Freedom Friday

Hello Wonderful Folks,

I hope you enjoyed your Fourth.  You are either recuperating from food overload, or like me, wondering why you didn’t request leave for today! 🙂  The weekend is here so I don’t feel too bad.

Check out some cool events below.

Love Peace and Blessings,

ThatKellieGirl 🙂


Tonight Ernest “C3”  Coleman and Friends are featured at Jazz in the Gardens.  This free concert series features an array of jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles–including salsa, blusion, xylophone, and Afrofunk–every Friday evening.

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

401 Constitution Ave NW

5:00- 8:30PM




Devine Nature presents… Gruv Boutique! Come groove every 1st Friday as we spin nothing but the best in Specialty Funk, Soul, and Exotic Beats! We dig in the crates to bring you Classic underground soul and rare grooves. Always guaranteed to be sticky like fondue!

Friday, July 5

Chez Billy

3815 Georgia Ave. NW





The 2013 African American Heritage Festival features an extensive selection of entertainment, cultural exhibits, contests, health screenings, education and financial empowerment activities. Visit more than 150 vending booths and attractions as well as enjoy 2 stages of entertainment during the 2-day celebration. This year’s festival offers something for everyone from shopping and food to spectacular performances, health screenings, children’s activities, arts, history, education and much more! Entertainment: Patti LaBelle, Fantasia, Raheem DeVaughn, and many more artists.

July 6-7

M & T Bank Stadium

1101 Russell Street, Baltimore, MD





Vakirai is a Zimbabwean-American singer-songwriter whose music is a uniquely fresh fusion of American folk and pop, African roots/spiritual music and American soul. His debut album titled, ‘Vakirai’ is an intensely personal body of music, whose vocals and wide-ranging instrumentation are delivered with wonderful energy and passion. ‘Vakirai’ is co-produced by J. Kofi Rozzell.

Saturday, July 6


2001 14th St NW


10 bucks



Supa Qool” DJ Quartermaine takes you back with the best of ’90s hip-hop, pop and R&B. .

Saturday July 6


2001 11th St NW

Arrive before 10:30 for an open bar and free admission



Sonic Diaspora presents Africana Endless Summer Series.  Thsi Sunday’s featured DJ is  King Selassie I Sound (Patty Boom Boom).

May 12-September 1

Sankofa Cafe

2714 Georgia Ave NW





The Uncle Devin Show is a live, musical experience for children and families by renowned drummer and percussionist Devin Walker. The show cultivates the minds of children through percussion instruments and is a dynamic cross between Fat Albert and Schoolhouse Rock. Uncle Devin has gained national acclaim as a leader in the children’s music industry. His “Uncle Devin’s Drum Tales” CD won a 2013 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award. He was a 2013 panelist and 2012 showcased artist at the annual KindieFest Conference, an artist on the roster of Young Audiences/Arts for Learning – Maryland, and was selected for two Library Summer Reading Programs in the Washington, DC area for 2013.

Sunday, July 7

Bladensburg Waterfront

4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg 20710





Kicking off this Sunday, the Hip Hop Theatre Festival will feature performances by national and international artists.  All events are free and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Some events are ticketed with tickets available online via RSVP, while most events are open to the public for walk-in.

Sunday, July 7

Throughout the District

Click here for schedule and tickets



Catch an outdoor movie this Sunday.

Check out E.T. at the National Harbor.  Sunday evenings in the summer, the Harbor presents free classic movies on the Plaza’s big screen. Seating is not provided, so attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Coolers and outside food and beverages are not allowed.

May 26-July 28

National Harbor

165 Waterfront St

National Harbor, MD 20745




The Golden Triangle BID and Heurich House Museum present the “Golden Cinema Series,” an outdoor movie festival held in the Dupont Circle.  Bring a blanket and enjoy Casablanca.

June 7-July 12

Heurich House Museum Courtyard

1307 New Hampshire Ave, NW



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