Freedom Friday: Juneteenth, Father’s Day & Me

Hello Good Folks!

I felt like the “Bamma of the Week” yesterday. I let those weather folks dupe me into staying home because of the BIG BAD STORM. Now granted, it is better to be safe than sorry. But I felt bamboozled because the sun was shining outside for most of the day in my area. Now I did see some very dark clouds past over my way, but nothing to stay home about. However, I laugh at the situation because it is an example of where you can’t overwhelm yourself with every bit of information swirling around you. You end up confusing yourself, and you don’t know what to do. So in those times of uncertainty or confusion, you just need to be still and listen to the spirit because it knows what’s best for you. Even though I was home, I was working which also made me realize that I wouldn’t want to work from home everyday. I felt so isolated and disconnected from everyone. Facebook just doesn’t cut real, live human interaction.

So this is a great weekend….Juneteenth, Father’s Day and my birthday. This year, my birthday falls on Father’s Day, so I tend to think that I am his ultimate gift. I mean if it wasn’t for me he wouldn’t be celebrating, right?! 🙂 All jokes aside though, I love and greatly appreciate my father. He sacrificed so much to give his family the world, and I am truly thankful. I also have to give a shout out to my baby sister born 1 day before my birthday. Growing up, I always wanted a twin (I guess that’s the Gemini in me). Well, I got one 21 years and 1 day later. Happy Sweet 16!

For the most part, I will be taking it easy for the weekend. I am “planned -out” from coordinating a wedding for over a year. I’ve decided for the rest of the year to just “go with the flow”! 🙂 Unless the hubby has some plans (and I am certain he does) I am relaxing, reflecting and enjoying my birthday. A lot has happened this year for me, and I know this is just the beginning. But I am very excited for what is yet to come.

Enjoy the weekend!

Peace, Love and Blessings,

ThatKellieGirl

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Truckeroo is a monthly festival held April thru October showcasing food trucks from the D.C. area.

Friday, June 14

Half and M Street, SE across from Navy Yard Metro Station

11AM-11PM

FREE

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rochelle

Come out for a good hang and some good music! Rochelle effortlessly combines jazz, soul, pop, and rock & roll.

Friday, June 14

Bloombars

3222 11th St NW

10 bucks

8PM

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Record Sale

For the HOTTEST Records, Book and Art Sale in the DMV this Spring! Vintage, Classic Works at Reasonable Prices.

Saturday June 15

1453 Chapin St. NW

9AM-2PM

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festival

Festival Afro-Bahia closes out this weekend. This is a week-long celebration of the culture of the state of Bahia in north-eastern Brazil.

June 11-16

Throughout the District

Click here for schedule and prices

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dcloft

D.C. Jazz Loft Series 2013 Blowout Show & Art Exhibition! Karriem Riggins Quartet + ERIMAJ with Heidi Martin + Siné Qua Non. Photographer Jati Lindsay will be exhibiting gorgeous, large-scale prints of his work, which focuses on jazz and D.C. culture.

Saturday, June 15

DC Jazz Loft

906 H St. NE

6PM-1AM

16 bucks
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quest
After rocking out at Krystal Kastles, DC Jazz Festival presents an afteparty event featuring DJ ?uestlove at The Howard Theatre. No Parking on The Dancefloor.
Saturday, June 15
Howard Theater
620 T St NW
11PM
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jontre
Join JONTRE at Tropicalia! Heatin’ up the dance floor with his catchy melodies, intelligent and up-lifting lyrics that make you dance, love and get a little crazy! Colombian Folkloric rhythms like Cumbia and Porro fuse seamlessly with tumbaos de Salsa, bolero, blues, funk and even merengue.
Sunday, June 16
Tropicalia
2001 14th St NW
8PM
10 bucks
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juneteenth_exhibit
The 6th Annual Juneteenth Celebration is a FREE family event open to the public, and will be held rain or shine. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The Juneteenth Celebration offers culturally inspired hdance and musical performances including traditional African dance with contemporary military movements by Taritibu Youth Association, urban dance moves by Savage X.

Saturday, June 15
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD
11:30AM-5PM
Free
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crystalcar_2013
First annual Father’s Day Car Festival will showcase innovative electric vehicles, area sports car auto clubs, classic muscle cars, and more. Vornado/Charles E. Smith’s will participate by showing off their new charging stations and Chevrolet Volt fleet. The Washington Wine Academy will host a beer garden to further enhance the experience and celebrate Father’s Day in style.
Sunday June 16
2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA
2PM-6PM
FREE
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urban
Music that soothes your soul… Comedy that uplifts & heals your heart ……& Poetry that enlightens your mind… Come Join us as we inspire your mind..body..and soul Featuring Leon Timbo, Sean Sarvis, and Von Vargas.
Sunday, June 16
Busboys & Poets
5331 Baltimore Ave Hyattsville MD 20781
5PM show and 7pm show
20 bucks in advance / 25 bucks at the door
Get tickets here
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Closing out the DC Jazz Fest, Nasar Abadey Quartet will be performing
Sunday June 16
Anacostia Art Gallery
2806 Bruce Pl SE
4PM
Free
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daylight
Daylight…R&B Dance Classics Soulful House 80’s 90’s
Saturday, June 16
Liv
2001 11th St NW
7PM

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