatre Works is a multi-disciplinary performing arts ensemble based in the high-density suburb of Njube in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The ensemble has twenty full-time members and since establishment in 1997 has grown to be one of the top performing acts in Zimbabwe, providing dazzling productions for audiences of all ages.

June 1-2

Dance Place

3225 8th St NE

Outdoor Market, Noon -7:30PM – FREE

Click here for tickets and schedule of performances



Bowie’s largest community festival! Celebrate Bowie at Bowiefest! There will be entertainment on two stages, rides, a variety of food vendors, information booths, an arts and crafts area, and a business expo inside the Ice Arena.

Saturday June 1

Allen Pond Park

3330 Northview Drive, Bowie, MD





Imagination Bethesda is a children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts, including musical performances, dance troupes, roving entertainment and hands-on art & craft activities. The free event in downtown Bethesda features face painters, costume characters, balloonists, jugglers and more.

Saturday June 1

Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street in downtown Bethesda





The annual Taste of Georgetown showcases the spectacular cuisine of thirty of Washington, D.C.’s finest restaurants, highlighting Georgetown’s culinary personalities and featuring nearly sixty delectable dishes to sample, as well as wine pairings and the jazz talents of Blues Alley.

Saturday June 1

Wisconsin Avenue & M Street, NW


5 bucks per tasting



Enjoy a day of bikes, beer and bemusement at Tour De Fat! The event is free, yet all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants will help make Washington, DC a better place to ride a bike. Kids of all ages can ride funky bikes, eat delicious fare, relax in the grass, and participate in games and activities such as a “Thousand Person Dance Contest.

Saturday June 1

Yards Park

355 Water St SE


More info here



The Mayor’s Office on African Affairs enthusiastically invites you to the DC African Wellness Fête: a celebration of individual and community health.

Saturday June 1

Brightwood Education Campus

1300 Nicholson St. NW





“Family Affair All White Day Party” featuring performances by Suttle Thoughts, Chocolate City featuring Michelle Blackwell, Urban Rhythms Band, and DJ Casper on the 1’s and 2’s.

Saturday June 1


1222 I Street, NE


Get tickets here



Jazz in the ‘Hoods kicks off this weekend with a performance from Christie Dashiell.  She is a jazz/contemporary vocalist. Christie was born in Washington, DC and raised in Greenville, NC. Displaying an interest in music at an early age, her history includes performances with Afro Blue, Howard’s premiere jazz vocal ensemble recently noted for their phenomenal performance on NBC’s hit show The Sing-Off.

Sunday June 2

Bohemian Caverns

2001 11th St NW


15 bucks

Get tickets here



The dynamic, distinctive and captivating voice of Kim Burrell carries power to sooth and encourages the heart of people everywhere. The Houston native is revered by her peers in the music industry from both the spiritual and secular world. This humble Grammy Award nominee and Stellar Award winner has a true and undying passion for ministry and music.

Sunday June 2

Howard Theater

620 T St NW


Tickets: $37.50 advance, $42.50 day of show

Get tickets here

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